Wrath of the Righteous
The Worldwound Incursion
For several weeks, excitement has been building in Kenabres—Armasse is coming! Traditionally an opportunity for scholars and priests to come together to study the lessons of history from wars past, since Aroden’s death, this holy day has become more about training commoners in weaponry, choosing squires, and ordaining new priests. Over time, Armasse has grown to encompass jousting competitions, mock duels, battle reenactments, and other festival events. In Kenabres, the festival (which takes place on 16 Arodus) is eagerly anticipated, for it provides distractions from the horrors of being on the front line of the war. Smiles on faces normally marred by downcast eyes and furrowed brows do wonders for city morale in the weeks leading up to the event.
Armasse is a citywide celebration, but the majority of the event, including its jousting matches and other entertainments, takes place at Clydwell Plaza, just west of the cathedral. It is here that the PCs in attendance near the cathedral’s facade—they’ve been lucky enough to get good spots to observe the opening ceremonies at noon—watch as The Kite explodes and and a demonic invasion force, lead by Khorramzadeh, the Storm King, attacks the city. They have just a few seconds to watch as Terendelev, the ancient sliver dragon and protector of the city, is killed by Khorramzadeh before they fall thru a hole that opens beneath them and drops them into long forgotten tunnels beneath the city.