Shortly after arriving at the EM Hall on Thursday, June 4, we were gated to a meeting hall in Trinsic where we were met by Lady Lucretia Genovese. Lady Genovese quickly explained why we had been summoned: Last time we went out to fight some creatures that were mutated by a crystal. Unfortunately it seems a common occurrence. There are some mysterious crystals being placed around Britannia that seem to cause plants and animals to go wild. We also tried to track down a man who studies crystals, but failed to find him. His name is Bertram Shull, and he's apparently missing. We did rescue his assistant, Myron. After some coaxing, the reticent Myron appeared before the crowd. Myron may have some new information for us, since his traumatic experience is passed. Myron: I did remember one thing. When I was lookin' fer the boss, there was a creepy guy in the cave .... After a lengthy pause, Lady Lucretia Genovese inquired, Are you okay, Myron? Myron: Just, ah, nervous. Anyway, I was thinkin' ... That man was also after my boss. You all seem like good folk, but I don't wan'na say where I was ta meet him. Lucretia Genovese: You can't tell us anything? Myron then whispered something to Lady Genovese. Lucretia Genovese: (to Myron) Uhm ... That is obvious, I think. (To the entire gathering) Alright, we might have to search for Bertram's dig site. Not tonight, but whenever you have time. I'll put up a board at the reward hall and the first to find his site and post it there will have a reward added. Myron: You should na have said. Lucretia Genovese: You didn't tell me anything useful. Anyway, we've some other business for tonight. I received a note about another monster problem which is likely related to the crystals. There were reports of slimes acting oddly ... Not very exciting, I know ... Anyway, we should go check it out. If anyone finds the crystal causing it, please let me know; I will be in the group. I was given a rune to the location. As we went through the gate opened by Lady Genovese, and this was the scene awaiting the group: As we searched for the mysterious crystal, It soon became apparent the animals and monsters in the area were under an adverse effect caused by the crystal being somewhere close. The group valiantly searched, all the while fending off the seemingly never ending hordes. At long last, and after many casualties, a cry went out that the crystal had been spotted. Lady Genovese swiftly scaled up the mountain and destroyed the nefarious crystal. Lady Lucretia Genovese: That seems to have done it. We should respect creatures in their natural homes, but this wasn't a natural occurrence. Someone is placing these crystals. Those gathered began speculating on who might be responsible for placing the mysterious, energy radiating crystals. Myron's name came up several times, until Lady Genovese reminded us, 'I doubt Myron has the intellect to construct a plot like this.' At the same moment, Lady jamie arrived with the exciting news that Bertram's dig site had been located! Lady Genovese asked we be taken there to investigate. Lady jamie promptly opened a gate to transport us to the abandoned dig site: The reclusive Bertram had chosen a dig site that ensured he would not often encounter curious passersby. Lady Genovese inspected the site Lady jamie had discovered, and confirmed this was indeed Bertram's abandoned dig site. Lady jamie then led the group out to safety where we were gated back to the Trinsic meeting hall. Lady Genovese commended the group, and asked that everyone be on the lookout for more of the mysterious crystals and for Bertram. If you happen to sight either, please let Lady Genovese know! --------------------------------------------------------------- Awards from this event were added to the Catskill Award House --------------------------------------------------------------- Catskills Event Moderator Website --- Visit it often!