A Friend in Me

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 7 + 1 = 8
Shadowfell Despair: 17 + 0 = 17

ae’Nyx Riva

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The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

I looked at him with pleading eyes. I could feel my lip quivering. The man with the blue eyes stared back at me. “Please, don’t let him kill the boggle.”

The man at the end of the alley dropped a handful of gear he was hauling and snatched the small creature from the floor and held him up. “What good is this thing for? It doesn’t even make any sounds in Common.”

The blue-eyed man offered me a hand. “Are you alright?”

I took the hand and smiled. “Probably a few bruises.” I turned my attention to the boggle and spoke in its tongue as I reached for it. “I’m sorry for this treatment. I only wish to speak and hire you. I don’t know this city at all, and I need your oil.”

The creature’s feet touched the ground when I took it from his handler. The boggle glared up at the man and then turned his attention to me. “You hire?”

“Yes.” I replied in its language. “I don’t have much, but food, water, and protection, if you will provide me with sticky oil when I need it.”

“You protect?”

I nodded. “As best I can.”

“What are you saying to it?” the blue-eyed man asked.

“I’m asking for its help.”

The boggle glared at the man who had helped me in a roundabout sorta way, but it looked at me and nodded. “No peasant and provide morsel and will agree to sticky oil. Oog.”

“Hi, Oog. I’m ae’Nyx.” I offered Oog my hand and he took it, swinging up my arm and sat on my shoulder. “We leave now.”

I smiled. “We have other friends to meet.” I spoke in Sylvan and then turned to the blue-eyed man. “We have reached an accord. Thank you. I’m ae’Nyx.” I offered him my hand.

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4 responses to “A Friend in Me”

    1. Nox Avatar

      lol. Yeah things will be a bit different as we get us all in the same thing, not as many choices to make.

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      1. ambroseandelsie Avatar

        Just so you know, I am enjoying the story.

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      2. Nox Avatar

        So good to hear. I’m glad you are enjoying it

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