The Wanderings of the Brigade of Fire and Steel

Hammig's Thoughts

A month ago, we followed the halfling onto a boat.

It was the best plan ever.

I have not properly blown up or incinerated or hammered anything.

I hate boats. I hate the ocean.

Cyka. Bloody halfling.

Storming the Castle
Taking down those liches

I wonder how much trouble the first lich gave him, Kurt and Brenna. It was a bloodbath in there and they were hurt badly. Seeing those prisoners, shackled and slaughtered, made me really hate this castle. I really wanted to hunt those liches and kill them myself but Hamig told me about their reflective properties that hurt them just as bad. I hate this place. We had to move with caution.

As we explored the castle we ran into lots of prisoners, alive but shackled. We released them and the damn “hero” had to take the time to arm them all with ass-bones. Damn, Kurt! How many of those damn things you took with you?! But they went off to rescue the others as we headed deeper. The dagger was screaming for vengeance in my head, guiding me through the castle to where they are.

At last, we arrived to their throne room and we engage in that perilous battle. Magic seem non effective here as Bauks and Nasir were hurt as they tried to use magic. I thought I would try to unhook the prisoners, but that took too long and the situation was getting worse. After seeing Nasir fell after making a valiant effort to hurt the liches, I decided to take the chance and strike the nearest one. I managed to take it down with one strike, however Hamig’ s warning proved very true. I felt such pain coursing through my body. I almost fell down due the terrible feeling. But thankfully I was the last one who needed to feel that pain because we freed the spirit of the baby trapped in the last lich. With him in our protection, we make our way back to Susie so we can reunite them together.

As the others went ahead a bit once we arrived to the gypsy wagon, I took a moment to tell the mother that her will is done and hope she can rest in peace. I thank her for her strength and resolve to end the pain that many suffered and made my way back to the group.

Uh oh… we are back at the nymph’ s fountain. I need to look away! Felt such an evil stare last time we were there.

Examination of a Halfling
Of course he did... Rika's thoughts

His wounds are severe; too severe for healing spells. She held the Halfling’s head in her lap, trying to ascertain what to do.
The little bastard ran off into the heat of battle, and got himself killed for it. I am a medic, I should not lose companions so quickly… I should not be so hard on myself… He did this to himself… Of course he ran into the thick of it. This is Nate.
She vaguely heard Bauks and Hammig speaking with Drace in the background. Something about teleportation to the temple in Olympia.
“Zat vould vork,” The death mage stood up after finishing her examination. “Zee little bastard did himzelf zis time.”
Rika shook her head. This group was her family; even Nate. All she could do was watch and wait as Bauks attempted his end with the teleportation.
Note to self: get Drace to buy me scrolls of Resurrection next shopping trip. Cannot let this happen twice to the little shit. Or worse, this happen to Creena next time.

The One and Only Truth [and quick rebuttal to the leader]

Guys, I don’t know how to break this to you, but did y’all see how awesome that was? I mean, I’ve ALWAYS been awesome, it’s no wonder y’all want to fight with me so much, and so obvious why Kurtwood is such a try-hard in my presence, but DID YOU SEE THAT?

I mean, seriously! It took FIVE of them, hitting me AT THE SAME TIME with axes that EACH weighed more than twice what I do to bring my bad self down, AND THEY HAD TO TAKE EXTRA HITS TO BE SURE.

PLUS!! My plan TOTALLY WORKED TOO. They were so distracted upon realizing how much of a threat I was that they focused ALL of their attention on me, allowing everyone else to get behind them and totally mop up. See? THAT’S team work right there, and it’s all because of how awesome I was!

Besides, I was down for like, what? 2 hours? Pfft. And Moly’s all proud of herself ’cause she got rich after selling her shitbag party off.

Oh! And in case someone says, “HE DIDN’T LEARN ANYTHING!” that’s not true!

I know that if there’s four or less, I can do it without getting taken down, AND if I’ve had a few good hits with my Vampiric axes? I CAN TANK THE WORLD.

Fuck yeah, guys. I. Am. AWESOME.

Dammit Nate

That foolish ranger! Why did he try that stunt?! All he become was a axe rack for those… man-beasts! Thankfully Bauks was able to get him teleported to someplace where they revived him.

But for a moment, I felt like I failed everyone… I better make sure to plan accordingly to prevent situations like this. Maybe have some good shield cover between him and any threat in case he tries that reckless stunt. Or maybe pull him to safety so we can strike the foes with magic. Ah… I better take a moment to think things through and calm down.

Damned Woods
Comfy in the forest keep

I am glad to be out of that damned forest. That place gave me the creeps big time. We almost lost Bauks, our black mage, to the Wight forest. Glad I made it in time before any one of our allies struck him down. But that ghostly being struck me hard, but… something odd happened.. My armor absorbed the dark effect in a blinding light. Then a dark spot appeared on my armor when it hit me. That ghost fled after learning my new found power. This caused Rika to inspect my armor…. Very carefully. It made me uncomfortable a bit but yet comfortable as well… Especially in the woods.

I better find some priests of Myrkul to assist me to found out about this armor… because Rika won’t explain to me what is up with my armor.

Oh. I did acquire this paladin’s saddle that was given to me by everyone after we found his fallen horse. We are not sure exactly what is inside of it. So I better make sure to check it out when I have time… probably in Norman’s ship. I better also split the gold with everyone. I don’t need that much gold and platinum coins. I am sure the paladin would have preferred that.

And now we made it to the forest keep and after being questioned if I had anything to do with the paladin’s death. Glad to know we are safe and comfortable. Even better knowing we acquired the Drought of the Lilac Tears, and returned the belongings to the soldier’s family. Makes my heart much warmer seeing her have something to remind them of their good son they have… Reminds me to return home to my family… I kind of miss them.

Observations of the Ethereal
Plot Device + Asking GM for information

They had finally found an evening in what the lady mage appreciated to be more civilized conditions. She furiously wrote next to one of the many hearths in the Tempestian estate.

To the Honorable Priests of Myrkul,

It is obvious that the inhabitants of the Forest of Wight are are not affected by magical spells. It is also greatly known that it only God-handed attacks and abilities. What is more interesting is the ability of a Siren (as she will be referred to hence) to lure and, if my theory is correct, control these spirits. I have not heard of a creature to control the undead by means of voice. According to accredited sources, the being sings to the deceased to come to the center of the forest.

She stopped writing to inspect the room again. Her party had mostly taken to rest after the festivities. Only herself and Kitty were left to sit by the roaring fire.

“Miss Rika?”
“Yes, Kitty?”
“You can go to bed now, Drace isn’t here any-”
“And vat does dat hav to do vit any’ting!?” She turned red and looked down at her letter again, focusing all her energy on the proper Indopanese tense she was using.

The meaning of this location is unknown to me; only that there is a great fog that confuses and blinds those who walk into it. Thus causing them to lose their sense of direction and become lost in the forest. This kind of fog I am familiar with thanks to the esteemed writings of Derrick Von Clementis. However, Von Clementis mentioned nothing of such a Siren.

Kitty giggled.
“Stop that!”
“You could just tell him you know.” A large smile creeped on the Irda’s face.
“I do not know vat you are talking about,” she corrected indignantly.
“Fine, Miss Rika.” She was still smiling.

Additionally, there is an armor that has been acquired with peculiar properties. It bolsters the command of the wearer, while simultaneously repels the spirits of the dead. It was found in a Temple of Myrkul. I write to you, honorable ones, to inquire of your knowledge of observations or histories of such a creature and armor. Please post back to as soon as able.


Lady Osrika von Kysely
Death Mage to Myrkul

“I could just tell him when we get back to the keep.” Her large smile grew.
“You vould not dare?!” The dark haired woman said very slowly while glaring daggers at her companion.
“We’ll see.”

The mage stood up whirled to go, only stopping herself to walk back to the borrowed writing board hurriedly finish writing, grab all of her notes in her arms and storming off; smearing ink on her hands and robes in the process.


The second/first continent makes me feel ranger-y, at least where we are now. It’s very forested, not so disimilar from our keep. Anyway, we’re only a week or so away from our first job here. Hammig is on the trail like a hooked fish, of course he’s going to the giant pillar of eternal flame. Whatever.

But there’s pixies here, they sound interesting.

Ran into some gnolls too. Well armed. Not as good as us, but they were okay. I talked to them, they were cheap, so we paid ’em off ’cause I spoke their language. Pfft, see Kurtwood manage that shit? As if.

Anyway, we’re going through the probably haunted forest but so far all we got is bugbears. They’re dead, and it’s my turn on watch now.

Oh, and I might’ve accidentally hit our main healer with a vampiric axe, but it’s okay. I gave her life back. I’m nice like that, part of being as awesome as I am.

Anyway, I spotted a good tree off from the tent, so I’m gonna settle in up there once I get my armor back on. Too bad there’s no snow or anything, still, good luck on those dumbass bugbears seein’ a ranger in a tree.

Idiots. Whatever. If they come back I’ll just kill the rest.

Fearless Leader's Jounral Entry
two rare sights in one day!

I am glad that Norman and Norma loved the painting. It makes such hard work worthwhile. I will appreciate the gifts they gave me for this commission. That painting seem to caught the others’ eyes but… it just seems to confuse them a bit and Hamig seem to stare at me giving me a “really” look.

We went out again to the desert lands all together can came across a mage of Liad’s who in great, great detail explained these spell Liad himself created. It has caught our magic-users’ attentions very much. The mages seem content and happy with their acquired spells until I get approach by Rika saying she needs my help with a pastry vendor for her favor. It seemed she really wanted that spell, she usually doesn’t ask for my help like this. I agreed and went to the vendor, and bought what she needed along with some pastries for us. That look on her face when I gave her the danish, it was quite a rare sight to behold. I don’t think I could forget that.

We returned and have been informed that we were invited to a party on this land’s prince’s honor. But we did have time until then, so Creena wanted to go get some holy crackers. Hamig turned to me and asked which one of us are going to go with her. After a decisive game, I prevailed and he had to accompany her to a temple. Then I see Rika and Kitty going on their own, saying they needed some new clothes. I sighed and decided to come along thinking she may anger that vendor as well… I think we both lost this game at this point. I was having to hold all these clothes she grabbed then put me in an awkward position about which dress she wants… I had no idea… I just said why not both and she agreed and bought all the clothes she chose, but having me to carry them. She gave me another rare bubbly smile. It is still weird.

At last it is party time and now everyone is dressed up. It is a very nice party. We are all guests for letting him know his brother is safe and sound. As a gift, he has given us all a favor for whatever we wish. I had to think about what I want now. And then retired as everyone was being merry and dancing away. Baux seemed to be showing up everyone on the dance floor. Then Rika asks me if I wanted to. And then Baux comes over and pushes me to her, making my answer very clear.

Hamig and Rika noticed that he was very frail health. Brenna wanted to help too. I agreed as well since he was such a great host to us and welcomed us with opened arms. After meeting with him in private, It seems we also have been tasked by this gracious prince to acquire this Drought of the Lilac Tears that’s in the second continent. He is a great guy and from what he says, I don’t want his son to go without a father so soon. I will find this drought and bring it to him. Thankfully it does not interfere with our task for Lobo.

Now we are in the jungle… Man, it is so hot… But I need to brace myself for such conditions, I am exploring the lands on the ports. Then this Emerald Tiger hide caught my eye. It looks very nice. I may have to get someone to fashion this into a cloak. I could make me even more inspiring. And so I bought the hide and now Fearless leader now needs a tailor or something to fix this.

Sword Concept: Moonbite
Recorded for not forgettings

Short sword, in the gladius style, crafted from Starmetal alloyed with Krondorian Steel and some silver, with Ironwood inlay permanently melded to the steel. Inlay will be knotwork Wolves in vines, trailing to the ironwood handle with the tang forming the pommel. Perhaps enchanted to allow the user to cast Moonbeam once a day.

I will keep eye out in this land for suitable wood, otherwise will find when home. May need druid for shaping properly.

I will call it Moonbite.


Is good plan.

Oh, we had party, found Prince is sick, and will seek cure in strange, humid jungle lands of second continent.

Also, Baux found out not to try to outbid leader. And found new spear sword. And new short sword, good for jungle.

And have TWO new spell, Firebreath and Liad Spell for Punching. Is not name, am just tired.

I sleep now. not want forget sword.


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