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Our time in the Vekkers cabin went by swiftly and I was able to get needed sleep and visit Hannah nightly. However when the time came to go to the fens Svevenka was busy and became bored with us early into the night. We were left to try and find the “Path” on our own. Not knowing what the path was or where we decided to split up find the path and alert the others to it. Nice plan but it failed. Several of us found ourselves on “The Path” but we had lost the others and there was not a clear way to find them and bring them to us.
Kori’el and Sheldor went back to search for the others. It was early morning so I did my daily devotions to Desna. When I arrived at the white tree Hannah was surprised to see me and told me under no certain terms was I to return to this spot while within close proximity of Xin-Shalast. She told me it was fine for this morning but that I would need to go back to my old way of praying for Desna’s guidance. I didn’t know how to take this and asked about it. Hannah said that if I continued to come here every morning it could bring scrutiny upon both me and the troupe. Not wanting to displease Desna or Hannah for that matter I obeyed. I did get some rest and new spells while waiting for the rest to gather on the path.
We continued on the path and were barraged by a hail of boulders from ahead of us. We fought four giants before continuing towards Xin-Shalast. This was not a good time for me as my morning prayers no longer included seeing Hannah or feeling refreshed by the white tree and flowing stream. Desna was there but slightly further than I liked. I wanted to see something from all this walking. Something other than snow. Then the vista opened up before us.
And what a sight it was. In a glacial valley was a city like no other, I can’t even try right now to describe the immensity the enormousness of the vast city that waited for us. It looked a lot closer than it was and it took us many hours before we were really within it’s boarders.
When we walked into town we came upon a pen of huge cattle but that was nothing compared to the flying creatures that attacked us as we approached. The fight wasn’t long and the cattle stampeded into town. But there seemed to be no one else around. Save one very sneaky person I spotted during the fight. After the fight he was no where to be found.
Looking for more inhabitants we searched through some homes or shops. That’s when I was spotted by some more giants. There seemed to be at least two separate groups of giants and one group looked like they were just going to watch the other giants beat us to a pulp. The only thing is I heard one say about the aggressive group of giants “Let them die”. Allies? That could be handy. When we had won the fight, the “friendly” giant said that although he was for us he couldn’t openly oppose the others or befriend us. He gave us information and we headed to the Causeway.
I spotted the hiding fellow again and as he came into view he begged for us not to harm him. How did he do that? I wonder if he could teach me.