Tales of the Sword Coast

Friends in high places...

10 Tarsakh, 1480 D.R.

The following is an except from the journal of Aelar Galanodel…

“10 Tarsakh, 1480 D.R.: It has been several days since I have had time for reflection on recent events, let alone the time necessary for collecting these events in writing. So there is much to recount…

Shortly after Duke Adrian’s death and the tragic events on the wide, I was approached by one Imbralym Skoond, acting on behalf of one of the remaining Dukes of Baldur’s Gate. He offered us a chance to sit and sup with him as he brought us up to date on events in Baldur’s Gate and explained his patron’s interest in having some additional agents working on his behalf.

Curiously, as this first invitation was playing itself out, Odric was approached by the leader of the Flaming Fist, only newly promoted upon the death of Duke Adrian. He offered to host us on Wyrm’s Rock for a meeting to discuss the ills of the city, both high and low. Unfortunately, both meetings were conflicted in timing, so Odric, Perrin, and This went off to Wyrm’s Rock while Irshimboss, Serenia, and I made our way to a meeting with Skoond at an inn called the Three Kegs.

Upon reflection, it appears our meeting with Skoon went better than Odric’s time upon Wyrm’s Rock. I gather from Perrin that they may have actually been thrown out of the stronghold due to Odric’s ham-handed attempts at diplomacy. While I have come to trust his sword and his shield in times of battle, there are skills even Torm has not gifted Odric with.

So now we are in the service of Duke Silvershield, one of the four high Dukes of Baldur’s Gate. I get the sense that his generous stipend for our time is just as much about buying our loyalty as it is procuring our services. Still, it never hurts to have friends in high places. If nothing else, the relationship has at least garnered me access to the High Hall’s libraries for as long as we remain in Baldur’s Gate.



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