So, in the morning, Rylik wanted to head over to some ‘biomancer’ and learn from the guy for some reason. His name was Pair-o’-Dumb Dogwood, which is a really weird name for a really weird guy (I think he hangs out with Lee). I guess his ancestors created the owlbear, which is exactly what it sounds like. He also can change people like their faces or their eye color or anything really, which is kinda creepy. He doesn’t know why my one eye is red, either. He just likes changing stuff. Anyways, Rylik paid a bit of gold to learn from the guy for some reason. Maybe he doesn’t like being a drow? I guess that’s understandable, since not a lot of people like drow for some reason.
After all that, we got invited to come to a big meeting with the important people of Seaquen, like the Headmaster of Lyceum, Mr. Voltbeard (who we helped solved the case of the flammable rats), Lee Squid-o-Mancer, Xavious Foebane, Laurabec of the Aquilline Cross, Giorgio (the fancy-pants guy that deserves to be stabbed!) and some diplomats from the other nations. They talked about a bunch of boring stuff about how to defend Seaquen from Ragesia and how to beat them. Giorgio wasn’t a jerk for once, and gave everyone a ticket to an awesome play, in a show of good-feelings-ness. Rylik and Panroar were kinda iffy about it, thinking it smelled of a set-up (it totally does, but at least they’ll be a show!). Katrina (the fire-mage guilder) also was there, and she was actually kinda nice by introducing us to everyone and saying how awesome we are by helping everyone and how good we are at killing things or getting stuff done. There was also something about the Torch of the Burning Sky (Someone thinks it might still be in Coaltongue’s castle, since apparently it started raining fire like non-stop around it).
THEN some stupid guy from Ostalin had the gall to put the squeeze on everyone, saying they’ll help out if they give up a third of their land instead of letting Ragesia have it all. So everyone got all upset and everyone started yelling.
THEN someone barged in, saying that some people from Shahalesti arrived, and everyone got even MORE upset. I didn’t really understand why; sure, they’re kinda snooty and arrogant with that ‘Cherry-yell D’Wrathee’ that they tried to put on us just outside the swamps, but Breora’s one of ‘em, so they can’t all be bad. Anyways, they were led by the daughter of the Shahalesti king (or lord or master or whatever) who wanted to present their offer of an alliance. Asha and Breora were pretty happy to hear about that, but the rest of the people in the meeting got angry when she asked for control of Seaquen. Even so, Shalosha (that’s her name) seemed nice and wanted to make a
compr better deal as soon as she met back with her father. Eventually.
I remembered I still had a ticket to the show and she didn’t, so I tried to give it to her, since it was a way for everyone to be united and stuff. Everyone else wanted her to go away and leave them alone, so I didn’t really have much of a chance to say much. Ah well.
After all of that, the Headmaster called on us and asked us what we wanted. All of us were kinda stuck in the spotlight, so Katrina kinda pushed us in the right direction, saying we’re awesome and stuff. Asha and I asked if they could try to help Gate Pass (since Bre and I made it all the way here to try and help ‘em out) and if they could spare some extra cash or stuff so we could go on super-secret missions to defeat the Ragesians. Natural-like, the Headmaster told us they’ll need to find allies first before they can save Gate Pass, but they have it on their to-do list. At the very least, we got a week to burn before the show on the Royale (the Wayfarer’s boat, and nothing to do with royalty. Whoops).
OH CRAP. I remembered I wrote down something about the Royale! That’s where the Ragesian guy we captured said he was hoping to meet Nobblekat there! After the show, we should do some investigatory stuffs! Thanks, Mr. Book!
It’s a week after that big meeting thing, and we went off with Katrina to go see the show! Rylik and Panroar were still expecting for something to pop up and stab everyone in the back, but I just was lookin’ around for somethin’ to snack on during the show. Kat actually saw the show once already, so at least she’d warn us if anything funny was going on.
The show itself was AMAZING. There was this geomancer (a land mage or something) who fought a big dragon! He fought it off once, and traveled to all sorts of places to fight monsters, make friends with some other mages and become stronger to take down the dragon once and for all. But one day, he saw this HUGE eagle crash into the desert! It sent feathers EVERYWHERE (Kat and I both have one now!). The geomancer was about to die, when this lady appeared out of nowhere and started praying for help. The dragon got scared off, and the two people fell in love. For some reason. If I was gonna fall in love with someone, it wouldn’t be some wizard. They’re pretty flimsy and tend to be a bit scared when I play with my toys.
ANYWAYS, they fell in love and were about to live happily ever after when the geomancer remembered he still had to save the world. He left his girlfriend, and fought some more monsters and stuff to find a fancy jewel. His girlfriend eventually had a kid, also met those mages the geomancer met before and the kid got ‘blessed’ and the mages swore to help the geomancer save the world because saving the world is super important.
The mages followed the geomancer and caught up with him as he started fighting the dragon, trying to suck up the dragon’s soul in that gem he found (I want a gem like that). But the dragon was too strong and he killed the geomancer and broke the gem! So sad…
Kat started to spoil the plot, which kinda made some people like Panroar angry, who wanted to watch the show without having it ruined. I guess the geomancer’s kid daughter grew up and was going to kill the dragon to avenge her dad. In fact the whole play was ‘one big alligatory’ and was actually about all of the nations (all the mages) joining forces to fight the dragon (or Ragesia). She wasn’t super-impressed by the story, but she liked the show anyways, especially the fancy effects like the eagle-crash. Then, some lady got really angry and told Kat to stop talking and ruining the play for everyone. They got into a little fight, and I felt kinda bad about it. Then, we saw Giorgio wiping blood off of himself while he went up some stairs. It looked REALLY suspicious, so we followed him up to find out what was going on.
So th- w- [scribblings of a dry pen]