An archive of current events and rumors in the World of Mythandar©, updated regularly for new Players wishing to join in and current Players needing to catch up.
See below for details on current storylines.
SPRING, 1490 IR
Once the situation in Northinghall has been attended, Sir Aldumar has announce his intent to meet with personages from throughout the Marches, to hear their grievances and concerns and determine how best to deal with them. He has sent word to Highsaddle that he intends to visit the town in two weeks time.
SHADOWS IN BEREGOND
The Baron of the West, in response to the recent events in Hamling, has dispatched Sir Marish and a force of twenty men-at-arms to that northern village. They have arrived, with the task of investigating the activities of the Swords of Beregond there over the Winter, and to reassure the people that their lord is attentive to their well-being. The Baron's troops have established a camp south of the town and Hamling Bridge, which spans the Whispering River, so as not to disrupt the town. They will remain throughout the Spring and into Summer ... The Lord Baron has also sent a larger force of knights and men-at-arms to Whispering Bridge on the King's Road west of Hamling where, it is rumored, a large number of Beregond troops have been encamped for many weeks. His Lordship has sent a formal writ of complaint to Gondaran regarding the encroachment of Beregond upon his lands during the Winter and protesting the pursuit of warrants against his subjects by agents of the Baron of Beregond.
The army of Beregond, rumored to number over 500 knights and men-at-arms, remains encamped on Beregond's eastern border at the edge of the Gondish Hills. Officially, the troops are engaged in training maneuvers ... According to rumor, the commanders are concerned over the mysterious and violent deaths of at least 15 men-at-arms and mounted couriers outside the camp and along the King's Road westward. Evidently, there is a "trail of dead Swords" leading from the Gondish Hills to the city of Beregond, and Lord Commander Orlonde is distressed that a number of important dispatches from himself to the Baron have not arrived.
STORM SEASON: A Saga of Nordland
Spring srorms have swept in from the western ocean and the first ships of trade have reached Viksted on the northernmost of the Storm Isles. Rurik, second son of Rolf, lord of Rune Isle, has made port with the dragonship Bloodraven and escorting two loaded trade ships ... Urveld Trollslayer, the aged lord of Viksted, still lingers, though the old chief's priest has affirmed that he will pass to Valkan's Hall before the new moon. Rurik's sudden arrival is taken as the opening move in the drama to decide the next ruler of Nordland's southernmost hold.
The dragonship Stormrider, escorting three knorrs (cargo ships) loaded with northern timber for trade, has departed Thunder Bay. The small fleet, commanded by the famed adventurer Thars Bloodaxe, is expected to make Beregond within a week, if good weather holds (though fishermen out of Beren Bay are reporting heavy seas and ice-cold fog along the coast north) ...
Adventurers continue to flock to Long Lake where a mysterious person, known as the Gaffer, possesses a supposed map to the lost Tomb of Karse within Greyshadow Mountain. Thus far, no one has managed to appropriate the map from its owner, by purchase or otherwise, though there have been several failed attempts at thievery and at least one large-scale brawl involving rival adventuring parties (a wooden walkway between the warehouse of Ketelmer the fish-trader and Olan's Leatherworks collapsed during the fracas and several people were lost in the surging floodwaters below)...
EXPEDITION TO EMPERORS' GATE
The expedition of Lord Aedn, has departed Arandor city and is on its way eastward. The Duke's son, with some 300 armed men (including eleven Knights of Arandor), merchants and dozens of hireling adventurers, has camped at Immerdeen and is expected to reach Sunrise Pass within a tenday. Afterward, the force will pass through Emperors' Gate and enter the unknown vastness of the Storm Giant Mountains, seeking a route southward to the Inner Sea. There is still time and opportunity for adventurers to join the expedition at Imeerdeen.
In Westhaven, the mage Silas Varale of the Order of the Blue Star has mysteriously disappeared. His tower residence in the Merchant's Quarter has been closed and sealed by Falkard, Arch-Mage of the Order, with no explanation of Varale's fate. Inquiries by the Lord Mayor of Westhaven (since Silas was active in city affairs) have not shed light on the matter, nor upon the Order's ambivalence in the face of increased activity by the Shadowguild ... Those aware of history know that the Blue Star mages were instrumental in stamping out the Shadowguild a decade ago.