For months now, the people of Altera have felt watched. An unnerving feeeling of never quite being alone, always having to look over your shoulder, or up to the skies even for overly curious creatures of avian origin. Injuries have been widespread from them, and some say the blight spread by them. When once it was the songs of birds to signify a new dawn, or the telltale sound of gulls to welcome sailors to port, they became a menace, and it is said it was not only the birds that had changed.
And yet after so long much can change in a short span of time. It was noted around the continent, from city to city, that all birds seemed to either drop from the sky or abruptly fly elsewhere. The overly curious birds of Linlea dropped for a second time in its history to scatter the streets.
Over the next few weeks, this change will continue to influence the wildlife - There is no more watching, or so it seems.
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In the far north, however, it has been noted that several settlements once home to fishing communities have been found completely empty, as spoken by travellers or merchants. They did not take anything with them, wherever they went...