Year 7 Days 243
Weather: Cold, not a cloud in the sky, thunder
Hexes Explored: None
At dawn a tremendous peel of thunder splits the sky despite the fact there is neither lightning nor clouds. More thunder follows at fairly regular intervals (approximately every ten minutes) throughout the morning. Sergei divines that The Tenth Bloom is already underway.
The Founders assemble just outside of Stag’s Fort to get ready for the arrival of the Jabberwock. By noon the thunder is almost constant until the Jabberwock appears overhead. The Founders engage the beast in combat. The Jabberwock proves to be a powerful opponent but Briar has absorbed enough First World energies since 1st of Lamashan to temporarily act as a Vorpal Blade. King Aldous is finally able to slay the Jabberwock by cutting off its head.
It is decided that The Founders will begin their assault on Thousand Breaths the next day.
Jossiman collects The Royal Family from Lake Silverstep.
King Aldous talks to The Small Council about who will succeed him if The Founders do not return from Thousand Breaths.
Thanks to Kesh’s magical helmet of teleportation Alex is able to spend time with both Tamary and his son.
Sergei resurrects Kundal and restores him to health.
That evening The Founders teleport to the vicinity of The Castle of Knives. They find that the castle is no longer a ruin but whole, as if new.
The Founders elect to spend the night camped a little way from the castle.