Wheel of Time
Nealyn Sedai was asked by the lord dragon to head to Ilian with a group of trusted people. Her task was prepare his way for a successful invasion: check for defenses, look out for darkfriends and shadowspawn. He warned her about his suspicions that there’s a forsaken living in the city. The group traveled to the marshes north of the city. They took rooms in one of the best inns in town. Damor went in a role of representative from Shienar looking to buy food, and the rest went as companions and servants of his. The aiel armsman went out to scout the land around Ilian, and he found evidence of a group of around 10 travelers in the marshes who were doing some diging. Further investigation revealed a party of Seanchan soldiers. At night he infiltrated their camp and stole a little book with coded script from their leader. Grim went out to talk with people and see if he could find evidence of darkfriends. He found out there was a tavern who had rented a room to a group of masked individuals. One of them was an Arafelin, one was a man wearing an earring with a big gemstone, and one was a female blademaster with long black hair. Nealyn talked with a local wise woman who was also a chaneler. She told her she’d been trained in the white tower but never achieved the shawl. She also said there had been a number of strange deaths in the city. Damor went to talk to merchants and found out the king had disapeared, and a lord Brent was getting more power in the council. When the aiel scout returned the group went out to check on a destroyed snakehunter enterprise. They discovered it had been a Seanchan group, and they tracked them down. They found them at a location where they were busy uncovering a portal stone and engaged them They took some prisoners and had those brought to the lord dragon in Cairhien. Back in Ilian Raymund and the two aiel went to try and capture the man who was killing people. They discovered it was in fact Draghkar hunting. They followed one to the palace, where the rest of the group was at a party at that moment. They sneaked in and one of the aiel discovered about 12 of the foul beings in the attic. There was some fighting but they managed to get away. They headed to Cairhien to report, and the dragon decided to launch his attack immediately. Damor proposed to have his 2000 Shienarans brought directly to the palace. Rand agreed and asked Grim to take a large group of Maidens outside the city. When the Shienarans arrived most were struck down by lightning. Rand took off in a rage after Samael. The group also proceeded inside and had a fight with a group consisting of 1 female chaneler, 1 Myrddraal, 2 veteran trolocs and 1 anormous troloc armed with 2 swords. They were victorious, but the chaneler got away.