by theobold peacekeeper (alan H.) 12-15 hs
TL;DR Talks with Lizardfolk interrupted by Hag (presumably Wicked Polly Frogwart), and things went south. Watch out for murderous hags, troglodytes, and Shimmerscale lizardfolk out there everybody! Also see "Chief Atuji of Greatscale Clan"
It took us awhile to formulate our plan, but with a set of battleaxe gifts for the Lizardfolk chiefs we were anticipating to meet, we set off in canoes toward the Western Obelisk. We arrived in the afternoon of 12HS and had to bide our time until 14HS for the High Moon, where the Lizardfolk of the Shimmerscale Clan would invite the other chieftains for trade. Our party consisted of Udoroth as our chief representative, as both leader of The Shields and draconic interpreter, Merelda of The Shields, Koltalon of The Shields, and Haldor and myself representing The Heralds.
After setting camp, we signaled the whistle that the lizardfolk use to notify each other of presence (*high note, followed by long and low note), and were met by Thizma (previously known as Longtail).
After biding our time and waiting, Haldor experienced a brief encounter with lizard-like beasts known as Troglodytes while out on a hunt, as Thizma informed us later. These were the same creatures that we saw when first encountering Dufdor, the Watcher of the Southern Waters.
On 14HS, we finally were presented to the gathering of the Four Clans at a large pyramid temple of some sort, where the Lizardfolk had erected a large bonfire. We were formally introduced to the four clan chieftains, of which Etuji had already met with many in our group
by theobold peacekepper (alan H.) 7hs 1ae
TL:DR Firbolgs and WE'RE BEING PLAYED BY THE HAGS
“Success, Dougal, at last!” Theobold bursts into Marchwarden Dougal’s office with a smile and excitement in his voice.
“Our attempt to encounter a Bullywug scout camp didn’t work as planned, but we encountered a new race, one that has fashioned themselves as watchers and guardians of the Black River Bayou. They’re tall, large, almost like the legends of ogres, but something more human in shape. Their faces are sylvan-like, and- gah, I could go on!” Theobold’s typically reserved and professional manner is completely overridden by his energy.
I cross referenced some books I have, and it matches only the brief snippets of lore around Firbolgs. It has to be them. Reclusive, wary of strangers, understands giant and elvish, it all fits! This one called himself Dufdor, “Watcher of the Southern Waters”. He claimed to have been watching us and observing our presence in the swamp. He lamented how things have been going, and was concerned for our ignorance.” Theobold begins to get silent as he contemplates all the hardships, violence, and death that has happened so far in the expeditions.
“Moreso, he warned us. He protected us from walking into an ambush of some kind of twisted lizard creatures (not to be confused with Lizardfolk). This land is torn into chaos by the Hags, who pit the other races native to the Bayou against each other for their entertainment and pleasure.
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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.
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