My schmournal! YAY!
Lotus Diaries volume one...
Journal day one 1/2/47...I left the monestary this morning and headed for Live Oak in Nature's gate. If I push
my horse a little i'll be able to make it in a week. I think this horse can make it there, if not I'll be running
the rest of the way.
Day four 1/6/47...Stupid horse isn't lasting like I thought it would. Why couldn't I have gotten a better horse?
this stupid animal is about ready to give up! Well I see some lights up ahead, looks like a town. I'll rest there.
Day six 1/8/47...Sold the stupid horse back in that town two days ago. The annoying man at the stables only gave me
2 gold for it, so I called him a miser and left. I began to run to Live Oak and I believe I can make it. Tommorow I
arrive in town.
Post-Midnight Addendum - I stopped to take a bath in a pond off the road aways an some old pervert was trying to peep
on me! Men aren't supposed to see nun's without their veils on, but nobody ever said what I'm supposed to do if someone
does. Maybe I'm supposed to beat em up. I just told the old pervert that he'd be cursed if he did and he ran away.
Okay, so I picked him up by his collar and shook him too, big deal...and maybe I threw him to the ground also, but that's
Day seven 1/9/47...I finally made it to the city of Nature's Gate in Mothergreen. Whew am I tired... I went and got a room at
the local inn, the live oak. You would not believe how rude people are here! And 3 gold for a room and a meal? What a ripoff!
Remind me to not leave a tip. Well anyway, I spent most of the day in bed resting for the festival. Nothing exciting
Post-Midnight Addendum II- What the hell was that crap about? Some jerks in the hallway was banging around making
a ton of noise. How's a girl to get her sleep? I almost got up and dealt with the situation, but I didn't feel like
moving. Jerks... if I ever find out who it was I'll have to hurt em.
Day eight 1/10/47...Went to the "cleansing ritual" that kicks off the festival. Wore my good black nun habit. That
was kinda a bad idea. It got really hot... Anyway I hung out at the festival and slapped men that hit on me. Of course
it was a fertility festival, so everybody was drunk and leaving to get a room at the inn. (Room rates by the hour! Special festival prices!)
Yeah 1 copper to get a room for an hour. Disgusting... To get out of all the commotion and make a little extra
traveling money I signed up for a play. I met some weird people, the least of which was Marie SilverRose, renouned
performer and bard. I met a weird guy named Cloud Strife (I could take him!) and a strange sorceress named Kalira.
Also I met Taishou-Taishou, a young preistess. There was also a bish type guy named Lex, but he was weird. For
some reason he had a whole buncha people hanging around him calling him "boss". One of his "friends" was cute, but
a little weird. It seems he tried out for the part of a preistess in the play and liked the costume a little too much.
>Ahem< Yeah well I think he found his calling as a queen... The play was silly, and for some reason everybody liked it.
I guess someone had a sense of humor. The point is I made a little money. Then came the dance. I went and got all dressed up for it and only cloud and I sorta danced and then sat back and bitched at the people around us. Sir Phil was stepping on some poor girl's feet the whole time, but she'll live. Later there was some commotion and we
went to go see what it was. It was a big black shadow fiend that sucked light and energy into itself. It
called out for a Taxil, whatever a Taxil is. Maybe some form of pastry? Weird. Well we kicked it's ass and beat
up it's mind controlled guards. That made me feel better. Well now I'm leaving with Marie, Taishou and Kalira.
We're heading to Living Valley from here. What a short, crappy festival...
Day thirty-nine 2/11/47... We reached the town tonight, I went with Taishou to the temple of Sospitias and I tried to look up where the heck those monks had gone after leaving the monestary or what the symbols I was presumably born with mean. No luck. Well that was a waste of time.
Day forty 2/12/47...Got sick of reading boring stuff so I decided to head out and check out the piddily town we were in. I heard from someone that Marie was gonna sing with some other bard and I saw Cloud walk into a bar. I sensed trouble! Sure enough that was the bar that Marie was playing in. well he went and got his big ole sword and wacked her upside the head and she was knocked out. I went and beat him up for that. Bad Cloud! Naughty Cloud! so now he got his ass tossed in jail and I hid his buster sword on him. Hey! His little jewel reacts to me too. I wonder what it tracks...
Day forty-one 2/13/47...Well, today poor Marie (the object of everyone's attacks) got attacked by an assassin. No not Cloud, this time he saved her. He busted out of jail and beat up the guy and stabbed him with his own dagger. He got all foamy at the mouth and died. Well i gave Cloud back his buster sword after he proved he could be trusted and Marie showed us her pointy teeth. Maybe she can eat Taxil pastry or something neat with em! Well I showed em the reason I lose more sweaters, those odd symbols on my neck. You know the ones that burn and itch when I get pissed? Yeah well they're thinking that these little weird features make Marie and Me special somehow, but nobody has ever come after me yet...
Day forty-nine 2/21/47...Well we're in Nature's gate today, we couldn't talk to any high Mucka-Muck preists today cause of something like today was the day to gather spell components because the animals were all mating or something like that. Weirdo pervert preists... Some dippy orcs were raiding a catacomb so we went down there and an orc got a lucky hit on me and I got hurt bad. Marie pulled me outta there so I guess everything was okay.
Day Fifty-four 2/26/47...A mage named Magus came with us to Threshold. He turned out to be some hugh Mucka-Mucks kid and his mother got kidnapped by bad guys. I hid in a tree in a black cloak while the bad guys came to get the money they wanted. I jumped in the water and forgot about my journal in my backpack, (hence the new one) and beat up a skeleton or two. We captured the bad guys alive and Magus is gonna charm em tomorrow. His Mother is still missing.
Day Fifty-five 2/27/47...Bad Guys said that she's on her way to Benden. Let's go get em!
Day sixty 3/2/47...Luckly Versuvius hires morons who got beaten up by bandits and we beat them up and got his Mom back. I agree with Marie that this was anti-climatic...
Day sixty-three 3/5/47...We met up with another of Clouds buddies in a warehouse and learned that there are a bunch of assassins that wanna kill Marie and quite possibly me as well. Just cause I make a little gem flash they wanna kill me! What the heck does that stupid thing mean? I guess the assassins are just bored and want some practice or something, yeah right. At least everybody is going to my monestary in Nesis. I can say hello to mother again and ask Mother Superior if she's heard anything about the two AWOL monks.
Day Eighty-five 3/27/47...Well I couldn't find my pen for the longest time and I finally remembered to go get one when we got to this town. We've passed through a ton of towns getting back to Nesis, and ya'know I don't remember this many when I was leaving Nesis. I guess I took a side route or something.
Post-Midnight Addendum- Hey it looks like the people here wanna lynch us cause they can't deal with a small orc band so I guess that we have to. I sometimes wonder why we do this stuff for people that wanted to lynch us. I guess we're just a bunch of goodie two shoes or something.
Day Eighty-six 3/28/47...Whoever designed that dwarven stronghold was smoking some wacky weed, why did they have a room at the end that you couldn't leave from? It was the wackiest design for a dungeon I have ever had the bad luck of finding myself in. Well we wasted everything in the dungeon and cleared out the place so that the town is once again saved! All thanks to the brave and mighty heroes, Us! Hey we need a name for our adventuring group. How about the "Dysfunctional-Detector-gem-setting-off-rag-tag-Don't-let-Lex-die-heroes-of-Justice"? I don't think they'd like that...
Day Ninty-two 4/4/47...Hey we're in Greenhill, I remember this town. We all got a room at the in. Everybody made a big deal about me getting a room, but I don't see what the big deal is. I wore my nice dress to dinner and I had hoped that Dragon Cuisine would be in the menu, but it wasn't. I had the squid instead. MMMM chewy. Dinner was delightful and i went to bed soon after.
Post 3 in the morning Addendum- What the heck was that loud crash I just heard from above me? I'm gonna go get the manager, it could be trouble.
Post 3:30 in the morning Addendum- The "prince" was taking advantage of a slutty servant girl and Sir Phillip thought there was trouble. With all the assassins we've encountered these past few weeks I wouldn't be suprised if there was trouble. Sir Phillip kicked a door in and that's what made the noise. Well the "prince" that doesn't act like a prince, got all rude to me after I made his little toy run away. I told him to keep it down and he said, "Bite me" so I did. I guess I should apologize, but it was as much his fault as it was mine. Oh Sir Phillip stood like a deer caught in the focused-by-concave-lenses-torchlight while we yelled at each other. Come to think of it i actually have no reason to believe that he is a prince, someone told me without any proof. I think he must be a charlatan.
Day Ninty-five 4/7/47...We beat up some bandits today after they attacked us, I must be getting good cause I didn't get hurt at all. All that training is paying off after all. Well, the "prince" was knocked out again and Marie had to give him a healing potion. Maybe we should make him wear armor or carry a tower sheild with him. He probably couldn't lift a tower shield. Well I beat up the bad guy magic user while Sir Phil and Cloud took out the other baddies.
Day One-hundred-four 4/16/47...Said hi to Mom, like she is any different. Mother Superior has told me that one of the sisters I'm looking for went into Tear to start a monestary there. Great, just peachy. Then she showed me a guy that had stumbeled into out monestary and was all beat up and poisoned. Holy water burned him and he reacted to the jewel. Yet another of "Us" whatever we are. Well I brought Marie and Taishou to see the guy and Taishou's healing spells were inneffective. We're off to find a cure for the poison in the morning, I can't wait.
Day One-hundred-five 4/17/47...We sat and watched the guys do some heavy lifting and fix teh wall where a section had fallen down. Sir Phil Magus and Cloud did their best while the "prince" whined about having to do actual physical activity. Oh wah! We left sometime after lunch and Magus got a brand new crossbow from his daddy. He also still uses the term "wee wee" when describing the action of pissing. Weirdo...
reminder to self kill Taishou-Taishou....for the bad drawings...