A few changes around the village!
Late last year, Jackie Bluepaw retired as the leader of his namesake Mercantile aiming to settle down with his daughter in the village, using his connections and his remaining assets to afford himself, his child and his friends a comfortable life. With his retirement, he kept a small group of his staff and his family name and merged them with the Thundermoon Tribe. While they are not as ingrained as to be a new sect, they are here and firmly rooted within the village, able to help with import, export and of course, move thundermoon goods to wherever they are needed with their beautiful coaches.
This spawned a few other changes, notably the members of her former namesake mercantile who weren't ready to settle down to village life just yet, branching off to form their own trade group now known as the Gilded Lotus Trading co. While they are in good standing with the tribe, it remains to be seen exactly how this allyship will grow. In the meantime, let's do what we can to help them get established!
A recap of the Desolace caravan!
It's been a while now since our people were returned from their offshore capture, or for Dawnsky, onshore capture. With wounds treated and minds starting to come right, here are a few quick details of what's happened so far in this web of deceit and piracy!
The group that had been taken to the boat managed to escape one night, from their reports, they met surprisingly little resistance with the whole crew being in some kind of stupor, their will for independence, their will to act on their own volition completely drained.
One even swore that they saw the captain of the ship watching them row away after their daring jailbreak.
Speaking of the captain, we now know who was behind this abduction, the loss of the caravan and a few mishaps and goings on around the village and the bluffs prior to this encounter. The couple had no hesitations about introducing themselves by name to their captors and sharing with them an alternate view of the world that seems surprisingly well founded.
The two are known as
Jessica Marie Thompson and Adoc Thompson, a married pair of Gilnean Worgen who now live and operate at sea, as far as we know.
( Artwork by DemonXiao )
They have a very long history with the Bluepaw and some of our own Tribe members as well. The hostages that escaped the boat, Ashawak Rainchaser, Neruma, Xiu Lightningsky and Mo'chee Kire (An Arakkoa of unknown affiliation) describe different conditions aboard that boat, from Xiu's comfortable albeit lonesome time in a luxury cabin to Neruma's less than ideal time being snarled at by Jessica in the brig but none of them returned injured, save for Ashawak who seems to have lost all self worth and motivation.