The Death of Mathardan

Date: 8/31/2012 at 3:23
From: Anonymous
To : Everyone
Subj: The Death of Mathardan

At Galt's behest, delegates from each of the city-states of Aetherius gathered to discuss the Hammer of the Gods with a neutral council of respected elders. Mathardan, Cerise, Yanosyno joined Tomas and the convened citizens to oversee the contentious debate. Many objected to the possibility of wiping out a civilization, with a deep divide between those striving to dig for the weapon and those hoping to seal it away forever.

Principal among the dissenting cries was the uselessness of the Horde. Many questioned the existence of a fabled Horde empire to the far east, and most asserted their ability to fight off any assault with ease. Unbeknownst to those gathered, the Horde were quite involved in the meeting themselves: a strike force of ogres, orcs and goblins swept in to dispatch the conference, also claiming the lives of Mathardan and Tomas. While the explorer quickly returned to life, the Librarian's soul was mysteriously absent. Quick-thinking Shou traveled to Dis to search for him and found him, dead and quite befuddled. No amount of pleading could persuade Charon to let the Loresage pass -- his friends, his companion Tomas, and his students are left to mourn in the shattered city of Caanae.

"We all serve a purpose, mortal. His was to die a violent death."
-- Charon, the Ferryman

Penned by My hand on the 24th of Halitus, in the year 675 AD.