The Templar find themselves at odds with their Saxon neighbors in Province Duo, to the south. Tensions run high as both sides accuse the other of murder and raiding.
Grand Knight Sir Joshua Hiffin is called upon to take his newly raised Lightning Company to the border town of Pip to investigate the murder of four Templar monks.
The forces of Duo have crossed into Pip and executed the monks in reprisal for several violent incidents that they blame on the Templar. Their army (small as it is) waits on the border, blocking the pass.
Both provinces are on the verge of civil war.
An illuminated dispatch from Grand Knight Sir Joshua Hiffin.
Baron Palmer insisted that only 4 may enter and they must do so unarmed and escorted by his son, Sir Nigel.
Deprived of essential equipment and more or less prisoners of their soon to be enemies, Sir Hiffin, Father Wolfgang, Squire Mugabe and Brother Piroutte (npc) were escorted to Anthrax Convent.
Brother Piroutte discovered that his old mentor, Mother Superior Agatha, had passed away. More disturbing, while praying at her grave he discovered her soul was missing. Someone had "soul jar"ed it and taken it away. The last visitor was a Marnese Prince of the Church. He had also freed the Princess Duval of her curse (The White Cloaks had rescued her some months ago). Inquiring about the Princess it was revealed she had been taken on tour of the country by a Sister Darrow. Tracing her steps the Templar discovered that Sister Darrow had traveled to every village just before there was a disturbance/attack. An unfortunate co-incidence? Sir Hiffin decided to meet Sister Darrow and fjnd out. Tracking them to the Earl's court, they were invited guests in the castle.
"Ah, you're back," said Sister Darrow with a sinister grin.
"Evil demon!" Shouted Mugabe "We shall return you to Hell!"
While the demonic plot has been revealed, its damage is far reaching, and the mastermind is still at large.