Once Upon A God

Granite's Journal
journal granite adventure

Entry Date, 25th Kythorn 1368

After finishing off the wolves we moved into the crypt and encountered fresh zombies. The one dwarf took another beating in the ensuing battle but we managed to finish them off quickly.

The “elf” seems like a bit of a loner. The gnome is just incredibly annoying. He seems to think that I am depressed. He also has an incredibly skewed view of what a “Cleric” is. He seems to think that all clerics are “jubilant” and run around happily mending every fool with a scrapped knee. Still not sure exactly what we expect to find here but at least I was able to send a few bodies back to Grumbar.

The elf and gnome found a room that had magical cleaning devices which were obviously also made to attack any unwanted visitors, they chewed up the elf pretty nicely. I’m not sure exactly what they accomplished by destroying the devices accept for forcing me to foolishly utilize the divine power my gods have graciously given me.

Next, I came across some sort of odd riddle on the door to the next room. Why the 9 hells do tome builders have to be so secretive? So, it turns out that the tiles had to be moved to match the picture of the beholder on the door. How amusing. One of the tiles then disintegrated and a passage appeared. I’m so thrilled; I vote we send the gnome first immediately followed by the elf…

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Bjorns Journal #4

Entry #546

Into the grave.

Exploring these places of the dead have always been fascinating, humans and their rituals of boxing up the dead. How is one supposed to join the dust and stone once again if they are shut up in a little box? hiding they secrets… The earth hides it’s own secrets.. it needs no help.

The dead walks here.. they should be put down.

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Bjorns Journal 3
Dogs...

#545

Traveling was good, clear roads, heading up to High Horn.. seems remote enough an area and hods a Barrow, might as well start on the outside and work our way in.

Hit a guard post, friendly enough, a pelt salesmen confirms that something is going on.. the hunting is bad and there are reports of strange noises in the woods.. centering on the graveyards and the Barrow. Onto the small town outside the barrow.. they have missing person reports and the guards sent to investigate have not come back. Brother and I checked the house of the missing family.. nothing there.. no struggle, nothing out of place, no evidence of any kind.

Got a map of the lesser used paths from a local dwarf huntsman.. we are taking the small trail to the back of the graveyard first, ran into a pack of wolves, one big one, was a rather nasty fight.. gotta remember to not be in front so much. One got away, disturbing thing is that it seemed to speak as it ran.. something in the goblin tongue.

Looks like we are in the right place..

Ohh.. side note, made deal with both the Captain in the town for 100 gold and a secondary deal with the town mayor to clear out the trouble for an addition 300 plus recognition and official residency. Two payouts.. one job.. not bad,

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Bjorn's Journal

Entry #544

Steady clearing of the Kobold infestation, not much to note, small raiding bands.. held up guarding a passage. Found a captured elf, released him and will hold him to a life debt… not the I expect too much.. he is an elf after all.

Priest is getting a bit nosy about certain secondary skills of me and my brother… probably harmless.. but something to note. So far he has been helpful.

Took the cave and it was being controlled by an orc shaman of some kind.. corrupting the town water supply, collected sample and full description of the prepared area.. turned into guild for investigation.

Found a note unfortunately damaged. " Jakk once your work is done in the ?? Mines ?? ??? the Barrow at once!
Yo??ded if we are to corrupt the king to our bidding and gain ??t he seeks!"

Back in town.. father died from the illness. He was at his forge.. fitting. He will be avenged and their deaths will not be pleasant.

investigating the Barrows and need to re equip.

Heard the Gnome’s master also died.. too bad.. senseless deaths yield no profit

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Bjorn's Journal
Memoirs of a calulating mind.

Entry #539

The mines have been open for a few weeks now, silver has been flowing in, all the merchants seem happy and father has been working steadily. The new wealth has spurred need for new security due to a few more robberies increasing my own workload. Getting paid on two fronts… not a bad profession.

The gnome has been himself lately… never did get their need to voice every thought, I suppose you throw enough darts one of them is going to hit the mark.

Hurmm, marks, Note to self pay a visit to the Simmons boy who has been courting the Goldsmiths daughter, he has paid well to make sure they do not run off together.

Entry #540

Works done for the day, Too bad for Goldsmiths daughter, heard she received a letter form a local boy that he suddenly felt the need to join far off navy.

More people in town… more people getting sick.. must be something going round.

Entry #541

Spent the day with brother and the Gnome, reminded him of his mortality again.. explained that if he didn’t stop his chatter I would remove his tongue. He is a clever one though.. has some interesting designs for locks and traps. Too bad he was born a gnome, guess it is not his fault.

More missionarys of a weak forgotten god stopped by asking for hand outs, they looked hungry and were suffering from illness. I made sure to give them the leftovers that were going bad, perhaps the impending vomiting will help cleanse their systems.

Entry #542

Father is ill, I think there is more to the sickness than an increase in population. Ran some tests and through he brotherhood found that this sickness is intentional. Spoke with Sergeo, foreman of the mining company, *side note – susceptible to bribe, may be the POC for the Brotherhood into the silver trade. Appears that first family to get sick were Stevenson and Browns.. dead now, worked out of the old mines. Should start investigation there. Good chance Brother and I are infected.

Entry #543

On the road to old mines. Traveling with Brother and Gnome. He may be very useful for old supports. Encountered new priest who has joined us.. priest of death temple I have chosen to patronage, at least for now.

Cavern is infested with Kobold, several traps, This must be the source. Point find and end source, gather samples. find cure, gather enough for own use, enough to be replicated by guild to then be, offered to the public.

end note. cleaning of cavern should be used to leverage silver mining company for brotherhood influence.

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The Story So Far......

18th of Kythorn, 1368 DR (Summer)

Espar is on the verge of a comeback standing in the shadow of Mt. Shalendragor. Much of war-torn mining town has been rebuilt and has become a much more prosperous due to the recent find of an extremely large new silver vein. The Summer Solstice festival is getting into full-swing and the town is full of many new faces. The celebration though has been marked by a dark cloud as over the passed week there have been rumors of many people getting sick and even found died, cause unknown. There are also report of the usual hunting in the King’s Forest east of town is rather spare lately and many animals have been found dead. This hasn’t put a stop to the influx of people coming to see the festival.

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