Ouch, I need more rest I have done as much as I can or a while, nap time for me
Oh look Diego is a rat!
Arial is chatting with something that looks like a shifter… I wonder what he shifts into?
Maybe a ram, I did see a ram didn’t I?
Lynn theorizes about being able to crush Diego with Luna, It is an interesting theory but I wonder if it works the other way and in attempting to crush Diego we end up
A key Arial has a key. For a chest?
I want all paper and parchment in it.
Ariel want anything worth money, I am so proud that she is applying herself to gaining the tools to make her studies possible… OH and there are more bad guys
Luna gives me some braces, I have never been one for braces they make it a little hard to write neatly but they are a gift and she believes they will help me with my spells. I might have a crack getting used to them it is not often that Luna has much good will for me. Dolarrah seems to make her a little bit … hmm… blinded to the real truth
Oooh 2 scrolls… one of Enthrall and the other Dimension Door.
There are some potions and ooh more paper. Yes this will be most excellent.
Racquet pulls out his pearl and makes it identify things. First the gauntlet from the dead guy from a few rooms ago.
The braces are really very nice leather and black and
Oh its a gauntlet, there is a little bit of dragon shard dust inlaid into it but other then that it is a lovely ordinary gauntlet. Have a necklace Racquet.
I wave my arms around in the hopes that these braces start working there magic on my magic?
Pearls of disintegration you say Racquet?
Here have a potion.
Oh a key sure thing, I unlock the chest beneath me and … Ariel, would you be so kind I don’t want to be trapped again.
I still want anything paper or parchment like.
It was trapped
A potion of fire breathing
Here have a ring
Luna hurts Thorne. Oh the shifters name is Thorne. Very apt as he seems to be a bit of a Thorne in out sides.
There are many items in the chest
There seems to be a set of tools
There are a few maps by the look of them
Maybe the tools were in there to make the maps … Cartographer tools?
Building schematics … they look like the Carnath facilities
Oh maybe the pearls of disintegration was the cause of the spherical magic, I must remember to tell Arial she did seem most … Luna got there first.
Another set of building schematics … this one dated. I wonder if that is when the first sod was turned or if that was when it was finished … or due to be turned or finished … or attacked. Arrath 28th. Well the anniversary or the day is only a few days away.
A ring of Ramsbutt
Some more parchment … for me? Thank you
A heavy parcel of dust
A ring, Signeys Signets ring probably
Some dust in a small package, I ask Thorne what it is and he tries to head but it out of my hands. It could be valuable or dangerous or something entirely cool that I could study.
Racquet can you use your pearl ad let me know what that actually is?
Luna gets the necklace and the ring, when did she get a long sword? I wonder if she can use it, I remember dueling with my brother when he was younger, I wonder if Ariel would like to duel with me, I wonder if she even knows how?
Luna, Do you need that long sword? May I have it, I used to know how to use it.
The Bell Rings
The bell, why is it ringing how is it ringing, what the hell people there is a bell and it is ringing for some unknown reason, why? WHY?
Dust of Disappearance. Thank you ever so much Racquet.
Ok … Ariel, have you done something with your hair you look… well you look like a shifter, I am glad her is not a mirror around. I don’t think you would be awfully found of your new look.
Oh you’re going out there, looking like that? Oh ok sure. We need to talk to … the dead Thorne?
No the messenger. The messenger? Who the hell is the messenger and why is that a title?
Chitter chatter. Ariel calls for the shifter body. I drag it out to her and continue into the room.
There are three elves. The messenger seems should have been the messengers
Oh you want me to drop my weapons
Uh, pretty elves, what a surprise? We should just do everything that you want us to? And know you want my weapons No… and you can’t make me.
Hmm it looks at though at least one of them has the focus to point an arrow, Twang, Oh look, free arrow.
Carnath has denounce the Emerald Claw? I didn’t even know that they were there but apparently that is where the main base of operations is … hmm maybe books are not, the only source of information.
Many more questions and we learn that the chatty one is Rooke. The one that has focus enough to track some one with a bow and arrow is called Elsa … but her tongue seems to have been frozen by her focus. The third one with a pearl like Racquet, but not quiet the same colour. Her name is Carmella, she has a very deep voice for a girl. A side affect of her magic. How amusing, I sold my soul ad there is no side effects for me.
I do not wish to stay here and see Ariel give away all of our secrets to a pretty face, I walk into the other room the one without the bodies and the extra elves and start looking for well anything really. Shiny for Ariel and papery for me.
The rest of the party pushes me into a corridor. This is a terrible idea we need to stay in her and rest before we go out there and face the unknown. Hello… Diego has told us tat he pulled many of those dog things over form his plane and was unable to kill them all and I am not sure about you but I need a little bit of a nap before I can even attempt to fight another one of those I am going back in to loot some more. OOOh war hammer this is very cool I will take this and show the group, just a few more trunks though surely they can last that long without me.
Up thought the tunnel and out to see… extra player in Racquets Orchestra. He is playing a lovely tune and I am feeling a little better refreshed for it. I show tem the hammer, they seem unimpressed, even Lynn who I though would like to have a spare weapon considering the number of people and things he hits with his hammer, I am sure that it will chip soon.
We head towards water in the hope that we will be able to fill our water skins and have a bit of a drink. I am not sure out the others but I am a little bit parched and need a bit of a top up I start thinking about the ritual that I will have to cast if the water is still chewy. Oh it is lovely and clear and fresh and …. Gulp gulp gulp.
Luna makes a small fire and we choose to camp in the open for the night. I let Ariel take the first trance while I sit and focus on the new braces I have been given… I have no hands. What the hell this is not going to be at all useful like really Luna? These seem like a terrible idea rather then anything that is going to be helpful. I will give them a day. Who know what unexpected bonuses they might give me.
I get Luna to help my with my book s we send Racquet off to watch the other entry ad see if the pretty elves come out tat way. I don’t think that they will there must be many other entries in and out of the place we know if two already and really why didn’t we just go back through the other room the other door who know what we may have found there we may have even found a library and then I would have fought harder to stay where were…. Maybe it was for the best we didn’t find any books.
As I sit and do my best to read turning the pages with my tongue and keep watch over our motley band I hear a noise.
I am not healthy enough to deal with this and I do not think that any one of us really are.
Old man… there is an old man that want to come across the stream away from The Axe man? Another title. I really do hope that this one is singular and not the Axe men.
I do my best to wake my people. And then head toward the stream to help the man well… to the best of my abilities anyways.
I am unconvinced that these braces are worth the trouble that they give me at this current point in time.
The old man and his boar cross the river and keep running, I think I might have seen Arial head over the other way across the river.
Phew there is only one of them… nope nope nope still and misnomer. It the Axes man.
People! Can we all please call things what they are. So much less confusion that way.
What do you want?
No answer, surely I must not be the only person who can focus and talk at the same time.
Oh hello Arial, the axes man hurts. Sorry old man, I hope you and bacon get away but axes man seems interested in you and as much as I would like to help I need to help myself first I am not good to any one dead.
Hmm … the old man and Bacon don’t make it.
Luna and I return to collect the items that we left behind at the campsite.
We move closer to the door that came out of, I think it is not a bad idea to go back into the corridor and sleep in a defensible position. What with Racquet on one end and Arial or I on the other corridors are not a terrible place for us to catch a bit of sleep. Ln. Lynn wakes up and I tell him to sleep some more. Soon I wake Arial and start my own trance.
Good Morning Racquet.
Hmm today is the 19th that means that there is only 9 days to the date on the blue print. I do wonder if that is an anniversary or a date to do something with
Hmm I should be feeling better then I do I am nearly feeling 100% but there is just a little bit that makes me feel like I shouldn’t have drunk the silt water. I mean I know that it was clean but I did have to chew it. Maybe I should have cast it twice. Once for the drink and once for the food… well I shall know for next time if I am unable to find clean water. Thinking on food I eat a ration… it’s a little salty but hey not to bad.
As I am awake I take Luna back to the clearing. I feel that the old man and bacon deserve as least a little bit of though after all we did leave them for dead and that is something that while I did for a reason I am still feeling a little bit bad about. There is basically nothing left … we burn it.
We return to the group and I get Racquet to tell me about the dust. Hmmm this might be best kept with Ariel. She is likely going to be the one who needs to disappear fast.
Luna needs help with her armor she is rather little and slight without it on I help her to the best of my abilities, I’m not sure I will be keeping these braces.
When the Ln. awakes Arial tells him that we are going back into the temple.
I sometime wonder what she is thinking some time as going back in seems like a rather silly idea we should be going straight back to the city so tat we are able to sell out information at a premium price.
No? Ok back in we go.
Damn it. The rest of the dormitory has been looted. I wonder what I have missed out on.
We got through the next door and we meet Lorise. She is sad, her tree man lover has been killed and well… I’m not sure that Thorne should have died but I am also no longer sorry that we killed him. I don’t think he was completely truthful when he called her a “Tree Bitch”. Diego tells us that he think that she might be Fae and when Racquet plays she identifies the orchestra pit as being in Thelanis ….Turns out she is from another plane as well.
There are Ent on the table and a dead tree man on the floor and then there is what is … well I think she is a tree spirit. Underground in a stone room this seems like the wrong place for them. Arial is already trying to convince them to come out to the place we camped the first time in the hopes that the sun and the open air might help restoring her spirits. She agrees it might be something she might like to do despite all of this. It is worth a try and even if it doesn’t work then at least she will give the Ents a chance to put down some roots and grow if nothing else. We all leave the Ents under there own power and strangely, perfectly in sync.
We return to the clearing where we spent the first half of the night. It is a pretty place and Lorise seems happy with the place
I will have to come back to them one day they seem happy here and I would like to see just how Ents and the nymphs end up taking to this new soil.
We decide to return to the city about bloody time.
I can’t deal with these braces … I apparently can’t take them off either. Oh very well done Luna these things are freaking hysterical I am sure.
While we take a rest, I really focus on getting these blasted things off my hands.
Oh thank the undying court. I have hands!
Here you go Luna, Thanks but no thanks. Maybe you can deal without your hand but with a ranged healing spell?
Diego is now a Raven? Hmm I can only assume that he can turn into all of the animals. I really ought to have a chat to him about many of the thing that he has seen and can do. I might learn more.
Oh … there seems to be a huge amount of construction going on just off to the side of the road and just outside the city. I wonder what they building … a reservoir? Oh for water! Now the town’s folk are thinking. Well Mayor deQuincey is and the rest of them are just thirsty
Oh hello crazy man. The silver flame you say? Yeah no. The eternal court is the real way to go. Oh the pure is going to eliminate the evil once and for all? Sure thing dude. Now how to make sure … oh thank goodness Luna didn’t mention Dolarrah and … we are free and clear and into the city this is great!
We stop at the Canneth Facility and tell them what limited information we have … yeah so turns out that we are the second ones to deliver this information. The pretty elves got here first. Bitches. We hand over Signeys ring and the weird thing that Ariel carried back, it is worth a little bit of money as they are hard to make. I am glad that we will be getting a little bit of something for all of this effort considering we no longer have any of the building schematics. This is why I should have the paperwork. It just makes more sense.
I need another scroll case.
The report we have concerning fleet is a good one. He has sold him self into indentured servitude to pay off his own repairs. I would like to have one last chat with him as he seemed like and amiable Robert and I would like to say goodbye.
We shouldn’t be speaking to the women. She will sell us out as outsiders as soon as look at us. Luna! Ariel! We will pay for this I am sure.
We finish telling them all we know it is mostly just repeating that which they already know. I need a nap and a bit of food, can we go “home”
Ariels cake has arrived and after we pay for another night we allowed to go up to our room. I lie down on one of the beds…
Nope this is a terrible idea there is so many things that we need to sort out and plan we have so many things that we need to do
Cake… this is good thank you Arial. I am glad you have a sweet tooth and order cake for breakfast this is rather tasty.