The Circle took a brief respite in Emberblossom.
Liana spend most of her time recovering and soul-searching for her purpose. Sails dove deep into some of her private scrolls on the art of war, and started drilling her Fog Devils.
Andraste took care of setting up a local business and convened with the Hori Tandoori. A first batch of `medicine` was produced for the Mistress of the Markets.
With business done in the backwater city, Sails launched the Fog Slicer towards Fireshade, with the intent of visiting her contacts. Upon arriving, she gently directed Liana to relax a bit at Fireshade Relaxation Resort, and made her way to the Merrow Reejerey, Andraste in tow. At the tavern, she conversed at length with Rock Lobster, exchanging gossip, tales and rumour over drinks on Andraste's tab. From him, she learned of a certain person looking for a captain mad enough to sail into storms for ancient tales of treasure. Intrigued, Sails made a mental note to contact him later and departed for Madame Fey's to blow of some steam with her crew. In the meantime, Liana soaked a bit in the hot springs, prefering to not partake in the more carnal delights, for now, despite drawing plenty of attention herself from patrons and staff alike. Andraste declined to attend as well, and on the adivce of Sails, made her way to the Rusty Barnacle.
Andraste got conned into drinking and eating the tourist special and soon made her way back to the ship, stomach thouroughly sanitized. After Sails concluded her pleasant encounter with her companions, she moved on to business, finding Content Not Found: ruka-the-collector at her the bordello, picking up Liana on the way. An interesting conversation later, in which she learned of the retired Tomb Raider's current interests and gauged his personality. Satisfied with her findings, Sails floated the possibility of being hired to retrieve a bow made of heavenly metal from a storm-crowned island. They agreed to meet up on her ship the next day.
The next day, the meeting flowed in similar vein, with the Circle agreeing to work on behalf of the Collector. Wasting no time, they set sail that very day, taking along two of Ruka's experts, Two Steps Safe and Glass Wind Lover. It took a week to arrive at the destination, a small island cloaked in wind, thunder and lighting. Eyes ablaze, a smile on her lips, rudder in her right and Mistweaver in her left hand, Sails pointed Fog Slicer directly towards her destination. In a display of sailmanship seldom witnessed, she rode the stormwinds, slicing through the waves, a golden disk briefly flaring on her brow, quickly expanding into a burning, golden glow.
They had arrived.
Hori Tandoori, lord of the Emberblossom isles
Rock Lobster, owner of the Merrow Reejerey
Madame Fey, busniesswoamn in Fireshade
Ruka, the Collector, retired tomb raider
Two Steps Safe, trapper in service to Ruka
Glass Wind Lover, geomancer in service to Ruka
- Mortega could be a strong ally
Establish Outpost on the Emberblossom Isles Resolved
- Expand the outpost on the Emberblossom Isles
Return the stolen guild goods Resolved
- Explore the ruins on the Island of Storms
- Retrieve the heaven-metal bow for Ruka
- Find Artifacts of Power to combat the Realm