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Research Logbook  

WT: 8.0 Size: SMALL

Item Lore:Atrebe's Diary
Language:Common Tongue
Item Type:Book
Lucy Entry By:Durew [Kratos] - Luclin
Item Updated By:Fayman
IC Last Updated:2019-06-11 16:02:45
Page Updated:Fri Jan 24th, 2020

Expansion: Empires of Kunark Empires of Kunark

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Frontier Mountains [EoK]
Quest Name
Of Testing and Research

Book Text:

Day 1

This will be an addendum to the logs specifically meant to track my work. Here I hope to track less specific magical works and speak about what I am working on in general. Since the transfer it has been difficult to do proper work anyway, so this may be what all I can document.

I have managed to keep Kor'Sha intact during the transfer, but the damage was severe to my private lab. I will be able to survive here and I am certain that I can find a way to use the magic that lies all around me, but proper experimentation will be delayed. I will have to set up new experiments elsewhere from what reserve materials we have in storage.

Regardless, I will learn what I can about the power that surrounds me before I worry about returning us home. Ganak should be more than capable in my absence, and I plan to return with power beyond any known to our people before.
As to exactly where we are now, that is hard to tell. I must admit to being a little hasty in my efforts to find a source of untapped power and ways to improve my sarnak. With that power I hope to finally do away with the dragons of Kunark. Only then can we look outward to other conquests.

Day 42

I have come to realize that it is hard to determine the passage of time here. I have hopes of returning within a year with an understanding about how to do what I wish. Things are going well, despite needing to spend extra time with our guest. He should no longer be able to cause trouble at the very least.

Day 79

I may just give up on trying to date these entries. It is my habit to be thorough, but I also prefer to be accurate, and my guesses about the passage of time are likely very poor. Of note, however, is my breakthrough. It has come at some expense, several of my children have perished, but I have discovered a way to tap the magic of this realm. All I need do now is find a way to keep a link to that energy with me when I return.

(date obscured)

The struggle has been great, much more challenging than I had first expected. The power here is erratic. It surges unpredictably and has caused unpredictable results with newer generations of sarnak. Too many have perished. Our numbers shrink. I may have to cease attempting improvements on then until they have had a chance to grow their numbers and I can find a way to improve my control over this magic.
It occurs to me now that much time must have passed since my last entry. As usual, my work absorbs me. Time, after all, is meaningless to one such as I. I will break through and master this magic soon enough, I am confident.

(date obscured)

The fourth generation has proved to be somewhat more tolerant of the power. I am seeing signs of what I seek. I believe the real breakthrough here will be greater use of the dragon's magic and essence. Who knows what it will do to the creature. As long as it remains alive and useful to me, then it will suffice.

(date obscured)

I am convinced that I can learn no more. I have begun efforts for our return. The children that are being born now are strong, very strong. Unfortunately I fear that much more power and they will become unviable or, perhaps, uncontrollable. Neither will serve my purposes.
(date obscured)

The magic is ready. My new children have proven helpful to my work. Their magic should be enough to propel us back. Then I shall have to speak with my son. I do not think I will have to restore myself as king, no doubt he will listen to my advice and I will not have to deal with the boring details of empire building. My research is incomplete and there will be much for me to do.

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