Waterday the 12th of Patchwall
Well I knew this journey would be entertaining soon as I got the Letter from this Cedric fellow. I find it odd this humans always thing that some random item from the olden times will get people to respect them more? Shouldn't it be based up his actions to earn his respect. Although the old human bartender did say he meant well. O well silly humans. It pays well, 5 gold just to listen and 100 more to start out. That's more money than I've had for quite some time.
This party is rather interesting at this point. A interest halfling tailor, Gurley, seems to be a friendly sort, I'm sure he means well. Although I believe he might be underestimating me and some of my abilities, I mean my dancing lights definitely thwarted that goblin attack. The Axmin dwarf is nice enough for being a dwarf, not rowdy and trying to cause too much a ruckus, that's also good sign, maybe some smarts in that stone grinder… The bulky human, this cleric named Jeb, seems like a simple minded individual, I'll make sure to be a little cozy and nice up to him, don't want anyone taking advantage of him. The Ranger Laki is definitely acting the ranger role, making sure to try to appear to know what they're doing. Febble, what is he? Some sort of thiefly type? A quiet sort, but I think he is warming up to me, he seems like an effective killer, no qualms about it, I imagine he get's right to the point. And that bookly elf wizard…what's his name Shiitake? Shiscani? Shitzuki? Shacazula? I don't know…typical elven wizard, figures unless you've spent time with your nose buried into some book learning the in and outs of magic then you don't much know what your talking about. I notice these times that he just overlooks what I can possible do, He was afraid to go into the forest??!?! What type of elf is that? Pssshhh, he'll be a fun one to toy with.
Along we traipsed for quite a while, glad they didn't mind my walking, I didn't want to subjagate some random beast to just make myself more comfortable. Those had to be some of the most bored horses to have along with us while we were bebopping along at short leg pace. Definitely appreciate this Febble character doing some hunting, made the prepurchased food last a wee bit longer.
The map we were given was clear enough, seems easy enough to follow and finding those two great trees and climbing to the top was a hilight of the day for sure. The view from up there over this forest was quite breathtaking, almost as good as the view from the Great Fur in the Hornwood, ahh home. Maybe one day….ahhh I digress
Crossing the river and further down to find the ancient oak tree, nothing too spectacular happened along here, some other random adventurers that just couldn't slow down or be bothered came across our path, and I couldn't believe the ranger attempted to stop them, ballllsy! Have to watch out for that one, glad that didn't start something. I could have had to finish this journey on my own. Or at least, one less ranger. Shortly after that we found a pile of rotting corpses, apparently hacked to wee little pieces by the previous group. Glad they cleaned up that messed, undead are not something to triffle with! There was a momentary survivor it appears, but nature won again, snatched that humanoid right off the ground and left me his walking stick. Nothing nifty, not even balanced well.
Last night was definitely a rude awakening to some burrowing little critters. I couldn't believe Febble there melted them all with a pot of shit, I mean that stuff was vile, he must have some alchemical skills, or just came a little more prepared. After that it was time to move away from that stench, so finally a little extra movement and a long day to get us further down. I know my legs are short, however at least I don't feel like I'm slowing the party down.
We found the oak tree! Pretty easy to do, and then Gurley just had to bring that pony! Poor pony, looks like it was just struggling and suffering! Wish he would have just sent it back like Febble and Laki did. And all the extra damage to the forest, well if someone was trying to follow us they definitely won't have any issues finding out path. I Tried to tell them I could carry extra items with me and we didn't need to pony. Alas, seems my words fall on deaf ears at times.
Found the ruins, I knew the little woodland creatures would be the best to chat with in these times. Always know were the entrances are, I love my fellow forest creatures, such beautiful souls. These adventurers sure do go about making a rather loud ruckus when moving through ruins, not much respect for some of the possible inhabitants. Bashing down doors, trashing whatever they get their hands on…fortunately I managed to save one of the crystal jars, not the finest but definitely a relic of a by-gone era.