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  • Daryel Lightward

    *21st of Wintermarch, 9:41 Dragon* After a night of rest in Ostagar, we woke the next morn and struck up a conversation with the innkeeper. In the wake of supply runs being hijacked by the bandit camp we managed to avoid on our way there, many of …

  • Sam Holbig 1

    22nd of Solace, 9:41 Dragon Ha! Been in Denerim ten minutes and already I have a job! Seems some local vendors craftsmen have had their wares go walkabout -- food, lumber, crap weaponry, that sort of thing. The culprits are most likely some trouble- …

  • Alalen 1

    Adventure Log, 7/22/2015 Upon entering the city - I hate cities. Too many people, too close together, and too many of them trying to run your life. How any elf can stand to live in the alienages boggles my mind. Give me the open road or a quiet forest …

  • Enna 1

    Arrived in denerim today, this place reeks of bigotry. Let’s see how many people I can bother before I get bored. Made a human faint by telling him how I wanted to disembowel him, took his coin pouch while he was out. I should probably stock up on …

  • Sam Holbig Journal 2

    5th of August, 9:41 Dragon In exchange for us not introducing their guts to steel and open air, those two ambushers agreed to bring us to their base and their leader. They took us to this great big chasm outside the city, where a dagger-faced elf mage …

  • Sam Holbig 3

    19th of August, 9:41 Dragon Returning our share of the stolen goods went better than I expected. No one was thrilled to be getting back so little of what they’d lost, of course, but everyone handled it with a decent amount of grace, and we at …

  • Sam Holbig 4

    2nd of Kingsway, 9:41 Dragon Securing our campsite after the blight wolf attack led to us discovering two important bits of information about the wrecked farm. One, someone had scrawled “Mythal” on the wall of the farmhouse in blood. According to my …

  • Sam Holbig 5

    16th of Kingsway, 9:41 Dragon You know, the thought occurs that, if anyone ever bothers to read this again (myself included), using people’s real names would probably be more useful than nicknaming everyone with snarky placeholders. Our merry band …

  • Sam Holbig 6

    30th of Kingsway, 9:41 Dragon Our path to the ruins was taking us deeper into the forest when we damn near fell over the edge of a 100-foot deep crevasse with a raging river at the bottom of it. Do those normally show up in forests? The only way …

  • Sam Holbig 7

    28th of Harvestmere, 9:41 Dragon With the Dalish scout guiding us, we made good time through the forest heading back to the village. Vintiver, that’s what it’s called! Maker above, not even forty yet and I’m going senile already. Anyway, there was a …

  • Sam Holbig 8

    11th of Firstfall, 9:41 Dragon Well, it took him long enough, but Azrael eventually got his pointy magic backside back to Aneth Ara and gave us some silver for our troubles. He was less than thrilled that the demon was no longer inhabiting its chain …

  • Sam Holbig 9

    25th of Firstfall, 9:41 Dragon Well, this has been an exciting trip so far. We met Alenka and started making our way north, but were barely out of sight of Lothering when we heard an almighty “BANG” come from somewhere up ahead of us. We arrived just …

  • Sam Holbig 11

    9th of Haring, 9:41 Dragon First, a quick apology: it’s been a long day and I’m tired, so some of this may be a bit muddled. After taking our rest, we elected to keep traveling through the night, since we were on a pretty tight schedule and …

  • Sam Holbig 12

    6th of Wintermarch, 9:42 Dragon Our trip back to Lothering was quiet. I chatted a bit with Tom Sharpeyes -- he’s apparently in much the same boat I am, looking for adventure and silver in any place that isn’t Ostwick -- and briefly talked with the …

  • Sam Holbig 12a

    20th of Wintermarch, 9:42 Dragon As it turns out, stopping in Ostagar was more or less a waste of time, as everyone who was worth talking to had apparently decided to just forget about the whole bandit thing for a while and head to the next town over …

  • Sam Holbig 13

    3rd of Guardian, 9:42 Dragon We stepped outside the tent, and naturally, everything was chaos. Barbarians were charging all over the place, attacking festival-goers and civilians -- and more worryingly, it seemed some of the villagers had turned the …

  • Sam Holbig 14

    17th of Guardian, 9:42 Dragon Ah! It seems I misunderstood what that old woman was saying about the Amber Rage. It doesn’t take a handful of days for the disease to set in, it takes a handful of hours. Luckily she had a stock of potions around …

  • Sam Holbig 15

    2nd of Drakonis, 9:42 Dragon After settling our affairs in the wildling village and dragging Enna out of her drunken stupor at long last, we finally made our way to our campsite -- at least, I presume that’s why the raven promptly keeled over dead when …

  • Sam Holbig 16

    13th of Cloudreach, 9:42 Dragon The trip back from the ferry-town was mostly uneventful, but as soon as we came in sight of our destination, our way was barred by men-at-arms carrying the banner of the village’s local knight. When we explained our …

  • Sam Holbig 17

    13th of Drakonis, 9:42 Dragon After what seemed like an eternity of singing to myself, fighting off the wilderness around me, and going quietly mad -- I distinctly remember talking to a squirrel at one point -- I finally spotted the rest of my party …

  • Sam Holbig 18

    27th of Cloudreach, 9:42 Dragon Of all the places I’d have expected my old life from Ostwick to catch up with me, this has to be the last of them. The situation with the knight, the mayor, and the blacksmith is a tortured mess of small-town politics …

  • Sam Holbig 19

    8th of Justinian, 9:42 Dragon Kingsley was waiting for us in the burning central tent, seemingly without a care in the world, and with my son locked in what seemed to be a dragonbone cage of all things. Legnar had some sort of shield with him when he …

  • Sam Holbig 20

    22nd of Justinian, 9:42 Dragon Finally had a chance to chat with my son a bit on the way back to Lothering. It seems the lad’s name is Morgan, and he wants to become a fighting man like his da. We caught up with Elly in Lothering, and made ourselves …

  • Sam Holbig 21

    6th of Solace, 9:42 Dragon Made it to the next town. The sister went to go take care of her business in the chantry, and about half the group accompanied her while the other half hung around outside to take care of various business. Me, I found a …

  • Sam Holbig 22

    3rd of August, 9:42 Dragon We made it to the next town along in Sister Stone’s Maker tour, and most of us decided to hole up in the chantry while Alalen and Legnar went out hunting. This chantry had a couple of Templar in it, which we figured would …

  • Alalen 2

    8/5/15 After traversing the ravine via magic – Well. That was disorienting, but undoubtedly useful. I was not looking forward to having to climb down and then back up the other side. Upon entering the village – By the gods, these men had but a …

  • Alalen 3

    8/19/15 Met Daryel A healer, excellent. Given the propensity for injuries in this little town, his services will be most beneficial. And if his connections in nearby villages can help with establishing trade routes, so much the better. Began …

  • Alalen 4

    10/2/15 I’m decided to do some scouting the of nearby countryside, as well as hunting in the area for additional supplies. Parted company with the rest of the group with plans to rejoin in town in a few days time.

  • Alalen 5

    9/16/15 Rejoined the group, got caught up on the demon situation. Met Eshara and Legnar. – I was right, back at the farm. This isn’t good at all. At least the girl survived. Odd to find a dwarf up here on the surface, but more company in dire times …

  • Alalen 6

    We traveled on the next morning, reaching another crevasse. There was a lovely fallen tree to serve as a bridge, and a murder of blight crows to harass us the whole way. Legnar ran across like a madman, Sam and Daryel went a-shimmy-ing, while Enna and I …

  • Alalen 7

    10/14/15 Halfway back to Vintiver, we were ambushed by an enormous damned spider. We dispatched it as quickly as possible and immediately set off again. When we arrived back in town, the whole place was under assault by the rage demon and his army …

  • Alalen 8

    11/11/15 Eventually, our employer returned, paid us, and sent us off on another mission. Fetch some kind of “shadowmoss” from the Wilds. It had been many seasons since I’d seen the south, so I was actually looking forward to it. After a quick stop …

  • Alalen 9

    11/25/15 Not long after we set out, we heard a thunderous explosion and arrived on the scene to find a number of darkspawn apparently blown to pieces by a female Tal-Vashoth, who introduced herself as Tracii. She mentioned something about books, and we …

  • Alalen 10

    12/9/15 Having already rested, we decided to continue on through the night, as we were on a somewhat tight schedule to meet with the children’s existing escort. In hindsight, this was perhaps not the best decision, as the forest at night belongs to …

  • Alalen 11

    1/6/16 We discovered that not only did Sam know one of the guards from his brigade, but that guard was also in on Alenka’s schemeing. We managed to convince them that if they were after a new start, we could offer them a better option than trying to …

  • Alalen 12

    1/20/15 -Met the innkeeper in Ostogar and then traveled South Arrived in town, explored the festival until the event at night. – Nice festival, though I can’t say I like these crowds. At least there are some elven faces. This performer seems like …

  • Alalen 14

    2/17/16 Passed through the river town – More crows… hate those things. Looks like Legnar needs some help retrieving the ferry. Crossed the river after sending the villager we found back to the previous town – There’s Veturius, back from brining …

  • Alalen 15

    3/2/16 Met the Chasind leader in the swamp town, stabled the horses – Hm. Think I’ll pass on the overpowering drink. Legnar seems to be enjoying it well enough. I’ll just babysit Enna while he handles things. Summoned the fire sprites, fought a …

  • Alalen 16

    Retrieved the horses from the swamp town, Legnar obtained a bottle of wine from the leader – Sometimes I think I should learn how to deal with people better. It seems to help sometimes. Then I remember that I generally don’t like people that much… …

  • Alalen 18

    Wake up to find that Emory has stolen the Shadowmoss - That rat bastard! On the road North past Ostagar- We’ve found an injured woman who claims to be the mother of Sam’s son, who was taken by the bandits that attacked her. Sam looked …

  • Alalen 18-1

    I eventually got bored watching Emory rage and went to join the rest of the group. After beating up a few bandits who thought they should bar my path, I met up with the others (and Tracii, who had evidently also gotten bored) outside of what I had heard …

  • Alalen 19

    Visited tavern in Lothering – Now that I've found a competent group of companions, it's time to start hunting the mercenaries that attacked my aravel. Seems they mostly operate in the North, as no one here has heard of them. Met the party at Chantry …

  • Alalen 20

    Sixth Day of the Seventh Month Legnar and I went to go off and hunt. Unfortunately, we ran in to yet another of those bizarre horned deer creature, and then were captured by a bunch of the nearby nobles guards. They apparently wanted the Sister, …

  • Alalen 21

    Third day of the Eighth Month The next day, we found the rest of the group at the Chantry. The Earl, who more resembled a bear than a man, threatened all of the hostages unless the Sister gave herself up. What followed appeared to be a heated exchange …

  • Alalen 22

    Seventeenth day of the Eighth month, Sixteenth year After verifying that the alienage was still locked down, I spent some time commissioning a nicer set of armor before rejoining the others at our caravan. This heavy leather I'm wearing is getting a …

  • Sam Holbig 23

    17th of August, 9:42 Dragon We had a couple of pleasant surprises waiting for us back in Aneth Ara. First off, Enna’s back! It seems whatever business caused her to run off has been concluded, so she’s ready to rejoin our merry band. We’ve had a few …

  • Sam Holbig 24

    28th of Kingsway, 9:42 Dragon Azrael finally managed to get our marching orders sorted out, so after one more day of taking care of business in Aneth Ara (and buying a small wagon’s worth of travel rations from Mr. Fieri in Denerim), we set out on the …

  • Sam Holbig 25

    30th of Harvestmere, 9:42 Dragon We followed the dwarf merchant (named Kenadrin, apparently) back to his caravan, with Enna running off somewhere again along the way. During the trip, we got a bit of his story, and “persuaded” the leader of the …

  • Sam Holbig 26

    13th of Firstfall, 9:42 Dragon Obviously we didn’t want the bartender’s generosity to go to waste, so the rest of the group went to go buy some clothes while I stood around outside and tried to look imposing. (I think Sona may have actually run back …

  • Sam Holbig 27

    27th of Firstfall, 9:42 Dragon Okay, so now that I’ve had a chance to get the story at a time when we WEREN’T chasing down a mysterious robed figure, it seems I was a bit mistaken regarding the situation with Kennadrin and the lyrium. Apparently the …

  • Sam Holbig 28

    11th of Haring, 9:42 Dragon Silliness with everyone encountering some angry specter of their past aside, ultimately Legnar was able to get his hands on one of those invitations we were looking for. (I may be a bit too deep in my cups at the moment, …

  • Sam Holbig 29

    8th of Wintermarch, 9:43 Dragon Despite that close call in the old mine, we made it back to Val Royeaux in plenty of time for the party. However, apparently Enna and Sona were feeling under the weather, or had some other business to deal with, or just …

  • Sam Holbig 30

    22nd of Wintermarch, 9:43 Dragon For the record, I consider this all to be Legnar’s fault. We told our hostess, Lady Synova, that we were willing to take her up on her offer of work. Pushy diva that she is, she wanted us to drop everything we were …

  • Sam Holbig 31

    5th of Guardian, 9:43 Dragon Looking around the doorframe into the cell block where all the commotion was taking place, we saw that Sona had indeed staged a break-in to try and rescue us. Granted, she’d broken into one of the cells and there was still …

  • Sam Holbig 32

    5th of Drakonis, Dragon 9:43 Since stealth had failed, we found ourselves drawn into combat with the guards defending the dungeon’s evidence room. Maker above, where did Val Royeaux FIND these people? Each one could dodge like an acrobat, hit like an …

  • Sam Holbig 33

    19th of Drakonis, Dragon 9:43 On our way out of the dungeon and the city, I finally managed to get something resembling a straight answer out of that apostate mage (fella named Jeffry, by the by). Seems he used to be the scion of some Val Royeaux noble …

  • Sam Holbig 34

    16th of Cloudreach, Dragon 9:43 We took our leave of that pleasant farmer couple and made our way towards Dro's village, where apparently there was some business that needed doing. I reminded everyone that we had somewhere we needed to be soonish, but …

  • Sam Holbig 35

    30th of Cloudreach, Dragon 9:43 We ran into no more excitement on our journey and soon found ourselves on the outskirts of the ruined city, where the elf guides took their leave of us. It was a quick and relatively straightforward stroll to the temple, …

  • Sam Holbig 36

    14th of Bloomingtide, Dragon 9:43 The now ex-warleader of the Tal Vashoth village wasted little time gathering his effects and making his way out of town, and we were right behind him, keeping close by as his route took him out of town and, …

  • Daryel Lightward 36

    When I joined this party, a time that seems forever and a day ago now, I chose to leave the elf village because I felt that my ability to help there was limited. In such a small settlement, there are only so many who need so much healing so often. I've …

  • Sam Holbig 37

    11th of Justinian, Dragon 9:43 Registration for the tourney went pretty smoothly. First, there’s to be a series of four-man elimination matches to whittle the contestant pool down to sixty-four fighters, after which a single-elimination bracket will …

  • Daryel Lightward 37

    To better the party's chances of winning the hammer that Asrael has sent us to obtain, and in spite of my dislike of violence, I registered to compete in the qualifying round of the tournament. It took some time to become accustomed to physical combat and …