5th to 7th of quickern
oh jeez what a week. Father Sent me here to do trade and make connections i doubt this is what he had in mind.
After getting back home from that awful ordeal with those thieving bullies who left me for dead in the forest tied to a tree only to have the near godlike Sheera show up to free me and set me out on a quest, i wasted no time in tracking down this ranger that sheera wanted me to go with.
A few copper pieces and some kind words later i learned that he was to be part of a adventurers group that forming up and making ready to leave. so i rushed out to meet them.
There was a man named Sandro half mistaken for a commoner, but judging by his weaponry he was there for business.
Rend a towering half ork.. (half giant??) who was kind enough to assist me in burying my chest before we departed.
Doofus a Dwarf with a speech impediment, who apparently was the one organizing this gathering, there was Talk of doing trade with a settlement of dwarfs, my kind of adventure
And the man i had been looking for, he went by the name Roar. i was sure this was the man i was to find as he kept an unusual companion, a wolf. Surely a sign of Sheera.
We traveled via a giant skull, to another place I don't know where. Then another skull appeared, this one covered in moss and other growths. The party didn't seem to mind and off we went, the whole thing really upset my stomach.
I managed to befriend the halfork with the help of a few coppers, he agreed to carry my belongings as they were weighing me down. i only kept the most important things on me like handkerchiefs, extra cloths, it was so cold and drafty there im lucky i didn't catch something, oh and the ointments to keep bugs and other crawly's off me. but i think i went through like 4 handkerchiefs beacus of my allergies, the little wolf That traveled with us surely didn't do anything to help with my asthma either.. Terrible way to travel 2/10
Anyway the Roar guy was the one guiding the way so I thought surely this is the will of Sheera so i didn't Really disapprove when he said he was taking us somewhere else rather then to do trade with the dwarfs.We were how ever lead right into this giant Worm thingy that came out of the ground and enveloped my carrier serve..eeh i mean the Halfork named Rend. Everyone just sprung into action like they knew exactly what to do, there was arrows,magic,chopping. even some nibbeling from the wolf.Roar even breathed out some sort of ash like he was a dragon or some sort. Surely, this is the man Sheera wants me to follow.
fearing that m̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ ̶w̶e̶r̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶s̶w̶o̶l̶l̶o̶w̶e̶d̶ he'd get eaten i granted him some of my Magic, giving him the additional Strength equal to that of an oxen. In addition the might granted to him by his barbarian teaching he stood his ground like a mountain of livening muscle! Like some sort of exaggerated marble statue depictinga ancient warrior god. The others continued their onslaught of arrows and magic while I helped as bestAs I could with my magic.
The dwarf with he speech impediment, Doofus must have been very nervous because he sweated so much greasy stuff that it covered the ground for several feet.i scooped some up in a vial for later examination and testing, before continuing helping to defeat the worm.
Now i can't take all the credit because I did see the Commoner man land an impressive shot with his bow, while i was pelting it with rocks. but i definitely dealt the killing blow with a well aimed rock to the tail of the worm(that must be where its heart is).
After the battle i tried to retrieve some of the poison that was dripping in its mouth but was unsuccessful the bow man Sandro said he could give it a try, so i i handed him A̶ ̶v̶i̶a̶l̶ t̶w̶o̶ ̶v̶i̶a̶l̶s̶ three vials. but he broke them all.i made a note of this in my ledger to make sure i was compensated for this destruction of my property.
i Tended Rends wounds as best i could with some ointments and a few bandaids before we set off again.NOTE : Dwarf grease dose not have healing properties, and by the look off Rends face, tastes horrible.
Roar continued to lead us so again i just kinda rolled with it. while explaining for the 5th time who Sheera was and how she had helped me out of my pickle.
There was some commotion due to a mountain top disappearing before our eyes, and a shockwave of dust and other debris sweeped over us making it hard to breath, oh jeez how my asthma acted up, i dont think il breath right for a month.
Rend got hit in the face by a rock from the debris,and i coughted for hours, but othertwise no one was harmed. I wonder what happend to the mountain top.
Roar lead us to a seemingly nice place to set up camp. so while Doofus and rend pitched their tents and went to sleep for the night i set up a campfire and made some nice gefilte fish to share with my new friends. While it was cooking i thought it best to practice some hornblowing, and rock throwing, Roar and Sandro was clearly impressed by my good aim, and nice horn blowing .so much so roar had to sit down and think about something.
i was going to ask him about Sheera and other stuff but Sandro insisted that i teach him how to make gefilte fish, surely he smelt it cooking. so after a quick cooking lesson i busted out the hummus and we had a nice meal.
i think Sandro might be allergic to some of the ingredients though as it seemed to give him gastric distressas he suddenly got up and ran away.
I asked the others if they wanted some but they didn't say much so i kinda just threw some into their tents for them to enjoy later.
Roar and Sandro came back soon after, Sandro did look a bit worked up. but i guess Diarrhea dose that to most people.
The next morning i found out that Doofus the dwarf had left the group before sunrise, speaking about urgent family businiss.Thats when we got attacked by a hulking monster.
only it was not a monster. it was 'a new adventurer' come to help since doofus had left.Reygar it called itself. about the size of a Towns Gate and a beard the size of a tree. the others greeted himKindly, and Rend seemed to know the creature so alright i guess..
Roar lead us onwards.To a Village that had just been raided, sacked. Attacked? all of the above works.the houses burned down so that only the fireplace remains. Almost everything was in utter ruins.the Mountaingiant thought it funny to pick me up and roll/throw me into a shed as i tried looking around the ruins for any Valuables. i don't like the giant man, i think he gets off on bullying lesser beeings.A trait that is all to common in creatures bigger then others. . just wait untillSheera awards me for completing her tasks and i don't know.. Bestows me with some ancient strength like in the tales my grandmas read to me l̶a̶s̶t̶ ̶w̶e̶e̶k̶ when i was little. then we'll see who's the weakling!
Sandro found an eleven arrow tip amongst the burned rubble. did elves really do this? all i found was a finger.oh.. right that is still wrapped in my handkerchief..eeew..
Roar found some tracks that lead out of the village and said we had to follow them, so we did.It was starting to get dark so we stopped in a clearing near a nice little pond. while the others talked about Something i thought it was a good opportunity to make a fire and boil some water to replenish our waterskinns.as i put the kettle on everyone is just Staring off into the forest.
What had drawn everybody's attention was a magnificent looking creature,Like a a forest and a wolf had a baby.this creature would be it, Surely this is a sign from Sheera that im on the right course. As the party steers on, the creature speaks inside my mind, and by the look of the others, in theirs swell. now i don't really
remember what it was, as i was eating at the moment and that sorta muffled the voice alittle bit. But whateverit said it was enough for Roar to stand completely down and to warrant a berserk charge from the hillbrute and his college Rend ( i thought you were cool rend.).
As killing a creature that clearly was in Sheera's service felt wrong i took Roar's side in this. Sandro used some magic to communicate further with the creature and said that it said it was after vengeance. Roar explained that the Two Barbarians had burned down a forest for some reason that baffled me. and that was why the Creature was here seeking vengeance. I was told to it best to stay out of it.
Now. since my journal might be used as evidence i have to go into a little bit of details first before continuing.According to Roar there are some laws in place regarding cowardice or desertion? of your party members.As in leaving them behind, or not coming to their aid in combat.( like those thieving bully's that left me tied to a tree.but that did lead me to meeting Sheera.. so alright i guess)
BUT there's also laws about not forcing your companions into situations like this.i have to swing by the library and get som books on local law before my next outing. So i don't just end up executed on the spot for no apparent reason.
Anyway. From the commotion over the hill it didn't sound like it was much of a fight, although i did see Rend topple over at one point. but he was back up soon after.
Now as i see it if they needed aid they would've said so right?. but all i could hear were what i can only classify as ….Barbarian Noises.
I think Sandro got hit in the head with something because at one point he stood up and tried to fire an arrow at the Creature, while giveing the Barbarians a smile and a thumbs up.. but.. yeah that detent work out. in any case it didn't
take the ragebrothers to slain the beast but that did not seem to sathe h̶i̶l̶l̶b̶r̶u̶t̶e̶ Reygar bloodlust as he came walking up
to roar and punching him in the face so hard that roars cloake seemed to flow in an ethereal wind, but roar himself didn't
budge much ( sheera surly has granted him great strength)h̶i̶l̶l̶b̶r̶u̶t̶e̶ Reygar started shouting at us for not helping in the fight despite them barely havening any scratches on them, and was saying he was going to execute Roar on the spot for it. Rend pulled a knife and shoved Sandro into the pond.The party was now at an Tiefling Standoff.
Roar kept his composure and said that h̶i̶l̶l̶b̶r̶u̶t̶e̶ Reygar was not the only one to brake the laws in this case as he had just charged off on a whim. but the Giant's bloodlust was up and he was set on executing Roar. Not sure what kept him from doing so, as i doubt theres anything any of us could done to stop it.
Thus the Standoff with the playground bullies continued. Sandro tried to brake the ice but was promptly ignored.
I could sense Roar weighing the his options, and im glad he chose the one he did, as i have no doubt what the outcome of the battle would've have been.Roar simply walked off,as if darning Raygar to make good on his threats.I was eager to follow him.
but Rend was still in possession of my backpack. And i was not about to return withouth my belongings a second time. But as he was still in an intense Staring contest with Sandro i had to climb him and retrieve my things.This must be what its like to ride a wild horse, because Rend started kicking and moving to shake me off, thinking this might be what starts the allout fight i panic and blew my Signal whistle hoping for roar or anyone to come to my aid, Reygar the bully that he is smacks the whistle away from me,(thank Sheera he didn't actually hit me!) i tore off my backpack room Rend and Ran after Roar, stopping only to look back at Sandro, surely he would come to his senses and come with us. But alas, he stayed with them.
Roar made us walk for a while before deciding it was time for camp. The night passed uneventful
Giants makes horrible companions.. 1/10 would not adventure again.
We made our way back to the skull transport thingy's and eventually back to town.I think Roar will take this matter of death threats to court, and i will agree to be a witness or help in anyway.This place is not lacking of brutes, and i will do whatever is in my power to see that they are brought to justice. in this case, And especially in the case of those two who left me tied to a tree!
But for now i need to get more healing ointments and Roots from the alchemists, and see a doctor as i think im about to get a ear or sinus infection from all the strange things iv been exposed to on this trip ( Big dried mucus marks on the ) paper. Ooh jeez, and i better buy some more Handkerchiefs too. I wonder if anyone has caught all my pigs yet..
Signed : Bodel Hershel faystein
GeFilte Fish recipe
3,5 pounds of white fish.
1 cup Cold water
Dash of Matzha meal
Fish heads/bones/skinn for 'stock'
1. Place the reserved bones, skin, and fish heads in a wide, very large saucepan with a cover.
Add the water and 2 teaspoons of the salt and bring to a boil. Remove the foam that accumulates.
2. Slice 1 onion in rounds and add along with 3 of the carrots. Add the sugar and bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes while the fish mixture is being prepared.
3. Place the ground fish in a bowl. finely chop the remaining onions, the remaining carrot, and the parsnip; or mince them by hand.
Add the chopped vegetables to the ground fish.
4. Add the eggs, one at a time, the remaining teaspoon of salt, pepper, and the cold water, and mix thoroughly. Stir in
enough matzah meal to make a light, soft mixture into oval shapes, about 3 inches long. Take the last fish head and stuff t
he cavity with the ground fish mixture.
5. Remove from the saucepan the onions, skins, head, and bones and return the stock to a simmer. Gently place the fish patties in the
simmering fish stock. Cover loosely and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Taste the liquid while the fish is cooking and add seasoning to
taste. Shake the pot periodically so the fish patties won't stick. When gefilte fish is cooked, remove from the water and allow to cool
for at least 15 minutes.
6. Using a slotted spoon carefully remove the gefilte fish and arrange on a platter. Strain some of the stock over the fish, saving the rest in a bowl.
7. Slice the cooked carrots into rounds cut on a diagonal about 1/4 inch thick. Place a carrot round on top of each gefilte fish patty.
Put the fish head in the center and decorate the eyes with carrots. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with a sprig of parsley and horseradish.
Bodel – Simen/Tzark
Dolphus – Jimmy (left early)
Sandro – Iron (?)