Registered Member #1050
Joined: 7:35:50 am GMT 05/11/07
A bloodguard squire returns to the fort slumped across the back of a wounded horse a note clutched firmly in his hand. Upon the call for alarm and a Knight reaching him, the squire died, mentioning just two words... "For Celestine".
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Another caravan trader was heard mentioning of losing his wagon of spears to a horde of monsters on the way to the Northlands Village from Hamley, he spoke of a great battle and was treated as a drunk in the Trade speaking of mere fantasy.
Upon a routine check-in and patrol to the [REDACTED] dig site, we were ambushed by a small horde of [REDACTED] that descended from the cliffs. They were more frenzied than I am used to seeing, and it is yet unknown if they acted independently or were spurred on by a greater force. After the initial shock, Chaplain Celestine, new recruit Rosam, and I were able to reform the ranks to drive the vermin back with the other Guard.
The dig was relatively unaffected, and no structural damage was found to the entrance of the [REDACTED]. Plans to move ahead on schedule, though there may be delays as [REDACTED] could not be located after the attack. Scouts were sent to try and locate [REDACTED] and we will hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We await further reports.
Patrols have been doubled and the more fleet of foot have been assigned to guarding the cliffs.
Following remarks left from the demon known as Rhandum, we increased patrols outside both Castra Aurelia and Fort Riftenfahl. While patrolling the woods with Soterya and Chaplain Celestine, we were surrounded by the demon himself and the fey creature known as Arakhor. We were forced to stay our blades after being told the demon discovered one of the [REDACTED]. Smelling a trap, but refusing to leave behind one of our own we followed the creatures to the place of [REDACTED], where indeed we came across an afflicted man, bound by shadows. Suddenly surrounded by darkness, we found ourselves amongst what I believe to be shades of the past. Through these visions, it was indeed verified the man known as [REDACTED] was one of the old [REDACTED]. We were unable to change what happened to him, but after defeating what looked like the leader of a cult of [REDACTED] worshippers, it freed [REDACTED] from his vigil and allowed him to find peace. Afterward, the demon was nowhere to be found and the fey creature was chased off.
Words of warning: Rhandum knows the [REDACTED] knew techniques to fend off the [REDACTED]. Be wary as there may now be more after the secrets of the Guard.
Registered Member #25414
Joined: 5:49:38 am GMT 02/06/20
Report from Celestine: Bloody Song
Soterya located me and recruit Bevremir to inform of the Underking’s next movements. The lower halls of Hammersong have been breached, and the able bodied moved to aid their cause. Garrik “The Firebear” Brennan, Soterya, and Bevremir rushed to the front lines of this assault and aided in the defense for the initial brunt of the assault. We had struck down Drow, Duergar, and “Driders” on this battlefield, stopping all those who tried to move past the stone barricade holding before the vaults of the dwarven hold.
The orcish tribe who had released this menace was located on the battlefield yet refused to speak regarding their actions. Spear and fire were loosed to ensure they would not begin killing the warriors of Hammersong. We had confirmed with our own eyes their travel to Mora’chel in the past, and their release of all the prisoners in that city to join the Underking’s forces. A further meeting was requested by us to affirm their removal from Hammersong after the battle ceases.
One force unexpected in the tides of this battle, were the Underking’s newest claim to his army – known as “Bulette”. They are creatures larger than a small house, and in the words of Redcloak “Able to consume rock, as man could bread”. We search for a means to quickly cease the pack of these creatures looking to tunnel further into the dwarven domain. As of this moment, our only option is burning the armored flesh from the creatures and striking in the moments they travel past.
Registered Member #25529
Joined: 3:52:11 pm GMT 10/09/20
Report from Bevremir: [REDACTED] CAVE!
Upon our return to the halls of Hammersong, we were once again greeted with the familiar rumbling of [REDACTED]. Below we faced a large force of [REDACTED], [REDACTED], and another, smaler [REDACTED] than we fought before that seemed reluctant to fight us. Our group engaged the enemy, defeated them, and then followed the small [REDACTED] into its hole and into a strange cavern. There we found more of the enemy, and the fighting was merciless, and in the process we liberated their captive [REDACTED].
There was some discussion to be had about killing the thing, but Soterya suggested we follow it to the rest, and so we did... only to discover the creatures had a hatchery. After defending it from the [REDACTED] and [REDACTED], Brother Garrik awoke the creatures through the warmth of blood and fire. Hurrying to escape the hungry beasts, we intended to lead them straight into the hordes of the [REDACTED] and turn them against him, but in the process found only a few more of his minions and a captive [REDACTED] who told us he was the beast's [REDACTED] minder, kept captive by the [REDACTED] to continue to supply his forces with [REDACTED]. After some careful deliberation, it was decided that the [REDACTED] should take all his charges, including those belonging to the [REDACTED].
[The remainder of the report represents Brother Bevremir's opinion on the matters and has been redacted]