Year 438, the 8th of Ascending Earth – Storm Season
- Storm Season has been slowly coming to a close.
- Birgit is currently rotting in Queen Malene’s dungeons
- The East Belict Trading Company now has a core of experienced sailors and a number of ships.
- Still hemmoraging money because of the need to hire crews constantly.
- The Doctor has been trying to visit the Queen regularly and be helpful
- The King is suffering from “Painter’s Colic”, with worsening palsy and bouts of madness
- Pyotr and Vlad have been investigating the stories from Bosewald and the mountains.
- Northbound caravans have been dissappearing, stories of giants in the forests.
- Pyotr’s old unit, ’Hase’s Rangers’, have been called up to a northern Border-Fortress.
- Mal and Hailong invest in the East Belict Trading Company – buy an extra ship and begin outfitting.
- Hailong accepts the deal with Lady Ragara Syn.
- Hailong throws a celebration for the company at the new regular shipment contract!
- When the others go over the fine print they realise the deal was a little too good
- …as a missed delivery would mean loss of the company and being sold into slavery
- They travel to Siegsdorf to meet with Captain Heinrich, convince him to join up with the EBTC.
- Extra ship and regular payment is very appealing.
Voice of the Statue
- Vlad, concerned with unanswered questions, leads an outing back to Headless Cove
- The found the abandoned pirate base behind the statue – evidence of demon worship.
- They go back into the old Manse, and examine the puzzle-wall.
- Hailong, Pyotr, and Mal all start hearing the praying voice… The Doctor still doesn’t hear anything.
- The voice recites the saga’s of the “first ones”.. and realizes it has an audience.
- Everyone runs as the voice starts trying to address them.
Back in Vendig
- Vlad and Mal investigate Lady Ragara Syn.
- She’s been making social appearances when invited, but brings 2 demon bodyguards (Baidak)
- Hailong is approached with information from the companion Neishin.
- There are way more Ragara soldiers in Vendig than are publicly known…
Ascending Earth 15