The True Dreamers
Tinnyens Journal First Entry
“If It Were Only A Dream”
Chapter 1:The Beginning of the Nightmare
One night, I awoke in a hall unlike any I had ever seen. I was told
that I was dreaming, yet this was the most vivid dream I have ever had.
I traveled down a hallway and when I passed through the shining door, I
found myself in a world unlike any I had ever seen. I saw 2 Huge
Elementals, one water and one Earth. We choose to first investigate a
cave that was near where we appeared. Our group doesn’t trust me, yet I
trust Bahamut placed them in my path for a reason.
While in the cave we fought 4 separate creatures. Once we destroyed
them, they turned into orbs. Upon investigation we discovered a box
into which the orbs fit. Once we close the box a new orb appeared. I
decided to try to pick it up but instead it became part of my essence.
I am now able to command the elementals. Looking back I should have
commanded them to follow the orders of my new allies.
After passing the 4 elementals, we came upon the city of Long Shadow.
In turn for safety our group decided to serve in protecting the town.
Although some of us decide to protect the town because the undead threat
was large and we felt they could use the help.
On the first night we spent on the wall of Long Shadow, we saw several
Goblins and Skeletons that attempted to attack the city. In only a few
minutes we were able to annihilate the would be conquers. We spent the
rest of the night waiting for more, but the protection of Bahamut
ensured our rest and safety.
We spent two more uneventful nights on the wall. Afterward we were
given coins which were our proof of our steadfast defense of the town.
These coins gave us permission use the towns resources and also began
to give us the trust of the townsfolk.
Sammeal and I talked to the Preservers Guild about the history of the
town and the decline of the region into its current state of Chaos. We
taught the town Preserver about a ritual that would help him with his
transcribing of history and other information with less effort and more
accuracy. Upon doing so, he invite us both to join. Later we decided
that it would be in best interest of our allies and the service of our
respective god to join.
While talking to the townsfolk, we discovered a rat infestation. So to
not allow the rats to spread disease, our allies decide we should
eliminate the threat within the town. The central location of the
infestation was under the tavern. We arrived in the cellar and a gust
of wind carrying the scent of feces and rotten food seemed to go by my
face. Before us was a huge swarm of rats. Though they attempted to
attack us, they were no match for our collective skill. After searching
for the reason for the gust of wind, I found a passage that lead to an
underground passage. Upon informing my allies, we told the barmaid and
then went back to investigate this area.
We first stumbled upon a Spider that was almost as large as us. It got
the drop on us, literally. However within seconds, we smashed it under
our heel. After turning to look in another area of the caverns, we
found a group of rather large rats and dire rats. Though it took us a
few moments to fight and kill these vile creatures, we were successful.
Behind them was a pipe that was broken and apparently where the rats
were coming from. We managed to seal it with the now dead spider’s
webs. Then we placed rocks in front of the pipe to obscure it and ensure
that time will not allow the rats to come back. I decided also to leave
a message that there is a pipe behind the wall and to not remove the
debris that is now blocking access to it.
While looking around we found a few traps, the first one we managed to
disarm. Then we came upon a deep pit full of water which seemed to be
the drinking source for the town. It was stagnate and would breed
disease if not remedied soon. Further down was a trap that was in set
off by my lack of judgment. This cause an ally to be hurt. While the
trap was resetting I tried to destroy it, yet my lack of judgment on
the matter set it off yet again. Again my ally was hurt more. Though
this time the trap was unable to reset ever again. I was very proud
that no one would ever be hurt again by the trap, however later I felt
much remorse for causing my ally harm.
Further in we found a group of goblins hiding under the town. They were
ready for us, however they didn’t attack. I knew these were not the
same goblins that attacked the town. I decide to try and reason with
them to see if they would take a peaceful solution rather than fight.
However the zealots in my group decided to just attack them. As a
result they attacked us back. However I continued to try and reason
with them. Thankfully before innocent life was lost, we came to an
agreement that they would leave, and we would seal off the area.
Upon getting up to the town, we report what we found. We also found
that for some time the town has been without running water. We decided
that we should find out why the water has stopped flowing and if it can
be fixed. When Sammael and I became Preserves we were granted access to
a vast Library. We search until Sammeal discovered a hidden room.
Inside was the information we sought after and a magical rod.
We asked around town about what people heard about the rods and showed
what we carried. Since we had already found one with the information
about the water system, we needed to find two more. We managed to
stumble across one being carried by a tormented soul. His sanity has
been lost or what ever the “Purple” is that he speaks of could be a
enemy we could encounter or worse yet it could be a little of both.
Only time will tell.
Through further inquiries we discovered that one of the rods was used
by a man that ran off to go hunt a dire badger. He obviously lacked
skill or forethought since he never returned. So we went looking for
this dire badger that he sought after. After only a little ways into
our search area, we picked up on the path of a dire badger. We followed
the trail to a small cave. The opening was only big enough for one
person and they had to crawl to get in. Sure enough the cave had a dire
badger and some familiar looking goblins lay dead in the cave while
being nibbled upon by the dire badger’s young. Though the beast
attacked us first, we still managed to out do it in every aspect. It
was a challenging yet weak opponent.
Upon searching through the bones of the many dead we managed to find
the last rod we were looking for and a lost ritual book of the
Preservers. When we left the cave we found one of the goblins from the
city. He told us about the orcs and some minions in around and at the
second tower along the mountain path. Seems also there are some orcs
also in the Field of the Fallen. They may be planning an attack. The
question is whether it be by day or by night. Most of the guard would
be ready for a night attack, however if they attack during the day
unaware the casualties could be great. Also the orcs armies are lead by
three dark elves. Whether it is three per army or three total is yet to
be seen but seems that there is one that is the leader of the three.
After our short conversation the goblins moved into the new vacated
piece of property.
We returned to town informed the Preservers of the found ritual book.
We gave it to head of the order in the town and he began translating it
for us. He hopes soon to begin teaching the town the new ritual or
at least those with the ability or desire to learn.
We also informed the militia about the acquisition of the three rods of
the sluice gate. They escorted us to the control room and then we
activated the water system. Hopefully, now the town will thrive with the
irrigation system. The disease that would have killed the town will now
After completing that the town council meet with us and asked us to
contact SilverSlag. Although to get to the that city we will have to
also pass by the towers and an army of orcs. This won’t be an easy task
and someone needs to deal with the army that is in the Field of the
Fallen as well. Seems that the choice of which to do first won’t be
easy and most likely won’t be my choice. Such is the fate of all that
turn from wickedness to embrace Bahamut. Maybe one day I can be
forgiven for the misdeeds of my foolish youth. Oh what choices will the
next day bring?
Only time will tell.