Today I had to cut all contact with the skypeople, I hope they find themselves well. The trail I’ve followed from the outpost has led me deep into the nether.
After being separated from Foxxy and the others thanks to the attack of the endcreepers I’ve reagined the trail and followed it deep. I’ve seen only one clue so far and it shook me to my core with what I had to do…
The reanimated body of Guard_Brian was lumbering through a pool of blood walking in a figure-8 pattern wearing a path through the soulsand under him. This both gave me hope for Tom, but saddened me at my other friends fate. I knew what I had to do. It took me but a few moments to dispatch Brian back to his deserved rest. I took his body and pushed it into the nearest lava fall to make sure it was destroyed. Though it broke my heart to do, he deserved some peace. How many lifetimes of service was he forced to give up at the hands of Mianite? How many more were still like him.
Every day I spend out in the wilds on this quest make me understand why Jeriah left the army, I can see his reasoning for forming the Blood Knights, and… I regret my part in hunting them down. I only hope I can live long enough to ask him forgiveness myself.
A breakthrough happened today as I found a set of tracks paralelling the ones I was following with a much more recent quality to them. I can only surmise from the even, unflinching gate that it is the tracks of a former guard. Something curious to note is that the tracks, though more recent, are less pronounced… This must mean that the revenant is lighter, thus not carrying a load as one would do heading out from a base of some sort. Perhaps these are the clues I need. Only time will tell.