Year 7 Day 231
Hexes Explored: None
Using Divination magic The Founders learn that The Sixth Bloom will manifest the very day in Drelev. The Founders immediately teleport there to find the Bloom is already underway and takes the form a massive, fast-growing and aggressive briar patch. Entering the briar patch The Founders do battle with its “gardeners”, three Athachs giants. The Founders slay the giants and burn their bags of seeds, bringing the The Bloom to an end. However the briar patch, although no longer animated, still remains.
With the defeat of The Sixth Bloom Briar has absorbed enough First World energy to be able to speak. Lynessa has collected enough trophies from the Blooms to create a portal to Thousand Breaths.
Briar warns The Founders that sooner or later Nyrissa will send her “Tain”; the legendary Jabberwock.
Jossiman and Alex elect to remain in Drelev to help with the clear up (and, in Alex’s case, to spend time with Tamary) while the rest return to Stag’s Fort.
Using a Commune spell Sergei learns that the next Bloom will be in between three and seven days’ time, that there are ten Blooms in total and that the Jabberwock will be the last Bloom.
The Jabberwock is a dragon of epic power. It’s “Burbling” can drive a man out of his wits, it has a deadly sonic attack, it’s gaze burns and it can “Whiffle” with its wings creating hurricane force winds. It can only be hurt by a vorpal blade.