I have obtained a mighty sword! It is of the unusual, blue metal we have seen before in other places, and it cleaves through hapless zombies like a scholar through a common man’s pamphlet. But I get ahead of myself.
After only resting long enough for me to write my last entry, we got to work again looking for a way back to the maze where we had left the spiney creature. After trying every combination of bloodletting and spell casting I could think of, I resigned myself to drowning again.
Juniper and I went first and of course found ourselves in the realm of many doors where I had found myself before. There we could observe both the maze and the arctic realm where we yet had creatures (or keys, as the creator of this place calls them) to defeat. We agreed to begin with the maze and I passed through first, engaging the spiney devil atop the balcony where his zombies could not aide him. Anduin soon joined me, courageously fighting with only a dagger.
While Juniper fought zombies below, I overpowered the creature and dragged it to the ground where Anduin and I could more effectively strike at it. Just as it escaped, Juniper, now a massive white bear, climbed up onto the platform, helping us to end the creature.
In a chest there on the balcony I found my new sword and some more potions. Unpleasant as the drowning has been, the treasures we are obtaining here are beyond anything I ever hoped to know as a scholar. Death really does seem to pay.
We now intend to rest again and recover our strength before going to fight whatever ice creature awaits. I so hate the cold. Hopefully we can resolve this quickly.
These journal entries are going to be in-character play reports from ByW’s campaign, which we are going to alternate playing with the Tyranny of Mundanity campaign. My character, Raglan “the Light”, admires RiH’s character, Anduin Damian and follows him believing his place in history will be as a companion of the royal adventurer. He is impressed with their elven companion (played by BiW), but does not know her well.