Haunted One

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 2 + 1 = 3
Shadowfell Despair: 17 + 0 = 17

ae’Nyx Riva

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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

It was so real. Like it was only yesterday when I opened my eyes and found the broken and bloodied body of my mother. The only person I knew in my entire life, and the woman who locked me up for my safety. At least that was what she said as she spat in my food and shoved it through the grate in the door.

I should feel relieved, except for the blood on my hands. Kor-gyral had freed me in the way the thing knew how — by shredding her body with my fingernails, snapping her neck with my hands. The aftermath haunts my dreams. Sleep is no longer restful, not that it ever was in Diremore, and even less so on the road to Ashbourne. I had to get away from there.

I didn’t even bother to make another vial of Tranquil before I left, and I regretted that the closer I got to Ashbourne. I had 5 days worth left or Kor-gyral would take over again. I shuddered to think what he might do if released into a town of so many.

Locked in a room, he could only hurt me. At least until he broke out. I wasn’t sure why he took the Tranquil willingly. Maybe it was just knowing he’d torture me with he had done — what I had done.

Ashbourne was with in sight and my body was weary with exhaustion. But 5 days of Tranquil wasn’t enough. I didn’t like being so low. But I was so tired. I had collected the plants I would need to make the potion, but I Boggle’s didn’t like the wilderness, not enough mischief and mayhem to be had. And we were getting further from the Leech with each step we took to Ashbourne. There had to be a better way to get sticky Boggle oil. If only I had a Boggle who would supply me. I tired of capturing them, sometimes even having to kill them as they tried to flee for their lives. I needed their oil. But either way I wouldn’t let withdrawal rekindle Kor-gyral’s hold on me. Not again. If ever if I could help it.

What should ae’Nyx do?

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  1. Befriend a Boggle
  2. Capture a Boggle
  3. Find a place to stay
  4. Hole up in a corner to sleep

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