Unsettled Grounds

Side Session 3a: Into the Arena

The warriors guild gave us our reward for retrieving their cart, but could offer us no new information on the book of jade or new quests. We asked around for something to do, and they suggested that we visit the arena. thresh went with me to the arena whileTyra and Sparrow went off to find some information about the book of jade.

The arena in Hailbear was less impressive than the ones I’ve seen back in Agios. It was about half full, meaning only 200 or so ‘townies’ would see me kick ass.

Today was aleday, a special event that was designed to kill goblins.

Tyra the Terrible

Session 2
I think it’s safe to say I don’t trust anyone, not even myself sometimes. Nova still thinks there’s a dragon to kill. For someone who has had such a privileged upbringing, he certainly is dumb. Nucam is exactly how I read it would be. We walked into a town that was poor, run down, filthy and apparently about to be over ridden with goblins. Tork went to go kill some yellow goblins and that lead us to pick up some other pathetic creatures to join our small party. As long as we don’t get too side tracked, I want it soon.

The jumping elf, Thresh seemed to go on forever about how the goblins have over-taken the town (city?) of Nucam and that we should help them save the place. I don’t fuckin’ care about some piss ant little town, as long as I get my book! Thresh brought us to this tiny gnome, Sparrow, and my ovaries seemed to kick in and I started feeling horrible, and really pissed off the fuckin’ goblins were ruining her town. Ok let’s go get the mother fucker’s! But I don’t want to do any more killing than I have to! I can leave that to Nova, he seems to love killing shit. The gnome tried walking at the back of the group, but I’m no one’s fool. I don’t trust these two and they shouldn’t trust me or Nova for that matter. I was glad when they showed up. It will take Nova’s mind off the non-existent dragon and lead me right to where I need to be. I was beginning to think he might try and ditch me, but the sound of saving a village from goblins might be what makes him a legend after all.

We walked away and found the remains of some dead mules and soldiers. Upon closer investigation, there was a goblin alive under one. I tried to ask him nicely for information and in return we would help him out from under the mule. He spit at my feet and I must have looked pissed, because Nova swatted him with this tail almost knocking the goblin out. I asked again and put in the condition that if he decided to spit at me again I would let Nova kill him. Ha, Ha! Nova is SOOOO under my powers and he doesn’t even realize it! Ok back to the goblin, he too understood that I was in charge and spilled everything, where the camp was and how many were there. However it was obvious that he too is a poor dumb creature that can’t even count. Nova wanted to kill him, but I had given him my word that if he talked he could go free. The stupid goblin wouldn’t fuckin hold still while the elf cut him free and in his attempt to get away from the mule and from our party, he scratched me. The fucker scratched ME! Well, as much as I don’t really like killing shit, his fucker had pissed me off for the last time and I put a bolt in his ass. I walked over and spit on him as I pulled it out of his dead, convulsing body.

The little gnome child is so cute! She just flutters away and then she comes back it is like she was never gone. She scouted up ahead and found the camp. Nova and the elf did most the dirty work, killing the goblins. I only had to command the goblins to sit and let the warriors take care of them. I did have to put a bolt in one, but the little shit tried to shoot an arrow at me. Little fucker. Who the fuck does it think it is. NO ONE shoots at me and gets away with it! I tried to help the cutie gnome as she was being chased by the goblins, but I am not powerful enough, not yet, but I will be, soon. After the goblins were destroyed, I looked around the camp, separating myself from the rest of the party. I found a gem buried in the ground. I slid it in my pocket, it’s my own. My gem!

Session 1

I didn’t like killing those goblins. It kind of made me throw up a little in my mouth. But I have to be in the warrior Guild in order to get to it. I must get to it. Once I do, I will have everything I have ever wanted.
Nova has too big of an ego to realize I am using his sorry ass. I need it. I spent most my time on the reading and looking out into the water. I as I do so, I wonder what has driven me to do this. I know I can’t it without Nova, I need his skills as a warrior to get me safely to the it and back again.

All my life they have been preparing me for this task: reading, memorizing, learning. I have spent my life closed up in rooms, I’m finally free! Someone has always given me the orders, now I give the orders. Start small and give them to just one or two, then I will have thousands, millions at my control. Yes, that is the plan. Play this little dragon like the puppet he is and when I’m done, no one will stand in my way. But I see how he plays with the sailors, like a kid, I feel sorry for him and wonder if he too is just a product of his upbringing…

Nova et al.: Session II, a cart full of love

A rather boring trip to Hailbear. The only fun I had was playing with the grunts. Casting grease on the ropes while the sailors were climbing them was hilarious. Prestidigation knots really pissed them off. No one even had cards… I left mine at home. I’ll have to see if I can pick up a set of cards in Nucam.

When we arived I was a bit disappointed by the ‘Main’ town of Nucam. Little more than makeship sheds and log cabins. Tork Goblinslayer told me he had business at the Warrior Guild, and wished me luck. I like the little stinker, but there isn’t much glory in killing goblins, even if they are yellow. Besides, he smells, and he’s kinda off.

I walked around town gathering information without much luck. I was directed to the local hotspot, so to speak, the Green Devils Inn. It was one of the larger structures in town., but still no were near as impressive as some of the pubs in Agios. No one was too helpful with Dragons, in fact the main topic of conversation seemed to be around some elf jumping around on roofs.

Well a jumping elf was more fun than a room full of locals, so I decided to go out and find this bouncy guy. The townsfolk, and guards I talked to seemed to lose track of this guy, proving to be as compedent as I would expect. I had half a mind to go around the rooftops myself, just to see how pathetic the local milia was, but decided I needed to pick up some supplies to go dragon hunting.

After picking up some supplies, and asking around for some directions to a big ass dragon I started to grow a little depressed. NO one in the fucking pig ass village seems to know anything. All they can do is complain about goblins. I was just about ready to give up and tell Tyra to find her book on her own, when we ran into this wild looking elf.

I’ve heard tails of Nucam Elves, but this was the first i’ve even seen of one. Much less refine looking than the High Elves that would sometimes visit my parents tower, this elf looked far more savage, and sturdy than those frail haughty elves i was used too. He looked like he was a lot more fun than the rest of these peasents that i’ve meet.

I introduced Tyra and myself to this warrior elf. thresh, yes like as in a bird, I love these elves, told me of his peoples’ plight, and his mission to find help against the goblin hordes. No one seemed to be interested in helping his people against this goblin scurge, just try to mine the lands resources. Well now, battling little green(or even yellow)goblins might be boring, but saving a race of cool ass elves against this goblin horde, well that’s the start of a good song… Hmm… “99 goblins on the wall, 99 lame ass goblins.. one gets smash, falls to the ground…98 goblins on the wall….”, not quite an epic song.. but there is potential there.

We agreed to help this Elf in peril, and he lead us to the town hall, and his little gnome child companion, Sparrow. This 40lb gnome girl explains to us that Dane could care less about the Nucam Goblins, and their butchering of the Nucam Elves, but said that the Warrior’s Guild may be of some use. I can hardly keep from pinching this cute little gnome’s cheeks as she tells us what to do. She’s so cute!

We go to the Warrior’s Guild, and they seem to have some information about the dragon, or at least some of the goings on in Nucam. Upon reaching the guild we spotTork Goblinslayer, who is about to go off and kill some goblins. He directs us to Hent the quarter master of the guild. He tells us in order to find out more information concerning the true happenings of Nucam, they tell us that we need to achieve the apropriate rant in the Warriors’ Guild. Hent gives us a mission to go and retreive a cart the goblins pillaged off to the north.

We came upon a dead mule lying on top of a goblin. There were obvious signs of combat, most noticeably a couple of humans that were hacked to shreads. The goblin was alive. Tyra questioned the goblin. I couldn’t exactly tell what was going on, but the goblin spitting at Tyra’s feet, and her eyes turning bright red told me that there conversation was less than productive. I offered a bit to the conversation by slappy the goblin with my tail. This seemed to help as we gained a little bit of information concerning the location of the cart, and the rest of the goblins. To my suprise Tyra agreed to let the goblin go. The goblin took off, as soon as thresh lifted the wagon off of him. In his eagerness to excape, he clawed at Tyra, who than promptly took out a crossbow, and shot him dead in the back.

SparrowScouted ahead, and found the goblins camped in a forest clearing. She stealthly circled the perimeter while I sat on my ass and waited for something to happen. I was just about to charge in and slam some goblins, when she came back, and reported that there were 8 total goblins. Three messing around to the north east, 5 in camp, one of which was lying down, wounded in the cart. The gnome child, thresh , and thresh all decided it was best for the the gnome to sneak up and engage the 3 goblins to the northeast, while the rest of us battle the main group in camp. That was good enough for me, I pick up my hammer and charged in as the kid snuck into the forest.

I charged up about halfway to the goblins and than used my grease trick to try to make the biggest goblin slip. He didn’t but I ran up to the big guy(still kinda small), and smacked him with my hammer. thresh ran up behind me, and jumped towards a goblin. He got smacked in midair by a goblin, but barely flinched as he came down and shreaded it. It was barely standing after he got a few vicious swipes in. [[:tyra | Tyra] spoke to the biggest goblin some word in goblin, that well, made the goblin sit in the grease.

I was soon surrouned by 3 goblins as I got two swipes off the big guy as he crawled out of the grease, and stood up next to me. The other goblins took swipes at me with their clubs, and barely grazed me. I heard the thud of a crossbolt hitting a goblin as [[:tyra | Tyra] took out the goblin that thresh had started to dice up. thresh ran up to my side and started hacking another goblin.

I took a step back and nearly broke off the head goblin with my hammer. He tumbled the the ground, and let out a loud scream. thresh dispached another goblin while I stood over the vanquished leader.

We took out the last goblin, and the one lying in the cart before we turned our attention to the gnome child running to threw the woods. There were only 2 goblins left chasing her, and we quickly dispached those 2, barely breaking a sweat.

This elf dude is pretty good in a fight, I think we’ll have some fun together.

coolest quote: Jess,“Sit”
coolest move/action: Corey, with his ending of the round in midair/matrix attack.
smartest thing: Kalah distracting almost half the badguys as we focused on the group around the camp.

Tyra and Nova, session I: On the Road to Nucam

I’m not quite used to sleeping on the road yet, it’s these damn wings.. Oh well at least they look cool. We traveled to the Red Blade Inn in on our way to Townport. Outside the inn was a discusting dwarf, reaking of cheap beer and decaying flesh, snoring rather loudly. I saw a rather interesting collection of goblin heads attached to his waist, and decided that he probably had an interesting adventure or two to share, so I went to the barkeep, ordered a beer, and woke the grimy dwarf. He gragally took the beverage, barely acknowleding us with a quiet,‘thank ye’, but than suddenely grabed his ax, and yelled,‘Gobbin!!!". He then paused, looked me up and down, and said,’Ye no goblin, ye be too big". He introduced himself as Tork Goblinslayer, and said he too was off to the Island of Nucam, to kill goblins.

We followed him to Townsport, and to a ship that would take us to Nucam. He showed a guard his Warrior’s Guild badge, and they let him on. Me and Tyra tried to board, but the guard stopped us. He demanded 50 gold or a Warrior’s Guild badge.

The man was a jackass, I mean I’m Ivan fucking Nova, son of Thisdan and Shade, a Dragonborn. Not wanting to give the man the pleasure of the 50 gold pentance, we went to the Warrior Guild, and asked how to gain membership. Heck I might as well be an offical warrior if I’m going to slay some dragons.

Who would have thought being a warrior would be so boring. After hours of paperwork, and some medcial tests they decided i was,‘ready’ for the membership test. I didn’t know the expections of warriors was soo low, I mean I think they sent in three of the weakest goblins ever created. If this is what it takes to become a member of the Warrior’s Guild than maybe I should pay the dick guard 50 gold. After smashing two goblins before they even got a swipe off(Tyra shot one with a crossbow, the test was over. I voiced my displeasure towards this ‘test’ to Colden, some offical looking guy in charge of the tests. He got upset in sent in a few more ‘tests’. We didn’t even break a sweat.

We took our badges, and went to the docks. I raised my badge and pushed past the guardsman and boarded the ship to Hailbear the main port of Nucam.

Prequel Nova and Tyra

Another day long filled with ceromonies, lessons, and well just sitting around. Well, at least that’s if I was home. Ever since the right of passage Karl has been boring as hell. I mean, he was never too exciting, but he at least had a good story or two that I could tolerate while he was teaching me a new stance, or technique used to bash in a dragons skull. He’s made it harder and harder to excape from his watch, but tonight I needed to get out, Tyra was in town.

Tyra was a scholar… or well kind of. She often visit the local pub, and would share with me a few stories of action and adventure. Most of her stories involved finding a great relic, or thing of great power… She always seemed to be in a different world when discribing these items, or creature of lore, and i quickly figuared out that these ‘boring parts’ were ideal times for me to get a refill, or arrange for late night meeting with a local.

Her descriptions of relic/creatures of great reknown were very much barable, since they always resulted in a epic, or sometimes tragic battle. Sometimes heroes were made, other times empires fell. Each night though, Cmananged to captivate in ways that no one else could. She could describe a battle like no one could, down to each sword swipe, battle cry, and drop of spilt blood. She would always end her stories with these battles……

Tonight she was telling a rather gripping story about Shafire, a wizard who drew upon both divine, and arcane magic. I knew a little about him, as Karl would tell me about many important figuares of history, but I didn’t recall a perticular object that Shafire possessed, the Book of Jade.

This book contained spells that are foreign to the realms. Spells that combine both divine and arcane magic. Tyra‘s eyes gleamed red as she described balls of fire that burned enemies, and healed Shafire almost instantainiously. As the night grew longer, Tyra continued to tells stories of creatures Shafire destroyed using his powerfull combination of magic. I was so entranced by these stories I didn’t notice Karl come in until i felt a sharp pain in my tail, as he stomped on it.

It was a night filled with action and adventure as I fought and destroyed nearly all the creatures that Tyra described at the pub. On my way back too my room, I was already devizing ways to go back to the pub and hear more of Tyra’s stories of adventure.

It turn’s out that I didn’t need to put in much thought into my excape, Tyra was in my room waiting for me. As a Dragonborn, my senses were much more accute than even Karl and although I could barely tell she was in my room, I could smell her by my window.

After Karl left, tyra confidied with me that there was a purpose to her story of Shafire and his [[book-of-jade |book]. She told me that their have been out rumors of it’s appearence on the unexplored island of Nucam.

She also told me about a great dragon, that has disappeared. It’s disappearance has in essense opened up this island to outside visitors, who are fighting over the land, and looking for lost treasure. She also when on to tell me about the hoards of goblins that have emurged in the dragons absense. tyra told me that she wished to undertake a great adventure, to rescue the book,fight back the goblin scum, and slay the dragon, if it still exists.

It didn’t take me long to pack my bags…


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