What the hell is going on? Why is everyone acting like this is normal? This is very much not normal. Nothing is normal anymore. Well, nothing has been normal but this is even more not normal than things normally are.
Let me start at the beginning. Well, the beginning that began with me.
I stayed on the ship for the past few days. Wasn’t feeling so hot, didn’t want to do adventuring, wanted some time to myself. I got to thinking about everything going on, what’s been happening, who we’ve been working with. Thought about Kenneth and his joining us. He’s alright. I can get behind him and his dislike of the Silver Flame. I’m not a fan of any of those mumbo-jumbo groups. There is no good or evil, just people and monsters and you have to stop the monster by any means necessary. Anyway, he’s alright in my book, I can get behind him.
SO the guys come back, tell me about this guy and a concert we gotta go to, and I’m down. His name is Johnny Talltale. A silver flamer and Kenneth isn’t too fond of him, but I get along well enough with Andel so I’ll see what he’s about.
Plus, I gotta get off this damn ship, I’m going crazy. Thank god we’ve been away from the rest of these guys, I nearly forgot how annoying they were. Now they got even more annoying. “We’ve been gone for ten years!” “Waaaah, feel bad for me please.” “We’ve been searching for you, the least you can do is care.” Just let me get out.
Party time. Concerts, good times, free flowing drinks and smokes. Great times coming. This huge city requires some maneuvering to get around. Since Sheyba isn’t with us, we get to spend freely. 30 silver (relax Sheyba, its okay we’ll make it back) and we’re on our way to the concert. Made a pit stop for some nobley clothes (I stay looking clean and dapper and SPENDING PLATINUM SHEYBA) and finally we get to Karravah Concert hall. Side note: dwarves are stingy. I don’t plan on staying dressed like this, why can I not rent these clothes. Really dumb decision on the dwarves part.
Anyway, concert time. Pretty relaxed atmosphere. I got a head rush from the strange smells and smoke flowing around. I enjoyed it, I need to find out where they get this stuff from. I could definitely use it today. He dedicates a song to us about how the world is changing and how we have to be prepared or something. Typically cryptic nonsense. Just come out and tell us, is it that difficult? Anyway, concert ends and we go to see him.
Two beasts block the door, Andel gets us in. We meet this guy and I get drinks for the Lord Commander Iyan ir’Talan. He seems a bit drunk but no problem in getting a drunk drunker, no? He challenges Rhaegar to fight one of his men. Rhaegar, i love you but you gotta get a hold of yourself. This was stinking of a trap the whole time man! We can’t be doing this all the time.
Rhae gets tossed into a pit and of course it is against a warforged. It had to be a warforged. Fists only, no weapons. I get a good view and some bets going. As soon as the warforged comes out, the bets go in his favor. Get a good view, keeping my eyes on the fight, kenneth is in rhaegars corner, and andel is sitting talking to Johnny and Councillor Thurik Davandi. Always the talker that guy. Notice the soldiers getting antsy when the warforged isn’t getting hits off. I start getting a little worried and after he misses for something like the fifth time all hell breaks loose. People coming at us left and right, a good old fist brawl breaks out. I leap, tumble, jump over people. Knocking people out left and right. Rhaegar and Kenneth get a few good blows in as does andel. After it all ends, we get our gold (why bet against us people?) and finally get to talking with Johnny.
AGAIN WITH THE CRYPTIC NONSENSE. STOP THIS ALREADY. Things out of our hands, we have to go with the flow, yadda yadda yadda. Andel can figure that nonsense out, him and his Silver brothers. He does tell us to go to Morgrave and use a token he gave the guys earlier. Finally some straight talk.
Head to Morgrave in the morning, and this is where my world is flipped. We get in and see a gigantic mural of Arresh. ARRESH. HIS PAINTING IS ON THE WALL. WHAT IS GOING ON. I seem to be the only one taken aback by this. I stop people left and right. Why is he on the wall. What is going on. He is apparently the first headmaster of this school. IT WAS FOUNDED OVER 200 YEARS AGO. THAT BRINGS UP MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS. professors refuse to talk to me. Andel is acting like this isn’t a big deal. Rhaegar is disinterested. Kenneth is acting like I’ve lost my mind. HOW IS THIS HAPPENING. I am still completely lost and have no clue what is happening and Andel takes us to meet some lady. I think her name is kaelys or something? I honestly do not remember anything clearly from seeing Arresh’s mural. It was all a huge fog.
We meet her, she wants us to go on a quest. Screw your quest lady. You think I’m in any mindset to take a quest. I don’t want your quest. To top of it, we are doing it for free because “we want this”. No. I want compensation. If i want to be savior of the world, I need platinum to buy the things that can let me save the world. The only person with answers is the current headmaster. Did I mention hes ARRESH’S SON. HIS SON. OUR BROTHER. He’s too busy for us though. Even worse, she says if we do this task we may POSSIBLY speak with him. He’s very busy you see. Yea, well so are we. So am I. Maybe I should take your stupid magical stone or whatever it is and use it to my own ends. Lets see how he likes his precious school when its sitting in flames. I shouldn’t say that but I’m frustrated and angry and upset and flabbergasted, and LOST. They said arresh disappeared from here. HE DISAPPEARED FROM US TOO. i bet hes still alive. Hes alive and he lied to us. Everything is a lie. Whatever happens from here on out, the only person I can trust is myself. Unless, of course I find out what happened to Arresh.
I am going to do this quest, get your stupid trinket and see what this headmaster is about. i need to go to the undercity, get in some fights, get weird, and get clear this fog.