Regime of Cold

Shula's Journal

A new beginning...

12 Eratus 4713
Written by the light of a camp fire

At last, I have left the village! The Elders have called me amongst others to help with discovering what happened to Lady Argentea. Maybe Natharen put a word for me. I will have to thank him for that. I actually feel bad, I left without saying goodbye. I will have to remedy that when we head back to town.

I met Mouse, an half-elf druid and his lynx, Cat (I’d never met a lynx before, their paws are just so big!!) and Electromagnetix, a human wizard, although we didn’t get a chance to really get to know each other.
But we got to meet Yuln Oer Stag, Lady Argentea’s bodyguard, and then Old man Dansbee. So many rumors are going around the village with the arrival of the snow…I’m afraid that everyone is getting a little paranoid.

Mouse, Electro and I went to check the kidnapping site, only to find dogs feeding on the bodies. One even bit me!
We oddly got attacked by a brown mantaray, strange sight in the middle of Summer…
But stranger even was the three fairies we encountered later. One of them was even riding on a white stag.
All winter feys, I wonder how they made their ways so far south in the middle of summer!

It was but the middle of the day when we met with Korthal Stonebead, a dwarf fighter, and Ivy, a gnome druid (she’s so tiny and cute, almost like a doll, although I’m sure she wouldn’t like it if I petted her head like a little one, plus Boudicca, her wolf, would most likely not let me do that anyway).
I was quite surprised to see Cat and Boudicca behaving so well around each other, while Cat is cautious, Boudicca just ignores him. Animals are so fascinating.

Anyway, we’d barely met them when Electro set up a trap by trying to…intimidate a…snowman. I have to admit, I’m not so sure what to think about him. He doesn’t seem like a bad person, just not very…smart.
The result was a rough fight against two ice elementals. I’d actually never met any of those before and they were quite dangerous opponents. I even had to heal Korthal. It was the first time I helped someone like that during combat, I felt useful and was grateful that Lady Sarenrae granted me her powers.

We were saddened later to see that Old man Dansbee hadn’t been so lucky as us. We’ll have to tell his family in town. What a sad news.

As the night settled, we met with three of the brigands we’d been tracking. I was surprised by their lack of conviction. They were obviously hired mercenary and didn’t believe their cause was one to die for.
At last, their camp is providing us with a mostly comfortable place for the night. They mentioned a Lodge ahead and I believe that we might find more answers there about Lady Argentea’s disappearance tomorrow.

Thank you Goddess of the Light for your guidance today. Please watch over me and my new allies.

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