Thrice The Brinded Cat

The Jaunt to Mors Frigus

Godsday, Rainyday 21, CY 594

The first wave of bodies crawled, scraped and scrambled over the cliff side and begun tumbling down rocks and ledges toward our position. Their naked bodies, slick with greenish mud and grime, bounced off the terrain, oblivious to the damage

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Beholden Defenders

Moonday, Rainyday 20, CY 594

This was to be the most exciting day of my life. The day I truly begin as leader of my clan and regent of the Malachite Hold. Today, a delegation from the nearby clan of Duvek’s Mine was coming to town to meet with me. This was supposed to be my day. Oh, how wrong I was, Dear Diary. Please keep reading . . .

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Avian Immure

Sunday, Rainyday 19, CY 594

At the Bluecrater Academy Kenric awoke early and got right to work compiling a massive inventory of scroll, potions, books, parchment, quills, ink and all manner of gadgets and gizmos he would need on his investigation into the mysterious demi-plane, Mors Frigus. One of the magical incantations to help avoid planar effects was going to cost him 300 gold pieces alone! Yikes! Kenric also began a long morning of tracking down hopeful candidates to take with him on the journey. He was pretty sure the Seekers would join him, but he was also going to ask a couple of the canons, and he wasn’t so sure about them.

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Loot, Lessons and Drinking

Starday, Rainyday 18, CY 594

This morning the Moonhowlers all met up at the Shrine of Pelor for breakfast. Well, everyone except McCreedy, who had been eerily absent since we put the smack-down on the Ebon Triad a few days ago.

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Gifts and Ambuscades

Freeday, Rainday 17, CY 594

Dear Diary, yesterday I wrote that the Moonhowlers live at the Shrine of Pelor. Well, that’s only half true. Yes, we had been using the Shrine as our super secret base of operations for the past year, or so. And yes, we still kept our treasure stash and our mascot (Ixi) there. And, yes, some of us, as in Braeden, Listens To Wind and Karina actually slept there. But, I failed to mention that in recent weeks Kenric had taken up residence at his apartment at the Blue Crater Academy and I had been living down in the Malachite Hold. Gerran had shacked up at the Lucky Monkey Inn, which was about a day’s ride out of town, and McCreedy, well…no one really knew where Gramps spent his evening hours. And personally, I really didn’t want to know, either.

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The Trial of Triel

Earthday, Rainyday 16, CY 594

It is raining this morning. Well, so what’s new? Oh I know, this morning the lake is not threatening to flood our city and kill us all. Yeah, thanks to us . . . The Moonhowlers.

The day started quiet and grey. Atop the shrine of Pelor, the giant Crystal of Sun’s Splendor let in a pale, misty dawn light that accentuated the stillness within its sanctified hall.

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The Trouble With Triel

Waterday, Rainyday 15, CY 593

As we approached Keygan’s Lockshop we noticed a nicely painted sign posted to the left of the front door that stated: “All Gnome Business" with an arrow pointing to the side of the shop. We followed the sign and realized the gnomes had set up an external entrance to Gnomeragon ( Jzadirune) and the Hold. We approached the entrance, a set of stone stairs leading under the foundation stones of the lockshop, and saw that a large stone door was being guarded by two sleeping gnomes. The guards were dressed in fine uniforms and gear, brand new in fact. They stirred upon our approach.

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Down Under the Ground

Godsday, Rainyday 14, CY 593

The next morning Kenric went to the Coy Nixie to get paid his 500 gold coin for working at the the ball. The Aslaxins were so pleased with Kenric’s work as a barkeep they gave him an extra 200 gold bonus. After that, he wandered over to The Tipped Tankard to meet the rest of us for breakfast. After breakfast we all went to Gurnezarn’s Smithy, my mentor, to sell the metal armor and weapons we had looted from the bandits at The Lucky Monkey.

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Inn and Out of Trouble

Moonday, Rainyday 13, CY 593

The night passed peacefully. In the morning the party let the four prisoners out of the safe room to eat, drink and use the facilities. I had slept soundly and I didn’t turn into a were-creature (let’s hear it for small miracles) but Braedon cast remove disease on me just to be safe.

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Baboons and Booty Call

Sunday, Rainyday 12, CY 593

Gerran and Listens to Wind continue to scout the Lucky Monkey. They spy more Suel tribesmen and Alleybashers inside and it appears an orc is in charge. Having snuck around the back of the Inn and using the dense foliage for cover, the pair clearly see through the windows the orc leader hanging out in the kitchen with a trio of very large baboons. In the orc’s hand is the severed head of an old man. As he turns they realize the leader is actually a half-orc – and they watch in horror as the half-orc rips out the tongue of the severed head and pops it into his mouth, chewing on it with unbridled satisfaction.

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