I made some powerful allies today, secured the possibility of future work, and probably made some enemies as well.
The elf is a contact worth making. He can kill a goblin well enough, and seems like he is connected with some scholars society that basically pays people money for dangerous work. Nothin really negotiated yet, but he seems pretty eager to talk about it. It’s a job, and it pays the bills.
The Humans from the Barbarian North, are a different breed than the Chelexians or the Varisans. They might even be more different from their fellows than I am. They are strong in will though. Powerful, self assured, direct, honest. Traits of a fool, or traits of a hero? I never been able to tell the difference myself.
Course Tolkin isn’t the best liar. So a bit of too much truth almost got me squashed. I hate to do it, but I’ll have to watch what I say around him. This isn’t really what I had in mind when I was talking about striking it out on my own ….
Still opportunities come in the form of hardships. The city was attacked today. Usually not my favorite thing. However, a nobleman owes us his life now, and really I’m willing to kill goblins for free anyways. He wants to meet us for dinner. A few free meals and a hero’s welcome? That I can get used to. This could be a real chance. Go Legit. Or at least get sponsored by someone powerful enough to post bail.
This thing though, with these goblins, somthin doesn’t add up. The patch’s are all different, which means there is something or someone makin them all play nice. Plus they attacked during the fair. Is someone out to make a point? goblins don’t make plans like that. How in the 9 buring hells do they even know there was somethin going on? Most can’t even read their own language. This whole episode was a dramatic demonstration. But who or what was the target?
I have a hunch that the someone or something that is directing these goblins has a grudge, they speak and read common, and might even be Human. No way an Ork Warboss or a Goblin King is gonna be smart enough to time this attack the way it happened. I’ll keep that to myself though, until I got more to confirm it with.
5 years ago a Church burned down here, killed a beloved priest. Is that related? I’ve suddenly developed a real interest in local history. Foxglove might have something to say about this.
Which reminds me, it’s Time to get me and Tolkin Fitted out with some nice cloths for our Dinner with FoxGlove. He’ll think its fun. The barbarians might be willing to make new friends with a loincloth on, but I know enough to respect the money, and ya know what, I’m a damn hero, I’m entitled to some new material possessions.