Ill Winds and Bad Tides, Part 3
A small group gathered at the statue of Mangata -- Archlector Aleksei and Prince Ainsley escorting three noblewomen. Rumors vary about what transpired, no doubt spread by the Templars who were on duty guarding it. Some claim that Princess Tikva, Lady Lucita, and Lady Sorrel sang a song so beautiful the slime on the statue dissolved away. Some say they sang the waves up onto the beach to wash the statue clean. And some say that they sang a dark song that summoned a creature from the sea, who literally _ate_ the foul stuff.
Whatever the truth of it is, the statue of Mangata stands clean of its dark taint once more, but scored deeply by its touch.