Britain, Trammel, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – October 22, 2013 – by Ashlynn – Most mornings I make my way from the Shrine of Sobriety to the eastern district of the City of Britain, usually to stop by Sage Advice for the latest herbal news, or the Salty Dog where I often meet some of my contacts. I thought today would be like any other but I was certainly wrong!
Reaching the city limits I soon found myself confronted by small bands of horrid plant creatures – twisted walking trees, vine monsters, and other foul things. Leading each group were men and women – some brandishing terrible weapons, others terrible magicks. And I’m sure a bard may have led a few of them.
Eluding my attackers I soon met with several people attempting to mount a defence of the city. I quickly learned that a large stone beacon – not unlike a lighthouse – had been erected in the city and it’s presence was effectively calling fourth the creatures. Unfortunately the tower was protected by a magical field and we needed to slay some of the leaders of the attack before bringing down the tower.
The battle lasted a few hours as we cleansed the town of the creatures. Soon our attention turned to the tower itself. Our magics proved superior however – the tower was soon reduced to rubble and the remaining attackers decided to flee.
On the corpses of some of the leaders we found arms and armour bearing the crest of the infamous sorceress Minax. Not just a single example but many, suggesting these weren’t a few of her minions simply turned mercenary – but something far more organised, and they were possibly acting on her orders.
With the attack thwarted and our band of defenders victorious I thought that the end of it but I was wrong – word had reached the town criers of a similar attack on the City of Yew and for all I know there may have been further attacks since then.
I fear this may be the start of a much longer campaign and I urge all to remain vigilant and well armed should the battle come to your door.