Tarvala Sul'Morin Jouranl Entry 2

Hey Mr. Journal!

Sorry if the penmanship is sloppy, I can barely feel my arms. Or legs… or hips… or back… I think even my hair has gone numb. I’ve gained like five pounds or more since I’ve gotten to the Abbey, what with the constant runs and push ups and fighting. If the priestesses at the Temple in Necrom could see me now. They always gave me a hard time for my size, like it was my fault I just kept growing. At least here it’s finally an advantage. I threw the Archon!

Ok, so… he still beat me like a drum, but I got a few hits in. By the Three it was so exciting! It was a few weeks ago after training and AMAZING steak. I got a blow in, he got in a few more, then he kneed me in the stomach and all I could think as air rushed out of me was… grab it and throw! Then he …. Did something, I think I blacked out on the way down but only for a second. Still, as sore as I was, I learned a lot during that fight. Biggest is, his bite is just as big as his bark.

A few recruits got promoted to Initiate, one of them, Ivulhe, I like. She’s been very helpful to me as I learned the ropes, I was very honored to be there for her promotion. Also Nethala, she’s a full Ordinator, has been as well. Because of the things at my previous temple, I don’t know… I just never could learn what I needed. Stealing my books and parchments or, replacing them with ones with wrong information. It’s not been easy. Still, she said she’d help me and I will definitely be doing so. She’s the reasons I’m so sore right now, she’s a harsh task master but not completely unfair.

Mmm, there was a pack of werewolves. It was very sad actually. Some kind of alpha beast as leading them, smart enough for speech even, or was. A few injuries, only one or two severe. The worst though, was a dunmeri woman who was clearly bitten. Archon Raj tested her and her blood fairly boiled off the silver. I’ve seen it before, there was no hope for her, she was already turned, just not transformed. Some of the other recruits struggled with the concept and Rajere put a blade into her heart. It was his duty and he didn’t act like it was anything but dispatching a monster that was pleading for her life. I’ve learned enough though, he did execute her as painlessly and quickly as possible. I have not entered into an easy life.

I’ve been so busy with training and trying to “fit in” and do as I’m told, I’ve not really made any friends yet. Comrades, perhaps. Even without having taken my oath, I’ve done so in my heart and would give up my life for any one of them, but that’s not the same as being friends. I’ve never been good at it anyway, but perhaps with time that will change.

I better get to bed. I’m not on duty for some time tomorrow, but I’ve been continuing to practice with both my Ordinator weapons, the standard mace and shield, along with the greatsword I got from the fallen Ordinator Reylin during the ambush. It’s hard and I’ve little time for much else, probably why I don’t have friends, now that I think on it. Guess there will be time for that later, you know, if I survive that long.

Night Mr. Journal! Three watch over us!