10/16/2017 0 Comments
by Shaena Toscobble (lisa s.) 5 hs 1ae
TL;DR: A diplomatic mission to parlay with the Bullywugs results in a chance meeting with a Firbolg instead
5 HighSpring, 1 A.E.
In the days following the Sahaugin attack on Black River Island, I came to know two new adventurers. I had met Aredhel, a Drow cleric of Set, back on Sanctus. At the time she had been considering the musical arts. The habit does not seem to have taken hold. I also had the pleasure to meet Herald Theobald Peacekeeper, a cultural preservationist and storyteller from Sanctus.
We met at the Black River Tavern together with Glin, the gnome conjurer, to discuss our mutual concern over the Bullywug assaults on the adventurers. Aredhel told of a raid of the nearby Fort Providence, which she had participated in. The fort seems to be a gathering point for the local savage beings.
Theobald, too, had been ambushed a week ago. Given his proclivity for diplomacy, the ambassador was able to communicate with one Bullywug by the name of Pulg. He sent Pulg back to his leader, Bullup, with a message of peace.
TL;DR: Survived bullywug ambush and sent a message to their leader Bullop, partially translated stone marker to the east, met with Longtail of the Lizardfolk and brokered an alliance pending weapons trade and "Chieftain" meeting at the next full moon on 14 High Spring
After a brief stop in Verloren to investigate info on Duergar, Hobgoblins, and other new races that the New Cadeni Co has reported, I continued on to Black River Island. It is a smaller and harsher settlement than Verloren certainly, but the water of the bayou has a certain….charm. (if you consider an always-uneasy feeling and constant humidity charming, I suppose).
I joined Koltatan, Ayten, Morgrimm, and Malmir on a journey to find the rumored and rare sightings of the “lizardfolk” that have appeared to not be hostile toward the exploration parties and have been seen to be fighting the bullywugs occasionally. Marchwarden Dugal was grateful to finally receive a member of the Heralds, which had been chartered by the council to represent Sanctus in diplomatic matters.
After grouping to have a plan of our route, Malmir and I were able to partially translate the rubbing of the stone landmark down the river to the west. Due to the rubbing and the foreign nature of the language and context, it was shoddy at best. Maybe once we get there and see it in person, we can translate it more accurately.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
All Abaza Amaranth Aredhel Lethe Astrid Gilrin Atuji Of Clan Greatscale Audra Ayten Gilrin Basil Benedict Greenfield Black River Swamp Blackscale Brea Daergle Brynn Bryn Naikaho Cavalier's Watch Chat Clan Shimmerscale Crimson Surgeon Cylowboborow Nonsoon Demogorgon Diamondshard Banwyze DILONDORG KAAL Doros Doross Dorros Dredge Dufdor Dwain Eilis Eilis Gilrin Eladrinne Escobar Fagan Far Reach Fort Providence Gator Rock Genji The Wererat Glin Ybendawien Droat Golden Apple Great Cataclysm Griffin's Roost Grildor Trueforge Haldor Kemleigh Ham Hamilton Hekili Nalani HEYKITD GETOFF MELAYN Icegate Jerimiah Jerwin Jinn Kanyu Il Senya Kathra Kegrove Kellen McCall Kenku Kiera Lyssandria Kohaku Ruim Koltalon Kresh Krolan Kunyata Kar Leatherhead Liam Buckham Liana Lindir Lizardfolk Longtail Lucretzia Borgia Makani Pahili Malmir Merelda Meznen Midden Heap Mindartis Morgrimm Naill Amakir Namfoodle Nehi Xum Nehi-Xum New Cadeni Njord Noric Synphase Noxochiyotl Obelisks Of The Bayou Omgar Onen Peter The Wolf Phoncledeh Player Character Journal Entry Polar Bear Polg Pollen Quinzli Rabbits Ralthor Rawq Elrid Rhogar Roscoe Greenfeld Rotten Morgan Bonecrusher Rube Lastname Ruins Salazar Sang Woo Ser Mathius Shaena Tosscobble Silent Mockingbird Som Sorrel Summerport Syndar Beratos Tabaxi Tainted Falls Teddy Bear Tharrus The Fist Theobold Peacekeeper Thur’a’ugh Tormund Firehammer Tortles Treewalker Truss Stacianodel Udoroth UDOROTH THAMMILIDAAR Umberlee Underdark Valaquaraptors Vandil Varron Greensleeves Vengir Duskhallow Verloren Yuan Ti Zorak Dreadmast