An Undiscovered Country

Date: 1/1/2012 at 0:13
From: Anonymous
To : Everyone
Subj: An Undiscovered Country

From the Northern Mountains, strong winds blew in, carrying clusters of
crimson clouds. The angry red clouds coalesced into a massive storm over
the Basin of Life. Within the clouds, enormous ruby red eyes can
occasionally be seen amidst the crimson lighting that leapt from cloud
to cloud. From the eye of the storm, an enormous bolt of lightning
crashed down into the Avechna Teeth, striking the crystal left by the
Guardians of the Icewynd, shattering it into many fragments. Icy-blue
light erupted amid the sounds of monstrous roars echoing from mountain
range to mountain range. The storm suddenly died as quickly as it came.

As a new prophesy was discovered that led to another Quatrain from the
Verses of Magnora, a snowy presence rose up in Mount Wend, a whirling
storm of snow and ice, with flashes of yellowed fangs and black eyes.
Before leaving across the Northern Mountains, the presence cried, "I am
the Frost Spite and I hear the call! I honour the pact! The treasure I
have given years ago was used in the one Great War and now another. The
battle has begun!"

Later a glowing female form rose up from the Shallamurine Cathedral,
surrounded by a nimbus of coruscating power. It was none other than
Marani Veloske, the twisted undead priestess. She too left over the
Northern Mountains, crying out just before she left, "The contract has
almost been concluded! When asked those few decades ago, I have given
what was I have guarded for so many years. And now I go to claim the
prize! To war! To war!"

As mortals investigated the blasted site of the crystal sphere, they
soon found the entire range of the Avechna Teeth were plagued by ice
devils. Some of these devils carried shards from the now destroyed
crystal sphere. Following the lead of the latest Quatrain, it was
remembered the start of the incursion of ice devils began with a failed
experiment from the lucidian scientist, Atrian Lerit'r of the Arthar'rt
Observatory. (See Event 220, et seq.) Atrian Lerit'r was able to tune
his teleporting device using the shards of the crystal sphere gathered
from the ice devils. This allowed the device to open a portal to its
point of origin.

Thus, mortals from the Basin of Life were first able to travel to the
Icewynd, an ancient land that housed the lost city of Climanti. What
secrets are to be unearthed are just beginning to be discovered...

Penned by My hand on the 15th of Vestian, in the year 314 CE.