Why Journal Entries are Important
We placed a huge significance to journal entries, and even tied them to your characters’ progression.
Why is that so important?
The journal entries are what drives the plot of the campaign. Each adventure you are experiencing, each session you are playing is going to grow the knowledge about this campaign. In fact, it will create reality, as everything you write will be picked up by others.
Your DM will put one or more intriguing bits about the area in your sessions, or you may not be able to achieve all of your goals. Please make sure that you mention those in your journal entries. Other players will read the journals and pick up clues and rumors you encountered, or may even want to re-visit the locations you explored to see what happened after you left there.
This will lead to new adventures and new rumors and this cycle will move the campaign forward.