Crusader Nodfod Journal

Day 47

Crusader Golin and I have discovered what we believe to be the crypt of the ancient Haggle Baron Dalnir. It would seem as though the babble of the goblin slave we caught and tortured turned out to be accurate.

Unfortunately we must rest and plan our route into the depths of this beast. It is filled with very dangerous creatures. Hopefully we can overcome the odds and find the final resting place of the Visceral Dagger and the Grand Forge.

Blast! This IS the Crypt of Dalnir. We found the entrance which had the ancient Haggle Baron’s name upon it. How foolish of the crypt keepers! The Crypt is filled with croaks from many races. They seem to be in some sort of trance and far more powerful then they appear. We were about to enter the main tomb when we were assaulted by the horde. Crusader Golin sustained a major gash on his shoulder. Before I could cauterize his wound, blood flowed all over, even this entry. Tomorrow we shall try to enter the main tomb.

Day 49

We finally had an opportunity to make a run into the main tomb, but just as we had the sarcophagus in our sights, we fell through a trap door hidden on the floor. We fell into what appears to be the true Crypt of Dalnir and also a haven for coerced sarnak! They were upon us in no time. We ran, but found ourselves in an unholy church. We fought our way out, but just as we broke through, Golin’s skull was punctured by what appeared to be a rusted Crusader’s khukri. I am now in hiding, praying to any god.

Day 49 Eve

The gods were listening. After many hours of hiding, it appears the beasts have gone to perform some sort of dark ritual in the church we found earlier. I could hear the screams of a sacrifice and the chant of some unknown tongue. I did a reconnaissance of this level and found no way out. The walls had tombs built into them as mortuaries do. None of the doors would open, but I did find one. I slid the sarcophagus out with much effort. Before I could attempt to open it I was scared off by noises within the drawer.

Day 50

What have I gotten myself into? Soon I shall be dead. After finding the secret passage through the drawer, I found myself in a pit of evil. I crept through the shadows and came upon a locked door. I am no rogue. The door opened and a beast walked out, I spied the Grand Forge! Perhaps, also, a way to escape this madness. There must a key around here somewhere! On the beasts perhaps. Even fragments which I could piece together would do. I shall have to face great evil once more. Gods be with me once more.

Day 55

I have made my way past many locked doors and encountered great hordes of evil. The forge is here. Unfortunately I have learned that the dagger is fragmented in the crypt. I lost much in here. My good friend and along with him the shard which may be a piece to a larger puzzle, the khukri, Greenmist. I could never get that back. I would need to speak with the Brood and obtain a Crusader Coffin. But should I return to Cabilis without the dagger, Qyzar would torture me. No! Here shall be my last stand!



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