This Journal’s Pages Are Scribbled With Text In Goblin
I was meandering around town today when i was called over by a human female, she called herself, Councilor Ionnia Teppen. She offered me and a human male, who introduced himself as Edan, free room and board to investigate the strange happens on here in Heldren. The only lead she could give us was a man who was a survivor of a caravan attack who was recovering in the alchemy shop. This was fortuitous since i was planning on going there today any how. When we arrived we found two more people waiting to see Yuln, the survivor of the caravan attack. One of them was one huge human male and the other was a knife eared female. I looked about the shop while we waited to see Yuln. A few moments after arriving a woman told us that Yuln had awoke and we could all see him. The elf talked in a language that i did not understand but it had seemed that Yuln did. The big guy asked about a giant white weasel… i think he may be a bit touched. It seems that he was a guard for a lady Argenta and their caravan was attacked by bandits and fey creatures. I asked him to draw a map so that we may go investigate the area and Edan gave me some parchment and pencil. After he scribbled out a rudimentary map we all let him rest and introduced ourselves to each other. The giant humans name is Billy Bob and i over heard that the elf is called Elsa.
We set out following the map Yuln drew after Billy bought some warmer clothes, which i think was quite smart on his part since he was half naked… After a time of travel the temperature seemed to have dropped further and the light snow broke out into a blizzard. We trudged on for awhile until we happened on, what could only be described as a massacre. Two carts and many bodies strewn about, those of horses and men alike. As we investigated the site I heard what sounded to be talking coming from one of the carts. I called over everyone to take a closer look in hopes that it was not bandits remaining behind to spring a second trap. Billy swung the door open as I drew my pistol, what was inside i can barely describe, they looked human but they also looked dead. I do not know what kind of magics this may be but I opened fire, perhaps out of fear or maybe out of instinct. It seemed that my shot was not as effective as it normally is, I know i hit the creature squarely. This is of little concern though as the next moment Billy cleaved the man in twain and then hacked the other one down as well. Remind me to never get on that mans bad side. After the battle Edan found tracks leading to the south, as we started out i noticed the elf was looking at a man frozen in ice. More magics that I cannot comprehend.
Edan looked quite cold as we entered a clearing that housed a poorly hidden chest. Edan approached it and as soon he went to open it a huge log swung out from the forest. Although he made an attempt to avoid it the log decimated him, though to my surprise he just laughed at it. He was obviously injured but he was almost cackling at the event that transpired so much so he passed out. You have to respect a man who does that. I looked in the chest and found many sets of armor and weapons that looked in good condition so we packed up Dinner, my pony, and Edan’s horse, including Edan, and headed back to Heldren since Billy was hurt and Edan was unconscious. As we past the caravan on the way back the elf found some items and a signet ring in one of the carts, the ring bore the insignia of lady Argenta proving that this was her caravan.