Year 46 AC
This year a long, hard rain hits Ariella causing flash flooding and the loss of many lives. The monks try to get an organized response and are looking for any help they can get. They can't pay, but certainly have knowledge some adventures might like.
Strange ships, similar to those seen several decades before, are seen on the eastern horizon. Ariella and the Dwarven Islands both try to send out ships to talk with the strange ships, but the ships run and do not make contact or attack.