Camp Vengeance progress report, 24 Eleint, 1493DR

To: Grand Duke Ulder Ravenguard, Baldur’s Gate –

May you prosper greatly!

It is my pleasure to report that conditions are much improved since the debacle at our old site, Camp Righteous. We had established a foothold there in the hopes of sending squads of our soldiers to strike out into the local ruins, but unfortunately, the disgusting and heathen denizens of the Chultan jungle caught us by surprise. Minimal casualties were sustained, and we fled to the higher ground of Camp Vengeance, from whence this missive is sent to you.

The harsh climate, environs and inhabitants of this godless nation all conspire together to sap the strength and spirits of your most devout servants, but do not fear – the Flaming Fist stand ready to conquer this land in your name! Thus far, we have weathered the depredations of ravenous ghouls, cunning Batiri goblins, blue mists that bring madness and the neverending swarms of plague-bearing insects and still, Camp Vengeance stands strong.

Each trial makes us stronger and our battle company is ready to face whatever challenge this godsforsaken jungle has for us next. In fact, our camp is now heavily fortified, and our wisdom has grown such that we have begun alterations to the deployment of our tents and latrines to improve our hygiene. Additionally, our new ‘bucket classification system’ is doing wonders for unit morale, the sick among us are making steady progress toward health, and our supply of canoes is now more than sufficient to ferry our messengers, as well as our injured and our dead.

In a completely unrelated matter, my memory has been recently drawn back to an earlier engagement of mine, the Siege of Fort Morninglord in 1490DR, and one of my subordinates who served there, Private Stryker. Sadly, I neglected to mention at the time that Private Stryker distinguished himself by his devotion to his comrades and his battle prowess. Should he find his way back to the Fist, I recommend him for immediate promotion to the rank of Sergeant, and privileges for him and any of his companions commensurate with that rank.

I am, as always, your most obedient servant,

General Niles Breakbone, Commander, Camp Vengeance

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XP awards:

  • Defeat Jago (aka Afro guard) and his Cult of Nsi: 100 XP each
  • Renovate and reorganise Camp Vengeance: 100 XP each
  • Beat back a Grung ambush: 125 XP each
  • Discover the ruins of Mbala: 50 XP each
  • Total: 2065 / 2700 XP

Other awards:

  • Stryker: The ‘I respectfully disagree’ award for turning around a superior officer
  • Vinca: The ‘Just two old ladies having a chat’ award for not judging Nanny Pu’pu
One comment on “Camp Vengeance progress report, 24 Eleint, 1493DR
  1. Nicholas Selkirk says:

    Yes. Completely unrelated!

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