Personal Journal of Aiden Grayson III

Riseday, Second Day or Forlitorn thru Illumiday, The 12th Day of Forlitorn during the Season of Labor During the Third Year of the Black Sun Knight…

As I travel back to my home I have decided to keep a record of events about my most recent adventures. I am returning from a journey that has involved The other birthrights and I, This stop at home was not planned. The reason I return is to inquire about the Dark Elves we encountered on our way to Mystown. It has brought up many questions I can not answer, Like “Why are they here? How did they get this far into Ytaerreth without being noticed? Do they pose a threat?…”. These questions and many more must be answered, so I decided to leave my companions and head home to speak with my father. I pray that he may shed some light on this situation and help ease my concerns. I also need to discuss with my family the promise I gave to Natasha and to explain who she is. We may also be on the verge of war with a Liche who has taken control of the Mulgarian Nation. I vow to help Natasha reclaim her sovereign nation and become rightful Queen. I will ask the other Birthrights to aid me in this but will not expect them to get involved.

Shamyth watch over me and my companions I believe we will need your guidance…. The vision I received has shaken me but I do not fear the future…

*The 9th Day of Egoratorn
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The past few days have been a little more eventful then I would have thought them to be, my traveling companions arrived yesterday to my surprise. I will return to this after I note what has transpired in the meetings with my father. Upon arriving home I requested a closed door meeting to discuss what has happened in these past weeks and to find out more about the Elves from Winterstone. I am beyond frustrated with how my father doesn’t want to act on these intruders of our nation and believes it is of no threat. Even after they blatantly attacked me and my companions and apparently have been crossing into Mulgaria by my guess. I have also learned a bit about the war in Highguard and the knight Vaynard, I understand I cannot get involved but something inside of me just doesn’t feel right with the situation…
The meeting I had with Vaynard, Braxus, Xing and Natasha has just strengthened my beliefs that those Damn Elves are going to be more than a thorn in my side! Also after having a private discussion with Vaynard I am truly sure that the war in Highguard will become a greater task then once thought for all that are and may become involved. To note my father has also accepted Natasha into our home and will allow her to be trained, but…. He is against me doing anything to help her reclaim Mulgaria.. we will see how long that lasts…. I do not believe this was the Dealing of the Gods but of one Demented Prince with hunger for power…
Tomorrow we ride forth to Debron to complete our quest for the Oracle but even as I write thes words something is very unsettling about this…

The 11th Day of Egoratorn.

Much has happened in the past few days…. My heart is torn into too many directions and decisions must be made. As we traveled we encountered an army of Artificer’s heading to Highguard to aid in the war against the Orcs (what I believed to happen is already starting). After a minor discussion they helped us to arrive to Debron by teleportation, this was greatly appreciated as we still had many days of travel left. Upon arriving we sought out Ophylia and then the Oracle…. (Ophylia was quite ill..). We met with them both eventually in the Temple where we were told another Prophecy… this prophecy coinsided with what I had seen but seemed to be from a different perspective. I decided it was time to tell the party what I had been shown…
We Left Ophylia with the Oracle while we convened…
Near the end of our meeting and after discussing all the information we had been given we began to hear loud cheering. As Vaynard stood and looked out the window . he yelled to us to take up our arms and follow. Upon getting outside I noticed Ophylia on a flying ship, this could not be but horror began to wash over me. Upon entering the Temple from the rear, the front was locked, we found the Oracle dead by what seemed to be Ophylia. We soon found out the true horror…. It was the Lich. Natasha acted hastely as this was a mother figure to her…. But with her anger she did strike true and I believe it stunned the creature, but not for long. He did react be striking her a painful blow but worse…. She aged..
Before my eyes Natasha went from a innocent girl to a full grown woman… I wept for her inside as her innocence was now forever lost. Braxus retaliated with such furry that the Lich exploded, I rushed to Natasha to heal and cover her…. Upon awaking I was glad to see she was ok all be it confused.. we supplied her with armor and helped her dress…. That is when I realized The Prophecy was upon us…
She arose in a brilliant Silver armor like the one I had seen….

The 12th Day of Egoratorn.

Continued…..
I will finish my entry from last night this morning after my prayers…… I had much to pray on…
Upon the end of the battle we heard a loud crash and the doors to the temple flew inward as Garyn was yelling get down and a huge angel flew in the doors…. It was a ship. Ophylia climbed down and we told her what had conspired… she went to the Oracle and removed a 10th receptacle, a necklace, she then placed it on herself….. then the screaming began and the terror arrived.. The God Kigmaru, we later learned from Vaynard, had made himself present.. After a brief Skirmish we decided retreat was best, we could not save Ophylia for all that we tried and were unable to even annoy the God as he just grinned and laughed at us.. As I left for the door Natasha followed close behind.. then soon also did Braxus. The clouds, the robed figures, Natasha it was all there…

and then came the arrows…. Natasha was my protector… I next awoke beside the ship with Braxus and Natahsa helping me aboard…. What beseathed mine eyes next I do not have words for….

I wept inside at what I saw.. a mixture of anger and sorrow.. "What that fowl Demon Hath Done!!!

As we fled a new problem became apparent with Xing as his impulsiveness has cost him dearly.. his left hand had become one with a weapon of immense evil. The only way to put this is that it had to be removed. And now we are stuck with a vile dangerous Dagger… it must be destroyed.

While this was happening the clouds dissipated and the Sun shown true.. we had decided to head back to the Temple… what we saw next was surprising to say the least. Ophylia was what looked to be 8 months pregnant.. but what was just as terrifying was the beams of Light blazing from her eyes and the Amulet. She was giving us another Prophecy…. It was about the Demon Child… we now have a much greater task ahead of us…
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Shamyth I pray for you Protection on this Journey and that answers be shown to me of my many Questions… Goddess I pray for these Feelings and Confusion I have in my Heart and soul, Natasha why me… Be it your will to do with my life as you will….. But Protect her…._

It has been to many days since me last entry and much has transpired since…..

I not be knowing where to begin at this juncture but I feel I should be telling it all. The first Temple we went to be that of poor Vawn, it was much more confusing then it should have been but without a birth right we still prevailed. I learned many a thing while there, one being that I need not be so protective of Tasha cause she be handling herself fine. Its just hard for me to see her as such a strong woman and she be proving it to me more and more daily. The one thing I’ve had problems with be the incident with the Angel, she took me hammer and destroyed the statue of Illumina….. this shook me to the core and has caused many a question now. It all be over now but it all still be nagging at the back of me brain. Then Natasha…..

A thing happened I hadn’t be expecting on me watch one night, I was alone on the ships deck and she appeared. She be wearing cloak and nothing else I was shocked, but overcame that when she kissed me. I owe Braxus for covering me shift and I now know what Natasha be thinking of me, this has definitely changed me view on our situation. I must go for now we have been called to the Deck as someone be seeing smoke on the horizon.

I be hardly believing what I saw when Oryn had been burnt to the ground. We tried to search what we could from the sky then we be noticing movement around us… it be Dragons and they were everywhere. The Angel took the Orb and Flew to the west, all the dragons followed, I believe she may have saved our live but to what cost. We now seem to be back to square one and no better off then when we be starting out on this search. We headed back to Debron to regroup and see if we could get some answers…. I fear there be no answers to get. I will write later as I am going to spend all the time I can with Tasha.

The Surprise at Brynth

A month be passing since I be writing in me journal and more has happened then I be having time to write. The trip to Brynth caused us more problems then solutions because when we got there we be running into Marcus, the Damn Lich and another damn Dark elf!!! On top of that we be finding out why we be seeing so many Dragons as there be 30 or more surrounding us. Marcus thinks he be a fast talker and tried to convince us that we be doing the wrong thing and confuse us. After a lot of foolish talking and negotiating we made a deal with Devil himself I do believe. And now we have a Dragon and that Elf Bitch stuck with us everywhere we be heading. The Temple of Brynth was our next destination and as normal nothing be going our way,before we even be getting inside we ended up losing our transportation and associates. This quest be wearing me down mentally and I be start’n to make rash decisions. Xing and his impulsiveness is starting ta drive me crazy, every Temple we be going into he tends to run in head first without think’n. Braxus be keeping him alive and I believe he has become ta rely on that without a thought. One very confusing aspect or our situation was during rest and prayer I not be being able to connect with Shamyth. I also be finding out how much Natasha be meaning to me when I thought she fell in battle, me heart was torn into when i thought I be losing her…. I am glad we decided to leave tha place beofre we got into something over our heads and decided to head towards Hohst… And The damn Elf Bitch finally left and I think Braxus be wanting to kill the damn bird!!

*The Damn Desert *

Hohst….. Where do I begin? On our travels we seem to be finding every straggler there be and the desert seems to be no exception. We be coming across a small caravan and now we be babysitting a former half-orc Slave. Vaynard not be happy about this at all and I be having me own reservations bout it me self. I also not be think’n he be all that bright but I be try’n not ta judge him as he’s had a rough life. What I be find’n out along this trip in the last week has me unsettled as Vaynard told me he be have’n a vision that his Da be killing me Father. I may be king and not even know it but that will be answered soon hopefully upon our arrival to the Kingdom of Hohst. The Temple of the Jinn As I be calling it was a test of our will and beliefs. I am still uncertain what be happening to us from this point on but I know I be making some bad decisions while in there. Me temper and patience be getting the better of me and I ended up using magic I am not fully accustom to, It almost cost us dearly. I thought I had destroyed an Orb and turned the party against me. Then finding our body’s in a hidden crypt was something I not be expecting. I believe this Temple was meant ta deceive us and twist me thinking ta believe we would die here. The Half-Orc was also no help in this place as upon finding the crypt he be in there and with Tradak’s Receptacle, this brought on many a question as to who e is in me mind. Ornagwyn and Garyn have been cursed due to us being in this temple as he now appears ta be a full elf and she be stuck somewhere between a dragon and an elf… This doesn’t look good for the rest of us as we don’t know who else has been effected. We lost Braxus and Ornagwyn for a while and when we all be finally reunited he was marked by Esotera and holding the Orb I thought I had destroyed. What be happening to us? We thought we were prepared for this but I find out a little more everyday how much we not be knowing. I be see’n how fragile me life may be and have decided to ask Natasha to marry me as I don’t want to be losing her. I have lots of doubt that she not be looking at me the same way but i do believe she be in love with me. I don’t want to lose another woman because I put everything else before me own happiness I be having many decisions to make in Hohst, I pray nothing else be surprising me..

Personal Journal of Aiden Grayson III

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