After the surprising victory of the Sun and Moon rebellion over scales of the Imperial Guard, the Legion of Silence, our heroes wisely chose to move their army to the Mhaltin Mountains in the south of the Isle. There they were better concealed, and were able to enlist local bandits and lead raids upon local barracks and grain stores.
It was not long before they were contacted by House Cynis, whose interests were still aligned with that of the rebellion. A message came from Cynis Mukozar, to meet with him in the major port city of Arjuf, not far from the Mhaltin Mountains. There did our heroes engage in much shopping, including the purchase of First Age engine parts that could be used to repair the damaged functions of The Wandering Scythe. However, the town was abuzz with news that a full Imperial Legion would be sent to destroy the Sun and Moon Rebellion, and indeed forces were being assembled just outside the city.
The heroes met with Cynis Mukozar, who gave them many gifts and many promises of aid. Privately he took Naraka Cold-Eyes aside and tried to convince her to betray her comrades; coyly she made him assurances of loyalty…
Lakota was initiated by Silver Star as a Full Moon Lunar, and given her tattoos. She expressed her doubts that the rebellion could withstand any real engagement with the Legions, and wondered what the plan was. The Lunars decided that assistance may be needed, but from whom? Ayesha Ura would not help them directly. Appealing to White Lion Chained was proposed, although Silvermane disagreed. Meanwhile, the Imperial Legion had begun a campaign of burning the Mhaltin Mountains to smoke out the rebellion.
And so Silver Star and Cold Eyes flew to the Imperial Mountain to speak with White Lion Chained. As they flew, Silvermane slaughtered a trio of Fire Aspects who had been sent to burn a mountaintop…
Arriving at the Cave of the Moon, a yonic Demesne sacred to both Gaia and Luna, Silver Star and Cold Eyes bypassed the Mountain Folk guards to find a spectacle of natural geomancy. The very cave possessed veins of moonsilver analogous to an individual Lunar’s tattoos! There in a massive vault, chained to the far wall and carving reliquaries, was White Lion Chained.
Cold Eyes managed to convince White Lion that the Dragon Blooded had violated their pact to protect the land, and the people on it; moreover, she convinced him that he was in the right to stand against them for this crime. Thus did White Lion become Unchained, and he reformed his moonsilver chains into a daiklaive. He still held deep doubts that he could survive the oncoming battles, though, and expected that he would die while allowing the other Lunars to escape. Silvermane called him out on his defeatist attitude, and punched it out of him!
White Lion Unchained turned out to be quite helpful as a tactician, and assisted the Rebellion in daring and unusual raids against the Imperial Legion. Cold Eyes went among the legionnaires and infested their supplies with cholera. Then the next night, she and Silver Star made firebomb and sorcerous attacks against the encampment’s west flank while Silvermane, Lakota, and White Lion led a brutal surprise fire arrow attack from the east. Though they had to flee, the viciousness of their attacks and the incompetence of the Dragon Blooded officer corps inflicted a heavy blow against the Legion.
Morale was high back at the Rebellion camp, but a small troop of cavalry rode up to challenge them! It was Master Torek and a band of monks, seeking to finish the Wyld Hunt on the Lunars and the Solar!