I’ve decided I hate flying! What you think that’s crazy seeing as how I have wings and can fly. Well let me explain…
As I mentioned in my last entry, we spent a week in Bartertown training, researching, forging, etc. Interestingly enough, during that week, I learned that my sword is more than a mere enhanced blade, however before I can unlock more of it’s secrets I have to discover it’s name. Very well… I, Eramos the Fallen do dub thee Giant Metal Toothpick! hmm, well that name didn’t work. Guess I’ll have to do some more research to find it’s name. The group was set on going towards Parlynth, Benoni’s got a pretty big grudge or something like that, he’s more grouchy than normal. Almost starting to sound like the troll. I swear if Korose doesn’t get to kill and or at least maim something then he gets really really grouchy. Best tread lightly around that one. On our last day in Bartertown, we all went and picked up our weapons and met up at the air ship.
What a strange sight. Looks almost like a boat for the water, but here it was on land! We all climbed aboard and I was almost immediately wary for the ship creaked and groaned unnaturally. I about lost my lunch when Cortex stepped on and the whole ship lurched to the side until the crew managed to balance out the ship.
We took off and things only got worse. I spent most of my time in my cabin. Didn’t these shipbuilders no anything about riding the air currents. It feels like we are just ramming our way through them with all the bumping and jostling the ship is doing. I really think i’m going to…
Sorry had to clean a spot on my parchment there. That last bump made me lose my lunch. Anyway, I’ve decided that I’ll take a nice feathery Roak for my extended flying trips over an airship anyday. Regardless of speed differences.
About halfway into our journey, supposedly 2 days or so away from Haven (by foot), the ship started to jerk really bad. So bad that the captain put her down to look for damage. Apparently the damage was so bad that it would take 3 days to repair. We could walk the rest way faster. The captain also told us about a village only a Half a day away by foot. We decided to head there first.
This village new how to treat guests! You would think we fended off two score of Ork Scorchers with out the reacted to our arrival. Turns out they had sent for mercenaries to deal with a problem of some monsters reeking havoc on their village. Lucky for them, we arrived before some less experienced newb showed up and got himself killed. Seeing no other outsiders but us, they offered us the contract. We accepted. We followed a narrow trail from the village that led deeper in the forest.
We eventually came to a strange copse of trees. There was something suspicious about them so we all slowed and started to investigate. Before we knew what happened, Korose was enveloped in a huge web and two giant hairy spiders rushed us! Giant Hairy Spiders! Talk about nightmares… Luckily the spiders weren’t very smart. From what I gather from watching Cortex’ reactions, they kept trying to cast a spell towards him. But Cortex must have some sort of mental shield for their spells failed. The rest of us didn’t wait around. Using some quite impressive acrobatic moves, I twisted, twirled, flipped, and spun around one of the spiders and (since he didn’t have a tow) gave him a good poke in that giant behind.
Benoni, Gerneck, Cortex and I made short work of the spiders (Korose spent the whole time cursing and grunting, as he obviously wasn’t strong enough to break the web). With the spiders dead we made our way back to the village with the news and our reward. The reward wasn’t great, but let’s be honest, I have more money in my pack than this whole town has most likely. After the small celebration, they told us that Haven was only another half a days journey away. Huh!? I swear the Captain said at least two days, strange, oh well, obviously the captain was mistaken.
We left the village and made our way to Haven. I’ll never get used to these huge cities. It was obvious that Haven was a more bustling market place and the opportunities for more rare items abound. We could help ourselves, we went shopping. I found this sweet charm that according to the shop keep will infuse me with a short burst of magic that will allow me to do more damage. All it takes is a little bit of my blood. A little disturbing, but it’s not like some of those other items i’ve heard about where a worm eats your eye out, yuck!
I suspect we might be here awhile. Looks like I’ll have some time to meditate on improving some of my other talents and research my sword’s name, maybe a little more shopping as well!