The Merging of Worlds #campaigndiary Entry 1: Standoff
It was an average day in the town of Fort Ivor when strange, otherworldly creatures invaded the town through an arcane gate. A human man by the name of Paz Bokrin and a Dwarf named Dain Dankill joined the fray after playing a game of cards. Two dwarven sisters Joan and Juniper Morestone, who were stealing from a merchant, also fought back the creatures. Finally, a Dwarf crownsguard cleric named Gauldern Sternhammer and his niece, and other member of the guard, Mavis Forgeheart fought as well. These creatures were summoned by a figure draped in a dark blue cloak with skin the color of polished obsidian. The figure managed to escape through the gate but the creatures were defeated. After the fight Joan and Juniper realized that Mavis and Gauldern, long term rivals, were also in the fight and the four had a confrontation. While they bickered, Hufrick Underfall, head of the guard at Fort Ivor, approached them and commended them all for their efforts. Proposing he buy them a round of drinks, the six individuals headed to the nearby tavern. Inside, Hufrick explained the phenomena of these gates appearing and not knowing who was creating them or why they were being caused. The group agreed to seek out a few rangers who had been sent out to patrol the forests in case anything else had appeared. As they headed out, an old woman who had approached them earlier stopped them and introduced herself as Anne Qinrora. Stating she was an old woman seeking adventure again, she asked to come along with the group and they agreed. A day’s travel and a night of camping later, Anne woke to see the rangers. Waking Paz as well, the two talked with the rangers about what they had seen. The rangers talked of a creature of crystal that seemed to take attributes from prey it encounter. The group, wanting to discover more, tracked the creature down. While it was a tough fight, the group managed to be successful and tended to their wounds as Anne had fallen unconscious during the fight.