Aside : I give advance warning that, come what may, this will be a shorter entry. Tomorrow (Australian time) I will be personally arguing that fresh evidence means that a Judge should prevent my client’s former wife from moving the children of the marriage approximately 1,000km away. I’ve been preparing for around 5 hours after the conclusion of the normal working day.
Back to mere life-or-death situations!
Serocca, the (somehow trustworthy) half-lion half-woman, commends a guide to me, being T’uk T’ron, a stocky yet armoured Ookor soldier.
I restrain myself from telling Serocca about what a tosser T’ron turned out to be in the Dragonriders of Pern series.
Serocca gives me a kiss on the cheek (!!) and sends me on my way. She obviously doesn’t know about how a parting kiss is the method used by women in romantic comedies to keep the guys hoping….
Check out this scene from an extremely overrated movie at 1:55
Back to Lone Wolf.
My guide T’uk T’ron (hereafter known as TT, because there’s no WAY I’m typing that out ten times) puts me and my escort posse into chariots drawn by horse-like creatures known as ‘onipa’.
After three hours of travel we reach a village, and TT suggests stopping here for food.
Like a sucker, I of course agree to stop, and in the bar / cafe an elderly villager offers to tell my fortune.
I accept, and my R10 check of 5 means that, and I qupte directly from the book :
“[Lone Wolf] will dream of when you were young. In your dream much will be made clear to you. This dream is good. It will help you grow strong and defeat your enemies.”
Ummm, that sort of vague rubbish sounds like I overpaid for it, even though it was free.
In any event, we finish our meal and leave. No mention is made of currency changing hands, and I can only assume that our smiles are payment enough.
After further travel, we come across a bridge crossing (duh) a river. My advanced Huntmastery is able to confirm that the bridge is significantly damaged, with just enough planks strewn over the top to give the impression of being safe.
Further, my Pathmanship skills further confirm that the trees to either side of the road contain concealed enemies, waiting to ambush any who seek to cross the bridge.
As a group we take cover behind the chariots, while TT and his driver go to examine the damaged bridge. I can either accompany them, or stay with the chariots.
Given that I’m, you know, the whole reason they are in danger, I screw my courage to the metaphorical sticking place and accompany TT.
As creatures known as ‘Agtar’ launch their screaming ambush from the trees, I call an end to my 16 hour day.
Sorry for the abrupt post, but I’ll let you know about Court in the next couple of days….
Confirming details of the JUNE FUNDRAISER :
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Base Stats : CS : 22, E : 28, GC 10
Current Stats : CS : 38/38, E : 34/34
Weapons : Sword, Dagger
Weapon-Like Special Items : Silver Bow of Duadon (+3), Sommerswerd (+8 CS)
Backpack : Vial of Gold Dust, Rope, Lantern, Potion of Alether (+2 CS), Potion of Laumspur (2), Meal
Special Items : 1. Sommerswerd (+8 CS) 2. Platinum Amulet, 3. Obsidian Seal 4. Shield (+2 CS), 5. Padded Waistcoat (+2 E), 6. Chainmail Waistcoat (+4 E) 7. Blue Stone Triangle Pendant, 8. Psychic Ring 9. Quiver (5 arrows), 10. Fireseeds (6), 11. Map of Daziarn 12. Silver Bow of Duadon.
Extra Special Item : Signet Ring
Kai Monastery storage :
- Backpack Items : Sack of Silver (3)
- Special Items : Mao of Tekaro, Diamonds (2), Boat Ticket, Power Key, Copper Key, Ornate Silver Key, Jewelled Mace, Dagger of Vashna, Brass Whistle. Quiver (4 arrows), Pass, Vial of Clear Liquid, Crystal Star Pendant, Receipt, Invitation
Magnakai Rank : Scion-Kai
Magnakai Disciplines : Weaponmastery (+4 CS in Sword, Bow, Mace, Dagger, Spear, Quarterstaff, Broadsword, Warhammer), Pathmanship, Huntmastery, Divination, Invisibility, Nexus, Psi-Screen, Psi-Surge
Lore-Circles : Fire (+1 CS, +2 E), Solaris (+1 CS, +3 E), Spirit (+3 CS, +3 E)
Kai Disciplines : Camouflage, Animal Kinship, Tracking, Hunting, Sixth Sense, Healing, Mind Over Matter, Mindblast (+2CS), Mindshield, Weaponskill (+2 CS in Short Sword)
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