Well I am trying my hand at having a squire; well he is not really a squire yet, but a man at arms, with 4 arms! Yes my man at arms has 4 arms; ok he is not really a man but a “Troll” at arms. Sadly I might have to let him go due to insubordination. You give one order, just one “stay here until I come for you” and he could not get that right, and by leaving he tips off the old owner of my new manor house. Yes that’s right I am a home owner now. Ok let me start from the beginning.
So my compatriots and I have been dealing with the evil cult of Tiamat and their attempt to bring her back into the world. So with everything that is going on tell Father that cornering the market in Dragon Bain may be a good idea. Anyway we have been following the money as it were in an attempt to stop the cult. This has taken us to a lovely manor house in the mountains near the village of Parnast. The house is lucky enough to be near a number of magical “portals” so we did not have to ride out here. Poof you appear right there and it has 3 other portals to other location around the world. This is a dream come true, the ability to see the world a few steps from a warm and comfy house. One of the draw backs of this lovely house is the staff. The grounds keeper is the troll I was telling you about Trapson. Trapson appears to be a good ground keeper and drake handler, but as a man at arms he is lacking. In checking out this new house I found that the current owner had a few prisoners in the basement. One is a dwarf named Craigmire, who appears to be a cultist; I am not sure what I am going to do with him. I might just give him the chance to meet his goddess. The next “guest” in the basement was a nice young lady named Mirracella. I should have taken the fact that the owner had a virgin chained up in the basement as a bad sign, but I really like the house. The next guest is a real strange guy. Even though he is chained up in the basement he keeps telling us how nice his host is, and that he loves having conversations with Ms. Tallas the White. He told us about how his god is reborn during the midsummer solstice. I think that we now learned the time table we are working under. So make sure to buy up the entire supply of dragon bane by then. We did learn a little about the homeowner Tallas. She was a cleric of Tiamat, who wants to be the white worm-speaker. She is holding Craigmire in order to get information on the current worm-speaker Varram the white.
After talking to the guests in the basement we took a look around the 2nd floor. It has a lovely dining room up there with a secret door out of the room. So that when you get trapped talking to the boring people you can sneak out into the hallway. While up there we got to meet the old owner of the house Tallas. Sadly she had an accident and her head got cut off. The negotiations were going fine you see, but we got hung up on the virgin in the basement. Tallas said that it was deal breaker, and I could not in good conscious I could not leave the girl to be a sacrifice. So a few words were said in anger and then she Tallas got stabbed, and disarmed, and stabbed again. Her body guard then got in my face and he got stabbed also. Then there were fireballs, and all kids of craziness. On the upside, nothing caught on fire, and the house did not burn down, which was nice.
All houses have drawback, and this one has an infestation of kobolds. It was so lucky for me that Kadance was there to help with the pest control. My goodness her voice has a power that is amazing. With a shout she could kill a herd of kobolds (is heard right for koblads?), which was a good thing for me because the other Tiefling with us almost killed me with a fireball. Now I am worried that he may have done this on purpose he appears to have taken offence at me calling him and Kadance “Silver Tongued Devils”. The trouble is that they are. I have seen her use her mouth and voice in ways that are amazing, and as for Sabir I have seen him talk a lizard-folk into starting a war with bullywugs. The words just rolled off of his mouth like a river of half-truths, and innuendo and next thing you know we have allies. But back to the fireball, I guess it could have been an accident seeing that Tieflings don’t seem to mind fire too much, and Tallas and her servants did not do to well being burned like they were. The other problem this house had besides the infestation of Kobolds was an armor monster of some kind; it was also a lucky thing that Grr was there with his army of wolves. Now I am not sure where the wolf army came from, but POW they were there kicking ass and taking wolf-names. It was a good thing too, because I am not sure what would have happened to us without Grr and his wolves.
On the upside we did find some good loot, I think. We found 2 sets of elven plate mail in the front all, with some kinds of magic traps on them. I am hope that maybe they are very valuable and that is why they were trapped, I have not taken the time yet to see how well it was made but maybe it is mithril or adamantine, something special to explain the ice traps. In Tallas’ gear we found magic scale mail, but sadly none of my companions are skilled in that kind of armor. In Tallas’ room was some magic chainmail. I just forgot to look and see if it was elven chain, to match all the elven plate. And I found a magic spear that is little more than a glow stick. But I am not going to worry about all this right now. I need to get a little sleep and get ready for tomorrow. We have learned that our cultist have made a deal with the Cloud Giants to transport all of their stolen loot via the flying castle Sky Reach. So in the morning we head to Sky Reach to stop them. I hope that my Troll at Arms is up for this adventure, and serves me well.
Talk to you again soon
PS: Molly sends her love, I saw her a few weeks ago. I am not sure how she finds me, but I fear that by the time I return to my manor house she would have redecorated it. Thankfully she has good taste, which is why she is after me after all.