Letter to Shining Crusade
The following is a copy of a letter dispatched from Tredis Shadowbane in care of his friend Brother Anduin Shadowbane to be delivered to the Shining Crusade.
Starday, 12th Inspring, 1005
Time is short and need is great. We have worked to give hope to people who now have none in this old quarter in the city of Twilight. But as I indicated in my last letter, the local Cleric of Solarus here has come to a bad end, and shrine has been burned to the ground. I have not the funds to rebuild it, but I will somehow find a way. These people need the light of Solarus, and in return he would recieve their adoration.
Although we conquered powerful foes representing the Death God, whose name I shall not invoke in this letter, we were nearly attacked later by people who were tracking them. The armor that the dark knight bore I have taken for myself, as it represents fine craftsmanship, but no evil magics. Evidently, that is the sign that these people were looking for, as we were set upon by a group of mercenaries looking for them, or so we thought. We were able to convince them that the real persons they were looking for were dead, and were able to convince them and show them the bodies. When asked why they wanted these two followers of death so bad, they showed us a necklass that glowed with the blood of an abberation, a strange combo indeed if the leagues of the dead have taken up with other magical creatures.
I send this letter not only to recount and update the Shining Crusade, but also to ask for funds and a priest to be used in this town as best known how. In the meantime, I feel Solarus has personally called me here for this very reason, and I am taking it upon myself to answer that call and work as the Cleric for this town. I had always thought Solarus would have me serve with only my sword and faith, but now it seems otherwise. Although I am not as wise as others in our faith, nor as schooled, I am successfully serving the function of minister and healer for this forgotten section of town and the people who live here. I know as a Paladin my place is with these people. In addition, we met a pair of Dwarf Traders named Tordak and Relgarn, who are most interested in enlisting our aid to look for some dwarves that have gone missing inside the goblin lands. Apparently, there was a dispute that the government cannot get involved in, and our party has been requested to see about these dwarves' safety. My compatriots are willing to join in this cause, and we shall see what happens.
I don't know what the outcome of this situation will be for these people, but I do know I will serve them as best as Solarus allows.
Thank you for your haste, brother,
Knight of the Lance