Links to get in touch with Tempest Grove’s leadership:
Welcome back (forward?) my loyal subjects. My appointed leadership has done well, I am pleased that the harvesting operation has been dismantled, even if the process was unconventional. Between those three and the Cleric of Vesmir, I believe we have a full report. If anyone can contribute more here, send it to Peresh.
Collective Report on the events of April 22nd, 2259: Continue reading
Introducing the first major faction on the world of Arthos: the Sons of Sprawn. Originally a loose conglomeration of Orcish clans, they now stand behind their martyred leader to eliminate all pink-skins.
Who will you be fighting? Read up on one of the real threats to both Berphaunt and Whiteraven here.
Well met faithful subjects. I have read your reports, most thorough. Specifically, and I quote “Peresh Yarden. Cartographer and Professional Thief,” who took the time to compile the most information out of the lot of you. I would also see him interrogated on suspicion of thievery, once we get some law in this place. Until then, well done Peresh. Although not a single one of you brought me a tea as I requested.
I will summarize what I have learned:
Narrators are a new position to UW: Jericho. They act as a link between the largest groups of players, such as guilds and camps, and the Shaper team. Each one is responsible for one to two groups, playing recurring NPCs linked to each of them and reporting the encounters back to the Shapers, who then write plot for them.
Narrators are not directly responsible for writing plot, but rather carry or act it out, as a consistent role. Narrators are an important role to the Shaper team, as they help free the Shapers up from running the necessary NPC roles and writing the plot; as UW: Jericho grows, narrators help bring focus to specific groups or people that can be overlooked when Shapers have over a hundred individual PCs to manage every game.
Welcome our new Narrators:
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Some of you have witnessed the atrocities that are being conducted on the past citizens of old Jericho. This may be your past selves, or the lives of your friends and family. Regardless of what this may represent to us now, one thing is certain: The mysterious organization known as The Black Channel are using magics most foul to torture, mutilate and harvest the spirits of Jericho’s past. You, present day citizens, are their hope of either freedom, or a quick and merciful death.
Under the orders of your new Baron, The Admiral, you are to return Old Jericho yet again. The harvesting operation must be stopped and whatever purpose the Black Channel has, must be discovered.The Conclave and your town leadership are working diligently to find the means to send you back to that nightmarish place. Where time has no meaning and the air is pierced by the screams of your tortured selves.
Stop the Black Channel by any means available to you. If you find resistance in the past, destroy it. If you find allies, use them to accomplish your task while avoiding any unnecessary complications. There is no telling what may have become of past Jericho You may find hearts filled with light and hope, or those filled with darkness from circumstance.
The clock is ticking, the hours are slipping by.
The past increases, the future recedes.
It is time to end this madness now.
To the Good and Loyal People of the Great Empire of Berphaunt.
As an Empire, we have been the bastion of civilization that the world has always needed. We have brought order and peace to all the lands that have joined us.
But there are those that paint us as the enemy. Their own hunger for power has turned them away from the path that even the Gods of Light have set for them. They have fallen prey to corruption.
Tiefanue’s great losses to the Firstborn Dragon Styphon the Black has unfortunately weakened it to the state that fanatical religious zealots have gained power and are blaspheming the teachings of the Gods of Light in order to maintain their control over their subjects. These zealots have traveled out to other nations and have convinced them that they must war against us. This is unjust. We have only ever wanted peace and prosperity for all our citizens, both old and new.
They have moved against our great and peaceful empire, and in doing so, have not just attacked our empire, but have committed a personal and grievous slight against our Imperial Person.
The traitorous Nation of Tiefanue, led by their corrupt Church of Light, has kidnapped our Princess Louisa, beloved Daughter and champion of the common folk of Berphaunt. To wage war by sinister means is no surprise from a nation whose gods abandoned them on the brink of destruction. Great hardship and losses often weaken the resolve and morals of men and leaves them husks of their former selves. It is with a heavy heart that we see just how far Tiefanue has fallen. And, to our eternal dismay, they have pulled other nations and independent towns down with them.
To kidnap an innocent to use as a pawn, and to threaten torture on her blessed form, is the height of evil and cowardice from a nation that pretends to fly a banner of chivalry.
To the traitorous Whiteraven Alliance, we say this: Return our Daughter home. Make good on your boasts of honour and love for those that are innocent. Do not allow your previous defeats to corrupt you into the very thing you once deplored. If you return the Princess Louisa to the loving embrace of the Empire immediately, then we will enact no punishment upon your people. This is our solemn vow. However, if you continue to hide her from us then there will be no member of your Alliance that will be safe from the search that will span this entire continent. She is not just our Daughter, but the Daughter of the Empire. What would you do to recover your lost child? How can you pretend to a
follower of the Gods of Light when you hide her in darkness?
We are all well aware that there are loyal members of the Empire everywhere. Merchants bringing goods, Adventurers seeking glory, Mage’s Guilds that apprenticed under loyal Magus. We would ask you now to aid us in our search. If the Whiteraven Alliance continues to work in the darkness then it is the Empire that must be the Bastion of Light. We call on all loyal subjects everywhere to be vigilant. Help us find our lost princess, our beacon of hope, and you will be handsomely rewarded.
We know she is as dear to you and she is to us. Bring her home. And let peace once again flow through our lands. Those that would harm her, no place on Arthos will be safe from our wrath.
From Chancellor Cartagia, from the Office of Diplomacy and Statecraft, written on behalf of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Louis Berphaunt
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People of Arthos:
We live in dark times, my friends. On the island of Kalidor our brothers and sisters of New Dawn are the last bastion of Light in a sea of dark worship and undead plague. All across the mainland dark worship is gaining ground and the corruption of the light increases further every day. The Betrayal of the Empire and her allies has caused the cold bite of winter to settle in Melinda and the Shadow Isles. Unbelievers say that the world is facing a new age, a dark age.
But brothers and sisters of the church, I write to you now to tell you this. Ages are defined not by those who must endure them, but by those who look back at the actions taken during them. Let not our age be defined by darkness and evil. Let it be defined by those who stood against the growing shadow. We are the Light! Let this be the age of Cleansing Fire! Where all those who stand for good and righteousness unite together against the spreading dark!
I write to you now, from the heart of the Church of Light, about such spreading corruption within our own ranks of the White Raven Alliance. The Princess Louisa, Daughter of the Emperor of Berphaunt, has defected from the Empire and has attempted to seek asylum in Whiteraven lands but before she could be handed to the Church, she was taken by unknown forces. Forces from within our own ranks, misguided into thinking she is something more than a weapon used to save the innocents. Those who help in her return to the Church of Light will be rewarded. Those who aid in sheltering her will find only cleansing justice. Be warned that any who aid her will suffer the same fate as those who helped her escape. There is only one word for such an act, treason. Anyone who is found to have uncovered the Princess’ location and does not come forward with this information will be treated just as harshly. Princess Louisa is to be found and handed over to the Citadel for further questioning.
People of the world I send a simple message. Give her no harbor. Return her to the Church so we may gain what information we can from her about the weaknesses of our common enemy, the corrupt Empire of Berphaunt. Do this, for the good of all, the Gods demand it.
Archbishop Roderick Hale
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