Nadaar Kurbis* * writes in his journal and often to his father.
Letter to Job:.**
Father, my travels have taken a turn that was most unexpected.
I’m continuing to follow the leads you gave me when I left last year. Nothing of major importance has been discovered, but my search must continue for me to ever have the peace and spiritual center required to take the Oath of Devotion and follow in our families footsteps. Remain filled with a unquenchable thirst for vengeance. So much wrong is done in our world. If not for coin, then in the name of dark spirits, if not that then for no other reason that to do harm.
After making my way through the* Crags* and searching the lead about Mount Hotenowe I took your advice and tracked down your friend Lord Gundren Rockseeker. I found myself longing for a good ale, some song and a warm meal and Lord Rockseeker was very happy to hear my stories of our travels and that you and mother were in good health. While I still living very comfortably on the gold you gifted me, Lord Rockseeker request I help some of his comrades escort a wagon of provisions down the High Road to the Triboar Trail and into the border town of Phandalin. After all the stories you and mother told me of the Sword Mountains and the once great city of Phandalin I couldn’t refuse.
When I met Rockseekers comrades I could hear your laughter already. Never has such a motly crew traveled together at one time. Even the draft horses pulling Rockseekers enormous wagon seemed to snicker as we all greeted each other. My band consists of the following:
- A woodland Gnome wizard by the name of Wren “Tinkertots” Strifelaughter. She is of a pleasant demeanor and quite the capable in her arcane craft. I have enjoyed hearing of her travels, tho I have noted she speaks little of home. Mother would be proud, despite my curiosity I have not pressed on this issue, if our travels continue I’m sure such things would be shared if needed.
- A Half-Elf Ranger who goes only by Rollen. Where Wren can be quite the conversationalist, Rollen is quite the opposite. We have hunted game together once or twice now and the Ranger moves as if he is a shadow. It was so unnerving the first time we went out I feared he a demon and began using my abilities to Detect Evil, fortunately he set off no alarm to my sense leading me to believe he is of a good heart.
*Ferron the Tiefling troubled me greatly on the first few days of our travels. At first he attempted to convince us all he was Dragonborn as well. Imagine my excitement! I can sadly count on one hand how many Dragonborn I have met in my life (all of which you had arranged and were present for) so the chance to speak with on during my travels was so very exciting. It was during our first conversations I realized I had been fooled. You know how much study I have put into the study of my people, as we discussed clan and such his story sadly feel apart. At first I was enraged, even to the point I was considering dueling the sorcerer on the spot, however his history and explanation of his purpose in deception softened my demeanor greatly. I had no idea the persecution tieflings endure in their lives. One can not affect their past, only who that are now…is that not what you taught me? If Ferron wishes to be my “pretend Dragon cousin” then I will allow it so long as his honor continues to be as he has displayed to me thus far.
- Finally we have the Bard Dregan Battlebrand. Never has such a jolly a fellow lived in this world. His stories are utterly unending…at times to a detriment to our sleep! All this despite a , and I quote “tragic past of heroic deeds rewarded with deception from those most trusted” His tales from his time with the WarCallers tell me he is of the utmost honor.
In short I am proud to travel with these new comrades.
Tomorrow we turn off of the great High Road and onto the Triboar Trail. Reports of Bandits and Goblins have been heard on our journey so I will likely be unable to write again until I reach Phandalin. Tell mother I am safe and strong, she need not know the area I travel through. I wish to not trouble her.
“I will protect those who cannot protect themselves.”