Syrik: Valhalla

Torik's Journal - Session 6

Today has been a day of turmoil and strange revelations. While leaving the hag’s house, revealing oddities such as a suit of skin, Silstunga found some kind of enchanted presence. Arria and Runa were lured into a bog by some invisible creature. We managed to save the mermaid but Arria died in the process.

We tried to debate what to do with her body, I didn’t think we could make this journey without her. I think there is something signaled out about our group. I was trying to come up with some method of raising her when she sort of….awoke. She told tales of Odin sending her back, saying he was imprisoned. I shudder to think of the power that could chain the All-Father. Is this the power we are to be set against? I cannot shirk away from this fight, but we will need to become stronger to defeat it.

Along the trip towards the dam we found smoke, as if coming from a hearthfire. Nobody had known of a village in the area, perhaps a logging camp? I’d like to check in on it when we return this way. We also found a strange icy spire. Solvi seemed to anger them a bit, flying around their tower drunkenly. We left before a conflict was raised. We don’t need that, not now.

We let our scouts do their thing while we planned and rested. They returned with dire news. Though Runa found an underground passage, it is apparently patrolled by some giant fish monster. The fortress itself, according to Silstunga, is garrisoned by a small, living army. I offered to try and call upon some of my military friends, but it fell towards the wayside. Some don’t support Sils plan of retreat. The boy’s father wishes for vengeance and justice. I understand his pain as well as I can. The idea fell by the wayside….this is okay. I don’t feel like I have earned the right to return home with pride yet. I think we could take this fortress in small degrees, but apparantly the soldiers inside can live off their stocks and crops for awhile. it won’t matter depending on how quickly they can call in reinforcements or not. We are going to keep watch, observe how they hunt, and try to pick them off. It’s a good compromise. I am tempted to take solace in the fact that we may return after death, but this is not a solid tactic to rely on….

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Bael's Journal Session 5

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Torik's Journal - Session 4/5

Apparently, while trying to excavate this dragon skeleton, those that touch it had some vision of the apocalypse. Of a great dragon coming to rain doom upon us all. I am thinking that maybe this is the reason we have been marked, trying to stop this thing that we could not have prevented from rising. Maybe this is me just being hopeful about terrible happenstance, but I suppose it could fit. There was some bizarre gem buried under the beast as well – what it is lies beyond us. I am a bit frustrated pecking at straws out here, but we don’t have time to lose.

I might be wrong, but I feel some level of approval from mighty Thor. Power flowed through me recently, strengthening my sword-arm and guiding my hand. If i focus, I can see the foulness in a creature, pronounce judgement upon it. My blood stirs, ready to bring justice and fury to those that would take advantage of the people of my homeland.

We uncovered a rhyme that points us to a dam in the middle of the forest, a fortress where we might learn more about these mists. We were able to grab a boat and a crew to head out there, though we’ve already been harried. Some great black monstrosity charmed about half the crew and our party. Luckily, we were able to destroy it. We tracked down the beast’s lair, hoping to find some of it’s prey alive. Unfortunately, we found none alive. There was evidence of dark sacrifices and brutal rites. I am deeply saddened that we could not do more, I know not who these people were, but they deserved better.

I hope that whatever is at this dam brings us relief from the mists, or at least answers to the cause. I don’t wish to see any more sights like the elf child in the bloody pool. This needs to end to that we can take back our towns.

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Bael's Journal Session 4

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Sil Journal 2 Session 3

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Bael's Journal Session 3

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Arria Session 3 Journal

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So much has happened. My master is probably dead. Same with most of the prisoners that they took. Only a handful survived. Had to meet some… interesting people. We are marked by a odd rune on our neck. There is Torik, Aesgirs apprentice from the seems of him. He his a nice guy. Saved my life in a fight in the mead hall with the monsters. Then there is Bael a Svartálfar. He is very stand offish and seems like he cares about metal more then people. Solvi is a interesting character. A Valkyrie with a talking pegasus. She seems ok if not a little high and mighty. Probably because of her status as a Valkyrie and being forced to work with us. Now Runa, she is a happy go lucky mermaid who is new to land. She is full of wonder for the new land. having someone like her in the group seems to be good for our morale. Mostly mine. Then Silstunga a Dark elf who keeps to herself. Saved her life by finding a potion for her after accidentally poisoning herself with a trap. But together we dont seems to bad.

The Jarl gave a order to us to find out about and stop the mist with a reward in his weight in gold. And he is no small man. I could buy my freedom.

Now with us freeing the prisoners and heading back to town i don’t know what else in in store for us in our travel. Wish me the best of luck.

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Torik's Journal - Session 3

Silstunga didn’t come back from her scouting trip. We first thought it simply because of the mists – we couldn’t have known the trouble she’d found along the way. But i suppose this was the workings of the God’s. Her actions broke the force into small squadrons and allowed us to more easily dispatch them. I have to give the elf credit, she slew a good number of those beasts before falling unconscious herself. The battle prowess required for that is admirable.

We found Asgeir and a collection of the locals, but Bael’s cousin wasn’t anywhere to be found. They had set up some kind of dark sacrifice for their prisoners but we couldn’t find any bodies. Arria mentioned something about summoning, I still wonder if these things were maybe evil spirits attached to the dead bodies of normal men and women. Some books were looted from the (as yet unfound) officers quarters. We also found some magic items for our trouble, though we don’t yet know what they do.

Still, I don’t presume to say this will stop the mists. We will have a bit of a challenge trying to get the townsfolk back, seeing as how we have nothing to protect them from the mists. Bael tried to step out into it and screamed as though he was being torn asunder. My theory was that the mist was only dangerous because these creatures lived in it, but I suppose that isn’t true. I sometimes wonder, that while we are capable, the Gods did not choose those with a greater experience for the supernatural. I suppose that is the point of destiny, it happens no matter what anyone else thinks.

Still, we have secured a victory today and that is to be commemorated. Praise be to Thor and the Gods for this win.

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Runa's Fishie Dairy

Session 1-14
Well I decided to start this incase of my death, Guess I should explain how it all started…
I grew up in a normal merfolk society, they were kind and gentle, always willing to lend a hand to the sailors passing by. They always had some kind of distain towards me, the looks, the rude comments, none of the other kids would play with me. I never felt like I fit in, I mean I am not a bad person I just didn’t see what was so great about it. I spent most of my time avoiding the disappointed looks, swimming as far as could and spending most of time talking to the animals I passed by. My best friends were the great whites, I had always loved watching them hunt and eat. One evening when I had finally come back home my mother had an unusually sad look on her face as she hugged me tight, I knew the others had tried to get her to keep me in shape. She was always overly nice when it happened.
She told me of my father Aegir. I came to the conclusion that was why I had such wanderlust and why I wasn’t exactly the most empathetic of mermaids, with fits of anger and violence. No merfolk I had ever seen felt this way but me, I had heard he was a god to be feared. Everything just clicked I wasn’t meant to be the sweet gentle little thing combing her hair all day without any need to do anything more. I wanted to meet him to learn to fight to become a warrior he could be proud of. My mother wouldn’t tell me anything.
I knew he lived in the depths of the ocean just not were so I took to searching, one trip a few years later when I was older (I had run away within months of finding out) searching for my father I had moved to the surface hoping to ask some of the animals if they had seen any storms or Aegir himself. I saw a human drowning, I saved him in hopes that he too might have some information. When he awoke he was grateful and listened to my story, I hadn’t known how much I had missed talking to others and we became fast friends. His name was Bard Bolverksson. He taught me to fight and told me all about the surface world I had previously dismissed. It sounded so fun full of adventure and grand battles.
Not long after we met it all started. While we were sparring she rose from the ocean Ran my father’s wife she took my friend…my only friend. She told me I was to be punished, how dare my mother steal away her husband’s affection, how dare I be so bold as to seek him out. Ran didn’t kill him though she used some kind of magic and told me she was sending him somewhere I would never find him, that I would suffer like she had suffered, she would take away the thing I cared for most. Locking him away in some magical prison. Outraged I swore I would set him free and become a goddess myself. I no longer cared about meeting my father all I cared about was getting strong enough to find my friend. So I set off on a journey seeking the power and knowledge to beat the gods themselves.

1. So I got to the human town and my first experience with a mead hall was so exciting! I woke up after soooo much drinking to some crazy runes on my neck, and so did some other people! Which they are now my friends! Well I mean I think so. All in all I think I am think I made some good progress on my mission.

There is this human girl who let me eat at her house, this kind of scary lady with a Pegasus but I like her, a sneaky elf lady, a human cleric who seems pretty nice, and this dwarf whose family disappeared in this weird mist with monsters who come out and try to eat you…..yeah that’s a thing….but now I am starting this big adventure to save this town and I am sure with these guys around I’ll get a lot stronger.

2. We spent a few days on the road and I started learning the dwarves language which is fun! I am now sharing a tent with Solvi the lady with Pegasus she really likes that I can make mead.
It keeps getting so stupidly cold and I hate this whole snow thing where the sky poops on you….cold wet sky poop….I hate hate hate it. Also Arria the little human lady who fed me, I worry about that one sometimes.

3. We found some caves and made camp while Sil went to check things out. I got to learn how make a sky poop fort…still cold though so not too much fun plus Bael kept yelling at me in dwarf…pretty sure he was swearing at me rude…we went in the caves and found some giant pool of blood and everyone told me I couldn’t swim in it cuz they suck.
Torik fell in the water when we went to save Sil, heh it was pretty funny you should have seen his face!

Best part of my day the Pegasus talked again and I got to ride it!!!! So much fun!!!!
All in all more weird stuff still evil fog and bad guys.

4. So magic boob tattoos are a thing now….land is so weird. We also found some dragon bones in the cave we were in, apparently Sil unleashed an evil dragon so now we have to stop that…not exactly lookin up, but I’m sure it’ll be good practice. We saved some of the villagers and are heading back now to drop them off and I guess go kill more stuff. Now we will be heading by ship so that’s gonna be weird.

More importantly I FOUND SHINIES! And swam in the blood so BEST. DAY. EVER.
well until we found the dead boy that was super sad. Solvi and Torik keep getting mad at me, apparently I’m not polite enough. I feel like land people have to many rules about politeness n things. I mean we eat we kill we have fun, land people are just touchy or maybe I really don’t have “people skills” I mean just about everyone I ever run into says that, or maybe they are to sensitive to death and fun. >.<

5. We got back to the town to get a ship and some people from town helped us get going, I sang in the hall it sounded terrible but they all seemed to like it. I am guessing they don’t have a lot of good singers on land. Sad if you think about it.

We put Sil in charge of the group so now we have someone to make these stupid arguments over how fast we go places quick and easy.

I was going to draw on the boat but the water keeps me warm it got real cold again. Big fat NOPE, the water will keep me safe.

Not to long into our trip we docked and people just started walking away under a spell. Apparently, my voice is magic! It does more than just sound amazing to people it helped
stop a compulsion. I need to test this out more.

This big old hag that we fought had some REALLY good stuff! I even got a nice flowery dagger! I need to get a treasure chest so I can store my shinnies, not like I can just send them to my home.

sigh I hope we get this mist thing handled quickly I’m getting worried about my friend, not sure if I’ll ever get strong enough to save him.

6. A lot has happened since the last time I wrote, so here are some main points.
We found the reason for the mist, we met a cute new friend who I will help to become a bard. His name is Vrasz the Mystical, he is this cute little blue land person. Vrasz gets me, shinnies and songs. I want to learn to speak to him on my own.

we tried to get in and stop the mist but then Arria realized we were getting ambushed and we left apparently, she has some prophetic powers. Then during the night, we DID get ambushed which stinks! But my voice is very useful it seems to get us out of bad situations.
All in all we have to rouse an army to handle this mist problem, hopefully we will get this done quickly and find out why this is happening and it the world won’t end, this is getting more serious by the second…..I am going to ignore this and pretend nothing bad is happening.

7. Soooooo I kinda hate Ocrs >.> big ugly land people who yell and laugh at me and call me weak and make me fight in a stupid pit! Screw those guys…..though we will have to fight with them as they are part of the attacking force. On the bright side I killed their head warrior so yay me I guess. Seriously thought I was gonna die ______

…..so we are gonna go kill some mist people and stuff now…life needs to have more fun! After we get this done I am going to make tons of booze and we are going to party for four days!

Entry 8-9
Well we finally defeated the evil witch lady thing…found out she as hot which Arria SHOULD have mentioned, I honestly thought this would be some crazy hard battle but I mean she ran away missing an arm and a leg…..

We went in the back way and honestly just snuck right up to this weird magical death machine that we have no idea what this does? it was pretty funny to see some of the people try to swim heh they suck at it.

The Orcs have their home now so maybe they will be nicer. Also, I am ready to party party party! And collect any shines the leader of the village gives me.

We started to explore the caves more and by we I mean the other people I just hung out in the after for a while and rested since you know that seemed like work.
Guess I’ll go see what they are doing now maybe splash a few people.

10. I KNOW WHERE BARD IS! He is under the Sea which is kinda weird but I mean that dumb bitch is also a sea Goddess so yeah. I am going to save him I am so glad he is okay and better yet I have friends to help.

0kay I guess I should explain a bit I popped out of the water to find them messing with that really big gem I wasn’t allowed to keep…me and Sil examined (I just stared at it trying to find out how I could keep it) and then BAM Odin sucks us into the gem of fire and not okayness. Then he tells us all the gods are trapped and we have to save the world from some super evil dragon that will burn the world….cuz life is nothing but sucky up here. Torrik and Solivi hurt my feelings but they are not wrong I am totally cursed.

Back to good/less scary news we know where a lot of gods are now and we can find items to kill the dragon and free the gods then BAM world back to normal and I can continue my with my other goals of you know, replacing my father’s wife as Goddess of the Sea. Arria keeps getting hurt by traps and doors, me and Solvi sat in a nice safe room and got drunk also I am thinking about making a lake of mead so that’s a thing. Arria finally gave up and drank with us. I think she is afraid of doors now haha poor baby. Hmmmmm lets see anything else OH Sil is starting to really hate her job I think, she was piiiiiiissed she had such a hard time with the traps.
So in conlusion save Bard and the gods (which most totally don’t deserve to be) by traveling all around the place and collecting things to kill the big evil dragon and breaking them out of thier prisons. Then make a huge lake of Mead and party for a year because we freaking deserve it.

11. I am going to start this off with I no longer Trust Sil, she is not a good person and killed all of the Orcs we were allies and it is unacceptable. I am outraged and beyond pissed off. We should have at least talked to them and asked them not to attack the village, her attitude towards just killing because they did something bad before is not okay that would mean everyone should be murderd. I will tell you about the fun party before Sil Murdered all of our Orc Allies.

We found the prisoners and met Khonk WHO IS SO GROSS! Apparently, gremlins pee out of their fingers and they think if you hug them they explode or something dumb. But he is a good cook and can make shinnies yummy! Neat trick! We did find some loot in that vault of death. We decided to have a small party while we rest for the night, IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING! Now there is some new threat we must take care of. Orcs eat their dead which is something I can get behind I mean fish eat fish, not really sure why other land people are so freaked out by it….also Orc is super yummy. Me, Bael, Solvi, and Torrik had a drinking contest, man can the dwarf can drink. Color me impressed he drinks like a fish. It was fun night. I woke up in a different room I guess some took me there, how sweet.

Solvi, Torrik and I had it out with Sil and agreed to still work together but until she can prove otherwise I want nothing to do with her.

12. So we started off back on our Journey. I got some really nice armor and learned that land people have very VERY confusing traditions on nudity. So what I learned is most people think you CAN get naked but you should only do it in front of the same gender unless you are in a village that is ok with it….I think I got that right but whatever.

We headed back to the village and stopped by the mage tower (there is totally a mage tower) and got some rewards for freeing the apprentice mage. BEST REWARD EVER I got a super pretty sapphire. He also gave us a quest to get something that helps with our whole saving of the world thingy. I like him he is a pretty cool guy helpful, like puns, you know magicy. When we got back to the village there was a Trolls (some kind of large land person) who was screaming for a man who had killed his wife. I have lost just about all respect I had for Sil and Bael considering the seem to not care whether or not something is a living intelligent creature. If they can kill it and make some kind of profit they will do so. It’s disgusting how racist they are and how they think everyone is beneath them. Even most other land peoples think it is the right of all living intelligent things to not be hunted as if they were worthless.
  • On a better note the Man who killed the Trolls wife as brought to justice and we will soon be taking off for more adventure and probably bad luck soon. So, let’s just end this with I shall be drunk and merry and have fun. Also, I am going to have to buy a treasure chest or have someone make one before we head out on the Viking raids I have heard so much about.*

13.
Well I learned how humans have sex and what a prostitute is! Ok ok I guess I should explain. So we are going on the Viking raids…basically a big war that Vikings do each year, you know kill people, steal stuff, that kind of thing. So we started getting ready and I wanted a nicer weapon and didn’t really have money, I noticed how curious the humans have been of me and had sex with this old guy for a kickass hammer. After that we got drunk made merry you know the usual party stuff. Now the next day we took off and it got bad…I mean giant hydra and evil sea shadows bad! Seriously this does not look like it’s gonna be a good trip only a few days in and we almost died twice. Well at least I’m never bored.

14. So lets start with I REALLY like this ne girl we have on our boat, she’s cute, violent, super useful in battle, does all these flips n things, plus has a dog! >.> now I just have to play it cool (over heard some of the guys saying this I just wanted to try it once).
Now that we made it to shore I am sure of 2 things.
One: You must be a sexy woman to be in their religion and two: I like French women >.> seriously….
Sexy fighting nuns, giant doors to bust through, death, and I am assuming much more to come. I am so glad I decided to come.

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