Having dispatched the Serpent Men (a sight I thought was gone from this world), we made way to the Island District’s Ziggurat. I would have enjoyed questioning these Serpent Men and learning more about them. Indeed, if they are as evil as they seem, we would do well to research this enemy of righteousness and purge their lair. Sadly, Leif and Dydak are ruled far too much by their passions and saw only bloodlust. Perhaps it is best if some future efforts are undertaken without their knowledge.
Nevertheless, upon reaching the top (and ridding the district of still more serpents), we gained further insight into the Island District’s former purpose. It appears to be a civic or governmental building, one which tended to the administrative needs of the former city. I’ve copied the characters in my journal and will ponder them further as time permits.
Perhaps rejuvenating this city with the power of Iomedae will be the thing to return it to vibrancy. And this administrative area might be a perfect seat on which I can bring forth Her justice. For I have been convinced that She supports my actions.
In the halls of my order, I often looked down on those who sought victory through sword rather than converting through persuasion. But, feeling my blade guided by Her, I must now admit that there is a certain exhilaration I hadn’t expected. It simply signals ever further that Iomedae blesses my efforts to overthrow the vile beings that have taken refuge here and bring about true religion.