Today our friendly non-river pirate captain found a nice calm spot along the banks to let us off. I have to admit I was a bit surprised that he didn’t at least try to capture us and sell us into slavery and I told him as much. He winked and said that there were too many of us to try that. I asked him how much I would fetch at one of your bigger slave markets.
“Why there isn’t enough money in the world of course. For you the price would be something more like all the stars in the skies and the moon itself.”
Somehow flattery is much more pleasing when it comes from a proper liar than from an earnest honest man. I wonder why that is. I sent my men (and women) along toward Malgareth while I made my way south to the old homestead.
I spent a lovely day with my homely cousins Macey, Strella, and Kadlea and then I convince them to sell their souls for comeliness. And that’s all I care to say about that. They were planning on heading to the big city to become a singer, an actress, and a dancer respectively. They were very excited.
As I walked away from the farm Poor Annie trotted at my side.
“Why did you do that?”
“You know why, we had a deal.”
“But you only needed one more soul, why did you damn all three of your cousins?”
“Doesn’t every woman deserve to feel beautiful?”
“What is wrong with you Ela?”
“How much time do you have?”
“Well I suppose this concludes our business. Good luck to you Ela. I have a feeling I’ll be seeing you sooner or later.”
“I wouldn’t hold your breath.”
I spent the night at the neighboring farmstead – the Rozier family. I hadn’t seen them since I was knee-high to a dwarf. Mama Rozier’s cooking is as good as I remembered it and I got to see my childhood friends Sama and Leni all grown up and with husbands and children of their own. I told them my cousins were going to be leaving the farm behind and asked if they would be interested in buying the land. They were of course but they said they couldn’t afford it.
I assured them I could help them get a loan.
Funds: 5232 gold
Inventory: Peasant outfit, wooden box, Signet ring, Ring of Many Garments, thieves’ tools, land deed, Bag of Tricks (rust), gold ring, Cap of Disguise, Secure Pocket, candlerod (9), masterwork dagger, succubi carving, Disguise kit (6 uses), Domiel family ring, walking stick, aquamarine, masterwork playing cards , +2 Studded Leather Armor, +2 Light Steel Shield, +1 Keen Shortspear, hematite armbands (2), mithril hair clasps (3), Sir Humperdinck memoir, Mazzmus’ Wand (unidentified), Brooch of Shielding, Potion of Invisibility (3), Oil of Animate Dead, Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds (2), spinel and peridot holy symbol of Kralten, platinum necklace, Pouch of Magic Stones, flask of acid (2), alchemist’s fire (2), giant wasp venom (10), oil of taggit (2), alchemist’s kit, formula book
Revenge List: Duke Eaglevane,
Piltis Swine, Rince
Electrum, watchman Gridley, White-Muzzle the worg, Percy Ringle
the butler , Alice Kinsey , “ Patch”, Heroes of the Lost Sword, Claire
Conrad, Erist priest of Strider, Riselda owner of the Sage Mirror,
Eedraxis, Skin-Taker tribe,
Kartak, Królewna & Bonifacja Trading Company, Hurmont Family, Androni
Titus, Greasy dreadlocks woman, Lodestone Security, Kellgale Nickoslander,
Beltian Kruin the Splithog Pauper, The King of Spiders, Auraluna Domiel, mother
Hurk, Mazzmus Parmalee
Rumors : Exiled noblewoman (Reoccurring), vigilante “Litheria”(Reoccurring), murderous Halfling (Reoccurring)
Teams – Labors, Brute Squad (Robbers and two teams of Soldiers)
Graltontown Buildings – Mill