Brotherhood of Rooks

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The Brotherhood of Rooks were born in the imperial protectorate of Wehnimer's Landing in the year 5112. Their benefactor at the original time was a mystery, and they seemingly sprung up overnight, first appearing as hooded figures wearing dark bird masks with razor-sharp silver beaks. For many months these Rooks terrorized shopkeepers in Wehnimer's Landing, using intimidation to get them to sign up for protection or face risking their shops and livelihood or even their lives. It was later discovered that the Rooks were merely using magical items to maintain their bird-like visage and help them to move quickly and unseen throughout the town.

The Rooks have primarily been self-contained to Wehnimer's Landing, but have had some small incursions into Solhaven where they conducted a number of bank heists, attacked ships from Vornavis bringing supplies to the Landing, and were even involved in a smuggling operation arming krolvin warships with weapons and armor to raid imperial towns along the Great Western Sea.

The Brotherhood operates on various levels of secrecy, and many times, fellow members are even unaware of the identity of those who serve alongside them. It is said the ranks of the Rooks are filled with the likes of merchants, tradesmen and commoners, all the way to pirates, bandits, and thieves.

It has since been learned that the Brotherhood of Rooks has had connections to many imperial criminals, such as Elithain Cross, Drangell, and Stephos DeArchon. Because of their criminal activities within the Empire, even on a small scale, and their proximity to imperial lands being based out of Wehnimer's Landing, they are deemed an unlawful organization in the eyes of the Sun Throne.

Their former leaders have included Drangell, Alendrial DeArchon who had been called "Mother", and a man who called himself Rysus. Rysus died during the events of The Rone Resurgence, poisoned by a substance provided by Praxopius.

In 5119, a new leader emerged: a masked woman whose identity was not known but who called herself "Mother." It was presumed that Mother was well-known in and around the Landing and would be recognized if her face was seen. Many adventurers believed her to be Alendrial DeArchon reprising her role, but it was ultimately revealed in 5/5121 that it was Casiphia.

Their symbol is of a red outline of a rook.

Timeline of Rook-Related Events

Timeline of Rook-Related Events
Date Rook Leader Relevant Link Summary
Phoenatos 13, 5112 (08/13/2011) ? The Liberators An angry citizen named Colson demands the removal of Mayor Walkar. Merchants and citizens alike make two counter proposals. Violence erupts, merchants close up shops. Vaurus, an ex-militia members appears and throws bombs at citizens. Juramis tries to negotiate with the merchants for calm. Colson is killed with greenish-black veins along his torso and neck as markings later. Walkar is broken out of prison and goes on the run.
Charlatos 3, 5112 (03/12/2012) ? Drangell's Prison Drangell is moved to a new prison.
Eorgaen 2, 5112 (12/2/2012) ? The Long Dig The Brotherhood of Rooks appear in Landing. Burrow Way discovered.
Eorgaen 18, 5112 (12/18/2012) ? Fire and murder Meureii kidnapped by Rooks. Larton's ship set on fire for refusing to pay, "Protection money."
Lormesta 3, 5113 (1/3/2013) ? Of Rooks and Ransom Grey beaked mask figures roam the street. A demand is posted, "Drangell for your dwarf." Drangell is promptly confronted.
Lormesta 10, 5113 (01/11/2013) Drangell A Rooks capture Drangell is revealed to be the leader of the Brotherhood of Rooks when one of them is captured and confesses.
Fashanos 1, 5113 (02/01/2013) Drangell A Dark Union & Escape Barnom and his undead army form an alliance with Drangell and is broken out of prison.
Fashanos 9, 5113 (02/09/2013) Drangell Merchant Warnings! Each side issues warning. Drangell says pay up and feeds a merchant to a zombie by tossing him at it and Walkar responds with don't give in to their money demands! Undead attack, Rooks fire on townspeople from the roofs.
Fashanos 10, 5113 (02/10/2013) Drangell Control it all Jankus, an assassin for the Brotherhood of Rooks murders Mayor Walkar. A few days later Drangell is seen accompanied by children who he encourages to stab, mutilate and kill dissenters, which they do in horrifying reality.
Ivastaen 16, 5114 (05/16/2014) Drangell Cross Into Shadows Drangell arranges for a portal to be created to Talador and members of the Drakes Vanguard and their allies and friends storm the streets of Talador's western district, as members of the Dae'Randir approach the Chisholm Manor in an attempt to kidnap Cosima. Other adventurers learn of the operation and rush through the portal, trying to stop the kidnappers and warn Cosima. In the end, Cosima is captured and falls into the possession of the Brotherhood of Rooks.
Ivastaen 16, 5114 (05/16/2014) Drangell Cross Into Shadows Rooks board up Waysides. Drangell appears on it's roof with Cosima then kills her in public view and Davard as a witness to her death. Talador War escalates. Soldiers and Rooks fight in the streets and tunnels.
Ivastaen 16, 5114 (05/16/2014) Drangell Cross Into Shadows Alendrial informed those present that she had learned of Stephos involvement with helping to create the Brotherhood of Rooks and pass along funds to Drangell and their members, and she herself had helped tend to some of the wounded Rooks during the Talador war.
Lumnea 18, 5115 (06/18/2015) Drangell Edwina Kidnapped! Drangell and his Rooks kidnap and harm multiple Landing citizens and adventurers.
Lumnea 25, 5115 (06/25/2015) Drangell Rumblings in Town Activity increases among the factions of the Rooks.
Lumnea 5115 (06/2015) Drangell A Dance with Drangell Drangell captured in a bane coffin; Rooks accused of stealing an empty bane coffin.
Phoenatos 19, 5115 (08/19/2015) Rysus Riddance of Rysus Sir Thadston delivers a letter after recent events from the Rooks detailing Hendor is not the enemy and that the Brotherhood of Rooks, surely is.
Imaerasta 16, 5115 (09/16/2015) Rysus Little girl's message A little girl delivers a message. If you help Hendor, you will pay. Come to the rooks, the pay and food is good. Their King is good.
Imaerasta 19, 5115 (09/19/2015) Rysus Wings of Blue, Words of Red Rook nests are being searched and shut down. Disguises are found similar to North Hendor. Toys in another. Thadston reveals Juramis implicated as a go-between for the Rooks and Silver Kings. He declares Juramis will be tried under Wehnimer's Landing law when he returns. Alendrial drug out and threatened. Gyspy Fortunteller shares visions of murdered families in North Hendor in and around the farmlands of Lolle. These families are those of the imperial soldiers stationed at the imperial outpost in the Landing.
Imaerasta 16, 5115 (09/28/2015) Rysus Knightly murderings Militia, Silver Gryphons and Azure sun murdered. Landing gates attack by thugs, bandits and mercenaries. An attempt on Alendrial's life is made by setting her on fire, but Aydan and Raelee stop it. Sir Thadston drugged, arrives late to the dungeons and has Alendrial moved.
Koaratos 5, 5116 (07/05/2016) ? Rooting out the Rooks Guard Captain Khylon proposes a new set of laws in Wehnimer's Landing intended to weaken the Rooks.
Phoenatos 22, 5116 (08/22/2016) Rysus Eyes of the Dawn Bekke reveals that she, Alasatia, and Lylia have conversed with Rysus and agreed that they should seek unity between the Rooks and Mayor Puptilian against the greater threat of Chaston Griffin. Rysus proposes increasing aid from the Rooks and decreasing conflict with the militia in exchange for a pardon of Alendrial DeArchon; Mayor Puptilian declines.
Imaerasta 7, 5116 (09/?/2016) Rysus Eyes of the Dawn Many Rooks are found slain in the tunnels, presumably by invading forces led by or under the influence of Chaston Griffin.
Jastatos 15, 5116 (10/15/2016) Rysus Eyes of the Dawn Rysus supplies blood marble prayerbeads, granting town adventurers access to Chaston Griffin's cleansing camps to destroy them.
Eoantos 7, 5116 (12/07/2016) Rysus Eyes of the Dawn Landing adventurers, Solhaven adventurers, Vornavian forces, Hendoran forces, and Rooks advance on Talador through a portal for a final strike against Chaston Griffin and the rescue of Earl Eddric Jovery. However, although Drangell and Chaston are at last killed in the fray, Chaston detonates a blood marble obelisk tampered with by Raznel, resulting in an immensely powerful magic blast that renders Talador a magical wasteland.
Fashanos 8, 5117 (02/08/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Rysus informs adventurers that his urchins spotted Sir Michol, the now-missing commander of the Hendoran outpost, getting into an argument with a woman before he had vanished.
Charlatos 5117 (03/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Rysus provides intel about Dennet Kestrel's associate Quinshon, a man sometimes known as the Dissembler for his talents in unraveling and reshaping minds. Formerly a Magister in the Hall of Mages, he's since been removed but is sometimes still employed for his abilities.
Olaesta 5117 (04/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Elementz organizes a group to seek out the location of the hunter Carenos, who killed Landing citizens while pursuing information about Cyph Kestrel as he seeks vengeance. The adventurers' search begins in the catacombs and, although they don't find Carenos himself, the Rooks provide information about his normal hunting schedule and locations. (The next day, using their information, the group finds Carenos and a clash involving traps he'd set in the forest ultimately results in his arrest.)
Ivastaen 5117 (05/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Magister Bekke reveals that Dennet Kestrel threatened her not to intervene again after she'd tried to send the Rook urchin Acorn to notify Thadston, former commander of the Hendoran outpost who was away chasing after Raznel, about Dennet's takeover in his absence. Furthermore, Quinshon has abducted Acorn and taken his eyes, then trapped him in a shadow valence pocket dimension within himself.
Lumnea 5117 (06/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels The Rooks put on a rooftop display burning a flag of Chastonia and tapping the eyes of their masks, signaling seeking vengeance for Acorn.
Lumnea 5117 (06/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Outlaw Stephos DeArchon meets adventurers outside town to reveal that there's an impending conflict between the Rooks and the Hendoran outpost because of Acorn and suspicions that other recently vanished Landing citizens have been taken by Dennet Kestrel or Quinshon.
Lumnea 5117 (06/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels The Rooks launch an assault against the Hendoran outpost with arrows, their exploding crimson orbs, and Hendoran soldier disguises, while the Hendorans retaliate with pylons, golems, and fire elementals. As the Rooks are forced to withdraw, a clash in Burrow Way unearths the body of Sir Michol; Captain Stormyrain's loresong reveals an unseen woman murdering him.
Imaerasta 5117 (09/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels The Rooks' urchin girl, Crook, brings information that some of Dennet's pylons have been moved through a portal to an unknown location.
Imaerasta 5117 (09/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels A corpse is found in Burrow Way with blood seeping from his eyes and otherwise no signs of struggle; Leafiara identifies him as a dockworker, Samuel. Adventurers inquire at the docks and hear hints among gossip that Samuel was likely a Rook, after which they conclude that Quinshon likely killed him.
Imaerasta 5117 (09/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Sir Thadston (or, rather, a golem made in his likeness and discovered months later) arrives to declare no tolerance for enemies of the Empire, including the Rooks, and he will retrieve their stolen plinite and kill Rysus. However, Mayor Cruxophim and militia Captains Stormyrain and Shinann remind him that he has no authority within town and will defend against such plans.
Imaerasta 5117 (09/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Adventurers ask Rysus if he'd be willing to trade the plinite or give up the plinite and he says he'd be willing to listen to offers.
Imaerasta 5117 (09/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Teuriz uses Dame Evia's black veins from the Shadow Realm to open a portal into Quinshon's pocket valence, allowing adventurers to rescue Acorn. Something appearing to be fragments of Aralyte liberates Acorn and uses what's left of her strength to send him back with the group. Simultaneously, back in town, the golem Thadston raids Burrow Way in search of the plinite and clashes with the Rooks--but it's in vain. The recently pardoned Stephos had already retrieved the plinite on behalf of Mayor Cruxophim and Kayse, who had bartered the deal.
Imaerasta 5117 (09/??/2017) Rysus Keeping Up with the Kestrels Mayor Cruxophim exchanges the plinite for the release of Landing citizen and Ithzir test subject Rodnay from a bane coffin. As he's freed, the Rooks attempt to kill him with arrow fire, having conspired with Maylan to end a perceived threat. Even in his weakened state, his magical talents easily deflect their arrows and he warns Maylan against doing such a thing again lest he erase her from the time stream.
Eorgaen 29, 5117 (12/29/2017) Rysus Dinner Tomorrow, Mystery Tonight A scream leads adventurers to find a woman near a corpse with a red rook tattoo, saying that he made unwanted advances before an unknown figure appeared in a blur and killed him.
Lormesta 9, 5118 (01/09/2018) Rysus It's A Mad World After the vigilante strikes again with an attack on Madmountan earlier in the night, Puptilian and Dinaden confront him and he tells them that he intends to rid the town of darkness and bring his justice upon the Rooks and others.
Lormesta 12, 5118 (01/12/2018) Rysus Town Council Candidate Debates 5118, Night 1 Town council candidate Malluch Burdos, responding to Wolfloner's question, names the Rooks among the greatest threats to town since they're citizens and cannot merely be bled. Candidate Alendrial DeArchon, responding to Dame Evia's comment from the balcony, acknowledges that she temporarily led the Rooks, but rather than leading them into crime, war, or bloodshed, she healed wounds and hearts as few have tried.
Lormesta 22, 5118 (01/22/2018) Rysus On the Seventh Night of Not Really Rone... Explosions rock Burrow Way. Adventurers investigate to find a slew of corpses and loresongs reveal the vigilante Rone attacking Rooks with a new form of explosive device, a gear-covered prism, as he demands information on the whereabouts of the "dying king."
Lormesta 27, 5118 (01/27/2018) Rysus A Proposal by Stephos Stephos DeArchon reveals Rysus has been dying ever since he was cursed by Naimorai Kestrel when the Rooks attacked the Hendoran outpost over Dennet Kestrel's suspected--and later verified--abductions of citizens.
Charlatos 24, 5118 (03/24/2018) Rysus Fall of Rone Rone attacks Rooks and they retaliate, sparking a street skirmish. During the clash, Madmountan slays Rone with a heavy strike, but he's swiftly dragged away by a follower to be resurrected. Adventurers follow the blood trail and discover that he was using Drangell's old hideout.
Phoenatos 25, 5118 (08/25/2018) Rysus Rysus' Resolution and the Sparrows' Setup Rysus, seemingly well, publicly criticizes the possibility of Ta'Vaalor building an outpost and Mayor Lylia appointing former Imperial Thadston Andrews as the town marshal.
Phoenatos 27, 5118 (08/27/2018) Rysus The Rooks' Red Glare Rooks take to the roofs to demonstrate opposition to Vaalorian influence, burning an effigy of King Qalinor Vaalor.
Imaerasta 1, 5118 (09/01/2018) Rysus The New Rone's Mission The second vigilante Rone attacks the Rooks and they retaliate, sparking a street skirmish.
Imaerasta 19, 5118 (09/19/2018) Rysus Prax's Private, Perilous, Poisonous Plan Rooks abduct and kill militiamen to lure Rone and a clash starts; Rysus kills Captain Stormyrain as a further lure, playing into suspicions that Rone is Thrayzar. During the battle, Rooks briefly abduct Leafiara, but let her go after Rysus threatens that she needs to find more of a cure for him. After all sides withdraw, the Alchemist Praxopius reveals that he delivered a poison to Rysus through her, having lied that it was a cure for Rysus' curse, and that it healed his legs but made him grow erratic and violent.
Imaerasta 20, 5118 (09/20/2018) Rysus Butcher's Dozen Rone kills the twelve Rooks who killed militiamen the night before, one being revealed as a double agent within the militia; Rone himself is unmasked and proven to be former militia marshal Thrayzar.
Imaerasta 24, 5118 (09/24/2018) Rysus Giving Justice the Rone Around The Rooks and Rone continue their clash.
Imaerasta 25, 5118 (09/25/2018) Rysus Rooks and Pawns Adventurers defend Praxopius' wagons from Rooks at his request, but the wagons are revealed to be empty diversions as he had secretly delivered pylons and golems to the docks.
Imaerasta 28, 5118 (09/28/2018) Rysus Developments in the Bleaklands Adventurers defend Praxopius as he collects samples of the Bleaklands as information needed to cure Larsya's artificial aging, while Rooks attack the Hendoran outpost hosting the Bleaklands portal.
Jastatos 6, 5118 (10/6/2018) Rysus Long Live the King The Rooks bring Rysus forth on the streets and surround him, then lay daggers at adventurers' feet and join with many in stabbing him to death. Still under the effects of Naimorai Kestrel's curse, Rysus' corpse turns into nothing but ash. Though the Rooks say nothing throughout the night and rush off into the shadows afterward, gathered adventurers presume they were no longer willing to follow Rysus as he had escalated conflict between them and the militia, costing lives on all sides.
Lormesta 9, 5119 (01/09/2019) Mother Rook Rebirth Archales' loresong over bodies found at the docks reveals the rise of new Rook leader Mother, killing the old guard of Rooks who won't accept her leadership.
Lormesta 18, 5119 (01/18/2019) Mother Motherhood and Brotherhood Mother and the Rooks pass out food in Shanty Town, where she declares that the days of Rysus and Drangell are over and the Landing's children and poor are not pawns but its future. She invites all militia members, Mayor Lylia, and Leafiara to a future meeting and says there's no need for the militia and Brotherhood to wage war when they seek the same goal.
Fashanos 1, 5119 (02/01/2019) Mother Reprise, not Reprisal Mother reiterates that she's been rooting out those who were loyal to the ways of Rysus and Drangell, including having "orchestrated" Rook sympathizer Beldrin resigning from the town council. She declares the Brotherhood will no longer unnecessarily bleed the Landing's own citizens, but advance the Landing's freedoms by doing what others cannot bring themselves to, and hopes the Rooks and militia can seek peace and that she can bring information to an alliance.
Koaratos 18, 5119 (07/18/2019) Mother Not Disean Eye to Eye After a battle with Disean's forces concludes with them driven off, the Rooks bring to Mother a farmer whose crop has survived Raznel's blight. She warns him against continuing to price gouge those less fortunate than him during a plague, then lets him go after saying to make things right.
Koaratos 22, 5119 (07/22/2019) Mother Good Moaning Militia As adventurers and the militia protect most of the Landing from Raznel's forces, the Rooks defend Shanty Town.
Phoenatos 3, 5119 (08/03/2019) Mother Fall Together Now, Concert of Chaos As adventurers, the militia, a newly revealed third vigilante Rone, and Thrayzar protect most of the Landing from Raznel's forces, the Rooks defend South Ring Road and Shanty Town.
Phoenatos 18, 5119 (08/18/2019) Mother Firewalkar Adventurers and militia protect the Landing from Raznel's forces as the Rooks offer covering fire throughout the town; Mother briefly takes the field.
Phoenatos 31, 5119 (08/31/2019) Mother Rook and Sea For Yourself Mother extends an offer to Mayor Lylia to protect shops from theft and aid with food deliveries in exchange for one Rook ship per month for a year being exempt from inspections. (Later, Lylia declines the offer.)
Imaerasta 13, 5119 (09/13/2019) Mother Tangled Web We Weave During a clash with Raznel's forces, her arachnids abduct citizens throughout the town; Rooks save Leafiara from being among them.
Eoantos 12, 5119 (11/12/2019) Mother Binding Agreements In coordination with Marshal Thadston, who had struck a deal with Mother, the Rooks lay an explosive ambush for Disean's forces. After an initial clash between adventurers and the remnants of Disean's army, the Rooks join Thadston for a staged display and supply him with fake poison to feed to a bound Casiphia, luring Disean himself into a successful trap.
Eoantos 25, 5119 (11/25/2019) Mother A One-Night Planned Marshal Thadston, currently in the process of evacuating citizens due to the possibility of an impending Raznel attack, names Stephos DeArchon and Mother as having respectively pledged ships and wagons to escort citizens.
Eoantos 26, 5119 (11/26/2019) Mother Last Stand As Marshal Thadston prepares to evacuate lingering citizens who were unwilling to go, he's met with opposition from militia members Puptilian, Leafiara, and Maags, as well as Wolfloner. The Rooks and Mother join in more strongly afterward, firing a warning shot and saying they remain happy to evacuate the willing but that it's their choice, the Brotherhood won't remove them against their will, and will burn Stephos' ships if citizens are pulled from their homes. Thadston asks the gathered citizens their intent and they pledge to stand and fight, so he relents and orders militia Captains Stormyrain and Shinann to see to their training, supplies, and preparations.
Olaesta 15, 5120 (04/15/2020) Mother What's Good for the Goof is Good for the Grander As Adjudicator Vlashandra and Grand Magister Octaven of the Hall of Mages plan to host a questionable trial of the lost-in-time Pylasar, Mother asks Mayor Leafiara what to do about it--but she wants to let it play out in case the Hall has a way to bring him back and will only use it to make their trial happen. However, Mother, seemingly having heard Captain Shinann make a case earlier in the night that Octaven should be on trial for attacking the Landing in 5117, suggests hosting our own trial--of a different kind.
Olaesta 18, 5120 (04/18/2020) Mother Purple Pros and Purple Cons The Rooks show support for Pylasar during his trial by giving Mayor Leafiara purple flowers to pass out--and then, during the proceedings, they stage a rooftop display wearing purple robes, killing Octaven's familiar, and shattering several of her communication orbs.
Ivastaen 8, 5120 (05/08/2020) Mother Three-Way Tree-Way Rollout Rooks warn Mayor Leafiara of the Fist's forces approaching, then they and adventurers defend the town.
Lumnea 2, 5120 (06/02/2020) Mother Walk It Off Having recovered Walkar's remains from Vlashandra, adventurers bury him once more and cries of "For Wehnimer's!" go up around town, including from a Rook atop Moot Hall.
Koaratos 11, 5120 (07/11/2020) Mother Gamble on a Preamble Ramble Rooks and adventurers observe, but make no further moves, as the Blood Son, Malluch Burdos, arrives in town and begins to preach the teachings of Grishom Stone.
Koaratos 17, 5120 (07/17/2020) Mother On Borrowing Time Mayor Leafiara attempts to request smoke bombs from Mother to help with isolating the outlaw Malluch for questioning, but Mother counteroffers the Rooks capturing him themselves. She relays that the Rooks intend to turn away an approaching caravan seeking Malluch either peacefully or by force and asks that, in exchange, the mayor tell the town guard and militia to stand down from intervening if it comes to force. Leafiara declines, saying the militia isn't under her command.
Koaratos 18, 5120 (07/18/2020) Mother Hot Summer Nights Rooks gather on the rooftops and the caravan coming for Malluch is attacked and burned near the Sentoph Mountain. He blames the Rooks, but afterward, back in town, Mother says they never left the roofs and will work to uncover who did this.
Koaratos 22, 5120 (07/22/2020) Mother Five-Star Slaying Malluch and his disciples approach to preach Grishom Stone's message again, but Marshal Thadston warns that they're not welcome--while also ordering the Rooks to stand down. With the gates blocked off, Malluch's disciples sneak into town, but are met with warning shots and then Rook arrows to the eye, sparking a four-way battle between militia, Rooks, acolytes, and adventurers.
Phoenatos 9, 5120 (08/9/2020) Mother Implications, Operations, and Consternations Rooks watch, but make no further moves, as the Order of the Silver Gryphon leads an escort of Malluch's followers to Ivas' temple.
Phoenatos 13, 5120 (08/13/2020) Mother Blood Mine, Conga Line Mayor Leafiara pardons the imprisoned Malluch before his followers can begin a riot in town seeking his release. Their demands met, they gather at the Deadfall for Grishom Stone's blood harvest. Grishom appears and welcomes two into the forest, but Rook snipers warn Stone against going further. As the proceedings continue, Rooks begin to fire and a few adventurers join the attack as the Rooks kill off eight Malluch followers. The rest enter the forest and Malluch sends the bloodguards into town, saying they'll kill eight Rooks in exchange for the lives taken; however, instead they take seven lives and briefly abduct Leafiara seemingly to send a message.
Imaerasta 1, 5120 (09/01/2020) Mother Streets of Rage A group of unknown thugs, who months later would be uncovered as working for a figure called the Knave, set fire to Murdos Burdos' shop and clash with adventurers and Rone in the streets. Approaching ships explode during the skirmish, sending the Rooks rushing toward the docks. Afterward, Mother reveals it was their ships and they'll work with others to discover the identity of the attackers, likely also responsible for burning Malluch's caravan--and assures they'll regret testing the will and reach of the Rooks.
Imaerasta 2, 5120 (09/02/2020) Mother Salvage the Situation Salvage from the night before washes up, revealing elemental essences, statuettes, coins, and a shard of blood marble.
Imaerasta 13, 5120 (09/13/2020) Mother A Rone Cold Ultimatum Mayor Leafiara seeks an alliance with the vigilante Rone, but she tells the mayor to publicly denounce the Rooks or not waste her time. Leafiara asks for leads to pursue, but Rone criticizes her for not taking a decisive stance and leaves.
Imaerasta 15, 5120 (09/15/2020) Mother Barring Further Problems The Rooks' urchin Acorn, now fully recovered from the past incidents with Quinshon, brings adventurers the names of Amos' fireflies. Elsewhere, Thadston, having recently been removed from power by Judge Renpaw after Mayor Leafiara requested a hearing over his fitness to lead while possessed by a ghost from the Bleaklands, gets into a drunken bar fight at Helga's Tavern and chases a man into Burrow Way. Rooks warn him to leave, but after he doesn't, they fire warning shots into his arm and leg. Many adventurers including the mayor fight them off--along with the unknown bandits joining the fray--and get Thadston to safety, where he says they did give warning and to leave him there next time.
Imaerasta 18, 5120 (09/18/2020) Mother By the Books Die the Books, Lie the Hooks Why the Rooks As a ship with Amos' cargo approaches, a Rook asks a dockworker for protection money and gets declined. Rooks fire a pylon on the ship from the River Tower East, but miss, and adventurers move to attack them. However, as the ship redirects to the Black Sands, it's met with an ambush by Rooks buried beneath the sand. Adventurers fight them off and the ship arrives with four-armed ogres Amos brought to hunt for sport.
Imaerasta 22, 5120 (09/22/2020) Mother First Orders of Business in Order and Business Marshal Khylon, having been newly appointed by Mayor Leafiara, asks militia Captains Stormyrain and Shinann for plans on dealing with the Rooks, along with asking for plans about other problems faced by the town. Stormyrain suggests requesting a meeting with Mother to determine whether the town needs to take her down or help her to regain control of a possible split within the Rooks, saying that incidents with them had been minor under her leadership prior to the past week.
Imaerasta 23, 5120 (09/23/2020) Mother Rooking Forward Captain Stormyrain and other town defenders meet with Mother, who says the Brotherhood was protecting itself after Thadston attacked their own at Helga's Tavern, but they have no ongoing vendetta, haven't initiated attacks against adventurers or the militia, will try to avoid full conflict in the streets, and are fighting for Wehnimer's in ways that the militia and town guard can't because of legal boundaries. Stormyrain concludes that she has what she needed from the meeting.
Imaerasta 27, 5120 (09/27/2020) Mother Rough and Tumble, Tough in Rumble The grey bandits, now known as the Knave's men, clash with Rooks, militia, adventurers, and Rone all throughout and beneath town as they set fires to shops and unleash shadowy figures wielding hand pylons.
Imaerasta 30, 5120 (09/30/2020) Mother Khylon's Last Battle Knaves ambush Sir Cryheart and Magister Raelee halfway to Solhaven and simultaneously launch a coordinated attack in the Landing using impersonation militia uniforms. Marshal Khylon and the real militia don war paint and he orders a one-night pass for the Rooks, who lay covering fire for aid, but a Knave trap corners him into a giant explosion that kills him and leaves the Wehnimer's Landing Militia barracks in ruins.
Jastatos 1, 5120 (10/01/2020) Mother Re-Rout Rooks, civilians, and Thadston pay respects at the destroyed barracks--not all at once--with the Rooks saying they had mixed opinions on Khylon, but mourn all losses in Wehnimer's and will help end the conflict.
Eoantos 2, 5120 (11/02/2020) Mother Secret Agent Thad Thadston brings information that the Knave has been hunting the militia down and claimed territory on the north side of town, while the Rooks have claimed the south side, and the two factions are fighting against one another day and night. Meanwhile, Barnom Slim has claimed an area beneath West Ring Road and a new iteration of the blood cult serving Grishom Stone has claimed the area surrounding the Brass Tower.
Eoantos 20, 5120 (11/20/2020) Mother Given the Rooks of Things The Knave ambushes Frontier Days merchants using impersonation Rook uniforms, sparking a clash against adventurers, town guards, and the real Rooks.
Eoantos 21, 5120 (11/21/2020) Mother Slim Pickings The Knave's forces set fires throughout town and the blood cult joins in the attack, so adventurers and Rone mobilize against them while the Rooks provide covering fire. Meanwhile, Barnom Slim resurrects several slain Knave mercenaries as zombies, but they're met with attacks from all sides before he calls them to return to him.
Eorgaen 2, 5120 (12/02/2020) Mother Tunnel Vision Amos offers a plan to retrieve the abducted Thrayzar from Jantalarian fighting pits. After he leaves, Acorn offers the alternative that Mother is trying to locate Thrayzar so the town need not rely on the help of Amos--who he says is dangerous, having funded the armigers hired by Guard Captain Dunigan rather than their being financed by town coffers.
Lormesta 29, 5121 (01/29/2021) Mother Eclipsing Troubles The Knave's forces clash with Rooks, Barnom's golems, adventurers, and Rone. Sketches found among the fallen mercenaries reveal that they're looking for the bleakstone statue Thadston needs to be rid of the bleakwalker controlling him, believed to be in the possession of Vlashandra. After the battle is over, Mother offers aid with finding the statue in exchange for aid with a planned strike against the Knave.
Fashanos 5, 5121 (02/05/2021) Mother Statutory Searches Acorn brings information that Vlashandra has holed up in Drangell's old lair through a new entrance created in the catacombs. A small group of adventurers follows the intel and fights through Knave forces while a larger group of adventurers battles heavier Knave forces and Vlashandra forces in the streets. Though Vlashandra herself is nowhere to be found, the small group locates and retrieves the bleakstone statue.
Fashanos 6, 5121 (02/06/2021) Mother Riled Wild West Mayor Leafiara, Dergoatean, and Hapenlok lead groups in coordination with Mother to intercept expected weapon shipments to the Knave, while the blood cult begins a large scale attack back in town. Rather than Knave mercenaries, the interception groups find themselves clashing against armigers while Rooks make off with a shipment of hand pylons. Eventually, all groups including the Rooks return to town to stave off the blood cult. After the battle is over, Mother says it wasn't a trick and they were using information gleaned from hideaways of Walward, a former Rook ally now affiliated with the Darkstone Bay Consortium led by Amos.
Charlatos 5, 5121 (03/05/2021) Mother Ah, She Stole Her Face, and Now We're Beleaguered Vlashandra sends her forces to attack town, wanting the bleakstone statue back, but adventurers, Rooks, Rone, and armigers drive her off.
Olaesta 3, 5121 (04/03/2021) Mother Try, Triad Again The recovered Thadston meets with adventurers about how to move against the factions claiming territory. By the end of the conversation, they've concluded that Barnom Slim can be tabled temporarily, the blood cult is the first target, and the Knave and Rooks should be hit simultaneously.
Olaesta 10, 5121 (04/10/2021) Mother The Top Brass Have No Bloody Heart Adventurers, Rone, Rooks, and Thadston clash with the cult through the streets while Hendoran soldiers cover the grasslands and armigers defend the square, all in service of allowing a crew to man pylons and assault the Brass Tower, clearing the path to a final attack against the literal heart of the tower.
Olaesta 19, 5121 (04/19/2021) Mother A Delicate Lichuation With the blood cult defeated and Barnom Slim not a threat at the moment, Thadston collects thoughts again on how to strike at the Knave and Rooks.
Olaesta 28, 5121 (04/19/2021) Mother Digging for the Truth After locating the Daily Darkstone's secret base and connections to the Knave, town adventurers begin to suspect Stephos' involvement, but Thadston raises the question of why he'd wage war against the Rooks instead of trying to get back in. Dendum says maybe Mother doesn't like Stephos; Leafiara goes further and presents Thadston with evidence pointing to Mother's identity, but he dismisses it as wild theory.
Ivastaen 3, 5121 (05/03/2021) Mother Perfect Storm, True to Form Thadston hosts a final meeting to prepare for an attack against Knave forces approaching on the weekend, when he expects the Rooks to make a move against the Darkstone Bay Consortium's invar weapon shipment arriving the same night. Though he would like to capture Mother if possible, and says to smash Rooks who pop their heads up, he declares the Knave top priority and won't sacrifice strikes against the Knave if it's one or the other.
Ivastaen 4, 5121 (05/04/2021) Mother For the Frontier's Future Mother details plans to protect the streets from the Knave's advancing ships, but says the Brotherhood will also take the Darkstone Bay Consortium's shipment of invar weapons arriving on the same night, refusing to honor their coup*. She invites others to help take the wagons or stand aside and says the Rooks won't attack adventurers, militia members, or Hendorans unless they're attacked first and says to remember what future everyone wants for Wehnimer's Landing.

(*The coup refers to a multi-month series of prior events in which the Consortium escorted Judge Renpaw away, somehow replaced him with interim judge Manard, had Manard remove Mayor Leafiara for involvement with helping the Rooks acquire the hand pylons, then somehow prevented the town council from allowing a mayoral election until a compromise could be reached with rewritten laws and the placement of Amos as Steward of the Guilds.)

Ivastaen 8, 5121 (05/08/2021) Mother Identity Crisis of Dueling Duality Several groups of adventurers, Rooks, militia, and armigers defend the streets, shores, and tunnels as the Knave advances with warships and ground forces hitting Burrow Way and the streets. During the clash, Amos wheels an archery tower into the Lower Dragonsclaw to defend the Consortium's weapon shipment, but the Rooks take three of the four wagons as the nearby adventurers stand aside, neither helping nor hindering them. Mother confronts Amos in a battle that leaves her gravely injured and the nearby adventurers scale the tower to rescue her--but not before Amos unmasks her as Casiphia. An enraged Thadston charges and brawls with Amos throughout the forest as adventurers reach Casiphia and Chandrellia heals her. Casiphia says this wasn't truly Casiphia's fault--for she's not her, but Mother, what Casiphia couldn't bring herself to be. Faerinn attempts to drag her away into custody, but Leafiara fogs her back to town, where she slips off. The Rooks rise up on Landing rooftops and many unmask, then take to the remaining battle against the warships with cries of "For Mother!"
Eorgaen 8, 5121 (12/08/2021) Vacant? Chinks in the Stone Wall Mayor Thadston reveals that he's pardoning Casiphia at the request of some dockworking fishermen he thinks are probably Rooks. However, he adds that he's likely to attach some rules banning her from roles in the militia or public office.
Lormesta 13, 5122 (01/13/2022) Vacant? Trust in the Rusty...y Cutlass Casiphia, owner of the newly opened Rusty Cutlass tavern, welcomes Landing adventurers and allies to enjoy her establishment.
Charlatos 19, 5122 (03/19/2022) Vacant? Mind Over Splatter As Mayor Thadston hosts a meeting regarding defending the Landing against krolvin warlord Tyrrax's forces, Casiphia relays that she's seen to it that the Rooks have ensured that their tunnels are secure and trapped the Black Sands entrance against the krolvin. After she leaves, Thadston says he'd love to collapse the tunnels, but will leave it lie for now.

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