by Michael D.
It’s been two days since the party had returned from the goliath’s tomb. Some of them had been missing for four days and presumed dead. One of that party, Kathra Holderhek, sits before you. A half eaten meal in front of her, seemingly forgotten, and an untouched beer at her elbow. She sits staring off into the distance. A moment passes and she notices you.
“Oh, sorry. Didn’t see you there. You want to know what happened? It was horrible. We had found Queen Fesnora’s golden apple and decided to set off to return it to Delabotta. The dryad had promised to leave and remove the blight that plagued this land were we to return the apple to her. It seemed so simple. Oh, how stupid we were. I remember that day, though it seems so long ago. It was the beginning of the celebration of Dragon Heart. All the children were dancing around Dilondorg, I had never actually seen him smile before that. We were all pretty happy. I had gotten pretty drunk the night before and cast a spell to light Madash’s head on fire. That gave him a big grin. That smile wouldn’t last long. None of our cheer did…
Where was I? Oh yes, the dryad. Lying tree lady. We gave her that accursed apple and what does she do? Plants it into the ground and tells us we need to cleanse the tomb or she wouldn’t leave. That was not part of the deal! We should have known better. We gave her a copy of Queen Fesnora’s letter and what does she do with it? Tosses it in the air and has one of her foul trees cast a fireball at it! Burnt it right to a crisp. Didn’t even read it! How are we supposed to bargain with someone like that? I thought that being one with nature, she would be filled with Chauntea’s grace, but none of us were that day. Lacking any option, we inserted the ornate dagger into the tomb’s lid, and down we descended.
by Dilondorg Kaal (Paul B.) 4 Summer Rise
I have made landing in this new land at the direction of master. She has informed me that there may be knowledge in this land that is unknown to her and has sent me to learn of it. And along the way, collect the tribute she constantly craves. When I enter the town I am surprised to see one of my own. He introduces himself as Remeth Tearheart. He seems to be the commander of the garrison in this town. He escorts me through the streets, describing what is what. Where i can find the library, the blacksmith, the alchemist, and to my surprise a necromancer is mentioned, but quickly glossed over that. This character I must meet.
We come upon a grove in the center of town, Remeth tells me that this is the Druid’s Circle’s fountain, and that all the animals are welcome here. As he says that, a wolf walks up from the forests outside of town to drink. The magic of druids is a peculiar one, I must look into this more when I have the time. From there in the center of town, I can see a group of strange people enter the Alchemist shop, a gnome, an elf, and a silver brother walking in with dark pelts of some sort. I excuse myself from Remeth’s tour, thank him and make my way to the shop.
The outside of the shop reads "Stripped Ingredients" and I can see them through the window arguing with the shopkeeper. I listen in and as I do I can hear the shopkeeper exclaim that it was “a trade secret”. That is when I barge in the door, towering above the old man, he must have been scared of me, because right then in there he divulged the “secrets” to these adventurers. They must have been happy with the results because afterwards they invited me to join them on a mission to the west of town to seek some missing animals. I was happy to oblige.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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