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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A lesson on fae touched foods and the dance of the red fairy

The magic of fae should not be underestimated. They are a strong and powerful race and as such they have made good use of the magic granted to them by the mysts. As anyone can attest, fae enjoy the finer things in life, shiny things and music, the company of others and frivolity over the most handsome delights. Including food. Now once a mystfolk has imbued a food or drink with their own magic, by physical contact, such nourishment when consumed will cause a variety of effects. These can be either for another’s enjoyment or for their detriment. More or less depending on the constitution of the individual.

Trade fairs are a great time to share such fae touched delights!

“I hear mention of eating, drinking and being merry! Come this way then! Lots to eat and drink here.  Great flavors and a sweet after taste. Good food, prepared by the way of the fae!”

The pooka moved to take up a few plates, with jam smothered bread, potato salad and pickled beets, some salad greens and a thin sliced cheese fresh from the jungle garu milk!  She offered a plate to all those in attendance!

The effects of fae high include euphoria, incredible daydreams, lust, giddiness. Paranoia, fear, vivid waking nightmares. As well as, light headedness, temporary weakness to iron or salt, and the inability to lie.

“Yes, that does tend to happen.  To those not used to the myst imbued food and drink, though if you get used to it, does begin to delight more often than not! Very fortifying though, very.”

At this same trade fair not long ago, the Entertainers set up as they usually did, their fair instruments and a dance broke out at the purview of their lead songstress and Shakuhachi artist, Akane Kurisuti.  As these things often are, the dance was heightened and invigorated by good company and a great deal of hearty drink.  

An eyewitness account of the… festivities:

The voluptuous elf shook her head in response to the pooka. “No darling just lots of dancing and drinking that’s all!” The heat must have gotten to them both, skin sticky from the heat and dancing. The elf ground her hips against the red fairy’s, swaying to the sound of the music and the waves.

The human woman seemed to come out of her daze, “No, thanks for helping me up, Akane, the sand is nice and soft, so my butt is fine” She says this while hiccupping, her boozed filled eyes starting to become a little clearer. “Really I’m fine everyone.” She defensively says again. “I tried some squishy fae food earlier and it tasted great!” giving one more hiccup.

The red fairy smiled as the woman seemed to be OK, but once the voluptuous elf grinds her hips against her, she seemed to be very distracted! “Oh, my!” She giggled in a high pitch and danced close to her.

The voluptuous elf grinned as the red fairy returned to the dance with her. She backed up so they we skin to skin as they shook their hips and shimmied their breasts to the dance.

The human woman noticed the Giant elf, having dancers spinning around him. “What lucky guy he is!” She blurts out teasingly. “I don’t usually dance either honestly, but today just seems special” She says with rosy red cheeks, but also gives a wink and points to the empty air, with nothing there. She then sighs as she enjoys watching the others dance around.

So as you can see, trade fairs are a fabulous way to bring disparaging folks together for a good time. Usually with good food, good music and a great deal of fine booze. If you’re looking for any of these finer fares outside of the trade fair, look no further than the fine village establishment, The Salty Swallow,  run by Wanton Aime, fae and purveyor of fine mead and bamboo liquor.

((many thanks to voluptuous elf Orliene, human woman Oka, giant elf Eshindow, pooka Quiet and red fairy, Akane Kurisuti, for bringing mirth and merriment to our trade fair! and for more information on fae/mystfolk/faetouched/myst sickness look here! http://www.mystsofeyr.com/index.php/races/non-native-races/mystfolk))

– a villager

((ooc submitted by eiirwen (Quiet)))

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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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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” 

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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
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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.    

Khanya and Juni survey the chaos

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
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