Campaign of Awesomeness

Stormcloud is EVERYTHING
Like literally everything

What a fucking night.

Ok, let me backtrack. We left Arjhan’s dumb cold cave house and headed back down the mountain with prisoners and allies. I made the snow be less like snow. It was glorious.
Not quite as glorious, however, as reaching the bottom of the mountain and seeing GRASS AGAIN. (Oh, in between there we stopped at the other Dragonborn area – the one with ACTUAL houses – and spoke to some elders and stuff. Idk, I kind of tune out when the dragons are talking but I think we did a good thing.) So the grass, right. Amazing. Beautiful. Still cold as fuck, but sooo much better than snow. I grew a bunch of flowers and made a flower crown and it was gorgeous. Father would be proud.
We headed down towards Stormcloud and ran into a lovely Druid woman, Yukura. She accompanied us to Stormcloud and let me tell you – it was very very nice to be in the presence of another Druid. The travelers I’m with are alright, but they just don’t get it. There’s a certain ease when talking to someone of the Druidic arts. Yukura has a way about her that is comforting and vaguely nostalgic. She spoke with Ithilya and Nara and something very strange is up with my fox. I’ve suspected it for a while now, but it’s really starting to become apparent. But I don’t want to dwell on that now, not when there are far better things to write about.
So Stormcloud, right. Incredible. A large gathering of Druid folk, singing, dancing, worshiping, drinking… I’ve been to many Druid Circle Gatherings and this one lived up. It’s been so long, though, so the hype was exponential. I quickly shucked my traveling clothes in favor of my Circle attire. (Had to leave the boots on, though. Too fucking cold.)
The night quickly progressed into a festival of life and nature. I had far too much moonshine, but you know me and the moon….
Anyway. The combination of alcohol and festivities and proximity to truly wonderful people led me to some… unexpected activities. I was intimate with a human woman. My first experience of this sort, ever, in all my 120 years. It was…. fuck. I can barely remember it, if I’m being honest. But I recall enjoying it. The morning was awkward. But I’ll live.

We have two more nights until the full moon and I’m eagerly anticipating them. These people are wonderful and I’m lucky to have found them. I haven’t been this happy in a while.

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Whoa.

These past few days have been… involved. While venturing further up the hideous frozen mountaintop of Verthicha Peak, we discovered what appeared to be a small cottage. Upon further inspection, we found an old Dwarf living inside. She seemed nice enough, but we were all somewhat suspicious. Upon EVEN FURTHER inspection, it turned out that our collective apprehension was not without reason. This BITCH turned out to be none other than the hag that took Arjhan’s arm. Why. Why. Why couldn’t she have just been a nice old lady. I hate everything.

Anyway.

We fought her, she ran away, it was uneventful. I got some poison and herbs from her creepy lair before lizard boy blasted the place. But she’ll be back, and I am NOT looking forward to that encounter. She’s so ugly. I don’t want to have to look at her again.

Speaking of ugly. Our prisoner – apparently his name was Jorrick? Irrelevant – is dead. Which is good, because like the hag, he was a damn eyesore. Why can’t we fight something pretty??

And SPEAKING of pretty things that are also evil – we made it to the peak of the mountain and discovered the source of the lights: crystals with humanoids inside. What?? Who thinks of this shit? Regardless, I was glad it was finally something aesthetically pleasing for once. Horrifying, but pretty. I also wish some of the crystal had been salvageable but sadly it was not. In addition to the humanoids – one of whom was Arj’s sister; that was a situation – the crystals were filled with this gross boily liquid. Ugh. I mean, suuuuper evil but like… also gross. So no hope of keeping any.

(About Arj’s sister. She was alive, thank gods, and we managed to stabilize her. Luckily I have training in medicine and healing. My pixie dust came in handy, too. She’ll be ok.)

After rescuing the trapped folk, we knelt down to pray. A half-elf we rescued told us it was a holy place. The Clouded Eye is really fucking important shit up. Deranged fuckers…. Anyway. The site must have been EXTREMELY holy, because all of us had visions of our gods (or founders/random people we’ve never met?? I don’t know what the hells was up with the old lady’s vision….) who praised us for our service and gave us information about our families. It was moving and extremely validating.

Best part of all this? Now that this light is down, we can get the FUCK off this mountain. I can’t wait to hug a tree that has actual LEAVES on it. And roll around in some flowers. Mmmmmmmmm

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In over my head

We continued up the mountain and it soon started getting very cold. Deciding we needed to stay somewhere we began looking for shelter and a few of us (me included) spied a shelter up a head. We sent Eldon in to talk as he is the least threatening of us and he seemed to really hit it off with her. Her being the old dwarf lady who owned the cottage. When we all started talking to her we began realizing that things she was saying didn’t fit. She then transformed into her true identity of the night hag Morgan Bonemuncher taker of arms and maker of deals.
She began offering each of us deals and I certainly wasn’t going to take mine. Although at the time I did she she could have their baby if she wanted it something happened later which has forced me to rethink that. Anyways before that happened and even before she offered Eldon anything Arj (of course he did ) attacked her. It was a difficult fight made all the more so because my Halberd really wasn’t giving the satisfying smack it normally does. Elf told me later that I need to get some silver on it so that’’s the next goal in town for me.
We still managed to corner her through strategic placement though Arj continued acting odd by sitting down randomly in front of her at one point and asking me not to attack her. Maybe she hit him with a spell or something. The fight ended when Eldon knocked her to the ground and then Delwyn lay on her as a bear. She poofed out of the hut and we were left on our own with just the creepy things all over the walls.
That night I had a crazy dream. I was in Phog Tine and there was this little half elf girl running around asking me to play with her. When I caught up to her she turned into a night hag and then I woke up. I then found a vial of my Uncle’s blood on her shelf. Feels like I’ll be seeing old bonemuncher again at this point.
The next day we hiked to the top of the mountain and found 9 crystals in a circle. When we broke them people began spilling out one of who was Arj’s sister. We managed to save a few of the people and then joined an the old half elf who had been in the crystals to pray. I don’t even know what happened then. I had a vision and saw the Allfather and Hugin and Munin he praised me and lifted me up from where I knelt. Does that mean it was more then a vision? He told me I should go South and that the child was innocent though my Aunt and Uncle were not. All I know is we need to take care of the lights. If those people are in constant pain something needs to be done about it. Hopefully Odin can help point the way for me.

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Today

Kalith is alive. Bahamut is real. My family is safe. SOBS

Also that bitch Morgan will fucking die.

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Del's Poetry #2

Life was
A bliss I didn’t know
I was experiencing.

Warmth;
Light.

But now – alas!
Darkness has overtaken me:

Bright,
White
Darkness.

Chilling,
Killing
Darkness.

Set,
Wet
Darkness.

Someone save me
Before I forget
The warmth.

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I'm surrounded by idiots who want to kill me
I think they need therapy

I finally found them—the sole adventurers stupid enough to want to investigate the lights! This does seem like a death-bound mission, but at this point, there is no other choice. It has gone to the point that I am willing to sacrifice my life to get one good night’s sleep. I hope the wizard chokes on a furball, that’s how much help he has been to me. Though I would be saddened—-that I would miss watching him choke on pieces of his own friends! Hahahaa. Maybe I should try sneaking furballs into his food if I ever get back from this mess.

Arj- He seems to have some deep trust issues. And I think he is overly racist against rogues and wizards. His relationship to his sister is strained, so I sense some familial issues there. I wonder what is up with him? Verdict: Desperately needs a girlfriend. And some sensitivity training. Maybe I should set him up with someone.

Del- Seems to be very charming. Too charming. I saw how heshe talked to that prisoner. HeShe seemed to largely ignore me. I think we are off to a good start. Seems overly fond of boots. Maybe went barefoot as a child? Verdict: Needs therapy.

Garrick- Also seems overly fond of boots. Oddly fond of ugly prisoner. Seemed vaguely nice. Will try to test this. He is much bigger than he was when he was four. He was kind of annoying when he visited last. I dislike children. Verdict: He is still a little squirt.

Eldon- He seems to have some convincing power over Arj, and has been largely on my side, in comparison to the rest of the group. I wonder what makes him less antagonistic? Don’t ask questions. Don’t ask questions. Verdict: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Prisoner- Man he is ugly. No wonder he joined the clouded eye, they are probably the only people who would interact with him. I kind of want to poke him, but then I remember that no one trusts me. Verdict: Kind of makes me gag. Should I put a wig on him and set him up with Arj?

Woman Arj- At least it’s not genetic. She accepted my scarf!!! Definitely should have played more of a role in Arj’s upbringing. Are they really from the same parents?

Knitting update:
After having gotten rid of the scarf, I think I will start working on knitting some sweaters for the party. They may be useful for if the lights get too hot. Stupid lights. Stupid Stupid zombies. One of them hit me! And I killed the other one. No one made a comment on my extreme cleverness and bravery. I am sorely offended. I wonder if the wizard has ever killed a zombie?
Wizard: 0
Clara: 1
HAHAHHAHAHAHAAA That shows him!

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Bracers Boots and an Old lady

Arj really hates new people. He left me in charge of the old lady while he went to go and talk to Eldon (presumably about his dislike for old people) She and I started talking though and it turns out I met her when I was little. Or at least saw her, she spent most of her time just ranting at the old wizard my dad made me visit with him. Like I said earlier she wants to help us kill the lights so the more the merrier I say (Arj disagrees).
We then decided to walk back up the mountain with our prisoner in tow. He woke up once I dragged him through some snow banks but then he was mouthy about the MOTFT and Eldon knocked him back out. I suppose he intended to ask him all the questions later but I don’t know why he started talking to him in the first place just to knock him out again. Besides usually we have Arj for that.
We arrived at Girl Arjs workplace and she told us what our magical items do. The bracers are useful but I can’t see us using the ring so I want to go somewhere and sell it and get new things. We also have a scroll none of us can use so maybe sell that too. When we questioned the prisoner I dunno what Eldon did when he hit him but by Odin’s spear he is an unfortunate looking fella. He gave us more information between angrily yelling at Eldon though including that Celrane has bosses and that there are multiple cells of the clouded eye. This might take a big longer then I thought to finish up. Also Eldon and I told Girl Arj all his stories about sleeping in garbage and lady gemmeth chatting. She was highly amused. Arj was not for some reason.
When we awoke the next day we learned we had two ways to get up the mountain which were taking the caves or just going right up. When Arj told us that the hag lady who took his arm was in one of them I was not going in them. My nursemaid used to tell me all kinds of stories about monsters and hags were some of the worst. We voted by majority to travel up the mountain and a few hours in Eldon saw figures in the distance. I knew that only clouded eye and monsters would be up the mountain so I started to charge. The rest of the party disagreed but charged with me. A good thing they did too as the figures turned out to be zombies. We killed them and then it was discovered that these were people Eldon and Elf had ran into before. Elf grabbed the boots off one but I knew they must be magical and argued with Elf over them for a while. Eventually I let Elf take them but now he owes me a magical item favor so it’s worth it. Although I guess if we sell the ring and I buy a magical weapon that counts too? I should have grabbed Dad’s polearm from Kisorbefore running away when the army got annihilated but I wasn’t going to wait around when the change to run arose. I wonder if he’s still around somewhere…. Either way I hope we finish up this task soon as despite my wolf pelt it’s fucking freezing up here.

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Snow is the LITERAL WORST

If we spend one more fucking day in the snowy wasteland I will bite someone’s head off. And I mean this quite literally; my Dire Wolf form is excellent for biting things. It’s also great for preventing me from feeling the effects of the cold wet MONSTROSITY that is snow. The only benefit to being up here is my proximity to Stormcloud, where I’ll get to converse with other Druids for the first time in a while. I can’t remember when my last circle gathering was. I hope they’re a Moon circle, but I’ll take what I can get. These past few days have been absolute dung. Battles, battles, more battles. Battles IN THE SNOW. Again, Dire Wolf form comes in very handy. And we got nicely “paid” today so that’s a plus. But I’d still rather be sitting in a Druid circle somewhere TROPICAL or at least temperate where I can grow flowers, inhale the smoke of my special flowers, and relax. Maybe this mountain has a hot spring…

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If a clouded eye member dies in the forest do they make a sound?

Spoiler. They do and it is loud and screamy. We arrived at the house around midday. The dragonborn hunters, delwyn, and the smaller sorcerer went around the house to scout it. It had a backdoor, lots of windows and someone chopping wood outside. We made a plan that Arj would cast sleep on him and if it worked we would drag him out and question him. We should have made a better plan if it didn’t work because it did not work at all. He resisted and began screaming and suddenly we were in combat. I fought like an einherjar, I swear I could almost feel Odin’s blessing on me. I don’t think I’ve ever fought better. I killed Celrane by smashing his head in with my halberdand a few other members while injuring the majority of them. Arj almost died when he ran through the house by himself (I don’t know why he keeps insisting on running off on his own. Guy doesnt even wear armor) But luckily I let his brother know and his clanmates bailed him out. Eldon was also knocked out by black sparkly magic but I revived him and we finished off the last few together. I knocked out the last one so that we could question him. I wish I had spared Celrane but I couldnt risk him getting healed and also the asshole had it coming after what he cast on me. I took his staff in addition to the other loot and I think I’ll make it a sacrifice to Odin the next time I find a temple of his. We also found a good deal of gold and gems along with some magic bracers. Hopefully this is the first step to dealing with the clouded eye. I just hope they don’t have multiple cells of members elsewhere, i’m getting tired of running all over the mountain. Something that might help with that is this old lady that ran up to us after the battle. She knew all of our names and demanded that she be allowed to come with us and put out the lights because they were making it very difficult for her to sleep. Hopefully she is of use but I don’t think Arj likes her. Obviously the first thing we did when she walked up is cast a spell. I think I’ve seen 10 new people that he hasn’t cast a spell on since I’ve known him. Also she never gave us her name so like elf I guess her name is old lady.

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Breaking a wall and taking back honor

In retrospect I think Female Arj had something to do with us getting to the trial. I swear I saw her move her hand before they announced we could do it. In any case they told us the test was to get an orb out of an old dragonborns hand. However we were not allowed to hit him and he could not hit us. That was great for me because I had left off my armor due to it being a fucking fancy council meeting. Hopefully my signet ring won’t break in this it’s one of the two things I have left of Dads. The Old Dragonborn raised his fist and a huge sphere of stone erupted around him. We each tried to get in the best ways we knew how. Elf turned into a badger and tried to burrow under, Arj blasted it with magic, I whacked it with my halberd and Eldon tried to trick him. I still don’t know why he wouldn’t just punch the rock when he’s willing to punch armor but to each their own. In any case Delwyn burrowed under and charmed the old lizard and instantly the sphere dropped. Eldon then deciding to change tactics simply snatched the orb out of his claws. It was all very very impressive. The council then said a bunch of lizard talk and Arj roared and shot lightning into the air. I guess that mean’s we must have passed. After this they switched to common (thank Odin) and told us a bit more about the lights. Because Arj had passed the test they owed him some kind of honor thing and though female Arj could not accompany us his brother and some other clan members would. We would likely need them as we head towards a house where the clouded eye was last seen. Hopefully we can think of a good plan to scourge them out of the mountains once and for all.

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