Mar 222011

Crystal Overlook is a remote section of the Desolation. You need to go through The Ruptured Heart or the Alkali Pan just to reach it. I chose to travel through The Ruptured Heart. I really like traveling to these remote locations. I think it is a pity that few people are willing to travel too far from outposts. My good friend Rajas decided to come with me today and explore the Crystal Overlook.

Once inside the area, I noticed jagged rocks with light pulsating in them. There was the familiar green light I’ve seen in the Alkali Pan before, and also an orange-red light.

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Mar 172011

In the race to track down Varesh and stop her for good, a lot of stuff has happened since my last entry. We taught our wurms a new trick, slaughtered margonites that helped Abaddon during his war with the other gods, and yes… killed Varesh! I have so much to write about, that it demands to be retold over a few journal entries rather than this one.

At least our victory against Varesh has bought us more time to deal with Abaddon. And with that time I am granted the opportunity to scour the Desolation for more information that can help our fight and better understand this wasteland. Elwin and my guild leader Theresa are joining me for the exploration of The Alkali Pan.

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Mar 142011

Exploring the Desolation is a weird experience. No matter how closely I bond with my junundu wurm, everything here just feels alien to me. This is the home of the undead, not the living. When I was in the Nightfallen Garden, Abaddon’s influence made me feel sick and I start doubting the thoughts in my mind. The sulfurous wastes give me the same sort of feeling. It’s comforting to have two friends at my side to help me through this. The elementalists Rajas and Elwin showed up at the Remains of Sahlahja to join my group and explore Joko’s Domain. We talked to Sahlahjar the Dead while we made preparations to leave. The ghost told us of how he made a deal with Palawa Joko in the hopes to save his people, and how this plot backfired on him. Now his people are part of Joko’s undead army with their only hope of escape from him is death in battle.

A bit earlier today, I killed groups of Margonites that were stationed at Joko’s Bone Palace. For now, Varesh is our common enemy and Palawa Joko is willing to do a lot to help me get rid of her. I’m sure that after we kill her and hopefully reverse the effects of Nightfall, we’ll have to stop him. During my latest conversation with the undead lord, I noticed that Koss and Tahlkora were chatting it up. Apparently Tahlkora told Koss that she was happy for him and Melonni and wished them the best. Thats enough time to reflect on the past for now. I motioned my friends that we were done and Rajas, Elwin and myself headed out.

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Mar 112011

It is strange to travel the Desolation so freely. Until recently, I wouldn’t have even dreamed about crossing the sulfurous haze here. After we gained Queen Aijundu’s favor, we could control the wurms to go anywhere in the Desolation (provided that the area is sandy enough). This is exactly what we need to track down Varesh. Unfortunately we will have to deal with the consequences of releasing Palawa Joko later. I can only hope that after Nightfall, heroes will still have the strength to stop the undead lord if he tries to take over Elona again.

In the search for Varesh, and to combat the effects of Nightfall, Rajas is helping me explore the Sulfurous Wastes. Hopefully I can learn a bit more about ancient Elona and this wasteland in general.

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