As is often the case in the world’s varied histories, great movements begin with minor ones, mere ripples in the ocean of time. Malcom Dominik, Jules Amour, Elana Savain and Caithas Thalornn were as unlikely a group as one could imagine. A soldier of the Empire, a disowned cad, a secretive sorceress and a failure of a half-elf…and yet these four together sowed the seeds of rebellion and revolution.
Their introduction was not anything note-worthy. Caithas traveled with Jules to further his own ends and to hitch a free ride across the sea; Jules accepted the help because he had no choice. Upon their arrival in Andelia, Jules and Caithas both met the future Mrs. Amour, and both promptly fell, if not in love, then certainly in lust with the beautiful Ms. Savain. Elana, for her part, was demure and accepting, though she revealed to no one her true secrets nor hinted at her mounting power. As the odd threesome came into contact with the loyal guardsman Malcom, the stage was set. The kindling was arranged. All they needed was a spark.
When news reached the ears of the soldiers that their old commander, Markus Naevius, was to be publicly executed from imagined crimes against the crown, Malcom took action and the half-elf and his noble charges followed.
By the end of that fateful day, guards lay slain, the soldiers’ commander Aurelius Fortius had slaughtered innocent civilians, Jules and Elana were man and wife, Caithas had become a known murderer and traitor, and commander Markus was successfully freed.
And the spark ignited a firestorm that seemed to sweep across all of Andelia…