A Roguish Bard's Diary

Valadriel in Dark Ages

Deoch 14 , 6th Moon , 4th Sun
 
I met a young lady named Rhaeg today...
She is a priest and probably the most beautiful lady i have ever seen .
After a long conversation with her i found out that she has gained much more insight than I have , but as i want to be able to protect such a fair lady I have to do something to catch up with her .
I felt comfortablein her presence and i fear my hear is endangered from yon fair priestess...
 
same day , evening
 
I decided to enter the dungeon beneath the town of Mileth , for my mentor Seriah told me that  facing the horrors who dwell beneath our peaceful city might let me understand things I have never even noticed.
 
 
Deoch 14,6th Moon , 5th Sun
 
 
Not much to write today...
Up to now everything is alright , I fought hard today but i don't think i gained much insight ... there must be another way...
...yet i am distracted for memories of lady Rhaeg keep me from thinking ...
 
 
Deoch 14 , 6th Moon , 6th Sun
 
I found out that it is possible to venture deeper into the darkness that lies beneath Mileth.
The walls seem to watch me and the creature are huge and terrifying...
The smell of death and decay fills the air and i can hardly breath...yet  I think this is right place and though mny people have warned me to venture thus far I had to comehere.
A huge centipede attacked me today , i found out that i can hardly pierce it's hide with my dagger , so i started to set traps and almost ran into one of them myself...
Now i will manage to gain experience and new insight , so I can protect lady Rhaeg...   I have met her only once and yet I think i might fall in love with her one day ... or ..maybe I already did
 
 
Deoch 14, 6th Moon , 7th sun
 
When i was fighting a spider today , two of its brethren and a bat came to it's aid .
I ran through the dark corridors as fast as i could , stumbling and almost falling i made it around a corner ..
just to see a centipede , ready to attack. I managed to dodge it's attack , but one of the beasts was a spellcaster and injured me badly.
I finally got into a small room and shut the door behind me , hoping that the lock would keep the critters at bay for a while. Then i looked aruond in the dark chamber, which was abandoned...or so i thought..
The very moment i sat down to rest two bats came flying towards me from the shadows , i drew my dagger to fight them off , but while i hit one of them , the other bit me in my shoulder .
Pain slowed my motion and clouded my mind..but then i thought of Lady Rhaeg and turned to fight the second beast .
I managed to kill it , taking another blow...but my dagger broke and was useless now.
After i had written a letter I opened the door a little to send my trained pigeon out , hoping that it would find it's way out of the dungeon and to the lady...
I am freezing and bleeding heavily ,the bandages i made out of pieces of cloth i had torn off my shirt are dark red with blood , yet when i visualize the face of yon young priestess the wounds seem to bere mere scratches and it gets warmer ...
 
 
Deoch 14, 6th Moon , 8th Sun
 
I hope the date is correct , I lost track of time being down here in the darkness having only a small candle left , now that my torch is gone...
My weapon is gone and the fowl beasts will soon manage to break the door , they can smell my blood and want to feast on my corpse, but I am not giving up yet...  
I keep singing ancient songs to keep myself from becoming insane and it makes me feel better too...
The power of the old songs seems to drive away some of the darkness... may the Tuatha be blessed for the ancient bard songs...
As i am unarmed i started to set traps ... they are all around me now , but that is okay for i can't go anywhere , wheter there are traps or not ... so i will wait and let the critters have a little surprise...
I will continue writing later , but i must  stop now for i hear strange noises
The lack of food weakens me now that I had to use up my last ration , and the thirst almost lets me drop unconscious
 
Sometime later , i gave up writing dates as long as i am down here...
 
Through some strange magical reasons i received a letter from Lady Rhaeg , it seems as if the priestess asked the gods themselves to send it to me ...
Anyway i feel invigorated after reading that letter ..she also said something about a reward if i ever get out f here...
Now i do have one more reason to get out of here quickly...
It is dark now , i hope whoever finds this will be able to read it ...
My candle has gone out and it suddenly became pitch black in here.
 
The next day ..or so I think for i have slept a while
 
I listened to the sounds around me .first it was silent ,but then i heard it , a terrible noise like the mourning of a long forgotten spirit...it was the sound of oaken wood that was about to burst under the pressure of who knows what creatures...
I heard the door shatter into pieces and then a disgusting sound of dozens of legs crawling over the dirty floor .
the smell was terrible , it was a fowl smell of decay and excrements...
They came closer , i knew that for sure but i could not see them , and my heart pounded so loud that i could not even hear them.
Then i heard it ..the familiar sound of my traps being activated , they ran into them..it had taken me days to set them up but now they would pay the price for imprisoning me in here....
After enough of my traps had hit their targets i charged towarsd the door , shouting a fierce battlecry...
...and somehow got out of the room unharmed.
I ran away as fast as i could and made it to a staircase , now I am in a room at the second level of this dungeon , it seems to be rather save and i even found some food here...
 
 
Deoch 14 , 6th Moon , 16th Sun
 
I finally got out of that dark place...the sun was blinding when i stepped outside , but i loved it . The air was fresh and i thanked the gods for saving..and i was also oing to thank the fairest of their priest .. who had prayed for me...
 After asking an Aisling about the date i realized how long i really had been down there and shivered...
I had been down there much longer than i had thought , but the insight i had gained let  me understand many things. I even could wear another type of armour , now that i understood how to do so .
As i had found some items of value ..probably leftovers of less fortunate adventurers I had some money and used it to buy a present for the fair priestess , yet i still have to find her