Welcome to The Chosen's journals. Each character is invited to keep a journal and write down the thoughts of their characters as they wander through Nyternia. In addition, the DM has a journal which highlights each session. The players are:

Blink - monk Errol - bard
Kestrel - fighter Malif - wizard
Vaugner - rogue Vernon - cleric/sorcerer

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Kestrel's Journal, session #17
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Ah, revenge. Well, sort of. Revenge with a little assistance.

It's fun being powerful, and Tera certainly made us that. But it also felt a little silly, like taking a greatsword out to kill a mouse. I suspect we would have had some trouble with that fight on our own, but would probably have been able to win it. With Tera there, it was easy.

Well, Burton would have been a problem. But still, the only danger this time was his getting away -- there was no chance that we were going to actually lose the fight. And we helped find a gem of power! Not that Tera really needed us at all, of course, thought with Burton's magic resistance, he might have been able to get away if we weren't there. Hard to say.

There are some oddities, though. Like, he must have known that he was about to die. Why didn't he try harder to escape? He didn't run, he didn't teleport as Tera speculated he could. He just stood there and giggled. Further, he zapped Tera with that silly minimal damage ray.

So, either he knew something that we did not, or he was just crazy. Possibly being that close to the gem for so long *made* him crazy; possibly not. Anyway, it just highlights for me that we still have no idea what's going on. We can chalk up another defeated enemy, but the questions are mounting.

A brief recap: what makes us special? Why do we seem to grow in power so fast, what's our connection to Sola, what's with the dream? What exactly are the gems of power, and why are they changing the face of a political and power structure that's been around for eons? What is Klaus up to, and how did he convince our Belar that he was dead? Who is creating the gems of power, and to what end?

As to that last point... certainly someone knows a lot about them. The setting is not something that you could whip up in a day of study, even for a Belar, and powerful in its own right. Unless, I suppose, it became magical through sheer proximity to the gem. But still. Someone is making these gems, and setting them loose in the world, and we don't have a single clue who that would be, or why.

To these questions I see no prospect for answers. Nothing to do but wait, I suppose.