Paxina crawled from the wreckage of Kendermore. She was alive. It was a miracle. But everything around her was gone. How long had she lay here? Now that she was able to get up it appeared as though the city was ancient. There were no fires burning, only a soft black ash that fell from a nearby volcano. Volcano!?! When did THAT arrive? Paxina thought to herself. She though, maybe it would be best if I looked around a bit.
So Paxina made her way from the city into the Desolation. She couldn’t believe the lands around her. She thought she was in the Abyss. Through sheer self preservation the kender made her way across the continent to Hylo. Along the way she met other kender that told her of the events that had transpired in her absence. All she could figure out was that she had somehow been transported into the future at the moment of her death. Why? She couldn’t be certain, but if it worked for Tasslehoff Burrfoot, it could work for her.
The word of her journey to Hylo spread. True kender followed her all along the way and their numbers grew. The news reached Hylo long before Paxina did and Belladonna became worried. By all reports Paxina Thistlknot was coming to Hylo with an army of true kender. Belladonna figured that the kender wished to take control of Hylo from her. But she wasn’t about to let that happen. Belladonna spread the word that Paxina’s army was coming to Hylo, not for a visit, but for war. Afflicted kender from all over Hylo gathered together to form an army of their own. When Paxina arrived they would be ready.
Paxina’s Army acquired a fleet of ships and set out for Hylo. When the ships arrived, Belladonna and her army sprung their trap.