***MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***
We are starting this journal to record our attempts to keep the world from ending.
We are down to three known havens; Rivendell and The Shire in the Atlantic Ocean and Moria in the Mediterranean. Whether the others are still going, we have no idea. The same with major cities; cities far away from the havens have fallen off our grid. We don’t know what’s happened to them. We are failing.
The supplies aren’t keeping the plague away like they used to. What’s more, they’re running out; as fast as we build supply centres, they are destroyed. The Hollow Men are ravaging the mainland, but we must still fight on.
Five of us are charged with leading in these final days. Not because we are able to lead but because we are willing. I am Ama Frey. Rivendell is my home haven, and my skill is moving people around so they are where they need to be. Jasmine is also from Rivendell. No-one knows her surname, and she always covers her face, though no-one knows exactly why. There are rumours that she grew up inland and escaped the Hollow Men. Her knowledge of the mainland means she can transfer supplies more easily; every little helps when the world is on its knees.
Thomas ‘Toad’ Clearwater and Mohawk Toby are from Moria and knew each other before the plague. Toad was a farmer in his previous life, so he can make and deliver supplies quickly. Mohawk Toby was a labourer working with Toad; he is good with his hands and keeps building our supply centres so we can keep resources flowing to the havens. Lastly, Rock Theren is ex-military; he co-ordinates our efforts to keep supply lines open and supply centres intact.
Together we will try to save the world. We know we can’t save all the cities, but we will do what we can to save most of them. If we fail, we hope that someone, somewhere, finds these notes to know that we may not have succeeded but we tried.