Songs by the Hearth
Jeeko’s Journal – Entry 15
Day…can’t tell here.
Cursed worms. Writing is difficult, but doable.
The island is one of many secrets. There are not one, but two groups living on the island, each night fending off living death. Both leaders rude and arrogant. But, grassperson knew where Korbin’s mate was, so the decision was made.
Leader grassperon does not trust me. Saved many lives is no gift to them, it seems. Also, wanted my sword. Why does everyone want my sword?
Korbin has a hatchling! It is easy to forget he once had flesh. Korbin’s mate seems wary of us; suppose that is not surprising. Attitude of others did not help. …Often forget how spooky Thaal is.
Spoke to some sort of, eh…plant creature. (KALKANESH) Spoke of an evil on the island, but also spoke with…a turtle. Lead us (with long, complicated path that was not necessary) to a hole. Contained many undead; group has learned to sneak better since we met (obviously learned from me) and passed by the dead easily. Inside found another pyramid, guarded; also foul, hard to approach. At first by walking fleshdead that…erupted, into horrible worms that burrowed into flesh. Received some; second most ill I have ever felt. Stomach turns at the thought. Pyramid protected itself with corpse-wizard (LICH?) that wielded dark magic, illness itself; infected with this too, for first most ill I have ever felt. Only in darkest of Kobold tales do such creatures exist. Unsettled that they are not just tales.
Pyramid was on some sort of stone pillar, appeared to give power to a magical altar of portals. From it came a knife-ear. Hit me in the face; think something broke. Will have to repay that, and thank Judoc.
Found a wealth of artifacts behind magic door. Opened with mask of
Corp Lich. Unsure what most are; overcome with illness at the time. Thaal and Judoc assisted with removal. Two thanks for Judoc, then. Maybe a present?