The Meeting at the Cats Lair Tavern WarderDragon Tonight the Defenders of Britannia gathered at the behest of Jenkins - Lord Captain Commander of the Guard - to discuss the State of the Kingdom and the War. The War known to some as the Crusade. There the Captain revealed who is, for all intents and purposes, in charge of the Kingdom, and how the current government intends to challenge the Devil of Magincia. Below is what was discussed. I. The Guard has declared Martial Law and now controls the Britannian Government. The Captain revealed that Britannia will - for all intents and purposes - revert to a Council form of Government when the war concludes. This prompted an exchange of dark looks and hushed whispers amongst the gathering. It would appear the Government - the Britannian Provisional Government on Paper - is the same Provisional Council drawing parcels on the maps of the Isle ...promising that the wealthiest Britannian Entrepreneurs and Nobles will have a place in this New Magincia. II. He revealed to us that the Demon had not anticipated our resolve - nor our Valor - believing that the death of the Queen would strip us of our strength and send us spiraling into despair. Jenkins believes if we stand firm - and strong - that we shall prevail. That our resolve is the demons true weakness. III. The Captain revealed that in the Bane Chosens tactical retreat from Ilshenar and the Northern Villages of Britannia, their order had begun to round up the strongest and most intellegent men and women, throwing them on slave wagons which disappeared into the night. Considering the demons talent for corrupting the Innocence and Virtue of Free Men, turning them into mutated defilers wreathed in demonic power, it is this reporters opinion that Virtuebane is creating a new Legion upon which he intends to wage War upon Britannia. Our Spies and Rangers are being ordered to search the Woods and Mountain Passes. There might still be time to recover our lost Brothers and Sisters before the Corruption is complete. There was no word on the Sword of Queen Dawn, though Bane Goldems wreathed in golden light continue to patrol the mountain passes above the Shrine where the Sword disappeared.