Saturday, 29 October 2016

Living Iron & Jewelry.



Sharing.


Dear Journal,

i was idling in the commons, when Master Z came - offering a few of ingots of the Gazuendheit's golem we slew.

It was not mined so he could share - otherwise it would be against Crafter Union's charter.

He also did offer to craft some jewelry off it as well, in future, for a small gold amount - it was nice of him.

It'd be probably an amulet & a ring, considering amount of ingots at that.

i've offered him a help in future for that.

Considering materials & quality of his work - these items will be enchantable as well, i think.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, an Adventuress, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

A 'Constructive' Gnome.



A Druid.



Dear Journal,

... i was standing chatting at the commons, then something changed.

... a tree near me started to shudder, sending little bits of dead leaves cascading downward - then a tree-bark itself started to shudder, flowed & molded into a doorway.

An old hooded man appeared from within, he lowered his hood to reveal a thick, bushy beard and a smile.

His name was Ronan Addams, he was a druid ... he knew one of us - a druidess Leena Lynn Rayfe, one of daughters of Jerrick Rayfe. After short talk we were enlisted to a rescue mission - to free druidess Fiona Apple from the evil hands of a gnome illusionist-mage named Gazuendheit & his minions. A second of goals was to recover the sacred wood named 'Living Steel' that gnome used to create a construct that regenerates itself after being damaged or destroyed.

To find a hideout of a gnome i've used my silver chalice filled with water as a mirror, combined with a clairvoyance spell to scry. In a short vision i've found woods patrolled by gnolls who could not pierce a veil of illusion - so parts of the woods & caves were unseen to them.

Soon after we went onwards, leaving the city. I've admired druids' & onion union's efforts to plant trees & nature outside Peltarch.

In the gnoll woods we fought gnolls, constructs & chimeras - then descended into the caves that we found using two of my potions of true sight that allowed us to pierce the illusions.

In caves we fought constructs, demons, enslaved beings & mutated beings ... we had one casaulty to a construct smashing one halfling on the wall - her name was Roslyn, but we managed to free some hin slaves at least. Roslyn was resurrected later by magistrate Shannon D'Arneau as well.

At lowest level of the caves we engaged gnome mages & their construct of the living steel, Gazuendheit fled through a 'portable hole' portal device, and the other evil gnome mage - Arachnomancer - was slain. Machine was dismantled by our weapons, then spells came to prevent or delay it's self-regeneration. We did succeed with a delay & took the pieces of living steel with us.

On way back our crafters found some noble metal veins, as we fought way out. On the last suprise Gazuendheit appeared once again in the illusory form asking us a question 'Where's she !?!'. Magistrate Shannon's sword has dispelling properites, so he cut through this illusion with ease.

In Peltarch Roslyn was Resurrected, then we shared the found treasures.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, an Adventuress, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.




Scrying.




Onwards.




Gnolls.




Construct.




Caves.




Living Steel.




Way Back.




Sharing.




Apprentice's Staff.




Periapt of Illusions.




Cloning Concoction.




Gnomish Mines.


Monday, 17 October 2016

'Oh Nain!' (Lomy's Tale).



Die Bar-Frauen.



Dear Journal,

i've attracted too much of attention, recently.

A local barmaid Taena asked me:
- 'Oh mister - what's your name? ... and - can i seduce You?',
- 'Nain.' i've answered and left.

Went to a fireplace to think quietly of various advantages and faults, then she persisted again, coming with a bottle this time.
- 'Do You wish to try a local wine?'
- 'If it has Oscuran scent, Natürlich.' - answered coldly for her.

She did return to my company, with another flask then.
- 'One last question, mr Lomyriomendur',
- i've looked at her with a disdain - 'Yes?',
- 'It's about Mr. Cirden Ev'Riana, i've seen him not ... for years - do You know what's he preparing?',
- 'Ein Lightning'.

She left puzzled, daring not to ask any-more.

i drank containts of a bottle, it had indeed traces of an 'Oscuran scent', this time.

-- Lomyriomendur Nain, a Bard of Erevan Ilsere.




... Natürlich.


Sunday, 16 October 2016

About Demons & Devils, About the Blood War.

Dear Journal,

... i was hesistant to write or even think about Demons, Devils & the Blood War they wage across the countless Planes, for Souls, for Feelings, for Minds, for Lives, for Energies ... often causing bystander casaulties & tragedies on the mass scale.




A Succubus Demon.



Demons are Chaotic Evil Outer-Planar creatures of the Abyss & related Planes of Existence.

They are also called Fiends.

They spread fear, tortures, terror & panic, they feed on chaos resulting & the beings' misery & torment.

They feed on Souls & Sins as well.

Examples of significiant Demons are Succubi, Vrocks & Baalors.




An Erinyes Devil.



Devils on the other hand are Lawful Evil Outer-Planars, of the Baator Hell & related Planes of Existence.

They are also called Baatezu.

They seek to enslave & dominate, to enforce their laws, to torture mortals ... they also feed on the suffering resulting from that, as well as on Souls & Sins.

Erinyes, Kyton, Pit Fiend are examples of more significiant Devils.

First contact with Evil Outsiders happens in Mind, it's when it's either fought, summoned, bound or banished. When i have to battle them, i use Protection Mantra & Wisdom Mantra first - so i can - under Protection of Enlightened Energies - learn the Wisdom of how to defeat them ... then i make a Wish to execute what i learn later.

After an initial Mind-contact, duel falls on the Speech & Body levels, more of the battle, rites or service follows externally as well.

Problem is - the more one knows about Evil Outsiders, the more power they have over one as well ... it's a mutual danger escalating, Mind is polluted with presence of related ideas as well, there's more of ego's stiff ideas to defeat.

There are also spells to summon, weaken, bind, kill, or banish the Evil Outsiders.

They cannot enter the mortal planes unless invited or summoned, so they seek that opportunity actively, offering power or other privileges - or scaring into submission.

When an Outsider is killed on the one of the Material Planes, it's spirit returns to Outer Planes, only killing them at their home plane destroys them forever. It's very difficult task, often not as simple as slaying powerful Outsider, often the way is far more complex - other factors have to be considered as well.

Evil Outsiders often use other evil creature servitors or undead as well, more significiant ones are very intelligent at that, using infiltration, illusions & deceptions as well as the Politics.

it's argued that these are not real living beings, that they do not have Mind, that they do not have their own Souls as well - but personally, i do not know if it's so simple or completely true.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, a Witch, a Seeker of Enlightened Energies, an Adventuress,
a Cerulean Star 2nd as well.

P.S. My Master Attentus was for years tortured by a Vrock Demon - he defeated it with power of Compassion & Patience eventually.

P.S.S. Patience is important when fighting Evil Outsiders - not all of Wisdom is revealed instantly, after speaking Wisdom Mantra. Compassion, Honesty & Truth also help in countering Evil Powers & Influence.




A Vrock Demon.


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Barrier Weakening.



Gathering.



Dear Journal,

It's been a while since i left our office for a Peltarch's Commons chat.

Met an old elf-blooded hin bard called Atel & other Adventurers - she told me that they are discussing Demons near Jiyyd, and that Energy Barrier that contains them past the Jiyyd River is weakening perhaps.

i was not prepared for such Adventure, so i called Selune's Shine upon them & said good night a while after.

i'll prepare for Adventures soon, if there are any in the following days.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, a Witch, a Cerulean Star 2nd, an Adventuress & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Building Attentus' Power (Chea's Dream).



Chea Shopping.



Dear Journal, in my dream ...

... in my dream that was lucid, i've visited a World where my Master Attentus did reincarnate.

i've participated in a 'Wailing Caverns' trip, won an 'Anacondra's Robe' & a 'Enumerated Wrap of the Vision' belt - these should increase my magickal presence, in many worlds including Attentus' World & Narfell as well.

i bought a few of potions, both for healing & magickal energy restoration.

i looked in my Silver Chalice filled with Water, as in a Scrying Mirror to converge with my Clairaudience / Clairvoyance a spell.

i've seen Attentus flying over a strange lake on a Grif, probably happened a while ago judging from Seasons & Weather.

i've decided to build Attentus' Powers, so he can advance in the Magickal Arts even more.

a spell like this should manifest after a certain time since a rite is cast.

... with a strong Master, my progress will be safer & faster, afterall.

i know that my Master pays karmic debts without delaying too much, nevertheless.

-- Yours, Chea Allin, an Adventuress, a Witch & a Seeker of Enlightened Energies.




Attentus with a Grif.



--
- Chea Allin @ Sunstrider.
- Attentus @ Ravenholdt