May 1108

The attackers of the circle at York are confirmed as the Akari, a faction from the continent of Telluria.  They are also confirmed as invaders of amongst others Rimini, Moscow and Obsidia.  A mission is led by the scouts guild to Obsidia, but is thrown back with heavy losses, including the Harts supporting the mission, although their colours are returned to the faction. 

Earl Corman Falcon is captured attempting to defend the Archers Guild leaders who were in Harts colours, and taken to York.  A spirit identifying herself as Orias took a mixed group of Harts from the Fayre to Albion, from where they returned with a renewed Excalibur, and a task to renew the spiritual guardianship of the sword.