I was introduced to sea creatures called the Frithen, so I
could see the Command Group about them. The Frithen are native
to the area we were staying. The faces of the Frithen are
grey in the middle with green striped down both sides they
have gills. I was told that there are many different tribes,
the two they know were the ones with white sashes and the
ones with black sashes.
The ones with white sashes are known to be peaceful and
they have learned a few words of our language. The ones with
black sashes are disliked by the ones with white sashes but
it is not known why. Their 'language' is a group of clicks.
The Frithen I met had black sashes, they seemed peaceful creatures
very interested in what I was doing, in particular they found
my writing interesting and looked at my book a few times.
Scathen raiding parties we were warned were out to kill
Unicorns. We later found out that these were of the Skin Claw
clan, these are assassins and a group had been hired to kill
us. We were told to be careful.
The Queen of the Bears has promoted someone to the post
of 'Laird of Rockholme'. the person in question was heard
say this would upset the Unicorns. This title is an old title
for the Lord of Rockholme.
Also the Skathen that landed on North Isle last week have
taken areas of the North Coast and given it to the Vipers
who say that because they have signed the Gathering Treaty
the land belongs to them.
The Lion/Calebii problem continues over an island the Calebii
have governed/owned for a hundred years. The Lions want them
to leave the island. The Gryphons have signed the treaty with
A ritual performed to remove the brand on Queen Adelena's
forehead was successful. However at some time during the ritual
Manthar disappeared and when he was found he didn't have the
After Manthar had been found, the command group and many
of the Privy council went to the Dragon's camp. Here Gustav
the Lich was seen. After they have been there for a while
they were informed that there was no ritual of peace on the
camp. When help was offered to power it up they claimed it
was against their religion.
At the Dragons there was much talking about the Gathering
treaty. The Dragons claimed they wouldn't sign it because
of an incident some years earlier when many of the Dragons
were slain. The complaint was that not all the Factions stood
with them against their foes so they didn't see why they should
stand beside them. There were talks of getting them to lift
a trade embargo so we could start trading with them again.
The Unicorns and the Dragons parted on good terms. The Delegation
then left for the Gryphons camp.
Ex-Admiral Shiva found out about two hits being taken out
on her by the Lions and wanted to declare personal war on
them. She agreed to wait and see if a different solution could
We heard that the Skathen were transported by Dragon ships,
and not by the Vipers. We know there were Vipers ships there,
so it could mean that there are even more Skathen than we
thought, or that the Vipers used Dragon Ships or vice versa.
It was pointed out that which ever way the Battle Barge is
The idea of an Honour Dual was suggested by Rowan, this
would be two Unicorns fighting two Vipers to solve the problems
The idea of thanking the Tarantulas for the help they gave
us was talked about.
The Lions have said they are worried about being attacked
by the Calebii. They also believe they will not receive help
if this happens.
While the privy meeting was being held a Calebii Delegation
arrived at the Lions camp. The meeting broke up and we waited
outside in case we were needed. Strong words were said by
both sides and things got critical when a Caleb tipped the
ashes of the Lions Generals onto the ground and rubbed them
in. The Caleb tried to leave and were attacked, Manthar shouted
to the Lions to let the Caleb out. Queen Sapphire came over
and told Manthar to keep out of the situation. Manthar gave
a rallying call and then told us to sheath our weapons and
to go and surround the fallen Caleb while they were healed.
We then stayed as a protective circle around them, going up
to the Gryphon camp healing all we could on the way.
At the Gryphon camp we were eventually allowed to enter.
Here we joined up with the rest of the Caleb who had run here
for safety. We formed a protective circle, the head of the
party came back to the Lions camp and talks here ensued with
Queen Sapphire and an ambassador from the island in question.
Just after this we got a report of Copper Spiral Skathen
at the guild tent. The Faction once again followed Manthar
and went down to the guilds. Here a battle took place, firstly
outside then spilling into the guild tent. Nadrak killed a
Skathen tainted with Dark Trade.
Lady Gryphon was reported kidnapped not long after this.
The rest of the afternoon seemed to be taken up with war
councils, in which the Lions made a large contribution. These
were to counter the attack on Mauritanja by sea devils. At
an emergency privy council meeting it was disclosed that Shiva
was wanted by the Harts for trial. Shiva made herself available
to the Militia so long as the charge was for assault and not
Nadrak spoke of his anger at being called a thief by Rowan
Crabtree, Grand Master Alchemist. He had been accused of stealing
from the fallen Skathen bodies at the fight earlier in the
day. The Unicorns were accused of killing 7 Skathen by the
Some good news to end the day, Princess Akasha and Shulton
have announced that they will be getting married at the Gathering.
Before the Privy Council meeting I showed a complaint from
the Grand Master Alchemist to the Command Group and to Nadrak
as the complain was about Nadrak. The complaint was
The command group found the whole thing ridiculous as did Nadrak.
He obtained a document from Queen Sapphire giving him permission
to pursue Dark Trade anywhere on Lion Land.
- Nadrak had killed on Guild land,
- Nadrak had stolen from the bodies,
- Nadrak had tried to prevent her from healing the said
- Nadrak had tried to sell her stolen property that she
had made a deal about earlier with the Skathen,
- Nadrak had exceeded his Authority by pursuing Dark Trade
on Guild land,
- Nadrak had tried to taint the guild with something that
had Dark Trade taint.
All but a few then went down to the Guilds to witness a
meeting between the Calebii and the Ambassador from the Island
the Lions are concerned about with, of course, Queen Sapphire
in attendance. The Calebii have said they will leave the Island
as long as they have trading rights with the island.
While this was taking place a group of Silvern Elves were
going around asking people to let their healer examine them.
There was an attack on the island we were on, so first of
all Manthar removed the privy council and the command group
back to Mauritanja by transport circle. The General of the
first army stayed behind in case there was any news about
the war to bring back home. There was a prolonged attack by
Frithen without sashes. It was a long attack but it was nice
to see all the factions working together for a change.