by salazar (Paul) 23 hs
TL;DR: The heroes of Summerport awaken 700 years later in a frozen version of what they knew before. Theobold's Recap | Mindartis Recap
It has been another long, cold day here at the Tankard. Lok Feyn has been more loyal to his duties than I ever expected my companion to be. He must have put a lot of trust in me since that fateful day we met. Those who volunteered for guard training seem to be doing well, my appointed captain Fredisicmo and I will have to go out and lead a hunt later today. The rations are getting low.
As the day passes and it starts getting closer to dusk, Lok Feyn rushes in with a warning to the East, it seems that Thrugg and Dwain have returned with others and that he noticed they are being surrounded by bandits. I rush out of the office shouting to Fredisicmo to grab two men and follow me. We rush East towards the crumble lighthouse to aid my comrades.
As I get closer I can see one group of the bandits are aflame, I order my guards to flanks the group of bandits to the right of us and aid the man with a new face. I knock an arrow and let loose, it grazes by the brow of this bandit, but as it does I see something very interesting. This bandit has a beak, and dark feathers. I have heard stories from home about birds that walk like men, but those stories told that they were as tall as men, and had wings that could span the length of my body. These creatures barely came up to my waist. I must interrogate one of them.
A man standing near Thrugg shouts to the bandits on fire that he will save them if they surrender now, and they do. I order my guards to bind the survivors and lead them to the Tankard. The newcomers approach me, “I am Theobold, I come from Sanctus, this is Doros and Mindartis."
“I am Salazar, I see you have found my comrades, and if you are with them you must be friends. Come let us all warm by the fire.”
I lead the group back to the Tankard I ask Taklinn the Tankard’s Steward to fetch us blankets and some mead. I then ask Fredisicmo to escort the Bandits captain to the office so we all my question him.
Through the questioning, we had learned that these creatures call themselves Kenku, Dwain smirkingly jests that we are going to call these creatures Kenny’s. The captain did not seem to like that. We had also learned that these creatures have taken residence nearby in what was the Grand Brazzar. He tells us that he and his people would not allow humans back into Winterport. That they once enslaved them and it will never happen again. I seemed to have calmed him down by obviously pointing out that I am no human, and that I was once a slave myself, I would never think of enslaving another creature.
I ask him that if I let him and his men go, would it be possible for me and some of my men come visit his leader to discuss a truce and maybe trade supplies. He did not assure me of anything but it could be possible. I personally escort the Kenku captain out of the office to the second floor where my guards escort them all out with minimal supplies to get them thru the city.
But as I return to the office, I can hear a bickering it sounds like that my comrades are arguing with these new adventurers, the ones that might just be able to help us rebuild Summerport. I put my ear to the door to be able to hear them more clearly. It turns out that my comrades, my friends, are draggin my name through the mud. Telling these new people that I am not acting normal and that seem to be trying to hurt them. I realize now that those that I have sworn my life too after losing my precious ship and crew, have no intention of helping rebuild the city of Summerport, or save these people. I must be the one to make sure these people survive at all costs, they have put their trust into me and I should honor that trust. I reenter the room and suggest that we all make our way downstairs and have a drink.
When we all gather downstairs and have our drinks in hand, Thrugg decides to share a song he wrote to try and tell the people who I may not be the person I appear to be. But I was able to defend myself, I stood on the stage afterwards and spoke:
“He’s right, there is no reason to trust me. I was here just like you, it has been three days in our minds. But 700 years in real time. I did what we needed to do to survive. And they’re right, we have newcomers here with us. # of them, from a place called Sanctus, I have never heard. But they are here looking for new lands to explore. I saw we let this be a foothold, for them. And we can purge these lands of its problems. You’re all more than welcome to take your leave, return to this place called Sanctus with the ship that they say they bring. Or you may remain here, and help me rebuild this town, to what it once was, to what you once knew. Because you lived here. It was known to you as Summerport. This Kenku ambassador we just let leave, told us it is now known as Winterport. Why is that? Let’s make Summerport great again.”
The night was over, the merriment dwindled down. The cold set in and now we wait till dawn.
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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