Xae’raan Thiaroe is missing! Her helmet being found on the ocean’s floor just minutes after a series of explosions and lights lit up both sky and waters.
Alithia, Matron of the Deep
I ventured to the beach to attend the Honor Ceremony for Alithia on Thursday. Ceremony concluded, I chose to remain on the beach to enjoy the ongoing festivities. All seemed well and I was just starting to gather my things to head back to the den when a huge shadow passed overhead At that point things started happening very fast.
A large wyvern passed directly over where I was seated on the beach. I watched it circle a spot over the reef. Then BOOM! A series of lights and explosions rent the air and seas around me. The lights and noise were intense and blinding. I fell onto the sand but when I looked up again I saw the wyvern raising into the air over the waters with a large net tangled in his talons and a wildly thrashing form inside. All this happened very quickly.. But then even while I was watching – the wyvern and it’s bundle vanished! As if never having been there at all.
A Talisae Missing!
I fled the area immediately but have since learned that Talisae Xae’raan has been taken! Her helmet was found on the ocean floor and I suspect that was her struggling form I saw being carried off by the wyvern. We have no idea if she is alive or dead at this point. And thus far she appears to be the only one missing. We can only hope that she still survives.
I fear that this is the work of Shalan’ti. Several of Princess Lihen’s sailors were murdered here last month. Most bodies not recovered but the signs in evidence pointed toward an aquatic attack. The normally demure princess quite angry about it. Her Vega family heritage clearly visible as she spoke on vengeance. Stormstead is in a tenuous position. Kuvari’s Deep is a powerful force which we cannot afford to antagonize. And the Shalan’ti aristocracy could make things very rough for us if we side openly with the Deepers. We will have to use both caution and discretion as we move forward. The Talisae must be found. Let us hope she is still alive and of sound mind.
Submitted OOcly by Blanche Fralto
See “Shalan’ti Strikes Back” Event Info at: http://www.mystsofeyr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4977#p13552
There has been a ripple in the waves signifying a change within Eyr’s waters. Xae’raan Thiaroe , an eel mer whose helmeted countenance has become a familiar sight within the waters has risen to the rank of Talisae within Kuvari’s Deep. Wanton Aime and Blanche Greyling of Stormstead reached out to meet with the Talisae to negotiate passage terms for the the village’s ship, ‘Swallowed Pride.”
The ‘Swallowed Pride’
A verbal agreement has been reached between factions and safety guaranteed for the “Swallowed Pride” that should prove beneficial to both factions. The Deepers shall be entitled to first selection of up to 10% of goods arriving in Stormstead and trade goods routed for Shalan’ti. Passenger fare will be adjusted to include 10% passage fee for those arriving or departing via the ship.
Pleasing news came as an invitation was extended
Alithia, Spear Bearer of Kuvari’s Deep
by the Talisae herself.
An honor ceremony is to be held on Thursday (Starting Thursday, March 30 @ 5PM SLT) to honor Alithia.
The siren Alithia is a well known and loved figure to many here in Eyr. This event will be open to any and all who wish to attend. Talisae Xae’raan reported that breathing potions would be made available and those feeling comfortable enough might even try their hand at the jousting event following the ceremony.
Stormstead citizens are wary. Experience has taught us this. We have seen much treachery and unbalance. But these first attempts at negotiation and meeting have left the council feeling cautiously optimistic about future relations. Time will tell.
Submitted OOcly by Blanche Fralto
A fire burned tonight upon the Moei Mound, though its light paled in comparison to the lost life it symbolizes.
Ornith’s Funeral Pyre at the Moei Mound
The denizens of Eyr said goodbye to one of their own tonight; Ornith fell in a skirmish Monday night with Ebon Reach. To honor her life and memory, a pyre was constructed, and the shell that had once held the bright soul was cremated.
Ornith was many things to all of us – friend, mentor, beloved, wife, and Myan. Her calm demeanor diffused many tense moments, and her wisdom and caring oft times brought out the better side of those she spent time with.
It was hard not to like the quiet cleric, and so it is with heavy hearts that we gathered to wish her farewell.
The Moei Asing are not left completely leaderless, as Khanya Silongo and Juni Gynn will be doing their best to keep the faction going. Juni, representing the two Verdicts at the funeral, informed those gathered that she and Khanya will be filling in until Ame chooses another leader for the faction. She also issued a statement that, until further notice, anyone swearing fealty to the imp of Ebon Reach will not be welcome in Tilikambo.