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Firestorm Peak, Letter 8
Well, the last few days have been pretty
slow. After all the
excitement with the Drugdear, we decided to stay a few days before moving
on. It was pretty odd; we'd been killing every Drugdear we met for so
long, it was weird shopping with them. But we got used to it.
For three days, we rested and trained near
the bazaar. By the
end, they'd cleaned up almost all the damage we'd done. But there were no
I met someone who sold this funny drink
that came from the
southland. He told really neat stories, so I spent a lot of time there
when I wasn't training. Or resting. He said that there were fish that
could eat a cow in thirty seconds. I guess there aren't many cows in the
I spent a lot of time at the food booths --
saving our food for
later. There was some really good fried fish, and some stuff that looked
like chicken but was all dark meat.
There was so much to see at the Bazaar!
Sometimes I wished that
we could spend more time there, but we could only spend a few days. Maybe
we'll be able to stop on the way back when we pick up Jven.
Kariya opened the box and counted all the
treasure we'd found.
She told me how much my share was -- I'd never had that much money before!
Imagine how much food that could buy... Kariya said she'd save it for me,
so I wouldn't have to keep track, and gave me some of it to shop.
I found one thing I really liked. It was a
helmet that was a
lantern too! It was made of that Drugdear steel that looked like glass,
so it wouldn't break even if we dropped it. We'd been looking for a
lantern for so long, I was so proud that I finally found it.
Nikita took the time to find out some more
about Madreus -- the guy
who's outside space but controls time. Or something. The spell gave her
these two funny words -- monophobia and scotophobia. Nikita cast another
spell and found out that scotophobia meant 'afraid of the dark'. What is
someone who's afraid of the dark doing at the bottom of the mountain? Me,
I don't mind the dark so much, except when I can't see.
Nikita actually got lost in the bazaar for a
day. We tried to
look for her, but we didn't find her. We found someone who'd seen someone
going off with her. He'd gotten her really drunk, and then I guess he had
to take her home because she got lost. I don't know. But after that,
we thought we shouldn't send people off alone in case they get drunk and
lost. That must have been really scary for Nikita; I'm glad she finally
found us. Of course, that's what priests of Torodin are good at: finding
At the end, we helped the Drugdear priest
of Azkal get rid of some
Drugdear that were friends of that funny looking dwarf that was spiting
slugs at people. I was all for that; it was time to be doing something
Unfortunately, there were only three of
them. It was nice to be
fighting again, but it would have been nicer if there was more to go
around. They were holed up in the slug-guy's rooms. He had all these
paintings of outside, and this stone furniture that was all stuck. Kariya
said it was like the Drugdear elevator, that only Drugdear could open it.
I got the closet open with a pick(who ever heard of making a closet out
of stone??), and behind the closet was another closet -- pretty weird. not
much interesting there -- just some money, a book, and these two funny
Canliss said he could find out more about
my sword when he finds
out what the funny sticks do, but we'll have to wait a bit until we rest
At the end of the Slug-guy's rooms, there
were some stairs going
down. I wonder where they go.