What follows is E’kai’s personal journal which was originally started as a recap of the previous play session (we were only playing once a month), but then transitioned into a way for me to expand her character.
We awoke early the next day, (all but IMMERAL the PALADIN who complained as a baby that his stomach hurt, so we left him at the inn) and again, the Elder’s tent was darkened, so we journeyed towards the waterfall to begin the investigation of the KOBOLD action that LORD PADRIG asked us to investigate.
We arrived at the waterfall, and dispatched several KOBOLDS with ease. I did have to physically stop the impudent RANGER from dashing through the waterfall after a straggler. Undisciplined idiot.
The KOBOLDS appear to have been excavating something that radiating power – just being near it made us feel stronger. As the fight was so short, we decided to push on through the waterfall without stopping to do more than take a sip of water.
Entering the KOBOLDS lair, it was clear that the straggler had alerted his comrades – I should have allowed the Ranger to go after him, perhaps he could have stuck a few of them before being killed…
We met with a surprising amount of damage and resistance and my attention was fully focused on keeping the flighty SORCERESS alive. Useless squishy girl. IMMERAL the PALADIN finally decided to show up, “rushing in to save the day” or something asinine like that. With his additional distraction, we made quick work of all the remaining KOBOLDS, and took out the one known as IRONTOOTH with minimal troubles.
In the corner of the lair, we discovered a small pile of treasure and a chest with a suit of armor and a most interesting parchment. On it, an image of the same city from my vision, the same city we saw in ruins on the other side of the portal and the following text:
Nars 3, 6521
I awoke this morning to a most peculiar sight. It was as if the sky had opened up.
Nars 10, 6521
The rift has stabilized.
Some of my students think it may be possible to send an object through, and have it come out the other side in a different world. They’ve even come up with some designs for the probe. Sometimes I think they might be too smart for their own good.
Nars 12, 6521
Arch Chancelor Dukem has taken several of my students and has been given full dominion over the research regarding the rift by the city council. Evidently the plan is to build one of the probes and send it through. I could only have been more excited if I hadn’t had the project yanked out from under me.
Nars 35, 6521
The probe we sent through the rift will only be able to send back a signal when realms cross, but will record as potential energy from the collisions is released before-hand. It should be able to calculate the inverse of the trajectories giving a full arc-segment for the realm.
Nars 98, 6521
The first signal from the probe has been received. It would seem the neighboring plane is inhabitable. Researchers from the Ambraz University are putting a team together to be the first of our kind to set foot in another reality.
Nars 99, 6521
Something seems very wrong. We have received a second signal, almost identical in wavelength to the first, but it has come from a different plane. Researchers are suggesting two possibilities: either time is passing relative to the plane (a laughable conclusion) or the inhabitants of the first realm upgraded our design somehow. We’ll find out after we’ve made our maiden voyage.
Damn him to the eternal hells, I need to speak to the Elder!
CORRINA the ROGUE attempted to make off with half the gold from the chest, but I stopped him and employed ELDAAR the RANGER’s quiver. I pocketed the paper until I could speak to the Elder and we returned to Winterhaven to make our report to LORD PADRIG.