Cycles of Terror
The comings and goings of the Year Beast are cyclical by nature. It is a mysterious creature, flighty and prone to long patrols of its strange, unknowable territory, dispersed across both space and time. For days it may disappear, perhaps tracking its predecessor across the veil of time, only to reappear refreshed and renewed, as if no time had passed at all. Those who hope to defend against the Year Beast must be both vigilant and patient, striking at those rare times when the creature chooses to reveal itself.
Primed for Battle
Facing the Year Beast requires careful preparation. To harm its enchanted hide will require use of both conventional tools as well as more purpose-built armaments. During the New Bloom, as heroes indulge their age-old conflicts and grudges, they may find Flamesalt Ingots. In the hands of an enterprising artisan, these Ingots can be fashioned into several trinkets, including a variety of powerful explosives able to disable, distract, or damage the Year Beast.