UP: Lake Superior
As told from Eyewitnesses.
It began as an uneventful trip to the Britain Public Library as Ladies Gwen
Tiraste and Clio Temesa perused the tomes in search of an interesting read. What
they found was more suspenseful than any mystery novel's plot. Stowed away, in
the back of rarely visited shelves, was a dusty and tattered cloth-bound book
that was nearly illegible from age. Hidden inside its covers was a tattered
A group of warriors was gathered and together they set off to find the treasure.
Found near the treasure site was jewelry strewn about, mired in the dirt. Inside
the treasure chest was a pouch containing more jewelry and another map. After
the last items were removed a golden spirit, Maia Ch'au, appeared and warned
them. Quickly she disappeared as a group of spiders and snakes began attacking.
Later that week a strange scribe named Darish Grignard was seen carrying a staff
made from the trunk of a cactus. He asked many questions about the previous
days' events but when he was questioned Darish refused to speak. It is believed
he may be part of a secret group, sworn to protect the lore and myths of the
Klaku'Au tribe, for he mentioned their name several times. He has not been seen
since that time.
After decoding the latest map, Lady Tiraste again met up with a group of
warriors at the Knights of Alliance Village to see what treasure it would bring.
The chest yielded nothing unusual but a smudged scroll was found near the
location of the chest. The group determined the scroll once had the name
Klaku'Au written on it. Upon uttering the tribe's name, a spirit appeared - though she faded in and out of sight. Through stilted speech she pleaded with
them. The group could not decipher all she was trying to say but words of being
trapped and something about a mask was heard. At last she faded and a man, Simon
Intror, bent over the spot she was last seen and spoke the tribal name once
more. Immediately, golden Guardians appeared and began warning the group to
leave. Intror walked up to one of the guards and touched her, which set the
Guardians into a flurry of attacks. In the midst of the battle Maia Ch'au came
forth and mocked the group as they tried to defend themselves. She summoned
elementals, spiders and snakes before disappearing into the night air.
What this leads to remains to be seen and much needs to be learned. To assist
with this several brainstorming sessions have been called for and Lady Clio
Temesa will be holding a class on Tuesday, June 20th, to relay what little is
known about the Klaku'Au tribe.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,