Hi everyone! Iíve been playing in Tauren_Kai-Jereís campaign set during the Age of Mortals for about two years now. Weíve recently put that campaign on hiatus just to change things up a bit and are now working our way through Key of Destiny. You may have read of our recent exploits in Taurenís KoD thread. Heís got that campaign journal firmly under control, so I thought Iíd share the adventures of our party from Taurenís original AoM campaign, albeit through the eyes of a dwarf.
Being new to pen-and-paper roleplaying, I thought it would be easier for me to get into my character if I kept an adventure journal written from his perspective. This thread is just that Ė the Journal of Nathril Stoneshaper. You may have already seen it posted on the Nexus Ė Tauren posted it there, but I thought Iíd repost the beginning here and then carry on with the rest of the story. I really enjoy reading everyoneís journals and I hope you might get some enjoyment out of mine. I donít claim to be a talented writer Ė far from it, in fact Ė so take that as fair warning. The first few entries start off a little slow, but the journal picks up some steam once Nathril settles in with the rest of the party. If youíre interested in the tales of a traveling dwarven weaponsmith (did somebody say clichť?), then read on!
It has been a little more than a year since the War of Souls ended and the people of Ansalon are still struggling to pick up the pieces. After a chance encounter with a wandering prophet of Kiri-Jolith in central Solamnia, the traveling hill dwarf weaponsmith, Nathril Stoneshaper, finds himself on a mission to find the prophesized "Heron Prince" and warn the fabled hero of the coming of the five "storm eagles." If the Prince cannot defeat the beasts, they will prevent the Solamnic people from overthrowing the occupying Nerakan forces and usher in a new era of oppression. Now wearing the medallion of faith of a priest of Kiri-Jolith, the staunch dwarven warrior drags his forge and cart of weapons throughout the land, arming the common people of Solamnia for the coming conflict and seeking the mythical hero that can turn the tide of battle for the forces of Light. These are the journals of his adventures.
We meet up with Nathril in Silverlode, shortly after he had been jumped by a group of banditsÖ