Year 7 AC
A group of monks gather at a small cliff riddled with caves near the northern coast of Ariella. They wish to build a library of knowledge from all over Taina so there is a center of learning. They bring their extended families to farm and supply them with food, clothes and timber, along with other crafts they need. Many of the nomads of the area avoid the area thinking the monks are mad.
The caravan from Goodport to Karoon is lost to bandits, though some escape and some of the goods are saved. An attempt to retaliate against the bandits is planned and many mercenaries and the like are hired. Mages are also hired, even though many in Goodport don't trust them.