The group went to sleep quarantined on the Maelstrom. Elana, Tom, Rex, Iszaiah, and Marzia woke in a church. They found cracks under the pews that Elana spoke to. Once it got her name from her it latched onto her, calling her name. Iszaiah noticed chains in the ceiling. There was no door. Tom broke through the window and Marzia dissiapted the metal designs for the stained glass, which ended up going into William’s hair. He was not pleased, and showed up just long enough to yell at her. They decided to jump out the window since the cracks were getting closer, and they landed on glass. When they all looked up they were in a room a mirrors. Elana’s reflection was cracked. Tom reacted by punching the mirror, which shattered all the glass, injuring many of them. Elana ended up gettign a piece embedded in her face, Tom was peirced in the rotator cuff, Marzia was sliced in the lower side of her back, and poor rex jumped out of the way just perfectly for a shard to cut through his leg and sever his tendom rendering him unable to walk. As they sat in the glass shards a clacking sound from the dark made them look up. A harlequin came in a pink nurse dress and gave them all bandaids that numbed the pain. She also left a pink wheelchair for Rex. They followed the nurse into a field where they met mistress mia. As they tried to ignore her they came across rips in the air. Marzia went through after a few tests with rocks and sticks, and ended up alone in a graveyard. Deep in the graveyard she saw a red angel statue that began to move closer to her. She ran back through the rips to get back to the field. They ran only to see the red angel infront of them. It’s wings rose and it flew after them. They all ran towards a cliff save for Iszaiah. The angel followed him but missed him when a pair of grey hands sucked him away. The others jumped off the cliff into awakeness. Iszaiah was drawn into the inbetween and dropped into awakeness.
Once they woke Khadgin and Seaden helped put everyone back together. The next morning Captain spoke with Khodgin, Johnathan, Krip, and Marzia about Khodgin’s plan to flush out the traitor. Johnathan illusioned a whip and wounds, Krip ghost sounded the crack. Marzia read everyone’s thoughts while the beating took place of Khodgin, who framed himself by putting grease on the door of Captain’s door. Captain said that while Khodgin swears he didn’t remember doing it, he still had to face the consequences.
After that they all decided that it would be best to travel to Black Flag Bay, which is what the map that was stolen depicted. They chose this over the festival in Ruprecht’s Reach, saying any druid stupid enough to go was too stupid. They sailed for three weeks before finally making port.
They made port and immediately noticed a woman on the roof tops following them. A few of the newer crew members when to get their ears pierced, but only Delon got his done by the seedy merchant that they got their earrings from. Then they all went to the Golden Crane Tavern, where they met Maria the Bloody. Captain went to look at the papers of the establishment with her (since he owned it) while the others had a good time. Khadgin bought four scarlet fae for Krip to make up for the 15 elven women he’d been forced to leave behind. They then noticed the woman from the roofs in the corner, wearing men’s clothing and homemade sunglasses. Johnathan went to talk to her and discovered that she was a Crane as well. They met her, Taj, and her brother, Xavier, who had come to fine Captain, who was also their brother. She gave Rex a drug that caused euphoria which pissed Captain off. He met his sister by punching her in the face. Rex went to get Marzia to get them to stop finding and she ended up becoming the butter in a Peanut butter and Jelly Crane Sandwich. Khadgin shacked up with a waitress.
That night all the druids woke up with a horrendous ripping sensation in their hearts. They ran to the ship where Seaden was. They watched as the sky ripped open to glow red and deep angry storm clouds billowed out into the sky. Seaden freaked out, saying something horrible had happened to The World, and passed out. Captain freaked, revealing that Saeden was a High Druid, directly tied to the fate of The World. Everyone was gathered back onto the Maelstrom. Marzia heard Saeden’s his thoughts. He was screaming, and repeating “178, 178 dead, 178 gone” Rex sent a message in a bottle with a sword fish who got it to a mermaid who got it to a scarlet fae who got it to Antoinette, Delon, Dahlia, Olivia, and Drag. They found a way to keep in touch with the Maelstrom and began gathering the druid army again. Delon was almost as bad off as Saeden. Back on the Maelstrom, they started hearing another voice inside Seaden, who could control his movements. It knew Elana’s name. Iszaiah went to speak with his father, who stepped into the waking world to check on his friends, causing them a stir but explaining nothing. They then noticed the faces int he clouds, and counted them up to the 178.