For the first time in CCD history, citizens of a Dominance are unhappy with CCD rule. The land in question is the former nation of Saudi Arabia, where events are unfolding that hasten Islamic eschatology.
As a final attempt to negotiate peace without the use of armed forces, the Ascendancy will travel through the cities in the region, ending in a summit in the city of Mecca with local cultural, government, and religious leaders.
Unknowingly, a rival will meet him there, and their clash will be epic.
Details about the fighting, who is against whom, and what is to come may be followed on any one of a number Scroll articles, including Religious leaders to meet Ascendancy this week.