Cthonia - Outside of Vortas
Vrangr chuckled as Acriane spoke of how the larger portion of Cthonia thought the Vrogreon were nothing more than Myths and Legends. "That is a part of the plan my dear. Much to the Warriors dismay, I ordered the entire Vrogreon population to lie low, and let the demons think we've died out. Obviously, that wasn't enough for them. They want us to be wiped from history, or as close as they can get. Now, when we rise, they will be unprepared, and vengeance and reality will greet them swiftly." Vrangr said with a gleam in his eye. "They think that they are secure in their fortress. Their loyal servants surrounding them. What they don't know is agents have already brought most of them to our side, and when the signal is given, half of Cthonia will fall in a night. Eventually, all that will be left will be the Wolves of Light, and the Duchy of Icefire. But they will fall quickly as well. Then we turn to the Mainland when we are strong enough."
Vrangr shrugged. "At least thats the overall plan. Things can change. But enough of my plotting and scheming. I'll have to leave tomorrow at the latest. Business meeting. How have you been my dear? I heard reports of an upstart servant of the Gods of Light challenging you, I trust you dealt with him swiftly?" Vrangr asked.
Cthonia - Near an unspecified fort, close Adair and Kel'ran
Solac breathed a sigh of relief as the man fell dead in ashes before the pair could see him. They appeared to be in a conversation, which would explain why neither of them heard the screaming...at first. Probably best to leave now, before the smell of burning flesh and bones reaches them. Solac decided. Then he began creeping back towards the fort. Cursing the necessity of not wearing his Soul steel arms and armor. To remain as unnoticeable as possible, he and his regiment had been ordered to not wear it. With luck the duo would not notice him, and he could slip back to the fort. With luck. Solac hated relying on luck.
Cthonia - South of the River of Blood
Vroten and his squad (consisting of two Vrogreon Warriors and a Vrogreon Sorcerer) were heading back to Vortas to gain new orders. They had done their job. 8 man, or woman, patrols had been seen going out to all of the undead forts nearby, all of the soldiers in them had a feeling of grimness around them, and all carried heavy weaponry. To make sure they gained the hate and dislike of the nearby undead, several sleeper agents of the Vrogreon had been planted to react in a specific manner when they saw the Wolves patrols coming into the fort asking for information about the Shadow lurkers. Due to the Nature of the reaction, the Wolves should react violently to any and all nearby undead, and should be responded to in kind. Vroten smiled. Things were going according to plan.
Mainland - Next to Shoryu and The Serpent
Goren gave a quiet sigh as he was referred to as 'half-mortal' again. He was sure that the Dragon did not mean an insult by it, well he hoped so at least. "My name is Goren Fern. My full Title would tack on Servant of the Gods of Light. Thank you for freeing me Dragon. Before I go, may I have both of your names?" Goren asked. Right. With luck, he won't think I'm evil or unjust and try to roast me alive. That would be an unpleasant experience. Goren thought/prayed, not liking the look in the dragons eyes.
Cthonia - Wolves of Light command center
The Commander of the Wolves of Light slammed her fist on her desk. "That's the Fifth patrol this week! All with the same story! The Shadowwalkers attacked, backed by several undead. They were then seeing fleeing to a nearby fort. Some reported seeing them flee directly into it. We can't write this off as an attempt to cause dissension between us and the neighboring undead any longer. We're loosing to many troops. Send in patrols to scour the nearby forts for Shadowwalkers. With or without the inhabitants permission. " The Beta nodded, and began to head out to start giving orders. "Wait." She halted just before the door and turned around. "I want the patrols to be made up of 8 Dire Wolves each." The Beta's eyes widened slightly but she nodded and walked out, shouting orders. Those who resisted the search would not be in for a nice time.