Lighting a Spark

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 14 + 1 = 15
Shadowfell Despair: 8 – 1 = 7
Effect: 2 – Apathy
Flaw: “I don’t believe I can make a difference to anyone or anything.”

al’Zand Elovar

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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

Miranda immediately fell into her lie of their nuptials and it annoyed the fuck out of me. The boy in my arms didn’t react favorably to the news. He’d fallen a little. Maybe it was just the chills getting to him finally.

He had let me guide him through the streets with little resistance, and the whatever-the-fuck on his shoulder chittered in whatever annoying language it spoke, ae’Nyx responding from time to time.

But how they both remained quiet as a red-head joined them with Miranda. She looked interested in my boy — the boy with brown eyes flecked with purple, just like the stone I’d fallen in love with.

I didn’t believe in coincidences. And I didn’t want to believe in fate, but there it was.

We sat down and the serving girl brought out the bowl of gruel and two thick crusty loaves of bread. “It’s all we got left, sir. I apologize.”

ae’Nyx smiled. “It’s okay, this will do.” He turned his gaze on me. “I’m really okay.” He snapped his fingers and a spark of light jumped from his fingers and lit the dead candle in front of us. “The magic inside sucks out the heat, leaving my skin cold to the touch. But it’s nothing to worry about.”

The creature hopped down and picked up a loaf of bread and sniffed it before tearing a large bite from the bread.

“What do you need his help with?” I asked nodding towards the creature.

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