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Rin Journal 04

We headed off to Barrinsgate, to look for someone named Dark Star. This person would have information in regard to Remus. We gathered what various information we could on the way there, and it seems that Dark Star deals in goods that are worth at least 1000gp.

The city of Barrinsgate is run by three bandit groups that unified for the purpose of looking legitimate enough to be left alone by the Brelish government: the Blackhearts, which we discovered were the owners of that pirate airship that attacked us; the River Rats, who Raven seems to have angered; and the Bloody Knives, who are alright with our group due to our interactions with the other two groups.

While staying at an inn on the way to the city, some peasant farmers spoke of monsters that were wrecking the farmlands surrounding Barrinsgate. Taking care of that problem would garner us some rep, and hey, it’s on the way anyway. We found one bulette, and it was far larger than what we were told about them. This was likely a mother, and the ‘normal’ ones her children. We tried a couple of things to try taming it, but in the end, we fought and injured it enough that it fled. We took a large chunk of its flesh as proof of our victory.

After arriving at Barrinsgate and finding an inn to stay in, we receive a letter from Stella Lightbringer, the founder of the current governmental setup of the city. They say that she doesn’t really have any power in the city, but I’d say such a rumor is a good way to not draw attention to yourself.

At her lavishly decorated office, we had to convince her that we were capable of the task she wanted to have done. Afterwards, we met at her even more lavishly decorated residence, populated by numerous cats, to discuss the task itself. We could feel the abjuration magic throughout the area. We are to investigate the recent murders of guard patrols in the city, and provide solid proof.

We investigated the scene of the most recent attack, and found a flesh-colored scale. Yuriel used one of his many rituals to scry some things about the owner of that scale. After some more investigation, we discover that this person is from the Bloody Knives.

On our way to looking in on a location that Randalf triangulated for us, we were attacked by some of those dragonblood-mutated people. They announced themselves as River Rats, though they were identified as Bloody Knives after the battle. Though there were numerous enemies, we had to be careful of the civilians caught up in our fight, as well. One of them took a hostage to stay Naral’s hand. Fortunately, the Shield Bearer managed to free the child, and the attacker no longer stood a chance.

Though we won the battle, the leader of the attackers, Sharona, fled into the streets. The party split up, one group to pursue her, and the rest of us tended to the injured. Although we avoided magic that would injure indiscriminately, the chaotic nature of Yuriel’s and Raven’s magic had an adverse effect on the civilians, who could not withstand its residual presence. I soothed the minds of everyone I could, but I’ll have to tell the two of them to hold back on their stronger spells as much as possible when civilians are about.

Damascus informed me of a Khoravar named Erinblad de Vast, another prominent figure in the Circle of Peers who oversees public works and maintenance of government office. He’s recently been becoming more vocal about hiring some private security force on top of the city’s watch, which is Lightbringer’s responsibility. There’s also a new girl in the picture with de Vast, named Talria. He hadn’t looked into the name as of yet, but as Damascus commented, when a guy changes suddenly, it’s usually because of the new girl.

He also got a couple bits of info on Dark Star. She has connections with all three of the gangs; it’s important to have as many resources as you can, after all. It also seems that she only comes out at night; given her elusiveness, this would make sense. Though at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if she turned out to be a vampire, or something.

Lastly, Kurja met with me immediately after Damascus left. He informed me of three dragons that he detected in the city, but he couldn’t get too much information as he was suppressing his own aura to avoid detection. None of the auras he detected was similar to Raven’s, as the altered humans we fought had. Two of them are flighty, and hide throughout the city. One of those two, the strongest of the three, managed to detect Kurja’s presence. The third dragon stays in Bloody Knives’ territory. If we’re going to investigate any of them, we’ll probably have to start with that one, as we’re not exactly welcome in the other districts.

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Aenaeas's Journal - Third Entry

Well…Zephyrus is bitching at me again to take note of some of the new information we’ve gathered. All I really want to write about is how we fucking owned the shit out of some shitty ass stone land sharks but…I guess other stuff is important too.

Lets see. We found out that the pirates that attacked our ship were blackhearts. We also came upon some bandits guarding the road asking us for a toll. I came really fucking close to killing them all for having the balls to ask US for a toll.

I mean really? Don’t they know who I am? I’m a fucking juggernaut, bitch!

They ended up giving us some information though. They told us that Darkstar is a fence for goods worth over a thousand gold. That could be useful later. They also told us that the Blackhearts run a part of Barrinsgate. Supposedly Darkstar also has connections with a lot of the higher ups in Barrinsgate.

We were chilling inside the inn when some farms came up crying like little bitches that Barrinsgate was being attacked by monsters. They said that if we helped out we could probably get a reward from the circle of peers in Barrinsgate. Guess that could be useful.

The circle of peers is a group of guild leaders of a bunch of bandit groups that banded together to try to pretend that they are legitimate. Hah, cute.

Speaking of cute, our group was talking about what we should call ourselves. Summer knights of the yellow rose turned out to be the consensus.

Anyways, we went to clear out the monsters. The “monsters” were those land sharks I was talking about earlier. We found a really big one. He just stood there. I tried to ride him and make him my pet but, I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m not compassionate, unless it’s Yuuya, and I just wanted to kill it.

We tried to reason with the thing by feeding it and shit but, it wasn’t working. Yuuya even went up to it to see if she could reason with it. 5 minutes later she came back to us and said it didn’t speak english…

So we attacked it. We fucked up his knee pretty bad, a chunk of his flesh fell off. He ran away like a little bitch after trying to curb stomp me. It kinda hurt but, hey, I’m not the one who ran away.

Sucka!

We took the chunk of its flesh with us to Barrinsgate. They put it on a monument with our names on to show what we had done for the city. Yeah, we are fucking badasses.

We went to chill in the inn. It was called “The Inebriated Contemplating Cock in the Little Ron Ron.” Nicknamed “Ron Ron Ranch”. While we were chilling there we got a letter from some chick named Stella Lightbringer.

Turns out she is kind of a big name around these parts. She is the councilor and founder of the circle of peers. I guess there has been more crime lately so she wants us to investigate. Supposedly it seems like guards are being taken out by coordinated strikes. Her grounds are in the Bloody Knives territory. There is also a rumor going around that Stella doesn’t really have any more authority over the guilds in the town.

I ended up talking to some random guard of the Bloody Knives. I guess we gained positive reputation with them after killing those Blackheart bitches. He said he felt uncomfortable and that he thought there was some kind of cover-up going on within his organization. He also felt that his people might be behind the attacks. He told us the name of his leader as well, Sven the Fist.

We left to go see Stella later. We went to her office and it was pretty pimp. Shiney and expensive looking. She invited us to her house to talk about the specifics of the job.

When we got to her house it looked even more damned expensive than her office. We talked about the specifics of the job and it turns out if we do well, we are gonna get hooked up pretty nicely. While we were there talking to her another group was attacked and destroyed.

I think that maybe she should invest in better troops but hey, who am I to judge? A badass mother fucker, that’s who. Dumb bitch.

We went to check out where they were killed. It was a pretty remote part of town. Takeshi found out that they were killed by lethal bladed weapons. Could be military, most random ass street thugs don’t have access to military blades. So it’s trained attackers with good equipment jumping a group of unaware guards. Sucks for them. Haha.

We also found some scale there. One of our homies found out who the scale belonged to. With some sweet detective work we also found out his name and where he lives. We also found out that he works for Sven.

The plot thickens!

Randalf, using his awesome deductive abilities, was able to draw a map of the hideout of the culprits based on where the attacks had occurred. On the way to said warehouse we got jumped by some dragon hybrid fuckers.

I think I should invest in a sign that I should walk around with while I am adventuring with the party.

“Wyrmslayer here, do not attack. If you do attack, be aware you shall be utterly fucked up. PS: The Wyrmslayer will enjoy fucking you up.”

Well, actually, I do kinda enjoy killing nubs who think they have a chance with the champ. So I guess I wont be making any sign.

One of their people was actually pretty strong. I charged the bitch and pushed her back a few feet…and then she did it right back. I told her that I would kill her alone and while we were fighting everyone else killed her homies. Then we ganged up on her and she ran like a bitch. We captured her and questioned her later.

She told us that she was told to tell us that they were with the River Rats, even though they were actually Bloody Knives. She also admitted that someone had turned her into a half dragon, probably just like the other dude we were hunting earlier.

I mentioned Thesius’s name to her to see if she would respond. She did a little bit but I can’t be sure if it was because she recognized the name, or if it was because such a crazy strong manly ass mother fucker like myself was all up in her grill. It was probably just me.

We met up with Damascus later. He told us that Darkstar is in town. He also suggested that we release information that we need to get some very expensive items moved and that we need help doing so. Doing that might bring Darkstar to us.

Guards are still being attacked by people in Green and Yellow which is the River Rats’ colors. It could be more Bloody Knives posing as River Rats though.

The next morning Yuuya asked me to promise her that I wouldn’t hurt the person that is going to make her sick or some shit. She was being all cryptic so I was just like, what the fuck just tell me what’s going on and who is gonna hurt you. She said it was Raven and I was like whaaaaaaaaat? Then she fell over. I took her to the hospital and she explained to me how Psyche’s curse on Raven was affecting everyone strong around him. First ramaL then me. She has been fighting the curse for me ever since and I didn’t even know about it. If we don’t find this bitch and have her remove the curse, I guess Yuuya and I are gonna die.

Well shit, that sucks.

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Jumping people in Alleyways - RJ05

So we jumped through the portal back to Eberron. Right, we also met up with Aenaeas, Yuuya, and Raven. I hope E’li, Troa, and Mars are alright. So back through the portal, we figure out that we’re still in the past of 949. We’re at an oasis in Talenta, and there’s a bunch of scholars and adventuring groups here.

For some reason, Naral couldn’t grow back his beard hair, so he tried to buy some magic hair growth potion from a Karrnathi merchant. I didn’t think it was a good idea at all, but I decided to leave his decisions up to him. Naral can take care of himself, I think, although the first thing he did with the tonic that’s supposed to apply is drink it. I don’t really want to get into much details after that, because it looked fairly disgusting, so I turned the other way and started talking to random people that were there.

Worst event of the day, ramaL seemed like he was sick. I don’t feel like talking much about this, otherwise I’ll just go off topic and be emo about it.

One of the groups that we met is The Unvanquished group. There was Bardan the Wise who knew of a lot of current events. His knowledge of women that he’s slept with, and their husbands social ranks were impressive. Eisolon the Dexterous, or “The Fastest Faggot in Eberron” as people whispered to me his title, was also just not for show. He wanted to play a quick pick up game of basketball, to which a couple of our group agreed. It was a 3v3 with two of The Unvanquished and four of us. Aenaeas, me, and Eisolon, against Naral, Shin, and Ayla of the Unvanquished. After all, this was just a pick up game. Oh, one thing I’d like to note, Aenaeas and Eisolon are two people that should be chosen first for basketball teams. Eisolon is really good with handling the ball, and Aenaeas is really good at getting open for a pass, and of course he can dunk the ball really easily.

Ayla, the mother of Genevieve, who’s that time mage, basically talked to us and told us that we shouldn’t interfere with the time events, otherwise time paradox. However, shortly after, Theseus had apparently followed us and started interfering with events, therefore there’s going to be a time paradox. We also ran into Eisolon again, and he was wearing one of those mind control tiaras. I don’t like those tiaras. They don’t even look that good. So, I broke his tiara, and told him to flee with the rest of the Unvanquished, and help escort those that can be saved. When Theseus came out, several of us shot Theseus, who then proceeded to run away and continue his attacks. I guess he’s not that cool of a guy anymore, because that’s not cool.

Anyways, a portal opened up, and Gaston came out, “saving” us. So we all jumped up to the portal, and we all ended up on a Lyrandar ship. We were on an airship going to Sharn, that was piloted by Kenta Darkmoon. So we were all still in year 949, but this seemed a lot safer than the oasis. While talking to Kenta, we realized that there were pirates, so we walked to the rest of the group to inform them, and we proceeded to repel them. They were some pretty crazy pirates though. Pirates of the past are no joke. Naral, that crazy beardless dwarf took a huge shot, which left a huge hole.. which I wouldn’t exactly like to describe where. Randalf also jumped off to fight a Balrog or something alone. Randalf the Gray, he’s a brave wizard indeed.

So we made an emergency landing to get a hold of our bearings, and we went to the nearby town Padua. Walking past an alleyway, we saw some guys jumping some dude in it. My first thought is that they’re beating up someone. And that’s bad! So me and Aenaeas, the others were somewhere else, walk up to the group. I tell the others to get inside so they can leave this guy alone. The boss man however stays outside. I ask for a reason, but whatever it was he was probably lying. So I pick up the guy they were beating up, and I look at the boss man. It seems like he’s just going to watch everything, so I decide that I’m not going to let him see what’s going to happen next. With a quick cast of Blinding Bolt, which kills him, and which makes sure he won’t order more people to beat up more unlucky people like this guy, I then let go of the guy who was getting beat up. Walking away though, he said something about Aenaeas, and his mother. Now I felt kind of bad. I know beating up people is bad, but insulting Aenaeas is worse! And he insulted his mother! At least, that’s his reasoning for killing the guy I tried to save anyway. I doubt there’s any reason to believe a random guy over Aenaeas anyway. I do remember him saying “elf” and “mother” in a condescending way. We also heard of an oracle nearby, so we decided to visit. Best part of the day, Julietta, the oracle, somewhat healed ramaL. Although he has to walk around with a pimp cane and gold crown slanted a little to the left, I’m so glad he’s better. So anyways, we have to go deal with Romulus’s brother too.

Whatever it is though, I don’t really like alleyways in big cities. It reminds me of the days before I joined up with Aenaeas, Yuuya, Aeros, and Kalek. Doing magic tricks for change just to eat, getting beat up by random thugs if you even looked a little rich. I hated having to steal other people’s money just to eat. I watched someone get beat up once. The guy ordered the biggest meal in a restaurant, while I was enjoying the food I got with some of the money I got from doing magic tricks. The guy ate his meal like he seriously enjoyed it. But when the guy came up and gave him the bill, he simply replied that he didn’t have any money. They promptly took him outside and beat him to a pulp. I put a hand in my pocket and figured out that I had enough money to help pay for him, but the guy was already knocked unconscious. Those people who enforced those types of laws didn’t help at all. Of course they always have good intentions, but when there’s no food in your belly and no copper in your pocket, it’s just a necessity to survive. However, that guy that Aenaeas put a hole through, he went out of his way to insult him, which is his fault. Thinking about it now, I guess it was his own fault that he was getting jumped by those guys, but I couldn’t just stand by and do nothing. I felt like I needed to help him out regardless of the circumstances. It reminded me too much of those old days when the orphanage couldn’t even provide a loaf of bread a day. I hated those days. Jumping people in alleyways was just the easiest way to get the money we needed.

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Rin Journal 03

After the commotion had died down from the emergency council meeting that Enya called, we went on our way back to Eberron. Aenaeas and Yuuya met back up with us at this point, and as we emerged from the portal, we found ourselves at an oasis in Talenta. Asking around, we’re in the year 949. No wonder Vyrellis didn’t know about Cyre…

After a colorful exchange between Naral, Takeshi, and a Karrnathi merchant, we discovered that Psyche’s toll for passage had a steeper cost than was immediately apparent. Though troubling, this didn’t stop us from enjoying a friendly game with another adventuring group, calling themselves The Unvanquished. Raven dominated for most of the match. I wonder if it should’ve been 2v4 to make it fair.

After the game, lady Ayla noticed the dimensional magic about our group, and asked about her daughter, Genevieve. She advised us to accomplish whatever it is we need to do, and go back to our own time. Not long after that, the oasis came under attack. The Cyran mercenaries that were there began killing the merchants.

We ran into Eisolon, who was now wearing a circlet similar to the one that Osiris used to deceive me. After Raven cut that one off, Theseus appeared and gloated about the attack on the oasis. Upon being struck by the Zephyrus, however, he decided to leave us and go about with his business. Another portal opened and Gaston showed up, telling us to flee through it. No one rescues the party like Gaston.

On the other side, we wound up on a Lyrandar airship. The captain was a Dragonmarked heir named Kenta Darkmoon. The ship was on its way to Sharn, but was attacked by pirates and had to make an emergency landing. Naral took a grave wound, and Morgan Freeman jumped off the ship to tackle a Balrog. In the nearby town of Padua, some craftsmen volunteered to go help repair the ship. We also heard some rumors of an oracle named Julietta in the neighboring town of Verona.

Julietta told us about Psyche’s curses, and even managed to lessen some of their effects. We would either have to get Psyche to remove the curses from us, or slay her. Since we all seem to have some reason to fight against Romulus’s forces, she also asked us to find and slay Remus, the twin brother of Romulus.

If he’s anything like his brother, we’re going to need to be prepared.

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Aenaeas's Journal - Second Entry

Started off my day with a friendly game of basketball. Three on three. Raven, Eisolon, and I.

We fucking dominated. By the end…no beat down like that could be called friendly. What the fuck were they thinking challenging someone from the Southstar house to baskertball!? Well…actually…Raven was the damned MVP. He did some crazy ass shit. It was awesome.

Damnnit, Zephyrus is saying that I need to write about all this political shit going on. Fine.

WE WON YEAH BITCHES!!!

Ok, lets see.

Politics…hmm…

Uhhh…our camp got attacked by that faggot Dragon. Theseus or whatever bitchass name he goes by. He didn’t even do most of the fighting. He had some bullshit tiaras that put people under his control. What kind of Dragon doesn’t do his own fighting and gets by with shitty, underhanded, pussy shit?

Oh wait, all of them. That’s why I fucking own Dragons.

But I mean really, a Tiara? Is he trying to kill us or make people look pretty? What a gayass tool. No little bugs or some shit, no belts, no necklaces, not even a fucking helmet. A TIARA. God, I want to kill him so bad. Maybe killing him will lead me to Fagysseus.

We actually did get to see him though. A couple guys tried to hit him but didn’t do much. Raven burned him pretty nicely. I leap attacked him. It hurt. He didn’t like it very much. I think he’ll remember who I am next time we see him.

What do i mean next time? I didn’t kill him? No, I didn’t. He’s a little bitch. I hit him once and he ran away crying like a fucking scrub.

Okay, yeah, yeah, yeah, politics.

He got out of the camp through the portal Zhaleik had showed us with Gaston.

We ended up in some airship. Are we back in time? In the future? I don’t even know. I think it was the past cuz that fool Kenta had two arms.

Pirates attacked the ship a little while after we got on. Wrong ship bitches. We took out the garbage but not before the ship was damaged. We landed near Padua and went there to get some info and maybe some parts to repair the ship.

In Padua me and Raven happenned to come upon some fool getting beat down for cash he owed some club owner or something. Who knows. They asked us to leave but I followed Raven’s lead. Long story short…He killed the boss and I killed the guy who owed them money. How did that happen? Who really knows. They were both dicks so, who cares. Well…actually…the boss guy was kinda cool, he gave me a card to look him up for favors and such. But since Raven killed him…I tore up the card and left it in the alley. Whatever.

Raven got some info about some nameless oracle. Turns out she’s also known as Julietta.

Rin found out where Julietta was in Verona so we headed out that way.

We went through “Stirge Forrest” on the way.

...It is now known as “Forrest”.

Yeah, you get the picture.

We got to Julietta and she was able to reduce the effects of some curse everyone got suckered into by some dragon.

Couple days later I found some gnome taking a shit in some bushes. He ran but, I followed. A pair of shitty shoes, a beartrap, and an apologetic hunter later…I found the gnome again. He told me about the dwarf we are rolling with. Turns out he is wanted by the gnomes who run the “Trust”. His family is known to torture fey creatures and they derive their power from some good dragon they have captive. He told me to watch my back cuz he might try to torture me or something.

I laughed at him and I told him he should try. I havn’t been able to let my aggression out for a while. Turned out the little gnome was from the clifftop guild in sharn, he gave me his contact information. He also told me to be careful if the dwarf fellow meets up with his family.

This is awesome. If I happen to kill him I can say it was self defense cuz he’s known for torturing fey creatures.

Sweeeeeeeeet!

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Jumping out to the Light - RJ04

Getting up in Gaston’s room, Theseus actually cooks us all food. Green eggs and ham. Except for Yuriel. Poor Yuriel. For a guy who’s really arrogant, I have to say that Theseus is a pretty good cook though. Anyways, we get out and find some guys who stand out in the prison. There’s this beat up dwarf named Naral, and this monk named Tak. We also met up with Naral’s daughter, but Naral didn’t seem like the fatherly figure to me. We end up just putting her in Gaston’s room with Altair, and we arcane lock it. Naral’s daughter, Victoria, seemed really out of it, so she would be in even greater danger if she traveled with us, so we had to leave her there.

So anyways, we go through the dungeon. All of a sudden, there’s this gnome guy and a bunch of giants, fighting on a random cliff! His attacks made us dance for some reason, and Naral actually fell off! It’s a good thing that Tak is a good guy and he was able to rescue him.

After that, we encountered Psyche. Some dragon that looked really scary, and whatever she had up her sleeve, I did not want to find out here of all places. Maybe out in the open where we can see clearly, but not in this deep dark dungeon in the Darkdark or wherever we are. I was requested my nipples being twisted for some reason, which Tak for some reason twisted them in response. I stood my ground, because I believe I’m known for my endurance, but my nipples felt odd the rest of the day… At least she made that other elf dude go to sleep. He seemed pretty crazy.

So we go into the temple, and we find Gaston and Jaelvistra. She starts attacking us, and Gaston is somehow tricked, so Shin knocks him out. Shin is crazy. He ran through the door first, and like 10 arrows hit him, but he stood his ground. The rogues who shot him surely had to be surprised, ‘cuz we wiped them out after that. Anyways, we take care of Jaelvistra, because she was doing evil stuff. Apparently, she was contracted by the Phomorian King, Xerxes, to cause trouble. And that’s bad.

We wake up Gaston and inform him what’s been going on. It seems like he really was tricked, and he admits it, so he’s definitely not at fault. Anyways, we go back to his room to find out that Victoria, Altair, and Selnarine’s party were murdered, by slash marks resembling Theseus’s dual blade style. Maybe someone is setting him up.. or is he? Ah whatever. I thought Naral would go crazy, but he’s weird. I’d go crazy if I found my daughter’s slashed up like that.

Anyways, we go find Enya’s hiding spot, and we go back up to the surface. Gaston is forgiven, and has to work his way back up, and we get his house. Awesome house, but Enya also tells us that we should get going, because it might be bad for our bodies to be here long. I leave our contact information with her, and jump through the portal, knowing she’s concerned for our safety. I hope Aenaeas and Yuuya are waiting for us, or at least okay.

Last thing I have to say though, it’s a good thing we got Shin and Randalf with us. without their light, we would’ve been decimated!

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Jumping through the Darkness - RJ03

So yeah, we just jumped into a hole. I am so glad we didn’t jump directly into spikes or something. But regardless, yeah, we decided to move forward, because that’s usually the best direction to go in the middle of darkness. we found some “inhabitants” of this area, so we decided to ask for directions. The girl told me that we’re supposed to follow this path that had laid out breadcrumbs for us, but beetles kept running around quickly taking the breadcrumbs, so I guess if we saw beetles, we were going the right way. They talked about more stuff, like how the Phomorians are dangerous, and on our path, but yeah.

I kind of blanked out for the next scene, but when I realized what was happening, there was a huge like garden thing that had like three huge scary viney creatures. We all tried to keep our range, but Genloneras got pulled by one of them. We all tried our best to try and rescue him and get rid of the monsters, but this is where the valiant minotaur met his end. After avenging him, we rushed to where we thought Gen was. One of us took his horn, and I took his pendant as a memo. Genloneras was a brave minotaur. No one thought he would die, because he was always doing something crazy, but he always came back out okay in the end. I never imagined that his luck would run out in a place like this.

Another event that happened almost immediately after, a rift opened up near a fountain of water, and Pit-Fighter came with a purple daeva. Pit-Fighter’s wounds were too deep, but the purple daeva could be saved. Pit-Fighter then dropped his amulet at the news of the death of Genloneras, and rushed back in the portal to continue his battle with Romulus. What really surprised me though was that when I picked up his necklace, was that it was exactly the same as Gen’s. I now hold these mementos with me, one wrapped around each arm, so I will never forget their heroic spirit.

Anyways, the purple dude’s name is Altair, and it seems like he’s been fighting Romulus too. It’s a good thing he was a holy person. We need more people like Rin in our group. She’s holy, he’s holy, those people are kind of cool, although I think black hair Raven would disagree. He seemed pretty competent, so we happily let him into our group, and we then filled him in on the information that he needed to know.

Next thing that happened though was crazy. Altair walked up front, seeing him being happy that he was very well alive after almost dying to Romulus, but he then got pulled into the middle of a Valaes Taern ambush. I decided to rush up and try to save him, and then I realized that maybe we wouldn’t have to fight them. I wish all fights could be resolved through talking, because it certainly worked for this group. Although we had to cut some corners in our speech, and we had to leave Enya behind in order for it to work, we avoided the rest of the conflict for the rest of the day. Shin, being the sly dog he is, bluffed his way back to inform Enya of our situation.

Anyways, making our way to Gaston’s room to rest, we encountered Theseus yet again. He gave us a couple riddles so he could let us rest. He seemed pretty annoying, but then he turned to me and commented on my name. I guess he’s an alright guy. His artistic sense is surely a lot better than black hair Raven’s though. I mean, what kind of name is Ravenus? It sounds like he was ravenous for some attention. Oh well. I think when we stand next to each other, it looks pretty cool though. It’s like I can cast mirror image again, just like the old days, but I just can’t get the illusionary spell part as easily as I used to. Anyways, we answered his riddles, and I knocked out on the bed.

But yeah, I should probably end this journal before someone realizes I’m awake and writing this. I want to keep my spot on the bed!

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Rin Journal 02

While stumbling through the underground, we came across a druid girl who was fond of beetles. She was kind enough to point us in the general direction of the group that’s in power here. Mentioned something about Fomorians. I wonder how Yuuya and Noar are doing…

After some traveling, we were attacked by some vine-creatures that struck from the cover of their natural surroundings. There was no getting around them, as Genloneras was dragged into the mass of vines. We did what we could, but they kept pulling him away, and we were unable to get to him before the life was drained from him. We defeated the creatures, and gave Gen as good a burial as we could manage. We took his horn to give to his father, and his amulet as a memento.

Yuriel sensed some magic in one of the branching paths, so we decided to check it out. We found a fountain with various trinkets in the water. A portal appeared, and from it emerged a daeva and a golden minotaur. Both were in bad shape, but the minotaur was beyond saving. After some final words, he cut off both of his horns to give to his father, and his amulet as well. Then, he dove back through the portal he came from as it closed. Enya was deeply saddened by the loss of both Gen and this Pit-Fighter. It seems they were the same person, and not in the way that Nock or that Damascus I saw were.

As for the daeva, his name was Altair, and the two of them came from fighting against Romulus, the red dragon that attacked us as we were separated from Aenaeas. In his weakened state, he was focused upon by a Valaes Tairn ambush. Fortunately, we were able to get them to stand down and negotiate with us. They’re nice people, but they are devoted to their duty. We bluffed our way into the area they were guarding by mentioning Theseus, but we had to leave Enya behind to keep her presence unknown. Shin went back to the fountain where Enya hid herself and informed her of our situation, and then we headed off.

Knowing that Theseus was in the area, and the state we were in, we felt there was little choice but to try and get some rest to recuperate. We found Gaston’s room, and then Theseus found us. Fortunately, he allowed us to rest in exchange for answering a few riddles. Unfortunately, Altair’s leg was cut off for not answering satisfactorily. Yuriel managed to convince Theseus to give us a scroll to mend Altair by having to solve a rather difficult riddle. Randalf and I both thought of the correct solution at the same time. I knew it was a good idea to let him come along.

I hope this nap is worth it.

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Jumping out of the Frying Pan - RJ02

Anyways, continuing from where I left off, Enya told us who to visit, and to find out who’s the corrupt one in the council.

But besides that, we also met some old acquaintances of Raven.. and err.. well, the old me. We met with a guy named E’li, a girl named Troa, and a canary named Mars. Apparently, Mars is a faggot. They wanted Shin to become part of the Platinum Guard, and I thought that sounded really cool, so I said that he should join. Because that sounds cool. Man, I would totally be a Platinum Guard.

Anyways, there was like seven other councillors. Besides Enya, there was Varellis, Amon, Gaston, Maria, Mao, and some guy who’s name I can’t really spell. Robianne or something. Anyways, everyone decided to go check everyone out, but I decided to go on my own, ahead of everyone else. I decided to start with checking out Maria’s estate. But when I got there, the first thing I saw was this awesome slot machine that I could not ignore!

After awhile though, I noticed the party had caught up with me, and so I separated from that slot machine and we questioned Maria. She was on a soapbox, so I thought that we were all supposed to get on soapboxes too, but some ninjas knocked me off.

Anyways, after that, we went to the Old Battery where we met Iltaris. He seemed like a nice guy, but then the lights went out. I remember jumping out of a firebomb radius, but everything blanked out after that. All I remember after that is the party waking me up, and that we all jumped in a hole. Whatever it is, I just hope we’re not jumping into some fire.

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Rin Journal 01

In the Eladrin city called Mithrendain, we’ve found ourselves in some of their political intrigues. After saving her from an assassination attempt, Enya requested that we help her with some investigation on possible corruption among the council members. Naturally, it meant we were going to attend a party. She had her tailors craft appropriate formal wear immediately.

I saw that rogue talking to Damascus. As much as I’d like to have a word with him, I think it should wait until we’re in less of a hurry. Besides, he might not be the same Damascus, like it was with Nock.

On the way to the party, a man named E’li and approached us, along with a woman named Trowa and a talking canary named Mars. They’re good folks, I can feel it. I think Shin should take them up on their offer to join the Platinum Guard, when he’s ready.

The other council members have their quirks, but they don’t seem like the type to intentionally mess with their people. We saw that Gaston’s council insignia was a forgery. Amon said that if a forgery exists, then the guard is compromised, and to tell Enya immediately. The name Jaelvistra popped up on several occasions, as well. Enya doesn’t recognize the name, but with nearly everyone else aware of this person, she’s probably got some involvement in this whole business.

Enya took us to the Old Battery, where we met someone named Ilteris, the leader of a group called the Thousand Eyes Outcasts. Seems like a pretty high-strung guy. Before we could talk much, we got attacked by some more assassins, led by a man named Atlas, who seemed to know Ilteris. I was knocked out by him near the start of the fight, but when Enya got me back up, I let Atlas see the light. And then the rogue put him out.

And now we’re in the Underdark. The council members each have a seal assigned to them, designed to keep the passageway between Underdark and Feywild closed. The guards stationed at Gaston’s seal were slain two weeks ago, and it seems his seal was also neglected for the regular guard rotation.

I need a nap.

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