The first muster of the weekend started with the welcoming
speech. The people involved in Yarwyn's death were called
forward, they were fined 150 gold between them and given the
group title of 'The Forsaken.'
were asked to think about how we felt on the subject of Far
Reach, as it had to be settled. We were also warned about
the threat from the Tainted, bigger than previously believed,
and made worse by the two full moons that we were to have.
We were asked to keep an eye on Princess Thiadain and her
cousin Duchess Diontessa, as they were at particular risk.
All that remained was to tell us to enjoy ourselves.
the course of the evening, there were a large number of attacks,
with only small breaks between them to start off with, with
the gaps getting longer as the night drew on. The attacks
were by both Feral and Elder Tainted.
morning started with a muster led by Duvall. We were admonished
because of the fighting the previous evening, and told that
the fighting was a joke. The fighters ignored everything that
they had been told to do, and many running off on their own.
Thankfully but surprisingly, there were no fatalities. We
were told to do everything the military says, and that to
anyone going off on their own - goodbye. Anyone wishing to
go somewhere was told to talk to the military so that they
could arrange a bodyguard.
were informed that Whitman was in charge during the day, and
Duvall at night. Ragnar was promoted to Sergeant and given
the task of training the Unicorns how to fight. After more
comments on the previous evening's fighting, the subject of
Far Reach was brought up, but after a heated discussion, the
subject was left until the vote was taken.
soon started and the Field hospital was once again busy. This
was to be so for the rest of the day.
the early afternoon, a group of people vanished in the middle
of conversations. This caused extreme worry with, with all
sorts of ideas being put forward.as to why those particular
people were taken. In the end, it was agreed that it was just
random. They eventually turned up unharmed, having been transported
to another place and were made to solve a puzzle, freeing
a man before they could come back.
their absence, a person attacked. Nothing hurt it until Josephine
attacked it. It then went down. When she saw the body, Akasha
recoiled and said that it was Malaki, which seemed impossible
after the events at Blood Isle, two years ago, After the initial
shock, thoughts turned to the blood pit, and a group was sent
back to check. When they arrived, the ritual circle was knee
deep in fresh blood. The seal on the pit was checked, and
found not to have been damaged in any way, and it had definitely
not been opened. There were no signs of anything unusual outside
the ritual circle, and there were no tracks leading to or
from it. The only thing out of place was the blood. One of
the team took a sample of the blood before going back to Far
Reach. Two of the Rainbow Boar that were in the party stayed
to get the ritual circle cleaned up. They also got other members
of the Boar to guard the place. The ones that returned decided
to clean up before taking the information to Akasha. Akasha
was told about the situation and the sample of blood was given
to Tapper to be tested. He found it not to be of this world.
the result from the blood test, the situation was re-examined.
The fact that the colours hadn't been drained from the Rainbow
and the Tribe still had their colours meant that Monotone
was not free. This meant that Malaki had never been in the
blood pit. This leaves two questions; where had Malaki been
and who was thrown into the Blood Pit?
the day, there were numerous attacks by both the Tainted and
unliving. Unfortunately, some were killed during these attacks.
Far Reach - The Conflict
since we first heard of Far Reach three years ago, there has
been much debate about what we should do, to leave them alone
and let them get on with their way of life, to get rid of
all unliving and train the people how to farm and do other
jobs for themselves, or something in between. Fitting it should
be finalized while there. The vote was mentioned on Friday
when we were asked to think about it and talk about it. It
was mentioned again on the Saturday morning, and we were asked
on Saturday afternoon to vote on it. People were not ready,
so one person of each belief was asked to give the reasons
for them in front of the other Unicorns before the vote took
place in the evening.
actions of Lady Tallarn changed all of that when she threatened
first Akasha, then all of the Unicorns. Any support for the
Island was lost then. She came back and apologized later,
but the damage had already been done. There then followed
a battle , at the end, it was declared that both the Lord
and Lady Tallarn were dead. This led to the stronger of the
Unliving on the island taking control of the weaker ones.
The people of the island are likely to have a hard time this
winter, with no-one to cut wood for their fires and not knowing
how to get their own food.
the muster at the start of the day, a number of issues were
brought up, and positions given out. The group that had been
given the name 'The Forsaken' were asked to step forward and
were told that they were not traitors and they were not at
any time thought to be traitors.
hold the position of Battle Mage. This means that in time
of event of Military Action, he had the same authority as
a General. Farras, formally the ambassador of Far Reach, was
given the position of Foreign Minister. A number of other
positions were also given out. Vadek announced that next year,
he will be marrying Shiva and Bonding with Theya.
fallen from Saturday were remembered and anyone that had lost
a friend of loved one was offered help by Grendal.
were then given the information that the marines that had
come to help us were trapped on the beach and a group went
to help them. Not long after that, the fighting started. The
hospital was still set up from the night before, and those
that got brought in were healed as much as needed, but if
a bandage could be used instead of using healing magic, then
it was. The problem was getting the wounded inside, but everyone
worked hard healing as the warriors did fighting. During the
battle, Akasha teleported out, taking someone with her. The
battle was going badly for us, the order to retreat to the
ritual circle came and as the way was cleared by the warriors,
those unable to walk were carried and the healers continued
healing. More were lost on the way as the monstrosities followed
us. When we got to the ritual circle, it was discovered that
it was not working, and so we retreated to the beach. A group
went back to try to rescue any injured that had been left
on the way.
rescued those that they could. Those with healing healed,on
the beach. All those that could kept going between the ritual
circle and the beach to help carry the wounded to safety.
Cadrus Cornus helped us in the battle, though he was very
were picked up by one of the boats, and after a minute's silence
for the fallen, we vowed to avenge them. Shiva and They were
given the unenviable task of collecting the names of the fallen.
We were congratulated on our fighting. It was now time to
try and rest as we were taken to a place of safety from where
we could transport home.