Turmoil 4th February 1101 AF
The Seahags or Hyrdracuse have been
harassing Unicorn shipping since their defeat at the Autumn
Accounting two years ago, This culminated in an attack
upon the Unicorn SHipards that were busy building the
new Lions fleets. Many ships were lost and so prodution
was behind schedule.
The Merfolk of Aquatanja (the seas in
and around Maurtianja) assisted with the policing of our
waters in payment for the faction's acceptance and help
with the Merfolk that had been struck with a mysterious
illness. The illness was discovered to be directly related
to the underwater ritual circle in the Solent. Any creature
going near the circle lost the ability to breath underwater
permanently. The not so aquatic Merfolk now needed somewhere
to reside and many took refuge with Merquis, the faction
Chamberlain, on the Isle of Gavelle. Other sea creatures
were also being effected and slowly a menagerie of unusual
sea creatures were residing upon Gavelle waiting for a
cure to their situation.
As if the loss of the Isles was not
enough, more grief to the Unicorn Nation was being dished
out in Rockholme. An attack of ferocious aggresion left
48 Rockholme citizens dead and a few others injured. A
full report on this atrocity, (that is being blamed on
the Harts faction in alliance with the Skathen) is available
in the Rockholme Gazette along with descriptions of the
At midnight between the 17th and 18th
of February all the known ritual circles in Mauritanja
were filled with large volumes of sea water. Other areas
around Mauritanja were also deluged by this unusual phenomenon.
The Mauritanjan Mage's Guild representatives, whilst assisting
with the clearing of the Circles, also reported an unusual
magical aura around the whole area they were working in.
It wass discovered this aura ewas extended to the whole
of the Maurtianjan archipelago.
Fluctuating Ritual Circles made ritual
travel difficult with adverse reaction effecting one in
three users. By the Sunday before the Emergency Parliament
that had been called due to the other disasters that will
be reported on in this revue, rumours of ethereal beings
wandering the lands were becoming more frequent. It was
soon to be found that these beings closely resembled the
Shadowkin. The magic aura around the Isles became more
defined and mixed with this aura. A taint of Dark Trade
that was present until most recently where its disappearance
coincided with a complete deactivation of all Mauritanjan
ritual circles for almost a week.
The ritual circle washout coincided
with the flight of a comet through the eastern Mauritanjan
sky. It was subsequently discovered that this comet was
in fact the Lions Faction returning from the void on Holy
Isles, and had been seen travelling through the whole
The following investigation revealed
that 13 Mauritanjan Isles had sunk below the water. The
Islands that were lost were:-
This required the whole of the Mauritanjan
fleet and others in a mass rescue effort. An emergency
muster was called, and with the preparations on Gavelle
nearly complete it weas decided that this would be the
venue for the Parliament. During the rescue effort it
was discovered that the Defences of the Isles, the Mists,
were not there. Queen Adelena activated them once again
but found that they did not maintain themselves as they
had done in the past. To maintain the defences she had
to perfrom the activation continuously.
From then until the Parliament there
were reports that large areas of Mauritanjan coastline
had been flooded or destroyed, Illyria was shrouded in
a fog of steam and to make things worse, on Friday 2nd
March, a large sea swell was reported to be heading our
way from the east. Finally a large herd of Pegasi were
seen flying North across the Solent whilst Giant Crows
were seen heading South West.
The Vipers and Skathen continue to
hold the coast of North Isle against the Unicorn armies.
Recent incidents include a large Militia Guild force arriving
over the weekend and setting up camp between the warring
factions. The Militia has yet to make statement other
than to inform the two nations not to attack one another.
During the Carnival of Horror, brave
Unicorn action resulted in the death of Monotone. Managing
to locate the 7 boar tusks that formed the lid to the
Blood pit, the Unicorn forces faced down Monontone's orc
hordes and War-leader Vadek Cain managed to push Monotone
into his own pit and sealed the lid behind him. Meanwhile
the Unicorn armies had retaken the island from Monotone's
orc and goblin hordes, but at horrific loss to their own
troops, some 800 men dying in the conflict.
Prince Manthar has decided that he
shall marry the Lady Gryphon and join their faction as
her husband. Stepping aside he put forward Warlord Vadek
Cain of the Ghostwalkers to take over from him, which
was rapidly ratified by Queen Adelena, Princess Akasha
and the rest of the faction.
With the Death of Monotone the blood
seas that surrounded Boar Isle have disipated. Shipping
through the area can continue as normal.
The combined Viper/Dragon Navy was
fought off by the might of the Unicorn/Gryphon/Calebii
alliance. The Viper fleet was left in tatters and the
Dragon ships escorted bearing the remenants of the Viper
Legion army that had sat on North Isle until recently.
The commanders of the Unicorn and Gryphon navies are trying
to track down and capture the battle barge Fenn and sink
the last of the Viper fleets.
Shortly after the Militia decided that
the land was rightfully the Unicorns, the might of the
Unicorn army marched on the Skathen and Viper stockade
on North Isle. The Skathen buckled under the attack and
the catapult fire from the Unicorn lines. The Unicorns
then proceeded to bombard the stockade and then retook
it, forcing the Vipers to retreat along Skathen tunnels
out to the shore. There the Dragon fleet was allowed to
remove what remained of the Viper forces and flee from
the area while the Unicorns continued to mop the remaining
The Unicorn and Gryphon navies, so
recently victorious in the seas of Mauritanja, pursued
the remenants of the Viper fleets into the Spine of Tebron.
After weeks of chasing down the vile Viper scum, the Unicorn
and Gryphon fleets eventually caught up with the Viper
fleets that were being assisted by the Aeyptian Fleets
just off of Muarabia. The Aegyptian fleet gave up the
Viper fleet after the Lion fleets cut them off from port.
The Vipers charged the Gryphon fleet, setting the Battle
Barge alight and crashing the last of their fleet into
the Gryphon/Unicorn line. The brief fighting that emerged
was soon quashed by the large Unicorn/Gryphon fleets and
the burning wreck of the Battle Barge crashed into the
coast of Muarabia. The remaining fleets returned home