My utmost apologies to You.
For 630 years I’ve been stuck lying in the waste of Kaladim.
Nothing is as it was before, but I’m sure in your great knowledge, you know this already.
The first faces I’ve laid eyes on since the “unstoning” has been a band of mercenaries calling themselves the “Shield of the North” and “Dragonslayers.”
I’m not sure what to think of them, wandering the halls of Kaladim they told me of their ventures.
Whether or not their tales are true, they seem to be useful and could perhaps be my guides in this new world.
Perhaps you would like to here of them?
Twiggy Stardust seems to be the face of their band. He is an odd fellow, choosing to carry tools of music into places such as Kaladim instead of conventional attire.
He is silver-tongued, thinks well of himself, and good at what he does but has hardly any more brains than your local street performer.
His brother Biggie Stardust is of Orcish ancestry, while he himself is a Drow.
There is wrongness in their family.
Biggie Stardust seems like well mannered folk compared to his brother. He appears reserved and seems to be liked (at least somewhat) by the others in their band.
He carries an interesting relic called a “Horn of… well I’m sure you’ve heard of it. This horn seems hardly stable and I won’t be caught off guard when he ragdolls his corpse through the air because of some accident.
Regardless of the relic he seems truthful.
Thorik ‘Firebeard’ is a devout cleric of Thor who carried the “Tear of Moradin” itself to these halls because of his dedication to his people.
His loyalty to his people will make him hard to reason with.
This loyalty may be the death of him, but this means he seems dependable to those close to him.
Mary Lou Jo Beth Pilwicken is a student of arcane magics. She seems knowledgeable of these topics as well as mechanical subjects, I assume this to be because of her Gnomish ancestry.
Being a Gnome she has obvious physical drawbacks, but she is level headed and calm.
There is one among them that is not like the others.
He carries with him a sword of the new world called the “Gnoll Slayer.”
Trailing him is an aura of darkness that unsettles others. An oddity to be sure.
Vallex is supposedly a rare one, now that the elves are “dead”. An archer and practitioner of magic. Can infuse his arrows, binding magic to them.
Kaladim is what one could expect from a Dwarves home.
We discovered the furnaces. Which in this new age is now home to Drow among the greater and lesser goblin kin.
Drow are intriguing creatures, their affinity for arachnids is especially interesting. They’ve found ways to fuse themselves to these forms (from what I’ve heard) through failure.
In the furnace room sat a portal with an elven man in it. He shifts between man and beast, taking the form of a stag. I was told by Twiggy, that the figure was Thervan.
This is somehow important to the ‘Shield of the North.’
From what the Stardust brothers speak of it seems that all elves were wiped out in this new world by a falling star: a meteorite.
Funny isn’t it? That a human would outlive the elves as a whole?…
Proves that fate is not as strong as others would like to think.
Blocking ourselves from the portal was a unit of typical cave dwellers. Lesser and greater goblins, Drow and their spiders. Unlikely allies, but what am I to say when in this case?
Their priests proved effective against magic, but so did the ‘Shield’s’ mages.
Counterspell is an effective tool against any Jynxflinger.
Though the Drow were many, one by one and many by many, they fell before forces greater than themselves.
Biggy dispelled the lock on the portal, and Thervan stepped through as an elf.
Thola and Thervan were united and shared some words with one another.
Using elven magic, Thervan “unstoned” previous members of the Shield of the North. A bugbear and an elf.
Behold, the new world