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    Kazsandra's Journal - A New Beginning

    I'm writing this journal in hopes that it may lead me to find out about myself. To find out who am I and where I came from? The memory of my past has eluded me. By writing things out perhaps I may learn secrets of my past that can help me remember.

    The first thing I remember is waking up cold and wet on a sandy shore. I couldn't stop myself from shivering and all I wanted to do was to go someplace warm. I was discovered by some halfling by the name of Jeets and he offered me a place to keep try in a nearby cave. There I met up with some cleric called Celimas and with the aid of some warforged we ventured deep into the cave fighting off the large lizard like people they called sahuagin. I couldn't fight too well with the weapong that Jeets gave me, but at least I was dry and out from the cold.

    At the end of the cave we came upon a secret entrance to the back of some building. There I parted with this trio, but not before equiping myself with some armor that I found in a chest. As I opened the door to the outside I shielded my eyes expecting the bright sun to blind me as my eyes were accustomed to the darkness of the cave. Surprisingly, the sky was a dark grey, but even more shocking was the fact that it was snowing! Although I didn't know exactly where I was, it just didn't seem to be right for it to be snowing at this time of year. Apparently the villagers I saw seemed to have shared my same sentiment.

    I walked around chatting with some villagers to try to get some more information. Most seemed to have great concern of recent events with the snow, but also rumors of a dragon! I came across several that requested my help. I was exhausted, cold and hungry. I just had to stop to rest first before committing myself to too much. I found a tavern close by and inside I went.

    The tavern was quite busy and finding a table was difficult. Fortunately one was available. I caught the eye of many of the patrons namely the men which some smiled and others whistled. I dismissed them like I dismissed the cold that I left outside. Eating some warm porriage I was soon requested to share my table with others. A couple of halflings, a drow elf, and rather large warforged not to mention it's metallic dog. These folk seemed kind enough and soon I was introduced to them all.

    The warforged, Olugis, seemed a bit strange to me. Was it because he was a warforged? Because of his strange metallic dog? I'm not sure. He carried with him a very deadly looking crossbow so I didn't want to agitate this one.

    The drow elf, Faerneth, I found very comforting to be around. I'm not sure if it was his gallant nature or the stories of his own battles of righteousness, but there was a certain aura about him that made me feel very relaxed and comforted.

    One of the other halflings, Nexulus, is such a loveable person. From the moment he first said hello and introduced himself I thought he was just adorable. Odd thing with this one though. Often times in his discussion he makes mention to things like the state of death and even undead! I find this very strange, but Faerneth seems to be quite put off by this halfling with his fascination for the dead. On top of all that, Nexulus seems quite frank and calling the warforged by "ugly" rather than Olugis. I'll have to keep an eye on this one.

    The other halfling, Kalberion, seemed to be a shifty fellow. He seemed rather quiet and to himself. By no means is he unfriendly. Only, when compared to Nexulus he seems rather mellow and reserved.

    I talked about some of the discussions that I had with some the villagers and asked if these others would care to help me out. I'd be willing to share anything that I find of course. They all willingly agree, even the dog seemed eager to get started. Off I went with my new "companions" to help some of these people out. If we're lucky, we may be able to find out more of where we are. I for one semed to be renewed after that rest. Like an energy from within my body coming to life. It's a strange feeling, but then again, this is all strange.

    The events of the day has worn on me and I must rest. Strange things happened to me that I can't quite explain. Perhaps this has something to do with my past? I'm not sure. I only wish I knew more. For now, I need to rest and write more of what happened in the morning. Even though I've been fortunate enough to have these companions with me, I still feel very much...alone.

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    Korthos – “This was not in the travel brochure”

    Even though I’ve had time to rest I didn’t manage to sleep very well. Fortunately some of my aches and pains have subsided. This is a collection of some what has happened yesterday.

    With my new companions we ventured out into the cold to provide aid that some of the villagers were asking. At first we investigated a rather creepy tomb that belonged to some Heyton family. Inside we were confronted by some guy called Jacoby Drexelhand. He seemed a very suspicious fellow, but despite his odd behavior he allowed us to proceed. Inside the tomb we found more of these sahuagin that were performing some cultist rituals. Many alter that we came across had bodies that must have been the villagers laying on top, all of them dead or undead. We managed to destroy these altars and cleanse the tomb of all the strange cultists.

    Next we were asked to head inside a nearby storehouse to obtain a magical scroll that was locked by some magical barrier. We heard more rumors of this supposed dragon that was terrorizing the villagers. Why would a dragon be concerned with this place? Very strange… We didn’t have much trouble locating the key, but the magical barrier that was put in place did hold true. I was puzzled how we could disable this protective bubble. There didn’t seem to be any switches of any kind. Fortunately it was one of my companions that discovered that the tiles on the floor could be rotated. I wasn’t sure what it was that they were doing, so I just stood out of the way to let them figure it out and that’s exactly what they did.

    Going back outside I found some injured man pleading for help. Apparently there was a crystal that the cultists were trying to destroy. This was the only remaining crystal that was preventing Korthos from completely freezing over. We stepped inside to protect it and during that time many of the cultists tried to fight through to destroy it. I knew I couldn’t fight very well with my weapon, but I had to do something. Seeing a cultist break through I felt a wave of power channel through me. I shouted for that cultist to drop and before I knew it, that’s what he did! That was amazing! How did this happen? Where did this energy come from? I continued to try to use this power and learn it. It didn’t seem to work every time, but it did seem to be quite effective. I will have to practice more and perhaps I’ll get better at this.

    After this ordeal we all headed to the tavern to warm up a bit. We didn’t get much of a rest before the tavern keeper approached us to ask for our help. Apparently, there was a traitor among the villagers. One that was secretly following this cult. He asked us to stay behind after the tavern closed to investigate. Sure enough, the Jacoby fellow we met earlier was the accused traitor in question. When we confronted him, he immediately sent his followers on us giving him a chance to escape. Once we eliminated this we searched deeper in the cellar to find him.

    We caught up to him but he proved to be a difficult person to defeat. I saw many of my companions take some serious blows. I needed to do something to help! Again, I felt an inner surge building inside, but this time it felt different. I released this energy and remarkably this helped to heal up to wounds of my companions. I continued to try to channel this to everyone, but not keeping an eye out lead to a fatal error on my part.

    The last thing I heard was a shout “behind you!” then a sharp piercing pain in my back. I’m not sure what happened after that, but when I came to my companions were there and all the evil from within this cellar was gone. The pain was still there, but I was alive!

    After a moment’s rest we headed out to the village and we were confronted by a few others that asked for our help; one being the village Mayor whose daughter had gone missing. We all headed out to the wilderness beyond the village and came across a great number of sahuagin along the way. We even managed to find the person we heard so much about, Lars Heyton. He informed us about what was happening to the island and how the dragon was being controlled by an evil mind flayer. Deep inside a mountain on the island was where we could find the artifact that was being used to control the dragon. If we could destroy it, that would hopefully have the dragon regain control.

    We entered this mountain known to the villagers as Misery’s Peak (not exactly a pleasant name, but then again this place has been rather unpleasant since I got here). Deep within the mountain we saw the enormous dragon! I have never seen a beast so awesome. It was terrifying yet intriguing at the same time. The people that I met earlier, Jeets, Celimas and the warforged were in the cave to aid us by luring the dragon away so that we may get past. I know one thing for sure, I’m glad I wasn’t the one that had to lure the dragon away! After fighting our way through may cultists and their undead, we reached this artifact. Waiting for our chance to strike, we managed to destroy it and the dragon released its fury upon the mind flayer that was controlling it. It looks like Lars’ plan worked. By the time we got back to the village, the cold and snow was gone! Ships that were forced to remain at dock were able to set sail once again. Due to the heroics of my friends we were granted passage to the nearby city of Stormreach.

    It wasn’t a long journey to get to Stormreach. Just enough for us to rest up a bit. Not long after we arrived we all decided to get some rest for the night and then meet up in the morning. I’m still unclear as to what has all transpired with me yesterday. It seems that there is a power greater than me at work and that I’m only the instrument to channel that energy. I wish I knew more of my past, but hopefully that will come with time. In the meantime I’ll stay close to my new companions. Actually, they’re not only my companions, but rather my friends.



    I’ve just received a visit for the Harbormaster. The Captain of the ship we sailed on told him about our success in Korthos and now this Harbormaster has asked us to help him search for two individuals that had gone missing. Time for me to gather my things and get the others.

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    Awesome! Really well depicted!

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    Default Journal of Kalberion Nokover, locksmith and tinkerer

    At first it seemed like a good idea. I would take by best crafted items to Stormreach; sell them; and return home with my profits. But there I was, crawling out of a freezing sea onto the desolete beach of Korthos. I'm no stranger to the blades and after finding a company of other stranded travelers and some advice from Jund; we set off to rid Korthos of the Sahuagin invaders. Then I died. Thankfully, I was able to ressurect at a holy shrine. Now I am sworn to rid Eberron of evil.


    Originally posted by Aeryyn "I don't play this game for xp/min, I play for fun/hour. "

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    Nexulus got so engrossed studying the arcane arts last Saturday night, that it took the entire next day to recover.

    Rest assured Nex will be ready to rejoin the group next Sunday. He may do some exploring in the WW beforehand just to see if there is anything the others may have missed.

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    Waterworks - From Korthos fame to Stormreach...sewers?

    I knocked on the rooms in the inn that my friends were staying in mentioning that the Harbormaster has requsted our aid. I came upon the room for our little halfling wizard, Nexulus, but when I knocked on his door the response I received was far from joyful. Now, in the short time that I've come to know Nexulus I've seen that he's seemed to have this strange fascination for the dead. I don't know what he was up to, but when he opened the door he looked well on his way to death. His face was so pale save for a slight tinge of greeen. Apparently the sea voyage from Korthos did not agree well for him as he felt absolutely nautious. He claims it was the sea voyage, but I think the numerous Dirty Kobolds he drank last night had a big part of it. Either way, I left him to his demise in his room where he went back to his bed moaning. I think he's going to have a much tougher day than we will.

    The rest of us, Olugis the warforged Artificer, Faerneth the drow Paladin, Kalberion our halfling rogue and myself, set out to meet the Harbormaster who was awaiting us at the entrance to the Stormreach Waterworks System near the harbor docks. Also waiting with the Harbormaster was a man we met late last night, a bard named Ehlan. Last night some of my companions "insisted" in telling many of the patrons in the tavern about our adventure in Korthos and how we managed to release the curse the dragon brought upon the small village. One of those patrons was Ehlan and he seemed to show a lot of interest in our adventure and the members of our party. During the night, Ehlan pulled me aside and offered his assistance if we so needed. Smiling back, I told him that we'd be happy to have him join us though, at the time, I did not know what there was for us in Stormreach. Ehlan obviously heard of the requests from the Harbormaster and with that he joined together with us.

    I talked to the Harbormaster and he mentioned how a gang of kobolds known as the Tunnelworm Kobolds (or "Worms" as they liked to call themselves) had kidnapped several of the city's people. Rumors of the Tunnelworm gang was getting around and this was starting to affect some of the commercial business that comes into the harbor. I was told that deep inside the Waterworks was where this gang was situated including the gang leader. Ready to face these kobolds we stepped inside.

    Once inside I was immediately sickened by that putrid smell that was within. I had to fight with all my might not to throw up. It's a good thing Nexulus wasn't with us because in his condition he would have tossed his cookies for sure. I don't know, but I figured that with our victory in Korthos it would have brought a little but more fame than having to venture inside he city's sewer system. Inside the sewers we found as distraught city guard named Tember. Tember pleaded with us to try to find his two cousins, Arlos and Venn who were recently captured by the kobolds. Tember's own injuries prevened him from going in himself. Without any arguement from me or the others, we agreed to search for his cousins. Poor guy. My heart went out to him.

    Stepping below, deeper inside the Waterworks, we moved ahead searching for clues to the whereabouts of Venn and Arlos as well the location of the gang's leader. Immediately Kalberion warned us of a trapped gate near the entance. It's a good thing because there was no way that I could tell it was trapped. Locating the trap box he began to tinker with it when suddenly, BOOM! Looking over I saw our little halfling a bit singed from the small explosion. It looked like the trap box must have tiggered upon itself. I had to cover my mouth to hide the grin on my face. We managed to bypass the trap only to be warned of another trap ahead. This time with a look of concentration and determination Kalberion skillfully managed to disarm the trap. With that, his confidence was restored.

    Fighting our way though killing off all the kobolds we could find we came upon a large room with about a dozen kobolds inside. Sitting upon a makeshift throne was a disgusting looking kobold. Killing off his guards we approached this kobold. Faerneth, who took exception to what these kobolds have done, grabbed the kobold roughly and with his blade at it's throat, he demanded the whereabouts of Venn and Arlos. This kobold who went by the name of Chief Eechik was the leader of not the Tunnelworm gang but rather of the Gnashtooth gang. I don't know if the two gangs have some mistrust to each other or if it was intimidating demands of Faerneth, but Chief Eechik rather easily gave up information that the Arlos fellow was located in the prison cells below. As for Venn, he was unsure where he would be.

    Locating the gang's prison hold we started to look around for Arlos. Down one corridor it opened up to a large chamber with numerous kobolds inside. Seeking vengence on these kobolds Faerneth ran ahead to attack. He was not the only one to rush to attack, but amidst all the other kobolds I was unable to tell who was in there. Before I could join in to help the gate closed in front of me seperating me from many of my companions. It didn't matter though. Those that were inside made quick work of the kobolds and raised the gate. While searching we came acoss other prisoners with we released from their shackles. When we came to the main prison wing Faerneth rushed ahead to attack, but during this we were ambushed from behind. Fighting off the rear attack I went forward to try to catch up with Faerneth. I really need to talk to him about this. I know it's hard for him to hold back his righteousness upon the konolds, but one day his overexuberance will get him killed.

    Inside one of the cells we found Arlos. Beaten badly by the kobolds we escorted him back out of the sewers and to safety. Arlos wasn't sure, but he figured Venn was taken by the Tunnelworm gang and brought deep into their lair.

    Locating the lair we went looking for Venn, but before we got too far we were attacked by a bunch of sewer oozes. The acidic touch proved too much for at least one member despite my best effort to channel my energy to heal him. I tried with all I could to see if there was something that I could do to revive him. I didn't know what I could do, but I had to do something. Try as I might, I was unsuccessful. Olugis raised the fallen member and placed him over his shoulder. Speaking of Olugis, in the fights with the kobolds he was essentially mowing them all down with his crossbow. From a distance he was firing away, bolts flying though the air and striking their targets with remarkable accuracy. This reduced their numbers substantially before they even got near us to attack, thus giving us he upper hand. After some time we managed to find a place to rest where we luckily managed to bing our fallen back to the living.

    We eventually located the boss of the gang Jittik and with other kobolds spread out to protect him, a battle ensued. It wasn't long before all of the kobolds including Jittik lost their fight, The unfortunate thing though, was we didn't know where Venn was kept. We did manage to find a hidden entrance to another section so we decided to look inside. This area like the Gnashtooth lair was lined with numerous cells. We began searching each of them. Some prisoners were still inside some of these cells and we quickly freed them. Sadly though, we found Venn dead in one of the cells. His body was brutally mutilated and on his chest was carved "Seal of Shan-To-Kor". I don't know what this message meant, but it has to be of some importance. About ready to leave we heard behind the door a commotion of kobolds with one in particular shouting orders. Deciding to take them by surprise we opened the door to attack. Ehlan was the first to rush in and when he did he began playing some tune with his musical instrument. It seemed odd why he would do such a thing, but I soon saw why. Magically all the kobolds were mesmerised with the music. So much so they just stood there oblivious to anthing else. Seeing our opportunity we quickly stuck and easily killed off the remaining kobolds.

    It was with great sadness that we had to tell Guard Tember of the fate of Venn. Obviously he was sad to hear the news, but at least he felt better to hear that Venn's fate as avenged. We each received a token of thanks from the Harbormaster, along with a discount of any purchases from the vendor in the docks area. Needing some repais and to resupply and being late in the evening, we all returned to the inn to retire for the day. I'll have to check on Nexulus and tell him of our rescue mission. Perhaps I better leave out the sewer part though.

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    *Faerneth aproaches the party as they are enjoying themselves in the local tavern*
    M'Lady and fellow adventurers, I wish visiting your special ones and traveling went well, but Shadows and Dark don't rest; we must resume our journey and bring Light and Hope to the people of Stormreach. I can't think of a better way to start this new chapter in our adventures!

    ((So yeah, I'm very excited about next Sunday run, any luck finding a sixth member? Happy and Prosperous Year))

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    Exclamation Sunday Morning Group is looking for more members.

    I've decided to be in charge of the Sunday Morning Group, and currently, we are recruiting committed members, with desire for adventure and willingness to have a great time. It is an awesome group, and we have spent several hours of good quality fun.

    We have two open spots, the current set up is the following:
    • Paladin - myself; I may change it, not entirely sure, depends on who we recruit.
    • Wizard - deadly and experienced player.
    • Monk - his skills say it all.
    • Rogue - who has saved our lives many times.

    We are looking for a healer.

    The current level is 10, Free Agents (people who can't play on a regular basis) are welcome as well.

    I also will be changing one rule: you can send items from other characters of yours, but I'd like to request you to keep in mind that some of us don't have the resources or the knowledge to get good gear, and there should be some gear balance among the party members (it never feels good to feel 'behind' the others). Our guild has a crafter, that is willing to make shards, as long as you provide the required items for it.

    Another change I'll be making, is the time: from 11am to 2pm (CST).

    We will resume the runs on February 12th (2012). For further information, by all means, do contact me.

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    Just to let everyone know, that this group has been moved to Thursdays, you can find the new thread here.

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