Season 2: The Jealous Son

Beginning Erenel Date: 4th of Narwon, 625
Season 2 runs from January 7th, to April 1st, 2021
 
As the Sanguis man sits upright on the wall behind him, a loud howl sounds in the distance. With one hand, he clutches a sizable gash in the side of his silver-lined leather armor. With his other, he holds a crossbow, waiting for what’s to come.   He knows he is trapped but clings to the hope of making it through just one more night. “Just some rest and I’ll have the strength,” he thinks to himself while wincing in pain from readjusting to grab his last potion.   As the howling closes in, the thump of enormous footsteps follow. The Sanguis man sees a towering dark outline down the hall. A faint whisper is heard from the chamber itself. He sighs and secures his last remaining bolt, raising the crossbow as high as his remaining strength will let him.   Oblivion has come.
 

Emissary Location

Tonarian Continent

The Emissary hall has moved to the Elumian Forest in the Sundermist Tips' shadow, close to the Wood Elf village Aerowyn. The scarred and abandoned Haunted Lands lie a week's travel west, the once-great Varhul Minotaur empire's ruins all but forgotten.   Krovian trade ships from the Crown of Tonarian and port city Vissari make their way across the Azure Bay to Cendelius, all. At the same time, Caelian, who remain from Ragnar Stormbearer and the Oakhammers defeated army, takes residence in the Mistwood.
 

Seasonal Currency: Marks of Midnight

Players can now earn a seasonal currency called Mark of Midnight throughout Season 2. Marks can be used to purchase wares from Kroa Grigal at the Midnight Eyrie Camp
  How to Earn Marks (awarded 1 per event)
  • Complete an adventure
  • Help a party by being a mercenary (1 /week)
  • Participate in Weekly RP Events or World Events,
  • Fight a World Boss
  • Recruit a new player to Living Erenel
  • What to buy?
  • 50 gold: 1
  • 1 Extra Downtime Day: 3
  • DM NPC Roleplay: 3
  • The Safe Space: 6
  • Flutterfluff: 8
  • +1 Weapon (50gp weapon value) or +1 Wand of War Mage: 12
  • Personal Quest (5) total for S2: 12
  • Boon of the Silver Maiden: 15

  • Marks Expire on April 1st, 2021 To spend marks, post your purchase in the Discord #seasonal-wares channel. Once a moderator approves the Downtime with an emote, the Player may make adjustments to their character sheet. A moderator will help if mounts, pets and magic items are purchased in Foundry. Spending marks does not require downtime days.

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    Weekly Update: January 7th

    Living World: 4th - 10th of Narwon, 625
    Downtime Days: 4

    Chronicle Adventure

    Midnight's Call Part 1
    2 Session Adventure with the monster affix Merciless.
    Merciless: This creature is relentless and will continue to attack its current or closest target until it is killed or its target is killed.  

    Weekly Roleplay Event

    Saturday, January 9th | 6:00 PM EST
    A mysterious and very diverse group of characters have come to the Emissary Hall on a mission of their own.  

    WORLD EVENT: THE FIRST ANNUAL BARGRUM BOOZEBEARD BATTLE BOWL BRAWLS

    Over the next 6 weeks, Bargrum Boozebeard invites anyone brave enough to join him in the town of Boozebeard for adventurer on adventurer action!   Have a friend who you think deserves to have their brains spilled out onto the arenas floor? Maybe you and a friend know someone else who deserves their brains to spill gloriously on the arena floors?   Do you like prizes and wealth? Or maybe you just want to let others know you're the best?!   Bargrum has it all!   Each week is a different PvP event and the adventurers who perform the best by the end get rewarded for their deeds done well!   Note: World event does not adventure lock. No deaths are permanent. Members of the Lantern Priests and Brothers of Ol' Firebeard stand at the ready to ensure all participants, man or machine, walk away relatively pain free. "In accordance with Krovian Act of 385 EoBO: Subsection, Gladiatorial Rights in Modern Day Krov."
      Week 1: King of the Pit
    Week 2: Team Deathmatch
    Week 3: Titan Defense
    Week 4: Fragile Alliance
    Week 5: Deathmatch
    Week 6: Participant Murders

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    Weekly Update: January 14th

    Living World: 11th - 17th of Narwon, 625
    Downtime Days: 4

    Chronicle Adventure

    Midnight's Call Part 2
    2 Session Adventure with the monster affix Merciless. If Part 2 is complete, the seasonal vendor unlocks!
    Merciless: This creature is relentless and will continue to attack its current or closest target until it is killed or its target is killed.  

    WORLD EVENT: THE FIRST ANNUAL BARGRUM BOOZEBEARD BATTLE BOWL BRAWLS

    Week 2! See above for details or #world-events in the Gamingbrew Discord.  

    New This Week

    Patch Notes 2.1: Living Erenel Character Creation
    Masterwork Gear! Masterwork Armory
    Player Articles in the Living Erenel Player Folder on the home page.

    Weekly Update: January 21st

    Living World: 18th - 24th of Narwon, 625
    Downtime Days: 6

    Faction Adventure

    Search for the Lucent Temple Part 2
    The Unbound continue their search for information to uncover the lost Hushed Lucent Temple.  

    Faction Roleplay Event

    Saturday, January 23rd | 4:00 PM EST
    The Tempest King summons the Vice to his ship sanctuary, Dreadnaught. The reason for his summons is unknown.  

    WORLD EVENT: THE FIRST ANNUAL BARGRUM BOOZEBEARD BATTLE BOWL BRAWLS

    Week 3! See above for details or #world-events in the Gamingbrew Discord.  

    New This Week

    Shopping Master List
    Seasonal Currency: Marks of Midnight.
    The Midnight Eyrie Camp unlocks. Marks can now be used to purchase wares from Kroa Grigal at the Midnight Eyrie Camp! Marks Expire on April 1st, 2021.   To spend marks, post your purchase in the Discord #seasonal-wares channel. Once a moderator approves the Downtime with an emote, the Player may make adjustments to their character sheet. A moderator will help if mounts, pets and magic items are purchased in Foundry. Spending marks does not require downtime days.

    Weekly Update: January 28th

    Living World: 25th of Narwon - 2nd of Gwaeron, 625
    Downtime Days: 6

    Great Hunt

    Molderbloom Titan
    Great beasts roam Erenel. These difficult "world bosses" require a large group of players and an intelligent strategy to overcome. All level ranges may join the Great Hunt but are at the mercy of the beast. Death is defining!  

    Faction Roleplay Event: Sunderwolf

    Friday, January 29th | 4:00 PM EST
    Wreckage of a Caelian longboat has washed ashore bearing the mark of the deceased Warlord, Ragnar Stormbearer. Approaching the longboat, the Sunderwolves feel the bond pulsing with arcane energy.  

    WORLD EVENT: THE FIRST ANNUAL BARGRUM BOOZEBEARD BATTLE BOWL BRAWLS

    Week 4! See above for details or #world-events in the Gamingbrew Discord.

    Weekly Update: February 4th

    Living World: 3rd - 9th of Gwaeron, 625
    Downtime Days: 4

    Chronicle Adventure

    Piercing the Veil
    With the Midnight Eyrie occupied, they require a group of adventurers to venture back into the Elumian Forest to gather more information from an eccentric Umbral Wizard by the name of Revek Melkava.  

    Arrival Page 1

    Those idiots in the Willow's Eye can't be bothered with real knowledge... To think they've sat on this treasure trove for so long and have not sought it out. What is Oriax's mission anyway? That blind obsession with containing the uncontainable, and yet here we stand in the presence of it in nearly all of its glory. This place takes much from it; it is thick but not thick enough to be overwhelming. It creeps and edges forward ever so slowly and yet has gone unnoticed in these deep and dense woods. Daneth was a cautious man, but his recent distractions in his second life have nearly let this place slip into something... dangerous. It matters not. I have brought my students, some of the brightest minds in the royal college, to explore this place.(edited)  

    Initial Findings Page 2

    Whispers... never-ending and always taunting. It most certainly is here, and its... creatures stalk at every corner. The air here is thick; it is not like the void. It is the void. As much as could be found on our plane at any rate. Progress proves difficult. Every step forward has cost me time and several of my students. The Royal College has sent additional guards to Cendelius, where I retrieve them before sending them here. If that damn fool of an arch chancellor thinks he can steal the most significant find since the sacrifice... I digress. This place is a mix of the mortal plane and the void itself.   However, umbral magic and all other forms of magic seem to be diminished. Wards do not last, light does not last, anything not borne of the void is expelled or discouraged from remaining. I fear the creatures that stalk us are the remains of those who came before. Our first casualty cascaded into many others, even I was quickly surprised. We had prepared the body for burial, and after an hour of digging, those slugs of apprentices... children with no work ethic, the body quickly changed.   The magic of his adventuring gear and anything else that remained quickly faded. Almost immediately, it beset upon the other students. It was... a fascinating display. The other Dark One's hosts are usually alive or serve as a catalyst to bear the horror into this realm. This... Kro'zak... simply consumes the bond, the soul, everything... leaving a mindless husk in its wake. Our journey here has only brought more questions, but I'm confident I can make some use of the local manor as a better place to research.  

    That Damned Temple Page 3

    Daneth... before he found true purpose, he was a cleric to the Creator. If I recall his journal, this place was built before the sacrifice. Interestingly, it would be dedicated to the Silver Maiden. It is not customary for her followers to show this kind of dedication. Could it actually be a temple to Him? No... he has made it very clear his position on our existence. In fact, one of my former idiot students offered himself to the Obliterator. "I accept your gift! Please, Al'Madoon, spare me from this nightmare!". His final words before that sweet sensation of destruction... A doppelganger of a god, masquerading as an Architect, but... his influence, the way he molds this space around us. Could he be a flaw in the universe itself? A jealous son that seeks to destroy what his brothers have built? Perhaps so, but perhaps Kro'zak is merely just a child of a Vacuous, playing its silly games, biding its time... but to what end? He seeks our complete destruction, but yet he doesn't throw his might at us? To what end? It makes no sense... but that's precisely why WE will stay. My last remaining students will accompany me to the temple. We will find our answers there. The wards etched into the floors are challenging to see in the temple, but in these catacombs... it is clear. We truly have found him. "Oblivion's Gate" written and empowered with Vacuous energy, an energy that is not so easily consumed and destroyed by him. There is no bond here; it cannot exist as his hunger would snuff out any life or power within his influence. The catacomb will be where we conduct most of our work. His voice is no longer our own there. It is dark and heavy. It nearly feels as though we are conversing with the Vacuous itself.  

    The Stones Page 4

    The idiots... the miserable bloody idiots... I have exhausted my supply of help. "The college's finest in umbral research" It becomes increasingly clear why the umbral studies have all but been expunged. Harpel was a dead end, that eccentric ungrateful cur of a man and to think I offered him a spot at this table... this find. Soon I will need to hunt down Kro'zak's latest atrocity to shut him up for another couple of days. This familiarity is unsettling even for such an experienced Umbral scholar as myself... some peace would be a nice change even in this damned place.   Three stones to guard the path... not made, not empowered by the bond. Not tethered to this plane by the might of its god but instead empowered by that which has no bond. The Vacuous pact, a once in existence deal to keep the mad devourer chained between that which is and that which isn't. The Hand of Ma, grasping what once was the crystal of a Fallen Star. It symbolizes hope and the struggle beyond the stars, offering her prayers to the Parasite. The Tome of Oriax, an encyclopedia of knowledge into the Willow's Eye and its pursuit of knowledge. A collaboration of similar minds, the Willow's Eye and the Writhing Oculus. The Burden of Self, a mirror that shows the depths of one's true greatness, or lack thereof. A twisted and vain object befitting of a union between the Foremother and the Mind Spike. All three are now missing, and all three must be returned...  

    Revelations Page 5

    I... I have paid the price for my hubris... I... I cannot continue... the wardstones must be returned... The Vacuous pact has been betrayed. They have taken the stones. He must not be freed... My notes... his journal... I pray they do not survive my final act. The only one to truly cross the threshold... at great cost to himself. He remains trapped, and he MUST remain trapped. Oblivion has come for us all.
     

    Weekly Update: February 11th

    Living World: 10th - 16th of Gwaeron, 625
    Downtime Days: 4

    Chronicle Adventure

    The Price of Vanity
    With newfound knowledge of what is transpiring in the region and the information gleaned from Revek's notes, the Midnight Eyrie have turned their focus on finding the various wardstones. A deal was recently struck with an Elvish Noble and collector in the heart of Cendelius and a payment was made to retrieve the artifact. However, an additional request was made before the stone can be obtained and one that cannot be filled by a military force of Luniwyn.

    Weekly Update: February 18th

    Living World: 17th - 23rd of Gwaeron, 625
    Downtime Days: 6

    Tavern Chat: Voice RP

    • Sunday, February 21st | 1:00 PM EST
    • Wednesday, February 24th | 7:30 PM EST

    Unbound Faction Text RP

    After dispatching the Hushed threat in Antheria, the Unbound travel up the Gray Peaks to the Temple of the Five in hopes of speaking with the All Sight.  

    Weekly Update: February 25th

    Living World: 24th of Gwaeron - 1st of Cirosus, 625
    Downtime Days: 2

    Chronicle Adventure 1

    Death and Tithing
    Deep within the Haunted Lands lies a long destroyed shrine. The Midnight Eyrie, being spread throughout the Haunted Lands, has requested the aid of adventurers to assist Lyana with retrieving a unique prayer book from inside.
     

    Chronicle Adventure 2

    Vainly Victorious
    Kroa has tasked a small team of adventurers with retrieving the Wardstone to continue the fight against the mind-altering vacaous ones. You will need your wits about you to overcome the vain and the vexing.
     

    Weekly Update: March 4th

    Living World: 2nd - 8th of Cirosus, 625
    Downtime Days: 4
     

    Tavern Chat: Voice RP

    Saturday, March 6th | 5:30 PM EST

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