“A ploom of blackness appeared as if from nowhere. Swirling. Swirling. All blackness gathered at the center of our own reef. And when it dissipated, there it was. The body of a horrifically murdered mer corpse strapped to a wooden plank and left here planted within our own Reef territory. “
“That is exactly how it happened and as it appeared before me. The Talisae has asked me to pass this information and recall those of the Deep back to the waters. This is an act of war. Those unsworn to the Deep will no longer be allowed to pass through our territory unchallenged.”
–Ffewuu Baabah, Kuvari’s Deep Emissary
This was the initial report I received from the Deeper emissary. The Mer herself seemingly calm at the surface but nervousness revealed in mannerisms and speech. The Mer was clearly upset. But from the information delivered it is clear that the skeleton left near Tillikambo was only the first part of the message.
“I AM COMING”
The first installment of the message “I AM” was found on the skeletal corpse left facing Tillikambo within Moei Asing territory. This second corpse, though not stripped completely of flesh, has the message “COMING” carved into the forehead. The void taint was left at the first site. Ffewuu would neither confirm nor deny the presence of void magics around this second corpse but we can only surmise. As a continuation of the first message I have strong suspicion that void magics are again at the heart of the matter.
Powers we have not seen at the surface level are no longer dormant. There is rising tension in the valley and deadly messages being left. All of this packaged with the void taint. All these signs point to the Reach. It is on the rise again.
Timing could not be worse. The Moei Asing have been strangely silent. Juni has not been seen and many are beginning to suspect foul play. Stormstead has had a tenuous peace with the Moei Asing and Kuvari’s Deep. But if the Deepers are attempting to recall their members, this is cause for alarm for it could lead to a fallout. Does this mean former alliances and agreements are dissolving? Stormstead needs to gather it’s friends and allies together. Guardhouse has been restocked but largely for physical assault. A call to our magic casters must be made.
I would call for a Stormstead Meeting. Those interested in the realm and defending against the evils that inhabit it must rally together. I will continue to report as I am able and will post signs in the tavern once the meeting is set.
Submitted by Blanche Toulley, Stormstead Quartermaster
Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto