|The Sinking of the Isles
This was first blamed on Queen Adelena as the faction command
has issued warning to the Babd Catha on Forest Isle that they
must vacate the Isles or risk them being sunk. It was seen by
many that the sinking of all the other Isles was a terrible
side effect to this decision. Assurances were given from Queen
Adelena that no such decision to sink the isles had been made
by herself and that she had definitely not tried to perform
this act. Questions were asked if the Shadow Queen Vikaria still
had the ability to sink the Islands and Queen Adelena was able
to confidently announce that this ability was held by herself
and herself alone.
Reasons for the sinking of the Isles have been investigated
and there is still no firm answer but after a visit to the
new Lions "lands" by the coincidence the Lions had discovered
12 new islands and with their own that made thirteen (13 lost,
13 found!!!!) Scholars are currently debating and investigating
The Mists and Tides of Mauritanja have defended our Isles
for as long as the Unicorn faction have resided upon them.
It has now been confirmed by Queen Adelena that these defenses
have been lost for at least the near future. The Mists were
a gift, from Cadrus Cornus and the Unicorns that resided on
Mauritanja, to the Shadowkin who then gave the gift to the
Unicorn faction and specifically Queen Adelena.
When the defenses went down Queen Adelena put her entire
existence at risk by physically trying to maintain them herself.
As a result she was close to exhaustion and the faction decided
to free her of this responsibility. The ritual was performed,
it went well and Queen Adelena was saved. This unfortunately
also meant that the only defenses that the Isles had against
a massive tidal swell heading towards us from the east had
At this point the Shadowkin Queen Vikaria and her brother
Valdrazar arrived at the parliament and explained that the
defenses must be used to stop the tidal wave from devastating
the islands further. They proposed a ritual where they regained
the power of the defenses and they would use them to defend
the islands. This was accepted by the faction and so another
ritual was performed. The de fences were invoked and the faction
breathed a sigh of relief.
Unfortunately Prince Valdrazar did not think that this was
acceptable and demanded that the Governorship of the Isles
of Mauritanja return to the Shadowkin race, as the incompetence
of the Unicorn faction had nearly destroyed them all. Queen
Vikaria commanded Valdrazar's silence and obedience but Valdrazar
and his ritual team defied her. Vikaria, some of the loyal
Shadowkin and the Unicorn faction rallied and defeated Valdrazar,
who escaped by teleporting to the Shadowrealms.
This was not the end, Valdrazar returned with a small force
later that afternoon and captured Vikaria by binding her to
the Shadowrealm. Valdrazar proclaimed that the Shadowkin are
the rightful owners and governors of Mauritanja and that they
will be back. A heroic speech that left a bitter taste in
the mouths of all present.
Fortunately before Valdrazar returned the De fences of the
Isles were used one last time to defend Mauritanja from extinction.
The tidal swell hit the de fences destroying them and large
earthquake ensued. The Colossus of Mauritanja, "Amethyst"
was lost below the seas and many Cities of Mauritanja reported
damage. This was a small price to pay for the protection of
The Sea Hags and Aquatanja
It was discovered that the Sea Hags had obtained a Tankard
that could give a person a bubble of protection against water
or poisonous gases. The Sea Hags intended to use this to protect
themselves as they performed a ritual in the Underwater Ritual
Circle. A strong party of Unicorns went and retrieved the
Tankard before the Hags could use it. The Sea Hags responded
with a major offensive to retrieve the cup. They attacked
the Ships that had limped in the New Alozar harbour which
drew the Faction (and its allies) out into the open. The Hags
managed to take control of the Ritual Circle and capture the
faction mascot, Mogg (again), and Lord High Mage Ailwen. The
Hags used the potential death of these two to negotiate the
retrieval of the Tankard. Once they got the Tankard they retreated
to the Bay and escaped with the Horn Blade, Gavelle Chain
of Office and the Tankard.
The Merfolk immediately deployed to barricade the bay and
retrieve these items but nothing has been seen since. The
Merfolk believe the Hags may have escaped by land.
The Underwater ritual circle
Whilst the faction had the tankard a small party unsuccessfully
tried to investigate the underwater ritual circle (The Tempest
Circle). After an immediate attack which left Lord Nadrak
immobilised the party decided to return. This however was
not a wasted journey. It became obvious that a possible reason
for the unwanted effects could be blamed on an abundance of
Alchemical waste that was being dumped through this circle.
This gave rise to the possibility for the creation of a cure
for the unfortunate aquatic folk that have been effected by
The Mourning of Tar K'see
As is tradition Prince Manthar hosted a remembrance ceremony
in the name of the Ancestor Tar K'see where many gathered
to remember their recent lost. An unexpected guest made his
presence felt during a recital to "Lolth" on behalf of Malice.
The spirit of Briar, a recently deceased Lord and High Incantor
of the faction, summoned Manthar to him and blessed Manthar
with all aspects of Tar K'see. More importantly it reminded
all present of the troubles on Boar Isle. Much was done to
lay Briar to rest but it seemed to have little effect.
Briar left the Mourning and a heated debate on the use of
the magic that had left Briar in limbo ensued. Manthar proclaimed
that the use of magic must be more controlled and that Rockholme
would become a trial zone for the licensed use of magic only.
Queen Adelena renounced the proclamation and commanded the
calming of the situation. This arrived too late for Princess
Akasha as the heat of the moment sent her into premature labour.
Akasha was whisked away and assisted in the fortunate birth
of two beautiful babies. Later that day the argument between
Akasha and Manthar was ended when Akasha named her children
Malaki after an old member of the Ghostwalkers and Josephine
after Manthar's recently deceased wife.
The naming of a mountain
During the battle with the Sea Hags the faction lost a long
serving member called Esoume. His last requests were that
he be buried upon the mountain that overlook all of Gavelle.
The Tengu took his body and laid it to rest on a mountain
now known as Esoume's Peak. May the Ancestor Tar K'see protect
and guise him on his journey and may Ulri K'Kaka enlighten
his way with pleasure.
Saturday night of the muster saw the announcement that was
expected by the faction. Captain Shiva, High Admiral of the
Unicorn Fleets (and bane of many a cabin boy!!!) asked to
be relieved of service from the faction so that she may pursue
her now life with Lord Ivan Shoshoni of the Lions Faction.
The faction command accepted her request and sent her with
the good will of the faction and a gift of a statue that always
points to Mauritanja, where she would forever be welcome.
Her replacement was recommended and the recommendation upheld
by the Military Council and Faction Command to the effect
that Captain Tarvan will become the new High Admiral of the
Fleets with Lord Greystoke taking the reins as High Captain
of the first Unicorn Fleet.
Finally on military matters, the faction lost another long
serving and loyal member. Having worked through the military
ranks of the faction it was easy for the faction to appoint
him when somebody was required to act as Lord Field Marshall
of the Armies. His ability at co-ordinating small groups into
(and out of) difficult situations was renown and his battlefield
leadership in all his ranking years was proof of his ability
His loyalty was such that he was given command of the 2nd
Unicorn Army in Rockholme, and, all the affairs of the Rockholme
Revellers that were building what is now a fantastic Unicorn
City of free trade and enterprise. During the uncertain times
with the Dragon faction of Cymrja he led sorties of Unicorn
Peace Keepers into the mountains around Southern Caledonia
assisting the Bears against the Formorii and other dangerous
It was on a less dangerous mission of overseeing the work
of renovating parts of the Rockholme Citadel that tragedy
struck. Out of nowhere and without warning the area he was
overseeing was brutally attacked. With little more than his
dress sword he tried to defend the innocent of Rockholme and
died doing so. His name shall be remembered and honoured in
the city and by the Unicorn Nation. May the ancestors assist
us in avenging his death and the other 47 unfortunates that
day. He was...
Lord Field General of the Unicorn Armies