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Episode: In the Gloaming

Posted by Story on 12/30/17
With scouting reports and exploration notes and surveys in hand, with the docks and a shrine established, with the expedition to the burned Seat of Blackshore hopefully bringing Lady Skye some comfort now they set sail for home. They sail back across calm seas with good winds, until the gloaming of the final night before they're due to make port. Then a sudden storm blows up, terrible in its ferocity. At once, the sailors are terrified - there was no warning! No creaking of once-broken bones, no red in the morning sky. What is this! To and fro the ship is tossed, and the creak of the mast is a nightmare sound. Will it break in the tempestuous winds and leave them stranded in the middle of the ocean?

And then the storm ends as abruptly as it started, the wind dying down to a gentle breeze. The sailors diligently check the rigging, the lines, the masts - everything is sturdy. They heave a sigh of relief and start heading into Arx, but in the morning when the expedition group gathers in preparation to disembark they realize to their horror that Aislin Ashford is nowhere to be found.