Timeline: Session 39

64/07/19 14:29: Taokaka the Kitten of Chiaroscuro, Kali the Ivory Siaka and I'tesham the Flawless Predator arrived in Chiaroscuro to retrieve the little girl. They quickly tracked down the Solars to the Temple of the Unconquered Sun and made preparations to take her. Not wishing to distract the Solars from finishing the cure they waited till Flawless Oak was done before approaching the little girl.
64/07/21 22:41: With the help of Zahida Saqqaf, Thaumaturgist of the Bride of Ahlat in Chiarscuro, Flawless Oak managed to churn the 7 bottles of Celestial Wine into processed Cures of Embrace of Decay. The work was wrapped up in the Middle of the Night and Flawless Oak went to bed Immediately. During this 3 days Alabaster Hand of the Heaven was out with those they already saved, who are now innoculated against the dreaded disease, gathering survivors and cleansing the city one block at a time. Alabaster Hand of the Heaven attempted to limit the Brides preferrence for violance to which he was told to mind his own business. Nonetheless the Brides focused mainly on cleansing the diseased with purifying fire and correlled those who are savable towards Alabaster's men.
64/07/22 01:21: While I'tesham and Kali was packing up the little girl's possessions, Taokaka sneaked off and disabled the guards to the temple. She then told her companions that she is going to scout the way back, and stole half the Cure to the Disease for the Dalzhan Refugees.
64/07/22 10:26: Flawless Oak was surprised he woke up late thinking it was still early morning since the temple is so quiet. He quickly discovered the tied up people in the kitchen. A thorough search of the temple reported half the cure missing but the mos alarming is that so is Alabaster Eye of the Heaven. Almost died from shock and panic Flawless Oak immediately tried to track her down.
64/07/22 14:55: The runner finally found Alabaster Hand of the Heaven and told him of what transpired. Making sure no one is in immediate need of him, Alabaster Hand of the Heaven activated graceful crane stance and chased towards the direction of Flawless Oak.
64/07/22 15:35: He finally caught up to Flawless Oak at the edge of the City where Flawless Oak could no longer follow the track because the kidnappers flew off. Of one mind the two Solars left the suffering of Chiaroscuro behind and ventured towards the direction of the kidnappers hopping to catch their scent again.
64/07/24 22:14: Flawless Oak finally re-acquired the scent where the kidnappers made camp the day before. Careful examination of the tracks seems to indicate that the little girl was not taken but came willingly. Flawless Oak hide the fact that the little girl seem more (inter)active to the kidnappers than with them. Needing to rest after nearly 2 days of treking, they made camp with preparation to follow at day break.
64/07/25 04:11 Something heavy is heading towards the Solar, Flawless Oak and Alabaster Hand of the Heaven took refuge in a nearby tree to gain higher vantage point. It ends up a large Rhino like creature is approaching them. It was a shock when the rhino spoke. He informed the Solars that the girls are the guests of the Silver Pact and she belongs with them and not with the Solars. When Alabaster Hand of the Heaven showed him his tattoos the Lunar represenative informed him that the little girl is currently undergoing a ritual that all Chosen of Luna needs. This is the first confirmation of her status as Luna's chosen. He also told the Solars that the girl will be returned to them in a fortnight. He also presented 4 bottles of Celestial Wine to the Solars as restitution for the thievery and asked if they can have the formula for the cure. More people know the cure means quicker this plague can be brought under control, Flawless Oak gave him the formula readily. The Lunar also told the Solars that at least 3 pockets of the plague escaped the City and headed towards south where they were lost in the vast wilderness.
64/07/25 06:54 Believing the little girl is safe and wanting to turn the wine into cure as soon as possible the 2 Solars returned to Chiaroscuro via Azure Chariot. For the next 2 Weeks the 2 Solars wound devote themselves to the salvation of Chiaroscuro and the discovery of any hints of Mecca - managing to succeed in both endeavors. They are revernetly referred to by the locals as the "Succor of Chiaroscuro"
64/08/04 14:46: Andraste and her lunarmate Maferath arrived in Rathess and underwent the Rite of Purification. For now, Rathess has a resident Sorcerer - one of the Celestial Circle no less.
64/08/11 09:18 unfortunately the little girls seems to be firmly attached to her palanquin so Flawless Oak sent it ahead with the carriers on a Azure Chariot and the Solars and the little girl followed on another. Upon arriving at their destination they purchased silky cushions and sweet meats for the little girl and formed a small caravan as disguise to visit Asamo's Estate
64/08/15 18:26 the caravan arrived at the gate to the mountain village and was told that the Monastery is closed though they can take lodging at the village. The 2 Solars snuck in to the monestery to find that foul murders have been commited and people were tortured for information. The ghosts of the murdered are tied there by their loyalty to their master Asamo. When the Solars revealed to them that Asamo is dead they faded away (returned to Lethe to be reborn).
64/08/16 19:24 Careful investigation of Asamo's vault showed that a Full Sworn Brotherhood has ransacked the place for no real purpose. The solars couldn't even tie the Dragon-Blooded to the murder in the Keep. It seems at least 2 seperate groups hit this fortress. There also seems to be no hints about the whereabouts of Mecca. Looking out the balcony the solars rememberd something about a Vineyard.
64/08/16 19:34 Innocent of the true dangers lurking about, the Solars rushed to the Vineyard with Graceful Crane. A search seems to indicate nothing other than some exceptional grapes. Then Alabaster Hand of the Heaven decided to search of the lake. Hidden among the weeds is an stone slab that lead to the tomb of the potentate. Inside the tomb the Solars found an ancient missive of orichalcum issued by an Amaterasu dis Gran Grees Eidas IV. It is written in an unfamiliar language that seems a derivative of Old Realm. The Solars could make out the words Atlantis (having seen it before in the Chiaroscuro Vault) and Mecca. Satsified this is the information they were told to find, the two closed the sarcophagus and left the tomb.
64/08/16 19:37 As soon as Alabaster Hand of the Heaven surfaced something grabbed hold of him from behind via the Guncase and started to drag him back. Activating the release mechanism of the case, Alabaster drew the Gunblade and freed himself by slicing through the straps, but not before smashing firmly into the rocks of the shore. As the water splashed 10 feet high from the force of the impact a red sash weaved its way though and slashed Alabaster's pack in two and took the Amaterasu Missive.

Flawless Oak immediately dived into the lake and threw up a wall of water as cover and lauched the powered chakram towards the assailants. A irridescent staff smashed the wave into a thousand beads that pitted the area with their impact and effortlessly battered the chakram to the side. In a whirl of motion Seong Mi-Na bashed Flawless Oak into the lake floor and as he bounced up a rapid succession of stabs cracked his wrist, ribs and hip. It was only the activation of his Barkskin that prevented serious injury. At the same time Alabaster was not ignored. Ryu Hayabusa is master of the field keeping Reach of Fate free to help Seong Mi-Na at a moment's notice and used Cycling Typhoon to maintain his closeness to Seong Mi-Na. The tide of battle is against the Solars as the mysterious assailants restlessly pushed Flawless Oak while keeping Alabaster Hand of the Heaven away and thus unable to protect his companion.

Desperate Flawless Oak risked everything to burn what remained of his divine energy to focus a single attack. The gambit worked, Seong Mi-Na was badly hurt. Having already accomplished their mission the two decided to quit the field while they are ahead. Alabaster tried to force the woman to stand her ground but for once his charm failed. Completely devoid of essence Flawless Oak tried to track the man who had the missive but lost the trail soon after.
64/08/16 19:52 Wanting to make sure the little girl is safe the Solars rushed to the village where they were lodged, not caring that a second ambush would have killed them. Only to find that the village is as peaceful as ever. Their memory of the fight is already fuzzy and in their memory the strangely dressed assailants has become 2 soultsteel plated deathknights bearing the crest of thorns.

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