UP: Lake Superior
the fall of Trinsic hordes of refugees have poured into the safer cities of the
realm. What of the plight of those left behind? Jou'nar's troops managed to seal
off the city before proper evacuations could proceed. Many citizens, many
families were trapped in the nightmare. With guards dead and hung from the
gates, murderers freely walking the streets, and mysterious sightings of
"fallen Paladins," first reports of the occupation did not bode well
for those left behind. Most of us had given up all hope on any more survivors
I admit when I heard that the renowned painter, Anton Zorzi, was heading into
Trinsic to look for his lost family, I was skeptical. Most of us assumed the old
man was finally walking to his own death. However, with the help of Professor
Clio Temesa and her cousin Lady Gwen Tiraste, a rescue party was formed. Brave
warriors and mages from all over the land quickly offered their aid to these two
The group, well prepared and diverse, departed from the refugee center in Skara
Brae and was immediately attacked by the undead hordes of Juo’nar. It was not
long before the large party was hopelessly divided; yet still they persevered.
They relentlessly searched every corner, every building, and every shadow. They
found city guards mutilated and strung up on poles and hid from the amassed
undead hordes battling knots of resistance fighters. The group however did not
see a sign of any remaining civilians.
Finally the rescue party ran into Jou'nar himself not far from the Smuggler's
gate on the south side of Trinsic. The green Liche was caught by surprise and
they were able to drive him away from whatever misdeeds he had been planning.
With curiosity aroused by Juo’nar’s presence in this area, they moved to
search the building nearby.
With shock and surprise they found children on the second floor huddled among
some crates. The young ones were hungry, sick, tired, and dirty. I would hazard
to say that they had been there since Trinsic fell. The children sat waiting for
their parents' return; never suspecting that those they called “Mother” and
“Father” had fallen to the undead advance. Among the children was Anton's
own granddaughter Helena.
A magical gate summoned by a mage in the rescue party was used to take the
children to the refugee center in Skara Brae. Inquiry revealed that Vincent
Sphire, local jeweler and philanthropist, created this center along with Jordan,
a healer. Here the rescued children may find aid and comfort among the many
volunteers aiding those who fight for the cities of our realm and those who have
lost so much to this dire tragedy. I wish them luck.
Though Trinsic has since been reclaimed from Juo’nar’s cruel grip, I felt
this touching story of bravery and kindness must still be told.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,