Dungeons and Dragons – Curse of Innistrahd Episode 18

Death is not a mystery. Not exactly. The people of Innistrad welcomed its inevitability, the idea of a freedom and reprieve. But yet they feared that fall, that curtain keeping them apart as the rest drew close.

And who can blame them dear listener? It is not I who would proclaim to have no fear of what lies in my eternal slumber, be it dream or nightmare. But that realm must be peaceful, lest the geists not try so hard to grasp onto it, and those even whose bodies are raised by ghoul callers don’t even see need to always return.

The demons and angels play with the hearts and souls of the people. But we know better. We know how to be kind. We know how to be vicious How to work for a life. How to earn our death. That’s why mortality and morality falls to us. I can only hope we are fit for it. And dear listener, I can only hope you and our adventurers deserve it.
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Only War – Severan Dominate Episode 6

What a dull post. A good bit of skullduggery at the start, but we’ve spent the last week ferrying supplies to some spoked-out cogboy that knows he’s got us by the painful bits. As ever, may Throne deliver us from the attentions of our “betters.”
-Inquisitorial Stormtrooper Gavin Thrace

The Magos’ base is mostly still, save for the constant plodding of supply servitors, and the racing mind of the base’s owner. The squad and their comrades begin to loot the place in earnest, and scout out the surroundings. Unfortunately, peace is a fragile thing anywhere in the forty-first millenium, and things heat up when uninvited guests are slated to arrive. The mission’s goals are within sight, but are threatened from within.

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Dungeons and Dragons – Curse of Innistrahd Episode 17

Excerpt from the Writings of Cathar Dragomir:

“This is it. This is the end.

Death was… Welcome. It felt wrong to view it as so. But that sleep we are promised, a peace unknown to the living was never so beloved until I had it. And now… The Hold is in ruins. The people gone or fallen. My glorious angel, slain sometime in my negligent rest. No life could I sacrifice to right the wrongs that have happened.
So I shall give it my death.

The Lord was the first of us. Furious. A rancor unlike that I had ever seen. Seething in silence, a menace that I could not put to words. When I woke with a start I knew where I must go, clawing and scrabbling from my dirt and wooden bed. It was undignified. We were undignified. But we were here. My brothers, ready to serve again. We were filled with that anger, brought back by loyalty and love. But loathe am I to say it, I am not certain that this anger is righteous.
It seems fighting back the war of time is almost as hard as the vampire. We lose more every day. And I too feel my memories and hopes fade, and my weariness emerge. That anger has become something else. Seeping, sinister. I have faith in my lord. I hope he can end the madness of that Fiend Maurer. But selfishly I hope it is soon.

For I am so very tired.

And as it stands, this stalemate… This is the end of hope.”
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Only War – Severan Dominate Episode 5

What a fascinating planet. All rules regarding conventional geology, ignored. And yet neither side could possibly be aware of these anomalies, to say nothing of the embarassing fumbling of greenskin “meks.”

Cogitator core five assigned to analysis of Inquisitorial pict-capture. That wiring is familiar…
-Magos Klax, Lathe-Lord of the Third Circle and Bearer of the Skull of Hax.

Unraveling the mysteries of the crash site become of the utmost importance to all of the factions involved in the war for Hervara. The recent turning of a mole among the Imperial Guard forces could be a breakthrough for the embattled Dominate forces, and the Aetherian Rex auxilliary squad have been hand-picked to test the efficacy of the turncoat and his information. A high-ranking Imperial Magos is their target, and denying him and his vast stores of knowledge to the enemy is their main objective.

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Dungeons and Dragons – Curse of Innistrahd Episode 16

Rest was a luxury. It wasn’t something you idly did, a section of day carved out to doing very little. In the towns the workers drank themselves to nothing to forget the rest of their worries. On the road it was a time of paranoia and focus, a fitful attempt to regain one’s strength. But in Heron’s Light Hold it was a different matter. Rest was omnipresent, but just out of reach. The careful watchers in their ragged armor and gaunt faces stayed resolute, but stoic. Surrounded by decay, languishing in valor. Rest would not be there. And they were so very tired.
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