Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Merin's Memories of Recent Conversations said:Merin says, "I agree. And we've already seen that the Maldrog exist in a closed-off, tight-knit society. A Maldrog smith is not going to leave Bergbaulager to come here. So we need to look elsewhere for a smith. And I think I know where to start. Bergbaulager is a large settlement, but because of the way its society is structured, it's like one, big, family commune. That's why no one wants to leave; they're all related and important to one another. We need to find a place whose population is comprised of people from all over, like a big, melting pot. A place like that would support a large enough, and varied enough, demographic to suit our needs. Ladies and gentlemen, I think the best place to look for a new smith would be Boga City. As for finding people to advance our training, I think we might find them in Boga City as well. What say all of you? Road trip?"
Sylen rolls his eyes."I am honored, Lord Sylen...
Kwargrow said:"Our journey to Boga City was not merely for trade...
Slythe Ghostwalker is short for a Norikadian, but those features are too distinctive to miss. He stands and touches Kwicker's right wrist. Even in such simple movements, the competence of his battle prowess is evident. The Bajinin puts on a sheepish expression and puts away the knife. Slythe makes a point to shakes everyone's hand.Kwargrow said:"We are attempting to start our own silk caravan in competition with Asylim. We have the silk and the pine oil, and of course the pride of Southroad Fair is our leatherwork.
Sylen begins again.Kwargrow said:"Are there any quests you need accomplished in order to prove our commitment to a mutually beneficial arrangement?"
It is bad enough that I had to create some titles for us just to appease the general public
I am from Asylim
Kwicker, who is still pacing about the room, albeit sans knife since Ghostwalker brought to his attention what he was doing, roars laughing....your Captain pacing about twirling his blade does make one nervous... (Saemund unconsciously moves his hand to his axe)
Kwicker stops being silly and looks over at Sannit and Bolo. He starts pacing around again, obviously considering how to respond."Most of our group comes from the old silk caravan, which was disbanded violently. In the new caravan that we passed on the way here, some of the old caravan members are still working, collared like animals and kept in servitude by threat to their loved ones back in Asylim. In order to free our old friends to follow their own lives instead of the greed of the Magisters, I am forming a plan to sneak into Asylim and save the prisoners. Would their families be kept in a single location, or would they imprison them in their homes?"
Kwicker said:"...Anyway, Contadino Cotone is the oldest Magister. He really is a good guy. He cares about the people and about trade...What I can tell you is that in order for the power shift to work, the people behind it will need to take out Cotone. Until he is out of the way, they will not succeed."
Sylen said:"...I can not convey in words my amazement and enjoyment at seeing a group of Benders so young to portray such benevolence."
Kwicker said:"...If killers are involved, then Molo Pesce must be involved..."
If that is the case, then perhaps we could pay Molo a fee to become non-involved, i.e., pay him to tell Saucy Drip (that's our nickname for our common enemy, Suausedeserp, the young Magister who is orchestrating all of this) that all of his men are busy with other contracts.
My guess is that these families are under surveillance not capture.
Then we should seek out Cotone, at some point in the future, and offer to protect him, and perhaps even serve him for a time, in the interests of getting ourselves on the "inside" of Asylim.
Sheldon runs his left hand through his hair, pulling it back from his face."That will make this even easier. It might take them awhile to notice anyone is missing. Once we get inside the city we can contact them and see how they feel about relocating from Asylim. The danger is minimal, but the potential payoff is huge."