As I have reported previously, the people
ofWinterfell, along with their allies, have been battling
Lord Ventryn for quitesome time in a conflict sparked by Ventryn's
desire for the ancient Relics ofStormguard. This desire has
resulted in him attempting to destroy all in hisway. Ventryn's
obsession with the relics has only escalated since he acquiredthem.
His intentions have now shifted from merely locating the relics,
tosuccessfully utilizing them for his unknown cause.
I have been informed that a fifth relic exists, which in actuality
isthe Fallshorn blade, passed down by the Fallshorn family
and once owned by therecently deceased Thain Fallshorn. Apparently
this information comes from aunique source, the spirit of
Ventryn's daughter who was slain in battle long agodefending
the ancient community of Stormguard. Apparently Ardian Pythos,
thebrother of Ventryn, sent her into battle before her training
was complete. Bothbrothers served on the Council of Stormguard
and had been at odds with oneanother for quite sometime in
regards to power. Ventryn's differences with hisbrother manifested
into intense hatred when his daughter was killed. Accordingto
those familiar with the Ventryn conflict, Ventryn blames Ardian
entirely forthe untimely death of his daughter and has been
consumed by hatred, jealousy,revenge and most recently power.
The energy that Ventryn harnesses from therelics has only
fueled his destructive anger.
of late, Ventryn's attacks upon the people of Winterfell and
their allies hasincreased dramatically as defenders of the
recently constructed Winterfell Keepfight off previously unseen
undead. More aggressive and violent undead attackthe Keep
almost daily, and when they do not, larger attacks compensate
for thelost time. Ventryn himself, restored to his human form
by the relics, oftenaccompanies his army to taunt those who
bravely defend against him. Theelementalist Qua'Tel has attempted
to offer his aid, only to be halted byVentryn's newly acquired
power. Ardian Pythos, once confident that he was safefrom
Ventryn as a spirit manifestation, has recently been weakened
immensely bythe energy Ventryn commands.
Although, perhaps there is hope. Earlier I mentioned the Fallshorn
blade, thefifth relic. The relic itself is essential to both
Ventryn, and those who opposehim. Ardian believes that if
this sword can be located it can be used againstVentryn to
temporarily break his hold upon the relics. If Pythos is correct,there
could be hope. All of this is mere theory, however - but the
fact remainsthat if Ventryn locates the relic first, he will
undoubtedly reach the peakpotential of his power. Even now,
Winterfell, their allies and the PurpleGuardians of Honor
devise a strategy to locate the Fallshorn blade and harnessit's
energy against Ventryn. If Ventryn locates it first, if he
has not already,then I fear the battle is lost.
Good luck brave adventurers, I eagerly await good news.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,