Monday April 20, Inside the Tain
Once we were inside the Tain, The Deceiver explained its importance and what
we must do here. I must admit that I was somewhat distracted, however. This
place is wholly outside of my experience. The air is cool and very dry and has a
metallic taste. There are sections of cave wall that merge seamlessly with
emptiness. Looking into these voids brings on feelings of nausea and I cannot
shake the feeling that we are being watched.
The Tain was supposed to be the final resting place of the Myrkridia, but The
Summoner has been inside the shattered artifact for five months now, slowly
resurrecting their entire race. To think of it makes me shudder, and even now
the Myrkridia spread across the Province like fire across a dry field, leaving
death and blackened ruins in their wake. We must stop him now.
By all accounts, Soulblighter butchered the entire population of Strand looking
for The Summoner. How he knew where to look for him, or even how, is unclear.
It is obvious that Soulblighter did not have access to the Total Codex. If he
did, it would have led him right to the man. Instead, he tortured and killed
nearly every living soul within three weeks travel of that ill-fated city before
The Deceiver has brought us here to kill The Summoner. The ruin he will bring
about if allowed to remain alive is unconscionable. This alone dictates that he