Recoverd Amcathra Journal

A ornate black leather bound journal, adorned with the sigil of House Amcathra, containing some of the writings of Jules Amcathra, Lord of Waterdeep. Discovered in the Woodsfellow Collection by Jendarn Litholm, Scholar of Waterdeep, Amacathra Institute of Arcane Studies in 1723 DR.

Scholar Otinian,

I hope my simple missive finds you in good health. If not, then perhaps news regarding my newest find in the Woodsfellow Collection shall encourage you to vigor.

This find is quite remarkable. My careful examination of the remnants of the journal would seem to indicate something truly amazing about this discovery. My examinations of the journal through arcane means as well as by comparing it to other items in the Woodsfellow Collection and the Amcathra Collection, has led me to believe that the journal is indeed authentic.

Though we know that the journal was written originally by Amcathra himself of the course of two years, starting in 1545 DR. There also appear to be annotations written by Amcathra that would seem to indicate his own lack of knowledge of the events described. These annotations are written after the original entries, but my analysis of the ink used and the style of writing indicate the annotations are written at an earlier time than the originals.

This has led me to believe that this journal might originate from an alternate Abier-Toril. And though I admit it is difficult to accept, the annotations would lead me to believe that the journal was returned to Amcathra who later studied it and made additional notes and comments.

Of course, much study is still required. I have my assistants busy cataloging the various entries as they are recovered. I shall endeavor to keep you informed of my progress.

Sttetar Voh,

Scholar Litholm, 18 Mirtul 1723 DR.

Entries

Because of the journals great age, and owing to nature and condition of the Woodsfellow Collection, not all entries for the journal are legible. Those entries that are legible are summarized below.

General Entries

The Final Option – 08 Marpenoth 1547
Rumors in the West – 13 Ches 1546
Examinations of the Shadow Assasin Corpse – 04 Eleasias 1545
Reports on the examination of the slaver vessel Serpenthelm – 21 Eleint 1545
Arcane Disturbance Somewhere in the Moonshea Islands – 6 Nightal 1545
Arcane Disturbance Somewhere in Amn – 20 Eleasias 1546
Arcane Disturbance Somewhere near Lands Mouth – 4 Hammer 1547
Arcane Disturbance Somewhere in Netheril – 23 Eleasias 1547

List of Attacks Entries

News of Attack Reaches Waterdeep / Date of Entry Rumored Location of Attack
28 Elient 1545 Rumors of attacks of villages in the Moonshea Islands
22 Uktar 1545 Caer Corwell, Moonshea Islands
4 Uktar 1545 Caer Calidyrr
7 Alturiak 1546 Velen,Velen
20 Ches 1546 Nemesser, Nelanther Isles
11 Tarsakh 1546 Memnon, Tethyr
8 Tarsakh 1546 Mosstone, Tethyr
2 Kythorn 1546 Murann, Amn
4 Marpenoth 1546 Esmeltaran, Amn
3 Uktar 1546 Spirits Soaring, Erlkazar
12 Uktar 1546 Nathlekh City, Nathlan
5 Hammer 1546 Proskur, Dragon Coast
17 Alturiak 1546 Berlusk, Elturgard
15 Mirtul 1547 Llorkh, Greypeak Mountains
8 Mirtul 1547 Ss’thar’tiss’ssun, Najara
22 Mirtul 1547 Lundeth, Netheril
21 Flamerule 1547 Orofin, Netheril
26 Eleasias 1547 Oreme, Netheril

Player Notes and Clues

See the Post-Spellplague Map of Abeir Toril dated 1545 from the Woodsfellow collection here.
Woodsfellow and company’s annotations in their copy of the journal is as follows:

  • The general trend is that it starts in the Moonshae Isles, then marches south to Nelanther Isle and Tethyr, moving slowly north and east venturing inland as far as Cormyr and as West as the Serpent Hills and Greypeak mountains, finally settling in Netheril and ending near the Deep Maw.
  • While teleportation or feyland/shadowfell travel cannot be ruled out, it is most likely a journey by boat and foot. There are gaps in the time scheme, but this will be meticulously plotted out in due time.
News of Attack / Date of Entry Equivalent Rumored Location of Attack
4 Eleasias 1545 8/4/45 Examinations of the Shadow Assasin Corpse – 04 Eleasias 1545 Battle in the Books
21 Eleint 1545 9/21/45 Reports on the examination of the slaver vessel Serpenthelm – 21 Eleint 1545
28 Elient 1545 9/28/45 Rumors of attacks of villages in the Moonshea Islands
23 Marpenoth 1545 10/23/45 By Mystra’s Grace, do not fail!
22 Uktar 1545 11/22/45 Caer Corwell, Moonshea Islands
4 Uktar 1545 11/4/45 Caer Calidyrr
6 Nightal 1545 12/6/45 Arcane Disturbance Somewhere in the Moonshea Islands – 6 Nightal 1545
5 Hammer 1546 1/5/46 Proskur, Dragon Coast
7 Alturiak 1546 2/7/46 Velen,Velen
17 Alturiak 1546 2/17/46 Berlusk, Elturgard
13 Ches 1546 3/13/46 Rumors in the West – 13 Ches 1546
20 Ches 1546 3/20/46 Nemesser, Nelanther Isles
11 Tarsakh 1546 4/11/46 Memnon, Tethyr
8 Tarsakh 1546 4/8/46 Mosstone, Tethyr
2 Kythorn 1546 6/2/46 Murann, Amn
20 Elesias 1546 8/20/46 Arcane Disturbance Somewhere in Amn – 20 Eleasias 1546
4 Marpenoth 1546 10/4/46 Esmeltaran, Amn
3 Uktar 1546 11/3/46 Spirits Soaring, Erlkazar
12 Uktar 1546 11/12/46 Nathlekh City, Nathlan
4 Hammer 1547 1/4/47 Arcane Disturbance Somewhere near Lands Mouth – 4 Hammer 1547
15 Mirtul 1547 5/15/47 Llorkh, Greypeak Mountains
8 Mirtul 1547 5/8/46 Ss’thar’tiss’ssun, Najara
22 Mirtul 1547 5/22/47 Lundeth, Netheril
21 Flamerule 1547 7/21/47 Orofin, Netheril
23 Elesias 1547 8/23/47 Arcane Disturbance Somewhere in Netheril – 23 Eleasias 1547
26 Eleasias 1547 8/26/47 Oreme, Netheril
8 Marpenoth 1547 10/8/47 The Final Option – 08 Marpenoth 1547
8 Nightal 1745 12/8/1745
Alternate Future

Recoverd Amcathra Journal

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