Tears of the Lost

Chapter 2 - Mystery Trumps

Log by Brandon

Quite rightly disturbed by the assassination attempt, the chaosites, notably Nalath and Sophia began to investigate possible leads on the assassins. It was discovered that someone had been spreading rumors against the chaosites, before they even had arrived. And a mysterious figure known as “Gloom” was known to be hiring muscle in the city.

Inside Amber, the dining hall grew tense as several Chaosites made biting comments about there safety, and the possible involvement of the crown. These comments were met by silence, doing little to dispel the undercurrent of mistrust. Roland, who claimed to be the son of Eric arrived, announcing himself as Prince and immediately striking sparks with King Random’s son Martin. After much discussion it was decided that a report of Werewolves in Arden might be worth investigating as an interesting pastime.

However it was not meant to be, Zyth and Wren both discovered mysterious trump cards inside there rooms. Zyth’s lead to an odd shadow with a letter, allegedly from Prince Brand of amber informing him to return to that location at noon the next day. Wren’s card, which was of the missing Coral was darker, and she found her mind pulled through the contact, and the connection to her body made tenuous. Apparently trapped in darkness, Coral lay sleeping on a dark plane floating within the nothingness.

Some time had passed and the adventurers came to investigate, finding her in a trance. After breaking the trance it was determined another attempt would be made, this time with Nalath and Wren. They succesfully reached and woke Coral, but while exploring some currents in the dark Wren found herself captured by House Jesby. A rescuse attempt was made that quickly went wrong, the black place came out in the underreaches of House Jesby as a black well. Which shortly after the rescue began a dragon like creature formed and began to attack. It was also learned that Prince Corwin was present in house Jesby, and involved with the well. The rescue was successful, though several injuries were taken, the rescuees escaped to House Rhiall.

On the next day Zyth convinced several lords and ladies of Chaos and Amber to follow through the mysterious trump where another mysterious trump lay. The attempt was somewhat behind schedule, and they arrived in the midst of a battle between the armies of Amber, which were being lead back from Chaos by Prince Bennedict and a clockwork army. Prince Bennedict was held by some trump artist, and his army was being decimated by the machines.

Bravely, Zyth and Nalath interupted the trump block, misdirecting it to Zyth. The trump attack was being lead by a mysterious man, whom Bennedict claimed was Delwin the long lost. With Bennedict unfrozen and the assistance of our heroes the clockwork army was defeated.

His Majesty, King Random expressed his gratitude to all those involved, in particular the Chaosites whom Random tentatively agreed to some of their proposal.

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