Zaine the Lurker Tells of the Coming of the Order of the Blue Skull

PaxLair, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – December 29, 1998 – by Winfield – Zaine the Lurker, an entity trapped and in pain as a ghost, visited the PaxLair Mage Tower and warned that the Order of the Blue Skull would be coming to the area very soon; a matter of days or weeks. He indicated a book we retrieved a few weeks ago is a key to understanding this mystery. That book is located in the PaxLair Archives entitled “An Urgent Matter, by Seer Garak” and looks like a confidential note within the Order of the Blue Skulls. 

Zaine the Lurker (a ghost) in the PaxLair Mage Tower

An Urgent Matter
by Seer Garak

I’m sure many of you have heard of Ridley by now. This is the reason I am calling all of you together again. It would seem that our goals are not as impossible as we so recently thought. Even though the stone has become twisted and does not function properly, it may yet be useful. It is a shame that Zaine disintegrated on its trial run rather than turning him, for only he fully understood it. We must now continue the work without him. 

Much research is needed, and we may also need an efficient suicide device. One of us should find and exhume Zaine’s ashes and bones. We may also need to seek the lost ones that have slipped away, but we won’t know that for sure until some more experiments are completed. And as always, watch for the sign! Destroy this message when done with it. 


Zaine died at the Suffering Stone some time ago and the Order of the Blue Skull is known to be a secretive and mysterious group, leaving blue skulls in their camps as they move about the northern forests. Be on the watch for Zaine, the Order of the Blue Skulls, or the “lost ones”.

About Winfield

I am the Governor of the PaxLair Statehood. Our Statehood has four cities on the Chesapeake Shard: Dragons Watch, Nidaros, PaxLair City, and PaxOku. I'm an old mage and fisherman who's been around since the beginning of the Realm [1997].
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