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Tag: exploration

6 Month Summary through Sarenith 4716
1,200pp kingdom wages for each of us. This is much higher than usual. I withdrew more BP during 2 KTs because our treasury is overflowing and I was about to build a bunch of Unrest-reducing buildings.

Abadius, 4716. The Greenmark takes advantage of an unusually mild winter to explore and trade. The Circle of the Acorn claims the remaining southern marches of the Greenmark. We encounter the giant Munguk, who joins our army for the promise of dwarven liquor.
     Greenmark renews its luxuries trade route with Absalom. From Absalom, merchants trade our dwarven single-malt whisky, juniper mead, fine fur garments, mirrors, and magic items throughout the world.

Calistril-Pharast, 4716. Construction begins on Shrikethorn's Artisan District. A local council of arts patrons, backed by the Doss bards, requests that we build an opera house in the Green District. One of the patrons offers to donate her noble villa to the cause. It is converted to the Greenmark Opera House.
     Issa grants patents of nobility, with accompanying grants of land and gold, to several members of the Circle of the Acorn and their allies:

Greyfeather, Patriarch of the Greenmark and Lord of the Temple of the Elk
Ganelin, Palsgrave of Candlemere
Corax, Margravine of Heathwick and Constable of the Realm
Bede, Lord Marshal of the Realm
Fang, Lord Sheriff of the Realm
Kesten, Lord Captain of the Realm
Oleg and Svetlana, Margrave and Margravine of Leveton
Galrin, Margrave of Trollgrad

Gozran, 4716. Continued research results in the amazing discovery of _____!
     Greenmark renews its raw materials trade route with Cassomir. Grenish barges laden with timber and ores ply the Sellen southward.

Desnus-Sarenith, 4716.
A coalition of zealots in Shrikethorn plots both openly and covertly for the ouster of poor Minister Kini! "She's been minding the fey too much, and the people not enough!" they say. The Queen shames them into submission while Ganelin and Corax hunt for the instigators, but popular sentiment still runs against the Minister.
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Gozran, 4713
The Rusalka carried the Circle up the Murque River to explore the Narlmarches west of Candlemere.

We found the rumored hermit. He turned out to be Bokken's long-lost brother. He had gone into hiding after murdering their mother and maiming Bokken. When we mentioned Bokken, he attacked. The Magravine's justice was swift and final. Exploring his grove afterwards, we found grisly evidence of many other crimes. We also found a locket with a picture of a woman who we took to be his murdered mother. Doubtless Bokken will want it.

Before he attacked, however, the hermit told us somewhat of his knowledge of the area. He told us that to the northwest, some of the trees were evil and some were sacred; the evil ones would attack, but the sacred ones had "women who come out of them." I surmise the latter are dryads, though we have yet to encounter any. Would that we could make friends among the seelie fey of the Narlmarches!

He also told us that near the headwaters of the Murque lie the ruins of an ancient elven tower. Strange singing now comes from the tower, and none who enter return.

He told us that the Lonely Barrow is said to contain a magic weapon of great power and antiquity. We shall most certainly investigate.

Finally, he told us he had seen a small giant heading toward the hills to the east of Candlemere.

Continuing our explorations upriver, we confirmed the location of the sinister grove and the ruined elf-tower. We bypassed both but plan to return soon.

Some ways south of the Murque, we happened upon a secluded clearing where lived some freehold farmers, who called the place Applethwaite because of the orchard they raise there. They told us of hearing far-off drums in the depths of the woods to the southwest, and of a large reptilian creature, possibly a dragon, lairing to the west. One of them told us he thought it might be a hodag.

Finishing our present explorations, we returned by boat to Shrikethorn for the summer.
Session: Game Session 31 Online - Tuesday, Jan 26 2016 from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM
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