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 #2
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Our trip has turned very strange.

One big problem is that we don't seem to get along that well as a group. I wish I knew what to do about that. Vernon seems to just do what he wants to do without regard to what the party thinks is a good idea, which I think can cause a lot of problems. This time he snuck off into the woods at night by himself, which actually worked out well, since we got to catch the traitor in the caravan and found the statue, but it's still worrisome. What if next time he sneaks off into the woods and gets ambushed? It's not like he's all that good at sneaking in that plate mail.

Then there's Vaugner. He spent a lot of time trying to convince us to use those troll items to attack the conspirators, seeming completely oblivious to the various dangers! If those trolls could wipe out the entire caravan, which he was terrified of fighting just yesterday, why on earth was he so keen to unleash them now? I find I just don't trust his judgment.

But the most troubling thing is the Belar Klaus. I guess I knew that Belar were all different, with different personalities, but I didn't realize that they could be so... evil. He really was nasty, but I have to wonder how much of it was an act. He easily could have killed us all, and taken the statue from our smoking corpses, but restrained himself. So maybe he's not as bad as he seems.

On the other hand, he did light into Tera with a giant fireball, which isn't exactly friendly. He's probably behind the whole bizarre plot to get the statue in the first place, for whatever unclear reason. Though the whole thing seems unnecessarily baroque as plots go.

If he wanted it, why not just take it himself and teleport out? It's not like anyone was watching it. Or why not get it from his caravan helper instead of waiting for it to get to the next town? He's a *Belar*! He could easily have taken it without alerting the rest of the caravan. Maybe he didn't want to risk being found out, but then he probably shouldn't have accosted us on the road like that, and just waited to regain it later when the excitement had died down.

I guess he could be on a schedule, but then why the wait to claim the statue from the caravan? Something still doesn't make sense. I hope Tera can shed some light on things tomorrow.

At least I got to meet some Dwarves! They were very nice, and gave me a nice souvenir. It was fun to be able to practice my Dwarven with actual Dwarves. I hope we get to see them again.