Ales of War

Johan's adventuring log, entry 2

Johan’s Adventure Diary Journal

Overlook is a pretty big city. Larger than most of the ports I frequented in the Vale growing up but thankfully a kind Halfling child with a pixie companion very kindly gave out maps at the city entrance. Well, I think it was a child; it’s hard to tell with Halflings… But we were able to navigate our way to the center of the city to the recruiting office to become official mercenaries of the city of Overlook and free ourselves from this oppressive unemployment. Our work begins in 2 days.

We found a quaint little inn named Beldun’s Rest to lodge for the night. The prices were reasonable, but I do not approve of the owner’s racism. I mean, Tieflings can stay for free, but humans pay full price? Not cool. Racism aside, it was a cozy place that reminded me of my time with Mialee her when we snuck out of Port Picon for a romantic weekend at a bed and breakfast for travelers. Those were the days…

Good morning Diary Journal! After a hearty breakfast, Ming with great enthusiasm declared he was going to visit Durgan’s Brewery in search for women. Again. Personally, I think if he ever saw a case of Sailor’s Rot up close he’d be far less excited at the prospect of strange women in foreign cities. Ophelia seems upset at something and my guess is that she’s angry over the innkeeper’s patronizing racism, too. It must be tough being half demon. Baleric’s going to visit the Divine Knot and that seems like as good as a place as any to spend the day. I should be ablle to take a nap in the pews.

What a dump! I’ve seen flaming ships with sounder structural integrity than this! At some point you need to cut your losses, rip it all down and start anew. But before I could ponder on this subject, we were ambushed by bandits dropping from ceiling and pouring in from the hole in the wall. I don’t know where Orsic was when we were ambushed, leaving Baleric, D’wain, Ophelia and myself to defend the priest of the temple of Bahamut After a short melee, my companions were able to defeat and bandits and I managed to take one alive for questioning, and we found Orsic near the back behind some of the pews.

You know, I am not a particularly religious man, but even I find something wrong about a ‘devout’ paladin of Bahamut beating a helpless man in front of the dais. Showing Baleric the error of his interrogative ways, I was able to extract some information from our captive. Apparently he is a zealot of the Raven Queen, and they were looking for us and are part of some shadow car…thing. Great, psychos from the death queen are looking for us. Maybe they are from Relorran, but before I could ask Ophelia slices the guy’s skull open all over the floor! I guess being hunted by agents of the Raven Queen would make me homicidal, too. I left the priest a few gold pieces to apologize for the mess.

We decided to get some drinks from a nearby bar to soothe our nerves after that encounter, and I stumbled on to an epiphany upon drinking the Azimondes’ Tongue they had on tap; the reason that Ophelia is always so angry is because Tiefling alcohol is so horrible. I know I’d be constantly upset if my race was associated with such a disgusting drink. I needed 3 shots of whiskey just to wash that crap down!

We eventually returned to Beldun’s Rest as night drew near and we finally found Ming. He was ghost white and mumbling something about Dwarf women braiding their beards. This looks like the onset symptoms of Sorcerous Rash.I should get some rest, and keep some distance from Ming for now.

April 3rd Item Summary

Andronsius Provided the Party with the following consumables:

  1. Herbal Poultice x2
  2. Antivenom x2
Johan's adventuring log


Some Dwarven ruckus was riding through Brindol this morning and woke me up! I went back to bed, but when I awoke those overly loud dwarves left signs asking for mercenaries for the city of Outlook in the Elsir Vale. Employment at last!

After we gathered our equipment, we gathered at the local Ferryman’s guild. The halfling was clearing trying to rip us off, but between my negotiation skills and Baleric’s silver tongue, we managed to work him down to a reasonable price. Go team!

Naturally I was the one piloting our river worthy vessel and I got us down river In excellent time if I do say so myself. Orsic was really good at spotting rocks. I suppose when you are short like him that comes naturally.

After a day’s worth of sailing I beached the raft and we made camp for the night. D’wain caught some animals, but that seemed to have run afoul with the local elf population. The next morning we made for Outlook when we were ambushed by a group or Orcs! While I was formulating a battle strategy, my companions got swept up in the moment and ran off in every direction! But as usual, we triumphed and killed our vile enemies.

We arrived shortly after to the city of Outlook. While we were outside the gates, I had a chance to ponder about those undead children milling about. Is that an abomination, or just plain sad? Abominsad? Well, we need to find a place to rest, then get ready for our job!

Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.


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