Malkin, I apologize for the delay between this log and my last one! I have dire news that you most likely already know, but CrIsis died save for me!
We were assaulting the Fortress of the Ogre King, Sunder Blackrock. There was nothing I could do for them other than cause a distraction and assault from the opposite side from the one they were trying to breach. The distraction worked well, so I thought, but they were ready for us! I tried to escape after breaching the fortress walls, but I was trapped. Hannah fled upward, and was unable to make it out. She died at Giants’ hands.
I was being carried down to the dungeons when I revived. While the giants were carrying me, one on each arm and three ahead and behind, I shrunk just enough to get out of my gag, using my natural abilities. I then cast a spell to reduce my size to six inches, and fled like a rat from panthers. Due to the size difference they could not find me.
I got to the stairs and realized that I wouldn’t have been able to scale them quickly even at my normal height, and there were too many giants around to not be noticed anyway. So, I caught a ride on a giant’s boot, and rode him to higher levels. He seemed to stop after three floors, where I dismounted and found another giant who was leaving the dungeon levels. My muscles started to scream well before I reached the ground floor, but I held on up the five flights of giant-sized stairs..
I finally escaped the fortress walls, but that was only the beginning of my journey to salvation, as I was in the middle of Nimro alone and hundreds of miles away from anyone I knew.
For three months I have travelled, using my paltry ranger skills to survive, completely without all of my weapons and gear.
I fled to the border of Nimro where CrIsis first entered, following the same meandering path we took, just in case anyone from CrIsis survived. At the border I swung south toward the Yin-Sloth Jungles, and set my sights on the Monster Hunter’s Temple. I finally reached its hallowed walls, and was able to finally write you a report and recover.
I heard tales of CrIsis’ death at the hands of hundreds of Giants during the assault, and saw Hannah’s mutilated corpse myself. If I had been able to search the giants’ fortress safely, I would have. I would still be there searching every inch and mile of it now, had I any hope that they survived. Though, I thought I would share some of the rumors I heard on the way back to the temple.
- Sunder murdered CrIsis with his own hand
- CrIsis murdered Sunder and took his body
- Sunder’s sub lieutenant Porphyrion Bloodfist murdered him and blamed CrIsis
- Terosh slew CrIsis and Sunder and set himself up as king
- Terosh was slain by an alliance between CrIsis and Sunder
- Terosh took control of Porphyrion after Sunder’s death and forced an alliance
I have no idea which, if any, of these might be true, but I did see heads on spikes from a distance on the walls of Blackrock Fortress that might have been CrIsis’.
Either way, I am ready to return to the Gods’ mission. If you have any contact, can you please reach out to U’Selekma, and send a ship to Mishala? I will gather supplies and forces.
And as always, My prayers to Horus.
[Magnus Fieri, Monster Hunter. Year 4 of CrIsis.]
>>Picture Credit: Hector Herrera
Attonement is a long road, and fraught with depressive moments, keep fighting the good fight dear sir.
Still cannot believe Mack got out- I had given him about a 3% chance….
I’m glad the mystery of why his name still appeared on the Agreement has been solved! Of note is that he was moved from the “grouping” with CrIsis to the area which is reserved for others of the Light.