Archive for March, 2012
Dilfred Dumphry here! Still alive and writing! Amazing isn’t it? Hahaha! Some of you are probably wondering if I managed to get the brandy to my father-in-law. Yes I did! I gave him a bottle and what does he do? He looked at it, looked at me and said, ‘that’s it?’ *sigh* That man is as much of a scoundrel as am I.
My wife was anxious to head back to New Magincia, so I headed to the local tavern. I got glared at for that, which was quite unjust! I may be a scoundrel, but I’m a cautious one, especially when it comes to the safety of my wife. The local tavern is the best place for news. Granted, that news isn’t always accurate, like the time I was told that Trinsic had been leveled by a roving band of rabid Cyclops, but it’s better than nothing. Most of the time.
My first piece of news was from a miner from Minoc. The nobles there were taking all the ingots and forcing the blacksmiths to make weapons and armor for them. Of course the nobles weren’t paying for the ingots or the labor. Okay that sounded real enough. *makes not to self – avoid Minoc*
Next piece of information had to do with the raiders. I was told they now have a leader. I didn’t like this news. Having random bands of raiders is bad, but organized bands of raiders?? *shudders*Hopefully I’ll be able to file this piece of news under my ‘roving band of rabid Cyclops’ section.
I was about to give up hope of getting information about New Magincia when I found a hired swordsman who works for a merchant that just came from there. He had quite a bit of news.
The baker’s family (Jenny’s family) had managed to flee to parts unknown. Young Lord Clarence Roberts was blamed. Nobles noticed that the commoners of New Magincia were better supplied with food and goods than they were. The nobles were outraged. Again young Lord Roberts was blamed. Not surprisingly, young Lord Roberts was arrested. His father disowned him and there are even rumors of a possible execution.
Young Roberts is a good lad. I was upset about this news. But the man who told me about the raider leader gave me some hope. He had been listening in to our conversation and made the comment, ‘raiders take care of their families and friends.’ Rather than be questioned further he opted for a more dramatic exit and left the tavern leaving me with my mouth hanging open.
Doesn’t look like the wife and I are going to New Magincia any time soon.
This is Dilfred Dumphry, safe travels everyone.
The sleuths looked hard for any signs of Callie. They traveled to the Gargoyle lands of Ilshenar where they found a Serpa sitting in the inn near Spirituality. He had been drinking as he was upset after losing his charge. He had never lost a customer before.He tried to explain.
“I guided her for a while through some of the tunnels but she took over. She had a purpose.
She found something that pleased her.said it was the find of the century, you know.
A relic worthy of the Vesper museum with our names on it .She put it all in one of my packs. It was very heavy.
That was when the tremors started.The whole earth shock with a force that took our footings from beneath us.
We knew we had to get out .
I used my recall scroll assuming the lady would be right behind me.That was the last I saw of her.
I hope she is alright. Surely the Meer will find her and heal her.”
He agreed to bring the group to the Meer village of Lakeshire to see if they had found the girl and hopefully healed her.
The Meer had indeed found her and let her head out to the Jukan town. One of the Healers there suggested Mistas. Mistas was a scary place. The Jukan were not as agreeable as the Meer. The sleuths still looked until they found an old worn book. the pages were dog eared and thin. The printing was very tidy but faint. We read it for any clues.
As I walked toward the Juka fortress to see what was
happening I saw a strong woman.
she was running with another over her shoulder.
An Arrow protruded from one of her legs.
She was determined.
I decided to follow her
Once she was far away from the trembling area she placed the body down carefully.
I got the feeling this body was someone special to the woman.
She took out something from her pouch and brought it to the nose of the other.
I needed to know more.
I carefully and most silently crept up to the clump of trees behind.
This is what I overheard.
“The Juka need their leader. Forgive me, Great Mother.”
“I hope you can explain this, Waymaster Harlann. A massive magical attack by the Meer just as you return from a spying expedition I refused to authorize? Where are we?I need to be with our people A Shirron of the Juka does not flee from any foe!”
Shirron This is not an attack by the Meer, and they are suffering the same as we are, but we must flee!”
Callie was no where to be seen. Moxxi suggested she may have dove from the bridge over the waterfall to escape.
All in all Callie is still missing. Daniel is going to have his “eyes and ears” locate him
He asked us to return to the Brit Counselor Hall in two days time.
Friday March 21 @ 6 PT 7 MT 8 CT 9 ET
I know I am going to be there. Hope you will be too.