This summary is copied mainly from my summary to Jack, except for the parts that have happened after he left. Suprisingly, it makes more sense than most of the other summaries thus far. I will be updating the wiki in the next few days to reflect the events of this terrible wedding.
Everyone besides Michael went to the Tsar’s wedding, and he stayed at home because Wifey’s pregnant or something. The wedding was going as planned, until somebody attmempted to assasinate Chrysal, the bride. She and the wedding party beat that person into submission. So while Chrysal was being attacked, the wedding structures were attacked as well, by explosives. Many people died in the explosion, including Monroe (but he was ressurected by Maelys), and still more were killed by four assasins who picked off the survivors. One killed the children of the president of Ilko, and another one trapped their souls, effectively kidnapping them. A third killed most of the people attending sitting on the right by clouds, and the fourth attempted to kidnap Pippin (one of the Important Witches and a Bridesmaid) ‘s sister, Camellia. While Camellia was taken with her friends and a group of druids out of the garden where the wedding took place, the group was intercepted and Camellia was effectively kidnapped. After the fight, Maelys interogated the corpses. They were assasins of the Sauguine Order, and were paid by an unknown person to attempt to kill the czar, kill the President of Ilko’s children, and to kidnap Camellia. After that, they were to cause as much chaos as possible. Haimen is the country they are from, and there crime is legal with the proper paperwork. It seems so far that whoever paid for these assasins wanted to A. Make the Czar look Bad B. Manipulate the President of Ilko and possibly Pippin C. Probably due to reasons with the God-Witch War.
They also discovered that the person who paid for the assasins is from Shimen. Shimen is a group of four countires, and Haimen is the crime country. There are three others: Zhemen, the nastry country, Anmen, the religous country (Settelli/Aaia) and Laomen, the peaceful country. : Okay, so Allauia, who has been revealed to be the Avatar of Orren, and maelys raised the dead. Oh! Maelys is a dragon. So the Tsar told Maelys and the rest of the party, along with Ehimay, that they should go to Haimen and discover who paid for the assasination. After that, they realized that Camellia was missing, and they went to find her. One of the corpses (maelys has the spell: Speak With Dead) told her that they were going to kidnap Camellia.
Camellia is Pippin’s little sister, and Pippin is one of the witches that is in the war against Aaia, with the help of the Tsar and Melkar and Setttelli. They found the bodies of Camellia’s friends, Camellia and Pippin’s older brother, and some druids who tried to help them escape the wedding in a local city guard post. Camellia was nowhere to be seen, though it seems her kidnapper teleported back to the assasin headquarters. An old man, The Tsar’s adoptive father was hiding in the closet, and he told them that the kidnapper used anchient/powerful devil words when speaking. He knew this because of taking care of the Tsar when he was a baby.
Since the kidnapper was a vampire, Camilla’s friends, older brother and protective druid people would be brought back as vampires. However, Maelys decided that they should be ressurected and fed the blood of animals, as she trusts them despite their undead nature.
After this, Maelys probed too far into learning what the assasin/kidnapper said, and was struck by the power of the Dark Speech. Due to this, she craved grape jelly for about an hour. Maelys then got the nickname: Cry Pillow as Camilla’s friend were the next people to cry on her.
She then decided to go talk to the Tsar with Alleuia and Sebastian. It was revealed he knew about Monroe’s troubles, but more then even Monroe knew. Instead of Monroe’s theory that it would kill him, like it kills animals, it would only make him stronger after a short period of weakness. The party also discovered that the Tsar was the wizard manipulating Scula to be a bitch, and it was so that Monroe and Scula would have to stay together and he would gain those powers. Maelys resisted a strong urge to slap the Tsar for being an asshole, and Sebastian went to talk to Monroe. Everyone comforted Monroe, who only cried a little this time. Von Wolff actually said something, which was very exciting!! Monroe attempted to rationlaize the Tsar’s behavior towards him more than he should have, but that’s kind of Monroe’s personality/coping mechanism. Scula suddenly arrived! She revealed that the Tsar was actually somewhat wrong about what would happen to Monroe in an even more exciting/awkward way! Each god has a special follower, called an Exarch, who gains special powers due to their relationship with the deity, the most important being immortality. Each god attracts an Exarch in the first few months of their existence, but if an Exarch is destroyed, a god can choose a new one. An exarch must be destroyed in a certain way, different for each one- if an Exarch just dies, it will return to its god’s side, and be able to be sent out again. If you’re stupid, this is what Monroe is to Scula now.
Scula feels terrible about the way she treated him, and the fact that her mind was manipulated by the Tsar, and Monroe is hesitant to befriend Scula after her months of terrible treatment. But Monroe is one of her most powerful weapons in a metaphorical way, making this situation more awkward. However, perhaps it will resolve itself by the time you return from Shimen.
Scula explained the situation to her friends during the wedding party, and Chrysal was furious at her husband of all of two hours. But eventually she forgave him, as he probably genuinely felt bad about it now that everyone’s like “OMG TSAR YOU HORRIBLE”. The Tsar attempted to make it up to Maelys, as he’s also somewhat impressed that she stood up to him. Tomorrow you’ll go to Shimen.
…If anyone’s interested, I’m going to be attempting to clean up the chat log if you’d like to read this in person. ((By clean up I mean remove all the off-topic, out of character discussion)).