Covering Days 35–40 of the 700th Year of Exile

Arriving at the docks, they were able to quickly hire the services of Thora, a mysterious captain from a land called Valdeheim … They made for open waters, quickly leaving the capital city behind. They began to adjust to their new life on water, feeling the warmth of the sun on their faces and the salty mist of the ocean on their skin. However, they did not have much time to bask in their newfound maritime life, as they were soon approached by one of the Empress’s flying airships…

First appearance of:

  • Pol-kovnik Blazh, Head Officer of the Zimu Duma (The Duma of Winter)

Covering Days 34–35 of the 700th Year of Exile

The group explored the winding streets of The City of Crimson Flowers. Seeing firsthand the society of the Karminova Empire. They made their way to the docks, seeing a large fleet of ships bearing the banner of the Crimson Flower, along with a few ships bearing flags they didn’t recognize.

First appearance of:

  • Bojana, Una’s Barrister
  • Thora, Captain of the Drage Raseri
  • Keldehender, Thora’s companion

Covering Days 30–34 of the 700th Year of Exile

She imprisoned them in the Spire, a marvelous shining structure that stretched two hundred feet into the sky, that also served as her palace. Though they were trapped in a gilded cage, it was a cage none the less, and the heroes bristled at their imprisonment.

First appearance of:

  • Sven, Royal Handyman

Covering Days 27–30 of the 700th Year of Exile

Finally they saw signs of a civilization — a small thorp in the woods. … As they skirted around the town, they come across a young Hobgoblin girl, carrying a basket of blackberries. The girl, startled by the party, drops the basket and screams: “Monsters!”

First appearance of:

  • Vesna, an Old Goblin Woman
  • Zoriya, Empress of the Karminova Empire
  • Galina, Vizier to the Empress

Covering Days 21–27 of the 700th Year of Exile

They found the most vexing sight of all, an impossibly long, 30-foot tall, red wall of pure light, that they quickly ascertained would set anything that crossed it’s path ablaze…

First appearance of:

  • Vasili, Lighter of the Beacon
  • Darya, Berry Picker

Covering Days 5–21 of the 700th Year of Exile

They quickly discovered that the world above was full of danger … they pressed onward into the forgotten lands, not knowing that the dangers they had already faced paled in comparison to the dangers yet to come…

First appearance of:

  • Professor Cartra, Head Professor of Divination
  • Tiberius Onerian Alvin Simona Trundleton III, Forest Chipmunk

Covering Days 360–364 of the 699th Year of Exile and Days 1–4 of the 700th Year of Exile

Their quests completed, the heroes were summoned back to the council, where they were finally told the true reason for their tests…

First appearance of:

  • Harriet, Gwenalee Cleric of Par Felandon
  • Gurjari Chamaktaara, Shivani’s Older Sister
  • Anshu Chamaktaara, Shivani’s Younger Brother
  • Mother Valanthe, Head Cleric of Gwenalee in the Undernation

Covering Days 358–360 of the 699th Year of Exile

The very next evening, each of them were visited by a member of the council and each of them were offered a quest that would test their skills individually. Because the Council had to be sure they had selected the right heroes…

First appearance of:

  • Ace and Brock, burly citizens of Par Tivian
  • Chanterelle Enoki, kidnapped mushroom farmer
  • Erin Murhat, member of the City Guard
  • Eremil, the Thrice-Doomed Necromancer
  • Grimhook, worshipper of the Snake God Zmiya
  • Jacob, Gwenalee Acoylte and Mushroom Shop caretaker

Covering Days 354–357 of the 699th Year of Exile

Then, they found what they were looking for, the flail snails. They disabled the first snail before it even knew what hit him, tossing it into their magical hole. However, as they began to set in on the second snail, they heard a terrible bellow. “You dare walk into a Minotaur’s Lair?! Flee!”…

First appearance of:

  • Erinan ar Srinan, leader of the Srinan Clan and oldest of Emmani’s younger sisters
  • Edelmira, Elena, and Embla, Emmani’s younger sisters
  • Ruhan Chamaktaara, Shivan’s Mother
  • Justin, Travis, and Griffin, the Chamaktaara Household butlers
  • Professor Frederick Woodleaf, a halfling scholar of that magical arts