Combat progressed, full of blood, sweat, and prose
But finally we, now as victors, arose
OK, that’s enough of that. After the fight, Lord Empousa went to work brainwashing Chung Jone. Once that was completed, Jone told us what he knew. Silk and Steel Sage came to him, needing the essence EMP bomb created. He told us that she had been gathering up lots of earth-moving equipment up in the Haslanti Confederation, near a city called Windcreche. He also gave us the plans for the essence EMP and the mechs his lieutenants were piloting.
We left Jone with Lord Empousa and headed home. We didn’t have enough Agata to transport both ourselves and all of our prisoners (the surviving lieutenants and thugs), so Sesus stayed behind for a few days to summon more.
Once we were home, we did some research, and we were able to acquire the GPS coordinates for Silk and Steel Sage’s dig site. The dig site apparently uncovered some ancient ruins, dating back to the First Age.
At this point, we needed to resume the questioning of Silk and Steel Sage. She told us that she believes the ruins contain an arsenal of weapons, which she wanted to use to establish a power base in the Underworld. She left a team of mercenaries to guard the dig site, but she was supposed to return weeks ago, so who knows what they may have done by now. They may have even started working for the Grass Spider, another group interested in the ruins. The Grass Spider is a group that deals in arms and secrets, and it has a particular interest in weapons from before the Primordial War.
We disagreed about whether or not it would be safe to bring Silk and Steel Sage with us to the dig site, and someone brought up the idea of using a magically-binding contract to prevent either party from betraying the other. However, the only person in town who is able to create such a contract is the Princess of Meruvia, who is also a powerful Infernal. So, our next task is to figure out what we can offer the Princess in exchange for this service.