Return of the Hydra: prologue
The First Voyage of the Hydra
An expedition of Shairran traders and soldiers from the Empire of Kern set out in the year 694, led by an admiral ship called ‘the Hydra’. They went to explore the shores of Ademorra, but nothing has been heard of them since.
Leaders of the expedition were captain Kreiton and Kernian high priest Torin. They were accompanied by at least 500 sailors and 1000 elite soldiers, a considerable force by all standards. Whatever may have befallen them remained a mistery for a long time. Recently, however, centurio Ragnar brought back the scorched remains of Torin’s journal. For reasons unknown to Ragnar, his superiors refused to publish its contents.