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For travellers of lands afar
« on: May 16, 2024, 07:28:47 pm »
*Posted on the boards of multiple towns reads the following*
Those who would travel to Wandering Dunes of Dregar!
Strange Fiery Beasts sighted at Black Hills, north of North Fort at ant hill and also where the gigantic scorpions breed.
Be cautious, stay unseen if you can.

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Re: For travellers of lands afar: Fire in the Blood
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2024, 11:56:47 am »
Sederen sandseers and allied mages were seen meeting with known and suspected stonebound. Officials around the world suspect it has to do with recruitment to fend off desert invaders. How many stonebound agreed to join the Sederens is unknown.

What is known is that an army of fiery beings has currently laid siege to Audira, and surrounds the city. Reports indicate the army consists of fire giants, fire elementals, beings that "walk" on fire instead of with legs, and other strange, deadly creatures. No demands have yet been made by this invading army, but the defenses of Audira are tested daily by the invaders.

The Sederens discovered this invading army weeks before it arrived at Audira. The origin of the "flamewalkers," as they are now being called, is unknown, but from all reports simply appeared in the middle of the Great Desert and began heading toward Audira. The Jnaar sent diplomats to meet with the flamewalkers' forces, but the flamewalkers slew all the messengers and diplomats. Bracing for war, Sedera reached out to its allies for military support. Trelania, Brelin, and the Boyers (including a contingent of dwarves from the Runic Anvil), all spared some forces to aid Audira. Despite not being official allies, Rael also sent forces to aid Audira, much like during the conflict with the Green Dragon Cult out of Kuhl. While not providing official aid, Succession allowed mercenary forces to join the allied forces in defending Audira.

All the aid, however, was projected to arrive after the flamewalker army arrived at the Sederen capitol. Dsen Ravorninin, the third son of the Jnaar and one of Sedera's military commanders, was tasked with finding a way to delay the invading army long enough for allied forces to arrive to fortify Audira. It's said that he lead a force of mercenaries that included a handful of veteran stonebound in multiple hit-and-run strikes against the flamewalkers. Using some manner of traps combined with magic that caused the sand around the flamewalker army to be disrupted on such a scale as to bury portions of the army, Commander Dsen was able to delay the forward progress of the flamewalkers long enough for allied reinforcements to arrive, preventing the feared loss of Audira to the flamewalkers. The Jnaar has commended the efforts of Dsen and the special forces he lead on what was expected to be a suicide mission.

The war, however, has just begun, so there is no time for celebration. So far, there is a stalemate between Sedera and the attacking flamewalkers. If the Jnaar doesn't find a way to defeat the invaders, it may be the end of Sedera, nevermind the threat these invaders may pose to surrounding kingdoms.

/// PCs participating in the Fire in the Blood quest series, please use this thread to add extra RP, list PC actions, etc. Also, I have formed a chat in Discord for direct RP between PCs. ///
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Re: For travellers of lands afar
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2024, 02:18:33 pm »
 When the party left the field of battle, Sophia instructed Wev to stay in the shadows and hidden. 
 She returns to the city with the others.  She partakes of the Prince's hospitality  and once she has bathed the sand and blood off herself, had a chance to eat and drink she retires to the room assigned to her.  With the sun down she uses the safety and quiet to reach her consciousness out to connect with her familiar
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Re: For travellers of lands afar
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 01:51:21 pm »
While performing their regular treasure hunt on Alindor, Bron happens to join Gorm and Kat.  He mentions seeing creatures of fire in desert when he was exiting the silver mines and how they filled the desert.   Kat would like to follow up on this rumor at the Port Hempshire docks and any incoming trade vessels.  She is trying to ascertain if the Foundations aid is required in the area.
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Re: For travellers of lands afar
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2024, 04:36:48 am »
*Vrebel walks into the Hilm Protectorate and submits a report with maps of the desert near Audira.  He reveals that he recently was in the area mining silver and gathering topaz in the caves and saw no invaders during his trip from those caves to Point Dart.  He advises the situation is obviously fluid but that he hopes his report can aid in their battle strategy and in the gathering of any resources.*
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Re: For travellers of lands afar
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2024, 05:13:30 am »
Bron acquired heavy chests of goods for Vanovar and with Hank and Tipsy, fought their way through the fiery foes to deliver the goods. More than his beard was threatened by the potent flames in the long and arduous battle!
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Re: For travellers of lands afar
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2024, 12:45:21 am »
*Vrebel updates his report with the Protectorate to include the following:*  After hearing of sighting and the siege of Audira I decided to go back out to scout the Wandering Dunes.  I started at Point Dart and ventured into the desert.  Upon approaching the silver cave I began seeing signs of enemy.  Scooting up on my belly I was able to sight a massive horde besieging the walls of Audira.  Mostly primal elementals and large magma beasts.  I was able to pick off two fire giant sorceresses without alerting the rest of the horde.  I would advise any group engaging to come from the south as I did.  Just watch your back for reinforcements