The Greenminster Expedition
The disappearance of the Alcastor and her crew
This document, or gathering of documents, exists to serve as an example for those who wish to embark on future expeditions to the The Deep of Greenminster . The location is dangerous, and should be treated as such.
In year 1254 of the Current Era, Wandermere's intelligence community put together an expedition to the Deep of Greenminster, located directly south of them within the ocean of The Floor of Study . The intent of the expedition was to assess the viability of setting up a small secondary colony on the island. Records of the flora and fauna on the island were to be kept, and samples were to be taken of anything unknown.The expedition was intended to last two weeks. The plan was as follows: # Sail the Alcastor, a small schooner, south down to the Deep of Greenminster. 2 days worth of travel. # Make contact at the north eastern shores of Greenminster. Anchor slightly off-shore, and use the rowboats to make landfall. # Set up base camp in the copse of trees on the north eastern shores. Bring enough supplies from the Alcastor for one week stay on land. # Send expeditions into Greenminster, in pairs. Start close at first, gradually spreading out across the island. No overnight expeditions. One week of expeditions was planned for. # Collect all samples and records, return to the Alcastor. Sail back to Wandermere. Record are unclear as to how long the expedition actually lasted. The documents found have been organized in chronological order in the hopes of easing understanding.
We've really tried to piece together what happened here. All we've got to go off of is these personal journals, and frankly they don't make any sense. My hope is that somewhere down the line, some new person comes along, takes a look at what we've collected here, and figures it all out. For now though, it's my professional opinion that we stay the hell away from Greenminster.
In year 1254 of the Current Era, Wandermere's intelligence community put together an expedition to the Deep of Greenminster, located directly south of them within the ocean of The Floor of Study . The intent of the expedition was to assess the viability of setting up a small secondary colony on the island. Records of the flora and fauna on the island were to be kept, and samples were to be taken of anything unknown.
Three months after the Alcastor left Wandermere's docks, it was found empty, washed up against the rocky shores of Mammoth Hill . Three of the four rowboats were missing, and most of the ships supplies were gone. Strangely, every bunk on the ship was in neat and tidy condition, as if the occupant had just made their bed. Next to the mast, a pile of papers were found. They appeared to be pages torn out of personal journals, along with a rough map of the island. Piecing together what happened during the expedition from the contents of these journals has proven difficult.
Note from Zedicar
Proven difficult? Difficult? We don't have a damn clue what happened. Who even wrote this article? I need to have a talk with them.
Rumors began circulating soon after news of the Alcastor's rediscovery broke. Loss and confusion from before quickly turned to fear, and anger. Some said that one of the eight members of the expedition sabotaged the entire operation. Others thought that the island was swarmed with unknowable monstrosities that fed off of the explorers. For the most part, the members of the expedition were remembered and missed. The names of the lost were etched onto a plaque, placed at the spot the Alcastor left from at the beginning of her voyage. The Alcastor, on her part, was sunk a few days after her rediscovery. Superstition was deemed to be the cause of her sinking.
1254 of the Current Era