Majetag, 21st day of Fleurgreen, 432 AC
Third Watch rising 26
Skullcap Inhabited By Draconians
by Darcwulf, Staff Writer
Plains of Dergoth - Adventurers exploring the ruins of Skullcap have encountered draconians.
This past week an adventuring group called the Solace Roughnecks attempted to enter Skullcap, the ruins of the once mighty magical fortress called Zhaman. The group led by the grizzled half-dwarf veteran Derk Rockbiter, were greeted with a hail of arrows at their feet.
"We's just getting' nears that ugly mug of a 'ill, when theys carpeted the road ahead o' us," Rockbiter told the Herald. "But we's determined to get in that place and gets us some tasty loot. So we hunkered down behinds our shields, all safe and sound like, while Bald Bill our pet wizard whipped up a stiff wind to blows away all theirs arrows. Then we's charged 'em. That's when they came swarming out at us, draconians, scads of the scaly critters. We's tried to fight 'em, but theys obviously had their own pet wizards causse all of a sudden like we's couldn't move none." The adventurers were bound and gagged then carried inside, where they saw a well organised, long term encampment.
"Thems draco's started yelling at each other," continued Rockbiter. "Seemslike couple of thems wanted to off us, slits ours throats and be done wit' us, woulda been the smarts thing to do too, but dese others seems to thunk it wrong. Anyways, we''s put thats time to good use and freed ou'selves. We managed to sneak out under the covers o' some o' Bald Bill's crafty 'lusions. Dang it, if 'e don't come in 'andy 'ccasionally. When theys noticed we'd scarpered the dracos came afters us, chasing us half ways across the plains. Somethin' was strange 'bout them dracos, theys not at all like the ones I've seen before. Bald Bill says he knows what theys are a different breed, royal or something' he says."
"They are noble draconians," clarified William Chauvelin the red robe, called by his companions much to his annoyance, Bald Bill. "They are a very rare breed created decades ago in the last days of the War of the Lance by Dragon Highlords final act of desparation. Whereas the traditional breeds are corrupted versions of the metallic dragons, these are corrupted versions of the chromatics."
Rockbiter and the Solace roughnecks are planning to return to Skullcap. "Soon as we's rounds ups some more fightin' men, we's headin' back. You just knows if theys there for so's long, then theres gotta be somethin' worth a lotta steel ins that rock pile."