The Return of Magic

Session Two (Ari'Ta)

We lead the horses up to the gate. I was sad to see that we’d be leaving the open fields and the natural world that gave way to cobblestone pathways and stone brick houses. * sigh * How i hate being confined.

Keros rode up to the gate house to speak with the guard. He didn’t seem too happy that we were there. Odd…I thought people knew we were coming? Maybe I wasn’t paying attention during the debriefing of this journey; that does happen from time to time. Keros again tried to explain that we were her for, when the creature grunted again at him. Such primitive things. Really, would it take much to teach these ogres basic manor-isms? I could barely make out the words ‘show respect’ from the gnarly toothed thing. Keros realized the error in his way and dismounted, suggesting we follow suit. I slide off and grasp my horses’ reigns, soothing it slightly. The fact that the ogres were in full armor unnerved myself as well. Arzell lost his footing and landed face first into the dirt. I couldn’t hide my giggles as he looked up at me with a snarl.

Keros once again explained our reasoning, and this time it looked like the creature was actually paying attention this time. He let us pass only o be stopped by a half-ling. He seemed rather impatient and unmoving. Keros opened his mouth to try and explain again, but Oliver slipped the man fifty, and he let us into the city.

The city was overwhelming for me. I hate being in such bustle and crowdedness. The walls were too high, but at least I could see the sky.

We decided we should start at the tavern; that always proves to have positive outcomes. There was already another horse at the hitching posts. It was so beautiful, dark chestnut with white markings splashed like flecks of paint. I couldn’t be bothered to look at the insignia of who it belonged to. In

In my appreciation for the mount, I wasn’t aware of the current situation until I heard a screeching sound. Arzell was pinned to the ground before I could turn around. Serves him right. A small snicker leaves my throat as I realized he was pinned down by a young girl. Honestly, why is he here if that girl could sneak up on him? I will never know.

But he seems to know her, and introduces her as his cousin. After she got off him and brushed off the dirt, she did seem to have a pretty face…maybe I could use this to further annoy the man, ha! She seems to be about sixteen, and full of energy. Oliver whistles at her rudely, causing a glare from Arzell. This could be more fun then I thought.

She came here to deliver a message; reminding Arzell about the armaments. Apparently the fall off the horse earlier has done more damage then the surface leads us to believe as he couldn’t quite remember what she was talking about.

The group decides to split up and look for various things. I stay with the horses, giving a quick brushing and removing saddle bags and gear. The tavern was nice enough, but I wasn’t very interested. I talk with the keep about getting rooms for the night. I was debating getting one room to make Arzell blush, but I figured I would be nice. I pay for the two double rooms, and put their gear into each. Knowing that Arzell would want to keep his cousin out of Olivers hands, I placed Keros belongings in with Olivers.

It took a while for anyone to return. I was floating around the tavern to see if any conversations sparked my interest, but alas, nothing peaked me. Keros was the first to return. He ordered four stiff drinks, and the bar keep eyed him up and down. Something stirred within me, and I came over to see what it could be. With four glasses on the counter, he poured a liquid in filling them. Something was off, but I couldn’t say what. A few ogres at the end of the bar had glasses filled with the same color liquid, so I left it.

After Keros drank his fill, with no ill-affects, we got talking about why my healing wasn’t as effective on him. He offered to explain, and teach me something new. It was more interesting then what was going on. He lead me to his bedroom, and I knew where this was going…

Apparently, I didn’t know where this was going. He explained that he would need more mending then anything, and set to train me on specific skills. A little disappointed that his intentions weren’t the same as mine, I didn’t listen to the first part, but started to get into it a little more as he went on. We spent a few hours on this.

As the twilight hours approached, I headed down into the tavern again to hear Oliver’s brash laughter. He was getting sloshed and attempting to pick up the bar maidens. Oh poor thing…if only he knew they flirted with him to part his coin purse from him, and not because they think hes funny. Well, I’ll let him have his fun. Maybe he might come crying to my company. Arzell joined his company, but was too prudish to relax and have any fun. As the night winded down, the group dispersed to their own accords. I went out to the hitching posts and found a bail of hay. Making a soft bed, I disrobed and swiftly fell asleep.

It’s an absolute wonder I wasn’t assaulted in my sleep…oh darn. Waking up in the open is always a nice thing. The group gathered after breakfast. I had to sit and listen to Oliver drone over his loss of the previous night. Like he really thought he had a chance? Ha! The five of us walked over to the mayors office. Keros informed us that we had an afternoon appointment, but I wasn’t satisfied with that. Working my charm, I may have fibbed a little to get us in earlier.

The mayor saw us as scheduled. The meeting room was spacious enough, but I still wasn’t comfortable being with in it. There were a lot of words being spoken, but I tuned them out. It doesn’t really concern myself, nor do I care to really pay attention. I still fail to see why Arzell even asked me along, to be honest. Oliver got bored and left. How rude. Just leaving like that unannounced. Ohhh how I envied him. I wanted to follow on his tail, but I knew it was improper. They continued to talk and a somehow we got roped into being the mayors gophers. I dislike this very much. I’m very uncomfortable with the thought that the mayor hasn’t sent his own men after this…heirloom? What is it that we are seeking? A helmet? Bah! I’m not happy with all of this, and at a later time, Arzell will have his earful of my complaint.

In the meanwhile, I went to the local provision store in search of rations. Using a certain…charm, I was able to get a nice discount on our items.

Until my next entry.

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Session One (Ari'Ta)

Session One

How dare he! It’s barbaric! Forcing me to * swallows * forcing me…to wear… clothes. Disgusting!

But I suppose that’s how ‘civilized’ people make their daily rounds. Pft. So On Arzell’s command, I got dressed, and made my way to the meeting location. What an interesting fellow that one is. I do get a thrill from watching him openly shudder. Maybe he can’t handle my * points to body * ? Or…oh my, this is a peculiar thought. He’s jealous? Teehee. My mind wanders.

After hearing all the details…well…I let them deal with the finer things. We were to go to this place to help out someone. To be honest here, I was just happy to be back with my friends. There was this metallic object on the table that had much more appeal then the topic at the time.

They decided that we should travel by horse. I generously offered to buy one for each, but they dejected me rather harshly. * sigh * Maybe when we make camp, I’ll do a flip of the wrist and have some fun….with my plants =_= How quickly people’s minds wonder…

After making camp for the night, Simon crashed where he stood. Typical. Oliver offered to take three night watches, while Keros took the last. Fine by me; I need all the sleep I can get.

So I was having this dream, right? A-maz-ing! When suddenly a foot kicks me roughly. Who has the nerve to treat me as such? I shall pray so that my god smites them! I looked up to see a concerned Keros. My fury for him dissipated as I heard growling. He already had his dancing lights searching for the noise. They are ever so pretty, floating around as if the wind held them captive. I could dream of those…Oh my, my mind wanders again.

The beasts charged at Keros, biting and knocking him. There was so much blood; If i had planned it better, I would have had a ritual prepared before bed…but that’s another thought. I stood and jumped to his side, healing to the best of my abilities. I’m not sure if it was because I was tired or what, but my effects on him weren’t as strong as they should be.

Arzell continued to sleep. Honestly, who could sleep through all of that noise? Oliver finally woke, and started to take aim at the beasts closet to him.

My mind is a little fuzzy about details…there were so many beasts. I tried my best to keep Keros alive, but he was wounded severely. I do remember an epic fail though; Keros tried to do a leap attack, and fell short, ha! He was face to face with the beast, and I thought he was done. I was later told that I actually managed to kill one myself.

I remember standing looking at the red carnage. I made sure to stabilize Keros. Oliver was fine, and I didn’t bother to see if Arzell was injured. He’s a big boy and can handel himself. Besides, I wouldn’t want to touch him ‘inappropriately’ and freak him out, silly boy. Not wanting to leave anything to waste, I set to work with Keros to smoking the meat and curing the hides.

We set off after breaking camp. Sadly, the rest of the trip was uneventful. We saw the village from across the plains, and galloped our horses on wards…

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Leaving Tyne behind

Session 1 —

I received a letter today by runner. It’s from Simon. I haven’t heard from the gang in weeks. Simon is asking us to meet to discuss a potential opportunity for the procurement of wealth. Money will certainly further my goals. We are to meet tomorrow in the market district to discuss this opportunity.

Simon’s cousin (who works in politics I assume) has asked if we could go investigate and speak to the representatives of Thord on behalf of Tyne about unification into the city-state of Kaddaran.

It seems we have all agreed to embark on this journey to Thord. We all have our basic supplies ready and have finished up last minute chores. All we need now is horses. Ari’ta has offered to buy all our horses in exchange for a future favor (which I can only assume will be of a sexual nature). As I am unequipped to assist her in this regard I have decided to buy my own horse.

- 75gp for a horse.

We have headed out from Tyne with our newly purchased horses and traveled uneventfully for the day and decided to camp out off the main road in the woods. Oliver took the first 3 watches as he seems to need much less sleep then the rest of us & I took 4th watch.

During my 4th watch we were ambushed:

I perceived a threat but could not tell just what it was or where. I swear I heard a growling sound.

used 1 lvl-0 spell (dancing lights) to light up the woods surrounding the camp to see the enemy.

6 hungry wolves charged into the camp at us at the sight of my lights

I took 7dmg from 1 wolf biting me and it dragged me to the ground

took 5dmg from the other wolf, now down to 1 life (man I need better armour)

healed by Ari’ta who was quickly by my side, now at 3 life

used 1 lvl-1 spell (magic missile) on the wolf closest to me as I stand back up.

I could see Oliver near the edge of the woods fighting off 2 wolves but while on his back, on the ground, he managed to spit roast one of the wolves clean through. Ari’ta and I have 2 wolves to deal with still and it looks like 3 are converging on Simon. After Oliver shot clean through his wolf, the other thought Simon was a lesser threat and converged on him.

I managed to pierce 1 wolf with my trident threw the neck and it died there.

healed by Ari’ta again now at 6 life

stabbed wolf in-front of Ari’ta for 4dmg

glanced wolf in-front of Ari’ta for 1dmg

I watched as Ari’ta finished off the other wolf in-front of us with her flail (what a mess)

Now that I was clear of wolves I wanted to try to show off my combat prowess to my group because to be honest, I’m a squishy and I wanted to prove my worth. I attempted to do an epic running leap charge at one of the wolves left in-front of Simon but fell a foot short of my target and landed face first on the ground with the wolf staring me in the face….oops. (so much for proving my worth)

while laying on the ground face to face with a wolf I tried to reach up and kill the wolf with a magic missile by shoving my hand down it’s throat but the wolf bit my hand and I lost the spell. (double epic fail!)
used 1 lvl-1 spell (magic missile)

now at -1 health…..lol (can I even die?)

the rest of the group finished off the remaining wolves and Ari’ta came to stabilize me so I would not bleed out. I regained consciousness and began self-repairs.

spent most of the remaining night repairing my wounds & re-adding my disguise

Ari’ta & I spent some time skinning/pilfering wolves for components and rations:
wolves ear x12, wolf paws x12, wolf eyes x12, wolf teeth x24, wolf pelt x6 & Ari’ta salvaged about 24 rations for the road.

Now that we have cleaned up the mess and started to break camp, we have decided to try to make it the rest of the way to Thord without incident. (we hope)

We have passed over the plains and can now see the “city” of Thord in the distance. The last 2 days were very uneventful. Trees, birds, bears, the odd caravan headed to this market or that but otherwise nothing important happened.

Surrounded by a large mote with bridges and stairs (allowing the only access to the city) stood Thord, home of the halflings & protected by ogres.

I wonder what will happen when we try to approach.

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