Oct 282013
 

The Kessex Hills region has changed a lot over the past 250 years. It encompasses parts of old regions such as the Talmark Wilderness, Tears of the Fallen, the Black Curtain, and Kessex Peak. Looking back on my ancestor’s notes, this area used to be inhabited by animate undead skeletons, minotaurs, imps, oakhearts, and mergoyles. Now it’s mostly filled with centaurs, bandits, krait, Destroyers, ettins, and trolls.

During her struggle to overthrow the White Mantle, Princess Salma and the Shining Blade used the Talmark Wilderness to setup a camp to launch their coup on Lion’s Arch. Her success transformed their simple tents and training grounds into the fortified complex we have today: Fort Salma.

With the passing of time, Fort Salma serves a new purpose for Kryta. Seraph soldiers train, protect and watch over the people that live in Kessex Hills. Centaurs and bandits have several large camps and regularly raid human settlements.

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Oct 142013
 

The increase in paranormal activity attributed to Mad King Thorn caught the attention of the Durmand Priory. Magister Tassi asked for my assistance in uncovering six key moments during the Mad King’s lifetime.

Tassi modified a device to reveal and commune with the dead. Their testimony would fill in the gaps of Mad King Thorn’s history. All this knowledge would be collected and shared in a new book: Mad Memories.

Using the Candy-Powered Matter Meter provided by Tassi, I revealed a spirit right next to us. Serene was born to the noble Brody family of Kryta. She died when a horse became startled and it’s kick fatally wounded her. In the few moments she lived, “Os”, Oswald Thorn was seen from a distance, grinning at the act.

During her years as a spirit, she thought on how Os loved to prank and fed animals hot peppers to see them suffer. I also learned that Oswald had a kinder brother named Ewan, which Serene admitted to having a crush on.

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Oct 142013
 

To mark the special occasion of Halloween, and the 250th year since Mad King Thorn had been seen, Lion’s Arch was redecorated. The famous lion statue took on a deranged and spooky appearance, children of all races ran through the streets demanding candies, and pumpkins were placed throughout for carving.

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