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Starday 16th day of Neth
Velsaria Letter Home

Kevtiln Loreweaver,

I hope your time on the front lines is treating you well. It seems like ages since we we’re children practicing our sword fighting as well as other techniques against each other. I pray that you manage to stay safe and keep those close to you protected as well.

I have been staying in the town of Tulduroc on the coast of the Nohz Waters. Most days have been spent to tending to wounded soldiers and general duties around the town. Perhaps it was the overbearing oppression of repeated task that led me to search out another way to use my skills. Fate led me to the tavern where I was reading over work for hire posted on the board. Perhaps you remember the names Shizukata and Velos. They we’re fellow orphans back in Heartdenn. Sadly they’ve turned to mercenary work as a primary means of supplying themselves. Perhaps there is something more I could’ve done when I was working as a dorm mother to better prepare them for the future.

Along with them I met Ferrar a young man who I feel is deeply disturbed. I don’t know what trials this youth has faced in his life to lead him to this point, but perhaps somehow I can help sort out the demons he faces. There was also a duty bound gnome riding a lizard creature. I’m not sure what to make of that one, but as is common for the race seems overeager for anything that might lead to excitement.

We we’re tasked with trying to find some mercenaries who abandoned their post and we’re rumored to be in the desert nearby. After a couple hours travel in the hot sun we them in a small ruin structure. Their story was that the country was evil and they joined and took money just to try to find a way to flee the country. Luckily we we’re able to take them back without bloodshed, but I fear there is no future for them. I still feel there was something hidden in their words, but I was unable to pull it from them.

We’ve now been tasked with delivering a book found from ruins to a nearby town. I’m honestly not sure how to feel about this as my time could probably be better spent caring for the wounded and helping people around town, but perhaps this will open more opporunities to raise myself and help others in the future. I feel the need to look over Ferrar, I fear the destruction that one could cause to themselves and them around to them if his demons are left unchecked. Perhaps it is because of him and Shizukata and Velos that I accepted this task, or perhaps it is the guidance of Lymnieris.

I hope this letter finds you well. Stay safe and strong.

Velsaria Hawklight

Velos Journal

Today was rather different i ran into Velsaria, Shizu and 2 other rather weird individuals while looking at the job board for a little extra coin. we all decided to work together to complete the job and set out to find a rouge band of deserters and through a rather long and boring diplomatic argument we convinced them to turn themselves in. and we now await the reward

Velos Journal 2

while we wait for are reward the mayor gave us a new job, we are to escort a box to the mayor in the town across the lake, we prepared for the week long ride through the dessert and set off, along the way we hunted and scavenged food like Crabs and cactus water, during are travels we where attacked by four rather over sized scorpions which where no problem and one extra large scorpion, he was alittle more to handle and with a few injurys we managed to take it down and finish are travels to the next town and give the chest to the mayor who then asked us to go give it to the guy in the tower who then asked us to go an an adventure to some ruins under ground and find knowledge and artifacts and gave us a note to give to the guard captain when we return, we now rest here for a few days and try to help this town with its drought problem before returning.

Ferrar Diary Entry #42

Dearest Alice,

I know it has been some time since I’ve written. Let’s just say I’ve not been myself. In my pursuit to recreate my father’s work my mind and personality have become scattered, but I feel I am nearing the paragon of Alchemy. I can no longer hide behind the chemicals and call myself a scientist. I’ve met a group; they’ve opened my eyes. The rush of fighting to protect what is precious, fills me with a warmth that I once felt with you in my arms. I know you are gone; they have taken you from me. It’s for the ones I love that I give up my humanity. Perhaps that is a lie and I’ve always been a beast. One thing is certain, when this potion is complete I will change, but I wont forget. This is why I write. So that I remember what is true. THE FIRE THE FIRE. I dont know what lives I’ve lived to the journey of sandstorm. My weapon, broken like my spirit left me to seek forgiveness in the Temple. I’m not a bad man. It’s just the thoughts that drive my blade to carnage. I have acquaintances now, that seem to be leading me down the right path. We’re here, helping others, just like you always dreamed. You did have a knack for believing in me, though I didnt deserve it. I pray they remain loyal when they see my truth. Given the stories I hear, the hairs stuck between my teeth, the erotic bible, and reptilian scars, it can’t get any worse. Ah yes the group.
While Velsaria has your heart, Shizukata shares your fire.
I’ve not quite mapped the Geko-riding lanceman yet, but I presume the others are quite fond of him and his companion (oddly named toes).
The last is a true mystery to me, while the others seem prone to seeing him as a friend.

I will muster my courage and carry on, so that you may rest knowing I was the man you dreamt of, even as a beast.

Ferrar Je’Kyll

Starday 22nd of Neth
Valersia Letter Home
Lady Gellantara,

Times seems to have flown faster than intended since my last letter. As you know I set off a month ago to see what kind of aid I could lend the people of the border towns during this awful conflict. Now I find myself in the company of two of our former sponsored orphans, an eager gnome, and a lost and confused soul in need of guidance as I once was. Shizukata and Velos have found themselves like many as mercenaries in this misguided war. Perhaps that’s why I was called to this land to look over them.

Or perhaps I was called here to look over this chivalry filled gnome. to make sure the fire in him doesn’t pull him into an unwinnable encounter, or a severe social faux pas. Ferrar is the one I’m most worried for. There is a kindness there, but it is hidden behind a guise that I can’t totally break through. Words written on arms, mutterings under breaths, looking for answers in strange places. Perhaps this is what might’ve befallen me without the guidance of you and lymnieris. I pray this one can find the answers he seeks.

As strange a troupe as we make we we’re tasked with escorting a book discovered in a local ancient ruin to the city of Sand Bridge after we settled a task involving a missing group of mercenaries. I shall never get used to the heat of our landscape, especially in metal armor. Riding on horseback across the sands we made our way there. Late in the 3rd night we we’re attack by a large scorpion, luckily the gnome was able to call out a warning to us in time and quick work from his charge and Shizukata’s sword the scorpion fell near instantly. The victory was short lived as not even moments after the kill blow fell a trio of the creatures burrowed from under the ground. Ferrar attacked one so fiercely with his weapon that he broke his weapon in the process. I was able to get to one of the beasts and score a hit though unarmored I found myself desperately trying to keep the pincers and tail from finding purchase on my body. I was lucky that Ferrar came over swinging the haft of his weapon at one side of the scorpion distracting it as it struck out at me glancing off my shield. Using this momentum I was able to strike true and fell the beast.

Luckily we made it through the event relatively unscathed. 2 days later we would find ourselves not quite so lucky. While traveling we heard a shout of alarm from Shizukata as a giant scorpion the size of a market square burrowed it’s way out from the sand. I ran in crossbow in hand and took a shot, but couldn’t tear my eyes from Shizukata’s engagement with the beast and my bolt went wide. The gnome charged in on his lizard mount bravely engaging the beast only to be sliced nearly in two by one claw and clasped unconscious in the other. A calmness washed over my as I charged in drawing Morning’s Light. I charged through the beasts reach taking a huge gash down my shoulder and side that nearly dropped me where I stood, but seeing the gnomes unconscious body being strangled in the other pincer I pushed through the momentum of the blow and slashed true through taking the whole limb from the beast. Luckily I wasn’t too late and was able to discharge healing energies into the gnome and with the assistance of Ferrar producing a potion of healing we we’re able to arose the gnome.

So close…. I was so close to not being fast and strong enough to save another one. Gellantara after all my training I’m still so weak. If I can’t stop such an awful blow from being struck to one of my companions what good am I? I need to learn to be faster, stronger, and grow my faith. I won’t let anyone be taken from me. I’ll keep fighting for them till my dying breath. I’ll put my own life on the line to protect those around me. If I can be their shield then my life has had meaning. Shizukata has a gentleness behind her fire that needs to be protected, Velos a youthfulness, (Gnome name here) a desire to help others, and Ferrar most of all. Something is there behind the madness if I can help lift it from him.

Lymnieris will guide my actions and I will come out stronger through these trials. I pray this letter finds you and the orphanage well.

Velsaria Hawklight

Prayer to Lymnieris
Velsaria Prayer after Giant Scorpion encounter.

So weak. I’m so weak. It’s only through your guidance that I find myself worthy. I almost lost a member of my companions today and it is only because of the energies you bestow me with that I was able to save them. I want to become stronger, I want to become that which can protect. As always I am, but a toll for you to use to care for those around me. I will dedicate myself further to growing from this encounter and setting my eyes on the future. I just pray that you will be proud of what you see. I will grow, I will prevail through you. My destiny is yours . With your guidance I can not fail.

I fuckin love the desert
It's the best

Finally we get a real chance to leave this town. Guard duty is so boring all of the time, but I’ve gotta keep up appearances one way or another. Wouldn’t want to incur the wrath of all those stuffy bastards. Anyways our band is mismatched to all hell, but it helps to have two people I trust. Between the good sister and the crybaby my front and back should be pretty damned well covered so I’ll be able to really let loose if anything goes wrong. The other two I’ll keep a close eye on just in case. Being the desert expert though I should have some influence during the journey to come.p.

Out in the wild I feel more alive than I have for a few weeks now. Poor Velsaria on the other hand. I’d forgotten how dainty she can be despite her strength both physical and inner. I always have a hard time remembering that she comes from good stock and probably doesn’t take too kindly to travel like this. At least she’s got her holy aid when it comes to stuff like this. Me, I just bask in it all and enjoy being back out in the wild. Velos may have learned formal tracking and training from that half blooded fellow who took him away, but the desert itself is my land and with all of my experience I’ve been able to keep us all a little bit better fed. After the crab experience though I think that I’ll leave the preparation of food to the sister and just catch it myself.

A good bit of our trip is just traveling and scavenging, but one night we finally saw some more excitement. Large scorpions burrowing from under the sand in the middle of the night. Nasty little bastards, but small and fragile. Velos got scratched, but other than that we were easily able to dispose of them. I injured my marks greatly, but that damned honorable gnome snatched my kills from me. I’ll have to be quicker next time. Finish them off before he even gets the chance to butt in. Regardless even if it was the first time my new comrades saw my raw rage it felt good to really cut loose again.

Another day and another normal day of travel. I’ve been giving Velsaria gifts of fruit and flowers to keep her mind off of the scathing heat. Things had come back down a bit before we encountered more scorpions. Rather one scorpion the size of thousands put together. Finding this beast somewhat separated from the group we mounted a desperate defense that led to the gnome falling and Velsaria barely holding on. With her aid felled the creature and using my skills I was able to harvest a large bit of useful material from the monster. Fortunately after this trial we encountered no other danger so the good sister and gnome were fully able to recover. I’m still a bit upset that she used my healing poultice on him not herself.

Finally reaching the end of our current journey we’re able to make our delivery, but even that becomes a roundabout visit from mayor, to some mageish looking fellow who then wants us to explore some ruins. Well versed in such a line of work I’m more than willing to go searching for danger and treasure. Everyone else on the other hand took some convincing. He gave us items that wouldn’t be all that useful to us, but seemed to be valuable enough so the rest of our members were placated.

Once all of that business was dealt with we went our different ways to take care of what we needed to and enjoy a bit of down time. I went with Ferrar to have his weapon fixed and was able to convince the blacksmith to let me use his forge. I figured using my current one as a model I’d try to make another scorpion chitin shield. It went much better than I expected and I crafted an even better shield than the one I was using. I suppose I have a knack for armor as well as weapons. I’ll have to keep this talent in mind moving forwards.

27th of Neth

Krisdiana Woodsheart,

I hope this letter finds you well. It feels like ages since your smile has warmed my heart. You’ll be happy to know that the strangest set of circumstances has lead me into the company of Shizukata and Velos. They are doing well, you might even say thriving in this country. They amaze me daily with their ability to live off this land. We helped a town by restoring their source of water. It funny a whole lake and all the power of the water was held back my an ancient stone pillar. We managed to push it aside and the rush of the water was breath taking. We plan to explore one of the ancient ruins soon. Maybe I’ll be able to find my way back to you. Included in this letter is something for Gellantara. scroll of remove blindness/deafness plan to remove 375 gp from my character for it next session. Hopefully it brings back something that was robbed from you so long ago.

Missing you daily.
Velsaria Hawklight

Velos Journal 3

during this week we killed some dog like creatures (gnoles) and found what we suspect is a camp of gnoles after words, we fixed the river to help the town and went back to the other town, during the trip back we came across a den of snakes, turns out we dont like snakes, after we got back to town i sold a bunch of animal parts, then went to the commander, turns out me and shizu was promoted, i then proceeded to quit the military, and we prepare for are adventure to the abandoned temple.


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