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The Nations on the Brink storyline began in January 2023 and ran through September 2023. While the storyline focused heavily on tensions between the Elven Nations and the Turamzzyrian Empire, it played out in multiple towns and cities accessible in game. It followed events surrounding the death of Kasendra Malwind and the attack on Sayilla Javilerre, and it concluded with the signing of the Kasendra Accords.
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Chapter 1 - Lormesta to Fashanos, 5123

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  • During a Vornavis court session on the 13th day of Eorgaen, Lady Athalia Malwind presides over court for the first time in Vornavian history. She mentions her father is unwell.
  • Elven dignitaries from Ta'Ardenai, Ta'Loenthra, Ta'Nalfein, and Ta'Vaalor start to arrive in Ta'Illistim.
  • Argent Mirror Myasara holds court to welcome the elven dignitaries.
  • During the Month of Lormesta, Athalia responds to letters on her father's behalf.
  • Continued inquiries at the Lormesta 6th Vornavis court session reveal that Athalia's father remains ill, but is getting better.
  • Was It Time? vignette.
  • Lady Athalia Malwind announces that with the aid of Odelgarde Brindlestraffe and Mistress Grenhal her father is getting better.
  • Lady Athalia Malwind issues a stirring speech to citizens of the Empire to ask them to take courage in the anti-Imperial uprisings from the north.
  • Lady Athalia Malwind requests that the various honorable people of the Orders of Vornavis and Organizations of the Freeport of Solhaven meet with Lady Sayilla Javilerre of the Elven Nations as she begins her tour of the western Empire.
  • Lady Athalia asks the Silver Gryphons, the Order of the Azure Sun, and the Order of the Swan to Escort Lady Sayilla along the western coast from Torre to Brisker's Cove.
  • Lady Athalia Malwind introduces Oldegarde who has been assigned to the Vornavian Court.
  • Odelgarde Brindlestraffe, as part of a North by Northwest crossover, prepares donation items and aids adventurers in collecting for distribution to Wehnimer's Landing and the Outpost.
  • The travel weekend with Lady Sayilla in the Turamzyrrian Empire occurrs. During part of it, a tour of the Tower of the Sea Princess is held. Tour Details
  • Lady Sayilla arrives at the Landing and sets up her memorial pavilion. Details.
  • Faendryl demon hunters arrive in Ta'Illstim, seeking aid in finding renegades. Details.
  • The demon hunting party takes place in Ta'Illistim.
  • Argent Mirror Myasara holds court in Ta'Illistim to determine the renegades' fate. She announces a ball to offer farewell to dignitaries.
  • Lady Sayilla brings her memorial pavillion to Solhaven.
  • Lady Athalia Malwind offers a formal invitation to breakfast in the Vornavis Keep as a departure ceremony for Sayilla who is expected to return to the Empire's capitol, Tamzyrr.
  • The farewell ball for the elven dignitaries is held in Ta'Illistim. Lady Kasendra Malwind is found dead in her quarters. Details.
  • Brunch with the Malwinds at Vornavis Keep is interrupted by the tragic news of Lady Kasendra Malwind's death.
  • A Request for Remand vignette.
  • The voyage of Lady Sayilla to Tamzyrr is interrupted by her being thrown overboard and her bodyguard Jarnsaixa being gravely wounded. Details.
  • Solhaven: The Darkening Night announcement.
  • Solhaven: The Kiss of Dawn vignette.
  • Chapter 1 Finale vignette.
  • Bad Fish vignette.

Chapter 2 - Charlatos - Olaesta, 5123

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  • Lord Commander Murstyr Javilerre visits Ta'Vaalor to remind Cyik Elenelon Vaalor of his duty to join arms with Ta'Illistim. Details.
  • Habormaster in Solhaven disobeys Vornavis orders and turns away an elven vessel, causing Lady Kasendra's remains to briefly be in limbo. Details.
  • Lady Athalia holds court in Vornavis, discarding blame theory and listening to those that would stand up for the Harbormaster. Odelgarde shares news of Jairnsaxa, Baron Malwind, and the mystery of Grenhal. Details.
  • Inquisitors visit the public in Ta'Illistim, and Senschecal Aeriadrn Ghaeriden reads a letter from the Argent Mirror. Details.
  • Inquisitor public session #1 occurs in Ta'Illistim's Hall of Justice. Questioned parties: Lord Legionaire Commander Jaranzair Nashal Vaalor, Rohese Bayvel-Timbertree, Lithyia Medeea, Lucrecrea Ruin, and Fennelis Asja.
  • Odelgarde has an appointment with Solhaven healer Sargassa to discuss infectious fluids. Details.
  • Inquisitor public session #2 occurs in Ta'Illistim's Hall of Justice. Questioned parties: Akenna Laeraun, Traiva Verethundi, Elaejia Silithyr, Naevys Eilstina, and Fennelis Asja.
  • A mysterious ship carrying Leisette and a hooded figure shows up in Solhaven. Leisette requests an escort to Vornavis Keep. Details.
  • Inquisitor public session #3 occurs in Ta'Illistim's Hall of Justice. Questioned parties: Jaysehn, Eruien Lithavir, Aendir, and Orelwen Greyvael. Details.
  • Formal court is held in Ta'Illistim where the Argent Mirror gives a public address. Leisette and Clunk spoke. Details.
  • Formal court is held in Vornavis where Lady Athalia Malwind gives a public address. Details.
  • A Memorial Vigil is held in Vornavis for Lady Kasendra. Details.
  • Kasendra's funeral is held in Tamzyrr at the Temple of Steps. Details.
  • A call to Market Bend in South Haven heralds bizarre news. Details.
  • Rumors are heard on the Green in Ta'Illistim. Details.
  • Commoners from Aldora and Marshtown are turned back after traveling to Zul Logoth with the intent to tell the Argent Mirror that they're upset about the lack of justice for Kasendra's death. Details.
  • A commune is held in River's Rest to seek answers for questions about Sayilla's fate. Visions confirm she died by drowning. Details.
  • A pair of gossiping gnomes and Eruien showed up on the Ta'Illistim Green. All the tea in the Keep was thrown out because it was bad. Ardtin and Thaiagol Razan-Dhur were found meeting in secret in a public place. Leisette said nothing suspicious was going on. Details.

Chapter 3 - Ivastaen - Lumnea 5123

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  • Adventurers helped look for Babs' still missing relatives from Marshtown and Aldora who were last encountered in Zul Logoth. While exploring the Vipershroud, they found evidence that the entire party had been killed. Details
  • As part of the inquisition in Ta'Illistim, both Leisette and Thaiagol Razan-Dhur are questioned. Mirkk and Aendir were interviewed privately, with Aendir doing so under the influence of a "particular serum". Full log
  • In Vornavis Court, Athalia acknowledged rumors of what happened to the Aldoran and Marshtown folk and said that Vornavis would continue to investigate. A scarred Jarnsaixa made an appearance, asked that people stop referring to her as Steward, and said she was awaiting the results of the trail in Ta'Illistim so she could turn herself in for her role in Sayilla's death. Details
  • Myasara held court in Ta'Illistim, where the inquisitors announced all suspects had been cleared except Orelwen, Leisette, and Naevys. Ardtin shared that the elven village near the Landing had been recently threatened. Ysaeril and Missoni shared news about the Aldoran and Marshtown commoners, including that they had been killed near the elven village by an elf wearing blue and silver livery. Details
  • Prominent merchants in Ta'Illistim are reported missing. Their shops closed without notice. A silvery-cloaked individual is fleetingly seen throughout the area. Shop closures vignette.
  • Ardtin met with Jiarine to recive the cloth scrap found in the Vipershroud. She said her people would investigate what happened. Details
  • Librarian Tasytha, the Master of Arcane Acquisitions of Solhaven's Library, had a bit of a kerfuffle at the library. Adventurers helped her sort through tattered documents to try to find a cure for Jarnsaixa. Details
  • Rumors circulate in Ta'Illistim about missing people.
  • A memorial was held for the Marshtown folk who disappeared on the trail to Zul Logoth. Details
  • Odelgarde Brindlestraffe met with Adventurers in the Armory of Vornavis. She shared more history of Grenhal, news about Wilhard and his dealings with Bodohal, thoughts on sanctuary, news about Idolone, and information regarding the lost Marshtown and Aldoran folk. Unfortunately, the scouts found the remains of all the Marshfolk and Aldorans, save one or two. Jisandra and Delindra had been working on a some shield fragments and shared the loresong. Details
  • Meanwhile, Adresin Ostrylae Ardenai arrived on the Ta'Illistim Green to pay his respects to Sayilla. Ardtin arrived later, and conversation turned to focus on the slow pace of both investigations. Adresin became more agitated and frustrated by the lack of progress and vowed to do something about what happened to Sayilla by traveling to Vornavis. Details
  • Adresin spoke with adventurers on the Ta'Illistim Green, where he shared he intended to formally petition the Vornavis Court about the slow investigation into Sayilla's death. Details
  • Formal Court is held in Vornavis. Adresin Ostrylae Ardenai, who was expected, was not present; it was later revealed that he had checked out of the local inn that morning and left town. Ysaeril and Athalia Aricia Malwind gave impassioned speeches about the need to resolution on both sides of the spin and to continue the peaceful efforts of both Sayilla Javilerre and Kasendra Malwind. Talon arrived to announce that an assassination attempt was made on Wilhard but that she had thwarted it. Odelgarde Brindlestraffe confirmed Talon's account and shared that she and Talon had been childhood friends. A plan was made to move Wilhard to safekeeping in Sunholm. Details
  • At a Ta'Illistim Arboretum event, Vaelynsa shared that Kasendra had been poisoned with a paralytic in some sort of sweet. Details
  • Gossip traveled along the peacock grapevine about Vaelynsa.
  • Former Harbormaster Wilhard was moved to Sunholm for security purposes.
  • Naevys and Leisette are officially cleared of suspicions.
  • Vaelynsa conducted research in the Library Aies. Details
  • Evidence of sabotage is located in the Library Aies.
  • Kasendra's possessions are reviewed again by Inquisitors, who find an unusual poison.
  • Odelgarde worries about the health of the librarian Atylia.
  • Fennelis tries to keep eyes on everyone in Ta'Illistim.
  • Inquisitors met with adventurers in Ta'Illistim's Library Aies to review finance records to look for suspicious patterns. They found large withdrawals that were not accounted for and evidence of tampering to remove House Greyvael's ledger information. Details
  • Odelgarde sought help to locate a Ta'Illistim guest who hadn't arrived on time. Inquisitor Vaelynsa was located delivering investigation evidence from Ta'Illistim. The missing librarian from the Library Aies was also found and passed out from fear. Vaelynsa requested Vornavis care for her. Details
  • A Clan Meeting was called in Zul Logoth to discussion the ongoing tension between the East and West.

Chapter 4 - Koaratos - Phoenatos, 5123

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Chapter 5 - Imaerasta 5123

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  • Court was held in Ta'Illistim. Details
  • Court was held in Vornavis. Details
  • Inquisitors Syearris and Eshenesra met at the Library with adventurers and Aertinus. Syearris revealed a mechanical peahen can be used to detect simulacrum, while Eshenesra said that the Yellow Rose was willing to meet to discuss locks. They moved from the library to the Arboretum where Jauefira and Feriae were, the latter who brought a container with various shared knowledge about locks. As they were going through the locks, Rivienne reported that the book seemed to have the outline of a lily on it. Some lilies were tired, but none seemed to unlock it. Plans were made to return in a few days after trying to obtain more exotic lilies. Details
  • Inquisitors Syearris, Eshenesra, and Cyradil met in the Arboretum along with Commander Aertinus and Jauefira to continue research into opening the journal that is presumed to belong to Handmaiden Orelwen. Details
  • Steward Jarnsaixa met with adventurers as she was searching for sea charts. Details
  • Odelgarde shared research about Aldoran healing stones. Details
  • That same evening, the Inquisitors asked Yrmythia to speak with Orelwen, which revealed that Orelwen had been Thaiagol's pawn in Kasendra's death. Details
  • Odelgarde transported, with aid, players to an island of the sick. Details
  • Court was held in Ta'Illistim. Details
  • Athalia held court in Vornavis. She recognized many individuals for their service, both in response to the Green Death and for other duties over the past months/year. Toward the end, she charged new Heralds Regwen and Delindra to represent both Vornavis and the Empire at a "clandestine meeting beyond the southron seas" to take place the following evening. Details
  • Traveling via ship, adventurers met at Nielira Harbor in Ta'Nalfein and made their way to a Pavilion where Queen Rhosyn, Mirror Myasara, and Empereror Aurmount greeted them. Details

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