Call to Arms! It was time to join Lord Dupre to fight and free Ver Lor Reg from the mechanical monsters.It took only a short time before a army gathered around Dupre's tents. All of them were armed to the teeth and even the teeth were armed!Ready to join Lord Dupre. Dupre started his speech:-"Good evening my brave warriors,Today we going to free Ver Lor Reg from all evil!I am happy to see so many of you here.No more words! Let's go to reclaim Ver Lor Reg!No Mercy! We have to kill all enemies, without exception!For God and fatherland!" A gate opened and took us to the Center of Ilshenar near the steps to Ver Lor Reg. We could not take the stairs to the town.We had to go around trough the exodus dungeon.We fight our way trough several minions .At the west side a wall blocked our way.Dupre told us to take it down. There was a secret passage that would take us in the city.Dupre uncovered it so we could make it trough.The town or what was left of it was completely changed.It was changed by the mechanical creatures.Walls blocked our way, Dupre ordered us to take them down. We had no idea what to expect when we go trough the wall.More walls where blocking our path.We could hear sounds behind these walls.We had to get trough them and kill whatever was hidden behind it! One by one we took down the walls and killed all the mechanical creatures.Everyone fought really well and it seemed that this battle would be over before we knew.It was a bit easy.... maybe too easy.When we thought we had kill every mechanical creature a loud roar came from behind me!I looked back and up and saw this huge half daemon half mechanical monster standing above me. EXODUS! I saw the fear in the eyes of my friends around me.This was not looking good!He took a swing at me and i tried to block him with my shield.But the force was so hard i flew several meters back trough the room.Never have we encountered something this powerful.I had so much pain, it was like every bone in my body was broken. A rain of spells fell from the sky and i saw people dieing all around us.Would this be our end?Maybe this was the battle too many...My friend Alia picked me up, "Get on your feet ,Knight!" she said.She kept shooting arrows at him while she was helping me.I looked around me but no matter how impossible this fight seemed to be, tamers kept sending there pets on him.Spells and arrows kept flying around.Everyone did what they been ask to do, defeat this evil! We had to stop him now!Or die trying!This was the hardest battle we have been in.But our persistence was bigger then the fear of death.And after a while we started to get the upper hand.We can defeat him ... and we did!When Exodus fell you can hear the cheering all over Ver Lor Reg!Lord Dupre was pleased to see this great victory. We where rewarded with a scroll of valiant commendation. Dupre took us back to the Honor moongate of Ilshenar.-"Very well, we killed Exodus!And look what i found on him!" We all got a copy of the journal.-"We achieved a great victory today!I have to thank you all for this!The time has come to return to Britannia!And it pleases me that it began with such great victory!" But when Dupre wanted to enter the moongate, something very strange happened! -"What happened to the moongate?For sure it has to do with the death of Exodus!The energy streams which we provoked with the death of Exodus corrupted the moongate!Please follow me!" Dupre took us out of Ilshenar with a gate to his camp.After thanking us all again he left to get some rest.We all had to go home and rest after this hard and long battle.But i could not sleep before i read this weathered journal. A Weathered JournalBy Lord Blackthorn *This journal appears to be ancient, and has many gaps throughout; Only a handful of entries are still intact, and they seem as if they may not even be in order haphazardly written.* It vexes me greatly that even now, in my friends absence, still the throne has not been rendered unto me as should be my right. It is not as if I expect to hold the position forever, but in the absence of Cantabrigian someone is needed upon the throne to hold the realm together. I fear that if there is no ruler, that we shall fall like chaff and Ive yet to see any others who think themselves capable as rulers; perchance it is only a matter of time but as I’ve written this waiting vexes me. In the course of my friend’s quest to reunite the shards, despite my misgivings about his plan and all the consequences it entails, I felt that it would be entirely idiotic of myself not to perform more research upon some of the magicks that Nystul and Cantabrigian’s claim will be utilized. Much of it seems somewhat similar to Gilforns research, but he prattled on about using my connection with Cantabrigian to try and force Nystul to tell him everything he knew. It seems that Nystuls distaste for me is more of a private matter than I imagined, or Gilforn would probably not have bothered asking.A few assurances that Id try however, and he told me more about moongates and the teleportation technology than anyone but perhaps Nystul and the Stranger know. He was particularly interested in using moonstones in the process of creating permanent moongates. I feel that had I continued to ask questions, he may have spoken to me until both of us died of old age; I wonder if he is not obsessed over it in the same way that Anon is with those mongbats of his. Hopefully Heckles has had some success with speaking with Chuckles about the current state of things with Nystul, and if not, I can at least send him to the Lycaeum to pick up some more research materials for me.This new land that theyve discovered could hold untold levels of power, but its most peculiar that it already contains shrines to the virtues and even a shrine to the idea of Chaos. Imust admit that I am at a loss as to what to make of such a thing. I have theories butis this Ilshenar the ruins that is left of a Sosaria, fallen prey to ever escalating fighting between the zealous forces of those who followed my philosophies and those who followed my friends? A world where Chaos was incorporated into the virtues? Or a place that somehow, by its own means, came to the same virtues we have and the idea of chaos entirely on its own and developed? Or could it be something even more fantastic than I could possibly imagine? I find myself stricken at once with anticipation and anxiety, curiosity and dread, and while I hope that this land will hold enlightenment to a great many thingsI fear that like our own, there may lurk untold horrors within its depths.I have discovered somethingsomething drastic and terrible. A creature that goes by the name Exodus. I can tell that its power is familiar to me, and it reeks of Minaxs power and yet is subtly different but worse, I can sense just how powerful this Exodus is. Without Cantabrigian here I dont know who I can trust with this information; Nystul and Dupre have rarely ever been fond of me. There is a possibility though if only I can secure what I need. The creature thinks itself powerful enough to offer me Sosaria under my rule…but it means to do so by conquest. Any who read my political call to anarchy would know that freedom is something I believe all should have and exercise but I think I can convince this monstrous being otherwise and perhaps by tricking it, put myself in a position to stop it. I have already led it to believe I will return to it and allow it to place me into a different body some hideous amalgamation of flesh and machine. It then returned me to my own castle to prepare myself for conversion, but I know what I have to do.I dont have much time as the creature expects me to return or will spirit me away again at anytime; at great expense and effort I managed to trace the flow of the spell used to summon me and correlate it with Ilshenars known geography to locate where this creature seems to be drawing power from. By removing or destroying this area, I should render it incapable of such feats, but I have no idea how well it can detect these things. In a position where all choices are fraught with danger, I can only choose the one that presents the least to the lands even if it may present the most to my own person. I may not be as powerful a mage as Nystul, but I have not let him far surpass me either. Gilforns ideas of moonstones, perhaps combined with blackrock and my own abilities its possible. It was difficult to obtain blackrock, but Heckles didnt fail me and nor has he ever. I hope that he realizes how essential his services were. If I cannot eliminate Exodus entirely and still have access to the blackrockthen I will destroy everything I can to prevent it from manifesting. New Frarc, Drachenfels News reporter.