Rise of the Runelords
Journal of Tsuto Kaijitsu
a small, leather-bound booklet with two dozen parchment pages. Within, most of the pages are filled with maps of what you assume to be Sandpoint, and a collection of erotic drawings of a strangely beautiful light-haired woman. The maps each depict different attack plans. The first set shows the attack plans for a group of thirty goblins- one of these battle maps is cicrcled, and you recognize it as the attack the goblins made on Sandpoint on the day of the Swallowtail festival. After this first set of drawings, you see a note:
The raid went about as planned. Few Thistletop goblins perished, and we were able to secure Tobyn‘s casket with ease while the rubes were distracted by the rest. I can’t wait until the real raid. This town deserves a burning, that’s for sure.
Over the next few pages, you see several more ilustrations of an assault on Sandpoint by a force of what appears to be two hundred goblins. None of these are circled, and many are scratched out as if they’ve been rejected. After the last of that batch of maps, you find another note:
Ripnugget seems to favor the overwhelming land approach, but I don’t think it’s the best plan. We should get the quasit’s aid. Send her freaks up from below via the smuggling tunnel in my father’s Glassworks, and then invade from the river and from the Glassworks in smaller but more focused strikes. The rest except Bruthazmus agree, and I’m pretty sure the bugbear’s just being contrary to annoy me. My love’s too distracted with the lower chambers to make a decision. Says that once Malfeshnekor’s released and under her command, we won’t need to worry about being subtle.
Near the end of the journal’s entries, there are some more erotic drawings of this mysterious woman, ending with one drawing of her with bat wings, horns, a forked tail, fangs, and wicked demonic claws. Afterwards, you find one last note:
My love seems bent on going through with it- nothing I can say convinces her of her beauty. She remains obsessed with removing what she calls her “celestial taint” and replacing it with her Mother’s grace. Burning her father’s remains at the Thistletop shrine seems to have started the transformation, but I can’t say her new hand is pleasing to me. Hopefully when she offers Sandpoint to Lamashtu‘s fires, her new body won’t be as hideous. Maybe I’ll luck out. Succubi are demons too, aren’t they?