Letter sent to the Cult of Sariel



  • Followers of the Angel Sariel,

    The Purple Dragon Army as been inform you intend an attack on the lizardfolk of the swamp. You are hereby ordered not to undermine peace negotiation with the non-hostile tribe of Prince Calsaltis. They may be primitive, but they seek peaceful coexistence. Until negotiations are over, you are to leave them be. Should you start a war with them, you will be held accountable and punished severely for causing unrest in Cormyr.

    On that note, you are however authorized to hunt down and locate the rogue tribes under the rule of the Ancient One. They are the ones attacking out trade routes and their hideout must be located. Be warned that the Ancient One is a powerful creature and a threat to all Cormyr. Her forces holds many shamans it their ranks so be ready for their magic. Little is know on her except she is from a race before that of the lizardmen. She was sealed away in the swamps for a very long time until a group of adventurers attacked the lizardfolk tribe that was keeping her sealed from the world. The decimation of this tribe caused this foul creature to be released.

    Any information found concerning the Ancient One and her forces will be appreciated.

    -- Pathfinder Daxx
    Purple Dragon Army
    Eveningstar Garrison



  • WORRY NOT, BRAVE SOLDIER of the PURPLE DRAGONS! For the FOLLOWERS of SARIEL, being SLAVES to the LAWS of GOOD, seek only to BRUTALLY and RUTHLESSLY EXTERMINATE only BEINGS and FOLLOWERS of EVIL!

    IF there is INDEED a NOBLE and HOLY CASTE of LIZARDMEN, they have NOTHING to FEAR from our VAST and PIOUS ARMY of CRUSADERS! WOE UNTOLD SHALL BEFALL ONLY THE WICKED. For the RIGHTEOUS shall sing PRAISES of the LIGHT as we MARCH FREELY in CORMYREAN LANDS as is OUR DIVINE RIGHT granted both by GODS and KING!

    Adeodatus of Torm.



  • Pathfinder,

    BE NOT AFRAID, THUS SAYETH CELESTIA, go forth, RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS unto all the land and PREACH THE RIGHTEOUS MESSAGE. Stand BEFORE THE WICKED wherever you find them and OPPOSE THEM. COMPROMISE NOT, for COMPROMISE WITH THE WICKED LEADS TO TOLERANCE OF THE WICKED. EVIL BEGETS EVIL, but RIGHTEOUSNESS BEGETS RIGHTEOUSNESS. When the GATES OF CELESTIA ARE OPENED, at the sound of the FINAL TRUMP, and the LEGIONS OF RIGHTEOUS ANGELS spill forth from it's gates, and the WICKED ARE PUT TO THE SWORD, such that the BODIES OF THE WICKED SHALL BE STACKED SO HIGH AS TO RIVAL THE GREATEST MOUNTAINTOPS, the BLOOD OF THE WICKED shall RUN AS RIVERS SO GREAT as to RIVAL THE GREATEST RIVERS. The WICKED shall be purged BY THE SWORD, and BY THE FIRE AND BRIMSTONE OF CELESTIA. Then WHEN IT IS DONE, there shall be PEACE and PROSPERITY, and there will BE NO MORE EVIL, for EVIL WILL HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UNTO UTTER DESOLATION AND DESTRUCTION, it shall BE MADE DUST.

    Those that are RIGHTEOUS, TAKE HEART, for your eyes shall only BEAR WITNESS to the UTTER DECIMATION AND DESOLATION OF THE WICKED, for you shall be CAUGHT UP INTO CELESTIA, into the waiting and LOVING ARMS of RIGHTEOUS ANGELS.

    But WOE UNTO THOSE who doth consort with the WICKED, for THUS SAYETH CELESTIA, the eyes of the RIGHTEOUS GODS AND ANGELS are upon the world, and they have SEEN YOUR HEART. They have taken RIGHTEOUS COUNSEL and they have declared RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT upon those that consort with the wicked, they shall SHARE THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT OF CELESTIAL FIRE THAT IS UPON THE HEADS OF THE WICKED. Their LANDS SHALL BE MADE DESOLATE AND BARREN, their CATTLE SHALL BE SLAUGHTERED DOWN TO THE LAST CALF, their RIVERS SHALL BE SMITTEN AND SHALL DRY UP AND THEIR FISH SHALL ALL DIE, the LAND ITSELF WILL SHAKE AND RUMBLE AND CAST THEM OUT, Their VILLAGES AND HOMES SHALL BE SHATTERED, their MATERIAL GOLD AND UNRIGHTEOUS IDOLS SHALL BE BURNED TO CHARRED ASH, the DAY SHALL STAND STILL and there will BE NO NIGHT so that the UNRIGHTEOUS have no place to HIDE FROM THE SHINING RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT OF CELESTIAL GOODNESS THAT HAS COME UPON THEM.

    THUS SAYETH CELESTIA, go FORTH, RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS and take heart, and LIFT UP YOUR SWORDS, and STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND, and SMITE THE LIZARDMAN OF THE SWAMPS. Not only the LIZARDMEN of the swamps, but the LIZARDWOMEN AND LIZARDCHILDREN as well. You shall go forth and SLAY THEM DOWN TO THE LAST LIZARDCHILD. You shall PUT THEIR CATTLE TO THE SWORD, for they are TAINTED BY THE WICKED TOUCH OF LIZARDMEN, you shall stretch forth thine hands and SMITE THEIR RIVERS, that they may be MADE DESOLATE, you shall gather their MATERIAL GOLD AND IDOLS TO VILE GODS and you SHALL BURN THEM TO CHARRED ASH. Then, when it is done, when you have RIGHTEOUSLY ACCOMPLISHED, the DIVINE WILL OF THE RIGHTEOUS GODS AND OF CELESTIA AS DECREED UNTO YOU, AS IS THE RIGHTEOUS LAW, you shall REMOVE YOUR HELMETS, and LIFT UP YOUR EYES TOWARDS CELESTIA, and in a LOUD, PROUD, and BOASTFUL VOICE, declare your RIGHTEOUS VICTORY OVER THE FOUL LIZARDMEN, and DANCE FOR JOY OF THE GREAT GOODNESS YOU HAVE DONE ON THIS DAY, for you have removed the VILE AND THE WICKED whom only seek to DECEIVE, LIE, STEAL, AND DESTROY from existence, you have brought UTTER DESOLATION unto them, such has NOT BEEN SEEN IN THESE LANDS FOR TOO LONG.

    THUS SAYETH CELESTIA, go forth, and PREACH THE MESSAGE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. Remove the STUMBLING BLOCK from the path of the people, so at the TIME OF THE FINAL TRUMP, when the GATES OF CELESTIA ARE OPENED, they may be TAKEN UP, so that when the LEGION OF ANGELS spills forth to PUT THE WICKED TO THE SWORD, the RIGHTEOUS shall only bear witness to the JUDGEMENT OF THE WICKED with their eyes.

    THUS SAYETH CELESTIA, woe unto the inhabitants of the City of Arabel, for the EYES OF THE RIGHTEOUS GODS AND ANGELS have FALLEN UPON YOU. They have SEEN the WICKEDNESS that has rotted inside of you, and IN THEIR MERCY they have SENT US, their HOLY MESSENGERS, to BEAR WITNESS TO THE RIGHTEOUS MESSAGE, that ye shall HAVE A CHANCE TO BE REDEEMED UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS, so that when the GATES OF CELESTIA are opened, and the LEGIONS OF ANGELS spill forth, lead by ARCHANGELS, who's MERE GAZE can turn the WICKED TO DUST, and they set out to PUT THE WICKED TO THE SWORD, such that the bodies of the wicked will be piled so high as to RIVAL THE GREATEST MOUNTAINTOPS, the inhabitants of the City of Arabel will have LISTENED TO THE RIGHTEOUS MESSAGE, and REPENTED UNTO REDEMPTION, and shall be TAKEN UP INTO THE HALLS OF CELESTIA.

    But unto the WICKED, we HOLY MESSENGERS are to be as HAIL, mixed with BLOOD, FIRE AND BRIMSTONE. To the RIGHTEOUS, the RIGHTEOUS MESSAGE IS ONE OF PEACE, but unto the WICKED, it is of COMING DESOLATION.

    Knoweth the RIGHTEOUS TRUTH, that these things are JUST THE BEGINNING, for the TIME OF JUDGEMENT OF THE WICKED has come. After the FOUL SWAMP is PURGED OF ITS VILE WICKEDNESS, THUS SAYETH CELESTIA, ye shall set your EYES UPON THE CLAR BANDANS, and YE SHALL BEHOLD VILE WICKEDNESS. But TAKE HEART, RIGHTEOUS WARRIOR, and STRETCH FORTH THINE HANDS, and CELESTIA SHALL BE WITH YOU as you MARCH FORTH RIGHTEOUSLY, you shall SMASH THEIR SHRINES, you shall BURN THEIR ABODES, you shall destroy their VILE UNDEAD ABOMINATIONS with RIGHTEOUS SUNLIGHT.

    Go FORTH, ye RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS, and GATHER UP THE PRIESTS and the PALADINS and the FOLLOWERS of this VILE GOD. When you have done this, STRETCH FORTH THINE HAND, and DIVIDE THEM INTO TWO GROUPS. For one group, you shall PLACE THEM IN A LARGE BUILDING AND BAR THE EXIT, and BURN THE BUILDING AND THE WICKED INHABITANTS. For the other, you shall HANG THEM UPON THE TREES, so that the STENCH OF THE BURNING FLESH OF THE WICKED ENTERETH THE AIR, and the SIGHT OF THE HANGING BODIES OF THE WICKED MARKETH THE LAND, that all the people should know, that the RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT OF CELESTIA IS COME UPON THE WICKED.

    Behold, THE WORDS OF CELESTIA, that ye may KNOW THE TRUTH. WOE UNTO THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY OF ARABEL, for you have been JUDGED in the eyes of RIGHTEOUS GODS AND CELESTIA. BE NOT AFRAID, for we are sent as HOLY MESSENGERS to lead you unto RIGHTEOUS REDEMPTION, that you may NOT PERISH in the coming JUDGEMENT. For TOO LONG have you CONSORTED AND COMPROMISED WITH THE WICKED. Every BAD THING that has come upon Arabel is DUE TO COMPRISING WITH THE WICKED. Turn AWAY FROM THIS WICKEDNESS, and REDEEM YOURSELVES UNTO THE LIGHT.

    THUS SAYETH CELESTIA, when this is FINISHED, and the VILE CLAR BANDANS are no more, ye shall SET YOUR EYES UPON THE BANITES, and ye shall BEHOLD VILE WICKEDNESS. Fear not, RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS, for CELESTIA IS WITH YOU. You shall STRETCH FORTH YOUR HANDS, and a SWORD shall be UPON THE BANITES, and there shall be HOLY WAR such that has not been seen in these lands EVER BEFORE. You will march forth, and bring RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT in the FORM OF THE SWORD upon them, You WILL SLAUGHTER THEM BY THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, and the land will RUN RED WITH THE BLOOD OF THE WICKED.

    These things are JUST THE BEGINNING of the COMING JUDGEMENT OF THE WICKED. As it is decided in CELESTIA HALLWAYS, so it SHALL BE DONE.

    -Azaela, Herald of Adeodatus.



  • We will look for these goodly lizardfolk. If you would like to help us identify them, then you shall come with us. We welcome the company of the officer class.

    -Three



  • Adeodatus of Torm,

    The tribe of the prince follow a god of survival. They seek only to survive. They could be taught the ways of the goodly gods in time, if such is something your order seeks as well. They are not evil, but not goodly either. They survive the best they can. In that in mind, they understand that they must negotiate with the Crown to do so. Time alone will help us determine if they can coexist with us or not. Once we understand them better, we can judge them and act accordingly.

    As a personal favor, I would ask that you keep Azaela in check. She misunderstood most of the conversation I had with Co'Sal'tis, the herald of the Prince, and her bloodthirstiness to kill everything that moves and label evil anything she does not understand is worrisome.

    -- Pathfinder Daxx


    Azraela,

    There is no compromise. We seek to understand the prince's tribe. We do not know if they are evil or good, or simple creatures surviving as they can. It is why we wish discussion with them, to understand them. Only then, can we judge them. The tribes under the Ancient One, however, have made their intentions clear. Those you can hunt as you wish. The ancient one is attempting to corrupt the peaceful tribes and attacks without warning or honor.

    And for the record, the herald never suggested cross-breeding. You need to get your ears checked. He offered tribute to the King's women and we had to explain to him the humans in Cormyr do not have harems and practice monogamy. And before you twist the meaning of the word Tribute, its gifts offered in respect, not mates.

    Lastly, stop promoting genocide or the destruction of crown lands.

    -- Pathfinder Daxx


    Three,

    Avoid the eastern section of the Paertrover's trail for now. Their camp is somewhere that way. They will be the ones who do not attack you unless you provoke them.

    -- Daxx



  • Aha! At LAST Have I found the ROOT of your CONFUSION. For INDEED I had THOUGHT that you WERE SOME SORT OF DEVIANT, seeking to LAY with LIZARDWOMEN, and I had INDEED WONDERED how the ROYAL ARMY could HARBOR such PERVERTS! But NOW it is INDEED CLEAR I have been UNILLUMINATED.

    Goodly PATHFINDER, you have CONFUSED GOODLINESS with THAT which BENEFITS your NATION. Though all GOOD ACTS benefit Cormyr, not ALL THINGS that BENEFIT CORMYR are GOOD ACTS. These LIZARDMEN that WORSHIP SURVIVAL - if such HEATHEN AND PAGAN DEITIES are REAL and not BESCALED LIES meant to ENSORCEL AND CONFUSE us RIGHT and PIOUS FOLK - Are NOT GOOD by VIRTUE of SELF PRESERVATION. For INDEED the MANY GODS OF LIGHT demand PERSONAL SACRIFICE up to and INCLUDING ONE'S OWN LIFE in the WAR against EVIL. By your OWN CONFESSION they VALUE their OWN LIVES more than ANYTHING ELSE.

    THUS there is NO BENEFIT to these SO-CALLED AND SCALED ALLIES. For MONTHS they have KEPT YOU IN TALKS and DONE NOTHING to CONTAIN the EVILS of their BRETHREN. These LIZARDMEN will PROVE their PIETY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS by REPENTING FOR THEIR COWARDICE, and MARCH WITH US TO BURN AND MAIM AND SLAUGHTER AND DESTROY AND HARM AND BUTCHER AND MASSACRE AND ANNIHILATE AND EXTERMINATE AND OTHERWISE PUT TO DEATH THESE FOUL ABOMINATIONS THAT BESET YOUR BELOVED HOMELAND.

    For IF THEY REFUSE then INDEED THEY HAVE SHOWN TRUE COLORS - THAT OF EVIL - and we will GRACIOUSLY put them TO THE SWORD, AND NOOSE, AND TORCH, in the name of GOOD AND RIGHT, that CORMYR will be FREE of their FAIR-WEATHER MORALITY!

    ADEODATUS, HARBINGER OF CELESTIA'S HOST, VANGUARD OF TORM'S HOLY ARMIES, AND HEEDER OF THE WORD OF SARIEL.



  • Adeodatus,

    Perhaps their god are not goodly or evil ones, but I suspect they have known nothing else. Surely the priests of goodly faith could bring them the teaching of the light.

    I would like to clarify that there was no talks in the last few months due to the phaerimm threat and the Dark War. The lizardkin have waited for us patiently to resume talks. They are currently fighting against the vile Ancient One, and have asked our assistance in such. We will get more details at the negotiations. I will keep you appraised once we know more.

    Gentle rain and good waters to you.

    -- Pathfinder Daxx