Act One / Episode – 01
Session Date: January 01, 2012
In which persons of great destiny will meet, lightning will be fought, a potent prophecy will be spoken, and important events will unfold . . .
Naedas Lutand, a young nobleman, and Sitani Wo, a fledgling monk, travel to the township of Danaris for the Festival of the Sixteen Moons. Together with Pontus Varjo, apprentice to a local seer and master of one moon, the three of them are to undergo a right of passage, travelling to see the well-respected seer that lives on the lake outside Lightspring, from whom they will receive their first prophecy.
The trio departs after enjoying sausages prepared by Pontus’ destitute single mother, and while they travel Naedas introdues the others to Taga, his Eidolon. A dangerous lightning storm starts unexpectedly, and the young men defend themselves from a group of Elemental Creatures that crashed down to the ground.
Pontus, injured in the fight, is carried the rest of the way to Lightspring by Sitani, and they are welcomed into an inn to stay the night. In the morning they are met by the androgynous 13-year-old apprentice to the sear (and master of nine moons) Ahna, who had been waiting for them. Ahna guides them across the lake, though Sitani chooses to swim across fearing reprimand for not accepting the challenge.
When they meet with the Seer, he seems distracted and exhausted. Though he claimed to have spent the last several months studying prophecies relating to the trio, he seemed uninterested in giving them the prophecy that will make them adults. When they finally get their prophecy, Pontus interrupts numerous times to disrespect the seer and attack the validity of the divination school.
The seer becomes frustrated and leaves to another room, waiting for the trio to show themselves out. After consulting Ahna on why his master was so agitated, and asking questions on the other work the seer has been doing, the apprentice rows them back to shore — with the exception of Sitani who, once again, swims.
The trio become upset when they notice they are being watched by a woman dressed in brown leathers, but they spend some time debating if they should pursue her, and are subsequently unable to follow her trail.
Bandits attack the group while they make their way back to Danaris, and though Sitani falls early in the fight to the bandit leader, Pontus uses his spells to incapacitate the majority of them. Armoured figures speaking a foreign language approach at a run, and after their leader casts Detect Chaos on the conflict they fan out and begin incapacitating all involved parties. Naedas and Taga surrender, but Pontus casts Acid Hands on the already incapacitated victims of his Colour Spray, then begins beating them further with his hands. When a Calm Emotions spell is unsuccessful, the armoured figures are forced to beat him unconscious.