We know that we need to get the students from the school and put them on the ships so that they can learn on the seas. In order to do that we must reunite the fleet. The captains are given their ships back with their loyalties and an Arcane connection to each of them. The Admiral was appraised by Tabitha of the situation.
A few days later we reach the shipyards and there is a green flag flying. Lt. Tereine met us there and informed us that the Illkin had left at some pre-approved time. Some Peratornin had apparently tried to meet up with them but the Farrani had captured them. A dispatch that was captured indicated that they were going to return to Betreland and concentrate their efforts there. An invaluable artifact had been found one Stave Abieterius, the Wood Dueler’s Staff. Draga describes this item to us and the thirteen others that were created in this age, fourteen in all.
A staff of medium hardness wood, set with 20 different multi colored gems. Supposedly the staff let you command the forces of wood and speak to all the sentinels around the world. The Ashwood Staff in Qureine’s possession appears that it could have been something similar to it though it is not made of oak as the sentinels are reported to be.
Draga describes the others as well including the Ignius Crown was supposed to give mastery over fire.
We are fairly certain that we should leave the school but want to wait to do an astronomy check to determine the best course of action.
Qureine attempted to contact one of the sentinel trees. She finds one on the map northwest mountain range about ten miles away from the school. This matches up with the dead tree that we had found. There were four others on the islands around Peratornin and one in a continent to the North.
Alice did astronomy to determine the best course of action using the map that night on the ship. She reads the fortune of the students of the Betreland Farrani Academy. With the conditions that we have set, that we will protect and evacuate the castle in four days, she reads: The wind will be favorable going west in the immediate future. A sense that the students will return to the naval traditions of the second age and be quite prosperous at it. The school will grow rather than shrink as the overall future. Qureine suggests asking Draga to tell us about the second age. Qureine determines that the best time to move the school would be immediately. We head back into port and begin to make arrangements for the others to head to the school to evacuate and move on. Gerald then teleports us and Captain Draena to the castle and we begin to work. Draena begins mobilizing the students.
Violet packs up the library. Arthur gets the students into work parties to prepare some food for the journey. Violet searches room by room with magical sight to ensure that we are not missing anything. Gerald spends time in his lab and packs up the school labs.
Together we work to determine the best way to hide and protect the castle. Draena also wants us to burn the castle. She says that particularly the Galarands have a means of discerning illusions. We reluctantly agree that that is the best plan and may even cause a delay if they are searching for us.
Alice learns that the strongest aura regio is in Peratornin but the next highest is in the island to the north which would make a good base for our navy, at level five.
Violet, Gerald, Alice and Qureine experiment in the labs. Violet spilled a little of her concoction though and the next morning she and Alice see a few apparently reanimated Peratornin ambling around in the fields. They appear to be magically reanimated corpses who had been dead for a few weeks. Gerald teleports us to the area where they are and flies down after us. We kill the creatures and head back to the castle. The healing properties of this land become legend.
Draena and Terrine mention that the aegis is weakened as if it had been drained (Alice had gathered some Vim Vis from the atmosphere).
We burn the castle down and disguise it to the best of our ability and head back to the boats.
Party Vis: Violet is carrying 4 Tainted Ignum Vis and 5 personal Corpus Vis. Alice has some personal Vim Vis. Gerald and Arthur have their own personal resources. Qureine is holding the remaining 5 Animal, 4 Herbalm, 7 Tainted Ignum Vis for the party.