Traipsing and Trouble

They were gone for days, out hunting something or other, when I got a Sending from Master Beck. I’d been searching for my book. I really had been. But They have it! The filthy drow found it in a shop! I bet it was that Bone Garden girl, she didn’t even know what she had. I was going to check there next, I swear! In trouble, again, and a new mission. A much harder mission to earn forgiveness. Maybe Chal’Nas has the right of things.

Finally back in town, and all they do all day is run around shopping! To the Bone Garden, and Nezzie’s Necklaces, Cindra’s Clocks, Brazen Bags, the Sandcut Bizarre jewelry shop, and even Mystical Pursuits. Then off to the Ridge for the Sunfire forge and The Quiver and Chain. Back down they come to the Sand-Herald district for Lord Percy’s Haberdashery and Captain Fjord’s Footwear. I’m surprised they don’t go into Around Exandria in 80 Dresses, to be honest. They’ve gone just about everywhere else today! Where did they get all this gold? Is killing monsters for the Take that profitable? The Consortium pays alright, but these folks are loaded.

Wait. What are they doing going to our inn? That little goblin must have sent them a message. There he is, with Ayo and Maggie. Look at him so happy to see the Fragments, telling them everything about our dealings down here. So naïve. At least Ayo knows to keep her mouth shut. Now the traitor is leaving alone. Remember the mission, at least for now. Just follow. A date? He’s going on a date with a priestess of Ravens? Maybe they did break his head a bit more than they thought. Oh gods, elven poetry. They didn’t even go to one of the good performances.

Oh thank gods, they’re doing something interesting today. Heading to the Life Dome for whatever reason, at least it’s not shopping. What was that?! They all just got blasted by water out of the lake! What are they fighting? The filthy drow just faerie fired them and I still can’t tell. Elementals, it must be. And they’re all fine. Of course they are. Couldn’t just cull the herd a little bit, could you? Blasted incompetent elementals.

~Folge

Kracken and Shopping Episode

Something massive passed by the small island in the center, and Dalish disappeared. A moment later Dalish reappears next to us on the shore, and huge tentacles are grabbing people up off their feet. Bullets, spells, lightning, and curses fly. Klyce turns into a shark and jumps into the water to take it on its own turf. I try to take control of the storm it has summoned, but that does no damage to it. I pull deep from the odd energy of the Fae King and curse the thing. Shortly thereafter, Remy finishes it off with a few more shots. Klyce pulls a mirror shard out of its forehead while the cavern begins to shake. Wasting no more time, I teleport us back to our hotel in Buenos Aires.

Klyce and Philomena head out to dinner while the rest of us rest up and discuss what we’re doing next. There’s a lot of back and forth about the desert with the mountain and the desert with the labyrinth, and honestly, I’m not sure which one we’re headed towards. Either way, we decided to take a day off to find some mana and do some shopping.

Remy and I head out to a place Philomena has found that sells mana on the down low. We gather money from the group and manage to secure just over 1000 motes. We pack it up in a covered wagon to take it back to the hotel. They give us a tip on where to go for magic items, as well. Gathering up the rest of the group, we head out to see what kind of magic supplies we can find.

It’s a hidden alley full of magical vendors when we find it. Right, first thing, we get a Bag of Holding to carry the massive kegs of mana. Then we head over to a guy named Gary to buy a bunch of scribing supplies. Everyone goes a bit feral then, going from vendor to vendor buying all sorts of things. I help as many as I can get decent prices, or at least less than they initially ask for. I buy a bag of tricks for Maribeth and sending stones for Nat. She gives me one to hold onto since we’re the two most likely to be doing the teleporting for the group. We also manage to find a potion seller and get 20 healing potions of a couple different strengths.

When we get back. Nat tries out the boots and gloves she bought. The boots sing quietly while she sneaks, and the gloves start shouting if she tries to steal things while wearing them. Well, that’s fun. Hopefully everything else we bought isn’t quite so unreliable.