Xavdak's Journal

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In the third year of the reign of King Xavdak
Three years following the Taimat Crisis
The third day of Redfall
Moonday

How can they not see the bigger picture? I know what happened in Deeplight was awful, but it was necessary! If Reg and W’leak had managed to stop Glynni don’t they realize the damage that would have done to the world? To my family? To me?! I’ve gone to great lengths to protect my family, and I won’t hesitate to protect them now over something that happened ten thousand years ago. Something that I’m not even responsible for. Gods, I never wanted any of this. I wasn’t suppose to be king. That was always my brother’s duty. From birth all I cared about was learning as much as I could about magic. I guess even kings don’t get everything they want. I now know what my father meant when he said to me and my brother, “Duskwalkers have always been cursed with having the burden of the world on their shoulders.” I don’t collect the artifacts because I want them, but because I need them. I need them to be strong enough to protect my family and my kingdom. Tiamat should have been enough evidence for them to see that. That’s why I need to keep going. I can’t let my friends stop me. I can’t let them hold me back. If they want to leave me that’s fine. I have bigger, more important things to worry about than lost friendships.

In the third year of the reign of King Xavdak
Three years following the Taimat Crisis
The fifth day of Redfall
Swordsday

Ravalynn is worried about me. She says I’m eating and meditating less. I love her, but can’t she see I just can’t afford to stop when I am right in the middle of research? This isn’t like when I was at Ravenmoon when I had all the time in the world to research a subject. Who knows when the next elemental realignment will be? The Master and Nemus seem to know. They’ve always been one step ahead. I know the damage they can do to the world if they have their way. They could remake the world of magic into anything they want it to be. I can’t afford for that to happen.

In the third year of the reign of King Xavdak
Three years following the Taimat Crisis
The tenth day of Redfall
Moonday

This is the first time I’ve been out of the archives in four days. Ravalynn and Eskobear insisted I come out and eat a meal in the dining room. They say the castle attendants are getting nervous. Well they should be! I swear I’m the only one who seems to feel the gravity of the situation we’re in! The entire safety of the world hangs in the balance, and they care only about food and sleep! If it had been anyone other than Ravalynn and Eskobear I would have had them dismissed to some distant outpost on the spot.

In the third year of the reign of King Xavdak
Three years following the Taimat Crisis
The twentieth day of Redfall
Thunderday

I’ve started taking my meals in the archives. I’ve ordered every castle attendant that didn’t have a critical task for the kingdom to aid me in my research. I even have a few associates from Ravenmoon assisting me. We still are no closer to learning where the realignment is going to take place, or when it is going to happen.

In the third year of the reign of King Xavdak
Three years following the Taimat Crisis
The twenty fifth day of Redfall
Towerday

Finally A break through! I know where the realignment is going to take place, and I not only know the master is going to be there, but that he is just as interested in the realignment as I am. After all these years of running and hiding I am finally going to get the chance to settle the score. He took my father away from me. He took my brother away from me. He turned Duskwalker against Duskwalker and has the audacity to continue living. I won’t let Esme, W’leak, or this newcomer get in the way of my vengance. In one fell swoop I am going to avenge my family, and secure the future of Duskalon for the next 10,000 years.

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