Paladin’s Library, Trinsic 2nd Waning of Summer’s End (Midnight), Age of Shadows, 2nd Year My shift at the gates has ended for the day. The liches and their commanders are an annoyance, but no longer pose a substantial threat to the city. Several defenders from various guilds take turns thinning out their numbers, and yet still they keep coming. It is clear that Ocig is not yet done with the city. Cormanthyr investigated Ocig’s lair last night and reported that the followers of Relvinian have their eyes fixed on Trinsic, gathering reagents for “the return,” whatever that is. Meanwhile, the pile continues to grow in front of the Meeting Hall. I have tried several times to dismiss the evil which protects the components, but have been unable. It seems only a matter of time before the siege resumes, and given the ferocity of the last attack, I fear for Trinsic. I wonder how father felt before the end, when he faced the great swarm coming toward him. Eldath said he died bravely and that Jou’Nar was unable to add him to his army when he fell...at least that is of some comfort... I missed Terra’s memorial this year. Oh how I miss her! I hope to pay proper tribute to her when things return to normal. If I should survive... Well, it grows late. My next shift is in six hours, so I should get my rest. I have a strange feeling that I will need it.