Angel

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:

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

al’Zand curled up tighter into his bedroll clutching his head. The pain had subsided, but the conversation behind him ate at his conscious. He had messed up something. Something was wrong. Ghosts and darkness ebbed and flowed at his perpherials. 

ae’Nyx presses a cold hand to his forehead often as he stirs the pot on he’s brewing a floral foul smelling concoction. His cool touch is warming even as it chills his skin. He’s tender and those big purple flecked eyes bring a sense of calm. al’Zand smiles weakly at him.

He doesn’t listen to the conversation, his ears covered with his hands. ae’Nyx hands him a cup of tea. “It’ll help you sleep.” 

al’Zand takes a swallow and immediately feels more calm. A second and third, and he’s yawning himself to sleep.

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Research

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 10 + 3 = 13
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

It wasn’t hard to find the guild house. It wasn’t too far from the Sacred Horses. After insuring that his follower had been evaded Hadril made his way into the confines of the guild house of the Macabre Genesis. The building was a three story discreetly set building along the main drag of the Dock District.

He didn’t rest. The vial in his pocket burned at his mind and he set his will to figuring it out. It had something to do with boggle oil.

Hadril sat down at the nearest alchemy desk, dropping his gear on the floor beside him and set down to work. 

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Missing Compatriots

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 16 + 1 = 17
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

Miranda came stomping in and ae’Nyx didn’t answer his question. Though Miranda was grumpy and she felt different. A bit darker then when she came. Alushtas just shrugs.

“How do you know all this?” Alushtas asked.

ae’Nyx shrugged. “It came to me in a dream.”

“A dream taught you how to concoct a potion that what?”

“That removes the symptoms of the despair for 8 hours. But that wasn’t the reason, it’s just a side effect.”

“What did you intend it to do?” Alushtas asked as he watched the boy stirring the mixture with a spoon in his meal kit on a small fire on the meal kit lid.

“To help keep the dream away.”

“You said that already.” Alushtas said.

“I’d rather not…” ae’Nyx said.

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New Power

Dumia 21st, 1217

Initiative: 19 + 1 = 20
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’s thoughts ranged from how she could extract revenge on al’Zand, how to find Rosana again, or should she even, why did she care to how she could free her self from her patron?

A voice echoed in her head with a dissonant whisper I can free you.

“What?” Miranda said out loud. No one was near in these early hours thankfully.

The whisper sounded again I can free you. Save you from the dept you owe. See your child again.

The voice made promises. Miranda doubted the first, but the last was her ultimate wish. To see her son again. She whispered, “What do I need to do?”

Just accept

“I do.”

Miranda swooned with a rush of power as it flooded her veins. A new power arose inside and Miranda grinned with malintent. “Now what?” 

Rest my dear, all will come to light.

Miranda followed the instructions and went upstairs to their shared room. The boys were awake, the ugly creature was helping the dark elf with something in the corner. The strange boy was brewing something — the thing Rosana wanted. She’d left after he had given it to al’Zand.

al’Zand curled up on the floor in his bedroll and Miranda felt a pang of worry, but the new power inside tipped her into bed. “I need a few hours to sleep. Keep it down.” She said gruffly.

.

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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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