A most interesting first week back home. Makes me wonder even more why I left. Elara looks lovelier than I ever recall. Then again, I barely recall anything. Everyone seems to know me, but I can barely come up with their names. I can’t even find my way around like I should. Each street and structure seems more like an image from a painting than a tangible piece of my past. I can only hope this black, smoky haze in my mind dissolves as I spend more time here.
Our mission in the mines is finished. Not all the dwarves made it back out. Azura saw fit to cleave one or two since they were “in his way.” I know they were under that shadow creep’s control and were trying to kill us, but his lack of mercy is nonetheless astounding. And that’s coming from me. Needless to say, I trust that lumbering thunderstorm of a man about as much as a goat-horned devil dealing with his wrist. Makes my moustache curl. And while I’ve not a clue what those crazy-colored crystals are, I’m certain they’re very powerful and very, very dangerous to be around. Given the choice, I’d leave him and his pet rocks to the gnolls and the hired guns that are no doubt sniffing him down this very moment.
Yet I can’t shake the feeling I need to stick near him if I’m gonna get my memory back and figure what in blazes happened to me these last eight months. And if he wants to stay alive, he’s gonna need my help for sure.
We rode back to Gulch only to find some rapacious gnoll chief and his goons stirring up their usual trouble in the streets. I hate gnolls. Anything but gentlemen, they are. They stink like pigs, drool like dogs, and their sense of style makes even Sherriff Torg seem fashionable. Not to mention they killed my parents. I was more than pleased to burn them down to ashes, so much so I don’t even think I’ll charge the town for my services on this one. But even with their flesh frying in the sun, there’s an even stranger scent in the air. Can’t figure out why they’d waste their time. Nothing here for them to take, or was there?
Looks like Azura’s got a little more explaining to do.