Blade of the Dark Sands
Marko's Journal Entry 2
Have survived (barely) combat with lizardmen raiders in the Ivory triangle. Looks like Templar Shinako is not ready to to just let me escape after I broke my agreement to assassinate the warded man. A gnoll bounty hunter is after us, and Sar jall says he is a formidable opponent. I expect no less.
Shared my bed with Alia, one of the survivors we rescued from the lizardmen. I believe she found comfort in our night together, though I tried to make it clear to her that the road I must walk is not that of a caravan hand.
We’ll ride with these folk up to Cromlin, and see where fate takes us from there. The gnoll was looking for the warded man too. I’d like a way to warn him, but know not which way he went. The Warded man is arrogant and troublesome, but I believe beneath that he is probably decent fellow and a victim of Templar Shinako just like I am. My guess is that while I wooed Templar Anatsu, he had his way with Shinako, and some kind of lovers jealousy is at the core of her request that I kill him.