This Sunday morning, two men
burst into the hut of Tenn Yerin, a lumberjack in Yew, and kidnapped his
beautiful wife Asa. They rode off before the poor lumberjack was able to
do anything to stop them. The kidnappers, named Jemann and Wail, are
rumoured to belong to a group called the “Soldiers of the Flame”.
Further investigations by a group of adventurers revealed that the
kidnappers were going to meet a certain Fret, one of the harbormasters in
Britain. While being questioned he suddenly lost his grip on sanity and
attacked a person who did nothing more than throw some water at him.
Needless to say, he was brought to justice by one of the town guards. On
his corpse a book with strange numbers was discovered that Seer Illuceus,
who happened to be present, identified as an old naval system of recording
Arriving at the location given in the book the group
found the two kidnappers Jemann and Wail who were just about to sacrifice
Asa Yerin in a yet unknown ritual by means of setting fire to her. But as
the adventurers made their way through the doors of the temple, they
quickly changed their minds and chose to recall away to an unknown
location - Not without leaving a final gift to those who interrupted their
ritual though; it became quite clear why they call themselves “Soldiers
of the Flame” as fire elementals appeared at every corner of the temple
and attacked the adventurers. After beating those back, Asa was finally
released to safety and returned to Yew.
Investigations about the cultist are already underway
in every major city of Britannia and should provide first results soon.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Sunday,