A bitter harvest here indeed. Xal Ithix is a land of scavengers. To think, my people subsist like dung beetles or tick birds, picking through the refuse of other cultures to survive.
And amid the glories of these ancient ruins, too! I believe the Xanmeers in Xal Ithix are among the oldest in Shadowfen. If only I could find some sign of our ancestors' artifacts here, but I'm afraid if something did exist, it would have been plundered long ago.
Barvyn and I set out northward tomorrow. Perhaps other, unspoilt bounties await.