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Acacea

Posted at the Stormcrest Shack
« on: January 14, 2015, 03:40:15 pm »
For a time, a mess of different parchments and map scraps were seen inside the Shack where notices or requests used to be hung. The handwriting was so messy as to be indecipherable, with sentences at times seeming to be in pieces on different pages, and terms that could be nonsense or some sort of slang or technical jargon used profusely throughout. Nicknames that might be descriptive to someone offer little hint of what person or places they reference, and at times the writing is not even oriented to the page but rather upside down or in an imaginary margin. After a few days, they are replaced with a smaller number of neater pages, carefully printed in a small block script. CONSTELLATIONS SHIFT
  • PRUNILLA'S GIFT FOLLOWED BY SHINDALERIA'S GREAT TIDE
  • ONE MONTH LATER, LUCINDA'S FOLLOWED BY DORAND'S
  • ANOTHER MONTH LATER, GORAN FOLLOWED BY DELIAR
  • ANOTHER MONTH LATER, ARAGEN'S BOOK TAKES ITS PLACE IN CENTER
  • PRIOR TO ARAGEN'S APPEARANCE, THE SIX WERE ROTATING TOGETHER AROUND THE CENTER
POSSIBLE MAGICAL DISTURBANCES
  • AN INCREASE IN SPONTANEOUS CHANNELING OF THE AL'NOTH APPEARS TO CORRELATE WITH TIME
  • NUMBERS MAY ONLY CORRELATE DUE TO INCREASED AWARENESS OF STRANGENESS BECAUSE OF THE TIMES
  • REPORTS OF MANIFESTATION OF ABILITIES DESCRIBE THOSE OUTSIDE OF THE USUAL - EG THE VERY OLD OR VERY YOUNG
  • ONE EXAMINER REPORTED THAT AN OBSERVED MANIFESTATION WAS NOT ARCANE IN NATURE, BUT DIVINE
  • WHEN DOING A SEEKING FOR A BOY WHO HAD NEWLY DEVELOPED HIS GIFTS, A VISION WAS HAD, MOVING GENERATIONS BACK, SEEING THE SKY, SIX POINTS OF LIGHT AROUND A SEVENTH BECOMING BRIGHTER THAN ALL THE REST. THEY BECAME ONE AND MORE POWER THAN THE SEER  COULD BEAR, ENDING HER VISION AND HER SIGHT. 
THE MISSING
  • A VERY SMALL SAMPLING OF 'NEWLY GIFTED' ARE KNOWN TO HAVE 'DISAPPEARED'
  • ATTEMPTS AT SCRYING ON TWO(?) OCCASIONS RETURNED ONLY AN IMPRESSION OF DARKNESS, AND SOMEWHERE BENEATH
  • DUE TO HIGH NUMBER OF MISSING EVERY DAY, EXACT NUMBERS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO DEFINE
  • DUE TO NATURE OF THE MANIFESTATION OF ABILITIES AND THE DIFFICULTY IN FINDING IF SOMEONE MISSING IS 'MYSTERIOUSLY' MISSING, ESTABLISHING A DEFINITE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TWO IN ALL OR EVEN MOST CASES WAS IMPOSSIBLE - IN THOSE SORTED CAREFULLY THROUGH HOWEVER, IT WAS SUGGESTIVE
  • THE MISSING APPEARED TO OCCUR ACROSS RACES, GENDERS, AND CONTINENTS
THE WALL
  • A DIG SITE IN THE BRECH MOUNTAINS ATTRACTED NEW INTEREST FROM MULTIPLE PARTIES DUE TO CONSTELLATION SHIFTS IN THE HEAVENS MATCHING THOSE DEPICTED ON PRE-CATACLYSMIC WALL FRAGMENT
  • THE CHANGES IN THE LAND BOTH CATASTROPHICALLY FAST AND SLOW OVER TIME MAKE THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE WALLS PREVIOUS LOCATION OR THE CONSTRUCTION IT BELONGED TO UNKNOWN
  • EROSION AND EFFORTS AT BRINGING IT TO LIGHT MADE THE PATTERN NOT ENTIRELY MATCHING, AS THE WALL WAS ONLY A FRAGMENT, HOWEVER WE INFER FROM THE SYMBOLS PRESENT THAT THE CONJOINED STARS DEPICTED PRIOR TO THE CATACLYSM ARE THE SAME AS ARE NOW REFLECTED IN THE HEAVENS, LEADING US TO CONJECTURE PROPHECY, WHICH LATER EVIDENCE SHOWED TO BE EITHER NOT THE CASE, OR AT LEAST NOT EXCLUSIVELY THE CASE.
  • THE STONE ITSELF DID NOT BELONG TO THE AREA, AS IMPLIED, AND NOTHING ABOUT THE FRAGMENT OR THE AREA ITSELF WAS INHERENTLY MAGICAL. ITS SIGNIFICANCE WAS BEING THE LIFE WORK OF AN ARCHAEOLOGIST, AND DREW INTEREST DUE TO PRESENT TIMES.
BYDELL CASTLE
  • THE RESEARCH PUTTING FORWARD THE ARCHAEOLOGIST'S HYPOTHESIS OF THE WALL HAVING EXISTED PRIOR TO THE CATACLYSM WAS GIVEN AS REQUESTED TO THE ARAGENITES AT BYDELL CASTLE
  • IT WAS ACCEPTED THERE BY ARAGENITES WHO IMPLIED THAT THERE WERE MORE INDICATIONS OF PROPHECY OR PRIOR SHIFTS OF THIS NATURE
  • ONE SUCH EXAMPLE WAS A SET OF SHIP LOGS DATED VERY BROADLY AS BEING AFTER THE DRAGON WARS AND BEFORE THE CATACLYSM.
  • THE CAPTAIN IN QUESTION WAS PROBABLY CALLED BLACKTHORN, ORIGINS IF AT ALL RELEVANT DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE LOGS AND THE NECESSITY OF CROSS-REFERENCING WITH PRE-CATACLYSMIC GEOGRAPHY. TRANSCRIPTION WAS INCOMPLETE AT TIME OF VISITATION
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LOGS WAS THEIR REFERENCING OF THE CONJOINED CONSTELLATIONS, SIGNIFYING THAT ANY REFERENCES TO IT WERE LIKELY NOT MERELY PROPHETIC.
  • TO RE-ITERATE, THE CONSTELLATIONS HAVE TAKEN THIS SAME PATTERN BEFORE
  • THE LOGS WERE DONATED SOME THREE HUNDRED YEARS AGO; THE DONOR WAS REQUESTED
THE RETURN
  • AN ELF (REFERRED TO AS ERA) MISSING FROM BYDELL ARRIVED AT THE GATES IN ILL HEALTH. ARAGENITES REPORTED THAT HEALING MAGIC POSSIBLY INTERFERED WITH WHATEVER WAS HOLDING HIM TOGETHER. HE AGED AND DECAYED QUICKLY, TO THE POINT OF DISINTEGRATION. HE SPOKE OF FAMILY ON VANAVAR
  • A TRIP TO VANAVAR LED TO SPEAKING WITH FAMILY, AND THE LEARNING OF A LEGEND OF FIVE FAMILIES WHO SAVED THE WORLD FROM BEASTS AND A CHAMBER UNDERGROUND WHERE THE GODS ARE PRESENT
  • LEGENDS ALONG THESE LINES ARE NOT UNKNOWN OR EVEN UNCOMMON, HOWEVER UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND CORRELATIONS WITH GODS AND UNDERGROUND AND FAMILY TIMES AT THIS TIME SEEM RELEVANT
  • A GROUP BACKTRAILING THE ELF IN BYDELL TO SEE WHERE HE WALKED FROM LOST HIS OLD AND DIFFICULT TRAIL IN THE TAUR'EN HILLS, DUE EAST OF BYDELL. HE APPEARED TO HAVE STARTED OUT SOUND OF BODY AND MADE HIS WAY WITH COURSE CORRECTION STEADILY WEST FOR THE CASTLE, POSSIBLY RESTING ONLY WHEN HE COLLAPSED. HE BECAME INCREASINGLY UNSOUND AS HE CONTINUED UNTIL HE NEARED THE GATES, WHERE HE WAS FOUND IN POOR CONDITION BY THE GUARDS AND GIVEN TO THE ARAGENITE HEALERS
  • NO MAGICAL ANOMALIES WERE DETECTED NEAR WHERE THE LAST SIGNS OF HIS PASSAGE WERE NOR FURTHER ON
  • OTHER MISSING BEGAN RETURNING IN THE SAME MANNER - SEEMING TO RETURN ON FOOT TO THEIR HOMES ONLY TO DECAY RAPIDLY AND FALL INTO NOTHING, LEADING TO PLAGUE SCARES AND PREVENTATIVE QUARANTINES
  • ACTUAL CAUSE OF 'FASTROT' UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. POSSIBLE SUGGESTIONS HAVE BEEN PLANAR TRAVEL (MULTIPLE DISCREPANCIES), GEAS (TO WHAT END?), ENERGIES BEING USED BY SOMETHING WHERE THEY WERE (SAME), AND OTHER VAGUE SPECULATIONS UNTIL FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE OVERALL PURPOSE/MOTIVES OF THEIR DISAPPEARANCES AND CONDITIONS ARE FOUND.
THE LETTER - FROM SOMEONE TO SOMEONE ELSE
  • STORIES IMPORTANT REMEMBER TELL OTHERS NOW IS TIME. FIVE FAMILIES WILL SAVE STARS CONJOINED AS BEFORE (WORD - CATACLYSM?) IS SIGNAL MOST FORGOTTEN. TOLD BY GRANDFATHER. DIFFICULT TO BREATH VERY TIRED. HALL OF SEVEN MUST FIND ANSWERS IMPORTANT HIDDEN DEEP FRACTURED MOVED PROTECTED DANGEROUS START AT THE EYE SEEK EVER DEEPER. DARK CANNOT BREATHE COLD MUST REST COLD MUST REST
  • POSSIBLY THE LAST WRITINGS OF A VERY OLD AND INFIRM ELF BEFORE PASSING ANONYMITY HERE PRESERVED
  • TWO SPOTS WERE SEARED ONTO THE PARCHMENT ABOUT THE SIZE OF A FINGER BONE. IS THIS SIGNIFICANT? AT THIS TIME THERE IS STILL NO WAY OF KNOWING

LEADS THAT COULD BE FOLLOWED - TIME IS VERY RELEVANT SO THE MORE HANDS DIVVYING UP SMALL TASKS THE BETTERKNOWLEDGEABLE PERSONS SUGGESTED -

  • MORAKEN - REQUEST SENT
  •  XORA - REQUEST SENT
  • THE SILKWOOD WITCH - ?
  • BARONESS ATHALIA IMJAM - ~Kyle
  • DAMAN OF THE TRIBES - ?
  • MELIZAPHEI HILLIARANAME - ?
  • KING COLDROCK OF ULGRID - REQUEST SENT
  • THE GOLDEN EMERALD - REQUEST NOT POSSIBLE, VISITATION REMAINS ALTERNATIVE
FOLLOW-UPS SUGGESTED
  • SHIP LOG TRANSCRIPTION SHOULD BE COMPLETE, REQUEST HANDS TO BYDELL FOR REMAINDER AND REQUEST TRANSLATION OF THE ELVEN WORD OR NAME bielaebisáimf AS WELL AS SEEKING RELEVANT LEGENDS WITH NEW INFORMATION - FIVE FAMILIES, HALL OF SEVEN ~ Moustache
  • DONOR OF SHIP LOGS MAY HAVE BEEN COLLECTOR - A FOLLOW UP MAY FIND ADDITIONAL PRE-CATACYLSMIC DOCUMENTS, OR MORE LIKELY, NOTHING
  • SOMEONE MAY RETURN TO THE DIG SITE TO INFORM THE GNOME THAT HIS WORK IS  BEING REVIEWED BY THE ARCHIVISTS AND FIND OUT IF THERE HAVE BEEN FURTHER VISITORS TO THE SITE AND OF WHAT NATURE. A SLENDER THREAD BUT A COURTESY. REST ASSURED THAT ALL OF THE GODS REPRESENTED HAVE ENEMIES, AND IF SOME HAVE LEGENDS OF SAVING THE WORLD, SOME WILL HAVE LEGENDS OF PREVENTING IT FROM BEING SAVED ~Charm
  • REQUEST PARTY TO GREAT LIBRARY FOR PRIOR INSTANCES OF CONJOINED STARS NOW THAT IT IS MOSTLY CONFIRMED, LEGENDS OF FAMILIES OR THE HALL OF SEVEN ~Plenarius?
  • SAMPLES OF THE BYDELL ELFS REMAINS WERE TAKEN BY A WIZARD OF UNKNOWN NAME. SOMEONE PRESENT IS BOUND TO HAVE KNOWN HIS NAME AND WHERE TO CONTACT HIM FOR RESULTS
  • FAMILY LEGENDS OFFER SOME SUGGESTION THAT INSTANCES OF MULTIPLE FAMILY MEMBERS DISAPPEARING MAY NOT BE COINCIDENCE - RETURNING TO INVESTIGATE BLOODLINES MAY BE RELEVANT BUT WILL BE DIFFICULT, AS MOST WILL BE UNAWARE OF THEIR OWN HERITAGES, PARTICULARLY HUMANS. ELVES HAVE LONGEST GENERATIONS BUT CHOOSING OTHER RACES MAY HELP LOCATE OTHER FAMILIES IF THEY ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RACES. REMEMBER THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST FAMILY TO STRANGE AND FEARFUL CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • "START AT THE EYE, SEEK EVER DEEPER" MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS EXIST, ALL MAY BE INVESTIGATED - DUNGEON OF THE EYE IN PROGRESS, OTHER LOCATIONS NAMED FOR SUCH SHOULD BE AS WELL, THOUGH THERE ARE MANY WHEN OLD AND NEW AND RACIAL OR LOCAL NAMES ARE FACTORED IN. ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS HAVE BEEN VARIOUS CENTERS, THE WORLD PRIOR TO THE CATACLYSM, OR THE CATACLYSM ITSELF IF SUCH A THING HAD SOMETHING SIMILAR.
WHEN PURSUING ANY INFORMATION IT MAY BE PRUDENT TO FIND OUT IF ANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN ASKING THE SAME.INFORMATION FOUND MAY BE POSTED AT THE SHACK OR TOLD TO INTERESTED PARTIES SIR DANIEL BENJAMIN POETR, BIRD LORD PLENARIUS ASHALEY, ANDREW REID, ELOHANNA, KATELYN POETR, DANIELLA STORMHAVEN, THE HALFLINGS QUENTON, CHARM, IRI AMBERCRESS

((This information, however presented, is IC, and so may or may not suffer from unreliable narrator. Corrections and further information should be given IC as well. The names given are those that have been talking plot lately and not representative of all of those involved. This information is now public and especially intended specifically for those not mentioned here for catchup. ))

 

cbnicholson

Daniel reads intently for a
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 08:11:17 am »

Daniel reads intently for a l0ng time then mutters, "And she says she has no magic, bah, she would put a Rofireinite lore scribe to shame with this bit."

"Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face." 

Oscar Wilde
 

SteveJW

*Kyle peruses the myriad of
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 05:43:46 pm »

*Kyle peruses the myriad of notices as he stops by the Shack to rest. He stops reading when he sees Baroness Injam's name. He jots down a short note to Daniel Poetr*

Daniel,

If it is permitted...I will go to Erylin to speak with Baroness Injam. Ferrit and I have some standing in Erylin and may be able to gather some information on the five families unless someone has already spoken to her.

Kyle

 

 

 

Charm2009

*As Charm reads over the
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 09:04:40 pm »

*As Charm reads over the notice, pointing at the text with her finger and mouthing each word, she jerks back at the part about returning to the dig site.*
 

*She takes the quill and ink from her pack and scribes "Charm" at the end of that action item*

 

*As she stows the writing instruments, she tilts her head this way and that surveying her writing to make sure it is obvious of her intent. She give a final nod and heads to the dig site patting the stone in her pocket.*

 

cbnicholson

Daniel dispatches a letter to
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 09:46:57 am »

Daniel dispatches a letter to the Library in Bydel requesting an update on the wall research and also asks if the following could be referenced.  He promises a future service of several stacks of rare mahogany paper to the temple in exchange for any help.  The list is as follows:

bielaebisáimf - Elven word mentioned prominently in a relevant letter for Aa-ry's grandfather.

FIVE FAMILIES, HALL OF SEVEN.

Daniel makes a copy of Acacea's notes and forwards them.  One with his request to Bydel (sealed and marked for the Head Librarian only) and another with a full report of his activities to Justicar Reus(His eyes only, sealed) in Vehl.

 

 

"Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face." 

Oscar Wilde
 

SteveJW

//Will these follow-ups be in
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 03:07:11 pm »

//Will these follow-ups be in game or forum? I've not seen anything put up on the calendar...

 

Acacea

((Any actions your characters
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2015, 03:12:25 pm »

((Any actions your characters take are up to you, just as if a list had not been posted. Anything mentioned here was just something that came up in discussion with people talking plot to give people ideas of where they might independently pursue information - if you're going to do something, send a PM to relevant DMs or post a thread! ;) In most of these cases there would be no need for a gathering where a letter or a single visit could do - especially if there ends up being no information to be had in that direction.))

 

cbnicholson

All, I have some bits of
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 10:50:20 am »

All, I have some bits of news.

First off, there appears to be some similiarities between the wall etchings and the logs from the ship.  The log and charts are pre cataclysmic in nature and describe the alignment of the stars.  Near as I can tell the Captain and crew had their curious reaction to viewing this change.  As many of us suspected, this has happened before.   If we wish to learn more on that matter, another visit to Bydel is in order due to the complexities involved.  I can do such a journey, but it will take some time, or we can go as a group.  I leave the matter open to discussion.

The word "bielaebisáimf" is a archiac and localized elvish word meaning upheaval, great change , or even possibly cataclysm.

Five families and Hall of Seven - requires more specifics, as Acacea has pointed out, there exist too many myths and legends to narrow this field of inquiry at this time.

I hate to add to our growing list, but Bydel is most curious as the result of the study of Ary's remains.  Has anyone seen that wizard fellow who took them recently?  I never got his name.

Daniel Poetr, High Protector of Rofirein, Knight Captain of the Wyrm

**Daniel makes a stop in Vehl upon receiving the notice and asks for an audience with Justicar Reus*

"Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face." 

Oscar Wilde
 

Acacea

Dear Moustache,The captain's
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2015, 12:08:25 pm »

Dear Moustache,

The captain's logs were one of the main reasons we knew the movements had happened before, sorry if you didn't believe me! Except not really! I'd hoped they would be done transcribing the rest, but maybe they did and there was just nothing else interesting in them, which would not be surprising! Random floggings are only interesting to Xeenites!

So wonderful on getting random elvish words translated! Context! Another dart to throw! One painfully random clue at a time, eh? EH?

"five families will save"
"stars conjoined as before"
"change/upheaval/cataclysm is signal most forgotten" (the stars signaled THE Cataclysm, or some more generic upheaval (like in the heavens?) is a forgotten signal to something else?)
"hall of seven must find answers important hidden deep fractured moved protected dangerous" (welp)
"start at the Eye seek ever deeper"

~Chimes

PS Isn't it funny that I am essentially speaking to you from the past right now? I am communicating with the future! Wizards think they are so clever.

 

Acacea

Pieces, pieces, everywhere,
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2015, 01:02:41 pm »

Pieces, pieces, everywhere, and not a drop to drink... I don't think that's how that goes... It goes now! In any case, some of us have been speaking here and there and everywhere and trying to connect dots. Some calls were sent out by others for information and we have not heard back, and some others have been out of the proverbial loop for absolutely ever or never were introduced to said loop in the first place and could use an introduction!

We should all get together and compare notes and get on the same page before we are all swallowed by soul sucking monsters from the Deep. May I suggest! Center! Though I have to comment that it is awfully strange visiting places you remember as large towns baking scrumptious pies and finding them to be tents and shanties atop of ruins... alas, the years blur...

Perhaps in a week's time or so we may meet there and strangle one another! Look forward to it!

~Chimes

((Just an excuse to be in Center tomorrow if one is needed for new and old alike. Acacea will be around early to 'help' with any fill-in or catchup beforehand.))

 

 

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