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The unbridled convergence of malevolence – a void story.

It seems that a plague of unholy darkness is upon us. Beginning in the depths of the stone laden Ebon Reach, finally breaking its bonds and flowing upon the surface freely now. What dark ritual began this malevolence, the wretched creature could not tell me. So heavy laden with fear and weakened by the void energies he had been exposed to. I did my best to comfort him. He called himself, begotten of Yang. I asked him what business such a holy creature had in the dark depths. He told me he was curious. When daylight is upon the surface of the land and filters through the trees upon the high mountains and even the depths of the water see such vestiges of sun, there is an absence of fear and pride takes hold. Believing we are safe from what lurks below. These were his words. As a warrior, he desired to rid himself of pride, as prescribed to him by Myan Ornith, many months ago. So he decided to complete the ritual of cleansing by traveling into the darkest depths of the Reach. To show to himself true fear, to feel it and to know he could meet his match in battle. To hold that as his mantle that he might be overcome by his own self confidence. A healthy dose of humility he called it.

By his own account, three beings stood before the Void. Though he could not name it as such. I knew it by his description, a swirling vortex of darkness and intense energy. I’ve felt it myself before, in a man I cleansed of its dark influence. And in my recent encounter with a voidling. Three beings of cruel appearance stood before the void and summoned them by prayer and sacrifice. He spoke of watching them for only a few minutes before such fear and dark energy overwhelmed him that he could no longer keep his eyes open. And he could not retreat, because he had sneaked into a heavily protected dominion, locked in by a heavy stone door. So he sat there and listened to their incantations and warped words of worship and as they cast their magic upon the void to call forth doom, as he spoke of it, he screamed and prepared for his demise. Crawling away into the dark tunnels and hiding. However a great explosion and deafening boom  had drowned out his cry of agony. That’s when the story catches up to what others already know. The gloom cast over the land during the cataclysmic explosion of void energy, opened the void rifts that now hold us captive in trepidation upon this land.

The enormous rifts of untold power and influence soar skyward, a disc of enormous density spins and sheds its dark energy as thick tendrils of blackness. The area consumed by darkness as the effect spreads outward. People have reported physical corruption, delusions and fear while in close proximity to the rifts. Other effects are less tangible, but one thing seems clear, the void has torn a rift in our material plane and the energies being released upon Eyr are dark and dangerous to living creatures. We know that holy magic can slow the progress of the void rifts, even weaken them considerably. Thwarting the influence of their void energy upon the land. A final cure has yet to be found. However, a few intrepid souls are formulating a plan to end the Reach’s reign of terror. Of course, I won’t divulge that plan in case prying eyes have decided to engage in good literature. Let’s just say,  the commonly known thing about fear, is that it leads good people to do things they would not normally do. I will leave our dear readers to decide if such things are truly for our collective benefit. Or merely at the whims of a select few. 

– account written by Arelea

(ooc submitted by eiirwen)

Join us for the exciting conclusion to the “unbridled convergence of malevolence” event… the final battle: Sunday July 30th @ 5pm slt.

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Eyr’s Entertainers Sponsor an afternoon of Hedonism!

Eyr’s Entertaining Troupe is sponsoring a “Hedonistic Happy Hour” on the Sandy Beach!  Hedonistic Happy Hour

Times have been good.   Game is plentiful and the suckling boar especially tasty.  Fruits and nuts are in season.  Mangos, passionfruit, coconuts, durien, sugar apples and nuts are scattered throughout the jungle.   The pirates are dead (again) and it is a time of fatness and plenty.

As such, Eyr’s Entertainers are hosting a Hedonistic Happy Hour on the Sandy Beach.  There will be music, dancing along with food and drink that even Aradian aristocracy would envy!  

It is time to dress up in your finest to join us for an afternoon of laughter, fun and dancing on the beach at 2 hours past the noonday sun on Saturday. 

~ Blanche Fralto, Stormstead Quartermaster


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto
Event Info:  “Mother of all Revenge” 

http://www.mystsofeyr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=5568

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A Time for Celebration

Culture Faire Sign.Rev2Our sailors have been put to rest and the dead pirate’s are no longer terrorizing our corner of the island.  It is a time of sadness for those lost and a time for renewal.  We can use this time to to bounce back.  Recuperate.  Build our stores.  I for one am grateful for the chance to look forward to something positive in our future. 

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Scald – Hand Crafted Goods & Trades

With this thought in mind I would like to announce that Scald, Hand Crafted’s owner, is hosting a Cultural Faire the weekend of May 5-6.  The event will be held on the beach in conjunction with our trade fair.   A covered area will be set up for people to display their own arts and talents. We consider all craftsmanship a work of art.  Those that create fine knives are as welcome as those who create pots or make jewelry.  A staging area will also be available to allow for storytelling and dance.   And of course we shall not forget food and drink.  There should be ample for all. 

Everyone is free to bring their own artwork and displays to set up as well as opportunity to showcase your talents. If you have any special considerations or questions, please contact Scald at the Hand Crafted dock.

This event will be ran in conjunction with our monthly Trade Fair.  But please… keep in mind that trade goods will be slim this month. The Salty Swallow will be leaving port severely shorthanded.  First order of business will be sailor recruitment in either Shalan’ti or Aradia.

~ Blanche Greyling
Rumour Mill Journalist


Submitted OOCLy by Blanche Fralto
Additional Event Info Here:  Cultural Faire

 

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Black Molly Terror Must End

 

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Black Molly as seen invading the Deeper Reef

Black Molly has struck again…this time right near our reef. First the undead vengeful pirate arose at the Crone’s Eye with the help of a necromancer, then she attacked the market at the Ebon Reach, bringing back more of her crew. Then, from what I have heard, she then next landed at the base of Tilikambo – the home of the Asings – once again raising her dead crew from the earth. Finally, they went and attacked our own Deeper territory.

Ebon Reach…the Moei Asing…and now my own Kuvari’s Deep…I fear this dead pirate is attacking every single one of us, with Stormstead being the final target. It would make sense, because that is where Black Molly’s tortuous execution took place.

 

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Battle scene from the beach even as Deepers continued to battle from the waters.

This has to end. For too long we have endured Black Molly’s terror, and we must make sure she and her crew are laid to rest once and for all, before they have a chance to escape and cause terror amidst the open seas once more. It is a final battle I wish to partake in, not run away from. We must all show vigilance and be ready to leap into battle when called. Eyr is in danger, and I will not float around as our home is terrorized by the undead. So I plead to all of Eyr, join me in ending this threat, once and for all!

 

– Lady of the Sea


Story and pictures submitted OOCly by Supermeganick
Event Info:  http://www.mystsofeyr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4413

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Black Molly Returns – Citizens Rally for Battle

A battle erupted in the Ebon Reach Marketplace on Tuesday night that gave proof to our fears that Black Molly has risen from her watery grave.  Not only has she risen but reports indicate there are traces of void magic in her presence and that she is calling back her comrades who were killed in the raids from a year ago.  The undead are gathering strength. .

Void magics are at play here.  The lights I heard described which surrounded the pirate – we have seen similar happenings with those affected by Void magics.  But even had I not heard of this report, Mahan and myself witnessed Ganis opening the large stone door to grant the skeletal pirate access.  Reports have him leading Molly from the Crone’s Eye were her remains were initially stored.  Skeleton no more, she seems to be fully empowered and been granted the ability to summon the dead.

Kuvari’s Deep has offered their assistance in this matter.  The Talisae, Xae’raan Thiaroe herself stated as such and for this we are grateful.   We must seek out the Moei to determine their participation.  They must also be warned if they are not yet aware of the implications.  The pirates targeted the Asing apothecary to not only for the purposes of theft but also to kidnap.  Their former Myan was taken as hostage aboard the pirate ship and we believe they intended to keep her for knowledge of poisons and herbs. The pirates were beaten back but not before escaping with the Myan.  Their blood stained the roots of Tilikambo near the Ku’vesi pools.  Other fierce battles took place during Gnome Depot/craft dock robbery and the final battle on the beach.

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Last Year’s Scene of the severed pirate heads as they were collected and displayed on the fishing dock.

At this time I have to thank those denizens who rose to fight against the undead.  Reverus and Nyx were both in the Medica last night being patched up from wounds sustained.  I collected many of the details from then.  The wizard, Elendil Olorin and Siren Delilah were also described.  There were two others present who also stood against the dead.  One in Shalan’ti style garb and another that appeared to be a scribe – perhaps companions?  Their identity as of this time remains unknown.

Black Molly’s execution remains a stain on our memory.  Most who were there do not speak of what occurred.  But that does not change the fact that these pirates robbed, attacked, and raised chaos with us for weeks last year.  We must stand ready to battle against them again.  I believe we should begin watching the other locations where these battles took place. Black Molly called forth her dead companions from within Ebon Reach.  The other battle locations – the Beach, Tilikambo, and Gnome Depot – should be watched as there were heavy casualties in these areas as well.   And let’s not forget the dock where Molly was executed and her companion’s heads were displayed on pikes.   Everyone gather your weapons for use with the undead.  Lights.  Torches.  Magics if you have them.  All will be needed if we are to succeed this time around.

Submitted by:  Blanche Greyling, Stormstead Quartermaster


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto
Event Info Here:  “Pirate Retribution.. And They Shall Pay...”

Special thanks to Ephralia Resident, Edwardclawhammer, Angeloflifelight, and Rain.Farspire for playing outstanding NPC dead pirates in the battle!

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A Whale of a Tale

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Chaos and carnage reigned as Kuvari’s Deep lead an attack against Shalan’ti Mercenaries to recover their Talisae

Ocean waters ran red with the blood on Monday night.   Bodies littered the waters and along the shoreline.  But this time the bodies were Shalan’ti Mercenaries – not members of our community.  The Vega family will be sorely disappointed when their crew does not return.  Right now I’m very glad that they are gone.  Though I am already wondering what this might mean for Stormstead’s future.  Right now those with the energy to celebrate are doing so.  Others are tending their wounded.  Tomorrow it will all sort out.

Kuvari’s Deep lead the attack against the ship.  This only fitting since since their Talisae had been taken.  Xae’raan Thiaroe was recovered from the wreckage before it sank.   I noted she had to be carried from the ship.  I wonder at the extent of her wounds.  I was too far away to see specifics.  Juni was freed as well.  Their forms appearing as the ship roared into flame and began it’s final tilt.    

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Khanya and Juni in the aftermath

I observed the battle from the cliffs of Ohm.  My bow was ready but not needed.  I heard the Triton, Tharros, call out and chaos quickly ensued.  Whales were driven in and crashed into the ship.  One whale even ridden by a siren. More explosions and lights – like those used against our people at the Trade Fair.  Although this time we were more prepared with fiery weapons of our own.  The Shalan’ti were swarmed as their boat began to capsize.  A horde of warriors poured from the waters and the beach onto the ship.  The body count in the waters rose swiftly after that.  And even from my vantage point I could recognize the siren feeding frenzy which ensued.  

Tonight a powerful message was delivered to the Vega family as well as the government in Shalan’ti.  One of their own powerful families has taken a very visible hit. It may take awhile for the realization to reach them since the mercenaries are dead.   But this latest will not go unnoticed.   I now worry for Stormstead’s ship and our trade.  The Swallowed Pride has already set sail.  I cannot send word or turn it around.  Can only hope they are prepared for whatever meets them.

Shalan'ti Strikes Back - Rumour Mill-2Whatever happens, our waters are now cleared.  We will need to be even more watchful of strangers.  The waters will need to be guarded even more closely.  And we should all be prepared.  My vote is for weapons caches and intend to bring that up at the next Stormstead meeting.  

~ Blanche Greyling
Quartermaster of Stormstead


Submitted oocly by Blanche Fralto
Shalan’ti Strikes Back Event

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Body Count Rises on Eyr’s Shores

I missed Saturday’s Fair, and from the reports I’ve heard this was a wise decision. The reports have been fairly consistent from those observers I have come across.  It began as normal – businesses and vendors setting up on the beach near the Reef, people preparing for trade and looking to the future.  Even those that suspected that a Shalan’ti ship cloaked with invisibility spells was in the area did not forego their plans. But none were expecting an open attack.  The ship – believed to be a mercenary ship – has been in the area since at least last Thursday, though possibly longer as we feel they have been watching us for longer.  But last Thursday was the date the Deeper jousting tournament was disrupted and their Talisae, Xae’raan Thiaroe, disappeared.

Firebolts rent the air aimed for the beach just as the Shalan’ti ship shimmered into view, showing armed warriors headed for the beach. Chaos followed as Eyr residents fled, and the Deepers, with the help of a few brave others, formed an attack. It appears our efforts to keep Stormstead seemingly neutral have failed.  I see this open attack a direct retaliation for our interference the night the Wyvern attacked those gathered and was killed because of it.  

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Murdered Sailors the Cause of these Vicious Acts?

I heard the sound of explosions and flashes of light as far away as my den.  By the time I reached the cliffs of Ohm, the battle was nearly over.  The firebolts having died down to glowing pits in the sand, the Shalan’ti making a retreat back to their ship with more hostages taken.  Reports say that Juni of the Moei Asing was taken along with another siren – Neris.  The Talisae is believed to be a hostage on the boat.  If they have her, is only a matter of time before she ends up in one of those shrouds and tossed out onto the waves.   How long before these hostages meet the same fate as the bodies shrouded in sailcloth that now pile the banks?  “An eye for an eye.”  I’ve heard that adage before and I think that the Vega family of Shalan’ti lives by this code.  Unless thwarted in some way, I do not see them leaving Eyr’s waters until a matching body is delivered – one for each of the sailors.  There is no telling how many hostages are on the boat.  Perhaps they are reaching their count?

Stormstead should exercise caution.  Our relationship with the members of Kuvari’s Deep is tenuous but beneficial.  Relations steering toward positive which is encouraging. It is doubtful that the Salty Swallow could remain in the waters without the protection they can offer.   But this battle with the Shalan’ti poses a real dilemma.  We need to push for peaceful resolution unless we wish to live under fear of attack for the rest of our time here.  The Vega family is known for their vengeance – they would not have risen to power in Shalan’ti without it. I would like to see the Deepers negotiate.  This is the only way I feel they will see any come out of that ship alive and also end the vengeance battle.  In the meantime, I will avoid Eyr’s waterways and passages.  With their cloaking ability, there is no telling where they may strike next.   

Blanche Greyling
Stormstead Quartermaster


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto
Shalan’ti Strikes Back Event 

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Explosions Rack the Reef – A Talisae Taken

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.

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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.

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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.

Blanche Greyling
Stormstead Quartermaster


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

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A Change in the Tides

 

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.”

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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

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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.

Blanche Greyling
Stormstead Quartermaster


Submitted OOcly by Blanche Fralto

 

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A Bright Flame Is Extinguished

A fire burned tonight upon the Moei Mound, though its light paled in comparison to the lost life it symbolizes.

 

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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.

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