UP: Lake Superior
The mystery of the tribe known as the
Klaku'Aubegan to unfold this week at Lady Gwen Tiraste's summer
party. What started as asimple gathering became spicier than
the ribs cooked with Seth Samien's famousbarbeque sauce when
Darish Grignard quietly slipped into Gwen's estate inMagincia
[Ed. Note: Details of Chef Cleatus' untimely death from food
poisoningcan be found in the obituary section].
Darish clutched his cactus staff tightly as he pulled party
goers aside to tellthem of a meeting with a member of his
secretive group. This shocked the partyattendees, for Darish
and his group had not been seen for several weeks and hadnever
before willingly spoken to those outside their secretive band
ofalchemists and scribes.
Representatives from The Society of Paladins, Knights of the
Alliance, MageTower, High Council, Sisterhood of the Ivory
Maiden, Lords of Valor, Order ofthe Silver Serpent, Flames
of Sosaria, Arcane Order and others came to The PapuaReagent
Shoppe to meet with Lady Salric Tanuum on Saturday.
apologized for the previous actions of her people and tried
to assure thegroup that her work was not in harming others
but to protect long-held secretsof the tribe. Her words spoke
of a great danger to herself and the gatheredcitizens who
had uncovered the fateful book and brought the Klaku'Au tribe
"That book was never meant to be seen by the public.
You are in gravedanger and it is our fault for allowing it
to fall into your hands."
Lady Tanuum went on to explain about unrest within the spirits
of the Klaku'Au,but something was keeping her from speaking
forthright about what had occurred.She requested the group
bring her items, as a token of faith, to be used in afuture
ceremony. Rather than calling the items by name, she spoke
in riddles,leaving the people to determine what she needed.
"A grain of sand is without merit unless enriched with
nature's potion.Infused with nutrients it can feed the world."
"From the skies it pours. A rare life-force within the
"In the night even the desert grows cold. Two times thrice
"Death is the end to none though the host remains gone
"Its many uses lead some to worship it, others to hoard
it, and some tokill for it."
"One of each, a combination for sixty-four."
"From a tree it can fell another."
"Food, clothing, and weapons, nature can provide."
"Summoned from the skies, a scribe provides."
She agreed to meet the next night and scurried off, leaving
the group bewilderedand leery of her sentiment. To make matters
worse Simon Intror was spied in theback of the shop, listening
to the entire meeting. He tried to dissuade thepeople from
helping Salric, suggesting she might only be leading them
into theevil workings of an untrustworthy clan.
"She admitted to lying before." Simon explained,
"What makes youthink she is not lying now?"
They listened to Simon's words but decided to bring Salric
the things sherequested. As a symbol of faith, she gave them
a rune to the area the Klaku'Auonce thrived. Once again Salric
warned them of impending doom before asking formore assistance.
"There is something else I require of you. Bring a great
force for you willneed all the warriors you can find."
After agreeing to meet this Sunday, July 23rd at 8pm Central
Moonglow Time atthe Reagent Shoppe in Papua, she quickly left;
insisting her group would do whatthey can to reduce the danger
that awaits them.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,