The Missing Vial

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 1 + 1 = 2
Shadowfell Despair: 10 + 0 = 10

Tranquil Dose: 100+ (8 hours ago)
Tranquil Effect: 4 damage (next round 1d4+1)

ae’Nyx Riva

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight. A red comet will be visible throughout most of the night.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

Where is it? Where the fuck is it? I searched everything. Zand was hurting, but the pain would fade, but the despair returned stronger than the prior day and he was fighting it. That was the worst thing to do when the madness came.

He needed another dose. I frowned as I searched frantically for the vial of Tranquil. No one had seen it. 

Oog offered to help, but that would be three hours without a dose. I wasn’t sure I could survive three hours without falling unconscious. I didn’t want Kor-gyral to take over. 

I couldn’t watch as Zand writhed in the pain made worse by the madness. I nodded to Oog, “Yes. I need sticky oil. Can you produce some?”

Oog giggled gleefully and he went about preparing himself and I pulled out three empty vials from my pouch. “Fill these with the sticky oil.” I said to Rain.

He took the vials and watched curiously as I pulled out my mess kit, the tea mixture and found the pouch with my flammable items. I prepared the makeshift campfire and called upon the magic inside to pull the water pitcher from the night before to me to start making the tea. 

Oog went to a corner and he and Rain collected three vials of boggle oil. It stuck to everything and was hard to work with but they managed. Oog made more ease of it than Rain did. 

Oog handed me two of the three vials capped with the stoppers, Rain was struggling. “I’ll use that one, Oog can collect a third.” I said as I took the open vial from Rain and dumped it into the container. I sighed when I realized I wouldn’t have enough vials to store the entire batch. Vials were expensive.

Rain squatted down and watched me as I made the tea. “There is nothing left to do but wait.”

“The pain will pass in an hour. But the despair has taken hold in Zand.”

“I’m aware.” Rain said. “He must be susceptible.”

“He had it yesterday. And didn’t shake it this morning. This will help but it has drawbacks.”

“What kind?” Rain asked.

“The longer you take it the more you have to take it. I don’t think I’m strong enough, I might fall unconscious, and that is dangerous.”

I pulled again upon the magic inside and fortified myself. There wasn’t much more I could do. “But if I do, in three hours, give me one dropper full.” I tapped the pouch on my waist. “If Zand has a lucid moment after it’s made you can offer him the same.”

Rain nodded. “What exactly is your vocation?” 

I didn’t get a chance to answer as Mirada returned, there was a cold chill about her as she stepped inside. She stomped through the room drawing our attention to her.

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The Cursed Morning

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 5 + 1 = 6
Shadowfell Despair: 11 – 1 = 10 (15)
Effect: 6 – Madness
Flaw: “I don’t know what is real or not”

Tranquil Dose: 1 (8 hours ago)
Tranquil Effect: 3 damage (1 round)

al’Zand Elovar

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight. A red comet will be visible throughout most of the night.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

Rain woke me up kicking my feet and I groaned with pain. “Ow. My fucking head.” I curled up in my bedroll again.

Rain asked again, “Seriously what’s wrong?”

ae’Nyx jolted out of his bedroom and began searching his things. He looked frantic, clutching his head and then moving through his bags again. It hurt to look at him. My vision was blurred.

A cold hand brushed my cheek. “The pain will subside in an hour or so.” 

He looked up at Rain watching us with a grim smile. “The vial, I gave him last night. Where is it?”

Rain started looking under the bed and through my things. He frowned. “Rosana had it last I saw it.”

ae’Nyx growled. The creature in the corner watch and grumbled. “Help?”

The cool hand caressed my forehead and rubbed the back of my neck before he went to speak with the creature in that strange language they spoke. 

The door to our room opened and ghostly blur walked in. My head spun and I curled up against the bedroom. “Fuck!”

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Missing Compatriots

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 11 + 1 = 12
Shadowfell Despair: 16 + 2 = 18

Alushtas Maskan

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight. A red comet will be visible throughout most of the night.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

The boys slept and Alushtas fell into a soft slumber himself. The women never returned. No footsteps padded across the floor in the middle of the night. The world woke with a new dawn and Alushtas was awake with the crowing of the far off rooster. 

It was a bright new day. The loom of the leech was felt but the despair of his homeland slide from his skin. He rolled his things back into his backpack and kicked the feet of the boys lying on the floor.

“The women are gone.” The bed were made still and there was no sign of the redheads gear. Miranda’s things still lay in a pile. “I don’t think they slept here last night. I don’t want to belittle their initiative, but I’m certain they never returned after you went to sleep.”

The boys roused slowly though they both looked a little pained. “What’s wrong?” he asked.

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Renewed Vigor

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 15 + 1 = 16
Shadowfell Despair: 11 + 0 = 11

Miranda Elovar

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight. A red comet will be visible throughout most of the night.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

Miranda followed Rosana until she slipped down the dark alleyway. The darkness obscured her vision, but the woman just vanished from sight. 

She walked the streets of Ashbourne waiting until the early hours of dawn before returning to the Sacred Horses Inn and finding a table in which to eat a measly breakfast of porridge. She still had a job to do, and exacting payment from al’Zand would become her top priority. He would pay for slighting her. And her patron would get what he desired and more.

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Changeling

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 18 + 3 = 21
Shadowfell Despair: 3 + 1 = 4
Effect: 4 – Dread
Flaw: “I am convinced that this place is going to kill me.”

Hadril Copperforged

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight. A red comet will be visible throughout most of the night.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

Down the stairs and out into the night, Rosana ran. It wasn’t exactly fleeing, but she had what she needed and the boy didn’t matter. 

Footfalls behind her alerted her to being followed and she ducked into the darkened alley where she concentrated on her form. The muscles in her body shifted slight, the bones realigned. Some lengthened and others shrank, where she had been tall and lithe like an elf, Rosana now looked like a dwarf with a stocky build and a graying beard. 

Hadril Copperforged stepped out of the other side of the alley at a slow walk carrying the prized vial in his oversized hand. A smile spread across his lips as the footsteps faded from his ears and now Hadril was free to find the guild house. He needed to be gone from this vile place. It’s darkness was seeping into his bones.

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Nightmares

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 1 + 1 = 2
Shadowfell Despair: 17 + 0 = 17

ae’Nyx Riva

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Ashbourne

The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

Sleep didn’t immediately take me. It never did. I had learned long ago to fake sleep so my mother wouldn’t hurt me, or make things worse. I felt the eyes on me. All those eyes watching me, and only one set seemed at all to care. And only one I cared about.

But it was the dreams where Kor spoke to me. He tormented my dreams when he couldn’t walk free. He raved about killing the blue-eyed man. He wanted to suck the soul from those eyes and make the power his. Kor was an evil man. 

The supply of Tranquil was running low and he had to make more. There was no telling what happened to the remainder of the vial he’d given Zand, the red head seemed interested in the vial more so than himself. It wouldn’t be the first time an alchemist tried to pry the recipe from him. But it was nothing he could give them, nothing he could do. Part magic, part concoction, all came from the Shadowfell itself to remove it’s taint as if you were part of the fell. 

Kor’s torment continued… until the dawn light shone through the window.

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