Preceded by the stench of yesterday's vomit, a goblin approaches with the wind at her back. Blueish green hair drapes her thin, scum covered body. "I have the deal of your lifetime..." a small gob of drool escapes the corner of her mouth as she continues, "... artifacts from ages ago." Producing a cloth painted with blood, she offers it to you for a few coins.
A hulking figure staggers through town. With limbs so thick it is not able to get out of its own way. As it lurches to one side, a grimace forms on its grizzled face. Quickly, it lashes out at a nearby rock, blaming it for the clumsy gait.
Snarling canines are being led into the streets of Jastrey. A sinister man holds their leashes and his rule over the dogs seems tentative at best. He rattles his pouch of coin and speaks in a loud, commanding voice, 'Come, join in the excitement. Be entertained and walk away a little richer for the experience.'
A strange hum fills the air. Distorted light shimmers in all directions, suddenly coalescing above, as both light and sound. A flash, a whistle... and then silence. A split moment later a grizzled and broken man falls from nowhere to land slumped on the ground before you.
>>> This adventure is heavy with puzzles. <<<
Dark, humanoid shapes can be seen peering from around trees and darting from cover to cover from the corner of your eye. When you turn to face the being, you find nothing but wind and a feeling of dread.
For the heroes of Jastrey, there is much about which to be concerned, all of which hangs over the city like a dismal cloud. However, let us not forget that, though there is darkness, there is also light. Gather together this Second's Seventh of Mentrischt for a night of celebration at the Nexus Ball! Celebrate the advent of two new Jastreyan immortals, the perseverance of your companions, and the reclamation of the Nexus. Pull out your fancy wear and cook up your favorite dish to share; The Shady Corner will provide the main course.
Recently, a span has opened to the secluded empire of Vostour. The small fishing village of Tsuri, along the northeastern coast, has come under recurring attacks from Tengu! Many of the inhabitants have already fled or perished fighting the evil spirits...
Over a year ago, on Second's Fifth of Beramosk, 5,733 NB, members of the Blood Bears, along with other adventurers from Jastrey, managed to finally kill Dreghor Veniir, the necromancer and younger brother of Garen Veniir, who had attempted to assassinate not only Garen, but the rest of the Blood Bears as well. Garen's concerns about Dreghor's research and plans at the time of his death have led him to this- going to the nether to find Dreghor Veniir...