(This journal contains pages full of short entries dating several months back. A few noteworthy ones stand out)
I bought a journal in town today. Tavion said he’s got one and likes to write in it, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m not really sure what to write though. I’m sure I’ll figure something out eventually.
Bagged a nice buck today. Kosef paid pretty good for the pelt, and the butcher bought the venison. Thinking about going out with Roy Marsk or HroÐgeirr Evgenii later since I’m in town anyways. Roy’s always busy with his apprenticeship now a days it seems like.
Oh Tavion’s been talking about some camping trip he’s going on. Hrodegeirr’s brother, the Lynn boy, and a few others are going out to the woods to send off the old guard captain’s daughter. Asked if I wanted to come along, but I figured she’d prefer people she knew better. Plus I need to get some more small game in before the weekend. I’ve been saving up for a set of leather armor to wear while I’m out. I’m just two gold short.
Can’t believe I lost! Whatever, can still knock an arrow back better than Evegnii any day. Who cares if he can throw some darts in a tavern.
Tavion’s been going out of town a lot lately. He said he and his friends from the camping trip are out “adventuring”. Whatever that means. Sounds like something out of an old bard’s take. Just hope he’s being careful. A lot of those songs end in tragedy after all.
He’ll be back in town soon. I think he said they were going in the area of the arena? I hope they have a good trip.
Six! Six people are missing and not a single answer for what happened no matter who I ask. I don’t know most of them except passing them in town, but it’s awful. Poor Zia and Lander though. They’re just kids! What sort of blight sodden sicko would take a pair of teenagers.
This just isn’t something that happens in Baemore. Everyone’s panicking. HroÐgeirr’s not taking it well, especially with his little brother running off right after. Really what is that kid thinking? Then again maybe I shouldn’t judge since Tavion ran off as well according to his parents. Maybe I’d do the same if it was Randal missing.
Come to think of it, it seems like all the missing people are related to people from that trip. The elder Lynn, the old guard captain, Zia, Lander, the Agosto’s niece, and the innkeeper is that elf girl’s grandmother.
What did those people get themselves into?
Things have been pretty calm in Baemore recently. There’s the occasional rumor, mostly about our local adventurers. Sounds so exciting what they’re doing and it’s definitely nice to see someone actually doing something about all this weird shite around town.
Tavion’s out he said. Maybe it has something to do with the elf girl. It’s sad what happened, the inn keepers are…well it’s not the happiest place anymore from what I hear.
Things are going pretty well at the farm. Randal says they’re expecting a good harvest this season. I finally got that leather armor, it’s a lovely set! Kosef really is a fine craftsman.
I’ve been brining in some bigger game recently to. My bow skills are getting impressive. I figured out the trick to shooting through thickets and tree lines. Just have to find that one angle to knock the arrow off of, and you can get just about anything as long as you can see a sliver of it.
I showed HroÐgeirr and Roy since Tavion was busy with Dre today. Beat that Evegnii!
Trying to see if I can shoot from bigger distances. It’s hard to get a good catch in the clearings, but I think if I can angle the initial shot right and pull the string back more it’ll be possible to shoot from outside of them.
Roy’s brother took off from town. He says he’s alright, but I’m worried. Anzo’s a nice fellow, but trouble always seems to find him somehow. I’ll try to check in on him and Kosef more often.
I think somethings going on in town. Randal pointed out some smoke coming from the skyline. A fire maybe? I hope they can get it under control, but isn’t Baemore mostly made of stone? How would a fire that big just start there without any help?
I’m sure it’s nothing for now. I’ll ask someone about it when I go back into town again.
It’s over, it’s finally over. The bandits are gone, but so are those people. The adventurers, Tavion’s friends. They just vanished after killing the leader.
I killed three men during this whole ordeal, and Randal had to kill two. Father’s just glad we’re alright and wants to get things back to normal. There was a bit of property damage, nothing father says he can’t have rebuilt within the month though.
Can we really just go back? Everything that’s out there, it’s come knocking at our door twice now. Are we just going to wait for it to happen again? Also what about the other people outside of Baemore, who’s helping them?
HroÐgeirr’s in bad shape. He misses his brother and it’s getting to him. I took him to the Badger and Bard to make him feel better. I think it just made him miss Anzo though. I planned out a hunting trip in a few days from now with just the two of us. I bet him I’d get more rabbits with my bow than him with his traps.
At least I got him to smile.
Tavion’s been showing me these elven inscriptions I can use on my bow. He says it’ll make my arrows do special tricks. I tried one today after practicing them for hours. I knocked a full grown cougar on it’s arse with an arrow! This is amazing!
It’s risky though. Tavion said the runes “drains you” and that you need to be careful how much you use them. A bit of rest is usually all you need to get back into shape he said though.
I didn’t know what he meant until I shot a few more. I felt so tired and worn down, like I could barely stand. I had only left the house an hour ago and it felt like I had been out for the whole day already. I’ll need to be cautious, but I think it’s worth it.
The farm’s looking better and Randal and father have it running like normal again. It’s been almost two months since the attack and things look like they’re finally getting back to before. Still there’s a bit of a mood around the place. We lost some of our workers in the raid, father and Randal did what they could for the families. Father’s always looked out for the people who help with the farm I can’t imagine he’s taking this well.
On the brighter side HroÐgeirr looks like he’s finally fully back to his old self. I’m glad he’s happy again, I was really worried he’d go back to feeling down when he saw Arseni wasn’t back with the rest of them.
At least someone’s happy. Roy’s been acting weird. I asked if he’s heard anything from Anzo. It seemed like he was avoiding telling me anything. He said everything’s fine but, I don’t know. I’m really concerned.
Oh for the love of Melora. Now Roy’s run off with that group. Really maybe I should just go off with them next since everyone thinks it’s such a good idea.
What if he gets himself hurt, or worse, killed!
No. Roy can take care of himself. I’m just over reacting. I really wish he had talked to me about whatever’s going on though. Did he think I wouldn’t be able to handle it or be any help? I would have gone off with him and whoever else in a second if he asked, he should know that.
I understand what he’s going through. It’s been harder and harder to just sit back and watch and hear about all the things going around out there and do nothing about it. People are getting hurt, having their livelihoods threatened. Why is there only a small group of people out there really doing something about it?
I have a lot to think about, and Roy and I are going to have a lot to talk about when he gets back.
I think I should get a new journal by the way. This ones almost full. Maybe I should start putting the dates on the new one…