King of the Stolen Lands

Adra's Journal: Session 7b

Session 7b: Monthly Reports

Session 7b: “Monthly Reports”

Compiled here are copies of correspondence sent to Baron Cedric Fellstorm. Each letter details some of the events and happenings in the nation of Halcyon during its first year.

Halcyon, Miron
Barrakas 817

Baron Fellstorm,

Since founding Miron and Halcyon we have received an estimated two hundred and fifty colonists. They are of varied social standing, but typical of the population of the river lands. I have taken it upon myself to personally inspect their travel papers and their intent to make Miron their home. Anyone not in possession of traveling papers had documentation issued to them and records made. I am currently storing these records until we have constructed a proper repository.

The work on the craftsman guild house is complete. I have spoken with the craftsman guild and they have already made use of the facilities. They are very hopeful to attract crafters and artisans that want to explore their arts. I would prefer they remain closer to traditional crafts, however seeing as we have no partnerships with the Dragonmarked houses I will not hamper any innovation.

One of the many craftsmen that have come to settle in Halcyon is Voshan Zehtacian, an elven artist that specializes in the horticultural arts. I would normally be unconcerned about an artist arriving, but I would suggest we speak with him about beautifying this town. I would very much like to see parks and common areas that mimic the great gardens of Flamekeep and Thronehold. It is still early enough to speak with Stone and his architects to include Zehtacian’s landscaping in the city plan.

In closing I want to discuss a colonist that has been involved in many projects this month. His name is Loy Rezbin. I have kept a close eye on him and his wife, Latricia, over the past month. The pair have done wonders helping other colonists and organizing workers. They seem to have political ambitions and have been talking to trappers and traders from the east. I have overheard them mention on several occasions the construction of a trading post out in the Narlmarches, near where we fought those terrible Tatzlwyrms. Apparently before those creatures made their home at that spot it was used as an impromptu trading ground for trappers and other woodsmen. Loy has made a request to speak about his aspirations at this month’s council meeting.

Adra Kellen


Halcyon, Miron
Rhaan 817

Baron Fellstorm,

Unsurprisingly, we have had a bevy of prostitutes enter town. The Byggmesteren had been constructing an inn, but has decided to alter the designs to accommodate these…new comers. I have a few suspicions that you had something to do with this. I cannot substantiate my claims, but I have known you to be fond of brothels. I suppose if we are to have such an establishment in town that it be regulated and monitored by the law.

I have been working very closely with the warden and marshal, keeping both abreast to the activity of our colonists. Akiros is slightly uncomfortable with the level of detail I provide, as he believes I am “overstepping my station” and “invading their privacy.” He has on several occasions involved himself in my investigations. I would very much like if you would talk to Akiros. If I am to do my job effectively I must have little oversight and be allowed to do what others will not. I should have you know that Zat has been able to better secure the roads we have extending to Three-River Crossing and the new farmlands with my inquiries. Zat has even taken to creating his own reports and sending them to me.

Roughly two dozen colonists have followed Loy and Latricia Rezbin to the trading post of Tatzlford. I have heard that they have experienced excellent progress in clearing and repairing the ford. Several pavilion tents have been erected while construction on more permanent shelters is completed. I must admit I am fairly impressed by the Rezbins. Their work in Halcyon was exemplary and it’s unfortunate that others are not as motivated or dedicated to their civic duties.

A half-orc by the name of Gordrak d’Tharashk has been staying in town for the last few weeks. I have detected a malevolence about him that has me on guard. He has not broken any laws, but I would certainly keep a close eye on this one. Being that he is of House Tharashk I would suggest we not do anything hasty. I would like to establish some alliances with the Houses, and while I would not want to deal with this scum, I would not want to make an enemy of that House.

Adra Kellen


Halcyon, Miron
Sypheros 817

Baron Fellstorm,

I must suggest we stop following the dwarf’s plan. We are constructing a brewery, yet we still have no house of worship or any substantial government building. While I understand that drink is popular amongst the colonists and brewing our own will lessen our dependency on foreign trade, I believe we should look to our nation’s infrastructure before its pastime.

As you know I am continuing to investigate a situation that I am close to revealing to you. On suggestion from Akiros and Kesten I will provide you with a full document disclosing my investigation once it is complete. Just know that I am monitoring trade in and out of our lands. Even more so now that we have extended roads into the Soot-Scale territory. Initial reports from the colonists are mixed, but the kobolds find the prospect of readily available dairy to be a fantastic boon.

Speaking of the kobolds, I would like to share that I have come to appreciate their dedication to the nation and more so their interest in the Silver Flame. I have been teaching Chief Soot-Scale the doctrine of my faith and he has found it to be one that the kobolds could follow. I have been working with two kobolds in particular, Tim-Tam and Kev-kin. They are showing promise and have nothing but respect for my teachings. In fact, nearly a tenth of the kobold population has embraced the Silver Flame.

I haven’t been able to keep a closer eye on the new arrivals to town, but one caught my attention. His name is Marston Grey, an artist and singer. I am sure Stonehands can tell you more about him as he has a fascination with these types. I find his work melancholy and unimaginative. Life is hard, deal with it. I’ll never understand these artist types.

Adra Kellen


Halcyon, Miron
Aryth 817

Baron Fellstorm,

Akiros should be rethinking his stance. As you know I have finally broken a case of embezzling that has been ongoing since shortly after the first colonists arrived. Without my ‘extreme measures’ this crime would have continued unimpeded and possibly been able to destabilize our community. We have only been established for a few months. It would be a sad to end this little venture because we had an unchecked criminal element. I again will remind you that you placed me in this position. I was happy to let you and the rest play kingdom and watch from the side.

Now that Brisbee Thorpe has been dealt with I will continue to investigate his personal papers and attempt to make sense of how he could have been siphoning supplies for this long. The dossier that I provided you was enough to arrest him, what I am currently working on will reveal the rest of his criminal partners. I still need to find out who he was working with to get the supplies out of town. No one can recall any large amounts of materials leaving by wagon.

I ask that I am to be dismissed of my duties on Aryth 24. It is a high holy day and I do not intend to spend it in council. I understand if this will delay things, but I will not be denied my faith.

-Adra Kellen

P.S. I’m not sure how you found out my birth date, but I am sure to keep better secrets from you. I have never in my life been so equally shocked and embarrassed as I was when the monument was uncovered. Though, I must say the resemblance is remarkable. The next time you decide to use my likeness, I would like to be informed before it is revealed to the entire town.


Oleg’s Trading Post
Vult 817

Baron Fellstorm,

I know that you hate that I address you as such, but if how would you have me address you? This is formal correspondence, do you want me to address you as Stone does? I think not.

Our progress building roads has been slow, while I know that we will benefit greatly from having roads connecting Oleg’s Trading Post with Halcyon, construction in the middle of winter has been problematic. I have reports of several dissenters who have tried to stir up trouble amongst the road crews. While Kurgar has been dispatched I would recommend holding off construction until we have adequate shelters available.

The progress at the gold mine is another matter. Once we annexed the mine, we had teams of miners ready to venture in and strike it rich. Even through the inclimate weather we are experiencing a large influx of new colonists seeking to make a name for themselves and a fortune. I have taken to keeping an eye on the operations there to make sure there is no illicit activity jeopardizing the mine or its miners.

I will continue to stay up at Oleg’s until the council meeting. The fort is in dire need of repairs and until we can get those drafts fixed and the roof patched I will be staying up here. I am thrilled however that we are finally making progress in building some municipal buildings. The Office of the City Guard will serve as a great administration building until we can afford to build more. This should also reaffirm our dedication to law and order.

Adra Kellen


Oleg’s Trading Post
Zarantyr 818

Baron Cedric Fellstorm,

As you undoubtedly heard, Svetlana was attacked returning to the trading post from a visit in Halcyon. I met her on the trail and while she was physically unharmed she was left shaken from the experience. Luckily Zat had several of his kobolds following her at the time and they were able to intervene before she was harmed. Niilo, one of the union leaders had been seeking Svetlana’s attention. Apparently Niilo had little concern that she was married and when she spurned his advances he became infatuated with her. Zat informs me that Niilo followed her out of Halcyon and waited until they were far enough from either end of the trip to strike. Zat’s kobolds, now referred to as The Hands, rescued Svetlana as the man tried to assault her. He had a knife drawn and the kobolds went for him and, from what I was told by Zat and Svetlana, had his hands bitten off and dragged out into kame lands. I inspected the remains, but there wasn’t much left of him. They didn’t so much as eat him as ravaged his corpse…

The winter has been tough, I have tried to inspect the lands we have annexed, but it is proving hard to travel anywhere without roads. Last I saw of Halcyon a housing was being constructed and a dump was designated at the edge of the Founding District.

I plan to remain at the trading post to see to Svetlana. I will also keep an eye on the visitors to the trading post and make sure no one will try to retaliate in response to Niilo’s folly. I will personally accompany Svetlana to the next council meeting.

Adra Kellen


Halcyon, Miron
Olarune 818

Baron Fellstorm,

Our range has further expanded north. Within the next month roads should finally connect Halcyon with Oleg’s. I enjoyed the naming of the new farmstead along the stretch of road that was just constructed, Niilo’s Folly. That should serve as reminder that we do not take kindly to those that would wish harm on another. Zat’s Hands have stepped up patrol, but the weather is far too cold and miserable to rely on a schedule.

Since I have been back in Halcyon I have inspected the business documents of several unions and guilds that wish to operate in town. While I approve of many of the suggested businesses we just don’t have the infrastructure yet to support them. How I wish we had access to Cannith and the rest of the Dragonmarked houses.

Adra Kellen


Leveton, Miron
Tharandor 818

Baron Fellstorm,

Leveton has been founded. I am happy to finally have roads connecting the former trading post with Halcyon. This should make travel between the two much faster and much safer. The old trading post has been incorporated into the designs to be the basis of Merchant’s Point a district that will encourage trade and craft. The latest addition Oleg added was a dedicated stables that will be a wonderful asset once we establish trade lines with Brindol and the other southern towns of Rhestilor.

During the dedication of the shrine to the Sovereign Host, a half-orc I hadn’t seen before stumbled into the crowd. He looked extremely confused and looked as if he were wearing the same clothing for months. I took an interest and spoke to him privately. It turns out that the man was Ghazog the Druid. He was one of the original members of the charter to reach Oleg’s. He had no memory of the last year. He was returning to Oleg’s after exploring with the others and that is the last that he can recall. I know a little about memory loss, so I have been trying to work with him to see if he can recall anything. While working with him he has revealed some indications that the fey were involved in his lapse in memory. I have issued him citizen papers and have assigned a page to show him around Halcyon once he is ready to do so. It may be useful to know this Druid as I fear we are not done with the fey.

Adra Kellen


The Old Bandit Camp, Narlmarches
Eyre 818

Baron Fellstorm,

I apologize for the hastiness and crude script of this letter. I am writing to you without the proper use of a desk and the storm outside is rather distracting. I am currently tracking a query through the northern Narlmarches, near the Old Bandit Camp. I can’t reveal all that much, but I can tell you that it does have to do with those corpses that were found unburied and partially eaten. I plan to be in attendance at the next council meeting and will inform you in person as to what I have found.

Adra Kellen


Leveton, Miron
Dravago 818

Baron Fellstorm,

I have come to accept the kobolds, the same can not be said of the Strigani. I find their very presence to be disconcerting and in some way wicked. I don’t know if its due to their likely fey heritage or their seeming to always be up to no good. Chull Hollow is a mistake. Nothing good will come of that place. I even hear that a witch has taken up residence there. A witch, Cedric. You of all people should know that those that make deals with creatures of darkness should not be trusted. I am protesting this new district and will try very hard to have you see the error in letting it stand. The Chull tribe of the Strigani are not to be trusted.

As far as the other business of the nation, we have expanded into New Bridge, the territory between the gold mine and the Fang Berry thickets. Our road construction teams suggested a new bridge be built to replace the rickety and dilapidated one we encountered nearly a year ago.

Adra Kellen


Halcyon, Miron
Nymm 818

Baron Fellstorm,

If you will not remove the Strigani, perhaps the weather will. Terrible storms have lashed Leveton and have flooded most of Chull Hollow. What isn’t under water has blown over from the gale winds. I have surveyed the damage and I will tell you that it is severe. The few establishments still standing include the witch’s hut. If that’s not proof that there is something sinister going on, then I ask you to explain to me why the entire region was devastated but a single hut was left standing.

Kurgar has been dispatched to keep an eye on things as the cleanup begins. I fear that the storms may force the Strigani to uproot and invade Halcyon if they can’t clean up Chull Hollow.

Bokken’s Hills were similarly affected by the storm, but since the area was just recently claimed it was very lightly populated and the farm steads had not quite been established.

On one of the days following the storm an elf wizard by the name of Fynnaria entered the Hollow. She was looking for a healer, her arm was terribly crushed by a boulder trap on her travels through the river lands. She had found one of the Strigani that was able to tend to her wound, but not recover full use of her arm and hand. If only we had House Jorasco’s services out here. We would see a lot less suffering.

Adra Kellen


Halcyon, Miron
Lharvion 818

Baron Fellstorm,

It has been a most successful Silvertide. Nearly a third of the kobold population has embraced the Flame. Tim-Tam and Kev-kin have proven themselves to not only be great servants to the Silver Flame, but an inspiration to the others. I have yet to really influence the human population, but I know it is only a matter of time until they also see the light and join the purified. I would ask that we begin construction of a house of worship. I would even settle for a place where other faiths could practice. My acolytes have been holding mass in residents’ homes and on one occasion the newly constructed library, though it wasn’t yet finished.

Kurgar was able to put down much of the unrest caused by the terrible storms that swept Chull Hollow and the rest of Leveton. I know atleast one casualty from Kurgar’s visit. Though witnesses say that the perpetrator drew a weapon and threatened Kurgar and in turn Kurgar ended embedded an axe in him. His work has kept unrest at a bare minimum across the nation.

The word on the street is positive. Most citizens are looking forward to the festivals that are planned to coincide with the one year anniversary of our founding. I am overjoyed at the prospect of unloading the nearly year of paperwork I have had stored in my quarters at the newly constructed library.

Adra Kellen

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