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Diamonds Hadder

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Lord Zabble and the Castle Fanglor

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of meeting Erza.

It was early and Lord Zabble was busy doing his morning things, lighting candles around the castle and putting books back where they belong… he has a few magic books that wander the hallways through the night.. they can certainly startle you as you turn the bends and twists of the lower hallways… he often says “Some magic is hard to keep still”. He has a little sense of humor that perhaps he finds more amusing than others, but it doesn’t seem to stop him from trying a joke or two. He’s rather intense when it comes to the art of magic and is always eager to weigh in on the topic of anything related to the fine art of spell casting......


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The Child

Field Notes: From the book of Evermore. The day Master Zabble finds Diamonds hadder.

Master Zabble entered the Black Forest early in the morning.. not exactly a place to be at that time or any time really, named after the Drok witches and their magic that called this forest home for as long as any book could tell. A rumor of a child abandoned on the outskirts on the forest is what drew him here. Not really a thing that Zabble regularly leaves his castle for, but a dream the night before of a man with red eyes had haunted him so and something told him to go.. some unseen feeling.. another problem with the forest is the warmoths of course, although they don’t exactly harm humans without cause.. it’s best to just avoid such encounters and they do seem to frequent



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The Warmoths

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of the Warmoths.

I’m sitting on a hill today taking notes again… Before people really remember and long before recorded events inside of evermore, it’s said the world was ruled by these Warmoths, ruled is a heavy word, so let’s just say they were naturally governing the hillsides… at least that’s what I’ve come to understand… I’ve come to know them as much as they allow and wish for me to know and I’m ok with that, for some reason they have taken a liking to me and let me roam the hillsides and observe them and even spend time with them…. I have vague memories of them in my dreams that I don’t fully understand as the line between reality and sleep to me seems a bit blurry at times… I do hum their songs a lot…. They fascinate me… dark shadowy figures



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Red River and the Luna Moth

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: Field Observations from Diamonds hadder along red river.

I found a rather stunning Luna Moth yesterday in the courtyard gardens and it reminded me of an old field note from my journal. So I dug it up and shared. I'm on pleasant holiday from midnight carvings while my stargazer idol warms in the sun a few days, a much needed break from the tiny details and dust velocities is in order before a final signature is burned in the wood. I can only do so much, in the end were all just boats being pushed around. You have to make choices, hard choices sometimes, from heart to head to hand... we never really get to the top of the mountain, we only enjoy the sun a little while before climbing again. I was talking to Zabble....



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Kilwaughter: The dream coin the rail and the queen.

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of his dreams and the destruction of Kilwaughter Castle.

It’s autumn in Bok. I awoke last night from some nightmares. I don’t often talk about such things but it’s true.. while I sleep, I often frequent places that seem unquestionably real to me. So real in fact I think I may even bring things out from the dreams. I’m not sure how I do that or what exactly that’s all about, but it happens. Another odd thing about my dreams is that I see other people with the same eye tattoos that I have in my dreams, something that Zabble has been pondering and scratching his head over. Ezra is with me now and we’re on the western rim this morning watching the sun come up… she’s extra close to me.. I think she heard......



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The wind the prison and the Leaf.

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of Evermore Travels, John Hadder and the Cypress Swamps.

It’s Friday and I’m chasing the clock a little. The autumn breeze has fallen on the hillsides of BOK rather nicely and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I’m going on a little pilgrimage and so I’ve been boarding up the castle the last few days just to keep the large predators out… it’s so beautiful the breeze and the leaves that have fallen in the upper towers this week… I tend to leave the leaves on the floor, a habit that Zabble finds quite annoying. This time of year is an important time for me, I get to leave the confines of the tower and my training schedules



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Klipso: From death comes life.

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of Klipso and the Paper Cage.

When I arrived at Kilwaughter Castle I was young and always felt out of place… a stranger of sorts amongst the things and people I encountered. Zabble did his best over the years to make me feel normal and blend into the crowds but it was obvious that I didn’t view the word through the same eyes as everyone else, no pun intended. There was a lot of confusion and misunderstood pain in me… a longing and yearning to understand why I was who I was and where I came from. I seemed to find solace in the gardens of Kilwaughter…



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Medlins Cloak and the worm in a butterfly suit.

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic Zabbles story about Master Medlin Kilwaughter and his Face shifting cloak.


"Little Hadder… by now you’ve seen enough of men to know that you’ll always be viewed differently and perhaps maybe even harshly because your different. Surely a worm is not treated as a butterfly, yet they are the same, only wearing different costumes in life. When I was young, I studied with a man name Medlin, Master Medlin Kilwaughter. He built this place. Perhaps you’ve seen his portraits scattered around the Castle. He was rather fond of his portraits and often stared at them in the middle of the night.. whispering to them for hours…



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Europa: Finding the hidden Diamond City.

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of finding the Doorway to the hidden city of Europa and learning of his true identity.

We came over another ridge, it was me and Ezra and our new mysterious friend who saved me and Ezra from that dreadful encounter at the outer rim of the forest. I’ll talk in more detail about that another time, for now I wanted to make note of this journey to the hidden doorway of Europa. I think these notes will come in handy for lord Zabble. He’ll be happy to hear about the black forest and what truly lies beyond it, it’s a place he’s only read about in secret books but never had the chance to see for himself.. perhaps someday I can take him here. We approached a large cliff face at the top of "Black Mountain"… the mountain is covered in Black Dolomite



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Lord Skynn of Escandell and the Kydone Temple

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of Lord Skynn, The Lost Art of Kyon, The Kydome Temple and Diamonds Hadder's mother and father.

Diamonds Hadder: "Who are you?”


"Mr. hadder… My name is Lord Skynn, Master of the 4th house of Escandell… I serve your mother…yes, your mother… queen Marion of Europa, I’m sorry I had to hide my identity from you. Your mother had very strict orders, to find you, to protect you and to bring you home safe, I felt it was best for both of us that I keep my identity a secret until now.


Diamonds Hadder: "I don’t understand?"


Lord Skynn: “Your name is John Hadder, the only son of Johnathan Hadder, the human mage who defeated King Krell long ago and took up arms with the Warmoths. The markings and language that grace your eyes are part of a very old and powerful magic john..



The Bridge

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of The Gorgon bridges and Black Mice.

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We’ve been sitting on the hillside a while, Lord Skynn arrived a few hours ago carrying a few large bags filled with something. Who knows what he’s up too but he’s been fairly quiet since he arrived. Although I hardly know him, I can see he’s a man who believes in things and I find it easy to trust him. That’s not something that comes easy with me. He left me and Ezra here with strict orders not to approach the bridges and to stay on high ground above the mossy patches of earth along the road. He seems rather cautious these days and rather addiment that we do as he says… this is a strange land that I’m not familiar with......



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The Keeper and the Key

Field Notes from Diamonds Hadder: On the topic of Master Medlins Death and the Keeper and the Key.

Zabble sits by Master Medlins bed in his personal chambers high in the 3rd tower of kilwaughter Castle.


Medlin: “Master Zabble, I’ll be leaving very soon. I’ve been preparing for this day for a long time. You’re ready as you could ever be. I’ve done my best to prepare you for what’s to come. The rest of your journey you’ll have to take alone. Shed no tear for me as I have other plans beyond this place, as you will someday as well. I hope I’ve trained you well and fair and that you always....


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Medlins Door.. and not another more.

Field Notes from Diamonds hader: On the topic of Zabble and Skylark and the discovery of Medlins hidden door in the lower level of Kilwaughter.

(Master Medlin has died and Zabble and skylark make for the lower level of the castle.)


Zabble, the new keeper, wandered the castle hallways clutching Medlins puzzle medallion that now graced his neck. There was a somber feeling that hung in the halls of Kilwaughter,.. aside from the various portraits of medlin of course… it’s master was dead.. a few magic books followed Zabble the best they could although they seemed to be lost and moving differently.. frantic a bit… bumping into each other.. books without their master..

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Mattix: The Guardian of the Library

Field Note: On the topic of Zabble and the discovery of Mattix, the Wooden cat.

(Zabble is crossing the threshold of Medlins Door for the first time.)


As Zabble stepped into the room.. the strange wood knocking noise stopped rather suddenly.. skylark followed close behind.. as well as the klipso fog and some annoying magic books which were happily chasing skylarks tail.. the mysterious room was very dark other than a few oddly illuminated books on dark shelves. The books seemed to have a slight glow.......

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The Letter

Field Note: On the topic of Medlins Letter to Zabble.


(Soon after discovering Mattix inside of Medlins secret library.)


As Zabble descended the Ladder… and rejoined Skylark the knocking and clicking noise from mattix seemed to follow.. it jumped each shelf of books rather elegantly. Rubbing itself against the book casings and arching it’s back… pacing back and forth. It seemed to know its way around the shelves quite well. Zabble and Skylark couldn’t help but stare in amazemen......

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The Coin Book

Field Note: On the topic of Zabble finding the Coin book..


The library was quiet… candles flickered while strange little golden dusk globes danced in the stale air of the hidden room. Medlins magic silver light switch hovered in the air on the desk and made a strange humming noise as its magic lit the room. If there ever was a sound of spells in motion, I suppose that would be the sound of it. A low winding noise, almost like an unsettling vibration of time and space. Like poetry to a wizards ears. Zabble sat a moment.. just staring at all the shelves and all the books… he imagined the words that were

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