The Legacy of Thorns

The Turning of Tides
How to make your enemy friends

Our beloved heroes are on their way to New Thorns to defend the town from the pending threat of the Rhagara troops, when Wotan gets an frightful call from his bonded sea beast Swafnir, fleeing its observation post because of the arrival of the undead leviathan, controlled by the enemies of the circle, which speeds the fleet up to land at the shores of New Thorns in one day.
The circle turns on an intercepting course to stop the Rhagara fleet, before the Realm troops can attack and sack their new home, where the former citizens of Thorns now life and try to build a future.
After pointing out the options the circle decides to scout the advancing fleet. Rin, Obsidian Snake and Wotan sneak on the command ship, where Rin and Obsidian Snake save Rhagara Takeshi, a Rhagara commander, whom Melody convinced not to blindly follow orders, but to stay honorable, from the shakles of regret, while Wotan slays the admiral of the fleet.
Using the advanced communication systems of their stealth first age ship and her incredible singing talent Melody sends her message of love, peace and compassion through the whole fleet, which allows Wotan to speak to the troops, reminding them of their true obligation of honour and duty. After a short interference from a dragon blooded commandress, of which Mountain Blossom Tree takes care of with his usual counter argumenting ways, Rhagara Takeshi is elevated to the position of commander of the fleet. While Melody shows the ship crew a new point of view of their own worthiness and importance to Creation, Rin, Obsidian Snake and Wotan take care of “sceptics”. After Mountain Blossom Tree finds proof of the foul treachery of House Rhagara against their on troops, Rhagara Takeshi and the assembled commanders of the fleet decide to defect and seek their future in New Thorns.
Will the circle be able to banish the undead leviathan back to the eternal darkness, where it hailed from? Will they be able to stop the black legion and bring the poor souls of the eternal tormented to rest? Will they safe the day?

The Heart of Darkness
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 8
A Question of Rin
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 7
The Black Legion
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 6
The Upright Soldier
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 5
The Monk and the Courtesan
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 4
Hunters and Hunted
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 3
An Unexpected Journey
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 2

Keioles is now bound in a body of a human child. The circle with the exception of Ukas Night, which still believes that she is the demon they found.

The building of New Thorns starts slowly. The democratic government structure begins to grow as Lorne is elected as one of the leaders of the new, growing city.

Mountain Blossom Tree is rather carried away, since the got a message regarding his sister, Ocean Dream Pearl, that she is now also an anathema. She seems to be a Lunar reborn. The main problem on this matter is, that she exalted in the Realm. He want to meet her at the island of Gloam. At first he wanted to go alone, but one after an other the rest of the circle joins him on this journey.

When the group arrived at Gloam, they found out, that a delegation of House Venev reside in the inn “schwarzer Eber”. But instead of going directly to the inn the group observes the inn and sees two Dragonblooded. The infiltration of the inn did not succeed and the circle is fighting three Dragonblooded. Ocean Dream Pearl supports the group and afterwards they go into hiding. Taking some detours the group evacuates all members including Ocean Dream Pearl, but they are also learning, that House Venev sold the surviving citizens of Thorns to House Ragara, which is currently training an invasion force.

Since the group fears, that New Thorns is the destination of this invasion, the circle decides to split up. Wotan and Ukas Night decide to return to Gloam and try to get some additional information about the whereabouts of the missing citizens and the impending invasion. The rest returns to New Thorns and prepare for the worst case scenario.

The Eternal Child
What Binds Us Together - Chapter 1

Die Helden erreichen den fl├╝sternden Hein und finden das g├Âttliche Kind Keioles, The Innocent Principle of Terrible Love.

Die Schlacht von Thorns
Der Fall von Thorns - Kapitel 9

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