Koshka’s Journal #9
With the Himmelsk Naeve dead at Koshka’s feet what else should happen but the Pave of Nova Vaasa walking in? Surprisingly he did not seem overly upset. Surprised to see him dead, but only because it was sooner than expected. Evidently Alonzo filled him in on the plot and he wished him dead. He has agreed to withdraw his men from Elijah’s side but cannot guarantee that we will be found blameless in the eyes of the public. For this reason we took his pre-written letter, he was obviously prepared for this, and left town quickly for Egertus. Alanzo promised us that Elijah would be solitary and that he would conveniently stay in Kantora so that we needn’t face him, but of course he lied.
We arrived in Egertus shortly after and the letter did exactly what we wanted it to, after a few snarky remarks from Gluney. The hater-of-Vento apparently decided to protect Elijah as he now owns the box but perhaps there is another reason yet unknown. With all his guards now absent, we had hoped Elijah himself would be simple but as Koshka already remarked, Alonzo had lied. The inevitable fight with him was as terrible as expected and Koshka does not yet remember all that occurred but we managed to live through it and defeat him, for now. At the last he was taken by the mists themselves, they seem to have a purpose of their own.
And Elijah had one last surprise in store for us. He seemed to have some sort of magical compulsion that forced each of us to attack one another, some of us were able to resist longer than others but only Obeah was ultimately immune. Due to some quick thinking on his part and the resistances of Caspar and Z it seems we were able to escape without too much damage. With Elijah dead we were able to recover the box but alas it is missing a piece!
Koshka had but one lead as to where it might have been, by following the compass. And perhaps that was not so much what Koshka expected to find but it was possible… But Koshka found something much better within the Koshka Bluffs, Koshka found Vurrie! To actually find a friend in this world is a new and strange experience, but a welcome one. Vurrie will keep an eye on our progress and try to ensure the way is safe for our trip back home. Koshka is certain she can convince him to come back with her, the old world is much too beautiful to leave forever. And women do have a way about these things…