I don’t have much time. Even as I write this an angry mob is waiting to break down the door. I know its shocking that a mob would be after such a charming, good looking guy like me. Believe me, I am as confused as you who read this.
When last I wrote, we were trying to get back into the kaer to get help. The magic crystal thingy was broken, so no chance of contacting the kaer. Gerneck spoke the magic words and the outer door opened. We entered to find a troll banging on the inner door. We just stood in surprise as the outer door closed, sealing us in with the troll.
I immediately had a bad feeling about this guy. My fears were confirmed when he turned and made light of my wings. How Rude! Its a good thing my friends stepped in or I would have had to teach him some manners! We learned that he was apart of our masters company and that the were indeed captured.
There was some debate about what to do. Benoni wanted to rest for a day or two, but we decided to head after them right away. We backtracked back to the entrance of the cave. This time there was no sign of the elves. Or perhaps there was. You see we were distracted by the blue sky. And the Sun! Despite the pain I couldn’t help but look. Gradually we noticed some smoke in the distance. We headed off to investigate.
They smoke came from a city! We aproached the guards, and I gave them my best first impression smile. I amazed them with my acting skills. They were so impressed that I got a discount on my entry fee. We asked the guards were the best place to look for some “friends” would be. They directed us to a “cheaper” section of the city. On the way we ran into a strange obsidiman. We was brown! I was sure they were only black or gray. I must have impressed him as well, he offered to buy us drinks and directed us to an inn and told us that he would meet up with us after he finished some business.
The tavern was a major bore. The bar keep was an ornery t’skrang, and the other patrons just couldn’t appreciate a decent story. Benoni totally got cleaned in dice, so I had to show him how it was done. Since I’m not a greedy guy, I stopped after winning enough to cover benoni’s loss and my entrance fee. I wouldn’t want to leave those poor men penniless.
Cortex finally showed up. We again introduced ourselves and benoni and the troll started dropping the most obvious hints that we are from a kaer. I mean really, a little more tact please… Cortex pointed out that our clothes were old fashioned. He also showed us a wanted poster. I couldnt believe the poster called me ugly! He agreed to help us find our masters, but I suspect he had alterior motives. We decided to head to Cortex’s forge, but trouble was brewing.
Cortex stepped outside to find guards swarming around the tavern. I wasn’t about to let Cortex have all the fun, I flew at the closest guard. Once again being the nice guy that I am, I was offering suggestions on how to improve his flaws as I took him out. We were in the thick of it then. We managed to take down the first group only to discover Cortex had fallen and more guards were coming. We were at a loss, Cortex weighs a good 800 pounds. How were we supposed to move him.
We were preparing to defend him, when some guy yelled for him to follow us. We had no choice, we followed vowing to rescue cortex later. We followed through the twisting alleys, until we arrived at an abandoned house. We rested and bound our wounds, while our host (Titoo I think his name was) went to get supplies and new clothes for us. Titoo returned with supplies and news that Cortex was alive and free. Benoni sent titoo t deliver a note as we discussed events. I went through some sword routines to center my focus, while we waited.
Titoo returned with a response from Cortex to join him. We met up at his forge. He told us how they let him go. Cortex then asked titoo to keep watch. When titoo was out of earshot, cortex informed us of the trap. Everyone knows the best way to get around the trap is to spring it. Titoo returned and we began to make final plans. Gerneck had some sort of pet that told us there were four guards at each entrance, so we decided on the roof. Titoo suggested a party in three days would make good cover, but we couldn’t wait that long. We would free our masters tonight!
I flew up to the roof and secured a rope for Benoni and Titoo. We entered through the roof and quietly snuck down and opened a window for Gerneck. Cortex was too big for the window, so he took up a guard position. We then made our way to the cellar. There we managed to get the drop on a couple guards. Before I could react, Gerneck got a lucky shot on one guard, while Benoni dropped the other. Once again im robbed of all the fun. We discovered a treasure room, where a found a ice looking Scimitar, that was just my size.
Titoo said he heard something from the other room. There we found our masters! They were beaten to near death. When we untied them they wanted us to leave without them. Yeah right! Suddenly cortex appeared saying guards were coming. We were help our masters when we heard guards. Cortex suddenly threw his weight against the door. Now that is a doorstop! Benoni led us to a secret for he found. There was an ugly shrine and a cave entrance. With nowhere else to go, we headed for the cave.
We followed this for an hour or so, when found a couple chairs. Courtex found tracks that led into a wide cavern. I entered the cavern, and looked around only to find the way I had come was gone. Gerneck, Cortex and I were in the room, but there was no sign of Benoni. I stared looking for a lever or switch, when Cortex disappeared, the reappeared a moment later with benoni. They must have found. Secret door in the wall. Benoni found a secret door on the other end of the cavern. We went through on found ourselves in a small library. I found a book that had no dust on it in like all the other books that have been untouched for awhile.
We soon discovered we were in a house and back on the kaer! I wanted to search the house, but Benoni had a scared look on his face and wanted to leave. We exited the house and were beset by some monsters. I stepped in front of gerneck and dove into the fray. I dropped on of my best lines, but the beast just drooled. Tough crowd… I managed to nail the beast quite a few times before it landed a solid blow on me. OW! That’s going to hurt in the morning. Just wait till the barmaids see this scar! Before I could retaliate the monsters disappeared!
We didn’t waste time and fled the scene. benoni led us to his family’s barn. Here we sent the night. Come morning I was shocked to find my wounds had vanished. Again we debated what to do. Finally agreeing to head to the council hall then play it by ear. Benoni took his masters, titoo and titoo’s friend and went ahead. The rest us followed behind with the rest of the wounded. As the gate came into site, we saw benoni attacking titoos friend and speaking gibberish.
I yelled out, asking what he was doing, to my horror only gibberish came out. I tried again, still gibberish. What was I supposed to do! With out my voice I’m only a shell! An incredibly good looking shell, but a shell all the same! Cortex seemed uneffected, as we could understand him. We tried to stop benoni, but we heard a mob coming and benoni took off. I pursued him with the rest of my friends following close behind. Gerneck tried to slow Benoni by making him sick, but all that did was stop him from attacking random people. What had come over him. Cortex tried to scare the mob back, but only riled them up more. Seeing it was no use he turned and followed us as well. Of our masters there was no sign, I’m sure they hid when they saw the mob. If only I could speak, then I could whoo this mob into silence.
We managed to make it to the secret corridor that led to the kaer entrance. Once the four of us were inside Gerneck hit the switch and the door closed just as the mob rounded the corner.
We gained a brief respite as we wait for these evil spells to end. We can only wonder what has happened over the last couple days and did our masters reach safety…