Tsuto's Journal

This small, leather-bound booklet contains two dozen parchment pages,
most of which Tsuto has filled with maps of Sandpoint or erotic
drawings of Nualia. The maps each depict different attack plans. The first set
shows the attack plans for a group of thirty goblins—one of these
battle maps is circled at the area of Sandpoint where the innitial attack
the goblins made on Sandpoint was during the festival.

Of more pressing concern are the next several pages, which illustrate
an assault on Sandpoint by a force of what appears to be two
hundred goblins. None of these are circled, and while many are
scratched out as if they’ve been rejected, the implications should
be ominous nonetheless.
Most of the drawings of Nualia do not depict her with her demonic
hand, although one on the last pages of the book depicts her with
demonic hands, bat wings, horns, a forked tail, and fangs.

After the circled battle map:

The raid went about as planned. Few Thistletop goblins perished, and we were able to secure
Tobyn’s casket with ease while the rubes were distracted by the rest. I can’t wait until the real
raid. This town deserves a burning, that’s for sure.

After the last of the second batch of maps:

Ripnugget seems to favor the overwhelming land approach, but I don’t think it’s the best plan.
We should get the quasit’s aid. Send her freaks up from below via the smuggling tunnel in my
father’s Glassworks, and then invade from the river and from the Glassworks in smaller but more
focused strikes. The rest except Bruthazmus agree, and I’m pretty sure the bugbear’s just being
contrary to annoy me. My love’s too distracted with the lower chambers to make a decision. Says
that once Malfeshnekor’s released and under her command, we won’t need to worry about being
subtle. I hope she’s right.

Before the last illustration depicting Nualia as a succubus:

My love seems bent on going through with it—nothing I can say convinces her of her beauty.
She remains obsessed with removing what she calls her ‘celestial taint’ and replacing it with her
Mother’s grace. Burning her father’s remains at the Thistletop shrine seems to have started the
transformation, but I can’t say her new hand is pleasing to me. Hopefully
when she offers Sandpoint to Lamashtu’s fires, her new body won’t be as
hideous. Maybe I’ll luck out. Succubi are demons too, aren’t they?

Tsuto's Journal

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