[In response to gathering the members of Club Slotro, a snippet of my member's backstory. Originally posted on the Laurelin thread, being moved here.]
DISPATCH - Order of Rosicalli - Gladnagl Beastmistress of Lindon
To: Talarka of Lindon
My dearest brother Talarka,
I shall be brief in this dispatch in the manner of our Clan. The enclosed rose and quill signify the Order's need for your help. Knowing your position about helping mortals, we would not ask this of you unless it were of great importance, and in keeping with your plans here in Middle Earth before Cirdan's ships wrought with our clan's cedars remove you to sanctuary.
You have been a loyal woodsman, fierce hunter, and devoted brother. Whereas I bend nature to my will and duty, you shepherd it with your wildling ways. In these travels for the Order and in service to the Rangers, there have been so many examples of nature's vile corruption by the forces of Angmar, our nemesis. Of what we have heard about Mirkwood and the Trollshaws I have seen throughout the former strongholds of Arnor. The Witch King may have been defeated by our folk an Age ago, but his lieutenant still operates from it's base. I have seen it a vision from Lady Galadriel, and confirmed it with the Dunedain. This evil must be confronted!
You already repesent our clan's business interests in Ered Luin, but those interests will be preserved with our without our help throughout this Age. All know the cedars of Lindon are without equal in ship mast making. But you can make an epic difference in the lives of these mortals if you would just spare a few years to hunt the forces of Angmar. They make excellent prey! If you will take up this hunt, then carve me a cedar rose and send it by courier as your reply.
Assuming you respond, here shall be your orders (your only contacts will be Order members or their trusted agents):
() Meet with dwarf Hamskald at the tavern in Thorin's Hall. He will train you in tailoring, axe throwing, and advanced prospecting. He will also provide a list of dwarven agents in Eriador with whom you may trade your leathers and uncut gems. He will treat you to a raid against the Dourhands if you ask nicely.
() Meet with human Mithlind at the tavern Comb and Wattle in Combe. He will draw out the arrangement of brigand camps around Bree Town. You are to create a legend of a Ghost Elf who comes in the night and dispatches lazy brigands. The damage to morale will help our cause.
() Meet with hobbit Gerbil at the tavern Bird and Baby in Michel Delving. She will brief you on the layouts and troop strength of Angmar enemy encampments throughout the former Arnor kingdom. She will also demonstrate some of the finer points of stealth and diversion.
After your meeting with Gerbil, I will contact you about future hunts.
Your devoted sister
Gladnagl-Elf LM, Gerbil-Hob Burg, Hamskald-Dwf Guard, Mithlind-Hum Mini, Talarka-Elf Hunt, || Laurelin EN-RP -- For RP; Join Club Slotro; bit.ly/slowtro