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  • Conditional Release

    Countless times I have walked this path. I know its every twist and turn. There is nothing but the path and the path leads to nothing. Thorman is urging me on, as though brave words and blind hope are all that's needed to escape. He knows nothing of …

  • Information and Opportunity

    The vampire lord congratulates us on our victory--it seems he was indeed toying with us, or "testing" as he prefers to call it. Strangely, he makes particular mention of me, and the way I avoided the attention of his troops. I can't say I'm particularly …

  • Outmatched and overwhelmed

    Magical transport has never quite sat right with me. One moment, we're all crowded into a tiny room. The next, we're in the desert, facing combat. No sense of transition, no time to survey the battlefield. A cursory glance is all I can afford, but it …

  • Deals not taken

    As we enter the tomb of the illusionist, I find myself at a loss for how to proceed. This is a place of pure magic, where even my keenly honed senses are of little use, and in fact may betray me entirely. Alton stays behind and I find myself envying him …

  • The Day

    We arrive immediately at the main event. Crowds of people cheering, celebrating, praising the God of Slaughter. It’s not surprising—people are easily led by anyone with the right words, particularly in trying times like these—but the lack of surprise …

  • The Fallen Mighty

    I awaken on a mossy field, exhausted. My head is pounding and my body aching. Good, I clearly suffered no damage from the fall, or whatever this was. A figure is standing over me. Locklear, offering his hand. Good, at least we weren't all separated. …

  • Counsel for the Defense

    I am a fraud. I live my life as the man who makes the hard choices. The one who does what is necessary, so others don’t have to. Willing to be seen as the bad guy by the very people I help. But here I am faced by a group of people, doing exactly what …

  • Interlude - Year One

    An instant. That's all it takes to change a life forever. A boy sees his parents slaughtered and grows up in the time it takes their bodies to hit the floor. A young man sees his everything go up in flames and sheds his life without a second thought. A …

  • Interlude - Year Two

    This world is, in many ways, unlike anything I have ever seen before. Blue men and women who bleed water and claim to be reborn upon death, in an endless cycle. Rivers of thick molten silver that slowly poison any who dare enter. Creatures that turn to …

  • Interlude - Year Three

    The next world I landed on was uninhabited. At least what I saw of it was. The portal opened to the middle of a damn forest. At least I figured out what Soni’s bracelet did pretty quick—it seemed to be some sort of traveler’s aid, reducing the need …

  • Interlude - Year 11

    I look in the mirror and I no longer see myself. This isn't metaphor--my face is truly no longer my own. _He_ is trying to claim my body for himself. I do not know how he can do this--I had hoped that the binding of Terra would have severed, or at …

  • Interlude - Year 7

    Following the leads I found led me to the plane known as Minor where I met a group of adventurers known as The Savior's Hand. The end result of that encounter has become known across the planes as the Moonfall Incident. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. …

  • Breaking Through

    Shit. Things are worse than I could ever have hoped. I had expected him to be waiting for me, but I didn't think he would be so prepared. I should have suspected when I saw his servant, the osyluth, but I was thrown by the children. Once again, my …

  • Square One

    My first day back on Terra was pretty much a wash. This new body is strange--just similar enough to what I'm familiar with that all the tiny little differences are readily apparent. Even the most simple of reflexes require my direct attention--and …

  • 6.0 - The Journey Darkens

    This trip does nothing but affirm the old wisdom about deals that seem too good to be true. In the past couple days I've nearly lost this weak body to living corpses, one of our carts has been damaged beyond our means to repair it, the horse pulling it …

  • 9 - ja vielleicht

    Morning of the eleventh day of our journey, tensions were at an all-time high. We were finally all together again, but the half-orc crew that had been hired alongside ourselves was dead, as was a woman Vodarr had saved from Valmire. The accursed dead …

  • 11 - Auspicious Arrival

    If I can claim to stand for anything, it's the fight against injustice--against those with power who exploit the innocent. It's this fight that has led me down the path I walk today. Lords mistaking their wealth for real power, kings overstepping their …

  • Ascension 1.0 - From Failure, Success

    Our search for Raxxon led us to one of his higher-level flunkies, who was holed up in a nearby factory of some sort. We went around the back in the hopes of ambushing him, but he managed to give us the slip. We gave chase, but as soon as he was out of …