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Plaxios and the Cloud Stalker

With the weather wildly out of order, citizens of the Serenwilde and Glomdoring communes turned to the four members of the Anas’im’aeklas for answers. Unfortunately for them, the leader of the organisation, Thalafir Oakvine, forbade his subordinates from accepting aid from the outside. Though some disagreed vocally with the assessment of the situation, all obeyed the edict in the end.

As days turned into months turned into years, neither a solution nor an answer was forthcoming. It was Coimrac Nightshade, the Guardian of Autumn, who eventually decided to countermand Thalafir’s orders and return home with the remainder of the Anas’im’aeklas. Yet as the group climbed the Razine Mountains they were intercepted by dozens of mortal warriors insistent on the fact that, secret purpose or not, what was happening in the Basin affected everyone and thus they would provide their aid whether or not it was wanted. Although resistant at first, the coven grudgingly permitted them to follow and led the mortals through a cave and into what is now known as the Plaxios Lowlands, a valley wracked by war and infested with mutated fauna.

Leading the pack to the leader of the Anas’im’aeklas, the true gravity of the situation was gradually revealed. In the distant past, a group of Hallifaxian scientists, led by senior researcher Juryk Plaxios, travelled to the valley in order to construct a vast and sprawling facility which could exert total control over the weather. At some point, either through scientific miscalculation or intentional sabotage by the Lowland’s indigenous people, the safety mechanisms failed and released all the stored Ethereal energy at once, transforming the land into the energy wracked fields still suffering today . Realising that their home would never be the same again, the peoples of the valley sadly left their homes and spread across the Basin. Yet before they did so, five families were tasked with appointing one of their members to undertake the solemn duty of watching over the ruins of the facility forever more, ensuring that what hubris had once wrought would never come to be again. This gathering, this promise, was the Nature’s Renewal… Anas’im’aeklas.

In recent years, however, a descendent of the original Plaxios named Odethi found her way to the ruins of the old facility and surreptitiously repaired it beneath the nose of the organisation, leading to current environmental situation. With the aid of those who had gathered to assist, Thalafir and his Guardians fought against twisted dae’aldim, ancient crystalline guardian constructs, and Chief Superintendent Entrias Pavok to destroy Odethi’s auxiliary spires which provided power and protection for her primary facility. With the way clear, the five members of the Anas’im’aeklas pooled their energy together to summon Sylvokhax the Cloud Stalker, one of the immensely powerful Ethereal Guardians, who once again rendered the complex a complete ruin.

Yet against all odds, Odethi Plaxios escaped the wrath of the Cloud Stalker, swearing that she would return with more lucidians to complete her ancestor’s work and promising a vast reward to any who might aid her along the way…

 

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