Heaven and Earth

Ka Tal's mental journal

Goliaths don’t write many things down. But Ka Tal does his best to keep a sort of verbal journal. Repeating things to himself. To preserve the memories. You all might hear bits and pieces of this as he commits them to memory

Things do change quickly…it seems like just yesterday that I was out on patrol, moving along the paths surrounding Hammerforge. This last trip I was out with Kirinbar – what an interesting one. Great at hunting and strong with the druidic powers. But the Killoren are a strange lot. Of course all the races but Goliaths are strange. Horchata is cool. Bears have a way about them. Calm and quiet, until riled up that is. Granted not as majestic as the mighty lion, but strong. And Benoit likes Horchata so that means a lot.
It’s nice being around Krinbar, especially since she hasn’t died yet. I need to remember to be nicer to her and appreciate her while she is still alive.
It is about time the council recognizes that Ka Tal is the right Goliath for ruling. Sure they say they just needed a group of non dwarves to investigate the killing of Lord Stonebeard – but I know they just used that as an example to get me from out from under Lo Kag’s grasp. He who leads the mighty Kathaals is a fool and fears that Ka Tal will prove his worth in front of the tribe. And then Ka Tal will take his rightful place as Chieftain.

Playing detective was an interesting diversion – not too unlike stalking the wily Derro. Searching for clues, interrogating suspects. Sure we don’t get to kill and maim, but it was interesting.

Not sure about that prophetess – Talleria…..it is kinda comical how she thought SHE should be in charge. As if. She would die in about 7 minutes if left alone in the Underdark. Not really sure what value she adds to the group. Sure hope I don’t need healing, cause it will be tough to ask her for that.

And Vyaria the winged elf, as if elves weren’t odd enough. Not we have winged ones? What is this world coming to? At least she was helpful in finding that elf Eslie. If we could have only kept Tallereria shut up – it would have gone much quicker. I am thinking everything we do in the future will go smoother if Talleria is gagged. Have to work on that.
Good that we found out the truth about Rex and Krunk. I would have preferred justice by greatsword, but at least there was justice.

The festival was great, I probably shouldn’t have drank so much – but hey – it was time to celebrate. Definitely need to work on my speech making though. Ka Tal is great in so many things, but talking in front of the whole kingdom – that is scary work. Oh sure Benoit, you think you could have done better? Hah!
But then came the biggest earthquake yet – surely it is a sign. It is time to reclaim our world! I can feel it in my bones. Time to leave the darkness and see the wide open sky.
I thought the council summoned us back for that, but they want us to check on an outpost that they haven’t heard of in awhile. Sigh. Ok, need to do that – I have been there and it is worrisome that we haven’t heard back from them.

Now going out to the outpost – that is more my style. Finally away from the crowded city and free to breathe the clean air of the Underdark. Enjoying the peace and quiet.

Weird that umberhulks attacked us on the way there as they did. But nice to feel my blade slicing through them as it should. Way more enjoyable then that stupid black pudding. Now that is just annoying. Slicing something and it just turns into two of them. Then four. Sheesh.

Now what in all the hells is that giant metal golem? Definitely never seen or heard of anything like that before. Wow it is strong. Stronger then Ka Tal even! But of course we were able to defeat it. Ka Tal of course did the most damage to the armored beast. There isn’t metal that can’t be sliced open by my sword!
But where did it come from? And why did it want the skystone? We must find out! And finally we get to go back to the surface. To see what has become of our world after so many many years.
Perhaps I will get to see others like you Benoit!

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Very nice! Thanks for posting.

Ka Tal's mental journal
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