Its been a very strange day and I still haven’t processed everything that’s happened to us. I think writing it all down will be helpful. There’s so much we’ve learned in the past day and I’m afraid we’ll start to forget the details if I don’t take note. It reminds me of having a large quest log in WoW. Without being able to go back and read through everything we’re involved in, we may leave some things undone. So, this will be our quest log, of sorts..
Rescue the Children- Jed and Callum never came back from picking mushrooms. Despite warnings from Jim Oakenbough that the mines were haunted, we searched them and discovered the children. They had been kidnapped by Chief Talks-With-Fists and his band of hobgoblins. We rescued the children and now have to return them to their worried parents.
Ghost Stories- Jeremiah found out that the mines were haunted, though he had the impression that the story was made up from the one who told him, one of Jim’s men. Turns out there really was a ghost, with his throat slit. We found his corpse, and it ended up being washed into the room with us when the mine flooded. We intend to bury it, although no one really wants to touch the thing since its been decaying for a couple of months. Oh! I almost forgot! Tim found a metal badge on the corpse. It has markings depicting a bag of money and two crossed quills, with the word ‘Saragost’ below.
Guilty Town- Jeremiah got the feeling that most of the people he talked to in the tavern were in on a dirty little secret. We still haven’t gotten to the bottom of this.
New Priest in town- Apparently there is a new priest in town, though he doesn’t use the church, as it has fallen into disrepair. He worships Blediwesse.
Raids- Other villages have been getting raided by humanoids, but Bronce has never been attacked as far back as the villagers can remember.
The Sword of Starkweather John- Starkweather John was a hero who fought against the darkness, and a dark skinned drow magician, and died near the village. The voice at the stones commanded us to seek out his sword..We found his tomb, and I took a rubbing of the inscription that was on the stone. I’ll recopy it here into my journal: Stranger, trouble not the bones
Resting here beneath these stones
Here lies one of mortal part
Who held a star within his heart
And when They come that came before
The Stars shall fall to earth once more
To stand against Her might again
Who rises from Her sleep profane
And when conspirators assail
The throne, then these may yet avail
To cast from his exalted place
The foe that bears a dead king’s face
Duergar threat- The mine flood washed us through a weakened wall and into a chamber carved out by grey dwarves. From the look of the murals, they may be planning on invasion. We found a parchment written in an unknown tongue that may come in handy in figuring out what they’re up to. We just have to find someone who can read it..
That’s all I can remember now…as I said, its been a long day. If anyone can remember any other clues or threads of this mystery that can help, please add them here. This way we can keep track of what’s going on in this strange world.