Entry 2 continued
(an excerpt from an old and worn “nature” book on the drow and other “deep ones” following their emergence into overworld society, found in Sakis’ room)
Transcribed from an independent expedition team’s logs-
Researcher- (whispered) … Still unobserved, we continued watching the behavior of the drow male. He prepared a meal that seems very similar to the common Rovagugness feast celebrated by many at this time of the year. After eating a sufficient amount, he moves into a well-hidden cave, burrowing himself into his bedroll, and falling into a deep sleep. On a whim, I drew my dagger and lightly stabbed the camera goblin, who let out a shrill cry. The drow didn’t react or move at all, to our surprise.
Researcher- (whispered) We paid another goblin one copper to poke the drow the next day, who promptly woke up and slaughtered him before immediately falling back into this almost unconscious state. On the next day, we told a goblin that he could keep the copper if he could get to it… After repeated tests with the same result, our staff had run too low to continue 24/7 supervision…
Researcher- (lowered voice) After approximately 40 days, we began to see the drow stirring in his sleep, and eventually awaken. He was confused by the remains around him, as if he had no memory of the events during his sleep, but he did seem pleased by them. This, at least, is in line with our previous observations about the race, though no other academic sources have recorded any hibernation behavior similar to this following the Solstice. In fact, we may be the first researchers to see a drow actually sleep, rather than simply close his eyes and wait in order to fool his enemies. It is this very cunning that makes them so dangerous and-
the sound of two short blades being drawn is faintly heard
Goblin- Boss, what was-
Researcher- Quiet, or he’ll find-
End of transcript.