1st First Moon- 14th First Moon; 4126MC
After leaving the small Elven village of Green Branch, the party of Tavajo, Revum, Malog, and Iolana traveled by riverboat along the great Calen River and through the Alumori Swamp. They were accompanied by Simon Brasslock, a halfling sailor, guide, and trader.
Along the way, the party encountered a suspicious group of Ogres ( and relieved them of their boats)as well as a village of amiable but greedy Goblins. They also encountered persistent rain and hostile wild life in the form of the bizarre marsh jelly and ravenous giant mosquitoes.
Upon reaching the port at the southern tip of the swamp, the party unwound for a an evening and enjoyed the local pleasures. Iolana met and enjoyed dinner with the family of a fellow Alunir named Kano, while Revum, Tavajo and Malog enjoyed an evening of
excessive festive drinking with Simon.
The following day, the party departed aboard the sailing vessel Azure Arrow,captained by one Nekio Seashadow and his first mate Aurora Swift (both honorable elven sailors). However, Iolana received foreboding visions that the journey ahead would be jeopardized by the legendary Wurm of Water. These dire suspicions were only confirmed by the oracular abilities of Osrum.
Seeking to prevent a potential catastrophe, Iolana and Revum journeyed beneath the waves to speak with the creature. Once encountered, the Wurm demanded a vast sum of gold in exchange for safe passage for the Azure Arrow. In addition, the Wurm marked Iolana with a mystic sigil of unknown purpose.
Unable to pay the Wurms price, the party and the crew of the Azure Arrow choose instead to divert their course and outrun the monster. While successfully avoiding any further encounters with the Wurm, Iolana received a telepathic communication from the creature. The mark she received was a sign that she was chosen to become the next Wurm of Water.