We have just started our expedition to Akmara Anai
in the Chisisi Desert
after hearing some rumors about a demonic presence situated there... I have assembled around four thousand shield brothers and sisters of the Holy Order to take part in this expedition. I just pray to Netamesphut that, whatever we encounter in the desert, it does not make the sands our final resting place.
2nd Entry, Unknown
We have been making good progress throughout our journey. Yesterday Sala Mehi and his team came upon a strange formation that looks to be some kind of idol. I visited his team in the evening just before last light to check on him and I swear that idol looked at me and moved- even if it was just an inch.
I admit I am starting to have doubts about this expedition. Hopefully we can finish our mission quickly; I do not trust this desert.
Archival Notes: Damage suggests at least 3 missing entries here.
Assumed 6th Entry, Unknown
That idol is the one that's causing these ill omens with us! At first breath we woke to find a dozen or so of our shield brethren horrifyingly murdered... Mutilated and desecrated. There was blood everywhere. I just want to get this done as fast as I can and never come back to this Diwa forsaken place again.
Assumed 7th Entry, Unknown
We were ambushed today by one of the great sand wyverns that lurk in these areas. We only lost forty shield bretheren, but it destroyed quite a large number of our supplies before Kalim managed to gouge its eyes out with his spear. All could have been lost if it weren't for the fact that we came upon a town whose citizens welcomed us... We will rest here for a few more days before continuing our expedition; there is a strange building a few miles from here that the locals say is haunted. At least we have finally found our target.
Assumed 8th Entry, Unknown
After bidding the inhabitants of the village aua, we started on our journey towards the structure they mentioned. We reached it before last light, but there is was still enough light to tell that it is massive; I have never seen anything of its size before... Not even the Temple of a Thousand Faces could compare to its size.
Assumed 9th Entry, Unknown
We have been here less than a half day and my shield brothers and sisters are being plagued by voices that are not real. They are seeing hallucinations of a kind we have never witnessed before... But we were trained for this. We dedicated our lives to fighting evil- and this is no exception. We shall persevere. Ta-menat sahi kalika Na Diwa.
Archival Notes: Damage suggests at least 6 missing entries here.
Last Entry (assumed 16th), Unknown
What I witnessed today will haunt me forever.
I woke up half between night's shade and light's crest, just before the carnage began... These beings... I do not know what attacked us, but they were not of our realm. I do not believe they were of Ta-Khara Diwa, either- though they were certainly from some afterlife; they passed through walls and bodies alike, and our spears did little to stop them. We were pushed into the Temple, but many of us did not survive until first light when the beings mysteriously dispersed themselves. What remains of us quickly made our way outside the temple and are now resting as I write.
If Netamesphut decides that I shall live for another day, then I will raze this place to the ground... Ta-menat sahi kalika Na Diwa, I will.
R. Dylon Elder
Again sorry for the delay. I like this one too. I don't have much to say of the article itself, but the entries are really cool. I like how the archival notes seems to add a layer of mystery to the entries. I love how the entries suggest and allude to the missing pages but still makes it clear this was a really bad time for those involved.
Thank you! If I remember correctly, this was originally written for the expedition competition and it was so much fun to do <3
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