Calendar Notes: Spring 8-9
Holy Rainbow Feathers.
Against my better judgement, I went along with the very random crew that keeps adventuring out of Sandpoint. Adventuring! They’re suicidal. All of them.
I let myself be swayed by pretty words again. I thought I knew better, after everything I’ve been through, but it seemed like there was something there, some hope that beauty could win. It lasted all of five seconds when he changed his mind. I should know better than to consider relationships with humans more than a fleeting thing. They always seem to be in such a hurry! Especially the men.
But they’d taken a contract with Clark Company mining to eliminate the goblins who have been harassing their caravans. They convinced me to come along. Lem in particular was quite comforting, though I doubt highly that a half-orc would be much better than a human when it comes to holding the course. He’ll see something pretty and shiny along the road and forget me, just like Rygor. Just like Benjamin.
The goblins really did a number on the last Clark Company wagon. There wasn’t anything left, utterly torched. We tracked them back to their cave and engaged them in what ended up being a protracted battle. They threw fire bombs and even exploded their own kegs of flash powder into pools of oil, sometimes killing themselves. We all were injured at some point, but between myself, Nightshade, and Arberitha, we managed to keep everyone on their feet. Arberitha climbed up the wall to capture the goblin we had been hired to stop and we all managed to escape when Nightshade’s call to Gorum was answered in spectacular fashion! I suppose it pays to have the god of war on your side sometimes, especially when beauty and peace don’t speak to your enemies.
We turned the goblin, one Dalgrot by name, over to Aisha. I’m really uncomfortable with this, since she’s agreed to pay us for the number of days Dalgrot survives her tortures. Aisha and I have never really gotten along, but this is more overt of her than usual. It’s like a greasy feeling is crawling over town and I’m worried that things will get worse before they get better.
Maybe I can visit Aisha alone later and convince her to let him go without killing him.
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