[Rumors In An Dark Cave, on an Accursed Isle...]
This thread is to indicate the development of the Moonshae Settlement on the Accursed Isle, and the reaction its occupants will generally have towards events that players create and cause.
On the newly discord isle in the Moonshae a small band of recently rescued refugees cover in a dark, damp cavern. Unable to venture outside due to the dangers of the isle, the refugees seek guidance and security. Many are fearful of the distant drumming of the orcs inhabiting the island.
Small offerings of flowers, bones and even small amounts of food have been laid by the roots of Mother Oak and Father Willow by the refugees. Yet the journey is deadly, with already one refugee being badly injured after an orcan ambush.
The coastline along the Marshy Shore at the Island glow with a gentle olive green colour for one rainy evening. The next morrow, the Marshy Shore is it's usual dull grey. Some of the braver refugees are curious of the sights, but the majority are growing concerned of their safety. With some even whispering of the Island curse coming to life..
Those venturing to the land beyond the door return reporting of an increase in the visibility of orcs, if pressed they report that they all seem to act under the same insignia and are uniformly young.
A massive army of goblins moved to attack the orcs on the Isle, apparently goaded on by the Old Half Orc Kelothorisi, adventurers defended the Old Man's hut as the orcs and goblins warred across the Isle, with a sure victory going to the orc tribes upon the Isle.
Later, Kelothorisi summoned adventurers once more in an apparent revenge attack on the one responsible for the original attack, an ancient black dragon in control of one of the Moon Wells upon the Isle of Alaron, and was apparently intent on sieging Caer Caerdwyll. Adventurers plunged into the fray to spare the city the damage of conflict, and apparently did battle with a Dragon.
Rumors spread that the Dragon Jarlexelen the Glossy Terror was slain by the adventurers- though rumor says that one of the adventurers that a Serpentine Terror aided in its slaying, having devoured Jarlexelen's heart once she was felled.
Upon realizing the mysteries of the accursed Isle, word travels through the Moonshaes that a settlement of human refugees rests upon the Isle, led by one LORD ARTHUR, who was gifted a cloak by Kelothorisi so that all would know his status the Lord of the Human people on the Isle...
The fatigue of recent months of orcan raids and oppression seems to have lifted following a massive battle in the forests outside the Moonshae Settlement. The settlement seems to have a chance to breath thanks to the efforts of the Lord Arthur and the heros that he brought to bear to defend the refugees.
The ongoing discussions regarding trade raise some few refugees to dare hope for an improvement in their conditions, but pragmatically they concentrate on living day to day.
However eyes within the camp now turn to the four pillars now that external distractions seem to have been resolved.
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...