As I look back on this experience, many things weigh heavily upon me. First, something must be done about the spirits that lay within the towers. These brave warriors sacrificed themselves so our ancestors could escape to safety and they should be honored. Instead they are locked in an never ending battle long ended. Freeing such souls will not be an easy task but one that I will see to personally. I will speak with father and arrange to have a monument built in their honor. I will have their bodies moved to this monument so that they may rest in the land they died protecting and were never able to return to. This and the proper blessing hopefully will be enough to ease them the to the afterlife. The accusations against my family still trouble me. When we spoke of this to father he said that it might be possible as even he did have not have knowledge of the actions taken by our family so long ago. If our family was banished, how did our line return with the other elves to Kyonin? One of the most disturbing facts about this information is that the Dark Elves whom we struggle against might actually be our own distant relatives.
By Erastil why can’t anything be simple.
After our experience in the towers Treerazers forces returned in full and began a new offensive. Thankfully some of the scouts that Amrune sent to investigate for my expansion spotted some of Treerazers minions on the march and was able to report back. Quickly Amrune rallied the troops and was able to muster our forces in time to stop the offensive. The losses have been horrible but thankfully Treerazers forces were pushed back. I thank Erastil for this blessing as I cannot imagine what would happen had the scouts not been sent forward at that time. Amrune reports however that Treerazers is using new troops that he has never used before, including evil fae like those used by the Dark Elves. The implications of this information is very disturbing. During one of the meetings, I recommended that Amrune and Click send scouts to patrol some of our borders as many of our forces had to be moved to the front, and I feared that some of our enemies might take advantage. I have also heard that movement of the troops might cause problems for Seven Arches, but I trust whatever troubles might arise that my brother Elensar can handle it. I’m upset that I cannot spend as much time at the front caring for the wounded as I want, but so much is happening so fast. I wonder how the shorter lived races can stand it.
Not long after the offensive we were approached by King Borogrim with a request. Apparently his cousin wishes to hunt a dangerous beast residing in the Tanglebriar to bring honor to his clan. Though King Borogrim did not say it, we could tell that he wished us to escort his cousin and help him on his hunt. During this conversation Borogrim confirmed something that I have been fearing for some time. The Dwarven Church of Erastil that I helped found is creating a schism in the dwarven community. King Borogrim fears that this might even lead to civil war and has asked for our assistance in the future. I brought the teachings of Erastil to the dwarves because I saw they had many traits that Erastil praised. Family, honor, and community are all cornerstones of the dwarf race and Erastils beliefs. Instead of strengthening these ties, I have shattered them.
We helped King Borogrims cousin as promised. The creature we fought in the Tanglebriar was a horrible beast corrupted by a fiendish taint. I have no doubt without my family’s aid the young dwarf would have perished. I now prepare myself to return to Five Kings Mountains and fix the trouble that I have caused.
I have to ask myself if I misinterpreted Erastils blessings? Did I do wrong by spreading his word? Is this a test? I have begun to fast to help focus my mind and cleanse my body as well a pay penitence for the consequences of my actions. I only pray to Erastil that I don’t make things worse.