allow me to introduce Admiral Peleps Aramida and Captain Peleps
Iruka. I am Belagra. We are pleased that you honor your duties to
the Scarlet Throne on behalf of the Realm without forewarning of
the necessarily unspoken details. Before I go any further, I must
have your unequivocal reassurance that nothing said here will be
repeated beyond these walls...
an event of vital interest to the Realm occurred. Have you perhaps
heard of the Thunder of Tumbled Ruins? No? Good, then. It is a First
Age vessel armed with a powerful weapon capable of completely destroying
a city. For more than two centuries, since our last skirmish with
Lookshy, the Wood Fleet has kept this vessel just over one hundred
leagues from mouth of the Yanaze River. At this distance, the vessel
may quickly move to striking range yet remains outside of the tactical
detection limits of the target.
weeks ago, during Calibration, the Thunder of Tumbled Ruins disappeared.
fact, by itself, would be a matter of concern, but there is more.
The weapon held by this vessel is controlled by means of a keyed
artifact kept in the hands of certain officials here on the Blessed
Isle. Without activation, the weapon might be launched but would
not operate. Unfortunately, spies have returned word that the vessel's
whereabouts have been discovered. The Thunder of Tumbled Ruins sits
at dock in the harbor of Thorns. As you are aware, the Mask of Winters
is reputed to be a sorcerer of some skill, and the Realm cannot
afford to allow him the opportunity to discover a way to duplicate
been chosen because your youth ensures that your accomplishments,
while impressive, remain relatively unknown to the principals involved
in this event, and your sudden disappearance from society, to pursue
this matter with the necessary stealth it requires, will not reveal
any sign of our response to our enemies...
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