Through phasing chaos and temporal tumult, our daring troupe approaches the Maelstrom's enigmatic signal. Phasing metal claims Xoothar, as the ship battles to break free from the clutches of material interwoven between dimensions. With bravado, they navigate through space's dance, striving to locate their vanished comrade and uncover the Maelstrom's fractured past. Confronting horrors both eldritch and nightmarish, they grapple with orbs that age at a touch and unleash the terrors of entwined creatures feasting upon the ship's essence. From the bridge to engineering, their path unfolds as a tapestry woven with peril and daring leaps, all culminating in a bold gambit to halt the Maelstrom's heart. As the engine's pulse falters, Xoothar is freed from its grasp, yet an anguished eldritch wrath lingers in the shadows, poised to defy time itself.
In a realm touched by both mystery and mist, our band of adventurers awakens to a watery awakening courtesy of the mischievous Pyrig. The sound of an otherworldly alarm beckons them to a phasing enigma lurking within the mist. But this is not the beginning; nay, let's venture back to days of yore when they arrived at GranPort, fresh from their heroic endeavors. Amidst a sea of mist-corrupted souls, a poignant moment unfolds as a young orphan's tears blend with the mist, while Oma offers solace. Sera, drawn by the shadows of an alley, is propositioned into the clandestine world of contraband, sparking a debate among comrades. Resolute against nefarious paths, they march to collect their dues from the enigmatic Atherwrite Corvin, sparking an unexpected contract involving the mystic Maelstrom's secrets. A choice snubbed, a past revisited, and an airship christened "The Bird" awaits as they sail toward the enigma of the Maelstrom.