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.
He warned us specifically of the Hag, Wicked Polyfrogwart…….You may have heard Koltalon refer to her as Pollen….. We’ve been had, and I only hope they return from their expedition in one piece.” Theobold’s mood darkens more as he’s processing his own message.
“Anyway,” he clears his throat. “I need to send word to the Heralds that we need resources if we’re going to continue to expand and try attempting peaceful measures over conquest with the new races. Dufdor will be here in Black River Island to meet with a small group of ambassadors on the next high moon on 14HS and we need to be prepared to show him we aren’t the genocidal chaos-bringers that he’s observed. Unfortunately, I’ll be treating with the Lizardfolk then, so I have to see if any other Heralds can be present.”
The journal entries here are provided by the active player characters participating in the Detroit Marches.
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