The Storms of Shadow
'Truth is Purest by the Blade'
If not for the dominating persistence of the storms, much could be seen in the ripples of shadow. From Amber’s great gates, the Knights of the Unicorn have ridden, and, in their wake, so go the heralds of the King; straight into the heart of shadow where, many assume, a cure of the crown prince’s ailment is sought. Of the nobles, Lord Darcy and the closest of his councilors in the watch are seen riding to shadow as well, and word from the castle is that Lord Owen, Lord Matthew, and Lord Andreas are no longer in attendance. As quickly as those of the blood have arrived, so have they vanished into the depths of shadow.
Though most eyes turn towards the castle to see how the events of the last few days will come to a resolution, the city is not without its share of news. Word spread of fighting in the streets as the city watch is seen engaged with mercenaries, rumored to be from Baraltis. A delegation from Faiella has arrived to the city, bringing word of shadow activity from the farthest reaches of the golden circle. From Amber’s Navy, more word arrives every day of black ships just over the horizon, plaguing trade and threatening the seas between Amber and Rialta.
To shadow, into the heart of rumor, Amber’s nobles fly.