Tales of Tolgard
Lin Journal - How'd that get there
The following is the partial translation from Lin’s Journal. Her journal is written in a unique elven dialect which has proven difficult to translate properly.
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How'd that get there
Interesting developments today. We having acquired two of the three pieces of the scepter and having assembled those two pieces, we were pondering our next move. We had no leads on where to look for the final piece after all. The book of Gremel only spoke of the first two pieces.
That reminded me, didn’t the book mention something about being able to discern the location of the fourth piece after you find the first three. I think it did and we looked in the book again to be sure. Apparently if you activate the partially completed scepter, it will point in the direction of the final piece. Well that doesn’t sound so useful if you consider it could be any distance in that direction, maybe even across the seas. We didn’t really have anything better to go on so we just gave it a try and hoped for the best.
Uriel activated the scepter using the command word found in the book and it pointed north. Well it figures, we just came from that direction and now we’d probably have to travel over a couple mountains to find it. He walked a couple steps northward past me to see if he could get a slightly more accurate heading but when he looked down at the scepter it was pointing south. That’s even worse, it doesn’t work.
He then proceeded to start walking around me which struck me as a little odd. Even stranger was the fact that the rod always pointed at me no matter where Uriel stood. I said “Don’t look at me, I don’t know whats going on.” He asked me if maybe I picked up something that resembled a stick or something on my journeys. I said “Come on, what are the chances I would ‘accidentally’ pick up a piece of an age old artifact that we’ve been searching for for months, put it in my backpack, and forget I had it?” Apparently the chances were pretty good.
The box that we had picked up when we did that caravan job a month or so back that I had never opened apparently contained the last piece of the scepter. I wasn’t really paying attention to the details back then so I’m not sure what the relevance of the people we met and their accidentally ‘falling’ on my kukri about 20 times each meant. Oh well, we have the scepter. Now that it’s complete, we set our sights on Blightning’s Crypt.
First though, we plan to knock one of his supply lines out, a fortress called the Gref Stronghold. We leave for the stronghold immediately.