Kingmaker Adventure Path

2nd of Sarenith

We returned to the southern fort. We planned to climb the west wall after nightfall, to take the fort by surprise. The surprise was turned on us as shallow graves gave up the dead in them. As corpse after corpse rose, bandits gathered on the ramparts to watch us battle. One by one, they gathered on the wall and took aim on us. Arrows from above and corpses from below, this night lost. I managed to claim the lives of a few and lost my tomahawks in the process. Katara conjured a giant orb of water and sent the final undead back to their graves. This attack is lost. We shall return to take the fort another night.

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31st of Desnus

Oleg’s Trading Post. The worn sign has become a familiar landmark in this vast land. A place of refuge against the wilds beyond the walls. And these peoples I journey with, varied as they are, have become family to me. Nix Holystone acts as one of formal education and elegant speech no matter the challenge before us. Katara Hakoda, the young, sweet girl that I have taken as my charge. I believe her older than she appears; her knowledge and abilities exceeds one so young. And then there is Wade… At times annoying and devilishly cunning at others. When he place a broad-brimmed straw hat on the dead troll and sent it afloat in a row boat, I swore it must have been fever from my injuries. He began singing a festive tune in a foreign tongue as the creature floated away. Different as they may be, they are my tribe and I must do right by them.

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25th of Desnus

We avoided a fort set on a hill and overlooking a great lake to continue our exploring of the southern borders of our charge.

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23rd of Desnus

A troll blocked our path. Wade yelled for evasive maneuvers and jumped past a tree. I attacked the creature that the others may go unnoticed. The foul beast hit hard. Vision blurred and for a moment I thought there to be a second troll. I fell at the creature’s feet. I know not what happened next, save that I awoke in Katara’s hands. Truly a gifted healer.

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20th of Desnus

Death and rot took hold of a forest clearing. The cause is a dead unicorn, desecrated and left for dead, its horn broken and missing. Katara inspected the creature. There are no visible wounds and its eyes are milked over, blind at the time of death. The entire area feels me with unease. There is evil magic at foot here. Those who did this shall pay for destroying such a sacred creature. I built a funeral pyre and commended the poor creature’s spirit back to the gods that gave it breath. The Spirit Father is in all things and gives us breathe. The Earth Mother gave birth to us; she nourishes us; that which we put into the ground shall return to us. May the ashes of this sacred creature be spread across the winds and replenish the lands.

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18th of Desnus

We returned to Bokken to deliver him his prize and set off to Oleg’s. I foresee it will be an uneventful endeavor.

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15th of Desnus

Yelping came from a hunter’s pit. We eased forward, but the ground gave way. Nix managed to jump to safety, but his horse, Katara, and I were once again in harm’s way. The thylacine was mad with hunger and Katara had not fully healed from the spiders. She fell quickly. I made myself the target and matched the fierceness of the crazed beast. Today, the gods favored me. I slung one end of my rope around Katara’s chest and climbed out of the pit, only to pull Katara out after I had secured stable footing. There was no way to pull Nix’s horse out of the pit. I did the deed. The beast did not suffer.

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14th of Desnus

We found the fabled fangberries Bokken spoke of. The patch is over grown with brambles, and spiders have nestled in the thicket. We began to pick berries. Fools us all! The spiders we neglected as we trampled their webs, swarmed over us. Nix used a magic stick and flames spread forth. The spiders retracted as the briars caught fire. But as such, the berries we were after were in danger of the flames. Katara weaved here magics and wet the flames with a splash of water that cracked like a whip. I foolishly swung my axe into the thick of the swarm to no effect. Engulfed in spiders, flames rose up from behind me. I turned. The magic stick laid on the ground and Wade pointed at Nix. I do not believe Nix was behind the attack, but I have no proof. Katara was afflicted by the spiders’ poison. I could not cure her, but I did what I could to aid in her healing. Nix provided a tonic and searched her coin purse for payment. Almost a kind gesture, but the aid was well received.

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9th of Desnus

Return to Oleg’s. Great tales will be spun and woven together over the heads we have brought him. Our time here is short as the wilderness calls us back.

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7th of Desnus

A marsh lies in the middle of the forest. Two well-worn buildings jut from within these stagnant waters. As we approach, a boggard and its slurk appeared from the ruins. The boggard commanded us to stop. Unusual for such a hostile creature. Nix attempted to talk to the creature and Katara had seen that it was hurt. Wade evaded my attempt to grab him, so I returned to the horses. Hopefully the half-man does not make this worse for Katara. By my axe, no harm will come to her from those that travel with us. Wade called out to me to bring the tatzlwyrm heads. I know not his reasoning, but I did as ask. Katara and Nix seemed to be awaiting the trophies and the boggard croaked, what I gather is a laugh. He croaked out “Snake die. Snake die.” So, he does speak a few words in the Common tongue. Nix told me that we have free passage through Garuum’s kingdom.

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