"This is the journal of Marcus Penhold, a young mage. The details of his life are uneventful, although the last entry is now likely more prophetic than the writer might have wished.
I have hidden with the rest in fear of the plague, but I have no such anxiety about some pitiful shambling zombies. My brother awaits at the shrine the Helmites maintain in the Beggar's Nest, but I will not be joining him. Finally there is something real to fight." (NWN "Examine" Description)
The Journal of Marcus Penhold is a quest item in chapter 1 of Neverwinter Nights.