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Re: Candlekeep Role-Play

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*A tiefling in blue robes bearing the symbols of Candlekeep can be seen attaching the following page in the noticeboard of Candlekeep*
Coastal Chronicles - Eleasis 1358 DR Year of the Shadow


The silence of the Gods and the chaos of the Weave still plague the Realms.
Increased attacks of lycanthropes are recorded on the Coast. Rumors say that this is due to the presence of Malar's avatar. Meanwhile, increased snowstorms in the Cloud Peaks cause rumors of the presence of the Frostmaiden to spread.

The undead that dwell in the Fields of the Dead, once organized and guided by an unseen power, are now completely out of control due to the steady decline of the magic taking hold of them. Driven only by the urge to extinguish all life, these creatures have been seen several times in the northern Ducal Lands.

An impressive package of measure to increase security is put in place by Triel after consistent donations from the Order of the Radiant Heart and other factions of Baldur's Gate. The new trespass law is making farming safer in the area.

In Baldur's Gate Eon Eyzt, the third son of House Eyzt, is offering a reward for the return of a valuable recipe book and a short sword, stolen from the family in unknown circumstances.

Cases of people suddenly departing to pay off their debts are circulating around Baldur's Gate.

A giant spider is plaguing the Cloakwoods. Large numbers of the goblin races have also been found probably slain by this odd beast.

Negotiations continue around the Friendly Arms hamlets about working practices in the forest trades.

Further north, the trading ship Winterwind of Neverwinter is lost at sea, likely due to pirate activities.

Land caravans around Beregost have gone missing in the night.

The Zhentarim forces cross the River Reaching, albeit moving at a slower pace due to the more effective tactics of the Lords Alliance, the scarcity of supplies and the Silence of the Gods. In the Sunset Vale, the farm raids perpetrated by the Zhentarim forces continue, while the army moves towards Darkhold to break the siege. Darkhold still stands, despite a collapsed section of the walls.

In Amn, rewards are offered to those who capture unregistered arcanists.

1st Eleasis, Uldoon's Trail - A trader from Triel is ambushed, bringing the recent record of safe travel to an end.

1st Eleasis, Ulgoth's Beard - A prominent farmer near Ulgoth’s Beard, subject of recent threats over his aggressive land buy policy, is found poisoned.

2nd Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - By decree of the Dukes, for the duration of one year, a stipend is granted to the most vulnerable citizen of Baldur's Gate. This decree, called the Common Courtesy, is met with mixed feelings. Strongly supported by the Commons, it is met with dread by the representatives of the Chalice of Siamorphe, fearing this would encourage people to not work. The Triadic Collective has mixed feeling, with strong support from the Ilmatari on one side, and concerns over fairness from the Tyrrans. The Prosperity League seems to have no opinion about it, mostly focusing on promoting the freedom to worship the evil deities dogma in Ducal Lands.

2nd Eleasis, South of Beregost - A gargantuan blue snake appears south of Beregost. The creature causes violent bursts of Wild Magic and the appearance of elementals of all elements and creatures that respond to the description of white slaadi. It "devoures the earth" and then disappears below ground.

3rd Eleasis, Beregost - The town decrees no refuge will be offered to the arcanists fleeing from Amn. The town will maintain a neutral position on the matter.

4th Eleasis, Scornubel - A battle takes place between three silver dragons and the black dragon Vuthairmalsvirjhank. The black is defeated, although one of the silver dragon perishes in the battle.

5th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - House Divine opens its doors for an exhibition of art created by local Baldurian artists.

5th Eleasis, South of Nashkel - An explosion erupts while a group of prisoner is being escorted to their execution, leaving some wounded. A woman is killed after stepping in front of a wagon.

5th Eleasis, Waterdeep - A battle ensues between the Moonmaiden and the Lady of Loss. Selune is rumored to have the upper-hand, forcing Her sister to retreat.

6th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - A ceremony is held in honor of Priestesses Tia'tae and Danya, who passed in the untimely destruction of the Halls.

7th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - The common populace identifying with the Mystran faith has starts protests in front of the local Temple of Helm in the Palace District.

7th Eleasis, South of Beregost - A meeting of the practitioners of the Art takes place to discuss the current amnian stance. At some point, conflict sparks due to the presence of necromancers and undead, although the latter are defeated. According to the witnesses, a duel takes place between a dreadknight and a member of the Triadic Collective, although in the end the former retreats north after collecting the symbols from the necromancers. The Bladestone Foundation agrees to give shelter to the persecuted mages and five of them are escorted to Warrior's Rest.

13th Eleasis, Tantras - After tormenting the Dalelands, Bane moves towards Tantras. A battle takes place between Torm and Bane's avatars. In order to defeat the empowered tyrant, the Loyal Fury reaches out to His clergy on Toril and gives them the choice to sacrifice themselves to empower Him against His foe. Alexander Holgart, Simon Sainteclaire and Thomas Garlendt are only some of those who make this noble sacrifice, dissolving into gold dust. Both deities perish in the strife, but a sense of relief washes over the realms with the realization that the Tyrant is no more.

15th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - A giant flesh monster appears in the Palace District and attacks the Vale Estate. With the aid of many, including the Flaming Fist, the flesh monster is destroyed, though not before dissolving an unfortunate soldier.

15th Eleasis, Sword Coast - Suddenly, various people drop dead for no apparent reason. In Baldur's Gate itself, over 57 persons, mostly humans and halflings, are affected. It is believed that this is related to the Godswar.

15th Eleasis, Lion's Way - The Green Enclave is banished from the premises of Warrior's Rest, after a disagreement over the Bladestone's Foundation project to build an outpost in the beach south of Candlekeep.

17th Eleasis, Zhentarim controlled lands - A coup orchestrated by Manshoon takes place after the death of Bane. The members of the banite clergy are assassinated, although Fzoul Chembryl is rumored to have fled.

18th Eleasis, Cloakwoods - Hedge Knight Yuri Lichelina comes across a cave filled with spiders, although he finds no trace of the giant spider that is rumored to be stalking the woods.

20th Eleasis, Baldur's Gate - The Grand Opening of River Steel's Bibliotheca takes place in the Eastern Farmlands.

21st Eleasis, Greenest - A group of adventurers is attacked by minotaurs outside the settlement. Although the creatures are pushed back, it is unknown where they came from.

23rd Eleasis, Lion's Way - The dispute between the Bladestone Foundation and the Green Enclave is solved and the ban lifted.

26th Eleasis, Cloakwoods - According to the local rumors, Hedge Knight Yuri Lichelina finds a well leading to a cave full of spiders and drow hunters.

Author's note: if anything is incorrect or missing, do not hesitate to contact me.

In faith,
Scribe Edelgarde Spades
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Shortly after Edelgarde sends a handful of heavily warded adventurers out of the Keep to deal with an unspecified crisis in the Cloakwood, a battered and exhausted Ilhara arrives at the gates, requesting entry to speak with the scribe. The Eilistraeen drow seems intent on delivering a report of some kind, and promptly proceeds to do so in private.

The content, topic, and veracity of her report are subject to speculation, and only Edelgarde knows whether it pertains to the Cloakwood incident or some other matter of importance. Either way, Ilhara soon retires to Winthrop's inn, and is not seen for the rest of the night...
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In the days since her return to the Keep, Ilhara has attracted an unusual amount of attention from a number of equally unusual elves:
  1. A blind moon elf - almost mistakable for a large drow at a distance - seemed to express an interest in having her as one of his tutors as he continues his struggle to master his magic.

    She is said to have responded with some measure of uncertainty, doubting that she would be as useful to him as he thought.
  2. A mithral-plated wood elf later approached her in the courtyard, engaging in what might have been some kind of casual conversation before moving on to her room at Winthrop's inn.

    Nobody knows what they did behind closed doors, but the elf did not leave her room until much later in the day.
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Recently, Ilhara visited Phlydia's shop to perform a couple of alchemical experiments using the shells and mandibles of assorted monstrous beetles and spiders from the vicinity of Candlekeep. Her experiments were successful, if not all that fruitful.

Maybe a day later, a mithral-plated elf could be seen delivering several crateloads of beetle shells and spider mandibles to Winthrop's inn. According to Winthrop, the same elf had heard her remark that it's a way to pass the time... Now, she spends almost all of her time making trips back-and-forth between his inn and Phlydia's shop, trying to use all the reagents up before her tenday at the Keep expires...
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In the wake of the latest wave of blood rain and earthquakes shaking Candlekeep, Ilhara takes a break from her alchemy and asks for something to write on.

Soon, letters are sent out throughout the Keep...

(As soon as I figure out their exact content!)
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The Mithralclad is once again seen entering Candlekeep with yet more large crates in tow. All of them making it to poor Winthrop's inn. The ease with which he carried them making them look deceptively light. Brining in two crates stacked atop one another in at a time with the only limit seemingly been the awkwardness of carrying them rather than the weight. What secrets could the crates hold? Rumour holds it's more bug bits. And by the amount of crates? Even more than before.
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At the morning man in green hood in cloak came at Candlekeep, accompanied by the wolf. As he went behind the walls, he started to looking for Edelgarde. If someone asked him, what he wants from her, he replied that he was sent by Green Enclave and wants to discuss some detailes about the mission, which Edelgarde looked help with
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*A tiefling in blue robes bearing the symbols of Candlekeep can be seen attaching the following page in the noticeboard of Candlekeep*
Coastal Chronicles - Eleint 1358 DR Year of the Shadow

The Weave continues to distort and reports of ever-growing examples of wild magic and destruction keep coming. New, devastating effects of Wild Magic are witnessed, including cracks in the earth that spill lava, extended red mist, earthquakes, oily slime oozing out of the spellcaster's pores, loss of hair on those around the spellcaster and growth of hair on the plants around the spellcaster.

Faerun celebrates the death of Bane.

A battle takes place in the perimeter wall leading to Darkhold. The Alliance takes a crushing blow, caught between two forces. Rampaging undead, fire giants and drow take part in attacking the sieging army's position.

An animated corpse is rumored to be stalking the area near Kraak Helzak.

The efforts of the Bladestone Foundation to clean up the Lighthouse South of Candlekeep continue.

The 7th Company of the Flaming Fist secures a position in the Field of the Dead, around the Vault containing the restless dead.

13th Eleint, Fields of the Dead - The Triadic Church and their allies face and defeat the necromantic Cult of the Onyx Serpent.

13th Eleint, South of Baldur's Gate - Two men of the Flaming Fist are murdered after killing a kobold. "Feel the weakling's strength" was written on a note left attached to the bodies.

17th Eleint, South of Cloakwoods - An ominous area of darkness appears in the woods, as well as a large amount of undead. Witnesses also notice the presence of undientified creatures that "looked like genasi but without elemental traits". The creatures were dispatched by a group of adventurers led by Yuri Lichelina.

17th Eleint, South of Candlekeep - The books recovered from the Lighthouse by the Bladestone Foundation are brought to Candlekeep. Those seem to be ledgers of a sharran cult.

21st Eleint, Fields of the Dead - Members of the Triadic Church mobilize with the 7th Company of the Flaming Fist, carrying with them supplies and equipment for an extended stay. One of their detachment finds that the entire population of a village has been entirely killed and gathered in the same amorphous pile, that promptly reanimates. The abomination is defeated and the village burned to the ground.

25th Eleint, Baldur's Gate - The trial to Amos Thistle takes place at the Ducal Palace. The defendant is condemned to have his sword hand severed and agrees to renounce the last name Blackrose and cooperate against the Zhentarim. He is then entrusted to the Order of the Radiant Heart for his rehabilitation.

26th Eleint, Fields of the Dead - A barrier appears around the Vault of the Dead.

26th Eleint, Bridgefort - The fort is looted by the very same creatures that were posted there before heading to Soubar. It is rumored that this happened by order of the commander.

26th Eleint, Bridgefort and Fort Prominence - Amos Thistle visits the two forts accompanied by the Order of the Radiant Heart, the High Lady and Lord Vale. The mercenaries are dismissed and the remaining men are given the choice to either leave or remain under Amos Thistle's service against the Zhentarim. The old banners and symbols of evil organizations are removed and burned.

29th Eleint, Baldur's Gate - The construction works of the public kitchen for the poor begin in the Harbor District.

29th Eleint, Roaringshore - Two altercations take place, likely due to a dispute on faith and then revenge for the outcome of the first altercation. In both cases the bifurcated bodies were surrounded by a swirling maelstrom of teardrops daubed in their own blood.

30th Eleint, River Chiontar - Due to an effect of Wild Magic, the river is now filled with pink poisonous water. A building in the Outer City catches fire and being of fire and ice come through from another dimension.

30th Eleint, Thundar's Ride - The elf known as Arkaw is killed in an accident caused by Wild Magic.


Author's note: if anything is incorrect or missing, do not hesitate to contact me.

In faith,
Guide Edelgarde Spades
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A huge heartfelt thank you to the community for filling the server with wonderful stories))
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As a large group gathers amid the blood rain in Candlekeep, Ilhara briefly ventures out of Winthrop's and engages them in conversation. Although her dismay at the rain is readily apparent, she seems in reasonably good spirits for her circumstances, meeting new faces and cataclysmic weather alike with a generous dose of dark humor and idle banter.

As the others depart, however, and she receives a brief missive waiting for her at the inn, the bloodstained drow promptly turns back around and heads for the gates. Whatever text the note may have held, its impact on the recipient is immediate and clear: She leaves the Keep with her head hung low and her stance reduced to a listless slouch...
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A message is slipped into the lockbox next to the Guide's office. It reads as follows:

Greetings,

My name is Aska Le'te'te'dwa of the Elven Court. I'm reaching out on behalf of Oth Neren, a healer currently attending to the wounded after the battle with Bhaal. Recently a Watcher of Helm was called upon to restore the lives of the fallen. According to the Watcher, several of the victims refused to be called back unless it was done by a follower of Torm. Unfortunately, word has spread that Torm has fallen.

Oth recalled that the god Deneir was rumored to be staying in Candlekeep and would seek an audience with the Scribe of Oghma should this be true. It is our hope that the Lord of All Glyphs and Images will be able to impart some wisdom that will aid us in our dilemma, perhaps even a way to restore the life of the fallen Torm so that his followers may in turn be saved.

Please send a message to the Shrine of Suffering within Baldur's Gate as soon as possible. Time may be of the essence!

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During the night between the 10th and 11th of Marpenoth, a greyish tiefling woman is brought in by a group consisting of a blue-haired elven woman, a hatted fellow and a hooded halfling man. The woman was in a state of utter delirium and suffering from some manner of internal injury. They brought her into the infirmary, where it was soon discovered that she had a dangerously high-grade fever, after which efforts were made to reduce it in wait for Candlekeep's clerics to arrive and assess the situation.
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A hawk makes its way into Candlekeep with a letter attached to its right leg. Proudly perched atop a bench, cawing and squealing at anyone who gets too close. Oftentimes flying away if they ignore the warning. Anyone coming close enough would notice that the letter is addressed to "Edelgarde" in big bold letter. Should Edelgarde approach the hawk would fly on over to her and allow for her to take the letter before leaving. Unless she'll be visibly off to write something in response.

The letter itself is neatly written, rolled up inside a paper envelop and tied tightly with a bit of red cloth.
Edelgarde,

We spoke before of me handing you over some Bone Wands, I have seven I can make a delivery to you whenever is best. Perhaps not the best of times in general with how the weave is but I'm sure they will come in handy. Better with you than with me.

This is also partly a way for Lateu to recognize you so he can fly directly to you instead of going through all this. Will definitely come in handy on that you can trust me.

All the best,
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Early in the morning of the 26th of Marpenoth, just as the dawn breaks the trees, a tall elf in a blue coat could be seen dragging a crate up the path to the gates of Candlekeep, a constant rattling clinking heard from within. After being allowed into the keep, the crate's top is wrenched open to show the contents to the guards, vials of ink stacked into sorted holders, which are handed off to whatever poor Avowed the Guide might have left to deal with things that morning. The elf is then seen dissapearing into the Senior Avowed quarters for the rest of the morning.
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Wouldn't pass too much time before the Guide takes upon herself the task of inspecting the parcel. With an uncharacteristic enthusiasm she would inspect every single bottle, thoroughly testing viscosity, hue and opacity, and finally making sure each bottle is classified with a tag and stored appropriately.
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A weird invitation reaches Candlekeep. The actual date for Starfall may be over. But better late than never, all memebers, protectors, leftover allies and all other Tymorans seem to be invited!

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