My Lord MacPherson:
Some men who were
believed to belong to the Brethren of the Cold and Dark approached Amon and said, Its time for your meeting. Amon accompanied them under the belief that they belonged to that same Fellowship. Several of the townsfolk, including Gaius, Heather, Tobin, Verruchio, and Darius, pursued them. Amon and those escorting him disappeared in a flash of Tal Shar energy.
found himself elsewhere on Arinth, in a town that had been massacred. Salvatore,
three Eagle Talons, and Lady Senna al Torr el Tett were present. Lady Senna babbled
incoherently; I posit that she was under the effects of magical control. The
Emperor offered Amon power, which he refused. Amon bargained for the freedom
of Lady Senna. She was freed on the condition that Amon return to town and get
the Torr, who we know as the Warlord, to come face the Emperor.
returned to town and spoke briefly with the Warlord. Amon, the Warlord, and one
of the Warlords guards headed back to where the Emperor waited. The Warlord and
the Emperor argued for some time before they began fighting in earnest. Amon
escaped the conflict with Lady Senna. When people of the town attempted to heal
her, it became apparent that brews worsened her condition; the cause of this is uncertain.
was captured; Jaikar and others of the townsfolk went to negotiate for his release.
The Warlord then became some sort of werewolf-like creature, although I am assured that he is not in fact a werewolf. In this changed shape, he attacked the Emperor.
time, the people of the town joined the fray. As many as nine more Eagle Talons
appeared suddenly to fight the townsfolk. The Emperor proved to be immune to
weapons that were not imbued with magical energy. In time, all of the Eagle Talons
were slain, and the Emperor hacked down. I myself arrived at the end of the fight,
in time to see to the wounded. Some of the townsfolk had been slain; the sorcerers
of the town saw to restoring them to life.
request, Nura al Greymist cast a Stabilize on the Emperor to prevent him from bleeding to death without waking him up. Although several of the townsfolk wished to kill the Emperor on the spot, he was carried
down the hill to the Falcons Nest. En route, he awakened and resumed his attack. He was again hacked down. Gorin cast
Metal Bands to imprison him, and Verruchio fed him a sleep brew. Airk attempted
to kill the Emperor at this time, but Xyjak, Verruchio, and Grii prevented him from doing so.
Magistrate Xyjak and Darius went into the Dream Realm to speak with the Emperor.
Within the Dream Realm, the Emperor claimed to be on a mission of revenge against the Warlord. The Emperor killed Xyjak and Darius with Shar magics, but in doing so he overcast his mana reserves and
so died. Verruchio used Dream Magic to restore them to life. The three of them were then expelled from the Dream Realm. In
the waking world, the Emperor was seen to decay at a rate of about a week every minute.
I would like to thank Amon,
Ducal Magistrate Xyjak, and Darius Cornelius for their great aid in this writing.
Balthasar of the True Academy
Archivist to Earl Fenrick
McPherson and the Duchy of Arinth