Well, things have become quite interesting in a short amount of time. I found an flyer saying they were hiring temporary guards to keep a mine safe from goblins. Any chance to take out goblins, I will always be in the front lines. Of course, Vari was up for flying anywhere. I was a bit nervous I would have to get to know a bunch of strangers, but thankfully, Thurirl happened to be signing up as well, so I didn’t feel so alone.
The group I am with is…quite diverse. A couple of humans, male and female, Thurirl is a Saurian, but I am pretty used to that. There is Vari, but he is pretty much my family. But someone…odd joined. An ogre, he doesn’t speak a lick of Melios, so there is that language barrier, though thankfully Jashmid (I think is his name) translates for him and for us. Isabis Julinka Estolin….you know, I think I will just call her Isabis, well, Isabis, she seemed quite surprised when I told her where me and Vari come from. Don’t know why I told them that…Thurirl knows, but he had to prod me for information. I don’t like thinking of what happened…it just makes me and Vari upset….
….Anyway, we got to the mine and did our job. It was quiet for a few days and Vari enjoyed flying around the mountains and speaking with the other drakes that lived there, though he did pester me to buy him a cow. He knows I can’t afford a cow right now! But the quiet didn’t last, goblins attacked, probably attracted to Vari when they saw him hanging around the mine. Of course we slew them, the goes off in expletive. But as soon as the battle was over, Vari heard the cries of a female drake crying for help. Of course me and Vari went to see what was wrong, I think the others had trouble keeping up.
We arrived to find an older female Drake and she told her baby had been stolen by goblins. insert another expletive She was too big to follow them, but Vari is still young, so he was able to squeeze into the tunnel and followed their trail. We got ambushed, but it was nothing we couldn’t handle. We finally found where they were holding the yearling and found they had stolen two other babies, one of which we were too late to save. Long story short, we destroyed them and saved the two remaining babies, both of whom clung to Vari which is understandable. One of them even let me hold her! Hmmm…I miss holding a baby drake, I used to carry Vari around all the time….
Well, we were able to return the little girl back to her mother, as well as the other female to her mother. We were given a reward and seemed to become celebrities to the drakes in that area. But our guard duty came to an end and we got paid our wages, Vari even got a bronze cow statue! He isn’t sure what to think, but I will probably sell it and try to buy him a cow or goat with the silver I get. With all he has done, he deserves it. When the mail came, I had to…well, seperate myself from the group. Can’t help but feel a bit jealous that everyone gets mail from someone…I don’t have anyone to get anything from. All I have is Vari.
I thought our group would have split after that, but Isabis got a letter from her father, asking her to go help a friend. She asked us to come along and help. I agreed because, well, I have no where to really go and I find it nice being around others. Two more joined us before we left, another drake and an elf. It should be good for Vari to have another drake around, this one seems older and bigger, he can teach Vari things I can’t.
Our next mission seemed to be to go to an old elf ruin and find a music box, simple, right? Sometimes things aren’t all that simple. Wolves caught our scent and attacked. We took out most of the pack, Thurirl seemed very upset by it. I guess I can understand, they were only trying to survive. But the world isn’t perfect or fair. The ogre, who’s name is Grok, drove them off and we were able to search the rest of the ruins. We did find the music box, plays such a pretty tune and the others were surprised by it’s condition. If only it was so easy to say we found the box and left. A stone monster we probably disturbed woke up and attacked us! Poor Vari, he got some pretty bad bruises. But we were able to take the creature down and Isabis healed Vari’s wounds right up.
I found a pair gloves that looked almost brand new and Isabis says I could probably sell them for a nice piece of silver. I have no use for gloves, so I will probably take her advice. Going to stop for now, night is coming and Vari doesn’t do well in the night time, plus, I am plenty tired myself. Hopefully, the next morning will be peaceful.
- thoughts of Malaina