Why did we come to this town? There is not much here in Knorst, and I think that we were lied to about how bustling this city would be. It rains pretty often and is generally cold. A few days ago I was working for The Grinning Troll cleaning the stable when for my room when Mademoiselle came to get me for some work that she had lined up. As she has a habit of getting herself in trouble I needed to accompany her. I also needed to meet the company she was going to be working with to see if they were trustworthy. I think that she needs to surround herself with more nice and good people. It would probably help her find some balance and true direction in her life as well as let her be honest with who she is.
We met with the rest of the group at the home of the Sage Jeremy. This man may be very intelligent however he appears to be quite lazy and should try to get some exercise. He wished for us to retrieve a ring from someone that he referred to as his friend. If he was his friend he would not need to send this group to him to get a simple ring if it belongs to him anyway.
This man that we were going to get the ring from was named Peter the Northman. Apparently he and Jeremy have been competing for the same woman for years and Jeremy has the advantage.
We needed to take a small boat across the bay into Ferb, and then head out to the house. On the way across the bay we got to know the rest of our little band. There was the brutish half-orc named Ish. The cleric of Akon, Brother Oliver, and a elf named Xavier that would not explain what he does with his obvious rogueish tendencies. We also managed to pick up a druid named Tristram.
Along the way to the house in the woods I spotted some goblins hiding in the brush. We dealt with that small matter, and we managed to take one hostage and interrogate him. He let us know about the other patrols and his boss up at the house.
We tried to sneak up to he house but one of the goblin’s dogs started making a racket and we then had another fight on our hands. The hobgoblin that was in charge made a foolish tactical error and opened the door right in front of Ish. I did not see this and have only heard about it as I was on the roof dealing with an archer. However I paid for my arrogance as jumping off of the roof rolled my ankle.
Once inside with all of the goblins put down, including the one that we had taken hostage, as he had turned on us. We set about the business of getting the ring from Peter the Northman.
Peter is an older looking man but still looks to be full of life for a sorcerer. However he is also unwilling to give up the ring. He informs us that the ring helps to keep your manhood strong. Unfortunately, Mademoiselle asks him to prove it. (Why would someone make this ring when you should accept that your time has ended for your carnal adventures, be it by choice of life actions or by age). I do not know why she submits herself to this as it will most likely make her seem as less a person to others. Just as it would for anyone to behave in such a manner. While they were off bandaging wounds of the soul, we searched the house as Peter had said we can take anything we want seeing that he was running away.
Awhile later (apparently the ring works) they return to the main room of the house, only Mademoiselle has the ring. She has her charms.
Peter informs us that the hobgoblin was there to try to make him spy on the dragon Rishin the Bronze. He does not want to get caught in the middle of it and has decided to just leave. I was thinking that there is more to this, and it turns out there was.
He has been spying for a little while and was about to be caught for it, we now have been asked to bring him in, dead or alive.
We return to Knorst and sell the items and goods that we have collected and wished to sell. I went back to The Grinning Troll to finish my work at the stable and then get my room. Mademoiselle played some music and performed for the crowd. I did not catch most of the show.
The next morning she comes to me and interrupts my morning meditations to tell me that we need to leave as there is a dragon that is going to come to the inn looking for us.
I was curious to see what the dragon would want, however she has a thing about dragons. I do not know where she got this idea that all dragons are bad and not to be trusted. We grabbed our horses and left the town of Knorst. At first we did not know where we were going to go. We eventually decided to head to the only secure shelter that we knew of in the area, Peter’s former house.
When we arrived at the house and I set about making dinner and fixing the damaged door. While I was working she played some music and sang some wonderful songs. It is very nice to work to music.
The rest of the group showed up some time later and they told us of the meeting with Rishin. We also got a treasure map and decided to go to examine some caves that are about tree days out. I do not think that Mademoiselle will enjoy herself. I hope we do not run into the manticore that lives in the area.