Lost Secrets of the Paladins Revealed
During Klangiary, 388CE, those versed in the arts of Sacraments were given to visions of a paladin seeking their aid. Briefly confirming with others in New Celest whether they had visions as well, parties went out seeking the vision’s source, going to such places as Spectre Isle and Skarch Desert. When they found no success in this, they turned to consult others, some to Dame Eluzmith and others to Lord Methrenton, both directing them back to Skarch Desert.
Having had the desert confirmed, the parties returned to scour the sands once more, but it wasn’t until another brief visage that Queen Kelly McCloud and those with her discovered a long-hidden passage in one of the desert’s caves. Following the passage, a ghostly paladin appeared when they disturbed one of the sarcophagi found within. After listening to the ghost’s tale and desires, a few others opened the other sarcophagi, finding another ghostly paladin with a similar, but different, tale and desire. Both of these paladins wished the aid of the living in a nearby ruined village, so the group set out to find the village they spoke of.
While some mistook the paladins’ village to be that of Dairuchi, others scoured the sand dunes of the desert for clues. It was Lord General Bandeon who discovered the ruins, not very far from the cave, when a dust devil swept aside one of the sand dunes as he was nearby. Calling the others to him, the Lord General and the other New Celestians were the first to walk in the village for sometime, but were shortly joined by some interested Gaudiguchians, though the attention of the latter soon waned away. The group who had the visions, however, continued on, deciding to fulfil the desires of the paladin they first awakened.
While the village was key to the desires of the paladins, a tedious task was also required to be performed elsewhere in the desert, which Saoirse Kissane-McCloud and Taevyn McCloud took upon themselves to complete while the others largely stayed in the newly found village ruins. When their task took them to the caverns below the desert, Athree of the Nekotai caught wind of their actions, and led a small group from Glomdoring to investigate the ruined village and paladin sarcophagi, especially the latter as one of the paladins had sent the Celestian duo to the caverns below.
The Wyrden group did not have long to investigate before Saoirse and Taevyn completed their task, fulfilling one of the spectral paladin’s desires. As a side effect of the task’s completion, the paladin ghosts faded for a period of time, one in triumph and the other in frustration. But for how long before the task needs completing again? And what did the other ghostly paladin wish done, that the living Paladins of the day would not complete?
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