Spring storms worsened after The Calamity. At least, that’s what’s recorded. What had been warm, refreshing showers were now black torrents that wracked the floating islands and the blasted lands below. The heavy, dark clouds blocked all sun from reaching the inhabitants of the citadels, forcing them to remain indoors or risk a misstep and the accompanying fatal plunge. If a window was left open, the pernicious clouds wormed their way into the vast halls and deposit their slick, oily precipitation on every surface they could reach. That part of the castle would remain drenched until the tempest season passed.