June 23, 1250
After a week of downtime and recovery, our players have not been idle. Neither has the world. Some children have gone missing from Gateshead, a boy by the name of Thomas and a girl by the name of Eve.
Our temptress, Tirzah, wanders the town and checks up on her retinue. And finding out about the missing children. She contacts a Gremlin spirit at a mill who is very spiritually racist. After the lacking encounter, she hunts down one of Pegasus’ brood, the Red Lady. The spirit is helpful but has no aid on the subject. Yet this is a spirit of giving and tries to feed her. Tirzah is finally given some sustainance.
The Keeper of Selines Secrets enters a bar to smooze with the locals and enforce his position. He learns of the ‘Painted Man’, who is from North Umberland by boat. Learning also about the nobles and their distresses.
Chases Wind and Aksel von Hohenberg seek to summon an ancient Gurahl for aid and wisdom. ‘Malcom’ comes to the call, a very ancient Ursine-born Gurahl Rishi of the Matae rank. The wisdom of healing and recovery for the land is requested. During this rite Chases Wind is asked by the ancestor-spirit to leave.
A new one stumbles onto the caern, a curious and very beautiful woman, who is intercepted by Chases Wind. She is sent on her way to Gateshead.
A short time later, a man of great stature, gracefully comes upon the clearing. Chases Wind intercepts the man, while his scent is detected by Aksel von Hohenberg. The ancestor-spirit leaves for another time. Lumbering over to the group, Aksel von Hohenberg comes to inspect the group, while Tirzah comes upon them. They crave his introduction while he response with needing theirs. Shay O’Carroll is his name and killing shit is his game.
Skotor, the caern spirit, confronts Shay O’Carroll and declares him not a wolf. In response, he shifts to chatro while Skotor turns into a flaming dire wolf. They have a cock-off. Shay O’Carroll makes a strong showing, a slice that would cleave a stone in twain. Skotor stands vigilant and returns the blow, on that would shatter castle walls. Skotor is impressed with Shay O’Carroll‘s ability to stand against him, thus ending the challenge and declaring Shay O’Carroll Champion of Skotor.
We turn our eye now to Zeke, as he questions the harbour master, to delve into the curiousity that surrounds ‘The Painted Man’. In a very persuasive manner, Zeke is able to discover manny different goings on down at the docks. The docks are infested with tainted dust being shipped in crates. With haste for the situation, he turns feline and rushes to the caern.
The caern is alerted by Zeke, and the news of taint causes bristling amongst those in attendence. Then the new young woman returns in the middle of the conversation. Briefly after, the environment begins to heat up to an uncomfortable level. Fire elementals swarm the area in the Umbra, escaped from the confines of the Earth elementals cages. They intend to cleanse the land of the Wyrm’s influence through purifying flame. Aksel von Hohenberg challenges the Flames, declaring that they must leave or submit to helping the land. During this, the Flames cleanse the land. Mangi, the Death Bear, appears and rolls around in the rebirthed land.