History of the Alliance (Britannia)

This history serves as background for the Fairhaven campaign that started 2/22/2014. Important NPCs are highlighted in green and important terms are highlighted in blue. This document can also be found in the Encyclopedia section.

History of the Alliance (Britannia)

Sidescene: The Missive

To: High Father Angus Quinn, Purifier

–Office of the Hunters, Church of the Radiant Cross, Iberia, Europa

From: Commander Grant Pell, Hunter

–Office of the Hunters, Church of Golden Glory, Southport, Pantheon

High Father,

We have confirmed the presence of the Shadowfell plague on Pantheon. It appears to be moving very slowly as it did in the beginning of the outbreak in Europa months ago. Hopefully now that we know what to expect, we can stop this before it gets too far. There are reports of the plague in Southport, Tantras, and Sumeria. We don’t know if this is a coordinated attack or simply coincidental timing, but we aren’t taking any chances. I have dispatched Hunters across Pantheon to watch and report, but we are spread pretty thin.

The Council has issued alerts to all authorities to watch for outbreaks and all graves from the last six months are being opened and the bodies burned. They are attempting to use Woundhealer, but it can’t be enough to help everyone. They seem to be doing the right thing, but we can’t lose sight of the fact that they have a vampire and two demons on the Council. I can only hope that whatever dark forces they might answer to, they are enemies of the Raven Queen as well.

Even in a best case scenario, many lives will be lost. The best we can hope for is that we stop the Raven Queen from gaining a foothold on Pantheon. More reports to follow. Good luck and God bless, Sir.

–Commander Grant Pell, Hunter

Sidescene: Report

General Thrane: Legion has begun to move against us, but we have easily repelled him.

Emperor Som: Have you, now?

General Thrane: He may be able to take a few guards here and there, but once we mobilize, the coward retreats.

Emperor Som: Your foolishness has followed you beyond the grave. Legion is not trying to kill us one guard at a time, he is learning our defenses.

General Thrane: Our defenses…

Emperor Som: Yes. I want defense drills at every post and active perimeter searches for any sign of Legion. Put some skeletons on it if you need to. I will not have everything I have built destroyed by your mistakes–or Hers.

General Thrane: Emperor, is that not blasphemy?

Emperor Som: She can’t lay a finger on me.

General Thrane: So the rumors are true? You are the source?


Emperor Som: Return to Gallia and carry out my orders. And remember, you are not untouchable.

General Thrane: By your command, Emperor. Fear not the Queen’s murder.

Emperor Som: Fear not.

(General Thrane exits)

Raven Queen: Evil, but not so bright. I should have taken that Panthrason soul.

Emperor Som: Well, well. Look who’s here.

Raven Queen: You really think I don’t look in from time to time without your knowledge? This is my empire after all.

Emperor Som: Then you should be taking care of your problem. Legion is going to make his move–soon.

Raven Queen: I’m taking care of it.

Emperor Som: You keep saying that.

Raven Queen: And it continues to be true. I have someone on it.

Emperor Som: “Someone?!” Why won’t you let me send a battalion to find him and end this?

(Raven Queen flicks her wrist and Emperor Som’s left hand bends back until his finger nails are touching his arm and his wrist tears in half. Emperor Som doesn’t make a sound.)

Raven Queen: I said no. I’ve said no twice now. Don’t make me say it three times. You are not as untouchable as you think.

Emperor Som (pained): Yes… My… Queen…

Raven Queen: Now, there’s a genocide on the other side of the world that is about to turn into a bloody revolt and I want to get there while the picking is good. Ciao!

(Raven Queen disappears and Emperor Som’s hand springs back, tears itself the rest of the way off, and falls to the floor. Emperor Som looks down at the newly created pile of dust and sighs.)

Emperor Som: Fear not the Queen’s murder. Quite the contrary…