THE SEA QUEEN AND HER EMPIRE
Chapter I: The Journey Begins
The Crimson Iris set out to apprehend the turncoat and receive the plunder that had been stolen from them, arriving at a island bearing a small outpost of garlean deserters that had been trading with the pirate captain, they met with the contact Leofric, who informed them that the ship had been shot down by the cannons on her way to the mainland to receive guidance off a local oracle.
After being spotted the crew had to fight their way out of the castrum and move to the boat in time, having to dodge the wrath of the deserters coming upon them... Members Hyrst and Atare managed to turn some of their own weaponry against them, manning the cannons to cover the rest of the group as they made their escape via ship, docking at Namai to rest for the night before continuing.
Chapter II: The Oracle
The iris traveled to the steps and met up with one of their contacts, acquiring a ride across the plans and finding out that the oracle was positioned at the temple peak within the mountains, they traveled to the entrance and had to endure trials of Endurance, Mind and Strength.. in which by tested the party to its very limits... reaching the oracle they asked the question of where the pirate was located.. receiving a cryptic riddle in response.
Deciding to take the oracle with them by breaking the chains and stealing the mystic from her intended location, the crew made a quick escape as they had taken the gaze of an ancient guardian protecting the woman, a shadow which followed them onwards...
Chapter III: The Vengeful Guardian
After taking time to recover from their wounds at the oracles temple, the party travelled through to the ruby sea and sailed across to Onokoro, having split the party to get the oracle to the ship quicker, they stumbled upon the guardian which had tracked down the party from the steppes... stopping the ancient from reaching the ship, they engaged him in battle.
The guardian had many tricks in his ensemble, using the very sands of the beaches against them, but with the Iris focused as one they were eventually able to fell the beast by turning the beast to glass and shattering it with the help of Hyrst and the Sanitoriums help from Suna, its leader. Escaping to the ship upon its defeat they set out to the seas.. the final leg of the journey upon them.
Chapter IV: The Sea Queens Fall
The iris sailed on the galleon towards the safe house of the pirate queen, taking off near shore and moving through a very dangerous and trap infested tunnel (Which some of us fell culprit too) before finally reaching the swamp where the hideout was located. After tripping some of the traps within the tunnel the patrols were already on high alert! causing us a firefight against the remainder of her crew as well as a stolen magitek walker that acted as artillery from getting too close to where the queen was hiding.
After a close fight with the crew they were taken down one by one, and the magitek walker destroyed, breaching the insides of the hovel we found Captain Reine Lothaire, the pirate queen... and the mysterious Highlander which turned out to be her lover Odinel Frost. After a hard fight and a tough encounter the group managed to scrape through and take down the two, the turncoats were wanted alive and so were knocked unconscious and were bought back to the house where they were placed within the cells for questioning on the location of the treasure.
Epilogue: The Captains Treasure
After a very fruitful interrogation the culprits were separated to think about their betrayal to the Iris, whilst the rest of the crew swam to the depths of the ruby sea thanks to aetherical technology to reclaim the stolen cargo, transporting it to the ship as they returned home for a well due rest.