High Meadow is booooorrrrriiing!!!
Things got a bit more interesting around midwinter. The town got together to celebrate. They put up decorations and built an ice skating rink. I’ve never seen anything like it. They poured water on the ground and it is so cold that it froze. Then they strapped pieces of metal to their feet and slid across it. They play a games on it one called curling (I don’t understand the rules to this) and one called hockey. Hockey seems a little easier to understand: one group tries to get a stone over to the other team’s side of the ice. They seem to have fun doing it. Yuri put the pieces of metal on his feet and tried to skate; he looks very funny doing it.
At Midwinter’s eve they had a big feast with lots of drinking. I did my fair share but in the middle of the night we heard cries of fire. We woke up and threw on our furs. We went out back to get buckets when Yuri saw a troll. It was carrying a bundle. I figured that I would like what was in the bundle and couldn’t let the troll get away with it so I ran after him full speed.
After I battle with the beast I decided that we need a better source of fire. I had been working on combining my draconic heritage and my inspire ability. I can call on the power of my ancestors to make the weapons of my friends burst into flame when they hit. This was the first time that I had tried it in combat. It worked really well. The flaming weapons kept the troll from regenerating all of the damage we did to it. We killed it and burned it. We found out the bundle was a child.
All of us thought the fire might have been a diversion. We looked around to see if there were other trolls in the town. We found tracks of three other trolls and that Tinker and some children were missing. We didn’t go back after our armor we just raced off after the trolls.
We followed them with Yuri flying on ahead. We came to a place where other tracks crossed the path of the trolls. We kept following the trolls. Yuri caught up with them and slowed them down. We fought and killed them. It was a much easier battle thanks to my new ability. We took the children and Tinker back to town.
The next day we set off to see what the other set of tracks were. We followed them until they split into two sets of tracks, one human looking and the other humanoid. We followed the single set of human tracks until we saw a figure of an old man in the distance. We saw that he was being ambushed by a group of humanoids. Again Yuri flew ahead. We found that they were gnolls. We killed some of them and rushed after the old man fearing that we would be too late to save him. We found him sitting on a stump with a group of unconscious gnolls. He man said he had been set on during his morning walk. He said we could call him Sage.
The old man asked us back to his house. It is strange that we have never seen or heard about a man living out here. He seemed a nice enough man. Still I am slightly suspicious of him. We talked for a time. He knew what I am and he was unsurprised by Yuri’s wings. We asked him about the worm. He told us that the dragon was so powerful that he could not be killed and a group of mages cursed him into a slumber. We didn’t get much real information out of him. There seemed to be much that he wasn’t telling us.
We went back to town and I asked if Bear knew about someone living out there. Bear had not heard of anyone and wanted to know if he was dangerous. I said I didn’t think so, I hope I’m not wrong. A couple of days later Yuri flew over where he thought the man’s house was and found nothing.