What a tragedy. I’m always writing tragedies.
Fey attacked the boys while they went to fetch a tent. A hornet man and a rat man. Ardent came back for help and I joined the inquisition as we went out to fight. We found Arathmis and Krajkah an absolute mess.
Arathmis vanished and Kraj rambled as he had been struck blind. The inquisition fought well but it’s clear without Arden and I, the battle would not have been such a success. Fire flowed freely but the rat still got away. They were after the blade.
I came back only to help Esera deliver a malformed baby. They wouldn’t keep it but Father Wyan let us care for it that night. Yet, we awoke to a different problem as Lorelai was missing. She’d run off with the Prince of Shadows Loht and a magical item, the Eye of Vhaerun. It appears as something you desire, different to everyone.
Rima had seen this, coming out to see us with Leobe. She wished for us to journey with her to free Lorelai. The baby was needed to, guaranteeing safe travel through the dark realm of Keening. Little did I know, the life would be forfeit despite all the work Esera put in to save it.
We headed north and on the way learned Rima keeps the spiders to capture spirits in its web so that they do not disturb her sleep completely. Is she so tied to the spirit world? That’s odd, even for the Vistani. I wonder what they thought of that… She did make another deal with the Ladies to allow us passage north.
We fought undead zombies of flaming eyes and a normal sort. We fought shadowed swarms, which stung my legs horribly, and frozen spiders. Luckily we didn’t have to fight against the Queen’s ghostly guards. We almost did.
I feel so for that baby. I didn’t know what to do. How could we fight that woman and her entire court? If we hadn’t been so exhausted; I felt like I could fall asleep right there. Even leaving it was only by Esera’s magic that we could go on. It’s starting to become clear though.
Arden’s valor could cost us some day. He held it in check for our lives but I suspect he’ll be furious over it for a long time. Some would rather die than live with regret and guilt. Arathmis on the other hand seemed more than willing to let the baby die; he figured it would happen. Krajkah didn’t like it but he seems to understand, what could we do? Esera… I don’t know. I’m beginning to find her avoidant of issues until when faced with the outcome, she is indignant. I don’t know that I disagree but what does she expect as she remains silent often in such circumstances?
At least Arathmis got Lorelai out. If nothing else we’ve saved Father Wyan; that’s whom I truly was worried about. Kraj and Esera ensure Ardent got out. Even Lorelai’s apron helped after all, or so it seemed. Rima clearly grew angry though. She and Arden had a confrontation. I do think it’s her but I do question her allegiances.
I was fine leaving the dagger for the Ladies, but why do I think they won’t be holding onto it the next time I hear about it? Rima encouraged it and it’s sure to bite us in the ass. Arden will point it out and then get quietly smug about it.
I like these people sometimes but I’m utterly exhausted. Well I was diseased too but both were handled by magic. I mean mentally and emotionally. I need to collect my thoughts, relax my head and review my notes. Heaven forbid I get to sit in the sunlight and clear this damn hazy fading.
The real problem is every time I feel we make progress, something else just goes wrong. Shouldn’t I feel better after the last few days? Why do I feel worse?
That’s right, I’m not supposed to feel happy.