- [REPORT] The Sapphire Fragment
Name of Contract: The Sapphire Fragment
Issuer of Contract: Claudia Eventyne Belusius III
Issued to: Roran Austoire, Carolyn Desmer, Shara Ardent, Tanunden Redoran, Tanar Evos, Rizon Kernost, Wulfgar Trueblood,
Contract Status: Success
In the dark swamps of Shadowfen, I led a team consisting of those listed above on an expedition to find the Sapphire Fragment which was embedded in a monolith. However, as I was scouting I was attacked by a scout of the Slayer's Thorns, a Shadowfen based guild of monster hunters looking for this relic. After dealing with one of their scouting parties, Tanunden and Shara managed to coerce one of them into leading us to their main camp near the monolith with the sapphire fragment embedded in it. With Tanunden taking the mercenary to the authorities, we continued on, fighting a weird ooze in the form of a gelatinous cube, and found the camp. When a stealthy appraoch went wrong, Carolyn ripped the fragment from the statue in a boulder and drpped it on them as Rizon, Tanunden, Tanar, and Wulfgar appeared as backup in the attack. The fight was long, bloody, brutal, and glorious. In the end, the hunters were all killed, with Roran finishing off their guildmaster no less, and the relic secured after a brief disagreement on whether or not to kill one of the hunters left alive.
Despite the mission's success, I am concerned about Shara and Carolyn. They insisted the man could be left alive and while I admire their empathy, if this man had been allowed to live, he would have rallied the rest against us in retribution. I feel like we need to take action with the overly compassionate. Or maybe Im a violent person by nature.