9 Calistril, 4720
The script is slanted and hastily scrawled, quite unlike the exacting penmanship found throughout the rest of the journal.
I have been poisoned.
Victims report an incredible sense of fitness and wellbeing for several days, followed by an immediate and severe descent toward death – survival is unlikely without potent bolstering agents. Even then, it is up to the gods.
This be my end, not like this. I have come too far to be felled as collateral damage in a petty squabble between bandits.
We will make for Bokken.