Sunday December 7, Seven Gates
The Watcher drove his army without rest through the fleeing remnants of Rabican’s forces and into Seven Gates. We are there now, inside the pass, where he then clashed with The Deceiver on his way east. The bodies of the undead are everywhere, melted and broken. It seems inconceivable that anything could have survived.
I don’t know why he attacked The Deceiver, unless somehow he found out what was going on in Silvermines. One of the veterans said that these two had it out after the battle for Tyr, twelve years ago, and that The Watcher barely survived. I have a feeling the real reasons for what happened today go back even farther than that.
Whatever the case, while the battle raged only a few miles away and we thought The Watcher was coming for us next, I was glad nobody had asked me to carry his damned arm.
It looks like the volcano will keep Seven Gates open through the winter, so Maeldun is sending out patrols to retake the pass. The Legion’s growing fame seems to draw danger like a bright candle attracts moths, and if any of the enemy survived the floods and fighting I’m sure we’ll be the ones to find them.
So ends the 17th year of the war.
- The Watcher: One of the Fallen. ↩
- Rabican: One of The Nine. ↩
- Seven Gates: One of the three passes across the Cloudspine, named for its seven choke-points, and overshadowed by an ancient volcano. ↩
- The Deceiver: One of the Fallen Lords. ↩
- Silvermines: A small mining town near Seven Gates. ↩
- Tyr: A large city of The Province that was sacked by the Dark ten years before current events. ↩
- Tharsis: An ancient volcano overlooking Seven Gates. ↩
- Maeldun: One of the Nine. ↩
- The Legion: An army of the Light, the Legion took part in many of the pivotal battles in the closing years of the Great War. Travelling across the continent, they broke through the Fallen lines, and fought their way to Rhi'anon, where they sacrificed themselves in an assault on Balor's fortress in order to give Alric time to defeat Balor. ↩