Wherein the Circle Is Once Again On The Road, Metaphorically As The Case May Be, As Their Journey Takes Brings Them To The Oceans Of The Underworld
3 Mercuryday - 4, Venusday:
Seven finished healing in the manse once known as the Doomsday Bunker, and the Semi-Circle returns to Great Forks. The ship destined for the Underworld was finished and the ship was burnt. After going through the nearby shadowlands, the Circle found that the ghost ship was created and Captain Elaine was nearby waiting, correctly assuming the Circle wanted to go to the water-logged crater once known as Grey Falls.
Captain Elaine was able to make a link between Kazu and his relative to make the trip quicker. The trip was relatively uneventful, and the travelers speculated on what the Dragonkings hoped to accomplish. It was theorized that the blast was intended to break Creation creating a hole leading to the Labyrinth, if not the Void itself. When they reached to "deep waters" near Grey Falls, the crew went trawling for ghosts, and Kazu was able to help sent the ghosts to Lethe so as to rescue as many as possible. On the way a Moonshadow Abyssal and his (probably) Day Caste parnter were discovered doing something to a group of ghosts. The Moonshadow was killed, but was finished off by his partner so the Circle couldn't make him talk. The surviving Abyssal was successfully able to hide to spy another day.
At the center of the blast, the Circle found Tyr, the Dragonking Master of Void, bound by chains made from the souls of the Tepets. Tyr had a bit to say, revealing those following the Path of Void could hear the whispers of the Neverborn, Walker In Darkness was the one that empowered the Dragonkings and also bound Tyr for his failure.
Kazu (Light's Valor) asked Harmony (Fading Laughter) to sanctify an Oath that Tyr wouldn't follow the path of Void in his next life, and wouldn't follow any dark paths if Light's Valor ever regained the implements that made the dark paths. Whether the Oath effects later lifetimes remains to be seen.