Upon traveling to Trinsic today, I heard a town crier speak
of a man in need of some information. While normally I tend
to avoid the role of hero, this particular adventure
sounded a bit more to my liking. So I headed over to the Paladins
Hall to see what was about. A small crowd was there, but they
seemed to be dispersing. Most were casting a travel spell.
The man they had been gathered around was Finth
Desryn who I eventually learned is the Captain of the
Guard in Trinsic. This was the man who had wanted the help.
Upon greeting him, I noticed that his face was worn
and tired looking. I asked Finth what I could do for him,
and he told me that he needed information concerning an amulet.
The amulet in question had been stolen from some prefects
by Juonar who had
killed the priests at the Shrine
of Sacrifice. I remembered hearing about those murders. At
the exact same moment, a huge band of trolls had attacked
Vesper from the
north. I know a man who is a monk and who was in Trinsic as
all of this took place. I had feared for his safety at the
time, but was soon relayed the message that my friend was
Well, after talking to Finth Desryn a bit longer, I discovered that
Juonar was also responsible for the death of Finths wife. A most gruesome
death at that. I asked Finth what he intended to do, and he said that he needed to know
about the amulet before he made any other plans. I sensed a bit of fear in Finth when
talking about Juonar, but perhaps it was only anger. Hmmm
Im not sure.
Regardless, Finth told me that considering the lengths to which Juonar went to
obtain the amulet, it must hold significant power or be of great worth. This is what Finth
hoped to ascertain.
Upon Finths suggestion, I headed
to Britain to speak
with Sage Humbolt. Sage
Humbolt is well known and has been instrumental in thwarting
the schemes of the two liches, Lathiari
and Kyrnia. I personally, know little about those two
except that they were responsible for the increase of undead
in the land of late. Especially zombies, the most foul of
creatures. Just thinking of them makes me shake uncontrollably.
I found the sage in the library and proceeded to ask him about
Juonar. I suppose that he was preoccupied with his research,
because he seemed to ignore most of my questions. But I did
find out that I should speak with Brother Olic of the Empath
So it was off to Yew.
Naturally, I stopped a few times for some wine along the way.
Who could visit the monks of the Abbey without tasting some
of their wine? Though to be honest, by the time I reached
the Abbey itself, I was no longer in need of any more wine.
Brother Olic sent me to Vesper to speak
with a jeweler there, one Grunthal Durn. Though I call Vesper
home, I had never heard of this jeweler. In my defense, I
must say that I dont frequent jewelry shops, and I dare
say that Grunthal did not appear the type to spend much time
in any of the taverns in which I wile away the hours. Grunthal
seemed a nervous man. He twitched and seemed to want to pace
as we talked. Many others had been asking him the same questions
as I, and Grunthal seemed to be weary of the whole thing.
But he told me of a gypsy in a cave to the west. As I left,
I thought I heard Grunthal say that he needed a vacation.
I went back in and told him to visit the zoo
in Moonglow. I
hear it is much improved, though I still need to see that
I left Vesper and wandered the forest for a few minutes before
heading to the mountains. The trees and flowers are simply too beautiful this time of year
to rush by without admiring them. While standing there taking in the scenery, some ruffian
attacked me from behind. I heard muffled words of magic and was then engulfed in flames.
Needless to say I was none too happy about this, so I did the only thing I could in such a
I turned tail and ran. I managed to get away, but was now lost in the
forest. A forest that was suddenly dark and threatening instead of green and beautiful.
Luckily there were plenty of houses to use as landmarks, and I found my way back to the
Tired and burnt, I no longer had the stomach for adventure. In
addition, so much time had passed that Finth had probably already gained possession of
whatever information he had been hoping to receive. I limped back to Trinsic thinking that
if I only had some magic ability, I would already be there. Or if I could only tame a
horse I could ride. Ah, well
walking is good for the soul
its just hard
on the feet.
Once back in Trinsic, I went straight to the Paladins Hall. On
my way I passed a town crier who said that Finth had received a tome that described the
amulet is great detail, though not exactly easy to interpret detail. Upon hearing this
news, I changed my course and wandered into the Keg and Anchor tavern for an ale or two. I
intend to stay here and move as little as possible for the next few days. Any moaning you
notice in that part of Trinsic is likely me. Come buy me an ale and tell me of thy
Juo'Nar attacks Trinsic
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday, March 20th 1998