Campaign of the Month: February 2016
Rise of the Durnskald
The Journal of Sorathin (The Green Knight) Session 60andahalf
I’m not sure if the others felt the same phenomenon that day. We had returned from the Shadow, and Krellem needed time and supplies from the Elemental Kingdom to remove the corruption that we had brought back with us. Of course, we agreed that we would not leave Krellem and venture forth into the unknown, especially after the events that transpired with Whisper. That’s when it happened. I still felt connected somehow to my surroundings, but it was as if everything had ground to a halt. I expected Whisper, or perhaps the wretched Sin Rothos to appear; that maybe this was the result of some vile magic, arresting control of my person and the others of theirs. And yet, there was utter silence – an already still landscape made more still by our party, seemingly frozen in time.
What manner of trick could this be? I’ve come to the realization that some magic which influences your perception doesn’t work on me since I’ve died so many times. Perhaps this is some arcane art employed by the durnskald, or maybe the denizens of the Swamplurk further north? What manner of terror awaits us if a creature, opposed to our very presence, has the ability to stop time as we know it? I pondered the myriad outcomes that stemmed from this possibility and could not deduce a single positive one. It was then, what seemed like hours later, that the spell had ended. Suddenly, everyone, myself included, was lifelike again. The strangest part was that nobody seemed to notice the lapse in time that was clearly evident to me. Was this some effect of the corrupted land that we now tread on? I dare not bring this topic up for discussion of course, the others may think me a crazy fool, gone mad for some reason. They may even remove me from their party, and I would have nothing better to do but train everyday. That would be a very idle unlife, not challenging or worthwhile at all. I have to somehow keep their faith in me, so I guess I’ll keep it to myself. I can only pray to Ahz-Radamant that we are not met by this fate again… truly, being destroyed would be a more fine release than being frozen for all eternity.