I’m writing this assuming that I can stay awake long enough to finish it. It’s been a tiring day, and tomorrow sounds as if it will be even more so.
We arrived today at the city of Lagnare, which meant that we were on the continent of Brahve. As we approached the gates, we noticed that there seemed to have been some recent damage done to the city, even as the guards at the gate stopped us. They informed us that they weren’t supposed to let anyone into the city, and were surprised when we didn’t know why. They said that there had been something like a great earthquake about three and a half days ago. Right about when we opened the portal in the temple, as far as any of us can guess. If the short term effects of that event resonated this far…I can only imagine what the long term effects might be.
In any case, they let us into the city after we told them that we would be more than happy to help in the clean up. Once in the city, we saw that the damage was rather extensive, and a mass cleanup operation was going on. There was a sort of foreman walking around, directing people, and he came up to us to inquire as to why we had been let in. We began to talk, and one of us said that we may have been inadvertently involved in the disaster that had hit the city. Someone overheard.
“It was them! They caused all this!
Cue now the mob of people that suddenly wants to kill us. It took some doing (mostly from me) but we were eventually able to calm them somewhat, upon which time the guards basically arrested us and took us to see the lord of the city. His name escapes me. He told us that he understood our involvement in the disaster wasn’t intentional, but even so, in order to keep us from being lynched by the good people of his city, he requested that we do something to help the city before we were cleared of our charges.
Tomorrow, we head out to an Orc camp. We’re to kill every Orc there, or at the very least their leader in hopes that his death will disband them. Either way, the purpose of this is to keep them from attacking the city in such a vulnerable state.
But wait, I have more! We took Eisenheim to the city’s healers, and they were able to awaken him. Much to our surprise, he remembered nothing of going into the temple, only that he had been planning to do so. He had no idea of what he had done, or what happened, and seemed genuinely ashamed of himself when we told him. He also seems very eager to earn our trust again, and, because we DON’T trust him, he’ll be coming with us to the Orc camp tomorrow.
I took a knife in the arm to stop Das from stabbing him while we were interrogating him, by the way. It hurt a little. I’ll leave it at that.