Thursday, March 31, 2011

Our adventure begins...

From the journals of Kremernesh Mommanpopple...

My companions and I arrived at the city of Corvesa to much fanfare and celebration. Well, not really but one likes to think that others find their presence to be of some kind of note. I am sure that my companions and I all have great things in store for us in the future, we just need to find them is all.

As befits a man of trade, I had made a few items to sell once we arrived in the city as a means of raising some ready cash if necessary. Not much, but enough that I enlisted Lee's help in carrying my stock to the Merchant District to see what this bustling metropolis had to offer. No sooner had we arrived in the district when a young urchin handed us a flyer which said that a Michael McMurray was looking for adventurers to find magical items for him which he would then purchase at a reasonable price.

No sooner had we finished reading the flyer when another gentleman approached us, telling us that we should stay away from McMurray and his shop and instead work for him. His name was Gregor Libenstall and he was affiliated with the university. As luck would have it they were also interested in procuring magical items in exchange for cash and asked about retaining our services.

Before we had a chance to discuss the more important details of such a proposal, Michael McMurray arrived on the scene as well and the two of them started arguing with each other. Not wanted to see the two men come to blows, I attempted to maneuver Gregor away and was unjustly accused of trying to pick his pockets! The nerve of this humans! Just because their heads are in the clouds they think they are so much better than the rest of us. But I digress...

The argument became even more violent then as the two men began blasting each other with magical spells! Needless to say we quickly left the two of them before the watch arrived. No need to involve ourselves in such feuds when we had just arrived in town.

After some debate between Lee and myself, we decided that it would be best to find some kind of storage facility for my trade goods and his more breakable items. To that end we headed back to the Waterfront District and were able to get a storage unit from East Endrius Securities for a mere five copper pieces a day! Quite the bargain in my opinion so Lee and I paid in advance for four days worth of storage to keep our goods safe.

As is to be expected, there was a lot of chatter on the streets about things of note and a few thing in particular stuck with me. Apparently there is a Captain Montain who works for one of the five security companies and is in command of their 4th division. They are responsible for patrolling the waters near Corvesa and dealing with any pirates or other complications that might arise. We also heard mention of a Captain Miguel Cortova who was trying to secure crew for some kind of an expedition. We decided to go and speak with this Cortova to see just what he had in mind.

We found him at a tavern down by the docks called the Scury's End and sat down to see just what he had in mind. Apparently he had in his possession a map which showed the location of a sunken vessel of the island of Ixitiaca which had been carrying a valuable cargo when it sank on the reefs around the island. All we had to do was help him get a book off of this ship and we could take whatever treasure we could find.

Just as we agreed to help his with his treasure hunt, who should arrive but Captain Montain with several of his own crew in tow to arrest Captain Cortova. Cortavo beat a hasty retreat and since we were technically working for him now as well, we followed close behind. We raced down to the docks where we boarded his ship, the SS Selena Gomez, and quickly set sail for open waters.

Montain pursued us in his own vessel but after some extremely effective rifle work by Puck and the rest of the crew of the Selena, Montain was forced to break off and head back to port. There's no telling just what we have gotten ourselves into but for now it seems that our course is clear.

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