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    You stand in King Vanille's court, ushered in by some guardsmen. Some red tapestries on the walls add some much needed color to the otherwise drab gray room. Guards stand post along the walls of the room, each sporting the same gray breastplates, large swords, and blank stares.

    As you look to the oversized throne before you, you see... a cat?

    This is the best we could get? the cat asks in a loud high-pitched voice. He shakes his furry little head as he rolls his eyes before returning his gaze to you.I suppose you will have to do. Anyways If you haven't noticed, I, the great King Vanille, am in need of some help.

    A snicker echoes throughout the chamber.

    The room falls silent as King Vanille's eyes scan the room momentarily. Each guard looks forward with a blank stare, but Vanille's glare locks in on one of the guards.

    Off with his head! King Vanille yells as he points a little paw to the guard.

    Guards approach the offending guard and usher him off through a darkened doorway. King Vanille sits back down and clears his throat before continuing.

    It seems as though the Wand of Cursing has been stolen from my chambers, and I have been... afflicted. I need you to find this evildoer and bring him to me.

    And return the wand, one of the guards orders.

    Vanille looks to the guard and scowls, baring fangs. Get him out of here! Off with his head! He hisses as more guards usher out the new offending guard.

    Vanille looks back to the party and sits back. I have been told that every adventurer begins their great quest at the local tavern, so we went to the tavern and you were the only sober adventurers left. I believe you are my only hope in getting that wand back. Failure is not an option. Do I make myself clear?
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    Earlier that day

    The day had started off well for the diminutive servant. He'd been to three rooms to waken the guests for breakfast, and he'd been tipped well in all three, an unusual occurrence. It wasn't often he made three gold in a single round. He was determined to make it a perfect morning; he had only one room left to attend. As he slowly opened the door and peeked in, he saw this guest too was still asleep, or at least as near as he could tell. All he could see was a mound of fur on the bed. He approached slowly, not wanting to startle a guest. Reaching out, he gently prodded the pile of fur, murmuring, "Good person, it's sunrise. Breakfast time."

    Or at least that was what he had intended to say. Instead, he barely got out the "good" before he found himself flung bodily across the room, landing in a heap a short distance away. He rolled once, then scrambled to his feet, staring in shock at the very naked woman who was now storming towards him. She grabbed him by the throat, dragged him across the room, and tossed him out into the hall. By the time he had recovered his senses, he was staring at a closed door. Not wishing to risk the woman's wrath again, he chose the better part of valor and retreated to the bar, sneaking a drink of the tavern's strongest liquor. It might be early, but his nerves were completely shot.

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    In her room, Arianna slammed the door on the frightened servant. She could not understand why in the name of Tempus these creatures called servants kept challenging her in the morning. They must be trying to prove themselves, she thought with a shake of her head. Or perhaps touched in the head? Noticing out the window the sun peeking over the horizon, she began her morning rituals. After donning her armor, she faced the window and made her prayer to Tempus, "Great Lord of Battle, accept my simple offerings of this day." Spitting to seal the prayer, she grabbed her weapons and made her way to the tavern common room.

    Plunking herself down in one of the room's empty chairs, she nodded to the servant who had woken her. At least he had attempted a challenge. Pathetic as he was, he had earned some respect. Strangely, instead of returning her nod, his face went pale, and he scrambled from the room, leaving his drink behind. Arianna shrugged, not understanding but content that she had won yet another fight.

    When her breakfast came, she devoured it hungrily, then stood to leave. The serving woman stood by her chair, hand extended, palm up. Arianna frowned at the hand for a moment, then at the woman. A wide grin split her face, and she happily accepted the contest to see who would pay for her meal. Grabbing the serving woman's hand, she squeezed as hard as she could. The woman screeched in pain, falling to her knees and clutching her hand. Satisfied, Arianna stepped outside to meet the day.

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    Several brawls later, Arianna returned to the tavern to find what were apparently guards waiting for her. After some time (she couldn't understand their mewling monkey talk of a language), she came to understand that she was to be escorted before the king. It's about time, she thought with pride. I am the daughter of a chief. These lowlander kings are finally beginning to show proper respect.
    This one even sent a guard of honor.
    "We go," she said simply, allowing them to take the lead to the king's palace.

    When she entered the room, she looked around for the strongest warrior there, for certainly he must be the king. Her eyes settled on a brawny guard standing next to a very edible looking cat. Her mouth began to water, and she took a step forward to ask the king if she might join in his meal. She stopped, though, when she heard the cat speak. After a moment of stunned silence, during which the unfortunate guard had his head removed and the king spoke - something about a...wand? And...what was that word? Curse? Such a strange language these people spoke. She understood the king to mean that he wanted her to do something, but pleasantries had not yet been exchanged. So, stepping forward, she conjured as large a ball of spit as she could, then deposited it on the floor in front of the cat. Smiling proudly at the respect she had been able to show him, she waited for the king to return the honor in kind.
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    Amsterdam was amused about the speaking cat but hold his laughings back after he saw what has happened with the guards.

    For sure, mylord, we will return your wand. And, how should I say, how much do you want it back?

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    Vanille looks down at the floor in disgust as Amsterdam speaks. His furry face twists and contorts in all sorts of manners as if he had just sucked a lemon. He stands on all four paws and walks in a tight circle muttering something unintelligible to himself. After a few moments, he rises back to two paws and throws up his other two paws.

    Have you no decency?! Vanille shrieks. And you... you have the audacity to make a request of the king?! Off with their heads!

    One of the guards steps forward and raises a hand. But my king... you need them.

    Vanille slowly turns his gaze to the guard with rage-filled eyes. He offers a toothy grin to the guard before nodding slowly. Fair point. Then off with your head.

    As some guards usher the newest offender through the darkened doorway, Vanille returns his gaze to the party. His toothy grin remains, only a bit more menacing when directed at you.

    We will discuss payment when you retrieve the wand. As for the thief, we have a portrait from a witness, Vanille explains as he waves over a guard. The guard promptly steps before the party, opens a scroll, and reveals the following portrait...



    After giving the party a few moments to examine the portrait, the guard bundles the scroll and returns to his post silently. Vanille hacks, breaking the silence.

    Go on now and find that man! Return my wand! I cannot stand to be this hideous beast any longer!

    Behind you, guards point you to the exit. Back to the sunlight. Back to the kingdom's great city. Back to normalcy.
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    Before they leave through the huge door, with enough distance between them and the king, Amsterdam asks the Guards a few questions about the king and what happens with the guards which should be beheaded.

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    Lissa had been staring timidly at the proceedings for some time, with Silverfang perched on her shoulders. A madcat for an employer, a hooligan and a mercenary for allies, and a nonentity for a lead. Wonderful. Just wonderful. She had already had a bad morning; the tavern hadn't actually been a great establishment. The food was overdone and the beds were hard. On all accounts, she should have stayed in the forest.

    When the cat... uh, king, asked her to leave, she hurried out so fast that she almost knocked Silverfang off. He wrapped himself around a little tighter, but not too tight as to panic her more. She perched herself outside timidly and waited for her new allies to show up, hoping they'd wait a while. Silverfang nuzzled her softly as she left the shock of social interaction behind.

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    Bria comes up behind Lissa before too long, and asks So... How was the king able to talk? I mean... He's a cat right now.
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    With an eye still on Vanille, the guard whispers to Amsterdam.

    He’s a cat. Give him a break. We just take the Guards to our quarters. When they return to duty later he won’t even notice. Now shuffle off.

    As you step outside, the courtyard is littered with people. Children running here and there, merchants yelling over each other in an effort to convince you that their item is indeed the best, and there’s even a mule maneuvering it’s way through the crowd. The market to your left is filled with the bright colors of fruit as vendors try to earn their keep.

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    Amsterdam slenders over to the market and searches for a female seller.

    “Greetings lady! It looks like you have the most beautiful ... plums around! Okay, sorry! I'm not good at flirting. But I know someone who is: King Tiberius Shoestring III. Or whatever his name is.“ he takes a gold piece out if his pocket and hands it over. “Tell me young lady, what are the people saying about the cat-incident?“

    And while he waits for an answer, he takes an apple.

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    Arianna frowns at the king's words. There wasn't much in the tirade she understood - something about...de-sense-see? What strange customs these southerners have, she thought. And he refuses me the honor of spitting at my feet! She was about to kick the king for his insult when another thought struck her. The king is a cat. He probably can't spit. But why would these southerners name a cat as their king? Unless...unless it is that he is not the real king, but a decoy. She didn't have much of a mind for subtlety, but she understood battlefield tactics well enough to look around the room for someone else who might be in charge. Her eyes settled on the same guard, and she approached him. It took her a moment to gather enough saliva, but she deposited quite the offering at his boots, then looked at him. "I no know you talk," she said in her broken way, "but I know plenty. You charge, yes? You gold work?"

    She nodded, then looked at the paper. "No face," she said, frowning. "Me chase no-face?" She nodded, not caring what his reply was, and turned for the doors. "Find no-face."

    Upon exiting the building, she saw one of the others who had been in the room perched outside - the only term could be perched, the way the young woman sat. Arianna approached, presenting her friendliest smile, the one that bared her teeth. She never understood why people tended to run away after that. "You chase no-face, yes? You know things? You do what?"
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    Lissa half jumped out of her seat when she heard a soft, feminine voice behind her asking a question, then turned around to see a very pretty magical-looking lady behind her. She blushed deep, and answered the question before the woman's appearance could distract her further. "The person who taught me how to be a druid was a bear a lot. She could still speak. And animals still have the same... uh, speaky-bits. It's why cats can meow and you can meow too and you can roar and hiss and moo. And animals can talk, they're just too dumb to, usually. But not as dumb as you might think, though." She petted Silverfang gently, and the snake nuzzled her hand.

    She nearly jumped out of her seat again when she found herself face-to-face with an irritable-sounding barbarian, and blushed even deeper when she took in said face - certainly more rugged and battle-scarred than the wizard's, but just as beautiful. She tried to blank out that thought - from her antics, she had no idea if the barbarian's customs would make her consider Lissa as weird as people had previously. The other thing notable about the face was a big grin which could mean "Let's take a guided tour of your deepest secrets," "Let's take a guided tour of your nether regions" or "Let's take a guided tour of your internal organs" and nothing inbetween those three. Lissa prayed it was the sec... the first, the first, she prayed it was the first. Oh god, I'm bad at this and I haven't even opened my mouth.

    She just about registered a question in broken common just fast enough to answer without skipping too many beats. "Yes, yes, I'm going to chase the man with no face. And steal the thing he stole and give it to the cat. And I know things! I know... uh, not things about the man with no face. Or the cat. Or the king. I just know a few things that probably aren't helpful. Sorry. And I do... I generally find ways to live and find places in the forest. And I have a little bit of magic."

    Lissa's face was scarlet by this point. "I'm no good at talking though."

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    The old woman's saggy face wrinkles at Amsterdam as she covers her... plums.

    Serves that old king right, it does! Old King Vanille has been nothing but a pest to us all and now... the woman says in a rather raspy voice before trailing off and putting the coin away. I haven't seen nothing though of this wand that people keep talking about. In fact, didn't even know the thing existed! None of us did! Old King Vanille has some questions to answer, that's for sure!

    The woman spits at the ground and waves to a passerby before continuing.

    The one thing I am hearing is, if there is a wand, it's not in the city walls anymore. At least... no one has seen it.
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    Arianna tried to follow the flow of words that left the little human's mouth, but had some difficulty. Something about...yes, follow no-face. And steal, and cat. Was this woman a thief? But no, that didn't make sense. Something about a...for-est? Arianna had heard that word before, but she didn't grasp its meaning. And then she heard ma-gic. That word she did know. It meant this woman was like a clan shaman!

    Face brightening with delight, Arianna spat at the woman's feet before pulling off one of her gloves. "You shaman!" she exclaimed, pleasure evident. "You ma-gick, yes? You respect. Arianna project." She paused, shaking her head and frowning. "Not word. Uh..." She bit her lip in consternation, then shrugged. "Arianna safe you." She glanced at the snake coiled around Lissa's shoulders. "You eat?" she said, gesturing towards it. "Or...you family?"
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    "Protect, you mean?" Lissa offered, figuring out what word the barbarian was looking for. "And he's family. You can't eat him. And he won't eat you." She smiled. "I'm not really a shaman. I do magic, but I don't have anyone to be a shaman for. I just usually stay alone out there, in the forest." She pointed towards the trees off in the distance, hoping it would make her point. "I only come to the town when I need something or get lonely."

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    So what was it today? Bria asks. Lonely? Or what'd you need?
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    Arianna smiles broadly. "Yes, protect! Protect!" Most of the rest of what Lissa said was lost on her; it was both too fast and too complex for her to understand. Slipping into her native tongue, she commented, "Ottaa käärme perheenä. Se on aivan outoa. Silti meidän on kunnioitettava klaanin shamaania. Vannon Tempus-miekan pyhällä voimalla, että minä suojelen ja palvelen shamaani Lissaa, pidätän hänet haitalliselta ja käyttäisin voimani seisoessani vihollisten edessä. Tempus opastaa minua ja siunaa käteni, kun taistelen shamaani Lissaa vastaan."

    As she finished, the other woman spoke. Arianna had dismissed her initially, but now she gave her a more appraising glance. Tall but scrawny, the woman was the very image of a city-dwelling southerner. Arianna curled her lip in distaste. Stepping forward, she said, once again in the common tongue, "You chase no-face? See weak. We...uh...test strength?" As she said this, she removed her gloves and dropped into a fighting stance, making her intent as clear as she could.
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    One of my players: "I hate you. I spent like...3 hours pouring over lists of items for bards. Reading, learning, analyzing, trying to improve my knowledge of the game, as I have a major decision coming up. You know what I decided after all of this? Vest of Resistance +3. Simply because you are that evil. No Cloak of Charisma, no Bardic Music enhancers. NOPE. VEST OF RESISTANCE."

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    As she finished, the other woman spoke. Arianna had dismissed her initially, but now she gave her a more appraising glance. Tall but scrawny, the woman was the very image of a city-dwelling southerner. Arianna curled her lip in distaste. Stepping forward, she said, once again in the common tongue, "You chase no-face? See weak. We...uh...test strength?" As she said this, she removed her gloves and dropped into a fighting stance, making her intent as clear as she could.
    Me? Fight? Um... Bria says, rather nervous at the prospect. I'm not a fighter-I'm a mage. See? she says, and conjures a small sparkle from her hands with a word and a gesture.

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    Me? Fight? Um... Bria says, rather nervous at the prospect. I'm not a fighter-I'm a mage. See? she says, and conjures a small sparkle from her hands with a word and a gesture.

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    Arianna frowns. In her lands, shamans were rare; here, there seemed to be two standing before her! Standing straight again, she spat at Brissa's feet. "You shaman? You no...see?...shaman. You...Voi, helvettiäni, kun tämä pörröivä apina puhuu kieltä. Näytät Tempus kirottuna kaupunkilaiselta." She shakes her head, then says, "You say shaman, you shaman. You respect. You...what word? Pro-tect? Yes?"

    She'd already made her vow once, and was therefore prohibited of doing so again. But, so long as Lissa was safe, she would honor Tempus by protecting those he favored with the power of his divine will. Honestly, though, she thought, the great god seems rather liberal in bestowing his gifts upon these unholy southerners. Perhaps he thinks them too weak to survive without his blessings.
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    I think you're saying you're going to protect me? In which case, that's great! I'll do my best to make sure you stay safe too, Bria says, smiling and relieved.
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    Lissa smiled softly. "Lonely, really. Silverfang is okay company sometimes, but you can't really have a stimulating conversation with him. You need people for stimulating conversations. And stimulating... uh, anyway, you get what I mean." It was hard not to have her mind in that kind of place when these two beautiful girls were around, but she needed to control herself.

    Lissa quickly drew a picture on the corner of a sheet of parchment to show Arianna. "We're not all shamans or clerics," she said, pointing Arianna to a picture of a god giving power to someone and them using that power to heal. "Druids - that's me - get power from nature," she pointed to a picture to a picture of a tree and a river and some animals and birds giving power to a druid who then used that power to summon. "And wizards and sorcerers get their power from other places" she pointed to a picture of a wizard getting power from a spellbook and a sorcerer getting power from themselves.

    "I'm not a shaman; I'm a druid," she said, pointing again to the picture of the druid. "And she is one of these two," she pointed to the picture of the sorcerer and wizard. She wasn't sure if the barbarian had understood, but it was fun to show her. She'd have to help the woman to learn more Common... or at least, it would be as good an excuse as any to spend a while with her. She controlled herself, preventing an obvious blush this time. Why am I like this, she wondered to herself, but held her composure, mostly.

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    Stimulating what? Bria asks, blithely innocent. While no stranger to women loving each other, she has never had that sort of attraction to anyone, having grown up with the same people all around. And I'm a wizard, she adds, pointing to the book on the drawing, and then herself.
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    "Stimulating anything, really. Anything that's new and exciting and interesting. You know, animals don't surprise me. But people do. They always do all sorts of things you never expect."

    Silverfang hissed loudly in Lissa's ear, making her jump. "Okay, okay, point taken!" she giggled.

    She blushed a little as she confessed slightly to Bria. "In truth, it's also that other people are... well, good for... romance. And while I've heard interesting stories about what some druids get up to," she blushed bright scarlet, "I always think it would be a more interesting relationship to be with, well, a person."

    She blushed deeper. "But I'm awful with people. And I... have... uh, there's other things about me that make it hard to find people to be with." She squirmed a little, unsure whether to chance explaining. She didn't know that Bria would find it ordinary, only that people she'd revealed her inclinations to before had considered her a pervert, among worse things. And she felt like a pervert, in truth. It would have been easy to have a reasonable, working relationship and help to find this wand and everyone could have been effective, unclouded thinkers and fighters. Instead, here she was, fantasising about these two women. It was one thing to be secretly in love with the man, as all good women should be, but...

    Speaking of which, that damnable rogue had better get back from whatever he was doing before the wizard pressed Lissa with too many questions and she was stuck trying to explain herself to a woman who could rip her apart and a woman who could fry her brains out.

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    I can't imagine what that could be-you seem like a real nice person! Bria says cheerfully. My mom always said to trust my gut, and it's saying you're a good woman. (Of course,
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    Other mom? Does she mean... oh! She must mean that her birth mother left her, and she's raised by her stepmother. Her birth mother trusted her gut and... ended the relationship? And that ended up well for her because she likes her stepmother? That must be it. For a moment I thought she meant her mothers were... were perverts like me.

    She blushed deep. She had almost taken that as an indication that it was safe to just blurt out the truth. What would she think of me then?

    "Thank you. You seem like a very nice person too." Lissa's cheeks lit up just a little again, and she prayed that the other woman just thought that she blushed a lot. Well, she did!

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    Bria doesn't say anything in response, but does give Lissa a hug.
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    As Bria, Lissa, and Arianna continue their conversation, a man wanders his way over and stops directly in front of you. He has somewhat pointed ears, a slender frame, shaggy black hair, and a look of concern. He looks over each of you through round spectacles then turns his gaze to the doorway you just came out of. Then back to each of you. After shifting his eyes back and forth, he offers a thoughtful "hmmm" before shaking his head vigorously and continuing on his way through the crowd.

    "Listen kid, are you just gonna stand there and stare? If you're looking for... plums... it's gonna cost ya more than a measly single gold coin," the plum lady says to Amsterdam, drawing the attention of some nearby folk. She rubs her bulbous nose and sits back down on a stool, staring back at Amsterdam through narrowed eyes.
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    Arianna watches the drawings with interest, then shakes her head. Pointing to the drawing of the tree, she traces a line with her finger from the tree to the god. "Tempus power." Then, similarly, she traces a line from the book and the person to the god. "Tempus power," she says again. She tries to follow the conversation between the other two women, but she doesn't know enough of the words to keep up. When they finish, she frowns, then asks, "You...Dru-eed? Shaman, yes?" Unsure if that would be enough, she switches to her own tongue, hoping they can understand at least some of what she says. "Korkea, hän on mage, kyllä?" she asks as a beginning, pointing at Bria. "Hän luulee, että kaikki hänen voimansa tulevat näistä kirjoista. Mutta ne kirjat eivät voi antaa valtaa; ne ovat vain esineitä." Then she points at Lissa. "Olet shamaani, ehkä druidi? Luulet, että voimasi tulee puista. Mutta puut eivät ole elossa. Heillä ei ole sielua. He eivät voi myöntää valtaa. Ainoa todellinen voima tulee Tempusista, suuresta sodan herrasta." She points upwards. Flexing her muscles, she adds "Se on taistelu ja voima, jota hän siunaa." She points at Lissa again. "Käytät luonto-maagisia suojaamaan itseäsi ja perhettäsi parantamaan ystäväsi. Tempus on tyytyväinen näihin tarjouksiin." Pointing back to Bria, she adds, "Tämä mage, hän käyttää maagisiaan tuhoamaan. Tämä myös suosii Tempusia." Pounding herself on the chest, she continues, "Käytän Tempus-lahjaa kattamaan viholliseni palasiksi; Minä kiellän heidät pääsemästä sotamalleihin. Joka päivä annan suurelle Herralle Tempukselle voiman tai veren tarjoamisen, ja hän on tyytyväinen." Then, as though in ritual prayer, she concludes, "Me kaikki toimimme vain Tempus-ohjelmassa. Suuri Herra on kaikki."

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    The tall one, she is a mage, yes? She thinks all her power comes from those books. But those books cannot give power; they are only objects. You are a shaman, maybe druid? You think your power comes from the trees. But the trees are not alive. They have no soul. They cannot grant power. The only true power comes from Tempus, the great Lord of War. It is battle and strength that he blesses. You use your nature magics to protect yourself and your family, to heal your friends. Tempus is pleased with those offerings. This mage, she uses her magics to destroy. This also pleases Tempus. I use the gift of Tempus to carve my enemies into pieces; I deny them entry into the Halls of War. Each day I give the Great Lord Tempus an offering of strength or blood, and he is pleased. We all serve only Tempus, in all we do. The great Lord is all.


    As she finishes speaking, the man approaches her, stares at her, then shakes his head. Her eyes go wide in anger as he starts to walk away. Have these southerners no honor? she thinks incredulously. The shamans I can forgive, and their king is karhun kyynärpää, but this is too much. Without a thought, she grabs for the back of the man's neck, intending to force him to honor the shamans that he so rudely dishonored.

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    One of my players: "I hate you. I spent like...3 hours pouring over lists of items for bards. Reading, learning, analyzing, trying to improve my knowledge of the game, as I have a major decision coming up. You know what I decided after all of this? Vest of Resistance +3. Simply because you are that evil. No Cloak of Charisma, no Bardic Music enhancers. NOPE. VEST OF RESISTANCE."

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    [[Because apparently editing them into the previous post didn't work...]]

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    One of my players: "I hate you. I spent like...3 hours pouring over lists of items for bards. Reading, learning, analyzing, trying to improve my knowledge of the game, as I have a major decision coming up. You know what I decided after all of this? Vest of Resistance +3. Simply because you are that evil. No Cloak of Charisma, no Bardic Music enhancers. NOPE. VEST OF RESISTANCE."

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    Amsterdam returns to the three women.
    “Hey ladies! I recently had a nice conversation with one of the locals and she said that she believes that the wand isn't in the city anymore. Let's split up and gather some more informations about it, because the woman beliefs that there is no wand at all!

    By the way, I'm Amsterdam!
    he says and bows over for the ladies.

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    Lissa embraced Bria softly, but even the simple hug was enough to set her feelings on fire. It felt as though this woman contained all the warmth and love in the world, but the feelings didn't come without a sense of guilt. Lissa knew that this wasn't right - the way she felt, the way that simply holding this woman - this woman - made her feel hot. I want to kiss her, she thought, but it's not right. Just have to find the right man, then I won't feel like this any more... right?

    She let go when the wizard started to pull out of the hug, then as the barbarian babbled, she stared into the distance. "I don't mean to alarm you, but we're being watc..." Arianna stormed off partway through, and Lissa sighed. "Never mind. I'm sure she'll sort it out."

    "Oh, hey, man," she said to the, well, man as he came back. "Lissa. Nice to meet you. Uhm, but I'm no good at gathering information about anything, really."
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