The last few weeks have been quiet a trial and ordeal for me. I have managed to meet up with quiet the unlikely group of adventurers.
A goliath named Dra’kun. He is a very simple fighter that knows less about this land than I do. At least I have studied it in the libraries of the palace. Dra’kuns main philosophy seems to be the toughest survive and the weak should die. He doesn’t seem to put very much emphasis on life outside of his own. I personally think he has a good heart but just very misguided.
The next one in our group is a bird like humanoid named Pup. His vocabulary is limited to just a few words that he has heard. He mimics everything else to get his point across. He reminds me of the mynah birds of home. They mimic whistles and sounds that they hear as part of their bird noises. Sometimes you could teach them a few words like Vedui. He is a very nimble scout and has the ability to hop from tree top to tree top easily, although he is a flightless creature. I have been attempting to teach him a few words to help him communicate with the rest of the group.
The druid of the group is a lizard man. He is called Usk by us as I am sure his true name is a bit difficulty to pronounce. He has a horrid habit that makes my stomach roll each time he does it. He tends to eat those creatures we kill in fights, no matter what it was. I have attempted to teach him the error of his ways, but the lightening doesn’t seem to be doing much good. Although, he did stop to look at me in anticipation of me letting a bolt loose on him again with our last kill. Dense creature when it comes to teaching. I have had dogs that learn better than he does. Either way, I digress. He really is skilled in his druidic magic despite his nasty habit of eating people. I owe my life several times over to him so far.
Now the last of our party is an moon elf. She is supposedly a cleric of Corellon. I am not sure, but I don’t think she really knows too much about healing. I think she is more battle aligned than healing in her abilities. I have heard of battle clerics, but never met one until now. She has a habit of throwing fighting spells more than healing the group during times of combat. If I didn’t know she was a cleric, I would have guessed her to be a paladin of some sort. Weapons blazing and spells firing to bring the enemy down. I am just thankful that we have Usk to keep the rest of us alive during those times.
Now I came to this land to learn about humans and it seems that I am companioned with anything but humans. So far the only humans I have met have been a few farmers and a group of thugs that wear red bandanas. I haven’t had much opportunity to interact, as I have been doing small jobs for coin here. I suppose I should have thought about grabbing coins before leaving home, but I have never had a need for them. That was something that was dealt with by servants. It is a lot harder to earn coin than it is to spend coin here.
Our last job was to obtain a small bird like statue for some worshippers of birds, that had been stolen from their temple. Little creatures called rat men had taken it down into a den of sorts. We as a group went down into the den and retrieved it. During that retrieval process a wand was found. I am now carrying the wand, but I do not know what it does. Some other items were also found, so now as a group we are heading to a town called Candlekeep. It is there that we will have the items identified.
I just hope that we manage to work together long enough to stay alive during the travel. We had split apart heading to Waterdeep and traveled in separate groups. Part of it was my need to ensure that a farmer and his children made the trip unhindered while Dra’kun and Usk left us behind and rode ahead. We were to meet in the town and then continue on to Candlekeep from there. Luckily we avoided the ogres that attacked us and got ahead with our wagons and horses to safety. Perhaps I will finally get to interact with more humans as we approach the gates to Waterdeep.