On their last mission, the S-Team made direct contact with their Nocturnal “companions” in Sijan after being directed there to ensure free public entry to a forbidden area. They were also approached by an Exalted representative from Malfeas, named Eva, who wished to convey the desire of her master to defect if granted amnesty. In return, the representative claimed her master had access to the Yozis’ long and short term plans and was willing to divulge everything. As a free taste, the representative revealed that an Exalted agent of hell was working on the destruction of Halta by rearranging the country’s lay lines to cause massive essence eruptions.
Returning to Yu-Shan, the team found that the celestial bureaucracy was preoccupied with the end of the Realm Civil War and, as usual, the usual political infighting and inefficiency. With no mission waiting for them and Kurofa Kachina successfully booted out of his manse in Yu-Shan, the S-Team decided to set off on their own to deal with the Halta dilemma.
Note: Valentina still is having internet issues, so her character Idris may be on a personal revenge mission to kill the god who killed her mother and her Nocturnal companion’s wife. Anna is off on a free vacation to Israel because free trips are awesome. So Unknown Axiom may be off on another mission to Malfeas with Dan’s mentor.