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Mardalius    4

Mardalius' reports are done in shorthand Thalassian, more notes on his actions than a proper journal. His hand is elegant and practiced, with no smears or blots. Each page is stamped with the seal of House Anterius, a stylized "A" emblazoned on a shield, and Mardalius' personal seal, a crossed sword and staff.
Julilee,
I will be using logbooks like this one to file my reports. The reports start at the beginning of the day you informed me I was to submit them. As instructed, I will only be reporting things that directly pertain to the mission against the Legion.


Week One, Day One:
Visited several shops in Dalaran seeking a tome on exceptionally long range portal theory. Found one lead. Will investigate tomorrow.
Ordered 3 (three) spare battle raiments from my tailor, Dobraine. Should be finished this week.
Weight training with Alinah, sparred with T'suro. Ended in draw due to inability to use magic safely in basement. Recommend outdoor sparring area for magic-based fighters


Week One, Day Two:
Followed lead on aforementioned tome. Purchased tome from Ethereal in Shattrath, teleported back to Dalaran. Will review tome later.
Purchased rations and new staff for excursion to Argus.
Remainder of day spent awaiting orders to leave.


Week One, Day Three:
Studied portal tome. Spoke to mages who maintain portal to the Vindicaar. Should be able to replicate portal, if needed. Will require great deal of magical energy. Will plan extra rationing.


Week One, Day Four:
Attended a wedding in Suramar, per your orders, to stop an assassination plot by Karthok. Took on an illusion of a guardsman, rescued Cmdr. Sorel Crescentsong from himself, and assisted with stopping the assassins. Returned to guildhouse and received treatment for wounds received. If more information is needed, will provide in person.


Week One, Day Five:
Tested ability to open portals from Argus to Azeroth. Test successful, but very draining. Spent remainder of day recovering strength.


Week One, Day Six:
Still recovering from portal test. Slept late, ate plentifully. Picked up spare battle raiments from Dobraine, packed in rucksack with rations.


Week One, Day Seven:
Final preparations for Argus. Received orders to gather and leave with warband. Performed final inventory.
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Week Two, Day One:
Warband assisted the Army of the Light in freeing slaves. I provided a distraction and cover. Forty three lesser demons, one eredar slain.


Week Two, Day Two:
Took a shift maintaining portals for the Army of the Light. Ate extra rations to make up lost energy.


Week Two, Day Three:
Day of rest after maintaining portals. Spent assisting in the infirmary, fetching clean water, bandages, etc.


Week Two, Day Four:
Returned to field with my grandfather, Brudicus. Joined a sortie against Legion forces. Took minor injuries fighting a fel reaver. Sixty eight lesser demons, one fel reaver slain.


Week Two, Day Five:
Physical rest, per doctor's orders. Spent day assisting an alchemist with making restorative draughts.


Week Two, Day Six:
Took a shift in the infirmary, feeding the injured. Held one man's hand as he succumbed to his wounds. Rest of day spent in prayer.


Week Two, Day Seven:
Sword training with Army of the Light. Learned a new and effective technique for killing felhounds when outnumbered.
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Week Three, Day One:
Returned to field. Ninety-eight demons slain.


Week Three, Day Two:
Provided portal services to mobilize the Army of the Light to regions needing reinforcements.


Week Three, Day Three:
Rest day, recovering from maintaining portals.


Week Three, Day Four:
Patrolled Krokun region. Seventy-four demons slain.


Week Three, Day Five:
Day spent retrieving herbs native to Argus. Evening spent studying herbs and effect of long term fel exposure.


Week Three, Day Six:
Assisted with opening portals to Dalaran to bring fresh troops and supplies to Argus.


Week Three, Day Seven:
Tested several new alchemical mixtures with Argus and Azerothian herbs. Results inconclusive.
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Week Four, Day One:
Assisted with sorting a shipment of herbs and potions from Azeroth. Requisitioned herbs to replenish my personal stores.


Week Four, Day Two:
Hunted demons with Brogden, a member of the Night Vanguard, and my grandfather. One hundred and forty seven demons slain.


Week Four, Day Three:
Assisted in the mess by conjuring food for freed Broken slaves.


Week Four, Day Four:
Accompanied a scouting party to Mac'Aree. Gathered several specimens of native flora and fauna, fel tainted and otherwise.


Week Four, Day Five:
Distributed healing potions to soldiers headed to reinforce forward bases.


Week Four, Day Six:
Assisted with maintaining portal to Azeroth. Strain from long distance portal considerably less than in the past.


Week Four, Day Seven:
Returned to field with Brogden and Grandfather. One demonic commander slain, two hundred and three lesser demons slain.
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Week Five, Day One:
Went scouting with Brogden and Grandfather again. Became separated. Currently surviving behind enemy lines.


Week Five, Day Two:
Day two behind enemy lines. Surviving off rations, skirting from tunnel to cave to avoid demon patrols.


Week Five, Day Three:
Day three behind enemy lines. Attempts to teleport back to the Vindicaar are unsuccessful. Demons seem able to detect portal magics. Rations running low.


Week Five, Day Four:
Day four, out of rations. Conjured mana buns to prevent starvation, but magical reserves are running low.


Week Five, Day Five:
Day five, salvation is at hand. I've found a group of Krokul broken who are going to aid me in returning to the Vindicaar.


Week Five, Day Six:
Krokul Broken found a patrol from the Army of the Light. They led the patrol to their encampment, and I returned to the Vindicaar with the patrol. I never thought I'd be so happy to see a draeneic bed.


Week Five, Day Seven:
Spent day recovering from my time lost.

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Margoz    11

The final entry in Mardalius' logbook is different from the others: it is written in the form of a letter.
Week Six:
Julilee,
Instead of tracking my actions against the Legion for this week, I have decided to write my contemplations on the Oaths. This punishment has given me time to reflect on what they mean to me and how to apply them to my life. I will start with peace.
Peace: After fighting against the Legion, alongside the Army of the Light and the assorted groups represented on Argus, I see why we cannot be at odds with those under another banner for petty reasons such as land or racial hatreds. Justice: There are few instances where it is appropriate for one to place judgement on another. Personal insults and slights aren't reason to place judgement on others. To censure individuals for their personal beliefs is dangerously close to mind politics. Mercy: Excessive force is never acceptable, especially in the arena of interpersonal conflict. I recognize that my response to Sorel's words and actions were just that - excessive. Words dissipate into the air and can only do the damage we allow. Killing someone, however, is permanent. Sacrifice: Insults are bearable in the face of peace. Anything, no matter how personal, is worth giving if it means peace for the collected peoples of Azeroth.

Actions and consequences are real and palpable. I can never take back stabbing Sorel, nor can I give him back the time I took from him. I have learned my lesson, and I will strive to be worthy to wear the Sanctuary tabard going forward.
Signed,
Mardalius Anterius, Battlemage

The page is stamped with the same insignia as all the others, Mardalius' personal seal, a crossed sword and staff, accompanied by the House Anterius sigil, a stylized "A" emblazoned on a shield.

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