Cinderfel Online World Updates

Brandy Smith-Watrous

Newbie
New Hampshire Staff
MARCH
In the month of Drav [March] it was quiet in the beginning. The wagons of the Selunari trudging through the snows in the northern part and the cool humidity of the jungles in the south keeping the farmlands in Domari Plains wet enough to produce enough grains and such to keep shipping north. It wasn't until the 14th that things got rough. Just before dark, both of the volcanoes erupted. It was reported that Finna Harta, the dormant volcano on the lower half of Unmei and Mount Mithron, the dormant volcano on the upper half of Unmei both exploded and sent ashes and cinders miles into the air, while Mount Mithron caused several rockslides and a handful of Cinderfel residents were crushed, with more being injured. Finna Harta’s eruption sent up ash and poisonous air that when it came into contact with the humidity blowing in from the jungle of Killidery Grove and created a poisonous fog that killed anything that breathed it. This fog settled on the village of Crossroads for 2 days before the winds finally dissipated it. About 200 people died and all the local animals.

The Kotar Tribe's Biatas seemed to have gained confidence and abilities over the winter that have aided the Kotar greatly. They only say they have had a wise teacher mistwalk to them and they keep all info to themselves.

Rigg's main ship pulled into Black Heart three days after the eruption. Due to Tobias and Star's effort, the survivors were immediately moved to Mournstead. With many volunteering hands, Tobias led the charge to bury the dead and cleanse the town. This would prove to be a long mission for him. Spells were heavily expended in saving townsfolk.

In the City of Cinderfel there were some losses due to rocks falling, but overfall it was minor.

In Black Heart Bay there isn't a lot going on.

Kotar Tribe in the Tegan Meadows was quite busy infact, at the end of the month a flying ship was seen landing at their main base, dropping off loads of supplies. This allowed the Kotar a heavy push on the kikari that continued to push west. With a strong fortification, the Kotar were able to put a heavier front near Mournstead and Dellwyn. Then the kikari went quiet....


APRIL 1st-15th
In the month of Rendor [April] the warm winds began to blow in from the east. The mountain passes of the Wetiko Mountains began to open up and this allowed the yearly caravan line to make their ways up with resources and coin for trade since the dwarves have spent most of the winter with their forges running hot. The ice in the Harbors around Cinderfel City broke up and ship travel became a lot easier.

The snow slowly melted away in Mournstead, the Tavern was open with the Gargoyle guarding it, but Misu was not there to serve drinks nor food, due to being away visiting Cinderfel City. The Kikari continue to crawl around the edges of the forest, once in a while wandering through the tavern and knocking things over.

Meanwhile the work in Crossroads finally comes to an end on the second week. Survivors returned home and through efforts of many, supplies and farm animals were brought in, tilling that was about 2 weeks over due had to be finished and some of the hardier grains needed to get put into the ground. At the end of this month a statue was erected in the town square.

A Caravan bearing the City of Cinderfel's flags is seen coming down the Black Hollow Burrows and entering Tegan Meadows. It is bound for the Kotar Tribe in Tegan Meadows and seems to be carrying diplomats and ambassadors, for it seems to have a good group of armed guards with them.

There also seems to be a heavy amount of traffic in the harbor at Black Heart Bay.

[We pick up at the 3rd week of April if anyone has plans for their characters to do anything to the 1st week of May]

(PS I know there is some personal stuff that needs to be addressed and I will be getting to that ASAP. I apologize for delays)
 

Brandy Smith-Watrous

Newbie
New Hampshire Staff
Cinderfel World Update 2 3rd week of Rendor [April] to 1st week of [Nymh] 05.12.20

With the snow finally melting away from the Wetiko Teeth down to the Blood Gravel Mountains, the warm spring air begins to bring green sprouts and the trees bud. In Mournstead you can go crazy with the amount of peeping frogs at night and wake up bright and early to an orchestra of birds. Sir Alex has taken up residency, cleaning the Tavern and stoking the fires at night hoping for the return of friends. Wandering past in the evening reveals the giant white mouse sitting at the tables which have been pushed together to give him more space. He has a giant map he is carefully penning his notes on to. Then using colored powders and chalks to highlight the points of interest.

Changes that are obvious now the routes are fully opened are that the main Kotar encampment has branched. They now have Camp Rowan up beneath the hills south of Cinderfel City. The main encampment is now call Camp Alder and they have pushed south and made a third, called Camp Willow which is between the Echosis Forest and the Blood Gravel Mountains. Though Crossroads and east are still considered part of Black Heart Bay property and the enforcers have taken note of the Kotar restructure. This is causing a stir and something itself is brewing in the south.

There is slight activity at the lighthouse west of Mournstead, looks like Kay and a group are attempting to map the area out for dock areas. Percy begins to visit the lighthouse bay.

In Cinderfel a fleet of ships loaded with supplies departs for Silvermoon Bay on the Island of Tylwaer. The embassy carriages arrive back, they had cut their trip short. Ambassador Finn and Hildr are leading another dwarf into the castle gates, who appears a short time later and makes his way to the the lower gate district. A ship flying Tylwaer Nixee colors comes into the Port Royale and a caravan of supplies and people make their way towards Cinderfel City.

Cinderfel city itself is quiet and the main gate area with the open market is doing massive amounts of trade. The fields north of cinderfel are being tilled and manured. When the hot days hit, the odor is practically palatable in the city.

Black Heart Bay has a big celebration of blessing of the ships. Each ship has a wreath of shells placed on the bow for goodluck for the season of storms, there are bonfires on the beaches and it is a large success for the local's morale.

There is a ruckus from the jungles to the east of Butterby and talks of attacks by scaleless lizardmen and kidnapping of several villagers.

Gutrock & Sons Lumberyard hires on some more hands to fell trees and there looks to be construction of a warehouse and a office. Peggy Sue the bugbear has been seen by the old mine and has been talking with some dwarves and then a small sign appears one day, “Future Home of Gutrock & Sons Quarry”.
 

Brandy Smith-Watrous

Newbie
New Hampshire Staff
Update 3 [May 2nd and 3rd week]

Cinderfel City has begun to prep for a celebration of Summer in a few weeks. There are lots of wagons traveling back and forth from Port Royal, bringing in new wares for the open market in the city.

The Kikari have begun to change their tactics and they start hitting small traveling Kotar guards. There are reports of them using shields and the wooden weapons they can produce, but they are starting to use tactics of shields in the front and there is even kikari using bows and arrows.

There is a large group of enforcers setting up on the main road to Black Heart Bay. Any Kotar seen south of crossroads gets hit hard and fast. The Kotar are fortifying Camp Willow.

The skies of lower Bloodgravel Mountains are seeing a lot of carrion birds lately.

The lighthouse light goes out. Percy has begun leaving interesting shells and odd undersea goodies like coral and stuff on the beach near the lighthouse.

Sprouts of wheat and other grains can be seen in all fields of Cinderfel.

On the 22nd, there is a spectacular meteor shower that lights up the sky.

It is a quiet two weeks.
 
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