The Helltide was basically a massive swarm of giant army ants. We helped the town evacuate- building wagons and gathering food sufficient to flee to the nearest walled port. Quite a substantial journey. We thought it might have been Shadow generated to disrupt support for the Shadowline defenses. A few of the characters built a subterrainean redoubt to wait them out. Yeah... A couple of us went back there after the consuming carpet of insects passed, and they hadn't fared so well.So, the Shadowline is on the continent of Zest'qua, far from where Canberry is (but right near where the Theocracy of Light is that we're going to be at for the next couple posts). The incident I'm aware of with the Blue Mage was about 4 years ago in game time--when the Blue Mage used a Wish to try to take over Krashmere, and instead lost the Blue pool to Krashmere and caused a major expansion of the Noldor empire. I'm not sure what the Helltide was--was that part of the same event with the Blue pool? Or maybe when the Southern Kingdoms fell to a bunch of demons?
The Church of Paranswarm was everywhere. Drove my CG elf up the wall.