Rise of the Runelords

Secrets - known and unknown

After we’ve cleared out the thassilonian ruins beneath Sandpoint and gathered all the information we would need – as well as made a roundtrip to Fort Rannick and Jenderhof, while Andarius, Freya and Vanien headed to Magnimar – we set out for the runeforge. We learned it was hidden from scrying magic, and has a guardian.

I can only hope, that the white dragon we’ve encountered was that guardian. Magic seems to become more and more important these days, as we could not have overcome the beast by brute force.

I know I should not write this, because what I felt was not true, my heart and mind were being dominated by magic, yet I miss the feeling I had. Unconditional love, but at that moment it felt so pure and true, it’s the most precious thing in the world. As such a succubus should not be allowed to invoke such feelings, especially when it forces this upon a person. I don’t want to, and yet I remember the tenderness of her kiss, once in a while, which makes me wonder. I have to get this out of my mind.

On another personal note. Mother informed Andarius, that I’m his sister and he wasn’t amused, that I’ve kept it secret from him. He seemed not to understand, that it wasn’t my right to force myself into his family, we may share blood, but we don’t share a childhood and we never shared our mothers love the way brothers and sisters do. The past we share are the years of adventuring and I hope I was a good enough companion on our travels. But did being related change anything for me? No. I was already looking out for his wellbeing, I listened when he talked and aired his thoughts. I was there for him, whether he knew or not.

Home is where the heart/ long lost sister is

I’m troubled.

It seems Andarius and Meredith are somehow related. I’m going to assume their mother likes to get around a bit but what can I judge. A girl has to have some fun now and again.

The two of them seem quite bitter about the situation which I don’t understand. Family is important and what could bring adventurers closer than being related. You can now fight with this person, prove your unconditional love to them…Make up for a lost childhood with them.

Andarius also has a son too as well as getting married. Busy week for him really but it’s left me thinking. I’ve lost years of my life. Yes it has been spent killing, drinking (mostly) and creating an amazing name for myself but I wasn’t doing this with who I love. I’ve not seen my own family in years let alone had chance to fight alongside them. Maybe if I survive this adventure I should settle down. Go home and have my own children. Teach them how to be fighters, slayers of dragons and leaders of many…Build on what I feel I’ve lost.

The others might not understand this. Meredith – even if she does not like/want to admit it – May now even see us as her own strange family. Me and Vanien have also grown close and I would hate to part ways with such a fine warrior.
The problem is though I can feel it in my heart, I need to go home soon and make up for lost time.

And yet it continues

Mokmurion and his giant allies nearly decimated our little group. Vanion the monk was turned to stone, our elven druid companion was brutally bludgeoned and the sneak thief we hired has decided to “un-hire” himself. Leaving us shorthanded.

Oh yes, my familiar tells me that apparently i turned into a frog at some point.

However it appears i have to thank the uptight priestess as she managed to cure me of both the raniformedness and my blindness. Maybe she isn’t so up-tight after all. She still had no sense of humour but i can live with that.

The dwarf seems terribly happy that we dispatched two red dragons, she said it further enhanced her story of being Freya the dragon slayer. Whilst i can’t deny her faculty during the dragon battle, i still can’t bring myself to see that she brought down a blue dragon herself. Before she reached sandpoint on that fateful day nearly 18 months ago.
Im not sure she’s all there to be frank.

Anyhow, we made our way back to sandpoint with the remains of our friend. Thats two friends i owe Karsouog now.
if only he wasn’t a rune lord…

We found that sandpoint was not as easy as we thought it would be. A large sinkhole has appeared in the middle of a street and there are screems going on.

I sincerly hope it is not some form of planar rift that you hear the mages talking about.

I should probably research those things really..

I need to visit my dear maid Jenny. I found i missed her a little bit during this extended journey.
I also need to contact my adopted father. I want to know if my mother was returned to us.

No rest for the rightous

After we’ve (well, to be more precise I – as Freyas Hammer is not the tool for every task, despite her thinking that) returned Andarius back to his old self, and a bit of time in the library, we’ve decided to continue our exploration. Eventually we stumbled upon a dungeon with captives, many familiar faces were among them, they were from Sandpoint. As we hurried to free them, the ground shook and forth burst a – well I can only say it was the largest giant I’ve ever seen. His body was marked with sehidron runes.

With one series of blows from it’s giant sized club, it smashed our elven companion to a pulp. Which was quite shocking, to say the least. None of the beasts, ogres or giants was able to do such a gruesome thing, so quickly. Andarius and I both decided on the practical matter, that our survival was important to overcome the brute and turned invisible. Freya kept on engaging the giant in melee combat and would surely been mashed to a pulp as well, if it would not have been for our intervention. Oh, I’ve forgot to mention, the two red dragons we’ve encountered before, but they seem so less threatening, then that giant. Even now.

After the fight we freed the prisoners, gathered the remains of our druid (yes, I have to admit, that Bag of Holding was handy to have at the time) and retreated. To Sandpoint. Andarius took a detour to Magnimar and got that scroll with which he turned Vanien back to flesh. I’ve communed with our dead elven companion, if he wished to be raised, but he is at peace now and it seems the world of the living holds no more for him. That he declined, gives me the chills. Does he know something, that we don’t? Faith will prevail. Sarenrae protects.

There’s a new entrance to the thassilonian complex beneath Sandpoint, it seem to lead to the area we couldn’t explore due to a colapsed passage. The townspeople describe nightmarish howls and screams from down their, the guards who entered to investigate didn’t return. We’ve naturally offered our assistance.

After we’ve done that, we have quite some things to do. Andarius will have to sell all the items we’ve gained in Jurgenfist. And then we have to return there, I believe that the library is key to finding Xin-Shalast. The information we’ve gathered so fare is scarce at best. Broder Quint should be able to help me translating the ancient texts and scrolls.

I don’t know if we should use the gold we found to equip and establish an army. At least a 70 giants and ogres followed Mokmurian, and he was only a lieutenant, that makes me wonder how many lieutenants Karzoug has. And what may be guarding his citadel of power. His might must be terrible indeed. There is no doubt in my heart, that we will face him on day. I can only pray, that we’ll be ready when that day comes. May Sarenrae guide me true.

After battle thoughts

After a short, yet intense confrontation with Mokmurian we won the day defeated survived barely survived, Andarius has been turned into a frog and Vanien to stone. Even Freya seems to be less boastful then usual, maybe she finally recognized that what we are fighting is an ancient evil. That behind all we’ve encountered so far was a grand master plan.

I should be able to lift Andarius curse by tomorrow and then we should be on our way as soon as possible, there will probably be another attack on Sandpoint and at least one giant leader is unaccounted for, maybe we will meet him there again. Maybe this time Freya will not abandon her companions ins arms to save a brewery.
My hope is that Andarius can teleport us there, and then himself to Magnimar, he might not be able to carry Vanien alone, but it should be enough if he can buy the right scroll from the mage academy. He or I should then be able to return Vanien to flesh.

After that we should focus on defending Sandpoint, as well as trying to get more information about Runelord Karzoug, maybe that mechanical librarian can help. We’ve also not yet explored the spire in the middle of the town. We need to find a way to stop him. Maybe the sage from Sandpoint can be of assistance with that. After all he is the one person closest to an expert on ancient Thassilon. I wonder if we can convince others to prepare for the coming storm…

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