Fresh Air

It’s very bright, and yellow here. Strange place to be summoned, and an even stranger Master. But I like the nest on his head, if a little spikey.

Off to go speak with this excited young demon’s masters. It seems very excited that the group got rid of some corruption from the city. Cobalt Soul, the young Master calls them. I like him, this old man who derides his other underling, but is nice to the excited demon. He gives them all shinies in bags. Says they’d be happy to meet rescued folks and chat with them. The dark one wanders off to go look for something big and shiny.

A young boy waiting, to take them to the big beautiful building in the center of the city. Don’t mind me tagging along. There’s a big beast up in the sky that seems to be tailing us. Master says it’s fine.

Ja’mon sa Ord. He’s a big guy. Quiet, kind. He gives them lots of shinies in a magic box. Wonder if Master will let me have some for my nest. The dark one is more interested in papers than shinies, can I have his?

Oh. Guess we’re giving the the shinies away for bigger shinies. We go all over the city trading small for big. The dark one is a good talker and makes the shop people take less shinies for their stuff.

The dark one and the red one are all excited about dead people, or murders? Their murders? I don’t get it, but the tall man really doesn’t like it and left. I think I’ll eat some of Master’s dinner and go to sleep.

A lazy morning, and now we’re running through a magic circle. Oh, it’s dark here, but the men with pointy sticks know the dark one. So, we go outside, but it’s still dark here. Dark but lit up with lots of green lights. He takes us to a fancy building and Master gets his own room and they give us lots of food. It’s a nice place here. Much better than the dry sandy place.

We sit around for a couple days, then we go to the big dark building and into a very bright room. They make a man appear on the altar, and everyone is really happy and give him clothes and things. Then we go meet the dark one’s little green mother.

Now, we’re off again to a dirty place, full of smells and animals. Master takes me to meet a dragon lady and drinks stuff that give him horns and no reflection. He doesn’t like that and she makes it all go away. But he gets more drinks from her before we leave.

Now we’re guarding a shiny building. Master says it’s because the tall man is scared of people coming to get him. We guard it for days before he finally comes out again. He looks better, if still scared.

Where are we going next? They have lots of ideas, I think I’ll take another nap while they decide. This nest is turning out quite nice.

~Juxua, the crow

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.


Choices and Consequences

Let’s see how our new crew is doing, shall we?

They seem to be getting on well in Asarius, meeting all the various shopkeepers. Oh, I do so enjoy looking in on Gnamboll’s Grand Galleria, that little man has quite the collection. Good to see Zyn is doing well, alchemy and enchanting keep her in good stead. Filx and Flihiz are adorable as ever, I see a few more shelves have tumbled since we last looked. Oh, that little Undek is quite exuberant, I hope he follows his brother to us some day. Hot young blood is always welcome.

Two contracts at once? Well, they are ambitious. Those Skulks will be quite the handful, but how are the planning on getting the cubs I wonder?

Good, careful planning on their approach of the farmstead. Candles lit, but still quiet. A good first attack, but oh, here come the rest. Nice try with the faerie fire, Kai’Osh, but they’re fast folk. Harvest a little faster, my friends, they’re melting away. Oh, dear, they’re starting to fall. That little autognome has got his work cut out for him. Almost, so close. Oh good. They’ve managed them all. Some slips of that axe, though, quite unfortunate harvesting. Good, looking around, making sure it’s all clear. Thorough, we like that.

Oh the Sorrowseep Marsh, it’s so dreary down there. These fine folk don’t seem bothered though. The dear boy helping the little ones through the muck and mire. They’re moving quite quickly for a swamp. Seems almost like they know where they’re going. Not a bad day’s tracking.

What’s this? Music to tame the wild beasts? And why not, it’s quite a lovely beat. Oh, and it worked, good job Kai’Osh. He has gotten them all under his spell. Someone to keep a closer eye on, a young man with all that power. Food and song, yes, the way to anyone’s heart. Ah, but it is night, and they don’t want to leave. I wonder how long he can keep up that song?

It’s quiet this morning, that could spell danger. Oh, but they awaken first, and the song begins again. That poor man’s hands have got to be raw. Breakfast makes everyone happy and out into the sun. The rest of the group has been restless all night, swords and bows in hand, but he calls them up. The pack is wary, but it seems to be play time for the young ones. Urzutha and Kai’Osh seem to be trying to lead various moorbounders out of the clearing, but not too successfully.

Oh my, they’ve realized the conundrum. Discussing killing this family to steal their babies. Or just injuring them badly enough. They really should have thought this through. Poison? They’re talking… oh… sleeping poison. Put them all to sleep and steal the cubs. Well, that’s one way to go. Hopefully nothing comes upon the den while the family is out cold.

Oh, look at them run now. Running all the way home. This group is one worth watching.


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.