The Birth and Death of the Day

Providence Begets Heroism

Perhaps History will look back fondly on the 143rd day of the 214th year of His Excellency. Today, seven exceptional people from all corners of the world answered Glory's clarion call. Today, they began undertaking the first of many trials that would forge them into the greatest heroes the world has ever known.

 ....assuming those trials don't kill them all, of course. They almost did today!

Each of the seven arrived in the free city of Tesudon for their own reasons. There was Ballentyne, headstrong and compelling wielder of wild magics; Azrael, avenger of the Raven Queen and devotee of Death; Rhogar, honorable & puissant warrior-priest of Bahamut; Tenebrous, child of the elements and mistress of its power; Armund, canny artificer and cunning leader of men; Zero, master of magic, bravado and blade; and Titus, Kord's competitive and implacable champion. They arrived separately in Tesudon's marketplace, as did the Chancellor of the Iron Empire. 

His assassination began our tale.

Thunder heralded his doom; a whipcrack of power that pitched him face-first in the market's dust. Its rumbles were eclipsed by the shrill chorus of drawn steel: the swords of assassins closing in on the Chancellor's entourage. Now, Ballentyne had been making pleasant conversation with an attractive aide to the chancellor….."She must be protected!" he proclaimed as he strode boldly against the charging assassins.

That battlecry and the fervor of battle inspired the champions of Bahamut and Kord, Rhogar and Titus; they drew axe and maul and smashed into the assassins' ranks. Response was swift, however; searing lightning lashed across Rhogar's flesh, sending him to one knee from a stitch-like network of wounds. The assassins had a mage supporting them!

Re-emboldened, the assassins cut down several of the chancellor's aides and drove the marketplace crowd into panic. Amidst this crowd emerged a cloaked figure, moving with certainty of purpose…. and Azrael's purpose was to slay those who threatened innocents. He moved to aid Titus, who stood steadfast amidst a tide of both foes and innocents. Even his mighty endurance was tested, however….. as was his ire when he saw a callous sorcereress conjure a pulsing orb of flame within the crowd! Tenebrous may have directed it at the assassins as well, but this needless loss of life would not be soon forgotten.

Nevertheless, more pressing matters waited, for the battle still raged on…..

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The Journal Of Ballentyne:

 Day 5 with the "Cobalt Spear Brigade":  After much discussion of the issue our tiefling leader has realized my potential and skill and has given me the title "Chief Hexecutor".  I have already put in motions the creation of a badge and will be proudly wearing it in a few days. I can only assume that my suggestion of the title "Administrative Chief Hexecutor" will be considered effecient and my promotion in a few days thereafter.

 

Currently the party seems to be having problems sleeping.  From what I have seen we all dream the same dream.  The dreams seem to be focused on adventuring.  Wether it be in a dark cavern, or small underwater village the party is together and exploring, talking to a noble, or battling a dark foe.  From what I have experienced it is a "Lucid" dream, where one is in control of their actions.

I shall have to try and experiment and investigate further.  If these dreams are perhaps a small glimpse into the future I will need to verify.  Next time a dream such as the one describe above come I will investigate my physical appearance and inventory.  If it is a dream of the future there should be an object that is not in my inventory.

 

Anyways the dream we had showed me a few weaknesses in the party I am currently presiding in.   I may need to eliminate the weak They just need more experience.  We were adventuring in the old tiefling ruins and encountered a bumbling wizard of some sort.

 

The wizard remarked that the "Council" had sent us, and we were pawns for the "Council".  With nobody knowing what the fool was talking about we attacked.  The fight was hard, and to be fair at my currently level of skill, we were outmatched.  The fighter and ranger fell rather too quickly, with the warlord falling thereafter.  It was just me and Whino left and much to my shock she ran away.  I will have to Abandon her, loyalty must be kept Blackmail her, fear works just as well keep my eye on her, she doesn't appear to have the mettle it takes to adventure.

 

However, this confirms that the rest of the party is having the same dreams.  I believe more investigation is needed and agree with our leader that we need to go to an oracle.  Some have suggested that these dreams are of a past life, which I believe is a bunk theory We are Eternal.  Either these dreams are from a past life from my earlier predecssors, which I highly doubt, or someone is toying with us.

 

Either way by going to an oracle more of the mystery will be unvieled.  And that is exactly what I am going to propose we do.

 

NOTE:  The ranger and fighter have been eyeing me strangely.  And not eyeing me like they eye the tavern wenches.  I will have to try and destroy them find out more information later. 

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