All the Realm could see, the beacon was lit. I had been decades - no centuries, since the dragon mages were last called home. Centuries since these Warders were last summoned to fight the Darkness.
But with no Warders left to answer the call, the dragon mages power remains trapped, first, awaiting its master's return. Yet the beacon is lit. Karne's and Valera's forces are drawn to agent power like moths to the flame, headless of the danger that portends. For a few can resist the Dragon's Call.
The beacon of the Warders had been lit. Everyone could see it. Its beacon had been ignited by Jenos as revealed here, in the hopes of recruiting powerful allies to combat the oncoming threat of the Darkness.
The Resistance and the Magistrate were not privy to the artifacts stored in the vaults but rather thought the light from the beacon itself was a potent source of energy. Once arriving at the location, both sides frantically tried to unlock the vaults.
Both sides attempt to pass a powerful keystone known as the Warder's Key into one of the vaults, unlocking it in the process.
The dragon mages power remains trapped, awaiting its master's return
The Warder's Key has the power to unlock the vault
The Paladins rejoiced. The Warder's Relics were secured and with that victory.
Until he attacked. The most feared pirate of the eight oceans. Drawn to the ancient power the Paladins carry. On the open water none could challenge Admiral Dredge. The Paladins were routed, the weapons seized for Dredge's treasure board.
A dragon chooses its master and Dredge was found lacking. He sank into the depths until he was leagues from the land of the living, but the pirate was far from death. The Abyss bore Dredge back into the Realm on top of its bearing tentacles.
The undead admiral sails the seas again and none would take his treasure.
Concluding the conflict at the Warder's Arena, the Resistance emerge the victors. They secured a Warder's Relic that resembles a power gauntlet and prepared to sail back home.
But suddenly, out on the open seas, the Resistance corsair was quickly intercepted by Admiral Judd Roberts (Dredge) of the Eight Oceans. A power-hungry pirate, he attacks the Resistance's transport and plunders the relic for himself.
However, a dragon chooses its master, and Dredge, being in possession of the dragon gauntlets was not found to be worthy.
Judd Roberts (Dredge) could not stand against the dragon's wrath. His ship was destroyed, and the ruthless pirate admiral was defeated.
But Judd Roberts (Dredge) was not lost. The Abyss bore Judd Roberts as Dredge in its sanctuary, corrupting but also resurrecting him under the cause.
Throughout the continuing conflicts back at the mainland, occasional Abyssal Echoes will appear at the command of Dredge.
The Resistance back home after the fight won
Resistance stare in awe at the Warder's gauntlet
Dredge attacking the Resistance
Dredge took the Gauntlets from the Resistance
The dragon of the Warders erupting from its prison
Dredge fights against Elder Dragon
His ship was destroyed, his crew scattered, Dredge sank to certain death in the the ocean’s depths
Dredge resurrected by the Abyss
The Abyss bore Dredge back into the Realm on top of its bearing tentacles
Dredge transformed by the Abyss
Dredge: "A Warder, but how?"
*brief fight, after which Imani reclaims her gauntlets*
Imani: "We're back."
*Imani summons her dragon.*
Sometime after the events of Dredge's plundering and resurrection, Dredge recaptures his prized artifact and brings it back to Marauder's Port, his base of operations.
Looking to reclaim what's hers, Imani reveals herself to Dredge by attacking the port. Imani reclaims her gauntlets, equips them, and then summons the Dragon.
Imani reclaims her Gauntlets