Shardhunter

In which Emanon tries to fly

What an interesting time I’ve had. After waking up in our little hut to discover our host had gone, I dug around for supplies. We packed up and left after Maiko tried to recover her weapon that was lost (no luck unfortunately). Our path led us to a ravine with an old bridge, which I of course passed without issue… the others though… oh my. Basically, after I went to the other side Maiko tried and the bridge went down. She made it over using some rope we’d secured, as did Ellem but Karsa and Arthas weren’t quite so… graceful. They fell in and were eventually dragged to safety.

We continued down our path until we discovered what appeared to be a large spider egg sac in a tree. I was NOT dealing with a million baby spiders so Arthas tossed me up there and I lit that sucker on fire. BOOYA! Then out pops Brutus, oh man, my bad. He seemed okay though, and we were very glad to have our party all back together. We continued following our path until we came across a Ziggurat.

I was raiding some of the huts in the area around a kind-of-mote with Meiko and we didn’t turn up a whole lot (other than this awesome rusty shiv, WOOHOO!). We had to cross the water and although there were some stones, I felt that it was time to fly again, so Arthas tried to throw me across. Bad plan. I splashed straight down into the water, and BAM angry lizards. They had us on the ropes for a bit (my plan of getting to shore and just ignoring them seemed to work fairly well, as the others handled things just fine) but in the end they were defeated. With any luck we may happen upon our crystal soon, that will be a good occasion for more drinks.

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Brutus log 6

So after getting out from the spiders we walked for a while. Saw an interesting ziggurat that was in a huge magical area, made the wizard and I kinda sick just being in it. After leaving the area we came across an old town. Seemed to be abandoned for ages, probably last time there were dragons and werewolves freely roaming the area. Oddly enough the writing in the area was some ancient draconic that I kinda could read. Exploring the houses the little one found some old weapons and tools, but not useable. I would assume this place has been abandoned for 300 or more years. Following the main road of the area we found a pedestal with a book on it. We got to it after fitting some giant serpents, they had a good rip on me, but I lived thankfully. The book had been wrapped in what looked like some sort of reptile skin and had teeth sealing off the paper edges. Creepy. On the front written in the same ancient draconic like language it was asking for a blood sacrifice, figuring that I have draconic powers and am practically half dragon anyways, I cut my hand and gave it some blood. It opened and we found its a book for Sebekian warrior or something. I think this book might end up being related with why this town is abandoned

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Brutus Log 5

So, some how while sleeping in the middle of the night I was kidnapped! I remember laying down for rest and felt an itch on my leg, after scratching it I passed out and slept better than I have since before leaving on this journey. I was startled awake when I found I had trouble breathing, but by then it was too late and I was already cocooned. I felt pretty drugged up, must have been some kind of poison keeping me sedated. Not sure how long I was out but I know when my companions found me I was a little delirious and really hungry. My companions didnt seem super excited to have found me so I must not really have been out long. Either way, it was strange and I am at least glad to be awake and moving around.

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A strange book and some bloody lizards

We woke up from our slumber to find a table full of food and a shrinking house. the rouge and i went down to the water to find his weapon and maybe the remains of a dragon. No such luck there.
We departed and came across a rickety bridge and a rushing river below a chasm. Most of us went across easily enough the paladin and the half orc did not fare so well. Theirs was a comedy that i haven’t seen for some time. awkward jumps, failed climbs, and a spectacular dive. They almost died, it was funny.
After some rest and some traveling we came up to a ruined temple. The forest was screaming which was kinda weird. We walked trough town noticing the age of the area and how long it has been vacant. I spotted a pedestal and checked the moat for depth. The paladin once agin charged in with the cleric on his shoulder and once again fell. This time two lizards came up from the water. we killed them easily enough and started to investigate the pedestal. Found a book made of lizard skin and now we will rest a bit. it’s been a long day and my egg needs tending.

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Ellem gots an egg

As we have been travelling though this forest I have seen many strange things. This one by far takes the cake though. As my party and I are walking we hear singing from ahead. I scout it out and see a strange creature walking ahead, our gnome sees a new friend and bolts to him. He seems nice enough and starts telling us about his lucky “stone” which I can see is no ordinary rock. As we question him about the going ons in the forest trying to see if he has any idea what dangers lay ahead we see one. This is a large danger unlike any we have seen. A green dragon looking creature lands at the end of our clearing, pissed off as hell and it’s eyes are locked on us. The kindly critter vanished leaving us to face this beast on our own. After fighting for some time we catch a few lucky brakes and our rouge seemed to ride the dragon in to the forest. As we ran to catch up we found him little worse for wear and some parts of the dragon scattered toward a cliff which I’d venture he fell off of. Once the threat was gone the vanishing friend came back and after some reasoning from our gnome, I ended up with what I suspect is an egg. We had no choice to fight the dragon but I will not let any harm come to an innocent egg.

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Witness!

Sometimes even my own strength scares me! Haha! I can’t help but laugh knowing my story will be a great one.
Recently the group I have been gracing my presence with stumbled upon a most peculiar creature in the forest. It went by the name Barrett, and seemed to be a very rotund tanuki. Who was open to trade wares, and play some games of chance.
One of the other group members brought forth a mysterious stone that has been guiding us through the forest, and Barrett produced his own stone. Which just so happened to be the egg of a near by drake. Out of nowhere a thunderous roar seemed to shake the earth and a very angry drake ripped through the trees.
The attacks of this creature were deadly. I only just managed to dive away when it tried to breathe its heinous breath and dissolve me where I stood.
The rage took me.
The beast tried to flee from me into a near by lake, but the tight ass with the shield blew a giant gout of flame somehow, and evaporated most of the lake. With no where left to run the beast turned to attack. However due to a well cast DOOM spell by the wee drunk one the creature never stood a chance. I turned on the beast with my sword, and struck it with a mighty blow.
This creature was nothing, and would fall under onslaught of our band soon. The only question was who would strike the mortal blow, and in a most impressive display the sneaky elf jumped onto the beasts back and rode it into the ground as it attempted to flee.
HIZZAH! What a glorious battle!
Soon after the beast was slain the Tanuki magically reappeared, and the rest of the group set upon him with demands, and questions. I was more concerned with the food to be honest.
With a destination in sight, and a shiny egg in hand we once again were ready to set off.

Oh I almost forgot. Before we parted ways we played some games of chance, and took the round raccoon for all he was worth BWAAAAHAHAHA! Silly creature. No one beats Karsa. Witness!

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This Forest is Wearing on me

We’ve been traveling threw this bloody forest to only a couple days and its wearing my nerves thin. Its the relentless parade of things that want to kill us. Light forbid me to get a fulls nights rest without a spider or goblin or something. Today it was a forest spirit. It seemed friendly enough, providing “food” and drink in celebration of some stone he stole, or shall I say, acquired. The gnome took right too him, alcohol of course. I tried to ask where he got said stone, which wasn’t a stone(of course), and he eluded the question until a bloody green drake swooped in and attacked. The stone, as it was, is one of the drakes eggs. The tanuki disappears immediately, we precede to stop the dragon’s rampage. I ate a very tasty pepper, that caused me to spit fire. Why wouldn’t it… The half elf almost died trying to ride the bloody drake, but got a wing off. Although the thing still got away.

On a positive note, the tanuki told us where a fellow who was carrying the gem we are looking for was going. Oh and I got a lot of money and a cool spear off him. He stopped soon after claiming to see some darkness in me, but I know he was just a sore loser. I’ll ask him if he knows anything about magical plagues before we depart. A spirit such as he must have some knowledge of them.

This forest is wearing me thin. I must pray to the light to give me the strength I need to complete this quest and be one step closer to saving my kingdom.

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A Tanuki, Drakes, and Liquor, Oh My!
I need to hang out with fae more often!

So get this, we’re walking through these creepy, spooky, buggy, tragic woods when suddenly we hear a ruckus. After scouting ahead a bit, I found the COOLEST RACCOON EVER!! HE shared his drinks and food with us, and everything was fabulous (and giant!) until some poor drake attacked our party. Not cool. Apparently the raccoon (a tanuki named Barret) had done something to upset it, so he was off with a poof and we were left to try and resolve the situation. I did what I could to try and calm it down, but unfortunately the poor beast was way too upset to be reasoned with and we had to put it down. Maiko ended up shanking the poor dear in it’s eyeball and running it to the ground after it took off with her. The drake is still MIA and Maiko seems upset that it took her scythe with it, meanwhile I am very upset that my more peaceful plan of puking shrinking potion into it’s mouth and trying to trap it didn’t pan out. Also, since there was no corpse, I didn’t even get to test it and see if it would’ve worked.
After all that was said and done, we called Barret back out and exchanged information and goods. This tanuki loved him some games, so we played for a while and then he set up a camp for us. Unfortunately he wouldn’t be talked into traveling with us for a part of our journey, I will miss him so much DX ! He did give me a spiffy bracelet and I think I may be able to use it to contact him after this adventure is over, I would love to hold off some of my bleaching by spending time with such an interesting fae, talk about a party animal! It seems we will be continuing North in the morning.
~ Emanon Ymmud

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Ellem hates bugs

The day was full of wander and bugs. Werewolf spiders and a swarm of ants. We were set upon by a werewolf spider and some of minions while were resting in our camp. We cleared them out easily enough although we were really unable to get much more sleep than that. As were were walking the next day we avoided a plant that seemed to be carnivorous. I somehow led the group in to a swarm of ants. Believe it or not that swarm of ants did more damage to us than group of spiders. Our fighters tried to crush them, our rouge hid in a tree, and our spell slingers were the only ones that had any real effect on them with their acid spells. Until that is I fumbled throwing oil on them and beat the shit out of them with my torch. Finally they went up in a blaze of writhing fire and we were done with bugs for the day. Fucking bugs.

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All the days seem to meld together.

I’m not sure what day it actually is. Only fragments of memories flash through my mind. I remember an old man that was in trouble. There was a lot of blood and body parts; I hope they weren’t his. We went into a forest that the jewel was pointing us towards. We got lost for what felt like days, but maybe it was just to me. I started carving crude penis markers into the trees to help us navigate and to confuse anyone else that might come in after us. We eventually came across a pond. Some of the other wanted to go around, but a few of us want to get a closer look. Poisonous dart shooting frogs came out of the water, puffing up and then shooting the darts with better accuracy than a frog should have. My memory get’s fuzzy after that. I assume we won because I had some of the darts in my pack and some of group were talking about frog legs for lunch. I need to get a hold of myself. I hope I can stay in the right mind long enough to recall my journeys.

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