Journal of Aeta Tideturner
Now that Im out in the world and making a name for myself, I decided that I should keep a record of my adventures. That way, my future fans will know how it all happened and how their hero become their hero. Ill have to get someone whos better with words than me to make sure my story receives the justice it deserves at some point, but for now Ill just make sure to keep notes of what happened so that the writer knows how it all went down when I get around to hiring one.
CHAPTER ONE: A HOT MUGGY DAY
That day marked the first day in my bold new adventure on the continent of Tarai. I remember the sights and sounds of Haffts Landings celebration with great fondness: booze was flowing, loose men and women were everywhere, and the fresh smell of the sea air hung in the air.
That was until the horrible stench of murder overcame it.
I rushed outside as fast as I could, but the murderer had already legged it. Though I tried to give chase, my size worked against me in the crowd, and I lost sight of them within moments. Sensing an adventure afoot, I headed towards the local guards office in hopes of finding clues.
There, I found myself paired with four other people who had also seen the murder. The chief, a man of little patience and a little moustache, didnt seem happy about the idea of hiring on highly trained people like myself, and so he assigned us to an unrelated string of robberies instead. Though the idea didnt seem like the most exciting thing in the world to me, having much rather been interested in finding the killer and taking them down I took it on after lengthy negotiations where free booze was offered. Well, I negotiated free booze out of him.
Anyway, me and the other four, a tiny half elf named Keila, a dwarf named Orebic, a ginger half elf named DeRosa, and an irritable cow named Lisbeth, split up into two groups to check down on clues. Drawing the short end of the straw, I wound up with the last one, who I decided to nickname Hot Pants, as I didn't know her name at the time.
Heading towards the scene of the crime, it was my idea to investigate the local bar. The first bar, Sailors Rest, was very uncooperative with our investigation, but I could tell they didnt have any useful info, so I took Lisbeth to the nearest other tavern, named Red River or something like that. Inside was a shifty looking man with a knife, which I negotiated him down from one gold piece to two silver pieces with a glare alone. Lisbeth was going to hand him full price, but as a former guard, I know how to deal with extorters like him when I run into them. Oh yes and the sailors on the docks were no help either.
With the knife in hand, we went back to meet up with the rest of the team. They talked to some wounded guy and got the details of the crime, so I came up with the idea of a sting operation to flush out the muggers. It worked like a charm, as the dwarf and his half elf companion were quickly ambushed by a group of armed men and a drunken ugly half orc.
I wasnt in a good spot, so it took me a while I leapt into the fight as soon as I could, though my companions werent as capable in a fight as I was, so there were some injuries. Though I took down two of their men and their leader, Lisbeth was nearly taken down by one particularly nasty mugger. Thankfully, the tiny half elf sprayed him with a rainbow, so there was obviously a reason she had decided was allowed to chase down these criminals. the rainbow knocked him out.
After wed beaten their leader, and the rest of their crew save for one slippery crossbow man who couldnt aim at all, the dwarf showed a dark side and executed one of the muggers on the spot. I thought it was a bit much, especially since the town guard couldnt have been that far away, but decided not to hold it to him. They knew what they were doing when they tried to attack us, after all.
With the muggers beaten, the chief offered us a generous pay and additional work if we wanted it. As the mystery of the murder remained unsolved, I knew that I would be coming back to them to keep looking into this. That, and I couldn't shake the feeling that the chief was holding out on me.
But before that, we all went drinking at the tiny half elfs tavern. Well, except for Lisbeth, but that was probably definitely a good thing.
Ill keep track of who I beat and how too, just so that the playwrights know how to best write my epic battles.
Comes in packs. Fairly easy to put down, especially if they forget how long a spear is, and dont like rainbows.
Comes with the cutlass muggers. Packs a wallop if you dont deal with them, make sure you do next time because they tend to run away like little girls if theyre on their own. Oh well, scars are sexy.
Hauk (I think? Something like that.) Vulk Turns out Hauk was that half-orc deputy.
Can wail on a dwarf in a suit of armour with his bare fists forever, but cant do much about a spear in his chest. May also have a thing for dwarf that goes both ways. Drunk and potentially dangerous, but in custody now thanks to us.