Ahrea Sidestory: Songs of the East
Addar was a human fighter and 2nd Sargent in the 7th Division, 35th Battalion of the Kingdom Ahrea.
During the 7th Division’s evacuation of South Ahrea civilians to North Ahrea, Addar assisted in recovering civilians in the eastern Marshlands for relocation in the friendly Republic of Ia’Nellsa in North Ahrea.
Upon the completion of the main objective, the 7th Division prepared to relocate to North Ahrea in order to regroup with several other Divisions to mount an renewed counter-offensive against the Legion of Vas.
Feeling as if he was able to do more in the regards of rescuing local civilians in the eastern Marshlands from the impending Legion offensive in that region, Addar volunteered to stay behind in order to assist the remaining civilians. He and a number of other 35th Battalion soldiers were granted approval to do so, and were left behind when the 7th Division pulled out of the Marshlands to reinforce the eastern bridge to North Ahrea.
Addar paired with 1st Sargent Ror’Ren during the secondary evacuation effort, and the two focused on recovering civilians unaccounted for in the marshlands surrounding the town of Grenden. The two utilized a patrol boat with captured Legion auto-crossbows during their mission, and had a secondary objective of clearing the area of draconian/non-humanoid threats.
Addar encountered Tak Skullsplitter, Orloros, The Cleric, Nar’Rea, and Borrgus with Ror’Ren as they were looking for survivors of a wood elven community within the marshlands, and were informed the frogmen that the party had encountered earlier.
This was a new threat that no one within the 35th Battalion had been aware of, and Addar and Ror’Ren resolved themselves to eliminate these new creatures before they could wreak havoc on the remaining civilians in the area. Once the two were informed of a frogman nest in the area by the party, they agreed to assist the party in destroying the site.
Addar and Ror’Ren were successful in eliminating the nesting sites for the frogmen within the nest with the party’s help, and encountered a large giant frog that was assumed to be the mother creature for the frogman breed of humanoids. During this encounter, the two found a wood elven survivor by the name of Ea’Ha, who the frogmen were apparently preparing to serve as food to the giant mother frog.
A skirmish ensued once the party decided to assist the wood elven captive, and Addar was severely wounded by frogmen as he attempted to rescue Ea’Ha. However, with the party’s assistance he was able to come to the wood elf’s aid, and prepared to rescue her from the nest.
The giant mother frog finally maneuvered during the skirmish, however, and swallowed Addar whole as he was attempting to free Ea’Ha from the bonds that the frogmen had captured her with. Addar had intentionally put himself in front of her during the skirmish in the event the frog would go hostile, and this action saved the wood elf’s life.
Addar was accidentally killed by friendly fire from Nar’Rea, as she, Ror’Ren, The Cleric, and Orloros attempted to free him from the giant mother frog’s stomach while the creature was still alive. It is unknown if he would have survived if he had not been killed by friendly fire, as he had been engulfed whole by the creature.
Due to Addar’s actions, Ror’Ren and the party were able to rescue Ea’Ha once the giant mother frog had been killed, and were able to demolish the remaining eggs that the giant mother frog had laid. The nest was effectively clear of the frogmen after this skirmish.