Official Missive: Lord Captain Dauntinghorn



  • The missive has the official purple wax seal of the Purple Dragons

    Lord Captain Dauntinghorn, @Savn

    Please find the Crown Forces' report on Damion Latok. It is requested by the Lord Chancellor that a trail be set for him. I leave this in the hands of the Militia to work with the courts on a date. Call for me if you have need of anything else.

    Thank you,

    -Animus Heterodyne
    Battlemage, College of War Wizards
    Acting Minister of Magic, Arabel
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    Report: Damion Latok's POV - Arael

    Investigator: Animus Heterodyne

    Findings:

    Find below the words of one Damion Latok as he mentioned to me verbally previously. This is to be his written confession. Do to this going to Officers and above, some information that is classified for the safety of the Purple Dragons has been redacted.

    @latoksinned said in Letter: Damion:

    Battlemage,

    This will be a full report of the truth discovered today revolving around the entire fey related events:

    When I learned of Elodie's inevitable betrayal and evil I sent a personal letter to Arael seeking advice and assistance regarding Elodie's decision to hand over their bottled kin to the Thayans. This letter was responded with Arael occupying Tilverwood and declaring themselves our allies. I wish to express the importance that this was in response to a personal letter of mine and not an official or sanctioned treaty by the Mistral or Tilverton. As our town is lacking in the resources to fight off an invading fey army, I attempted to find a peaceful solution to remove them from the village and the woods and was given a very short timetable of seven days by Lord Bhaliir. Since I had very little time I unfortunately did not have the ability to carefully plan and had to appeal to the fey's impulses.

    Zuzanna, Belia and I all received letters and magical petals from, who we thought, was the Baroness of Arael. These letters instructed us to burry bottled fey in our grove and they would be free. The letters assured us that any other method would destroy the fey's souls and this was the only way. Coming from the fey themselves, we had no reason not to believe this. It was later I learned Manzahar had been at war with Winfal for months and was attempting to start a mass genocide of fey.

    Here is where things get dark and the truth is revealed. There never was a Baroness Rethil of Arael. The Ancient Elm tree where Arael was once built was actually a corrupted unseelie being. A giant sentient tree. When High Priestess Rethil was captured two years ago it grew it's roots into her and has been controlling her like a puppet all this time as a way to control the fey. When we planted that grove, it spread the roots of the tree into the Tilverwood. When I urged Elodie to touch the trees, the roots grew into her and seized the spark, consuming it into the heart of the Ancient Elm. The spark killed the Elm. I don't know if it was because of its raw power or because the tree was corrupt and the spark was divine but the point is the elm died, it released Rethil's body and whatever presence or soul was left of the evil thing fled into the feywild. The buried bottled fey were empowering the tree in its fight against Manzahar and when the tree was killed by the spark, the fey it was controlling went mad.

    I urged Zuzanna to use the spark to resurrect rethil, and Christoph attacked her in order to prevent it. After Christoph was subdued, Zuzanna resurrected Rethil and the tree began to fall apart. We escaped and turned over the spark to Lord Bhaliir per his orders. When we arrived in Eastway, War Wizard Donovan arrived and asked what had happened at Arael... since it was now gone.

    A part of the report seems to have dark magical pigment where the only word that can be read is REDACTED

    Lord Bhaliir refused to acknowledge the spark so Retainer Ashwood an I spoke up and told him we had it. Lord Bhaliir continued to argue with the War Wizard regarding his status with the crown and continued to refuse to acknowledge he had the spark or hand it over. Know this could come down to force in order to ensure the spark got into the right hands, I drew my weapon and prepared for battle and retainer Ashwood put her hand on her sword but did not draw. The stand off between the War Wizard and Lord Bhaliir continued until Christoph arrived and began enhancing himself with spells with his own weapon drawn.

    It then continues

    It was then Lord Bhaliir finally handed over the spark to the War Wizard.

    Another part of the report seems to have dark magical pigment where the only word that can be read is REDACTED

    I do not know if it was because he finally heard what he wanted to hear or if because with the scales tipped in our favor he felt this was a fight he couldn't win.

    It then continues

    Although I claim responsibility for my and Zuzanna's brash actions and risky methods I wish the following to be taken into consideration:

    • Elodie confessed she had not plan to aid Cormyr with the spark and she was going to hand it over to her god (4 days from the grove incident). So had we not done exactly as we did the spark would have been lost.

    • Arael was an unseelie invading force that had captured High Priestess Rethil and began invading and claiming lands owned by Cormyr. Had we not done exactly as we did, this threat to Cormyr would not have been eliminated. Because of our actions not only is the north safer but the bond between Evereska and Cormyr is now stronger as the High Priestess was returned home by one of their envoys.

    • The Phaeram would not have been eliminated last night and for the foreseeable future until another spark or weapon could have been found.

    • Our actions were able to break the wards on undead Isle, allowing the fey to siege it, despite it's mythalite empowered wards. This means the island has a weakness we can exploit in the future to take down Manzahar.

    I have to face the responsibility and risk of my actions to whatever fate that may be, but I want it remembered that none of this good would have come without them. I followed the winds as they guided me and though each action seems like a mistake, it was all part of a bigger picture to a better end. I can only assume the blessings the Mistral gave me to be an agent of the wind, lead me down this path.

    -Damion Latok


    Decree: Lord Chancellor Bhaliir, Oversword of the Northern Regiment of the Purple Dragons has decreed that Damion Latok should be tried for the following crimes:

    • Reckless Endangerment (Serious Crime); Endangering travel routes between Tilverton to and from Arabel and Inviting an unallied secular actor onto Cormyrian soil.
    • Treason (Capital Crime); Acting against the Country's interests with no original intention to deliver the Spark of Divinity to the War wizards. Hoping instead that the Forest would consume it completely.

    Damion has been made aware that these are serious crimes but that he will have his day in court to defend himself. Furthermore he was informed that a date for the trail has not yet been set but once it is set, it is suggested he attend, else a warrant for his arrest would be issued. I made it clear that he is not under arrest until he fails to show for his court date.



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    Lord Captain Dauntinghorn, @Savn

    Please find the request of the accused with regards to his trial.

    Thank you,

    -Animus Heterodyne
    Battlemage, College of War Wizards
    Acting Minister of Magic, Arabel
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    @latoksinned said in Letter: Damion:

    I request the presence of a war wizard, preferably Donavan, the High Priest of Gond, Christoph, and the High Priest of Akadi, Ophirae be present at my trial. If I am to be judged, my faith and the other faith represented by Tilverton should have a say and the War Wizards who profited by my actions should as well.

    -Damion


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