Reign of Winter

Grey's Third Missive


I have discovered something which I feel may be able to aide our quest in expanding trade. As of this moment, within the Taldan borderwood is a gate that the Taldans themselves are nearly completely unaware of. This gate leads straight into Irrisen, which is where I am writing you from. I write this as I wait out a storm with a traveling caravan, and the same individuals who have aided me up to this point. How did I get here, you must be asking, it is not a short tale, but here is the crux of it.

After my last missive, we followed the trail further into the border wood towards what the source of this unseasonable winter must be. Nearing we met with an arctic weasle who was as large if not larger than a horse, it attacked us and my confederates were able to subdue it. We then met with Blizzard Elementals, or so Ergo told me, and a creature identified as a Mephit. We also found ourselves tangling with tiny creatures who led the ever-absent Besk into a trap where he plummeted into a bed of spikes before the rest of us could attempt his rescue. Also there was a frosty troll whom we dispatched with little effort before meeting with a Black Rider of Irrisen, This is where the tale gets to be a bit unbelievable. The black riders must be some sort of Irrisen Generals loyal to Baba Yaga. The curfrent queen of Irrisen does not want her reign to end as the 100 years of it near their close. She somehow has prevented Baba Yaga’s return and has now set her sights upon conquering Golarion. These icy portals presumably are to allow her armies access to different areas of the world. I feel that this supersedes my assignment to monitor Taldan activities near the border wood, and I have set off to see Baba Yaga returned. Expect regular missives but there should be a travel delay on them.

We were instructed that in order to close it we must go to a pale tower on the other side of it. Once through we happened upon a caravan being attacked by Mantises the size of horses. We slew the beasts and were able to save the caravan, who warned us of the approaching storm. While it storms I sit, rather uncomfortably writing this letter to you.

May the Satrap reign all of his days,

The Grey of the Lion’s Mane.

Grey's Second Missive

As I write this I wonder if it will ever see your hands, I know the eyes of the Satrap see far and wide, but I wonder if you have yet seen the threat which I now face. It seems after our last outing, the simpletons noted their lack in some areas and have been recruiting, we’ve been joined by a halfling who commands some control over magic. This “Ergo” appears to possess significant power, but I doubt he will uncover our true purposes. I shall see if he can be of value to us.

I should of course communicate the dangers I have faced, with the simpleton’s and Ergo, the halfling. In our second incursion into the border wood we have discovered more of these skeletons that burst forth in an Icy manner upon their defeat. Further we found the remains of a Heldren hunter who was apparently killed by a giant white weasle, which no one presumed existed. This white weasle is roughly the size of an Elephant if it’s tracks are to be believed.

Of further interest to you may be my present position, I sit within one of the border huts of Irrisen, though I do not know why it is within the Taldan Border wood. Further the doll within this hut who guarded it was quite the formidable opponent in my package to you I have included the remains of the doll with the notable exception that her eye socket contained a sapphire which I have sketched for you. I do not know but the satraps sages may learn something from the doll’s examination.

I hope this information reaches you, however I shall continue to work towards the weakening of our enemy.

Your Servant,
The Grey in the Lion’s Mane

Grey: Missive to the Satrap.

I hope this letter finds you in good health in our homeland. A fortunate event has happened on this side of the Border Wood that I believe I have used to our mutual advantage. It seems that some piece of the Taldan Nobility got lost in the woods, and had her escort waylaid by a group of simple brigands. Though I allowed them to think it was their own idea, the simpletons of Heldren sent me along with a group of would-be adventurers to retrieve this piece of nobility. Knowing that an in to the hierarchy of Taldan bureaucracy is a necessary part of my mission I of course could not let such an opportunity slip by. I managed to keep the simpletons from fouling up their mission too badly, but made certain that I was the one to rescue this noblewoman and incur her debt, though the task was not easy and involved the dispatching of several sprites, a Tetzel wyrm, a few zombies, and truly interesting creatures made of ice itself. The sands spread, and an ancient enemy grows fat and weak. I also must report that the brigand leader had an item that I believe will be of great value to me in my mission here. I procured a cloak that allows me to take upon the visage of a fearsome beast, yet a side effect of this is that it also hides my face, this may allow me to begin to be more bold in my pursuit of our goals.

Glory to the Satrap,
Grey of the Lion’s Mane

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