Hi! Jeni here! Scout report number…. Oh, I don’t know, it’s all just so exciting!
I met some new friends today! They just appeared out of the air with a genie in tow! Well, I think the genie was towing them, if I’m honest, but… a Genie!!! An actual Genie!
And they were so strange for Outsiders! A frog, a cat, a mouse, an elephant, and a green man. They looked more like fae than the usual Outsiders. But they really had never been here, and they had no idea where to go! I just HAD to Help them!
The green man had the sweetest, buttery candies! He said they wanted to go to the Winter Court, looking for somebody called Fistandia? I don’t know, something like that. The cat told me her name, and so did the frog! Oh no! They really do have no idea!
I tried to show the, but the frog got Really upset and jumped at me. I apologized and he let me go, but not before Winter responded. Oh dear! It was Doon, of all fae, of course it was. He’s so scary! I told him it was fine, but he threatened the frog. I think he liked it! Oh dear!
I really had to explain about the rules then, but I’ve never really tried to do that before, and I started with gifts, but it didn’t go very well. The mouse gave me a couple coins that smelled like the Ocean, he said. What’s an Ocean? It smells like salt and fish! When I tried to get them to trade for the other rules, it didn’t go very well.
Then Wind Dancer showed up, and she knew how to talk to them better about our realm and gifts and things. She asked them all what to call them, and they weren’t very creative. They decided on Jeni Two, Jeni Three, N, The Elephant Man, and Fuc. I don’t think the frog meant it to come out that way, but he giggled to hear her say it, so he left it alone. Then he promised peace to the Autumn Court in exchange for more information on the rules.
There’s a lot of talking about rules and fairy dust and elemental life, but finally Wind Dancer is satisfied and joins us on our way to court. She tells them they have to convince Three Nobles to support their bid to see the Queen. I am dreading them trying to trade with nobles, and it looks like they are, too. N is already very angry about everything.
It’s so pretty at Court! All the beautiful Autumn Colors! And all the tasty treats and shiny baubles. And Ooooh the Dresses! If only it wasn’t for the rules, I’d stay at court forever! But the game is heavy here, and I cannot stay for long. Help my friends and then their genie can take them home again. Then freedom in the trees once more!
Wind Dancer spots Treyvon first. Wind Dancer introduces them, and we try to help them be careful with their offerings as they try to offer things they’ve made of metal again. Eventually, N offers a set of childhood memories, Fuc offers to enact violence elsewhere for him, the mouse Jeni offers a lavender pillow to keep away bad dreams. Treyvon seems a bemused by some of them, but accepts N’s offer, and goes on his way. N’s in a really bad mood again, I hope he can stay calm.
Then Wind Dancer spots the Mouseguard nobles! They’re so cute and furry! I introduce the Jeni’s and Fuc to Acorn Icetwist. Mouse Jeni enjoys looking at all their contraptions and talking about mouse life and the mouse folk here. It’s a lot different on the Outside. After some talk, he trades two months of Big Boy, his metal mount, for their support with the Queen.
I don’t know how, but Wind Dancer manages to catch sight of Joy Quickcliff and call her over. Everyone talks too slowly, and I have to give her one of N’s sweeties to stay and listen. She rejects their offers over and over, until finally getting cat Jeni to offer her Tarot. Not just a reading, but her ability and her deck, for Joy’s support with the Queen. Oh boy, I hope this quest is worth it, they’ve given up So Much today!
The deals made, the first step complete. We can all feel it settle on us. Wind Dancer then takes us right to the Court to see the Queen!!! She is so Beautiful and Elegant and Wonderful!!! Her Knights are super scary, though! I hope I did a good job this time!