At the beginning of the year, the faction began
to expand their influence towards the east and the lands of Nihon
as they journeyed east to answer aa call for help from the people
of Siam. With the trakalite threat lying in ruins, the republican
threat soon crumbled. The Crimson Dawn was defeated and an alliance
with the Faction's enemy was struck. However, the peace did not
last as new threats arose in the form of an Unliving Unicorn claiming
to be Cadrus Cornus' kin, in the form of a group of 'Tainted'
werewolves bent on the destruction of the Faction, and attacks
from Mephias and his Tael elementals.