For those who are reading this book, These are the adventures of Legnar Umlaut. They are contract summaries that he has taken along the course of journey to find his missing sibling. Please note, everything within these brackets, ( ), are his personal thoughts the matter.
If found, please return this book to the Umlaut caste within Orzammar
Reward: Free stay at the tavern until the end of the festival with meals included. Free mead on main festival night. (I much rather coin for my work, but I’ll use this time to rest and relax before moving forward trying to find brother and sister)
Nothing wrong with a little R&R and I’ve at this trek for a good four months now with very little knowledge nor lead on where to go next. The Festival in Vintner is not unlike the drunken get together in the Deep Road, just a lot of less fighting. Did notice a group of elves get onto a scrape with the local blacksmith, but couldn’t tell (nor care) what was the issue. The mead and ale was flowing well throughout the night. Stay a couple of days after the festival and I felt like I stay in one place for too long. Left at first light headed to the capital city in Ferelden, Denerim.
Passed by a farm on the outskirt of Vintner, but noticed that it had been destroyed since walking into town, decided to take path through farmstead for possible people needing assistance (and possible rewards). Turns out is was attacked recently and the problem was taken of by a group of adventures, that greeted me, WITH A NOTCHED BOW TO MY BACK!!!! Turns out they believe that I was a shady figure that cause the problem. (Can’t blame them)
With the confusion behind was I discovered that they also came the farmstead in these condition, only with a few dark spawned wolfs within the area. So they introduced themselves, five in total, but I’ve only meet three due to a problem that soon arose. First the one who approached me at arrow point, an archer: couldn’t tell the race, she was keeping her face hidden. (a good number were actually). Her companions often jokes about her affinity of kidneys and collecting them. The next who approach, and diffused situation, is a human and looks like the front lines of the group, wielding a rather large spear and shield combo with a generous amount of armor. A guardian so to speak. The last was another hooded male with the clothing of a non-combatant with no visible weapon, save for his walking staff. I assume he to be a mage of some kind, perhaps their healer. Mainly because he come with telling for a problem there are currently having with a elven girl, which that found in the aftermath of slaying the wolves, not responding to his treatment.
I offered to lead them to Vintner and bring her to the local chantrey and see if they can assist her their. The group was… not ecstatic with the idea (I don’t know why) but compromised in with one people accompanying me to see if chantrey could offer a hand with her case. Once back in town, the air felt different and uneasy about something. We made it to the chantrey, explained the situation and they offer a scribe to assess her condition, so we rode back to the farm. The scribe couldn’t believe the state of the farm seeing that is was an active farm a couple of weeks ago but quickly started examining the girl. Here I met the other two members of this group. Another hooded male with a good amount of weaponry on him. Probably an all round combat expert. And the other of a human male with the obvious marking of a circle mage. The scribe determined that there is little that they can do here and need to return the the chantrey for proper care, and that the girl was safe to be moved. So back to Vintner……AGAIN…..
I found myself is this town for a third time in one day, and I started to noticed the looks that everyone is giving to us. Unsure if those looking are intend for me, the group, or the unconscious girl I couldn’t tell, but the air felt heavier still and I something was going to happen soon. Once in the chantrey, I discovered why the hooded members of the group were hooded. They were elves. (Not that I cared, but they did) I have notice a discrimination between elves and humans, and is gotten worse the farther I traveled east. I assure them that it didn’t concern me what race they were and I completely despised people looking down on others based on their race, caste, clan, or noble standing. The rest of the day went mostly uneventful, just a explanation why the group is traveling together, a proper introduction to myself, how and why was my travels lead me out here, and it turns out that they may need someone of my skillset. They explained that they are send in search for a magic chain which housed a demon within chain. Odd thing it, they may have found the chain already! Only trouble is the mage and healer can’t sense any magical properties within the chain and they only lead is the eleven girl which they found with the chain in hand. And so we wait……
During the down time nearing twilight, the town started problematic, to the point where the blacksmith created a mob and started demanding the chantrey to give up the elves. They believed that the elven are the cause for the misfortune at the farm and that they have been causing problems ever since the festival. Sam, the guardian, tried to defuse the crowd only to the blacksmith counter back, claiming the he wasn’t at the festival and the group isn’t allowed to be trusted. I step into the conservation and started to speak my mind. Seen that I’ve done a service for the town and couple days ago, some members to the mob started to sway into our direction. The warden of the town shows up and calm the mob further down and with that the healer, Daryel, step out a reveals himself as an elf asking the mob, “If you believe that the elven girl is responsible for the misfortunes, then let her speak for herself! But for now she is currently injured and healing up at the moment!” And with that speech the blacksmith lost the favor of the mob and everyone started to clear out and head home. As the mob dissipated, I thought is was it for a little recon on the blacksmith. Seeing that he was the inciter of the mob, I grew suspicious that he has a motive in the elven girl. Mainly for the fact that the group never said anything about the farm and he was the one who brought it up. I shadowed him back to his shop and waited till he was asleep to have a closer look. A simple lock on the window, easy enough to slip in undetected. After entering the shop I found nothing pertaining to the elven nor anything involving him with the farm. Just a bad blood with elves. (Each day, i find more and more discrimination against elves, has it always been like this?)
Once I head back to the chantrey, I found the warden, Tolden, it speaking with the group. He apologizes for the blacksmith and the rest of the town. As I was trying to catch Tolden
attention, the elven girl starts stirring and waken in a panic. She introduces herself as Azshara and she escaped from captivity from an old set of ruin within the forest. The warden states that many adventures head to the ruin, looking for it’s secrets, but nothing ever turns up in those quest and the adventures leave disappointed. So this is a recent thing that is happening. Azahara explain that she was with the group of elves that partook in the festival, until the incident with the blacksmith. Their caravan left shortly after, but on of the main scouts took off after the fight in a rage. Not wanting to leave the scout, they sent many scouts to search for him. None returned. The next day the caravan was assaulted by creatures and took the survivors from the attack into the ruins and she escaped from their, grabbing the chain that Daryel currently has. After a quick investigation about the chain, we discovered that the chain was holding a demon of rage within itself and it seems to have found a way out and possess the enraged scout.