"I hear tell that Rock Jaws is back."
(Interrupting loudly)"Oh yes!"
"And right on the teeth 'o' the worst storm season since the Year 'o' the Blue Wolf!"
"Suppose we won't be seein' any more tradin' wagons this year..." Go to Comment
"Have you heard?" One merchant asks another as they enter the town market together. "I've heard tell of a great wyrm deciding to make his home in the lands around the Four Cities! And I've heard tell he's none too fond of the rebels harassing him for aid - he's even eaten a few who provoked him with threats!"
"Ah, you're just hearing rumors. There's no wyrm, and if there were, what'd he want with a forested land like this? It's not like dragon lairs are common hereabouts." Go to Comment
I can be very hard on these guys. Stupid adventurers deserve all the Darwinian forces applied to them. These guys were stupid. Time to create a new set of characters, and add it to the guy who has a little experience from earlier.
FYI: Did you also know that this is another rumor pulled from real life? This occured in China a few weeks ago as some locals broke into the historically significant tomb before the archeologists could do it. I just modified it to a general fantasyish entry. Go to Comment
There have been tales told in taverns and by caravaners that the city of Caulderon is once again in the skies over The Land.
You all know the story. The city was to fall in the sea. The alchemists and wizards made the city float. Now it is blown around the world by the wind.
Well some from the Western Coasts say that they have seen the island float through the sky. A city in the clouds. And that people riding Gryphons are raiding farms and towns, taking things up to the floating island.
Did you hear about those Dwarves that were in here the other night? They were looking for some "tomb robbers". Seems like somebody or a group of um, broke into an Dwarven City Tomb and did a good job looting the place. So the Dwarves, they are out to collect their "Ancestor's Due" and clobber those guys. My Man, I would NOT want to be those guys. Go to Comment
"I heard from a friend of mine in the Guard that the Scholars are up to no good. There is some ruckus in the guild council about what they are doing. Seems like tommorow, they are going to lay siege to the place, call them out to cease and desist, then demand they surrender! "
"What could they be doing in their with all those books and things that would make the Guild Council so upset?"
"I don't know", *slurp* .. Ah... "but it will be a sight to see won't it? The Guards marching all them scholars down to the Gaol. Most of them won't last the night in the Pit. "
"Maybe we should get some food to sell and some carts. That much ruckus will generate some crowds. "
Did you hear about the fire at the Temple of Light? You know, that small thing in the Baker's Quarter. Seems the Temple of Light is what they are calling the accursed Azarian religion here. You know the Azarian's right?, those bastards that keep marching their god cursed armies across the border, laying waste to everything, burning it all. Religious fanatics all. God King! *spits*
Sure I guess there might be a couple of refuges here, but the priests, they are all wrong. Well I guess the wrong people found out and torched the place. Oh sure, they call it an accident, but somebody had it in for them. They managed to save most of the temple. Well I am sure someone is going to finish that job. Go to Comment
The Duke and The Earl have The Mad on. Remember the May race, when the grand charger in the lead tripped and fell? It was magic foul, it seemed to me and most. Well there was much gold placed on that there race. Bets were not payed off because the race was not fair in the paces. Words have been exchanged. Serious words, they be. Now a couple of the Duke's and Earl's men have had at each other in the plaza this morn. A cousin of the Duke was slain. Now that it is family blood, I am afraid vastly more is going to be spilled before this is through. Go to Comment
Did you see what happend to one of the Charcoalers? It was out in the East Woods where it happened. Dang near two parts of him by all good accounts. No bear done that. No sir. Something wrong be there. There been unnatural things out that way for a time now. Some say, somehwere in that baleful woods is a HellPit spawning all these problems. Go to Comment
Have you noticed that there be a marked increase in pointy hat and staff types?
Yah. Look at them over there... some trying to be mysterious in the corner.. those others gabbing it up like old war vetrans swapping tails. And it isn't just here. I saw them turn away a few at the Black Swan near my Forge. Inns full they said. Furious the magicers be. I was amazed they didn't turn old Chelkin into a frog or something.
it is also rumored that if a dwarf gets drunk and starts a bar fight, the dwarfs will rally and slay all who oppose them. Actually no, thats not a rumor, thats a fact. I have seen it happen before, and it WILL happen again my friends. Dwarfs are very VERY mysterious creatures. Proceed with caution. Go to Comment
There are more ways than one to encounter a dragon. With a low level group it's obviously not feasible to meet one in its lair and fight it. But standing on a bleak moorland, utterly exposed and vulnerable, it can be a chilling experience to see something flying far far overhead. Something that could just be an eagle, but you never know...