It’s been awhile since I wrote one of these Records, a lot has happened since the undead siege and now. To keep this nice and short I’m going to abbreviate all that has happened. After the siege we found out that Balgus was sent to the second layer of Hell. We all decided, as well as Thoric to go to the second level of hell and rescue him. To this end we all went our separate ways for three months to train and become stronger. I trained under Neel’s tutelage in becoming a nature warden and deepened my bond with Galahad. I also spent time with my beloved Matrena, the more time I spend with her, the more I begin to realize that I hate being apart from her. I find myself thinking about her non stop, and even during our last mission she was on my mind. I am not a child I should be able to control these emotions but I feel that I truly love Matrena. We also helped rebuild Dayhill. After three months I sent out to rendezvous with the others in Yampfield. We all meet in the Hands of Heironus it was good to see the others Lucius and Percy trained with the Golden Leginarries. Scarloc trained with Fox to become a shadow dancer, whatever that is, they use shadows, I think? Jiro trained with Lucan? And made not gonna lie some pretty awesome boots, and other cool magical items.We gathered around Valterya, Alec had agreed to teleport us back from Hell with the condition being we have to be on the first layer of hell. I decided not to bring Galahad with us, I won’t bring such a noble creature down into Hell itself. We all gathered around and prepared ourselves, and then next thing I knew we were in hell. The first layer was a barren wasteland that the only noise I could hear was the screaming of the damned. We journeyed along for a bit until we had the pleasure of meeting the inhabitants of this hell scape. Devils, we ambushed them and killed all but one of them. We then made an unholy contract with him, in exchange for sparing his life he would take us to the second layer of Hell. He failed his half, and because of the wording of the contract he was slain, and in his stead a red Tiefling stood before us. Ipkesh was his name, and he said he would fulfill the rest of the contract in his stead. He then teleported us into his tavern in the city of Dis. After some debating we decided that we would strike a deal with the devil inside of Ipkesh, in exchange for killing a business rival he would sneak us into the prison that Balgus was kept in, but also smuggle us to the first layer, where we could safely teleport away. We then went on our way, his business rival turned out to be a giant fat disgusting Devil. We killed it, and as a side note never piss off Thoric, ever. Then Ipkesh showed up took us to the prison and left us in a room in the same ward as Balgus. The group decided to send Scarloc and Jiro ahead to find Balgus and teleport him back to us.To pass time in the room, Lucius Thoric and I played cards. Specifically Go fish, I lost. Not sure what happened but they found him and made it back to the room. It was good to see my friend Balgus again, but it was the joy on Thoric’s face that showed me how much he was really worried about his brother. The reunion was short lived as the jail wardens quickly found out where we were hiding. As the Devils were about to break into the room, we activated the contract with Ipkesh and he teleported us to safety. Jiro had to trade away a magic knife for it, but it was worth it since we all got out alive. Back on the first layer, we joined hands then used the crystal Alec gave us to return to the material plane. What we thought took weeks only took about three minutes. It was joyous to know that we were back in the material plane, and that I was reunited with Galahad once more. No rest for the wicked however, the King of Yampfield, King Aldwic wanted us for a mission. We bid Balgus and Thoric Farewell, then went to the Velvet Dagger to rest for a few days. We then meet with King Aldwic who knew that I was the son of Baron Kronsieg. The King tasked with with two missions. One find the source of the Dracolisk we fought, and two go to the city of Rax and defeat the poison lodge to prevent them from poisoning all of Yampfield. We decided that it would be best if we had a guide with us to the underdark (the location which the Deepwood scouts said the Dracolisk came from.) As it turns out the Yampfield branch had a man who knew the underdark well. Harvey! He fought alongside us in Dayhill, he used these items called guns, truly marvels of technology, I want to get my hands on one. In exchange for getting Harvey we agreed to allow Percy to join them on a mission as they needed a even number of members. We rested for the night, then made our way to the Kobold cave where we first encountered the Dracolisk, there we found an underground stairwell leading into the underdark. After traveling awhile we found ourselves in a mushroom farm. We eventually came across the gnome who owned this farm. In exchange for killing the powerful Kobolds in a cave near his farm, he would allow us to leave peacefully. We found the cave containing the kobolds, and where there are kobolds there are dragons. Usually. We entered the cave, and slaughtered the Kobolds. We then found out that there was a shrine deeper inside of the cave. We had to swim to reach the shrine, things never are simple. In the water were water based humanoids called sahuagins. We killed a few of them, then we tried to teleport away only to find the leader of the Sahuagins. This champion agreed to let us pass, if in exchange we gave him half of the treasure we find. We agreed, then left the water, after catching our breathe for a bit, we ventured further into the shrine. There we found not a dragon, but a Dracohydra, half dragon half Hydralisk.Instead of slaying the creature Scarloc used one of the weapons he got from Hell, his Infernal Short Sword to stab a crystal the Dracohydra seemed to be guarding, this caused the crystal to speak and caused the Dracohydra to turn into ash, that the Hen Avok were behind this creature, the crystal then began to spew lava. We tried to outrun this enchanted lava only the realize we were surrounded. Then the amulet around Jiro’s neck began to speak. This amulet was a gift from Ipkesh, the Amulet contains a devil, he offered to teleport us to safety, he only required knowing our real names.We all agreed, he then teleported us to the surface. We then slept for the night, in the morning we said our farewell to Harvey as we went our separate ways. Along the way back to Yampfield I kept hearing something that gnawed at the back of my mind. It was only when the noise got louder did I realize what it was, and my realization made my feel fear again. It was an Orc War band, their damn drums beating, its a noise I shall never forget. However the noise was ahead of us, and I had strong friend at my side, this time it will be different. We eventually found the Orc Warband and decided to ambush it. As we got ready to fight, it took all my willpower to avoid shaking in my boots, and breaking down in fear. The last time I fought against a Orc War band had ended in victory yes, but so many that I called brothers died. Bedivere death from that incident shook me, what if one of the others died? No I refused to let that happen, I would stand and fight alongside my fellow Sentinels. The battle was hard fought, but we slew most of them, and the timely arrival of reinforcements was a welcome sight. The Dorwianin battle group had a mage that teleported us to Castle Yampfield. Once in the castle we learned that while we were gone the Orcs and their full war host appeared. They ranked in the thousands, many Rangers were the front liners, and had the majority of casualties. I worried for my Dragoons, but I knew that they would be in good hands. I offered my help to Sarconis, then the group decided we would leave for Rax first thing tomorrow morning. Percy was due to arrive at night our group would be together again. I decided that PErcy would be fine, and that I wanted to get a general consensus of the war, so I traveled towards the frontlines. However Percy was not fine. Jiro sent me a message that I needed to return at once. Apparently Selsani was the only person to arrive, nearly dead. She also told us that the others were ambushed and captured by Orcs. Orcs, they took Bedivere, Mordired and the other dragoons. They won’t take Percival. We asked permission from the King to chase him down and save them. The King then pointed out that the lives of all the people in Yampfield, was worth more than the lives of four individuals, and as much as it pains me to say, the King was right. Our duty was to the people, and I could not call myself Gawain of Yampfield if I did not put the people first. After seeing his wisdom he did give us a way out, the Orcs had a slave camp on the way to Rax, surely we could swing by on our way there. Hell yes we could. The next day we found that Sarconis was our guide towards Rax, and that his Falcon Kree was in fact a Roc, who could shrink himself. Kree carried us towards the camp, it was also during this time that I lost my druid ways and dedicated myself more into being a Ranger. We eventually found a caravan travelling on a road. We ambushed it to find Duncan, one of the members we lost. He guided us to the slaver camp where a slaver was beginning an auction. Jiro decided to masquerade as a slaver, only to be charmed by the slaver. Combat was unavoidable, during the combat Jiro launched a fireball at Galahad. If he hadn’t been charmed I would killed the shit, for trying to harm Galahad. Luckily the charm wore off and he returned to his right state of mind. We managed to save the other hands members, but it turns out the slaver had already sold Percival to Wyvern riders, who were headed to Rax. We continued our journey and eventually found the Wyvern Riders. We ambushed their party, and what was meant to be bloodless turned into killing half of their members. On a positive note we managed to free the wyverns and they left. After interrogating the surviving members we learned that they sent Percy and a few riders ahead to the city of Rax to drop him off at the buyer. We let them go, which I found myself surprised at. Before being with these guys I would of slit their throats to avoid any loose ends, but I found myself ok with letting them go. Perhaps I have changed. However it was then that Mavin told us that the ORc that ambushed her group were near, seeing as how this Orc was a high ranking member of the invasion we decided to kill him. During the fight we found out why he was called Vutnak the Swift. He was also deadly as he gave Galahad a scar, we eventually slew him. Mavin and her group ordered us to go, while they cleaned up the rest of the orcs. It did not sit right with me that we were leaving our comrades behind but Percy needed us badly, so I agreed with the others and left. After many days of Travel we finally reached our destination. Rax, the city of scums, the city in the trees. It lived up to its reputation of being a city of scum, as in a hour of being then our our stuff was stolen, but mine. I caught my would be pickpocket. We convinced him to show where he brought all of our loot. Scarloc went ahead and stole it back. Turns out it was a trap, and that the Whelps (a guild of thieves/assassins that rule the underbelly of Rax) targets us. Scarloc impressed them enough that they let us go and allowed our gear back. On top of that they agreed not to steal from us again. We got a lead on the man who stole Percy, he wore a mask, and the Poison Lodge seemed to operate out of a tea shop. After spending time hunting down leads we decided to spend the night in a tavern in the slums. A word of warning, if you ever go to Rax. Stay in a tavern above ground. The tavern was delightful and the owner Siege seemed pleasant enough. After drinking a bit, a blue bird flew in carrying a message for Lucius, he immediately stood up and stormed off. I followed him to Jiros room. It was there that we learned the truth. Jiro had made a deal with a Devil. He sold his soul of power. Jiro then allowed the Devil to materialize. I followed Eristil before, but this sight only served to deepen my faith to the gods. His mere presence was enough to strike fear in me, and his unholy aura only spoke that he meant trouble. Jiro then crossed a line as he claimed that I did not care about PErcy. Bad move, Percy is my brother, I care for very few more than he, so I slapped Jiro. Jiro then ordered the devil to contain both me and Lucius. This bad. Jiro had been completely corrupted by this Devil and he couldn’t even see it. We then all went to bed, I pray to Eristil for guidance in this matter… Our sleep wasn't long as Lucius woke me. He heard a strange noise, after breaking us out of our locked rooms, we found said noise. A giant, and I mean giant like impossible to measure, wall of water. The tavern was a trap and we fell for it. After nearly drowning a man named Mavus saved us. We then spent the rest of the time on a safer local. In the morning it turns out Lucius had gotten a message from Iomedae, in the well that served as the only source of fresh water for the inhabitants below was a note. The same type of note that told us where to find the Poison Lodge in the first place. We made our way over there and came up with a plan, Jiro would distract the guards around the well while Scarloc would steal the note. It did not go as planned. Jiro got knocked out almost instantly, Scarloc was spotted, as I was getting ready to help Lucius, two men fell from the sky like shooting rockets. One was a anti-paladin, I could tell by his aura, the other was a mage who seemed to know Jiro. In a one on one duel Lucius was beaten, I think this is the first time I have ever seen him fall. I decided it would be best to follow from a distance and bide my time trying to save them. It didn’t work out, the mage spotted me, luckily I was able to outrun him with Galahad's help. I know found myself alone. I decided that the next day I would look for my friends since the Chariot was to lower on the Day of Battle, and the cages underneather held prisoners. Later in the day however I got a throbbing in my head. The message told me to travel to the outskirts of the city. I did so, and to my very pleasant surprise. I saw something that truly made me feel honored. A ancient Wyvern, something similar to dragons descended from the skies. This Wyvern then began to communicate with me, since I had freed one of its brood, it would return the favor and take me to the second layer of Rax. I did have to wait two days. I felt a sense of satisfaction, my nature warden training had not let me down, and only deepened my need to protect nature, and all who call that place sacred. Galahad and I spent the night in a safer inn. The next day we explored the Chariot, however we could not find the others, giving up I returned to the inn, to spend my last day. Tomorrow will bring a new day, hopefully I will be able to find my comrades, I need to find them so we can safe Percy, and stop the Poison Lodge; I just hope everyone is OK. However I lay here, I keep thinking of Materna, she occupies my every waking thought, even in combat I still think of her, my heart hurts knowing how far away she is. I must tell her how much she means to me, however I have no idea how to propose to a dwarf. I truly love Matrena.