Tale of the Six

Kerra's Diary: Setting Out

How to murder goblins and look good doing it

Today was a great day!

I finished my work early in the forge. Then just before it could all get boring, we heard about a missing girl. I grabbed everyone and we went to the inn to meet up with the rest of the search party. There was some talking, and then we left the trees to set out to rescue the lost child. 

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Kirrak, Bril, Rem, Mery, and Tish followed me into the woods after I spotted some goblin tracks. We let Bril take over the tracking and he quickly found more evidence of the green menace. Clearly they were waiting for a search party, because they ambushed us the moment I shouted a challenge. Of course, we soundly defeated the cowardly monsters. The rest of them fled off into the forest, but Bril and Mery followed them back to their camp.

We came up with a fantastic plan to assault the monster's encampment. Bril would distract and divide the goblins. Mery would sneak around and save the girl. The rest of us would crush the remaining goblins in a glorious charge. It was a really great plan!

Of course it fell apart right away. The goblin spears Bril was throwing couldn't even get through their patchwork armor. Dull! And poor Mery ended up fighting a bugbear all by himself. But we all charged in anyways, and the goblins didn't have a chance. As we crashed into battle I shouted our new battle cry – the name of our band of heroes…. Rac Manadh! 

The breakers of fate meeted out swift justice to the greenskins, leaving only the bugbear leader. Bril challenged him to an honorable duel, and easily cut down the evil creature with a single slash of his blade. That's my brother! <3 <3 <3

Rem fought bravely too. He's such an idiot, wandering into combat with nothing but a stick. He always says his god will protect him. I think he's being stupid… but I hope he's right. Still, I'm going to make him some real armor when we get back home. He always says his god values hard work, so if I work hard enough maybe he'll actually wear the damned thing. I'm even going to say a prayer to his stupid absentee god, just in case. 

Oh! And we found a bunch of treasure! Just like heroes from the stories. I decided to keep a necklace, I think it looks nice on me. Not that I really care if anyone thinks so. 

We brought the girl back only slightly traumatized, mostly by Mery, and then celebrated our victory with fresh baked cookies. Mmmmm. Tish and I agree on this part – victory cookies are the greatest treasure of all.


 

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