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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Vernon's Journal, session #16
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Today I suffered more than I could bear, if only I could have switch places with those that had fallen. Kestrel's and Blink's deaths struck at me more than I could have imagined. The book describes death as only a temporary thing that can be cheated, so why did my emotions overflow at their deaths? The dark arts could be used to bring them back more powerfully than they could ever imagine, but then again there is the cost. My god does grant life but at a much heavier cost. Are these costs a lesson that is to be learned about the cost of ones death and how we should strive to over come and cheat death as much as possible?

Men die for causes. Is this what we lack in our own lives? If we could not have been able to raise both Kestrel and Blink, would their deaths been for a cause? Is there are no causes in adventuring merely for fun? I think that the answers for me might be that in the doing, the adventure of ones life, the adrenaline of one encounter, is worth my life, for a life live without these things is a life filled with boredom and regret.

I thought today of the deaths, my thoughts seem so mired in them of late, and think what would we have done if we could have only raised one of them? How could we have chosen between the two? Would the party have voted between which one we would raise? I would not been able to make that choice. Is this a weakness within me, my inability to choose an action that would not help all involve? I think not, but do the others share my feelings?

The fighting has begun over what to do with our treasure. The gold is a lot to ponder over. I am for bringing them back, but I just wish that greed wouldn't come into play. Maybe we should just take all the remaining gold and share it equally? Oh but then I am sure the argument would go up about the gold spent on the raising both Kestrel and Blink. I think I will just let the others decide this one.