Action by Darinel(Public Action, OOC Date: Oct. 16, 2019, 3:01 a.m.)
After discussing matters at the recent Heads of House Meeting and talking with the Aeran Leadership at that meeting, it was decided that the expedition to find a piece of land for the Aeran Kinship was going to take a northeasterly route from Selene's Harbor, examining the islands that seem to be in that general area (please see the hex marked Aeran Kinship Exploration on the following map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14__f_99SJ_juEGlkN--LRvCfPCb4EfsC/view?usp=sharing). Darinel has secured passage on ships from the Aeran Kinship to start travel in that direction, relying on their ability to captain the vessels required for the exploration. She has also made certain that everyone has the proper gear for a proper expedition party, in case they disembark the ship to explore the islands themselves. Ideally, they are looking for a piece of land for the Aeran Kinship to build another settlement to bring income into the kinship, and also a good place to build a fortification to help develop an early warning system should they discover ships or creatures at sea.
Per the agreement made with Alcaldia for this Aeran expedition none other than Chief Rythadrien Nerea himself has decided to go along! It has been some time since he has been able to escape out into an adventure and his entire purpose on this trip is to be an envoy for Aeran while also providing some additional martial power should need arise.
Forwen is coming along! She is there to make sure no one does anything dumb and dies AND to poke at the places people forget to poke at, to look under the rocks and in the caves and to climb the high trees and find the things that others don't remember to look for. No... those things aren't dumb and no one is going to die if she does!
Wynnimir will be assisting with Darinel's exploration of the Northeastern islands, happily going out to scout and explore to see what can be found and report back with detailed accounts.
Kinlector Odissin Reymar offers his own sailing expertise, and a few new ships from the recently built shipyards of Reymar's Reprieve.
Kinlessa Darinel Alcaldia gathered together a group of adventures from all over the Aeran kinship to help claim some land for the Kinship itself. In her eyes, making the kinship stronger makes them all stronger. Setting out in a northeasterly route. The launch from Selene Harbor and make their way to the north east!
Kinlector Odissin Reymar took point on captaining the ship. In the middle of summer, the seas were as favorable to them as anyone could have hoped for. Their alliance with the Watchers of the Water Realm ensured that any trouble they might find near here would be met with the ferocity of the Aerans and their allies. Luckily, the shop sailed around to the far east side of the unnamed island neat Selene Harbor without a hitch, thanks to Odissin's superior sailing skills.
Chief Rythadrien Nerea took point once they had made landfall, quickly putting Forwen and Wynnimir to the task of scouting ahead. The pair took up the task with ease and began searching past the shores of the island. They found evidence that someone else had been here long ago. An encampment of some tribalistic society long since moved on from this location. But what they left behind seemed as though they had intended to come back for it later and simply never did. The whole group gathered around and Chief Rythadrian lifted the lid on a few chests left in the encampment.
Silver? and lots of it! 50,000 silver when it was all said and done. Quite the cache. But who left it here? That mystery would have to remain unsolved for the time being.
The group searched over the entire island for signs of life, something more recent, something more substantial than an abandoned encampment. But they found nothing. Assured that this location was indeed uninhabited, they decided to claim it for the Aeran Kinship.
((Congrats! 50k silver has been added to the Aeran Kinship bank. I just need a +request with what you intend to call this island and we will get an emit out and an updated map location.))
Action by Talien for Army of Water(Public Action, OOC Date: July 29, 2019, 10 a.m.)
Should the diplomatic measures fail, a group of willing, able bodied combatants will be on hand to step in to aid the diplomatic escort in their efforts to defend all Aeran present from the seemingly impressive power of the Watcher so that all might escape unharmed to regroup and prepare Lorawin's defenses.
Kinlector Odissin Reymar, head of the House that stands as the military backbone of the Aeran, stands at the ready aboard his ship "The Reymar Reaver". The flagship of a choice few of Reymar's fleet, they stand none too far and none too close to where the diplomatic envoys conduct their business with the Watcher; to appear neither too forceful nor too far away. It's a "flex" in true Odissin fashion and he stands at the prow near the figurehead, watching with his weathered eye the proceedings of the diplomats and the Watcher. If things go sour, he'll drop the signal of Reymar's House Flag at the crow's nest switched for one of a deep crimson bleeding to black.
If things go well? There's plenty of rum to go along and he deeply hopes the Watcher has some good taste in that regard at least.
Octalin would provide all of his experience to assist with the defense. Working with the officers and the operation specialists to support the soldiers on the field.
Shakian will join the party to defend Aeran as a foot soldier. He will bring his sword and a preference for not using it except as a last resort.
It's not that she is overly handy at fighting or that she won't see something interesting and wander into places she shouldn't but Forwen goes along because that is what you do. You help, where you can, even if it is just as one more body in the wall of defense.
Noelani though not a fighter. Promises to join offering her magic and her talents as an inventor to aid those that go to war.
Darien will bring his ship, The Crimson Pearl and her crew to help oversee the efforts of the diplomatic delegation. Should it come to aggression, they will help fight, evacuate, act as distraction, put themselves between the enemy and the civil part of the fleet or anything else that might be required. If fighting does break out and a chance to strike at any enemy that appears to be an officer, general or the like should present itself, and it would not put any allies at risk doing so, they will most assuredly try for it. They will return with the rest of the fleet to regroup and prepare to defend Lorawin should it come to that.
Ravenir Marindur, serving as a ground support combatant, surveys the potential battlefield, where areas of advantage and disadvantage would be depending upon how things shake out. His disposition is one of calm while leaning against his spear through most of the diplomatic conversations, keeping a lazy look about him to the best of his ability.
Tykalos would speak from the heart, as is his way, so that the Watcher's understand where they stand. He would hope that he could convince the Watcher that they come in peace but just as importantly, make certain they understand that they are willing to give swords rather than flowers.
'"We came from across the seas. To you, we must seem strange and dangerous. Things that came fleeing from danger, and sure to bring it with us. Or, even worse, be the exact kind of danger that you have been compelled to watch for. I understand how we must seem that way. I understand that this is your home. We only ask that you understand that this is our home too. We took the risk to sail the seas with our Goddess's blessings. We lost so many on the way. We are not returning. We strive for peace, with you, with this land, and all the gods. By all the gods, though, know that we will fight to stay if we must.'
The day had finally come to set sail. Admiral Talien Reymar commanded one half of the fleet setting sail and Captain Elleth Alcaldia commanded the other. Talien's directive and purpose were clear. Sail to the South of the meeting spot, keep your distance. Watch and wait. They are to be the fallback plan. Should anything go wrong with the second half of the mission, they are lying in wait, ready to strike and maneuver. The Admiral brought with him some of the finest and fiercest sailors the Aeran Kinship has to offer.
Kinlector Odissin Reymar, captaining The Reymar Reaver, sailed in the southern fleet as well. Cold and merciless he stands waiting and watching on the top deck as the other half of the fleet sails into Watcher territory. His stern expression is tempered as he watches them head off to seek peace. And what cold hearted, pessimistic words come from his mouth, his crew knows better. For he also stockpiled a festival's worth of rum in the decks below, laying in wait for a celebration when the diplomats return victorious.
Darien Marindur sailed out with the fleet aboard his personal vessel, the Crimson Pearl. On board was his new cousin Ravenir Marindur. Their position with the contingency plan is to keep agile and look for tactical advantages should it come to a fight. Ravenir certainly has the naval intellect to call out a good idea when he sees one. And Darien flourished with the aggressive maneuvers at sea used to tack around the fleet and keep their eyes out like a shark in the water.
Aboard one of the other ships, Noelani Marindur lays in wait, practicing her evocation skills on the upper deck. She has honed and practiced and developed a rather deadly ship to ship combat evocation style that will certainly come in handy if the contingency plan needs to be enacted. Forwen Nerea sits up in the crow's nest of this particular ship, keeping her eyes focused on the second half of the fleet as they sail into danger. She ties back her rusted auburn hair and waits for the call in the distance, hoping that it will never come and all will be handled peacefully.