Shortly after leaving Nexus, the Sidereal Ayesha Ura appeared and asked to borrow Raven of Winter for some time. And so the two vanished through stealth and twisted fate.
Rafting down the Yanaze River, the three Lunars found that the Realm had set up blockades to inspect river traffic, probably to cut off Nexus from trade with Lookshy. Their raft was brought alongside by an Imperial trireme, and boarded by marines. Silvermane threw one overboard, and leaped upon the trireme’s deck to engage the Air Aspect captain, Peleps Amor. The two matched blow for blow, but Cold-Eyes sneaked up and poisoned the captain with her cruel venom. Meanwhile, Silver Star engaged the Earth Aspect lieutenant Peleps Karo with his fire pistols, and managed to kill many of the crew; however, Silver Star was pounded to the deck by the Earth Aspect’s goremaul.
Enraged, Silvermane tore up a mast and pounded lieutenant Karo with it! (FIRST 3-DIE STUNT OF THE CAMPAIGN. Take an XP, Mr. Silvermane). The lieutenant was crushed through the deck, and lay dying in the hold. In the face of this insane brutality, all the mortals abandoned ship. Captain Amor was desperate and wounded, but vowed to fight on… until Immaculate Master Torek appeared. He asked that the captain take the lieutenant and retreat, and the three Lunars allowed this. Master Torek confirmed that the Lunars were responsible for the drowning death of Commander Tepet Mylen, who was washed along with 300 troops into the Crawfather Bayou. He warned the three Lunars to return to the Wyld where they belong, and with a Martial Arts Combo destroyed the hull of the ship. Cold-Eyes noted fear in Master Torek’s voice.
After healing Silver Star, the Lunars traveled by Stormwind Rider to Lookshy’s port. There, they were visited by Karal Satoshi, who had made his return from his expedition at Denandsor. He felt that Cold-Eyes may have deceived him, but primarily wished to warn the three Lunars about the Wyld Hunt, and about vengeance from House Tepet. He also seemed to want to gauge if the party was a risk to his city, and perhaps to use them against the Realm forces arrayed against Lookshy.
Cold-Eyes, using her mercantile contacts and her own legwork, found a smuggler ship captain willing to sell the three Lunars passage to the Blessed Isle (after a stop at Realm tributary, Port Calin). His name was Iron Crow, and The Wandering Scythe his ship. After an altercation with some other angry freebooters, Iron Crow and the three Lunars raised anchor and got under weigh.
The Wandering Scythe has a retrofitted First Age Dragonfly-class hull, with its engine mostly intact but damaged and missing several components. Some of its functions are still operational, due to the work of the ship’s engineer. A woman from House Cynis was also a passenger, and she claimed to be a diplomat from the Realm. Iron Crow is the ship’s pilot, but the navigator is a strange young woman named Broken Mask.