My good blade carves the casques of men,
My tough lance thrusteth sure,
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
The Bubo Owls gathered together with their allies to help their friend the Djinn, and to fulfill the wish from Beyond their Worlds. As the donations came in, the wall lit up showing the children who had already fulfilled their wish.
With the Ice Queen captured the Court returns to Va’loth for the story isn’t over. The Ice Queen, held in magic manacles, and the traitors must be tried, but more importantly, the sword must be found and returned to its rightful owner. The cursed Pixie continues her attempts to free herself. The poet injured and cursed lays senseless at the foot of the throne.
The Bubo Owls were apprehensive about their journey today. They would have to travel the seas below where monsters, ghosts, and traps lurked. And the existential horror that their final destination had driven the last Goblins mad. Worse, they could not go with any of their Guardians. They had to rely on their own cunning, and the friendships they had formed with other Fairelanders.
It seems that other forces are in play… After the Court adjourns secret meetings take place. The Unseelie Queen of Ice meets with the Pixie. The Pixie seems transfixed though struggles against unseen magic. With there forced gathered they confront the Sindarin Queen and challenge her place on the throne.
The Queen, having been concerned with growing dangers and the loss of the Sword of Kings at first finds this almost amusing. Who is this Ice Queen? Why do those who accompany her appear more bewitched than loyal from their hearts? These questions and more stream through her in a river of thoughts. It doesn’t take long before she considers the challenge valid and a likely consequence of recent events.
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The Djinn thanked his friends for rescuing him again, and he shared more of what he had remembered. He had once been visited by many people who would offer him treasures and offerings, and in return he would grant them boons such as renewed health. But one day he had been taken by a greedy goblin who put him in the crystal lamp, tearing him from his magical fountain. He lost his memories and his powers.
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While there is rejoicing that the Queen is once again to sit the throne, tensions remain high as the Queen’s Sword of Kings still has not been found. There are hundreds of administrative issues to be done and the Voice of the Queen is busy updating the Queen. Counterfeit coins, and unease about rumors of swords are troubling. There are even rumors that the Kings Sword have been split asunder.