Friday February 27, Muirthemne
One hundred ten years ago, during the Wolf Age, Muirthemne was sacked, burned
and all but buried under a mountain of rock and sand by Balor and the Fallen
Lords. As I stood before the ruins of the Mausoleum of the Cath Bruig I could
not help but wonder what we hoped to gain by owning it.
All was made clear when King Alric arrived today and revealed his intentions.
"Once we have recovered the Ibis Crown," he declared, "Llancarfan will once more
be the seat of the Cath Bruig Empire with myself as Emperor. The people will
draw strength from me and we will go forth and strike down our enemies. Once
they have been defeated we will rebuild the Empire to its former glory."
Legend states that whoever wears the Ibis Crown has at his disposal truly
staggering power. Such was the artifact's power that Ceiscoran, at fantastic
expense, commissioned eleven ordinary copies of the thing to be made in order to
make theft of the true crown more difficult. When Muirthemne fell to the Fallen
Lords, the crown was nowhere to be found.
King Alric believes it was secreted away in the catacombs below the Mausoleum of
the Cath Bruig. Knowing that entering the haunted crypt is tantamount to a death
sentence, the King has called for volunteers.
Though willing, I will not be going below to help find the crown. Instead I will
be travelling south to Forest Heart to search for another relic: the Tain.