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  • Shalev's thoughts, post battle

    It is a conceit from those who live in an Oasis or a forest, that one goes into the desert, where there is nothing, in order to be alone with yourself, and to become pure. Where then does someone in the desert go, to have that which is not important …

  • Shalev's speech to his mother

    (For those who wonder what I told Cerma, ruler of Garmeh sha Kavir met Dashtir, just before Kellyn graciously refilled the family cisterns) Mother, it has been some time since I saw you last, and a great many changes in my life have happened since then …

  • Of course you realize, this means war.

    Now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on. In nature, when a predator stalks a meal, just before the strike, when the air is still, everything seems to slow down, and then the battle begins which ends …

  • Nobility

    I was having a discussion with Fife on the road, the other day, about nobility, and how I am not acting like other nobles he had heard of. To me, being a noble does not mean others should bow and scrape to me. The desert does not care how highborn you …

  • New day, new plan

    Rather than going north to try to meet the gnomes and see if there was a shortcut to the tree, Kellyn impressed on us the need to deal with the grave-robbers who appear to be part of the same faction which assaulted her party previously. Having slain one …

  • I have been weighed, and am bring measured.

    I am in a crucible. My path has lead me, through unknowing words, into a quest to defeat an ill which ravages a county. We have already faced lizardmen, a demon prince, a dragon, evil clerics, another demon, that same demon prince again, and a stair trap …

  • No more surprise.

    When traveling in this dungeon, it is possible, however unlikely, that Sakatha, whomever or whatever he is, did not know we were going. Given the veneration the lizardmen hold him in, and the presence of the human priests, it's possible Sakatha is somehow …

  • The meaning of balance

    Actions have consequences, and those consequences are often balanced by the effort the achieve them. Fife has skill with his spears similar to the skill Tobias has at running, based on the amount of effort he expends in practicing that skill. If I am to …

  • Into the future.

    I once heard an elven bard drunkenly proclaim a theology lesson, namely that the gods cast forth a thousand thousand mortals to complete their ends, and as some die along the way, whomsoever manages to survive long enough to complete the task at hand, “ …

  • On the road again...

    We made it back to town, and began the process of recovery from our previous adventure before setting out again. We had close to a ton of treasure and I did my best to reduce the weight we carried without significantly reducing the value of our haul. The …

  • Into the Halls of the Mountain Dwarves

    We’re getting redirected, yet again. I shouldn’t be surprised, I suppose. Cora’sol Tyrtlarn is old enough to get sidetracked a hundred times over and still live long enough to accomplish all her tasks when she gets back to them, and after her time in the …

  • Hide and Seek with a Dragon

    We spent a month at the dwarven city, each working toward our own ends. In my case, I learned the more about the art of the blade and mountain survival, given that we’re traveling in them. Given time, I suspect my bladework may exceed that of Alex or …

  • Wedding gifts and an odd bachelor party

    _The man who comes back from the desert will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less cocksure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of …

  • Beware of flying vegetables...

    We managed to make it to the gnome city, and it appeared deserted. The gates were closed, no one responded, and there did not seem to be any sign of life. Rather than break into a city that was until recently under invasion, when several of us are the …

  • In the tower of the evil fisherwoman

    After seeing Locasta sent to wherever Kellyn opened the portal to, we began to investigate the tower. Lan did a search the lake, in case there were other items of use to us left there from previous transformed visitors, before we started in earnest. …

  • It was time to hunt.

    Before we left the tower, I asked Lan to heal me. Having been shocked by the door and then the sword, I wished to face the next danger as capable as I could, and she obliged, telling me I should be more careful of what I touch. She was right, of course, I …

  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

    The doors (Deep Metal with Leyan handles) had a type of hidden hinge I've not seen before, moving well past what I thought they should. Cora and Tobias opened them outward revealing a throne room with rows of mahogany benches and a throne of green stone, …

  • Prepared again

    We made it to the town, stocked up on food, beer, and supplies, and left a short while later. Ma'at seemed moved somewhat based on my distribution of food and asking Lan to help ministering to the local unfortunates, and this is an excellent way to get …

  • I may have just looked into the Abyss.

    When I first met Cora'sol Tyrtlarn, there were difficulties in communication, and once we found ways around them, she began my education. She taught me that females are no lesser than males, though that took a bit more work. She taught me joy, and terror, …

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