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The Jade Letters

By Beth Griese

Date:  March 27, 1999 (almost exactly four years after the first Jade letter)


Bearded fellow

Supreme Being

Jim Leitzel

Borreau Blonde Human Tempus Cleric Brian Smith
Lorivar Menasson Short, dark, & hairy Monk Vaughan Herron


Gypsy woman


Beth Griese

Nory Gnome Illusionist / Thief Stu Collins
Telaran 1/2 Elf, Buzz Cut Fighter Jim Gaynor
Verence Gallow Thin human Mystra Cleric Kent Jenkins

The Jade Letters: Endgame

Thus ends the Jade Letters, as recorded in the Adventurer’s Guild. The remaining letters and official documents kept as a chronicle of The Wayfarers show that Jade continued to write to Garen about once a season, filled with the latest news of the Wayfarers and of Weston. Here are some of the things of note that are recorded about the characters we have met and seen during the course of Jade’s missives:

The dragon corpse that had been taken to be cleaned was actually taken by undercover dragon cultists. The reanimated corpse attacked Weston again, killing nearly 100 townspeople with its diseased breath. The Wayfarers defeated the dragon, burned its half-rotted corpse outside the town, and hunted down the cultists who had tricked them.

The good drow woman from the courts of King Azoun visited Castle Weston once. She was a kind and pleasant guest who charmed most of the residents of the castle. Jade managed not to attack her.

Kaz, Telaran’s one-time dragonet pet, showed up at the Adventurer’s Guild, as a member, with an amulet around his neck giving him the powers of speech. He spent most of a day giving Telaran an earful about the proper care of intelligent companions.

Jeremiah, the majordomo of Castle Weston, settled well into his job… literally. He became over 300 pounds in weight, rarely moving far from his offices and residences on the first floor of the castle, except for town celebrations and feasts.

The Mutator, the Wayfarer’s old enemy, was found by them at last as he tried yet another revenge scheme. The Mutator begged for mercy, and was left to live, but with labs that had been reduced to splinters and ashes, including his magical notes and books.

Garen went on a mission for the Harpers versus the wizards of Thay, was betrayed by his contact, and imprisoned by the wizards. Jade, the Wayfarers, and a Harper delegation freed him, but the abuse he suffered took its toll. He never adventured again.

The town of Weston grew to be bigger than Eveningstar – 6,000 residents at the time of this writing. The castle grew along with the city, working its way gradually into the side of the mountain itself. The Wayfarers became highly influential in the kingdom of Cormyr, for those who cared a fig for it.

Lorivar Menasson took to wandering most of his time, frequently with Telaran. He made many pilgrimages that he rarely spoke of in details. Of course, Lorivar never spoke of much of anything in detail.

Verence Gallow took up residence in the once-haunted mansion that The Wayfarers had discovered on Weston land, making it into a mage college. Verence was named a trustee of Espar, and married Arlath, the Joybringer devotee. She never did find another man more in need of joy than Verence. They adopted Eddie, Verence’s steadily-more-humble apprentice, and had five more children – all girls. They named their first daughter Jade.

Nory worked with Obmi to establish a small thieves’ guild in Weston, much to the annoyance (there’s a surprise) of the rest of the Wayfarers. Nory traveled frequently, never totally settling down. Many gnomes took up residence in Weston and built a temple to some gnomish god or other in town, including a shrine and statue commemorating their revered town founder, who they came to regard as a great hero. Gods help all the non-gnomish races.

Telaran became a caravan master, always travelling on trade routes to and from Weston, taking the influence of the Wayfarers, Weston, and of Cormyr to the far corners of Faerun. He always brought back souvenirs from his travels for the many Wayfarer children growing up in Castle Weston, making “Uncle Telaran” a favorite returning founder.

Borreau and Jade traveled away from Weston less and less. Jade was inducted into the Harpers, and Borreau made a commander of the Purple Dragons. Borreau was called upon by King Azoun himself for occasional tasks, and under Jade’s influence, Weston became a haven and meeting place for Harpers, rangers, and followers of Mielikki. They had four children.

Harper bard, daughter of Borreau and Jade of Weston

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