Post by Jeffrey Pettengill on Jan 2, 2019 23:14:38 GMT -5
After six months of searching, I finally managed to catch up with my elder brother Lothis Starbow in the village of Orlane. What brought him here, I do not know. Nor do I know what brought him into the company of these greedy, incredibly selfish humans.
I have traveled all the way from Celene in order to tell him of the death of our mother and eldest sister, along with the massacre of thousands in Selaena Thalor, and the accompanying disappearance of the rest of our home’s inhabitants. It was my hope to convince my brother to join me in finding out who was responsible for the attack on Selaena Thalor and take vengeance on them for those who were slain and find those who were most likely taken.
Sadly, I arrived too late. I was informed that my brother, along with another elf, was killed by an ogre. I immediately wanted to seek out this creature and take my revenge. However, I was initially unable to get any coordinated assistance from the others in the temple. They were squabbling amongst themselves and were greedily attempting to steal several golden statues of plants and vegetables, which were clearly protected by a powerful curse.
Once the group had decided to rest, in hopes that one of the cursed would be freed of the curse, we set off through a trap door in the floor. This led to the basement under the temple and with the tainted elf leading the way, we came upon the spot where the ogre slew Lothis. It left a bloody trail which proved easy to follow. And again, while I would have preferred to follow the blood trail and exact my revenge, the cowardly tainted one, headed away from where the ogre went.
Fortunately, the ogre was attracted by the torchlight of the rest of the group which was trailing us by about thirty feet. The beast lumbered into the hall, and I managed to put one arrow into it as the others engaged it. Then, I managed to drive a second arrow into the thing’s temple.
Once it had fallen, I cut out its heart as my final act of vengeance. Now, I need to retrieve Lothis’s body in order to inter it properly. I have buried far too many kin of late.