Dreams...misty dreams, of a black dragon standing before a moon well, eyes glistening with greed.
An old half orc, surrounded by a pack of wolves, baying for blood.
An ancient whale, swimming in the depths above a temple beneath the waves...
Cannon and fire thunder from the ships of Lantan as crusaders of the Bright-Eyed Glory attempt to land upon the lush, and at times, barren isles of Lantan. Flying machines and armies of mechanical men known as the Warforged square off with Crusaders, and it is said that the name of Saint Hardcastle is heard in the robotic voices of the Warforged as they march into the purpose for which they were created for: War. It is said a Red Tide slowly lapped upon the Shores of Lantan as the Bright-Eyes suffers a crushing defeat at the forces of superior technology and the great forges of Gond.
Lantan seals its borders- and all trade stops, as the gnomes, lantanese, and the isles begin strange constructions and bunkers to turn the isles into an unpenetrable fortress - the Highest Seat of Gond issues a Holy Order to all faithful of the Lord of Creation: Resist the Glory.
Excited people speak of encountering dragonkin. While no one was actually there, some are quick to say they heard it from a friend of their cousin who was there!
"Look here, the Gold, not sure how he flies being a big fella, says there's a Golden Mountain where we'll be safe.....trouble is....getting there and them dwarfs.....I ever tell you the time my daddy got the better of one in a deal...…."
"Did you hear about her? Apparently she's perfect....blue skin and all...I say we join her looking for whatever she wants..."
"Oh... COMING DEAR!..."
"Best not mention this to the wife..."
[A good woman is seen shooing her children inside]
"No Danielle, you can't run off and be a dragon.....put that red scarf down.....yes yes, I'm sure it was all very exciting...She's looking for people to join her? We'll I'll have none of that! Get in here right now!"
"He's a weird one....swear it on my momma's grave...now I didn't actually hear it but ol' Jim said he heard it from some sellsword that it happened right there....Yeah....what does a dragon need with a vessel?......vassal?....there's a difference....?
If i knew who had taken his life i would already have hunted them down, Arfas had done great service for the House for which the Lord and Lady were thankful.
I can only assume that it was the bright eyed that took him, but i do not know for sure. No one has claimed any responsibility so far as i am aware, like as not they worry about your presence.
Note left at inn.
With Hawkin sick and a bright eye, Helm falls on me. I was appointed the Divine Champion of Helm by Helm himself. We do need to further discuss how to protect the innocents in this city while this war rages. I gathered your note with my belongings last night. As you are probably aware, there is a bounty on me. Even getting to the Inn is dangerous. You can come to the Southwest if you so wish, I can promise you safe passage.
Divine Champion of Helm
Obviously you are aware that there has been a large shift in the direction and leadership of the militia, as well as the current situation regarding these Angel Cultists. I have spoken to some of your associates just recently in the WSI, but figured I'd send word to you as well. No one really cares about your crimes anymore as long as you're committed to fighting Celestia. The Axeman's Quarter, I believe, is now open to you with out any issue, though you will need to confirm that with the Axeman. Feel free to slaughter the Bright Eyes in the southwestern district by the thousands and feed their souls to your tree - or whatever it is that you do.
We won't be diverting any of our attention from war with Celestia towards you and yours. Just stay out of the North East District. I have a War against Celestia to prepare for and battle plans to attend to, I can't be bothered dealing with someone fussing that you're still walking around in that district. Is this agreeable to you?
[During one of the briefs moments Thornlips spends at her desk rather than in the war room, she notices this letter. She is about to swipe it into the trash can, until she notices the word 'Weaponry'. Interested, she picks it up, reads it in full, and pens a reply]
Thesenis of Lantan,
Can this weaponry of yours be purposed to be effective against Angels of Celestia and Bright-Eyed Cultists alike? If so, we can provide you with a place to test it, things to test it on, and funding.
Senior Retainer and Military Liason,
I am in the process of drawing up battle plans, working on who and what still survives to target for alliances, etc. I'm sure we will have plenty to discuss and decide on at the War Council next week. However, it is of my opinion these three things should be no small part of our focus.
-Evacuating whatever remains of the Drow in the Underdark. They are opposed to these angels to the very last one of them. If we can successfully evacuate them, we will have a large force that is more than capable of fighting back against the heavens, as well as holding the South Eastern district against angel cultists. As it stands, The militia does not have the men to do so, and I would assume your Lordship's house is suffering from a similiar issue of manpower.
-Digging a tunnel to relieve the siege upon the House of Creation. The weaponry and creations that they hold are vital to keeping our forces well equipped and ahead of whatever the heavens might throw at us. This will also give us a foothold into the south western district if we can successfully hold it.
-Assessing how we want to proceed regarding Kanthea and her tower. Intelligence indicates the Angel Cultists plan an all out assault against it. Kanthea is more than capable of holding her own, however, and we don't really have a good way to provide any support to her at this point. A dire point to consider, besides, if she should fall, and the seal is opened, the angel cultists will have to contend with whatever spills out into the South Western district - and whatever that may be will be far more interested in fighting Angels and Angel Worshippers than us.
(A very messy reply)
City fears Angels i hearss so they sound the strongest!
But me just arrive so i just hear what people say so maybe dragon is equal to Buurk and brother perhaps.
If dragon likes blood, death and control weak then Buurk like very much