751. May 19th (cont)
Lily brought us out at night. On the way there, the egret I fed came back for more. It’s worth having friends of all kinds around here. Lily wanted to tell fortunes. I didn’t think it was a good idea. In her culture, it is a male Vistana who tells fortunes who will end the world. Whether that’s plausible or not, it worries me.
He said he saw Mayor Ferrier being held in Nova Vaasa. He may have been prisoner, or at least coerced into staying where he was. Vandrakite was in the vision as well, as were the Hiregaards. The vision may turn out to be true, but at what cost?
751. May 20th
Today, we went to the snow-covered area on the way to the Shadow Rift. We took goblin bodies to use as bait for the Avanc. Also found several potions and some scrolls that may come in handy.
The trek back with the bodies was nauseating but we made it back to our prearranged hiding spot just fine. Esera used magic to make most of the bodies hold together and to allow us to carry them. This is dark business, but we’ve decided to do it.
The rest of the group is very noncommittal. They can’t simply decide to do something, even just for themselves, let alone as a group. Conviction is not a word one could apply to us. At least we aren’t fighting any more.
Tomorrow we lure out the Avanc again, with the intention of bringing it to the island and ending the curse. Will it work? I’m not sure. But if we’re staying here, we have to try something. And if we leave, we are not coming back, despite what the others may say.
The extra scars I noticed are beginning to bother me. How did they get there? What could it mean? I will need to talk to Esera about them, but not until we’ve gotten past this Avanc problem.
751. May 21st
Went to the altar again to lure out the Avanc. Didn’t work. Went to scan the lake for the Avanc alone. Got too close to the island. Wasn’t lured there, still have my wits. But now trapped in the only secure room in the castle. Writing by candlelight. Dare not write long. Lady forgot everything. Still cursed.