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.
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.
Whatever 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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