Alia - The Age of Exploration

Chapter 3

A trail of unholy heresy!

Dear Diary,
It has been yet another week, I hope this will not become a trend.

After receiving at Fort Brutus, we got Felin pardoned and reported our findings from the swamp to Alexis, the captain of the Fort.
He gave us the option to stay for a while as began an investigation of the swamp, of which Felin volunteered. The captain figured that we could provide valuable information, should the investigation leave them wondering.
The investigation and scouting lasted for almost a week, but the Captain offered us to take part in teambuilding exercises during our stay.

When Felin finally returned from his scouting mission, he claimed to have found a cultist compound close to the swamp. The captain was eager to act upon this information, and asked if we wanted to help clear out the compound.
Despite immideatly agreeing to it, we still had to wait for reinforcement from the clergy. The next day, two clergy archers arrived with a small posse of archers in tow.
The plan was simple. Felin goes off on his own, grabs the attention of one wing of the compound, the two groups of archers provides supressive fire and we spearhead straight into the compound.

Facing little resistance, we eventually reached a big burial chamber brimming with unholy energies. In front of us laid a giant corpse, which, surprise surprise, rose again. Seems to have been a theme as of late really. It engaged us, entirely enraged at the sight of Chadwick and his rune. It just…seemed to have a connection to her.
Chadwick rushed to her altar, and his rune locked him into place as we were left fighting the woman. She proceeded to put grave curses on us, and the fight was a struggle.
She shouted profanities and untruths about dear, kind Mother Hildegaard, and even claimed that she killed her. What heresy!

As Chadwick finished with the rune, the undead woman seemed to weaken, and we took her down. Felin seemed to join us right after, and helped us search the room. Chadwick managed to unlock her altar and we pushed off it’s lid. Inside we found a stone tablet with foreign writing.
We didnt manage to decipher much, but it said something like.
“Grave of Lindelei, daughter of the dead, follower of Hel. She who shall lead the army from the west”.

I’ve no idea what to make of that. Perhaps Hildegaard would know more.
At any rate, after this, we met up with the Clergy Archers, who lifted our curses before returning to the Fort.

Sincerely,
Sieglinde

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