Azariel’s Notations

> Day 1, month,

> I met with members of CrIsis today. They just left for Nimro a month or so ago, and they returned directly to Sekti-Abtu from the throne room of Sunder Blackrock himself.
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> As would be assumed, they came back with somber news, and macabre trophies. The fairy and monster hunter were lost to the stronghold. Such short lived heroes be these. ReSet doesn’t lose members in these numbers, but of course they are doing nothing but waiting smugly behind their City’s walls like spiders in a Web.
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> The trophies were exotic indeed, and among them was the legendary helm, mythic in its magical properties, of Sunder. I had only heard whispers of the helm’s properties, and I was extremely excited indeed to be the one to decipher its mysteries.

Day 2, month,

After many hours of petitioners, I used my sleep shift to study the helm. I started with a physical inspection. It seemed to be true dragon bones, not much unlike the cockatrice skull I wore while adventured. The bones were from one dragon, as far as I could tell. There seemed to be wards for enchantments and spells used on parts of the skull I could swear would require using living parts of the beast’s own body to create… it made me quite uneasy. The bones were barely discolored, despite their obvious age. The breed eluded me, though I studied it for hours. I took some physical measurements of it after my visual inspection.
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> They are as follows:
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> 6′ from crown to snout; 3.2′ at the widest point of the skull, the cheek crests; 4.1′ long horns, points 6.5′ apart.

Much larger than I expected, even for a giant’s helm.

More for later, as always.

Day 3, month,
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>Today I ran a preliminary at if rune item tests, as rumors led me to suspect it was something of the sort.

I confirmed that, as fabled, it can afford the wearer use of all common wizard’s spells, levels 1 &2. Reserve P.P.E seems to be at about 70 points.
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> What none had known, and few had hypothesized, it requires an alignment to be worn. Those of evil alignment only can wear it. For this reason I could not suss out more secrets than these.
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> The attributes of this helm rank it as a rune weapon of great quality, though I could not detect a self aware intellect inside to be sure of a ”greatest” classification.

Day 4, month,

My studies continue, but no further information found.

Day 5, month,

My studies continue, but no further information found.

Day 6, month,

I have concluded my studies.

> For such an item, I could charge the Church of Dark 1m gold, with a maximum of 1.5m. Considering the source, I would waive the consulting fee, and award them the full 1.5m gold, to be sold to Helton Dracorius. As I believe it can only be used by one of evil alignment, there is no other that I could sell to.
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> As was said by the Son, “he that hath ears, let him hear.”
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> I had a dream last night that I was in the Dwarven library, saying the strangest thing to Azad’s apprentice. I said, “in Old Gregg’s hunting grounds, shortly after receiving the blue man’s letter, we spoke as a family about a targa fly. That beast is still in the same situation, though not of its willful predilection. It is still loyal to Bluto’s passengers, but it cannot serve them solitarily, if the denomination of the Blue Man’s patronage are involved. Listen, and ponder its options and obligations well when next you have dealings with it.”

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> I’m not sure what that means, but I’ll figure it out I’m sure.
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> [End of excerpt]

Azariel

[Reader’s note: a Targa fly is an insect, the fragrance of whose eggs attract the camel spider. It plants them under the skin of other animals to hide them, but doing so on occasion does not deter the spiders. So, despite good intention, it ends up putting a target on the animal’s back.]

Azariel

Dragon helm by the amazing Bob Basset.

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