Swarms of people took to the sea as sea warfare was discovered, giving people the ability to take their fights to the high waters, sinking vessels and besieging enemy cities. Several features were also added to cities, granting bonuses to those who defend their docks successfully, many left unexplored.
In addition to sea warfare, several islands and hunting areas have been discovered, giving strong and weak hunters alike places to hunt as well as fear. To the north, Mount Ijicen lies in a ever-lasting blizzard, the inhabitants mysterious and the creatures enormous. What other secrets the new changes to the sea bring, only the most adventurous of mortals will know.
Headaches, strange visions and inklings of something being off swept through Golgonath this past year, initially noticed by Malic, member of the Pyromancer guild. After a Pyromancer guard passing out in front of him, Master of Golgonath, Dimetrius, came to the realization that the strange afflictions were only affecting his previous guild, the Pyromancers.
An initiative, led by Viridiana and Dimetrius, began to track down the source of this catastrophe. Having spoken to the guild tutor, Zarkharnos, it was discovered the disturbance was none other than an anomaly in the Spirit Plane. The city of Golgonath spent months gathering the required materials to create a barrier to contain the spirit, uniting against a threat to the city.
When all the material had been gathered, they were sent off to Crafter Kargoth, who created a sturdy barrier to contain the excess energy so as not to destroy the Pyromancer’s Tower. Mistress Viridiana grabbed two nearby villagers, using their bodies as vessels to anchor the spirit to this plane. Once the ritual had commenced, the creature took form, but the magical energy was stronger than Zarkharnos had estimated. Almost immediately, Mistress Viridiana suggested sending the spirit away to Elysium where it was instantly attracted to the magical energy of the Storm Warden’s golden spire. Launching itself at the spire, the beast destroyed it within seconds, changing its focus to the local citizenry.
The creature has taken up home within the tower of the Storm Wardens, venturing away from the roof to kill the unfortunate citizens within.
Fire lit up the night sky as flames raged through the village of Khazir. After taking a bribe from Lamork, head of the Helmsmere Abbey, the citizens of Golgonath, including Lucia, Ashrabia, Dimetrius, Pyrok and Viridiana, set to planning the decimation of the targeted town. Positioned around the village, citizens of the demon city blocked off all exits that villagers could escape with.
After flame-covered logs had been tossed through windows and bonfires were built around the village, the area was all but burned down by the hand of Golgonath. Unfortunately for them, Ysallyra saw the glow of the fire from the sanctity of their homes. They quickly rushed off to find the source of the commotion, ending up at the heart of Khazir, where the Golgonians were delighting in the torture and slaughter of innocent civilians.
Spurred by the fire spreading into the forest of Ysallyra, the guardians of the trees decided it best for them to stop the fires and, in effect, Golgonath. After a day of fighting and frantic extinguishing of fires, Malic, David, Kenan and Dran from Ysallyra, accompanied by the rogue Derris, were victorious in pushing the Golgonians out of Khazir. Unfortunately, it was too late for most, as the village had already been mostly destroyed both physically and emotionally.
The citizens of Golgonath followed Lamork’s beckons to the magical tower near the eastern highway, where they had previously left a wine-filled goblet to mark their deal. After receiving the pay from Lamork, Golgonath quickly took to arms, murdering the greedy oppressor where he stood, but not after he cursed them with his last breath.
On the other end of the continent, Arkad stumbled into Ysallyra, paying them handsomely with the last of his coins, only to have them turn the funds down and donate them towards the reconstruction of the village.
Emotions flared after the massacre, leading Golgonians and allies of Khazir to butt heads. While it may not be known what exactly the future will carry, it is certain that Khazir will not soon forget the event that took place on these bloody days.