Book:History of the Nobles of Cormyr. Vol. XXVII: The Bresks
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History of the Nobles of Cormyr. Vol. XXVII: The Bresks
An old, leather bound book, that, despite being covered in dust, seems to be in good condition.
Upon the spine and the cover are the words:
"History of the Nobles of Cormyr. Volume XXVII: The Bresks"
The first few pages are blank, other than the author's name:
"Hanthen Willowspit" and the publish date "1360 DR"
The Family Bresk
A minor family, thought to dabble in wizardy and remain relaitively unnoticed unitl recently, when a darker side of the noble house was brought to light by one of the house's servants.
Shortly before the Time of Troubles, Joesph Rifts reported to the Purple Dragons that the family dabbled in more than wizardry.
According to the servant, the lady of the House, Berena Bresk, was known to have nearby peasants and commoners kidnapped and killed, and then would bathe in their blood to retain her youthful appearance.
The Purple Dragons took action at once, storming the house and arresting the Lady. Of her entire family, she was the only one sentenced to death rather than exiled. The matron was to be executed within a fortnight, but the evening before her execution was set to take place, the pair of war wizards guarding her were found murdered, and Berena missing.
The lands were siezed, and the House investigated. Clerics of the goodly gods that made their way to the home's threshold were known to waver in their resolve from the sheer sense of evil that permeated the lands.
Those that did penetrate the manor found what Joseph Rifts reported to be true. Undead were found in some of the less-traveled parts of the manor, and a secret compartment in the wine cellar led to a room filled with death and decay. A statue was also found, depicting a demonic image. At the base of the statue read:
Ink Blot, the corruptor and purifier. By his will shall we prosper, and for our bounty, our seed is given.
The circumstances surrounding the Time of Troubles caused the manor to be relatively forgotten, and the Lady Bresk was assumed to be in hiding for the rest of her life, or dead.
In the wake of her disappearance, only little activity at Bresk Castle had been noted, but peasants have always rumored that the castle is haunted so little heed is paid to their stories.
The book goes on to chronicle a family lineage that seemingly ends at Berena Bresk, some of the family's minor holdings before they were confiscated, and other things of little interest.