Syrik: Valhalla

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.

Runa's Fishie Dairy

Session 1-15
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 ______

… 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.*

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.

15. we took off from the sexy lady temple and started to assault on the next raid. Not too sure how this goes but we will see.
Vali and I are now openly flirting >.> I think I should just full out write her a love letter and give her a gift, this whole not sure if she likes me thing is not all that fun.
I met Torriks parents they seem nice enough, though I may or may not have started an orgy. HAHA ok yeah, I did and it was fun I love this whole drink, mess with people, and have sex before battles sooooooooo much fun. The battle began and they put me charge of troops…I wouldn’t even put me in charge of troops, seriously hey look that mermaid looks like she knows what she’s doing lets give her human lives to take care of….this is on them if any bad happens totally thier fault.

Torik's Journal - Session 2

Not much of import has happened over the last few days. Travel mostly, trying to catch up with the beasties. They show a bizarre intelligence in their movements, working as a traditional army might in order to confuse us. It’s not easy to get a hold of their exact numbers, but the fact that they make an effort to hide it shows a strong cunning. We best be careful.

Treated some cases of hypothermia in some of our companions. I guess it must be a bit colder for them, though the mermaid says it’s just a different kind of cold. The dwarf and the elf are working diligently to try and figure out what the runes do – they’ve got a fairly detailed idea, but as i suspected earlier the riddle is not so easily solved. Again, it echoes my reasoning of banding together to discover greater glory and unlock our destinies. I’m trying to learn the Svart language in order to communicate, since Bael seems loathe to speak Norse. I’d rather not hive him die for lack of communication.

We’re camping now that we think we have found the vile creature’s hideout. The elf went into the caves to scout. I can understand the importance of it, sure, but I keep my private council on the extent of risk I think it entails. I don’t think these creatures are the type to hold prisoners. She’s been gone awhile, and I’m starting to grow concern. We are supposed to band together, but I don’t know what we shall do if one of us dies….or worse, is turned.

Silstunga's Journal- Session 1
always written in invisible ink

~ Kyndilsmessa (februar), 5., 5429 G.B (Božji začetek) ~

You open the journal to a multitude of empty pages with only dates or only small sketches within it. As you find todays date there are 6 sketches with large amounts of empty space between them. The first sketch seems to be the rune on my neck while the other 5 are rough sketches of the other 5 who bare the mark

Solvi's Journal. Post 1

((This journal will always be kept (unless otherwise noted) in Arnvaldr’s saddle bags))

I start this writing in a new place, filled with new and odd people and goings on. It has been a few days sense I left home to set foot on this plane. A place called Syrik, to complete the mission The All Father has bestowed on me. The mission that will let me earn my place at the sides of my sisters.

This place is not as different as I expected, the halls are grand, the mead is good, the people have made themselves entertaining, and they all seem wise enough to bow the heads and raise the drink to the true gods. Odin, Thor, Freya, even Loki and the others. It is good to see this humans are not the fools they are sometimes made out to be.

When I left, it was with very little, though I suppose Arnvaldr by my side was all I need. With him, my lance, and the grace of Odin, nothing will stand in my way as I seek out and complete this quest.

Still though, it seems, I now find myself with quite a bit more then nothing. I have found myself tied up in the fates of others when a dream was shared by all. A dream of a mysterious man, a burning pain, and then of Odin as he brushed this man away. When I awake I found myself still in the mead hall, with only two others who were awake. Two other rubbing the backs of their necks and looking around confused. Until we starts to figure out what happened.

At first, I thought it was some pissant little human, looking to carve people up in their sleep for fun. So after alerting the Jarl to this pathetic being in his presence, we left to speak to a priest at the temple of Thor.

We were there only a few minuets before others started to arrive. Others with the same mark, claiming to have had the same dream. Knowing this, the priest began to examine the mark closer and told us that he believes it is made up of runes. At least three that they could recognize. He also determined from our dream that he thinks the mark has been given to us from the All Father himself.

So curious. Is this part of my test, my mission to fulfill before I can return home to my fathers side? Did he send me along because he did not think this group could fulfill whatever my fathers wishes are with that mark. Or did I simply get swept along on the wings of chance with this group. Regardless, it seems I am to join them for now.

Torik's Journal - Session 1

I didn’t know what to expect when I left home. In retrospect, I think my pride may have gotten the best of me. It’s not that i think I deserve better. Many men fought and gave their lives to slay that ice worm. I mourn for the men and their families. I did what I had to do to end his destructive rampage, and I will accept my part of that burden. However, the implication that I mangled my leg in order to escape the service, it’s an unheard of insult. I could not stay in Alborg, resigned to more peaceful days and a quiet priesthood. I cannot abide by my rival’s sneering face as he goes to raids. I don’t wish to be coddled here. Thor has a mission for me, and I will seek it.

Traveling to the small church in Keflavik was supposed to bring me answers. However, it only gave me more questions. I kept out of the way for awhile, helping where I can. But it would seem that trouble has met me at the door, bringing his friend opportunity. A had a strange dream, or a prophecy perhaps, about a man in a pointed hat sweeping away horrid, warped creatures assaulting me. I awoke after taking his extended hand, and was branded with a rune. I consulted with the high priest about these matters, and while he could identify Odin and the runes, not much else was clear. While sitting in the chilling evening in an attempt to clear my thoughts, a group of rabblerousers showed up on the doorsteps of the church.

A Svart that seemed loathe to speak the common tongue, an Elf that seemed to wish to avoid being seen, a mermaid of all things, a red headed foreigner, and a woman that they claim is a Valkyrie. I know not why a Valkyrie would be in this town, but she’s got the winged horse to seem to back up her credentials. I suppose time will tell. They all born the same rune that I was marked with. They seemed to know a bit more about the runes than we did.

Apparently, the runes are a combination of Perth, Nauthiz, and Wunjo. Languages are not exactly my specialty, but being from the area and in the faith allows me to know a bit of it.

From what I understand of Perth, it can mean fellowship, the alteration of chance and good omens. But it can also mean chance and pertains to the norns. Fate, then, i suppose, will be a key element. I am to understand that it could also mean doom. Nauthiz, doing what must be done, or perhaps overcoming distress. Wunjo as i understand can be made to mean the strengthening of bonds and abolishing that which ruins trust. I can guess, at least, that Odin has a purpose for us, hand picked as a group. Perhaps we are to use our talents to banish this mist but also discover the true and primal forces behind it? I can surmise no others will do, as fate generally tends to be.

I respect the All-Father, but I am not one for riddles. I can buy into the strength of a group, but I would rather see how things play out as they go.

As for this group, perhaps my own trust will be challenged here. They seem to have more concern with money and experience than glory and good acts. But, I also suppose that I do not know them so well. Most are quiet or mysterious in their ways. Credit where it is due, when the mist fiends attacked us, they all stepped up and fought their hardest. Even the mage girl was willing to get into the fray. The disease these mist-beings can spread is alarming, though we got lucky with the one case among us, I do not know if I can tend to such a thing without the necessary magic. We were lucky we didn’t need to go to Alborg for a cure, while it would not be a long visit I would hate for it to be seen as a retreat.

As a worshipper of Thor, I am honor bound to accept this challenge and stop these mists. The prospect is not exactly exciting, as the chance to turn into these creatures is a harrowing one. However, I will do what I must. I hope this omen-mark placed by Odin affords some sort of protection against this mist, as even if it is not the mist itself and simply the creatures inside of it that cause the turning, we will still need all the advantage that we can get.

Bael's Journal

~ Kyndilsmessa (februar), 5., 5429 G.B (Božji začetek) ~
Sinoči sem imel čuden nočno moro. I, ki je dregnil s čudno kolegi in nato še ena slika v koničastih klobuk je prišel in ga potisnil na stran in ponudil roko pomoči. Potem sem se zbudil s pekoč občutek ob vratu. Občutek zadnji del vratu, sem našel čuden rune je izklesan.

Po nadaljnjem pregledu sem ugotovil, da incorporrated naslednje rune:
Perth, Nauthiz, Wunjo

Imel sem zajtrk in ga obravnavali z Sudara. Na vprašanje o jasnovidcev, mi je povedala, da obiščete Asgeir Tahtinen. Ob poti, čudno slave dekle vprašal o mojih sanjah in vprašal “Ali lahko vidim?” Če želite, da je ta zdrs dekle bi me spodbudila je precej žaljivo. Dekle mi je sledil v tempelj Thor. Ob prihodu sem našel others svetovanje s Asgeir, z enakimi rune. Zdi se, da človek v koničastih klobuk je bil Odin. Asgeir ne zdi, da vedo drugo sliko.

Sem se odločil, da gredo v to skupino, kot se zdi, da je povezano tudi s to oznako. Ko smo prispeli nazaj na medica dvorani, Jarl Ulrik Skovgaard nas prosili, da vidim, če lahko naredimo nekaj o Myst. Vsakič, ko nekdo gre v Myst niso nikoli več videli.

Naš pogovor je prekinila Myst in mnogi čudna bitja prišla iz njega in nas napadli. Sem ubil več in smo zmagali. Zdi se, da so nekoč vaščani in kakšno čudno bolezen ni predvidena. Ena izmed označenih žensk, sirena, je zadela s to boleznijo in zdi se je skupina odločila, da iščejo zdravilo. Naredili smo načrte za potovanje na lborg und in poskušajo najti izkušenega zdravilca.

Se vračate na kovačijo Sudara, sem ugotovila, kaj je bilo videti dokaze, ona je delo teh bitij v Myst. Potem, mesto zbrali in drugi so bili sprejeti, vključno Asgeir smo se naučili. Naučili smo se tudi lokalna lekarna imel zdravilo v obliki napoj. Jarl bi nam plačal nekaj kovancev in napitek je kupil za zdravljenje morska deklica je. Še ena od označenih deklet, to on dokkalfar, je prišel k meni z nekaterimi slabo iz orodij, ki so vdrli in sem ji kovane nekaj novih. Nato sem vzel Sudara je kovanec in vse moje ne bi spreminjali bogastvo, da bi kupil še pozdravi napoj za Sudara. Bomo zapustili takoj, da bi spremljali te stvari nazaj v svoj vir in upajmo, da bi našli tiste, ki so bili sprejeti. Upam samo, da jo najdemo v času …


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