Moving through the Age of Monsters quickly, at least until interesting things start happening.
Unless they run into some really bad luck those Gnomes (dark green) are going to be scary, given that they have the entire old Dvyrgar delve to themselves, with all its tomb treasures and all that.
Maybe I should ensure something else arrives to split the Delve.
Some stuff happened this turn too quick to show up on the map. A new alpha predator appeared downriver of the dragon, and then the dragon attacked it and killed it.
The Memory Fish Monologue:
Do you know what it’s like to have a memory that spans the ages all the way back to when the world was young? To remember everything every one of your ancestors ever saw or did or ate, every moment this cosmos has existed fresh in your memory like it was yesterday?
Do you know what it’s like to turn that gift and know that why you were hatched in this particular pool in this particular river is because a dragon tore your mother to pieces? To remember that as if it were you yourself?
Of course you don’t. That is why we, ageless as the stars, immortal, psionic, are destined to rule again as we once did, and you, mortals, exist only to be ruled. You are already wise to see your kin’s resistance will not last forever, that service to us is the only way to guarantee your future. So it has always been and thus so it shall be.
A year has passed. The Antlings have scoured the tunnel near their home bare and continue to press down in search of more of the Tunnel Worm’s leavings. This is fortunate, as they draw closer to the Gateway Stone.
They now face pressure, too, from the Earthfolk. Perhaps this will give them the drive they need to release me.
On the anniversary of Lord Tomar the Daring’s reign, Ardent Post was granted to Dame Iruna as fief, titling her as a Baronet (formerly a Knight). Twenty households surrounding were allocated yeoman holdings in the newly-established village of Ardent.