A War on Three Fronts
Plot Missions 2019
The current date is Sol 1st, 505 PT, barely half a year since the closing of the Black Portal. In the Copiae Ocean, the velen Empire of Pelagia fights a never-ending battle against the ophidians of the deeper oceans, Chlorae in the east and Tenebrae in the west. Most of the incursions happen in one of the two seas, Aquilonia or Occidens, but there is also a third route, through underwater caves and tunnels into the Basal Salt Lake that lays between Aridus and Paludis. Together these three incursion points are known as the Dragon's Triangle, Anguis Trigon. For centuries, Pelagia has watched all three and successfully driven off every attack, but now a coordinated attack on all three at once, from three different tribes of ophidians, threatens to break through. They're well-organized, somehow managing to coordinate with each other despite the great distances, and there's no way for the Empire to stand on its own against the relentless attacks.
A call goes out to those on the land, seeking support of any kind: if the Copiae Ocean is lost to the ophidians, it might spell the end for everyone, corrupting the food supplies and ending all seaborne trade, and giving the amphibious ophidians the perfect foothold for invading the terrestrial nations.
From Avelyn, a submersible battleship, the Arsenic, is loaded up with volunteers and mercenaries of all kinds, bound for the Basal Salt Lake, commanded by Captain Garus of the Pelagian Imperial Navy.
From Elata Spiritus, a smaller band of elite or renowned warriors is escorted with four of the Emperor's children upon the airship Geamhess, bound for the underwater capitol to serve at the Emperor's pleasure in whatever mission he deems necessary.