Evil's purpose revelaed!
The last battle against Lathiari
ended with him uttering a promise of more terror to come. His words proved
truer than any would have wished. He and his dread sister Kyrnia infested
a tower on the southern coast and constructed a terrible contraption of
most malevolent intent.
The previous week Lathiari had managed to make it
to the home outside Yew that he
and Kyrnia did extensive experimentation in before they were banished
from Yew. Whatever objects he acquired from there were of obvious help.
The rest of the land would have remained unaware until
it was too late had it not been for Sage
Humbolts scrying ability. The goodly Sage had detected an evil power
emanating from the very clouds. After taking several samples and focusing
his attentions further, he discovered the source of this foul energy that
had corrupted the flow of the etheral current. Alerting the townspeople
to the location of the problem, he prepared his own coutner magicks.
The first of the brave citizens to come upon the scene discovere the
foul liche Kyrnia atop a tower, taunting them and casting spells.
The area was littered with the animated corpses of
heroes and citizens long buried. After fighting their way through the
initial pack, they had to confront Kyrnia herself. Showing the cowardice
that the pair has become known for, she disappeared.
Sage Humbolt arrived to destroy the device and alert
the citizens of an even greater problem. Kyrnia had no fear of leaving
this device because she knew they still had enough of the prime ingredient
required for their incantation to build again. They were utilizing a corrupted
form of the very shrine stone used to build
our testaments to the Virtues. Unless their
reserves of this substance could be found, the threat would remain.
Several parties of adventurers made the dangerous
quest and eventually found all of the corrupted chunks of shrine stone.
Sage Humbolt is now trying to discover the source of the liche's power.
Their must be a key to their ability to regenerate their corporeal form...and
until that is found and destroyed we will never be safe.
Oddly enough, neither Juo'Nar
nor the troll brothers took
this opportunity to strike. Methinks they were as busy as the rest of
Britannia in defending themselves from the dread horde of undead.
Humbolt has assured this reporter that he will not
rest until he discovers a way to permanently put these creatures of evil
Let us hope he is successful.
From The Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday, February