Session Date: March 16, 2013
In Game Date: Nytdain, Ambyrmont 12 to Loshdain, Ambyrmont 13 [year?]
Darokin Diplomat Bertram Mattwick is invited by an old friend Lord Gustav Vandevic to visit and attend a full day celebration in honour of the betrothal of their niece, Laina Vandevic. The celebration will be held at their manor (which is located on the south eastern shore of Lake Amsorak) on Loshdain, Ambyrmont 13, and will include a fighting skills tourney, an afternoon tea, a banquet and a formal masquerade ball. All guests are invited to arrive a day or two early and stay a day or two longer as desired.
Deciding to attend, he informs his daughter, Cassia, that he will be bringing her along as she is of an age with Laina. Shortly after receiving the invitation Sharlyn, a cousin of his wife’s, comes to visit. He asks if she would also like to attend the event as, as he will now be Sharlyn’s escort he asks Tanen, his assistant, to also attend as Cassia’s escort. They head out from Darokin City with plans to arrive the day before the main celebration on Nytdain, Ambrymont 12.
Coincidentally, and unbeknownst to Cassia or Tanen, Cian has been hired by Lord Vandevic, along with two accompanists, to perform at the event (Cian has made a significant name for himself among the musical performing community of Darokin City and thus comes highly recommended). He arrives at the manor house two days early so that he has an opportunity to scope out the site and confirm performance plans with the Lord. He is surprised when he sees Bert Mattwick’s carriage pull up at Vandevichy manor, but once he realizes that Cassia has also come, he quickly arranges to find her and let her know he’s around.
Lyneek and Kadan have been adventuring together for a short while and are attempting to cross Lake Amsorak in search of more adventure when a terrible storm comes up and forces the ship they are passengers on to come aground on the south eastern shore, at the foot of the cliffs where Vandevichy Manor is built. Seeing the floundering ship coming in, several of the Vandevic servants run down the path to to the shoreline to meet and assist them. They and the three crew members of the ship are given rooms in the guest house and invited to stay and even participate in the celebrations until the weather clears up enough to take care of their ship which, having taken some damage coming into shore, is now listing to one side. The crew members accept the room and board but decline to attend the celebration. Kadan and Lineek are unsure at first, but then Tanen comes along and quickly realizes that Lineek is actually his cousin from Alfheim with whom he spent much time when he was sent to live with his family clan for several years. Once Lineek decides to join the celebration with his cousin Kadan quickly follows suit.
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