Covering Days 43–56 of the 700th Year of Exile

However, what they found was much worse than that. Blazh was a powerful Paladin who had sworn a Sacred Oath to the Empire, revering it as many Paladins might revere their own gods. And for his strict devotion to the Empire, the Empress had bestowed upon him a magnanimous and terrible gift: A vorpal sword, magically hone to such an impossibly sharp edge that it could slice through steel like a warm knife through butter…

First appearance of:

  • Captain Nikolaus, Avolian Coast Guard
  • Eryn, Farpool Dockmaster
  • Anindil, Master Artificer

Covering Day 43 of the 700th Year of Exile

With Keldehender’s death, the ghosts that crewed the ship began to disappear. The storm took hold of the ship, and everyone had to quickly race to regain control of the ship, before it capsized into the sea. They were able to do so, but not before the Duma disappeared along with Captain Thora…

First appearance of:

  • Podpol-kovnik Markov, First Officer of the Zimu Duma

Covering Day 41 of the 700th Year of Exile

They continued onward to Skull Hill, being waylaid by Shark Pirates along the way. The Shark Pirates were no match for the combined talents of the Dragon’s Fury, and soon the crew found themselves sailing into the Port of Skull Hill…

First appearance of:

  • Mira, Guardian of the Pekelná Brána

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