To Commander Cromblade,
Since I am addressing this directly to you, you can assume that the other members of the group know that this journal can be used to communicate with you. Of course, this is information I volunteered, so you will know that this is also extremely urgent.
As I am writing this, we are currently flying through the underdark on my eagles, heading to Forgehome. We have in our possession one Gyyrune, who we have captured in a Duegar settlement, above the Hell Stew. He put up quite a fight, but in the end we were victorious! We have kept him unconscious and have bound and gagged him, as well as blindfolded him. We are taking no chances with him. I did use one of my rituals to try to understand him a little better. There wasn’t much useful information besides background. I assume he was a poor Tiefling that was blinded by ambition and convinced that dragonborn were scum of the earth…so really just your basic garden variety Tiefling. He’s tried to kill them all various times, and is apparently responsible for this plague that’s going around.
We debated what to do with him, but I argued for a trial. This would be the best possible outcome. We get to interrogate him, we find out what he knows, then we execute him as a show of what happens when you fight the Talon. That’s why we’re going to Forgehome, as it’s the nearest “safe” location. I’d rather take him to your encampment or even Kotham, but we don’t have time. This is why I’m asking you for any assistance. I guarantee that any trouble you go through will be worth it when we get into this monster’s skull.
Another thing you should be aware of, we are apparently harboring a tiefling turncoat now. He attempted to help us during the last battle, and says he is reformed, but summons devils and spouts hellfire. As you can guess, I’m not extremely enthused. He’s shared some information with us, but I highly doubt its authenticity. I trust him about as far as I can throw him while dead drunk and with both arms tied behind my back.
I will send another missive shortly.
As always, your faithful servant,