Days of Shade and Sunlight

Episode 2 "Strangers of the Sunlight"

This episode would unite all three players at the future setting and base of operations for a time. Charles Briggs a young technomancer and apprentice to a well respected multi-wizard was informed that when a stranger arrived that this would be the sign it was time to leave for a very special “interview” and Charles eager to learn new things saw this as a great opportunity to do just that. Gremlyn and Colin Norforth both found their way to the Tower of the Sunlight via the discovery of a new scroll in the alleyway and both arrive first in a sizable garden area beside the most breath taking of Towers they have ever seen. Soon after two owls approach and the first one morphs into a familiar face. The white haired and blue eyed man introduces Himself as Winter Tresdale. Gremlyn tenses as He feels like He might of been set up but after the second owl turns into Charles Briggs and nothing occurs to give Him suspicion He sits down to smoke a cigarette. Colin seems to be lost in His own world until the auburn haired, gold-eyed woman appears from a nearby flower-bed. She is also familiar, completing the other half of the puzzle the face from the mirror. Summer Tresdale the sister to Winter takes a seat and the players have an uneasy wait for Windem Haas the Tower’s master to arrive. Gremlyn presses the brother and sister pair for answers but they remain elusive and instead ask to see a demonstration of Charles magical ability. Charles just happy to be given this opportunity to be at the legendary Tower of the Sunlight He makes no face about it setting aside any personal ego He creates a mixed sphere of fire and ice which a bored Colin decides would look better smashed and He punches it out of existence. Gremlyn becomes more inpatient a little offended by all the head games and the strange place He has been summoned to. Knowing about magic and seeing it prove to be different states of mind. Windem arrives out of nowhere without being observed and He assures Gremlyn, Charles and Colin that during their meal to come all will be revealed.

The party are given seats at a very ornate table outdoors which is soon covered by all different types of foods and exotic alcoholic beverages from the magical plane. While eating their meal Windem first freezes both Summer and Winter like statues and He reveals to the party they they are actually creations of His through magic and that He would like them to be destroyed. His deep yellow eyes and persuasive gaze seems to illicit attempts on Gremlyn’s part to try and sense this strange beings motives. He is unable and after clearly stating that He did not come to “Sing for His Supper” as the saying goes that He wants the real reasons to be revealed. Windem not the sort of man to be ordered about makes a small deal with Gremlyn that if they succeed in defeating the brother and sister in a battle thus destroying them He will reveal the full reason why they were summoned here. Gremlyn and the rest realize that this is what must be done and take time to prepare their master plan of combat. The garden is cleared and at the signal of Gremlyn unsheathing His sword the battle was underway. Though long and fraught with miscalculations on all members parts the two were finally destroyed and Windem revealed his true plans to them all as promised.

There are two major threats facing the magical plane and its inhabitants and consequently these issues also affect the well being of the mutants and the non-magical people. The appearance of the Rune Witch Basilica who’s ability to etch runes onto Her faithful devotees turning them into power-sniffing suicide bombers has become a clear and present threat. The second and just as volatile according to Windem Haas would be “The Midnight Hour” the faction led by the fanatical mutant Ares Grey also known as Grey-matter. He is an expert weapons master who surrounds Himself by a small army of powerful mutants. Windem makes it plain to the party that He has used magic to locate the most suitable mutant and magic using individuals to first remove the Witch and then to take out Ares Grey and bring order to the chaos that has become somewhat at the forefront of His existence and obligation as a powerful member of the magical community. The party confer with each other and decide that the first mission being to infiltrate the Witches commune disguised as followers of Her highest inner circle will be their first priority. They know that if one of them uses their abilities or are caught it will result in sure death. Windem informs the three men that their old lives are done and that they have all been reported as dead. They will now live inside the Tower of the Sunlight and soon His assistant Emma Birkin will arrive to begin their preparation. Windem informs them He will be leaving for a few weeks and they have time to work out the kinks He saw during their battle against Winter and Summer. He tells them He will allow them to secretly return to their previous places and fetch any personal items they desire to have.

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