Considering the vision I have had since the Daystar, I feel it appropriate to begin keeping a consolidated record of the things that occur. Especially now, as the Sun breaks over the second day of Winter Court, and I have the opportunity to once more visit my home within Port Cailin.
We were lucky enough to spend Calibration in the Heavenly City of Yu-Shan, thanks to the Calibration gate opening near Saffron Lily. While there we had opportunity to dine with and speak to Ignis Divine himself and bask in his glory, in addition we spoke with Tau Yi of Lookshy, and Eastern Pass, and made arrangements with both to further the research into V.D. and facilitate the growth of Saffron Lily. Sahana was granted the opportunity to fulfill the oath that we swore on our marriage day, as she was granted a Peach by the Unconquered Sun in blessing of our union. Shortly after the dinner however, Kage went off and when he did not return, the rest of the Circle went after.
I am thankful for the sorceries that bind us all together, as without them I fear we may have been too late. Kage was beset by three Sidereals in an unoccupied part of Yu-Shan outside the Festival of Meeting. He was already wounded when we arrived, and they would have made quick work of us (Setsuna and Gilded Lotus went down in mere seconds) had the Celestial Monorail to the Daystar not arrived and given us a chance to escape.
While at the Daystar, Little Beam (who was with us in defending Kage) blessed Sahana and awakened her Essence that we might all work the forges for a day in payment of our rescue. We did so readily, and during the night featured a dream of prophecy. Within the dream, Cailin was a much different place. So much so I doubt our combined abilities to make it so in such a short time frame. Such features as Essence Discharge Weapons (which I yet know nothing about), altered Wards (possibly against Deathknights) that I supposedly made (and yet know nothing of the Art of Warding and Exorcism), and a Corps of Golden Janissary martial artists were all available for defending the city. A good thing though, as just before we awoke, the entirety of the Realm Navy appeared as Demons began attacking the city.
When we awoke, we were returned to Saffron Lily, and made preparation for Winter Court. Daimyo Kuno informed us that Doji Akane had been kidnapped by House Mamoru, which we later (recently) discovered was false. Apparently a letter that should’ve been delivered did not arrive to the Daimyo; the truth of the matter is that she was invited to the capital by Subtle Dragonfly and left of her own accord.
For now, the Circle of Saffron Lily is working with Prince Yoshi to deal with the elements of the dream that we can in the time that we can. We intend to ask the Shogun for a workshop geared towards sorcerer-engineers large enough to house V.D., that way we can move V.D. here for when the attack happens, and get people to work on it. Also, it will allow us to develop Essence Discharge Weapons. I have asked Humble Mouse at the Temple to the Unconquered Sun to put me in touch with a Golden Janissary, and begun speaking to other houses in regards to the Eyes of Saffron Lily Academy.
Time will tell if these measures are enough…