I was rescued by a group of adventurers from my enslavement by the formians after they cleared a path from the surface. My father, my two cousins and I had been captured here in this fort after having fled our mining operation when it was attacked by formians. The formians followed us and eventually found us here and captured us, forcing us to do manual labor clearing out tunnels and hauling rock, mostly. The adventurers seem to be searching for something, but I’m not sure what. After my rescue, my father Ivar agreed to have me accompany them in exchange for their help in rescuing my uncle, Murgol. My father and my two cousins, Thag and Trag, went above ground to wait for us while we cleared out the remainder of the tunnels under this fort.
After a little exploration and formian slaughter, we stumbled across a large glowing green orb with strange runes etched across its surface. When Sora touched the crystal, it seemed to take over her voice and gave us a message about a vessel named Virtue that is looking for Destiny (another ship, perhaps)? Evidently it sent down pods to try and locate Destiny, but has been unsuccessful so far. This orb (pod?) manfunctioned, and while Virtue managed to keep some of the crew alive, they lost their memories in the process. When we discovered the pod, it had just enough power to bring it to life one last time before dying out forever. I feel as if this experience has somehow… changed me, although I’m not sure exactly in what way. No time to think about that now, though. I need to locate my belongings and seek out and rescue my uncle. I must stay focused on the task at hand.
Journal of Horgar Steelripper