In the Gilded Nightingale, a teahouse near the docks of Champoor, five strangers were relaxing after Calibration. Then a panicked fisherman burst in, ranting about a massive behemoth wrapped in a storm, which was on its way to Neveh.
Jayanti quickly gathered her troops and went to find a galley in order to warn the people of Neveh. Triumphant Architect of Auspicious Glory quickly convinced Kataiyida Ariel Euphalia, Sky’s Reflection Upon the Lake and Kallikrates to accompany him on the same quest.
On reaching Neveh, Queen Ammetu quickly recruited the heroes in defence of her city. Triumphant Architect of Auspicious Glory quickly set to work constructing a massive breakwater to shield the harbour, a massive ballista to pierce behemoth hide and reinforcing the low lying parts of the city against floods. While doing so, his blatant superhuman powers revealed him as one of the Solar Exalted.
Meanwhile Jayanti worked to improve the city’s defences, Kallikrates “convinced” various crimebosses to help out, Kataiyida Ariel Euphalia shamed the rich and powerful into contributing more and Sky’s Reflection Upon the Lake helped to convince stubborn villagers to relocate.
Four days later the behemoth-storm reached the city. Although the flood defences reduced the damage from the weather, rain-sharks swam through the rain to attack the defenders. While fighting off the sharks they were informed that the behemoth was probably heading towards the Tomb of the Storm Breaker, where the body of a Shogunate hero lies.
Fighting off the behemoths swarming spawn they reached the tomb, with less than an hour before the behemoth itself would reach the city. Unfortunately, soon after breaching the tomb Triumphant Architect of Auspicious Glory fell victim to a series of traps and was badly injured.
To Be Continued…