Editorials & Opinions

We’re not judging, but we just have to say… this section is for character’s point-of-views on matters in Eyr. These articles go beyond denizen reports, which are predominantly facts and unbiased observations, to include interpretations and opinions.

Bath house set ablaze!

Walking fire.  That’s what it looked like.  Following after a red winged woman and a corpse that appeared almost like a living man. Their parade itself something to frighten the weak of heart. As they skulked through the jungle on their way to their victims and their prize.  All the denizens of the village followed the ruckus and the sights and smell of a fire. They Ebon Reach had set fire to the bath house! Or so it appeared.  Upon further inspection… it seems that the walking corpse man is not with them. The red winged woman… it was unclear what her motivations were in the matter. However, what was readily seen were the corpses of the dead and the walking fire… living fire that acted under the command and control of the red winged woman.

Not long after, the one known as Quiet and the supposed new Eternal, now a winged one herself, arrived at the bath house, its roof already up in flames and they disavowed the corpse man’s actions. Quiet proceeded to put out the rest of the flames that had already partially succumbed to the efforts of several denizens, later identified as Vos, Omi and Keth, to squelch the fire with water from a line of buckets to the nearby ponds and back. The Eternal ripped the corpse man to shreds and tossed his limbs all around as though he were merely a wild animal’s play thing. Such violence. And yet, the bath house was saved in partial form, mostly intact at its foundations. The roof fell in upon a rather curious creature, who appeared to be a man but of some considerable strength. However, he escaped. And with him the other Reachers. Perhaps it may be time to have them see some prison for their constant meddling.  Then again, the building and perhaps the nearby trees would have burned entirely and folks injured as well, without their intervention. It’s a difficult thing, being saved by one’s enemies.

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Once the smoke cleared, Billy Holt of the Hand Crafted Jobs and Trades organized several reconstruction efforts. The Stormstead Guard house is out of order, due to a recent escape. Now, there’s a giant hole where the door used to be! Villagers can help by gathering materials and putting the pieces together. Visit Billy in the Stormstead Guard House for more details. There’s coin involved as well! Billy and his brother have also organized the bath house reconstruction.  Setting up supplies for folks to use to aid in rebuilding the roof. Be sure to see Sam Holt at the bath house for more information. He’s offering coin as well for work completed.

– a witness to the chaos, or maybe someone trying to make sure the correct accounting of things is told!

 

 

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The Ebon Reach Market: A complete success!

The event began quite beneficially with all parties resorting to trade or fellowship and there was little conflict at all.  Tano of the Shalan’ti traders’ guild, Julian Kor’me and Lady Drusa, also of Shalan’ti, led the efforts of the denizens to trade the copious and eclectic goods that Eyr has to offer, but also some finery from Shalan’ti as well.  Akane Kurisuti provided entertainment with her beautiful dancing, as well as the instrumentals of her ever-present rabble of musicians. Juni of the Moei Asing and Hope of Stormstead were content in aiding a mysterious black wolf who had been injured. Once joined by others, the trader’s fair truly seemed as it was advertised, a peaceful endeavor hosted by the Ebon Reach in order to draw in trade to their well decorated and plentiful Market.  

Quite suddenly however, things took a turn for the worse. As lightning flashed and struck through the cavernous Reach.  Its source was not readily apparent though by the words of the one known as Quiet, it seemed the dastardly lich, Ganis was somehow at fault.  Strangely, he has not been seen since. And so the lightning continued to flash and upset the denizens who attended the market event. Many suffered severe burns and other wounds. And as they were being evacuated or leaving of their own volition, it became clear that the great blue crystals before the waters of the Kuvari inlet, bridged between the volcano and the market itself, were in effect amplifying the dangerous conditions.  They were summarily destroyed, shattered.  

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Overall a truly remarkable event. Not only for its potential to bring in a variety of trade goods from about the realm, but also as a way to show the benign treatments shown forth by Quiet of the Ebon Reach. She did say, that no one would be tortured or kidnapped that day… fingers crossed. However, she can never speak for the Eternal or the now deceased lich and apparent master of the terrible nuisance Alexander. So it is very good to know, he is dead. Very dead.

-a studious and learned scholar of the Ebon Reach

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The Governor’s Address

To the citizens of Stormstead, our allies and all our unaffiliated visitors,

Last night the dreaded nuisance and criminal, Alexander Molvolio was taken into custody by four denizens of Eyr, Orliene of the village and proprietress of our fine bath house ((please, you get very sweaty in the jungle… she has soap!)), formerly of the ebon reach; Scarlet, of the village and book shop employee ((seriously folks, see her for those book boons!)) and the Moei Asing; Arelea, of the village and the Moei Asing and Sage Advice employee ((you know you want tea! I hear the neem is fabulous)); and a stranger, Shallinn of… well, nowhere and no affiliation, though she has been seen in the village.

These good and responsible citizens took it upon themselves to track down the felon who had failed to comply with my just ruling. The wanted posters were up all over the village and these ladies managed to bring him down in one night by their combined efforts. And he’s a wolf.  So I have to admit, I’m rather impressed.  

I honestly thought it would have been done sooner.  The offered bounty was several silver coins and the ruffian … had been spotted … *in* the village.  He was located in the tavern several times since the bounty went up for him to be taken alive and turned into the custody of the Stormstead guardhouse cage! Quite frankly, I’m abysmally disappointed.  I mean I would have done it myself… but I’m incorporeal. This man.  A puppet of the Ebon Reach… was allowed to mosey into our village, threaten our women and steal from the good satyr’s stores. And no one stopped him!

I am calling for renewed vigilance in the village and volunteers to guard the perimeter!

Don’t think I don’t see you men and magic casters out there.  Milling about, drunk and chasing the ladies and the men. Sitting behind the bar, haggard and unwilling to commit to a cause.  What are you doing other than drinking and eating the village out of its stores? Are you bringing in enough to replace what you consume?  

From now on, our citizens must unite and renew the stores together, as a community. And if you are able bodied and wish to partake of what the village has to offer, at the least, take up arms and fight for it if you see criminal elements parading about the village! Fight for this good place you hope to call home.  

In the meantime, many thanks once more to the women of the land.  For their staunch character and fighting spirit.  May their magic and their sword wielding arms and their brilliant minds continue to serve us all well.

-Governor Guile

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The final battle of the void rifts?

Really what can be said for this calamity? That the villagers felt the threat so severely that it required a full assault on what by all accounts were three members of the Ebon Reach and their leader or master, the Eternal. A large section of void was set aside by some dark power and the villagers entered the rift and were immediately beset by the savagery of the Reachers. Such unrequited blood lust saw to it that the villagers would respond with force and the battle raged for several hours. Each side took it’s hits with the only healers taking care exclusively to aid the villagers. By all accounts one such healer was neutral and the other a fledgling member of the Moei Asing. Regardless of the severity of hits, the Eternal and his undead accomplice survived the battle until the very end. When a villager, otherwise normally a healer, took the opportunity to deliver a savage blow to these two Reachers and unleashed a powerful flower known as Corpus Lotus. It was only a matter of time then before the Eternal was defeated. The attacks by the villagers did damage but witness accounts state that he fell rather quickly.  Was it the lotus? Or was this his plan all along? Others have stated that one of the Reach spoke to the rifts seeing their time come to pass and the villagers and Moei Asing would be tasked with the clean up so to speak.  Two other members of the Reach battled fiercely as well, one disappearing following the battle and the other, an Alexander Movolio, was taken prisoner.

Once the Eternal’s body disappeared, the Void rift began to disintegrate and those with magical inclination were able to collapse the rift at the site of the battle.  The effect was quite violent and did considerable damage to the land and to the villagers who had so bravely fought. Witness accounts spoke of a faun by the name of Glade, a celestial by the name of Xal, Wanton Aime of the Stormstead tavern and council, and two elves, one of the woods and one formerly of the Ebon Reach. What will become of the Reach now? It’s difficult to tell, but what is quite discernible is the dramatic disappearance of the void rifts and little sign remains of their having been upon the land at all. Some cleanup remains, as well as the threat of continued corruption upon the land itself. Hopefully, the damage is temporary.

So who was the Eternal of the Ebon Reach? Now that he’s gone, destroyed, taken out by the cold metal and indiscriminate magic in the hands of the village and jungle denizens.  His history runs deep in Eyr. A pack alpha of Mystara who came with the original settlers and terrorized folks before he even took a step into undeath. He was well known to those who remained and yet, disappeared for some length of time. He was witnessed roaming the land again only some few months ago and taunted a few familiar denizens but essentially found benign. Of course some could see the signs, that there was more to his coming back than met the eye. How could anyone prepare for his inevitable rise as Eternal of Ebon Reach? Very little is known of the actual ascension, since the secrets run deeply within the darkened halls and tunnels. However, one thing is well known and that is the power of the Void.  It’s already afflicted several of the village and the Moei Asing. What remains to be seen is how exactly the Eternal wields this force. If he does so by his own accord, he may have indeed met his fate. However, if the Void instead uses him as its instrument of torment upon the land and her citizens, it’s only a matter of time before a new vessel is chosen and the terror returns to us. The question remains, will the undead return though his body seemed to be vanquished or will another rise in his place? Let us not underestimate the power of this Void, even a vile monster does not pollute its own home for long. The void rifts may be only the beginning.

-Written by Arelea, by the firsthand witness accounts of the battle.

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Lessons from the Tomes

Oh the books how they flutter! It’s not entirely clear who did this to them, but someone has enticed the books to roam about the realm free. As birds perhaps.  The magical tomes have found their way into every territory, Stormstead, the waters of the Kuvari’s Deep, the clearing of the Moei Asing and the pits of Ebon Reach.  They are at times peaceful.  Other times violent. And every feeling in between.  Frightened, confused, all knowing and reasonable. They’ve encountered the diversity of denizens in this jungle realm. And their message seems most enticing.  They are free and they intend to remain this way, since they no longer have a keeper.

34578388681_f9762030b2_mWhat could have freed the tomes? At this point it’s mere speculation, but one thing is well known, anyone who looked into the shop could see a potent reminder of the culprit. A book taken down to ash.  Who would have motivation to destroy a magical tome? Certainly no one in the village proper would take such desperate measures to disturb the proper placement of the books.  Perhaps the Kuvari or the Moei Asing? Though it is doubtful.  They are all too weak to take such action.

And why destroy a mere magical book?  As an example perhaps. Freedom is false.  For clearly, all the books are returning to their shop. Their slavery.  Their tomb. It’s a good reminder for the denizens of the jungle. Their situation is tenuous.  They may appear free, but in reality, they too are subject to a keeper. And more often than not, slaves to their own weaknesses.

~ a concerned citizen of the jungle realm

((ooc submitted by eiirwen / photo credit eyeless viper))

 

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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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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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Summoning of Azifix and Ohm

2-dragon-images-modifiedYesterday a faun approached me and asked me to record her tale.  She had witnessed something in one of the lava caves on Mt. Azifix.  I was skeptical until I realized she was speaking of the dragon which had soared down the length of the Kuvari and back toward Tilikambo.  I saw this clearly.  His wings darkened the sky over the river and his bellowing cut through the air.  He sailed down over the village and returned to the Great Tree.  The tales are true.  Azifix has been awakened.  And not by a false Myan as Clovis suspected, but by Ornith herself.

The ancient tale of the dragons speaks of both Azifix and Ohm.  Clovis spoke of seeing Ohm’s shadow setting atop her mountain.  Tonight I visited the Myconid Cave within the heart of Mt. Ohm with a friend.  Deep gouges and scratches line the walls and floors of the cavern and the scent of dragon lies heavy in the air.  Also found was a smattering of small bloodstains.  The size of them indicating that the wounds were very minor or that perhaps the blood is not from the dragon. The spongy earth of the mushroom cave making it difficult to tell as the walls digest organic matter.

We saw that Azifix has awakened.  And now I believe we have proof that Ohm has resurfaced.  As Clovis stated.  “An angry dragon is a vengeful and hungry thing.”  What then of two?    The Asings have been Stormstead allies since the time of Governor Jil.  Tensions escalated however when Governor Dar’kuss rose to power.  He not only physically attacked the Myan but sought to sever ties with members of the Moei Asing and of Kuvari’s Deep.

  • Has the Myan decided to sever the alliance and loose the dragons upon us?
  • What is the plan behind all of this?
  • Or is there someone in the shadows pulling the strings?

I think it is time to seek answers.

Blanche Greyling
Craftmistress – Stormstead Faction


Submitted OOCLy by Blanche Fralto
Event Information:  “The Rise of the Reach.”  
http://www.mystsofeyr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4069#p12396

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Fierce Battle or Overwhelming Slaughter?

Editorial Comment submitted by Blanche Greyling

The scent of death lies heavy in the air near one of the upper pools and an unmarked cave on Mt. Azifix.  Nearby plantlife is shredded and flattened from the ferocity of the battle.  Six dead wolves litter the ground around the pools and a nearby cave.  Six brutally killed and left to rot on the jungle floor.  No hides recovered, no bodies buried.  They were left for the jungle to cleanup.   

The carnage of this site shocks me still.  The sheer waste of the lives themselves and the bodies after.  Hides left untaken and bodies left to rot.  I have seen the damage that wolves can do and I admit that my loyalties are torn.  I had scented the signs around Tilikambo.   The animals were desperate, anxiety ridden, and lashing out. I don’t understand the underlying reason.  There was no full moon.  I just know that what I scented felt unnatural.  I don’t feel the wolves were truly at fault here.    

I am worried for those wolves and wolfkin remaining.  Will we fall subject to whatever overcame these wolves?  Will we become targeted next either by whatever affected the wolves or the people that killed them?  

blanche-greylingAre we entering a new phase of understanding with the Asing?  Who can tell.  But I do know this is a side of the natives I’ve not seen before.  And I admit it does give me pause – I remember the care Stormstead took to harvest trees from the jungle to honor the Asing god and maintain balance.  And now we see where animals have been slaughtered and their bodies left to litter the jungle floor. 

-Blanche Greyling
Hand Crafted Goods & Trades

 


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto

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Pirate Terror Continues – But is it Only the Pirates We Must Fear?

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Black Molly, Guilty of Treason and Conspiracy.  Sentenced to Execution.

The toll taken by the Aradian pirates has been a harsh one.  One that was dealt with in even harsher measures.  Stormstead citizens met on Tuesday to watch justice be served and then watched in shocked horror as Stormstead’s Guard provided armed protection while the Captain of the Guard tortured and killed the pirate hostage.  What has been billed as an execution to serve justice, turned into a bloodthirsty spectacle.

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Battle Scene in front of Sage Advice

The pirates have taken prisoners and attacked and stolen from businesses. We were lucky to get our own Governor back.  But what of the others?  We know Lady Ornith was taken during the attack against Sage Advice.  This was a savage battle that engulfed the area near the apothecary and the Mystfolk Mound.  An enraged bear entered into the fray adding even more confusion.  But in the end?  All the pirates were dead save for the one which escaped with Ornith.  The quiet-spoken elven woman is known throughout the island for her kindness and healing capabilities as well as her knowledge of plantlife and herbs.  Ornith was not only the proprietor of Sage Advice but had also helped many through her service to the Medica and the bookstore.  Her loss is felt heavily.  Her friends and allies deeply worried.

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Ornith, Sage Advice Proprietor Abducted by Pirates

Another who has gone missing is Adrianne Parkin, proprietor of the Gnome Depot.   Was she taken as well? She has not been seen since the pirates looted the Depot getting away with two boatloads of hard-to-obtain goods and severely depleting the store’s stock.   Rumors continue to circulate, we all wonder and fear.  Where are the pirates and what is to happen next?

This reporter does not know the future.  Everyone is poised for another attack.  Fear is in the air.  And tensions in the village are high. People are wary even of each other.  Have the pirates left the area?   Will we ever see those who have been taken again?  What has happened to our own form of justice here within the village?  Can we trust those that wield the power?  It is apparent we have far greater problems to solve than what has been presented with the pirates.  We will have to wait to see how it plays out.

— Blanche Greyling


Submitted OOCly by Blanche Fralto

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