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Aquillas - Capital of the Aquian Empire. Biggest navy to control the Garland Sea. With an uneasy peace with the Orchani of Nu'moss Of the southern part of the continent, Though they have superiority over their navy, Their ground military is not as adiquite to deal with ground based attacks. The city itself is governed by a parliment in which the empire is run by a house of commons to keep the people happy.
The city itself does have chapels and buildings of worship for the gods, but not many of the citizens outside of the rich and the nobles really practice religion, except until recently when an infestation of Shalligan's have been appearing in the city of Aquillas, coming in through the port. Once a month for a week when the green moon is over head, the Shalligan's infest the common areas of the city where they destroy and sometimes loot, though city guards suspect local theives do that. They call this time the Blood Moon; Any person who gets in the way of the shalligan's have been killed.
Shalligan: aquatic servents of Leviathan who dwell and live at the bottom the ocean with mermaids and other naga and very rarely show themselves.
Orchani: Race of green skinned humanoids, often called orcs for short. Often living in the southern interior of the continent.
To best counter this, The city at the time of the blood moon evacuate the common area's of the city while the rich stay in the heavy fortified areas near the castle. The priest claim this is the work of the god leviathan to show he is not happy with the level of worship. So many a beginning to think this is the work of the gods, King Heron, plans to make Harem Marstang Arch Bishop in the house of Leviathan to help counter act the problem.
Another subject brought up by many is that it could be the thieves guild, Some how they must be some how behind these acts to get people to leave and then loot what they want from the city. Though some known thieves have said themselves that the Guild is hardly capable of something of this magnitude. "Though of course the Thieves guild does not exist.... >_>" said Therson, The notorious pick-pocket. Some of the "reformed" theives have been seen out with the people during the time of evacuation. Maybe they are not the best examples but still something to watch in the future.
The prime minister seems to suggest this could be a ploy by the Orchani horde nation as a way to capture some of the smaller cities and ports from the empire and expand their horde territory, Though no sightings of any of their fleet, and official letter had been sent to the people of the empire suggesting they could send "security" officers to help keep the peace if this problem has expanded. Though an official no was placed the guards are told to watch any local "orc" activity in the city, as they might be behind the actions. most of the Orchani orcs work in the cities underground water purification plants to supply the city with fresh water.
Fisherman seem to think that maybe the sea creatures are planning to attack the surface, fishing is still a big industry in the empire and maybe taking some of the food supply from the ocean might be upsetting those under water creatures. though there has been no signs of fish species being endanged from the ministry of wildlife and magical wildlife. Some fishing ships have been known to be attacked in the past but no navy ships have been noted for attacks. and why only attack the city?
Investigation: (also rules) You people are investigators and adventurers in a some what fantasy (early 1700's like era) magic exists and this world is loosely based in a final fantasy like universe where the famous summons are gods and exist in a single magical plane. though they do have influence on the mortal realm they rarely interact with it due to constant fighting amungst themselves.
Your job is to figure out who or what is behind the recent infestation of the Kingdom city of Aquillas. Any interactions done with anyone outside of each other will be done through me (Trodorne) and you can PM to ask a specific person and ill try to RP that and give clues. When playing yourself just think of yourself as a Low level person with little resources and access to magic or social status.
*EDIT* You can work together with a friend or friends to investigate, or you can work by yourself to see if you can solve it on your own. Do not use information someone has used as that is meta gaming. Role play and tell the story of what happened in the PM's that you would have with me. as this can be your chance to role play what you are doing. If in a group designate someone to be the poster of your groups actions and investigations.
When BLOOD MOON is posted it means that any investigation will be done outside of the city where the citizens stay temporarily until the infestation is done until the next time. It lasts for 1 actual week in real time. So go out find the evidence and end the infestation of Aquillas.