Shaintar J&L Legends Awakened of Kator

Kator overrun by undead

The night of Katyr’s funeral, we were awakened by the town bells. We were under attack!!

I threw on what armor I could. If only I had the new coat I won in the magic contest. But that was the most I could reasonably delay before facing whatever was attacking us. I crept out of the ranger outpost to find the captain fighting five masked men. I used my new spell to shrink down and my new skill in fighting big creatures (now they were big compared to me). I sent out my purple bolts of energy at three of them and I killed one. Then I dropped into turtle position under my shield. The enemy targeted me so I cast deflection to protect myself. The battle had just started and I was already halfway through my magical energy. Then one of them shot their leader with a crossbow and he started foaming at the mouth! Thank Archanon, I wasn’t hurt. We were able to take out another one then the one who shot the leader ran away. If he lives, we have a prisoner.

Then the captain ordered us to fight to protect the town. By now several of us had gathered, but we couldn’t decide which way to go. I certainly wasn’t leading anyone INTO the peril. Finally they decided to help the citizens in their houses. I took a lantern because the blackish red moon wasn’t providing any light. I don’t know how it happened, but I was alone out in front and some undead thing came at me. I shot a bolt at it and turned and ran. By the time I was a safe distance away, Mr. Shonin was swarmed with the things. I cast a strong entangle on the group. It got Mr. Shonin too, but since it held all those undead from attacking him I figured he’d be ok with that. That was the last of my energy. I stood by the entry to the ranger station, ready to duck in if things got close. I reached deep into my soul and found the energy for a few bolts at the undead. I kept doing that for what felt like forever. Then a vampire attacked Mr. Shonin and started draining him. He was actually egging the thing on!! I continued to bolt while I tried to think of what else I could do. Finally, I remembered my holy symbol of Archanon was supposed to repel vampires Geil was standing close to Mr. Shonin, so as quickly as I could, I ran over to him, gave him the holy symbol and kept running until I was in cover.

All of a sudden everything stopped as this beautiful elf (man? who can tell) appeared and started summoning angels. Before I knew it, it was all over but the cleanup. The elf, named Ash, had his angels heal those he could. Many in the town died, mostly among the poor.

Ash is apparently a wizard as well as a priest! He invited me to come study with him and gave me a powerful scroll of Battle Preparedness! I can’t wait to see it work! Umm that would mean we were in trouble. Nevermind, I can wait.

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17th day of Dancing Clouds 3126. After action report by A. Shonin.
Undead terror assault on Kator

To Ranger Captain Aevarion Larth’thia of Kator.

Official after action report by ranger Abraham Shonin.
17th day of Dancing Clouds 3126.

Abraham Shonin. (Human)
Bremner. (Brinchie)
Geil. (Human)
Azriel. (Aevekar)
Jig. (Goblin)

So we were attacked early this night between 16th and 17th day of Dancing Clouds, after the funeral and celebration of the deceased Ranger Katyr. And by we I mean the entire town of Kator, overrun by a undead menace.

Like yourself captain, we all awoke from the ringing of the church bell. Announcing the town being under attack. I am not sure who spotted the attack and called for the bell to ring. But said person should be commended for his or her quick action. As I am sure it saved many lives. I still don’t get why, you just ran out into the fray, just in your nightgown and sword in hand.
Jig and I was the first to come to your aid, just donning the bare minimum of our leather armors, we joined you in a fight against a group of assasins, blocking the door of our headquarter.

It’s slightly weird to write a report, where the events was witnessed by yourself. But after a short fight, where the rest of our group, got into there armors and joined the fight. We were able to kill and scare of the assasins. With the help of there own poisoned darts, we were able to subdue and take into custody the leader of the assassins. I hope he is still alive, and will recover soon, for us to interrogate.
One of the assassins said something about belonging to the Shawl or Shroud. Was hard to make out in the noise of the battle.

After that you ordered us to go and protect the town. Clear and secure the areas of the town from what ever was attacking us. Some great beast which I only saw as a shadow against the night sky, was able to bash through the town gate, towering over the town wall. Murvoth, the visiting Orc and also a ranger, ran straight for the creature.

But it was here, that our lack of leadership showed it’s ugly head. Jig, Bremner, Azriel and Geil, discussing where we should move first for minutes. Until decision was made to go south, into the civil quarters of the town. Making sure civilian lives was saved. Bremner taking off, over the roof top into the night sky. I did not see him for the rest of the battle, except for a few of his arrows, as they appeared in our enemies.

Azriel took to the sky, unsure what he did accomplish in the fight. But glad that he is safe.

So Geil, Jig and I went south, steeling ourselves, our minds and spirit, against the unnatural screeches in the night. The reddish black moon eclipse seeming to enhance the terror of what we were facing. But we did not get far. Before Jig that moved slightly ahead of me and Geil, shot arcane purple bolts into the night, and then ran back past us, to get away from the horror he had seen.

I placed myself into a defensive posture, as I was swarmed by the horrors. Some undead creature, can not give them any specification. Bremner talked about the jumped many times there lengths and easily onto the roofs of the buildings. All I experienced was there great speed, as they surrounded and attacked me. Thankfully there fighting ability was somewhat limited, and I was able to fend of most of the attacks, of the initial assault. Don’t know if it was my torch, my yelling or my position that made them go almost exclusively for me. But it kept the rest of my fellow rangers safer.

The creatures was dark greyish, almost oily skinned creatures. Long limps, running on all four, long crimson talons or nails. So not like any undead I have heard or read about before.
I was fighting a holding action, keeping these creatures at bay, from the Ranger outpost, civilian peoples homes and more importantly my ranger compatriots. And slowly and surely they were able to thin out the herd of these undead creatures. Jig making a good portion of them unable to fight for several seconds. Might not have been a long time in relation to the entire assault. But was crucial use of a spell, while I was surrounded, as I and the creatures was bound by tethers of purple energy.

Later in the fight, I was assaulted by a much more though, skilled and intelligent creature. It knew how to avoid the area, that Jig had bound in her purple energy. And its power and speed easily outclassed my attempts of a defensive stance. Grappling me and started to suck my blood. I am unsure what it was exactly, the best way I can describe it, is feral beast vampire.
It was easily taunted and goaded into concentrating it’s efforts on me. Opening it for attacks by my ranger companions. And Bremner doing what he seems to do best. Shooting vampires in the heart with white silver arrows. Taking the beast down.

Can only claim now, that I owe that drunken wonder cat, my life. But I had not even time to take a fresh breath of undead fouled air, before Murvoth came flying through the air, crashing and destroying part of the ranger HQ wall. That monstrous beast rampaging through the southern part of the city, being too much of a handful, even for that skilled and experienced ogre.
He then somehow punched the earth, and called in some fancy elf in a night shirt.

But his faith in Archanon must be supreme. Within the span of a few minutes, the air was filled with angels, beautiful shining angels. That flew around slaying monsters, healing the wounded people around the town. And all kinds of wondrous things, there bright light, almost blinding.

In the aftermath of the fighting and destruction, Some red eyed creature spoke to us. I could not see it well, in the darkness of the night, my limited night vision destroyed by the brightness of the elf magics and summoned angels.
But it spoke clear enough, indicating this had been some kind of experiment. A scientific experiment, not a actual raid of terror or possession. After which it teleported away, together with its big monster. Unsure what it’s true goal was.

About 15% of the towns inhabitants was slain in this assault. Most from the poor district the roughs and the Gather lost a good portion of there numbers too.
Of notable people slain the Vicar Laxus of the local church is dead. Thankfully the angels was able to heal most people, that was wounded, even those with serious injuries. Including myself, even thou I still feel a little under the weather. Been a long week after all.

I do not know what is the best course of action from now. But there is clearly a powerful force working in this area. Led by a red eyed necromancer, at least that is my assumption.
Powerful enough, that a powerhouse like Murvoth, had to call in reinforcement, in the shape of a very powerful priest. So I believe we need to call in reinforcements, both in the shape of warriors and of those, that know how to track down elusive creatures like these undeads masters. And know how to shot them down.

I do not believe that your current group of rangers captain, are able to handle this necromancer or group of necromancers on our own. I wish I had that confidence.
But we lack a clear leader, a clear leadership structure. And we lack the combat power and thoughness to handle these encounters. It hurts us, that we don’t have powerhouses like Esph and Ariel around us.

But I have decided that no one else in this ranger group, will suffer, die or get captured while I am alive. I will not let them down again. So I will train to become that old grizzled fast than he looks tough man, that seems to be a stable in many action packed literary books. And I will do my utmost to keep Jig, Geil, Bremner and even Azriel safe. Even thou i am not a sprinter like Bremner, and I can definitely not fly.
Just make sure we have a leader Captain, and you will have a group, that might not be your usual group of rangers. But we will perform far above, what anyone would think of us.

Signed 17th day of Dancing Clouds 3126
A. Shonin.

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10-12th day of Dancing Clouds 3126. After action report by A. Shonin
Ranger Katyr, Killed in Action.

To Ranger Captain Aevarion Larth’thia of Kator.

Official after action report by ranger Abraham Shonin.
10th to 12th day of Dancing Clouds 3126.

As rangers coming of our leave that have lasted a month. Of the various options for mission we had available, we decided to go to the crypt, where the others had met and fought Skeletal werewolves. We did have reports of Aliana being spotted down close to Camden. In captivity, but all of us had decided not to try and free her, as we believe that will be a suicide mission. I have written letters about this, in case Ranger HQ have contacts to assets, that can work in Camden.
And we also have reports of Korindians in Serenity, Harken, Farwatch, Echer’naught and Erimar. Not with enough details to accurately ascertain if it was vampires or not.

Ranger 1st class Ariel having other businesses to attend to, as our groups leader, and the Kator Rangers second in command, after Captain Larth’thia. I was designated group leader for this mission.

The rangers on mission was:
Abraham Shonin. (Human) Mission leader.
Bremner. (Brinchie)
Geil. (Human)
Katyr. (M’adukar) Killed in action.
Jig. (Goblin)

It’s my duty to report that Katyr was killed in action, on this mission.

All of us had individually time to prepare for the mission into the forest and the crypt. I had wen’t to the local apothecary, bought some potions to help us survive.
Geil and Jig had received blessings from the local church, and information that they had sent for a paladin to handle the current Vampire scourge.
I made sure that all, was knowledgeable about the usefulness of crushing weapons like maces and clubs, against foes of darkness, at least those of a skeletal nature.

So after midday we went north, into the deadwoods. Quiet travels and camping. The next day close to the crypt we came across a Mule, apparently named Theo. At least that was what Katyr surmised from his communion with it. It had apparently been in the area for about 6 months, it had apparently been led dragging a wagon to this place. Thou the equipment on the wagon, had over that time, degraded into scrap metals and the like. My mind immediately saw a option to sell the materials, for those that can repair or make new wares out of it. Maybe donate a bit to my own shop in Kator.
Geil was able to repair the wagons harnesses, so we could attach the mule or one of our horses, to the wagon, when we were going to return to Kator. Katyr made the Mule keep an eye out for our horses. He told us it was smarter than most animals, he used the term lifetouched. Guess that is a druid thing. Like his connection to his animal companions. Venom and Slim.

We then as a group went into the darkness of the Crypt, even thou I had been warned by Katyr and Jig had his trepidations. I had the utmost confidence in my group, as we had been able to handle ourselves thus far.
I utilized a standard approach maneuver, sharp eyed Jig in front. Geil and myself just behind, with shields up. Both Jig and Geil carrying torches, so we without improved eyesight could see in the darkness. Katyr, Bremner and animals taking up the rear, to support us in the front, and protect Jig, if we were to be attacked.

We had not gone far into the crypt, when we came across a room, with a broken down door. Some of us stood at the door, as the rest of the group went in to search the room. They discovered some wall lanterns that they lit. An on the far wall, was a eye. Jig discovered it had magic properties or magical residue on it. But before we could investigate further. A slithering sound came up from deeper in the tunnels. As I write this, this night before the funeral of Ranger Katyr, I can not remember who heard the noise.

But it was heard early enough, that we had time to prepare in case of a attack. Jig and Katyr took the time to properly cast there magics and improve our chances. Even some of our weapons was turned to everwood by Katyr. We made a defensive line, with I, Geil and Katyr wildboar Slim in front, being the groups close combat fighters and the best protected. I must say I started to doubt my decision at this moment, with no Esph or Ariel, to truly anchor our line. Jig, Katyr and Bremner moving deeper into the room, to outside the range of immediate danger, and would be able to support us from range.

(Next paragraph written in shaking, frustrated strokes.)
“I was so very wrong in choosing this strategy, as we were swarmed by rats, flaming rats, not burning dying rats, but clearly evil magical giant rats. They swarmed us, bit us and set us on fire. Stabbing one rat, just made another 10 take its place, all I could do was swear, yell, scream as I burned, trying to smash the rats with my shield. Throwing out Katyrs dying snake from the fire, as I saw it trying to smother and bite the rats, as it always do, when fighting the enemies of Katyr.
In my fear and horror, my mind clicked and I started to babble about holy blessed cats, as rats would even be able to understand my yelling and be affected by it. My mind even imagined, it watched a arrow from Bremner, skewering dozens of rats shot along the floor, to then explode from the fiery heat, killing many more rats in a shower of splinters.

But somehow we managed to beat the rats to a retreat, and as I gathered myself, I spotted Geil half burnt, tending to Venom Katyrs snake. Jig standing up from behind his massive shield. It was first then, I realized that Katyr was still burning and dying. None of us, not me, not the Drunken Cat, slow old Geil, not the cowardly Jig reacted fast enough to save Katyr. None of us moved to but the fire out, on Katyr until it was too late, he was like a mesmerizing fire, just making us stand there dumbfounded."

(The writing returning to a more calm presentation again)
I apologize for my previous outburst in my report. I have decided to leave it as is, so as you Captain Larth’thia and those of interest that is granted access to this report, can better gauge my state of mind. Everybody in the group, fought valiantly and beyond there abilities. The fault and responsibility is mine and mine alone. I did not listen to the warnings of my group, I did not retreat to outside the crypt, but stayed in a room with no escape possibility. And I did not in any way adapt to what we fought, in any meaningful way. And for my failings, Katyr had to die, the rest of the group being burnt or close to death. And looking back, I can also only take responsibility of the capture of Aliana. Completely underestimating the prowess and abilities of the bandits and there leaders.

I was able to collect myself enough, to lead the group back to Kator, with the Body of Katyr. Geil is nursing Venom back to health, it seems the snake has taken to Geil. Slim is following us, possibly more out of habit than anything. I will make sure, that as long it follows us, it will be well fed. I owe it at least that much.

Captain Aevarion Larth’thia as I am finishing this report, listening to the sounds of a town preparing to a feast of a funeral. I will inform you, that I am prepared for any disciplinary action, you feel is in order, to punish me for my lacking leadership and abilities, that have lead to the death of Ranger Katyr and the capture of Ranger initiate Aliana.
And I recommend that I am demoted from any leadership responsibilities. Thou if I am still a ranger after this, I still believe I will make good quartermaster.
I can not say who will make a decent second in command of our current group, as they all have skills and traits that can be utilized as leaders. But I can promise that any of them, will undoubtedly perform much better than I could or can in the future.

Signed the 13th day of Dancing clouds 3126
A. Shonin.

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Laying Katyr to Rest

We brought Katyr’s body back to the base and told the Captain about our battle and his death. Katyr was so right about not going into creepy places. This ranger business may be more dangerous than I first thought, but I think it’s too late to get out of it.

Many of the Rangers gathered to pay their respects and lay Katyr to rest. As part of the proceedings there were several contests amongst the Rangers in crafting, magic and various styles of fighting. Bremner won the archery contest and got a white silver great crossbow. I won 5 copper betting on him.

I entered the magic contest. My first opponent was an adept who made an illusion of himself fighting evil. I did a brief light show. cartoon-fireworks-hi.png

& sang the song of Jig with cantrip accompaniment. notes.jpg

My finale was tossing my hat in the air & casting shrink on myself so I seemed to disappear in a puff of smoke. Wizard-Hat-cartoon.jpg

I bested 3 more opponents using cantrip to cast a shadow over a light cantrip and entangle to enhance a stone singer’s sculpture. I won the whole contest and got a FABULOUS prize. A long leather coat, dyed in the color of my choice, that works as armor even better than the new stuff Mr. Shonin got me. On top of that, it gives me extra magical energy! They’re going to dye it bright purple and even add gold trim!!
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In the unarmed combat, Geil fought Ariel. I bet on Geil and Bremner bet on Ariel. We started out betting a copper then upped it to a rendition of “I’m a Little Teapot” sung and danced by the loser. Geil was waiting for Ariel to go first. (Not really the time to be a gentleman.) Ariel came charging up to kick him in the groin. Geil acted quickly and hit her harder than I would have thought he could. She shook it off and attacked him. The fight got scary as Ariel went after Geil and nearly beat him to death. They were able to heal him, but it was close.

The final contest was the Grand Melee. Bremner won the prize, which was a white silver, two-handed Olaran sword engraved with his name.

After the contests was a eulogy and performances in honor of Katyr. Then his pyre was lit to send his spirit on.

Then something really weird happened. The three moons merged into one and turned red. red_moon.jpg

Out of nowhere came undead like we’d never seen………

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Bremner: Going out in a BLAZE fo glory!
An end to the Druid who was not THAT type of druid....

Whelsh I can’t reallly remember a lot of the events that led up to Ranger Katy’rs flamingsh demise… I know we were to set out to inveshtigate a ruins that seemed to be the cause of a lot of the local concerns. Bandits and undeads and shtuff. Mainly undead I think cause my compatriotsh were out looking for blunt weapons and everwood and white shilver. We traveled a full day and set up camp. OH! Ranger Katyr made another new friend, a very well trained mule named Theo that was hitche dto a broken wagon. Katyr said something about the mule being “lifetouched” whatever that means…. The evening passed uneventfully and the next day we were at the crypt. Katyr took an instant dislike to the cavern/tunnel. It turns out he was something of a prophet….

We had only evetered a small way after lighting torches to illuminate our path. We found a room with strange eyes that Jig said were magical. Someone said that some flaming rats wre coming! I forget who. We were sure we wre in a defensible enough place to take them on. My arrows caused little effect untill I remembered that I could c roruch low and skewer many of them at once. that seemed to work well, though I suspect it will only work the one time. Katy’rs snake and pig both got roasted. I admit to having bad thoughts about bacon after smelling slim catch fire… It was venom who took the worst of it for a time, passing out in the flames.Shomeone, at great risk to himself tossed Venom out of the fire and we wree just on the point of driving the swarms off. Woe to us, that Katyr fell under the final surge of flaming rats. though his woulds did not seem that great he was not to rise again. I suspect it was his heart…….

We will take his body back for proper burial and I shall compose a song in his honor. he was a great friend, a noble ally, and shared my dislike of forests (though that does seem rather odd in a druid)

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Cripes its crypts for the loss.
Not a fitting end. A look back report of Geil

We had decided to check out the crypt north of town as that seemed like a focus of more than a couple of the problems in the area.
I went to relax at the temple in town, enjoying watching the ladies coming and going at the temple, some prettier than others but all with the focus towards the temple.
The next day we headed out, Katyr Gresys (KIA) with Slim and venom, Bremner, Content Not Found: null, Jig the Great!, with Pat the bunny, Ariel Lionsblood and myself.
Venom sliding through the wilderness steadily and fast as the most elegant creature would. normally go,
I really have developed a fondness for Katyr’s friends Venom and Slim they are very skilled and nice to be around.
We spend a night out in the wild before we got to the crypt. When we got close to the crypt we found a Wagon with a mule hiding around the back of it. Katyr made friends with it. I fixed the wagon up so it would be useful.
The mule is apparently called Theo. At least that is what the collar said. Well Ariel and Theo set up to watch the horses as the rest of us made our way into the darkness.
We went into the crypt, Jig and I carried the torches as we went forth into the pit.
we found a room where we found a strange looking magical eye. We found the strange eye after we had lit the torches around the room. Shortly after this I heard a sound coming up the hall towards us, we were in a place we thought we could defend from most anything. Boy were we wrong.
The casters prepped us as as well as they could in the time allowed, Then the flaming rat swarm hit us, Slim was targeted first, he came out ok, then the swarm was on Venom, Katyr and myself, Katyr and I caught fire almost instantly Venom threw himself on the swarm trying to smother it out before it could hurt Katyr, I bashed at the swarm as did Slim, she tried to hurt the swarm by doing a hoof dance on it.
Katyr retreated to try to get the flames out as did I but when I saw how Slim and venom were working so hard to try to save Katyr I went right back after it, Venom caught on fire and stopped moving, then Mr. Shonin threw venom out of the swarm and I laid into it apparently causing enough damage that it started to leave. My heart went out to venom and slim that Katyr was on fire and venom had sacrificed himself to give Katyr a chance to recover. I hurriedly put the flames out on myself then rushed to aid Venom alas Katyr kept burning brighter and brighter like a shooting star.
With the ointment and leaves I was able to lather onto venom he appeared to have grown new skin were the old had burn off, likely his body making the leaves and ointment a part of it, shows how adaptable he is. After I got Venom settled I went to see if there was anything I could do for our friend Katyr, but Katyr wasn’t there anymore, he had burnt so badly that there was nothing left but a crisp corpse.
Apparently Katyr felt the call of the four paths as he had a premonition that the Crypt was trouble. He was right, even though Venom got pulled out of the fire Katyr shown like the light of the sun from the flames.
My heart breaks for venom, Slim, and Theo as he had a special connection with them, maybe one day I can be worthy of a connection like that.
We decided that we must take katyr back to town before we do anything else.
There is great sorrow in my heart tonight.
The only thing that could ease it some would be if I was able to aid Venom in being able to return to a healthy relationship. and maybe later doing the same for Slim as an attempt to show honor for the Ranger Katyr that we have lost today.

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The Ruins

We set off to the ruins to investigate. On the way, we heard something in the woods. We found a mule hiding behind a wagon. The mule had clearly survived alone for a long time, so it was unusually intelligent. Katyr was able to make friends with him, but he didn’t want to follow us into the ruins. The mule agreed to stay and watch the horses while we explored. Katyr didn’t want to go. He was probably the smartest of us.

The ruins were DARK! I mean pitch black. There was nothing to see with my infravision. Geil & I took torches since we had free hands. Mr. Shonin wanted us at the front of the party to keep a lookout. I objected and tried to stay at the back. Somehow, he convinced me that I could still escape and I tried it. We walked down a long, dark hallway and found a doorway where the door had been destroyed. Inside was an empty room but it had some kind of magical eye.

We heard something coming, but it was slow enough that we had time to prepare. Katyr cast smite on half the party. I cast deflection on myself and the old man. It was a HUGE swarm of flaming rats. They were all over us before we knew it. They overwhelmed us. We all got shaken and a few of us caught fire. We managed to escape the swarm, and I hurt myself trying to entangle it. I adopted “turtle” pose, dropping prone and pulling my shield over me.

The party continued fighting and was able to drive off the swarm, but Katyr caught fire and couldn’t put himself out. By the time the rest of us got to him, it was too late. He will be dearly missed.

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Armor Upgrade & Bunny Training

Mr. Shonin ordered a bunch of supplies for the Ranger station and guess what he got me? A suit of full leather armor in PURPLE with gold trimming!!!!! Just like the one I loved so much on that other goblin. I don’t know how he got my measurements, but it’s a perfect fit. I think it makes people like me even more.

We got a month of leave time and I worked with Pat the bunny to learn to communicate. His danger sense really saved us when the skeletal werewolves attacked. Now he can let me know some more about the dangers we face. He’s a very lucky bunny with his feet right where they are!

I also went to the temple of Archanon and got a holy symbol. It’s supposed to protect against vampires.

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Shopping Shop
6th Dancing Clouds. A. Shonin personal journal.

So a busy month have gone by, I did not believe that we would actually be able to keep a months leave, that the Captain provided us. I was sure something would pop up, that would have forced us back into work as rangers.

I was pleaseantly surprised, that Bremner spent the time training his fighting and shooting. Thought he would have drunk away the month into a stupor.
Jig trained with her rabbit, something about making it a sentinel, to warn of us danger. I have experienced many weird things, in this new life, so why not a guard bunny. I do hope Im not ask to request armor for it, from Echer’naught.
Geil spent his time walking the area, not sure what he was trying to do and not do. Guess his loyalty to the rangers, kept him patrolling the area. Didnt dare to ask him, since he would probably have dragged me around too.

Not sure what the rest was doing, busy making a business.

Supplies from Echer’naught arrived in the beginning of Festival moons, so we now have a decently supplied ranger outpost. People are paid there salary. Equipment upgrades available, for those that need it, even special armors for Jig and Esph. Funny enough, it was harder to get a special made chainmail for Esph, a small framed obese Dregordian. Than the fine purple leather armor with silver trimmings, I ordered for Jig.

Used the interim time to acquire a business here in Kator. A humble cobbler booth, but still a place on the market place, where people talks, spread rumors and make businesses.
I had a interesting business meeting, with the local merchant master, Lord Goharsis. An interesting fellow, that can afford several people of Adepts in his employ, I doubt that his businesses here in Kator, can pay all those adepts. Which indicates that he have succesful transactions other places in Shaintar. Thou there is no visible clues to those businesses here in Kator.
At my meeting, three of those adepts, made a illusionary image of Goharsis which I made business with. Where we came to an agreement, around the cobbler shop.
I made a pretty good deal, if I have any business sense. Taxes and former business debt first to be paid, when I have had some months to get the shop up and running.
Thou he did indicate that he had read my mind, not sure how I could get away with such great a deal, if he had done that. Thou it worries me that he knows my secret.

And with the help from Lord Goharsis employees, it didn’t take more than a week to get Unlucky Joe up from Serenity to run my shop. He is relatively cheap but dependable worker. His luck just not been with him, in his business ventures in Serenity and surroundings.
And with the town being without Cobbler for quite some time, orders quickly lined up. Especially the town guard was eager to get there boots repaired and improved. But will still take a bit of time, before the business will turn a profit.

Well also had some time to getting some strength into my old muscles. All this walking around, moving crates, weapon training have brought some vitality back in my old bones.
So feel comfortable in Scale armor, a decent shield on my arm and heavier weaponry in my hands, than my old rapier.
Guess I still can become a warrior, if need be.

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Bremner: Day in the Life
Skeletal Werewolves?

Sho we all (save theee Druid) deshided to go exploring the local area. All went shurrrprisingly well. Everyone managed to forage for food, notice any dangers. We gained much knowledge of the local area. The only interesting thing found was when we were ambushed by, of all shings… skeletal werewolves!!

I honestly thought I had entered a nightmare!! Our weapons were blunted by the undead nature of the creatures, but we finally did manage to wear them down and chop them to pieces. This MUST be entered into a report. We also found a ruins that we would like to explore at shum future date. Jig managed to do a scpectacular job of marking our path back. More later.

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