Campaign of the Month: February 2016
Rise of the Durnskald
The Journal of Sorathin (The Green Knight) Session 58
There were consequences for what I had done, which I learned later on that day. Of course, the realization had struck that I must be responsible, but how does one atone for the loss of so much life? Salin went to visit the King, and returned some time later, informing me that I must meet with the King. I brought Krellem along because the King wanted to see me and someone I trust. With haste, we make the journey to the palace. Strangely built, the palace seemed to be constructed of the four elements when looking on the outside. I’m not sure how water could be made to be sturdy, but it was in the palace. We made our way inside and met with the King, who, under better circumstances, may have been an awesome guy to meet.
The fire was with a human-like form, and burned the color of a hot fire, a white-blue one. I knew that I would like to try sparring with him, but it probably wasn’t the time. We strike a deal after talking for a few minutes – my atonement would come in the form of magical guard service. One of the city guards could request my presence, and I would be given a means of magically creating a gate to reach the guard in the kingdom’s time of need. I could even bring my group too, if the situation called for it, or magically teleport back to a stone I would be awarded during the time of service. 9 years seemed like too short a time as recompense for my actions, but the King insisted that it was fair. With that, I head off to the barracks to undertake the ritual to be bound. Fortunately, I found out that I would be bound to my friend the salamander. Hopefully I’ll be of some use to him in the future, clearly though I lack discipline right now and must train harder. If I’m to fight to protect things, I must attain strength of spirit and mind, in addition to the strength of body I’ve mustered.
Without much delay, we leave for the Swamplurk the next morning… perhaps this will be a good opportunity to temper myself.