Border War Campaign Part 9
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Here we learn more about Wataru, the only member of the party that has not revealed himself as a Solar exalt.
Wataru engaged in a confrontation with the armored Abyssal and was
joined by Brazen Ember, a figure from his past. During the fight, Ember
was badly wounded and Wataru drove the Deathknight to retreat. However, Wataru's use of power exposed him to Ember as a "demon."
Ember told Wataru that she had proof he was innocent of the crimes he
had been charged with, that she had received the confession of the
murderer who was also a demon, was in the area and possibly seeking his
death. Unable to heal her himself, Wataru carried her back to Three Oaks
in order for Nine Willows to tend to her. Unfortunately, Ember died in
transit and Wataru performed funeral rites at the river.
Rami, hearing the Abyssal say that Nine Willows and Gaias were
facing trouble from his tall partner, left Wataru and returned to Three
Oaks. There Nine, her ladymaid and Rami camped outside the edge of the
shadowland where Gaias spent the night battling ghosts and zombies that
entered from the Underworld. Early on, Aesis was injured and ran off into
the Underworld. In the later hours of the night, Gaias fought from the roof
of the council chamber and snuck a peek inside the chamber itself. He
saw a faint, glowing light upon the dais where the Council held sway but did not get a clear view of its source. When dawn broke, Aesis returned
and the pair emerged from the shadowland. Nine Willows healed Gaias and
Rami spoke with the people gathered there.
To be continued ...