AncientPact

A vision from the past

At the end of last game, Bahrash had received a sending to come to Permon, his superior officer in the Brelish army, back during the war when Bahrash still served in the Brelish army. 

Permon is a commander stationed at a fortress in the hills overlooking the pass between Xandrar and Arcanix.  His base insures no armies from Aundair infiltrate without Breland being aware of it, though the number of men assigned to his fort have decreased in the past couple years as Breland finds it more difficult to justify the budget of a large manned fortress guarding against a threat that might never come. 

The journey by airship takes seven days to return to the lair they captured from Kanakus.  During the journey, for a brief moment everyone blacks out, including chrome.  The darkness lasts but only a second, however in that time, Sam Haen, relays a long message.

Sam Haen appears much the way he was last seen, handsome in the way most kalashtar are, marred by a melted, warped mauve colored hand.   He has one other change now however, one eye, the same side as his hand, is solid white, with purplish streaks leading from the eye in a star pattern from crown to mouth. 

Gesturing with his hand, he relays in a single flash what he has done over the past few months.  How he wandered for a time, considering the removal of his hand but realizing the sickness was within himself, only expressing itself in the hand (and later as the eye).  How he eventually met with Kanataen, a psion of incredible skill relating to the manipulation of the body.  How he learned to control his own body and prevent the mutation from spreading, but unfortunately thus has failed in reversing the changes.

Just as his body changed, his mind grew more powerful, new abilities unlocking like a key turning in a lock by the flesh warping of the Dalkyr.    He continued to search for a cure, exploring the new country of Darguun, looking for some fragment of Dhakaani knowledge that might be able to reverse the flesh warping of the Dalkyr. 

He explains with a flurry of images and direct mental knowledge transference of how while in Darguun he has encountered many instances of spiritual unrest, the ghosts of those long dead returning to right past wrongs or pursue desires long left unfulfilled.  Some of these spirits are violent, while others have learned how to possess those weak of will.  He has managed to fight off many of these spirits, but more are coming. 

His journeys fighting these outbreaks have taken him further East, towards the Lhazaar Principalities. 

"I have encountered something strange, a changeling woman, with the Mark of Travel, claiming her name is Silk and that her skyship was taken.  She is offering 10,000 gold to anyone who captures the ship from the thieves who took it. I don't know who this is, but be on the lookout."

"I will continue helping quell the undead uprisings where I can, my ability to manipulate the mind has thus far helped with the possessions, but unless the Aerenal artifact is found soon, its going to continue to get out of hand."

Theran settles into the lair, using his abilities with engineering to begin securing the lair in case some of the surviving minions of Kanakus try to return.

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