This excerpt is from the journal of a Mr. Lutin Alowishus Greenlode
To whom it may concern,
Well things sure went south. Maybe coming to this here Diamond Peak wasn’t such a bad idea. I suppose to fill in the blanks you may be curious about, I should start with the fact that I died. For the first time. Didn’t like it. Need to remember to take notes next time. So did the others, though I ain’t too broken up, we’re gonna bring em back as soon as we hit town. But the High Priest has given me permission to team up with and assist these here adventurers I found. Buncha uneducated hicks as far as I can tell, ’cept maybe the
Eladrins Eladri multiple Eladrin. Note to self: ask about Eladric plurality grammar rules. They seem like good honest folk, and they did bring me back from the dead without chargin me for it, so I might as well lend them my expertise on their quest to stop a megalomaniacal draconic demigod.
We killed them Illithids and found a little note in Illithese, which luckily my new friend Toby the warlord was able to translate out of crazy farspeak. Turns out if you sacrifice a buncha valuables to Tiamat by dropping em in lava, you could get her blessing. The risk weren’t worth it to me, but he decided he needed him some wings, and I ain’t one to
tell a feller with a blade as wicked as his what to do impose upon his free will.
Continuin on, we found us a strange lookin barbarian woman all scared like. After using my incredible diplomatic skills that in no way resulted in me exploding, we got her to lead us deep into the mountain, where we found a portal that took us into a strange and alien mansion in the far realm. Bein as we be unable to see the true far realm without gettin nuttier than a squirrel with elephantiasis, we all perceived the architecture as similar to our respective home towns. After findin weird stuff and gettin lost and also seeing into the astral sea, includin seein Bahamut himself and seein an ancient gray dragon workin with aforementioned megalomaniacal draconic demigod, we found us a few things of interest: One, a devil and a demon, sealed in summoning circles. The demon in particular, we
ended up freein in no way made any deals with or released in a moment of weakness. Two, we found dead copies of ourselves and figured out that the barbarian was a copy of another one of our adventurin party. And most importantly; I got copies of all of my internal organs. And an extra eye. Because why not.
Making our way to the Elder Brain who controlled this realm, we were forced to challenge him to a bit of a battle of wits to prove ourselves enternainin so as he would give us the dragonshard.
Bandin together Usin my vast and impressive intellect, we I showed ourselves myself to be pretty damn awesome, and in return he not only gave us the dragonshard, but requested we take his intellect along with us in the form of none other than the infamous Deck o’ Many Things.
All in all, an excitin time. Mebbe after this here rest we’ll return to town, revive my friends, get a drink, and save the world. All in a days work as they say.
Lutin Alowishus Greenlode