Sector 9

Au'Khan's Journal 2

The events of the past several weeks seem like a dream now. From the Spider Clan to Hive Tyran and back again, we have traveled far to achieve our goal of discovering the truth behind the Song of Dia’ni, and it was worth it. I feel as though this ancient settlement is what I was meant to find since I was created. Since I was placed in the water I was told that I would find the Rockborn and today in finding this settlement, this path has been laid before me. I feel blessed that my companions and I have similar sentiment regarding what to do with what we have found. We will travel to Ti’Nal, where I will speak with our Rockborn and tell them what we have discovered deep within in stone…that perhaps two of their brothers are still alive and have found new settlements. I worry that the presence of humans will anger some Goliath, but with the backing of Tria’kani I am sure they will be accepted. According to legend, we were all once human, were we not? Imagine what the Goliath will say when they see this dragon that we have found! Surely this will help our cause and draw adventurous Goliath to our cause as we will need a good number to begin our adventure in the south. I have found myself in meditation more now than ever, attempting to connect with that which leads me down this journey. It is through this meditation that I will find Dia’ni, I am sure of it.

Into the Wastes

Ahh the wastes, I must admit without the constant hum of the hive I feel uncomfortable, and while the brotherhood hid from the enforcers in the wastes for some time we never ventured as far as we intend to go to visit these Goliath. I have no ill will for goliaths, nor for the one we travel with while they can be erratic at times and follow their own motives they have been oppressed as much as the men and women in the mines. I cant abide slavery, so I am thankful for this chance to atone, for I have much of that to do.

Day one: Sand. Going sideways, I cant help but wonder if Au’Kan Shi’Rin is a touch simple, we are clearly walking in a haphazard direction. I don’t want to insult him by questioning I’ve seen a goliath take slight to a simple question before.

Day two: sand. I cant help but notice that Brennon Fintan is out of his element more than the others, im not surprised by this anyone growing up on the backs of others would be soft. I am starting to get my bearings confused although I am physically doing better than the previous days.

Day three: I should have seen it coming, whether it was the terrain or my own exhaustion we fell into a trap. A trap not unlike we used to ambush the patrols the enforcers sent. A simple trap wait until the patrol hits a certain spot then begin firing, they are usually dead before they can pinpoint where the shots are being fired from. At first I belived we had lucked out and sprung the trap before we could fall in it… I was wrong. The fight went badly the elves summoned a swarm of carrion beetles that moved like a living slag pool engulfing any who go to close. We lost Bor’ess it wasn’t an easy death but we remembered him as best we could.

We finally reached the spider clan settlement and I was unprepared for the sights that I saw. I grew up in the slums so the sight of the spiders alone was nothing new. The sheer magnitude of the quantity was staggering, as out area of expertise as I was the pride of the working man knows no professional or racial bounds. These men and women worked hard and were proud of their farms and of their livestock. We also learned that one of their ancestral homes was invaded, I was not present to hear the details but it we are now moving to investigate.

Au'Khan's Journal

As of late I have been short on coin which has severely hampered my mission*. It was supposed to be like any other job. What a strange turn of events. It began relatively normal; get hired by some random human, meet up with your fellow employees, crack some skulls….then things got weird. We were about halfway through our journey to Tyran when I decided to commune withe nature. Why I did this I do not know, but I do sense that I am being guided by something. We were led to an ancient Spider Clan temple of some sort where we ran into a few enemies. The most intriguing was a spirit as I have only dreamed of spirits before, never seen them while awake. This is something I will ask Shi’rin about next time I see him.

Those who fought with me are talented warriors and I am lucky to fight alongside them. Their demeanors are something I am still figuring out however. Bor’ess is a little quiet and I am unsure of his motives; I will continue to keep an eye on him. Mikale is deadly…he reminds me of the Spider Clan members I fought alongside during my pilgrimage; silent, hidden, extremely dangerous. His motives seem to be primarily money based…this is a trait that can be both good and bad, I will need to try to get him to trust me as a friend as soon as possible. Brennon Fintan is the closest to my demeanor I think, although I have yet to truly reveal my demeanor to him. He seems noble, proud, and a staunch fighter. This is someone of my own heart. Of anyone in the group I trust him most.

Back to the temple…we found an inscription referencing the Song of Dia’ni. This is something that I did not learn during my time with the Spider Clan. I was luckily able to convince the group to keep the underground temple secret and to travel to the Spider Clan home to inform them of the find. It should be a great discovery for the clan and I feel as though they will give me great praise for discovering it. My main concern right now is the introduction of my groupmates into the wastes. Not only must I teach them to survive but I must also maintain the secrecy of the clans. I will somehow need to get them to the Spider Clan home in a way that they would not be able to get back on their own. Perhaps I can weave through the wastes, avoiding landmarks and changing directions frequently to confuse them…I just hope that my introduction of outsiders will not be met with anger. *Refer to Bio


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