The Mists of Ravenloft

Session 14

Another Day... Another Long Day

It has become hard to feel hopeful in this Harsh place. The days short, the nights long and the terrors forced upon us absurd. An yet, the others insist we persist. The small voice in the back of my mind insists it is the right thing to do. The Just thing is to push on. An truth, i can see it. The Raven Folk at the Vineyard. They need our help. The foul corrupt druids that assault them are a formidable foe, an the Raven Folks goal is just. Yet, we could as easily leave them. Their problems are not mine. Someone will die, or some foul thing will force its will on us.

Cease this whining. The only way to defeat the dark is to move through it to the dawn. The only way to bring light is to share it. YOU KNOW THIS!

So the voice insists. So persistant. Be hopeful. Fight the foul things. You are stuck here arent you. Yet, even the safe places of this mad hell are filled with foulness. With Madness no less. For instance, the town of Krezt seems nice enough at first. Its even the home of an angel of my Lord. The abbott hes known as. He’s mad though. Thinks the ultimate evil of this foul place is redeemable. Heh. The voice will persist, but the reality of my life is that i have never truly had a choice. Sure, i could turn back from a foe, but then it will surely kill me. I can run, leaving my fellows to die, but then i will surely be caught. Theres no value in flight if it achieves nothing. I never chose this life in Lathander’s service. It was thrust upon me with food and warm clothes. A child cannot say nay to that. Yet here i am. Continuely pretending that i have a choice in things. That the cruel gambles of fate wont take away my life on a whim. The proverbial one of a dice roll could snuff out my life. Just as Olo’s was taken from him in the most arbitrary of nonsense situations. Hell, even that sits on my shoulders now. Take the Mad Abbott. Faced with that, what could we do but leave. He was not actively evil, just a fool. No reason to fight something so mad. Yet had he forced a fight over a few careless words our choices would have meant nothing. Just as well we walked away when we did then.

Why do you whine so when all you must do is solve your problems. You stand there talking of fate when all you must do is succeed. Is it so unreasonable to expect you do your duty, whether it was your choice to take it on or not

Heh. Then there was Esmerelda. Telling us of the Devils ability to scry on someone if he had something of theres. All this after she nonchalantly lead us into an insane trap. Consistency is not this place’s strong suit. Still, the coat. The coat ive had for as long as i could remember. An of course it was taken from me by some random Vistani. Of course it has been used to keep tabs on me by the most foul of choice removers. Of course this random act of theft lead to Rudolph’s hideout being found. Of course it lead to us arriving too late to save his life. Not so late that we didnt just miss it mind. Just late enough that we had no choices in the moment except to arrive late. An of course, in the midst of a melee the vampyr decided what he really needed was to waste his time forcing me to drink his foul taint. Surrounded by enemies and this fiend wastes his time forcing himself on others. That i think is where i came to the point where id had enough. Not only does this foul thing force himself on others. Not only does he do it in the middle of a melee. Where it should fear for its life. No. This is where, when i needed the help of my lord Lathander the most. This is where he abandoned me. An not because of anything i CHOSE to do. No, he ceased assisting me because some basterd thing forced itself into me. The Lord of Light himself showed himself to be petty an selfish right when i needed him most. An i cant in good conscience let that slide anymore than i can the fiend itself.

Thats all well an good, but it doesnt change the fact that you are standing on a lake yelling into the abyss while your fool friends ostensibly scream at a crazy person.

Ah, well… Yes. I suppose it doesnt.

An it also doesnt kill Strahd. Lets be honest, if you’re that miffed with Lathander. Find another way. No one said you couldnt just make Ravenloft fall in on top of the foul Beast. Or hell, why not simply put it in the way of the insane angel. Course, you cant do any of that right now. Ya know, because you’re yelling at a lake.. About the vagaries of fate an nonsense Dice Rolls.

Well.. I was angry ya see. An its very hard to keep ones cool when you are angry. Hell, little voice. What would you do next?

Well.. I was angry ya see. An its very hard to keep ones cool when you are angry. Hell, little voice. What would you do next?Id put on my big boy pants, march back to the crazy wizard that insists the other crazy wizard is important, an sort out their nonsense…. Without Yelling.

Well.. I was angry ya see. An its very hard to keep ones cool when you are angry. Hell, little voice. What would you do next?Id put on my big boy pants, march back to the crazy wizard that insists the other crazy wizard is important, an sort out their nonsense…. Without Yelling.Oh well… umm…

Well.. I was angry ya see. An its very hard to keep ones cool when you are angry. Hell, little voice. What would you do next?Id put on my big boy pants, march back to the crazy wizard that insists the other crazy wizard is important, an sort out their nonsense…. Without Yelling.Oh well… umm…An then, id use said important wizards to go an Kill those Druids an get the Raven folks important wine stone back.

Well.. I was angry ya see. An its very hard to keep ones cool when you are angry. Hell, little voice. What would you do next?Id put on my big boy pants, march back to the crazy wizard that insists the other crazy wizard is important, an sort out their nonsense…. Without Yelling.Oh well… umm…An then, id use said important wizards to go an Kill those Druids an get the Raven folks important wine stone back.Oh, an then i could get drunk right. Thats a plan i can..

Well.. I was angry ya see. An its very hard to keep ones cool when you are angry. Hell, little voice. What would you do next?Id put on my big boy pants, march back to the crazy wizard that insists the other crazy wizard is important, an sort out their nonsense…. Without Yelling.Oh well… umm…An then, id use said important wizards to go an Kill those Druids an get the Raven folks important wine stone back.Oh, an then i could get drunk right. Thats a plan i can..No.. I said wine Stone, not whine stone. Now, once those druids are dead. An assuming you arent either. Id move on to the witches at Old BoneGrinder. An before you interrupt, after them comes those idiot Elf folk that are stuck working for the Vistani. An dont forget to collect Ireena. An once you’re done with that Laundry list of foul things, you are gonna make sure those big boy pants are essentially sucked right up into you, make a shedload of holy water and give that Count Twat a giant fistful of burning retribution. An i dont wanna hear another nonsense peep out of you. Get to work!!!

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