About five or six years ago, Oberon was declared dead. Prince Eric announced
his coronation, and was soon attacked by the combined forces of Bleys and
Bleys fell off of Kolvir and is presumed to be dead. Corwin was captured.
Eric crowned himself King. Because of Corwin's impertanence in crowning
himself, Eric ordered his eyes burnt out of his head.
Over the next four years, there was an increase in 'Shadow slippage;' monsters
and troops gaining access from further and further away. The Black road
Corwin escapes, and eventually returns with firearms which work within
Amber. He rescues Amber from being which came from the Black Road. Eric
is killed in battle by these forces.
Corwin rules unofficially as Regent. Brand is rescued from imprisonment.
Brand is revealed to be a traitor to Amber. He escapes into Shadow.
Oberon suddenly returns and orders an attack on the source of the Black
Road while he repairs the damage Brand has somehow brought upon the Pattern.
The entire Royal Family, save Gérard, leave Amber for the Courts
of Chaos; the source of the Black Road.
The game opened on the day of the Great Storm; a side effect of Oberon
repairing the Pattern. This Storm manifested within Amber as a hurricane
which struck the coast of Amber, near the Castle and the City. The Storm
is travelling through Shadow as a Wave of Chaos, and will not stop until
it reaches the Courts of Chaos. Dworkin has informed Gérard that
the Chaos Wave has caused a steep temporal distortion to occur between
the two sides of the Wave. He predicts it will be years before the Elders
return and the results of the war become known.
Once the storm had tapered off, Gérard learned that all the Shadow
Paths leading into, out of, and between the Golden Circle States had been
destroyed. He sent out word that all who believed themselves to be of the
Blood were welcomed in Amber. With several years before any of his siblings
could possibly return, he'd need help from these unknown or forgotten Amberites.
Several young Amberites appeared, and Gérard organized a dinner
to great them and discuss their position. Word of these new Family members
has begun to spread. They are Kyrinthic, Neo, Caleb, Michaela, and Sienna.
Also recently returned are two Elders who had been away from Amber for
ages; Athena and Reanna. Athena is from a marriage before Benedict's birth,
and Reanna is Benedict's full sister.
[Bare with me as I go over my campaign threads. I'll be
posting more recent events when I get through.]