.:| Quote |:.
"In darkness, no one sees you bleed or cry..."
-- Kierath Ranamor
.:| Vornae Proverbs |:.
"I no naka no kawazu taikai o shirazu."
A frog in a well does not know the great sea.
"Ame futte chi katamaru"
After the rain, earth hardens
.:| Libraries |:.
August 4, 606 ER Gather - Keljin, Greyhelm
I settled in with the Dancers and learned from Baron Travador that Lady Akoya and Count Idrahil should be joining us in our cabin later that night. Lady Sinai and Du'Kratha shared a cabin with the visiting dark elves from Blackstone and neighboring lands. The tree sprite came into town looking for Lady Sinai, and the Baron and I accompanied him to speak with her at length.
Later in the evening, as the lightning began to subside, Mandrake and the Liche attacked the town with a mixed force of undead and paraelementals. Whatever forces were at work also caused my darkness transform to go active; I maintained control of myself, but could not bring myself to attack the elemental s because of the part darkness in their makeup. Eventually Mandrake and the Liche withdrew from the field and left the town to sort out some of the questions from the encounter.
Most of the adventurers chose to sleep in, but I had awoken early and availed myself to the waffles and bacon served for breakfast while chatting with Carak and Katarina. I had Carak help me in updating my map of Greyhelm with outpost names. Lady Akoya soon joined the conversation, and after the discussion turned to the topic of formal scrolls I asked her if she would perform a few castings for me. She agreed, and we left shortly thereafter to do so in the earth circle before interruptions began presenting themselves.
Interruption arrived before we finished, however, in the form of a Redcap that was seeking myself, Lady Sinai, and the others who had sought to speak on behalf of the Leprechaun Fenagle at his trial. Once all of us were assembled, the Redcap transported us to the Fey Plane where the trial was to be held. Lady Sinai and I acted as primary counsels for the defense with the others in our group acting as co-counsel, save Lady Akoya who ended up on the side of the prosecution. Overall I feel that we defended Fenagle well, and at the conclusion of the trial he was set free with a fine that I paid on his behalf. In our return to Tyrra, we all experienced a vision that we believed would aid us in our future battles.
There was an uneasy feeling following the feast as everyone waited for confirmation and details about the rumored attack that was going to take place upon the keep. Finally, Squire Carak called everyone together and outlined the plan of attack that would involve several diversionary forces (one of adventurers and one of Juniper's people) and a stealthy insertion team.
The attack began as planned, and the insertion team pulled off its task almost perfectly. One objective was missed, but in the process 67 spirit bottles were liberated. The diversionary force, however, suffered heavy losses during the withdrawal, including Baron Travador. Those of us who survived worked to destroy the bottles (which Lady Akoya and a bit of luck accomplished) and prepare for for the counterattack we expected would come, including our fallen comrades. In the meantime, Don Debeo was spotted, and a number of people went out in search of him. Again, luck was on our side, as Don was captured, his bottle destroyed, and his spirit freed. After speaking at length with Lady Sinai and several others, he left with Marina.
The counterattack we expected soon came, with Baron Travador in his transformed state leading the way and seeking out the members of the insertion team. A number of people fell, but eventually we turned the tide and managed to rescue all of our fallen comrades. As the hour grew late, pantherghasts again came out in search of surface elves. Two were felled, but the third got away. I find it quite odd that every time I have seen them in Greyhelm, they are targeting the surface elves; there must be a reason behind this.