The leviathan structure which had been bearing down on Iathera had finally been neutralized. In a matter of speaking, that is. While crippled, it still presented a looming threat of invasion from the harbor in which it now lay.
However, with a blockade fleet now surrounding it, John and his friends could now deal with it under much less stressful time constraints.
Shortly after, all contact is lost with a remote, but extremely important, fort on the western side of the continent. Plans have to be hastily rearranged to accommodate the new circumstances, as Iathera must now strip a large force of defenders away to deal with the incident.