"Noooooo!!!!!!!". He awoke in a sweat from what seemed like a nightmare yet knew if was an omen of things to come. Boris stepped out of his Captain's Quarters onto the main deck of the "Dragon" and felt the winds pick up and the night sky filled with lightning. This was a message from the Obsidians. Suddenly an eerie quiet set in and the images appeared in the sky. Silver sails and a black fist on dozens of ships setting fire to one Novian seaport after another. They wanted to control the seas for their next attempt at Novian domination. He felt the white bird land next to him with a note from Catherine Rose. Carefully he untied the note and read its contents. A large fleet at Draromir Mori had assembled and 3 ship captains ahd been assassinated within the last 24 hours. Something was going on that required his immediate presence. The temporary peace and calm that had followed the battle of Aerie was about to end suddenly and he had a decision to make. He loved the city of Serenite yet it was time to move on and he carefully folded his House Serenite tabard heading towards the Duke's castle with a sense of purpose. The guards let him in upon recognition and he saw the two men who were going over some maps in the Duke's office. Both Duke William and his general Mac looked up at him and knew something was amyss. "Duke William, Mac, it is with a heavy heart that I hand this House Serenite tabard to you as I must depart immediately for Dragomir Mori. I do not know if or when I may return to Serenite." Both men understood Boris was on yet another mission and had to follow his own path." The men shook hands and Boris headed back to the "Dragon". Once aboard his Pirate Galleon, Boris wrote a brief note and tied it to the white bird's leg. The words were brief "Duchess Catherine, I will be dock at Port Dragomir in three days". "Razulah, hoist the anchor and set the course for Dragomir, we leave in two hours"