And here we go with the latest batch of cryptic meanderings hinting at things to come and themes being explored in the D&D extravaganza. It’s all getting a bit epic in scope, and the players are more invested than ever in the outcomes. So, without further ado…
In Argent’s glare all doubt dispelled, chase hunters armed with cruel blade. Their ancient foes reborn as jest must answer calls by both Heirs madeThe Draconic Prophecies – Scale 700, verses 1-2
This refers to the agents of the Silver Flame, who have amassed a force near the border by Cragwar, only a day or two’s march away. The ancient foes reference is talking about the werewolves unwillingly created by Karkanna at the behest of the mind flayers.
The Silver Flame are renowned for having destroyed all were-creatures in a pogrom several hundred years ago. Now, Thorin and Karkanna are weighing up how to call on their divided Clan to regain their lands and drive off the forces of madness without inviting mass destruction at the hand of the religious zealots of the Silver Flame.
When fates’ skein tangles in noble birth, siblings’ anger is written loud. Two tribes from one, or both combined. Which pathways old must be re-trodThe Draconic Prophecies – Scale 417, verses 5-7
This is referencing both Thorin and Karkanna Amberhammer, the heirs split by the events of the Last War and more recently the invasion of their ancestral home by the Cult of the Triumphant Dead, a splinter cult of the Dragon Below. The siblings finally met last week in the ruins of a shrine to Onnatar (the god of smiths) and heated words were exchanged rather than blows.
Eventually a plan to retake their Hold began to take form – but it depends on gathering together the scattered refugees from the Hold under Thorin and allying them with the werewolf kindred spawned by Karkanna when she was forced to betray everyone. The niceties of this plan remain to be determined
The Testing now must be begun: scarlet questions posed from above. In answers sanguine, truth be spun, and legends rise to speak for loveThe Draconic Prophecies – Scale 202, verses 8-9
This came to fruition in the arrival of Kelliklik at Flower Town. The young red dragon is bound to a Doom under the Prophecies to ensure certain things happen, and he challenged the group while flying above them. Blood was shed on both side as they stated their beliefs and argued with both words and battle. The group is beginning to take on the status of legends, and in all things in this fight they are motivated by love of family, friends, and life.