Ceremony with Strange Guests

Mystery Location, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – January 5, 1999 – by unknown – Being awoken to her masters, Dell was summoned to join the Clan of Vampires in a valley of their ritual gatherings. It was to be here that they would seal their hold on Dell, thus sending a permanent and unwavering message to the citizens of Corwyn that they are not ones with which to trifle.

Zaine the Lurker and the Vampires

The ceremony began which required all of the Vampires to remain within the Circle of Enchantment. During the ceremony, a groan echoed throughout the stone valley, “Uhhhhhnnnnn…..”. One of the mysterious creatures known only as “a lost one” had appeared in the midst of the CoV. Looking bewildered and confused it seemed to listen to the events transpiring. Many of Dell’s former companions found their way to rescue her. The battle cries were shouted out as the mystical Corp Por was flung about the area, an Energy Vortex was also thrown in the midst of the Vampires and did fell one us. Arrows flew to their marks and three of her rescuers were forced to flee – two were not so fortunate.

Despite forcing the heroes to flee, one of the Kindred had fallen, thus keeping the ceremony from completion. It seemed a small victory for those of Light, as the denizens of Darkness feasted upon the corpses of the fallen.

It seemed that much of the control that was held over Dell was broken as a result and she left the presence of the Vampires to return to her friends and loved ones in Corwyn. The “lost one” remained however, trying to communicate with the other undead present. Although cryptic in his garbled speech, the lost one spoke long with the Vampires. From the conversation, Hephaestus and Charity were able to decipher his warnings of the “Bluuuuuuuueee…..Skkuuuuuuuuuuullll….”, obviously referring to the Order of the Blue Skull. After some time he began to wander, Blade and Varra DarkMaer followed the creature to the Suicide Device where he subsequently disappeared.

After the Vampires began to experiment with the device and examine the tomes near it, a spirit was seen walking the forests. An unusual spirit this one, quite unique in fact, a Lurker, as described in the various tomes found nearby. This Lurker went by the name of Zaine, and communication with him proved even more difficult than with the lost one.All in all, the events of the evening were very interesting, and most enlightening. At this very time, the Kindred search the lands for more information on this Order of the Blue Skull. Some information has already been gleaned, and new theories have been proposed, but only time will tell the validity of such theories. Fortunately, we have all eternity…..

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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