| !https://db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/campaigns/72694/assets/309608/chaaya-s-quest.png?1398111550! | *If you have been* following along in "Regnum":https://regnum.obsidianportal.com, you would know that the party (calling themselves the Inner Circle) have been tracing Regnum aboard a Celestial class Sky ship, called the Chaaya's Quest (pronounced SHY ahz QUEST). This vessel, symbol of one of the 12 ambassadors who maintain peace of the Accords for the last 10,000 years, is a massive ship with an impressive breadth of 100ft and a length (from bow to stern) of over 440 ft.
*Currently, the Inner Circle* has 6 members, 7 if you include the Chaaya's Quest's captain, V. Akshay. Our current roster holds: a "Daedal":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/daedal Mind Mage with the resolve of a soldier, "Ayden Hammerdon":https://regnum.obsidianportal.com/characters/ayden-hammerdon ; a "Gosai":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/gosai rogue-turned-wizard with a brash tongue, "Tadje Al'Qudura":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/characters/tadje ; a mysterious "Yin-lord":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/yin-lords with secret fit for a noble, "Dr. Chen Kwatltal":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/chen-kwatltal ; a veteran "Changeling":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/changelings Astral-Mage of the Galvan Necropolis, "Lady Leena the Grey":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/characters/leena ; a stout Martial Sai "she-dwarf":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/dwarves with something to prove, "Graegga Stonecrusher":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/graegga ; and finally, a raging 10ft ball of fur and fury, an "Ursen":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/ursen Snow-Shaman from the Northern Country, "Mimir":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/characters/mimir .
*Our band of heroes* started on the Island of Baalgor, which serves as the international court of the Accords, a World Council. On official duty of the World Council, they were raided by a mysterious warrior-assassin who fought with a black-bladed sword that immediately was found to steal ones soul. This was the fate of one of the first members of the Inner Circle, a conjuring "Arudanni":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/arudanni bowman named Rem. (Read about this story "here":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/posts/broken-apart )
*The Inner Circle* vowed revenge on the villain dubbed simply as "Blacksword":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/blacksword . After several months of investigation and intrigue (leading us from Belfast, to Ith-Mahal, back to Baalgor, then to Quin-long, to Ith-Andral, to Bezroku, then finally to Galilee...see the map "here":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/maps-of-the-world-of-regnum ) we caught up to Blacksword. In addition, we uncovered an ancient and well-seeded plot of a megalomaniac dwarf bent on destruction and elitism, "Gazhur Drodd":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/gazhur-drodd , who was long-thought dead! (Read "here":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/posts/mission-report-bravo and "here":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/posts/lets-go-save-a-prince )|
|\2. *At the gates of Galilee* our forces gathered on the battlefield to stay the arm of the Blacksword and his amassed army, who was marching on toward "Fikir Tayfa":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/fikir-tayfa-tribes-of-the-minds , home of the Invisible People. We managed to called to our aid several powerful mages and wizards. We also commandeered three merchant skyships to serve as command vessels for our attack. With this aid, Blackswords army was dispersed. This gave our mistress martial sai, and her 9 fellow guardsmen, the "Veba Guardsmen":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/wikis/veba-guardsmen a chance to engage the Blacksword in mortal combat! Not without losses, though. As Blacksword used his infamous Soul-Wave to cut down THOUSANDS in a single attack...this included many of his own men. Finally, at the zenith of battle, Graegga struck a fatal blow! BUT it was our honorary member "Rascal":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/items/rascal , with his 'pure' heart that defeated Blacksword. (Read about Rascal's daring feat "here":https://regnum.obsidanportal.com/posts/the-first-15-seconds )|
|*Having vanquished* our enemy whom long since we've pursued, we knew the kettle was only beginning to bubble and boil. Not wanting to be infected by the heinous blade, the Guardsmen wrapped it in a carpet. We took the spoils of war, and then carried Blacksword's rune-blade to Bahari Al'men for further analysis. There, we uncovered something so spectacular...but that will have to wait till next time.|