And here it is the reward for putting up with those Surtova commoners a place on one of the teams sent to explore and tame the Greenbelt. If everything goes according to my plans I may have the resources necessary to complete the ritual sooner than expected but better not to dwell on this somewhere where it might be discovered. So our glorious troupe is not as glorious as I imagined thanks the Corpse for that. No paladin or other sanctimonious pricks, well that pretty boy/girl/thing Tyget is a bit goody-two-shoes but he may yet be reconditioned. He smells of secrets or so Sithiss whispers.My other companion is far more dangerous to my long term plans. We agree and that’s what bothers me and he seems slimy, his stories of home are strange I don’t know what he is but he doesn’t have the stench of a faerie for sure unless one of those rumored sea elves but I’ve never heard much about them. He warrants further study and a way to block his magic? doubt it, magic doesn’t interfere with the mind so directly and I’ve seen no components, and even sorcerers use them from time to time which leaves only psionics. He may prove to be a great “Trusted Friend” and an asset but also a potential enemy. The journey was fairly uneventful and the trading post proved amusing, our plans nearly went to hell but we managed to pull through. I’ve no love for that human Oleg and his wife Sveltana or something else, human names are so bland, but Ithril plays a dangerous game when it comes to allying with the bandits he seems to forget that subjects of “persuasive” powers tend to figure these things out and he let 3 of those younglings escape. I approve of making bandits our lawful tax collectors but we were to careless and now that fool’s, what was his name ah doesn’t matter, boss may come around with some “friends”. Unless she is particularly intelligent she’ll react with fury and a bloody counterattack will follow.And after all what if that Restov mayor sends some help our way? It would be possible for them to send someone to the trading post to make sure that we’re fulfilling our duty correctly. As a side note I think Oleg may be warming up to me he even gave me some armor for protection after just a second of prodding.
Unfortunately we are a bit shorthanded if the alliance with the bandits doesn’t work out we’ll have a problem on our hands. I need someone simple but yet strong-willed enough to resist Ithril’s prodding as a pawn perhaps that bandit Sithis wounded may after a bit of reforging prove a sufficient dagger for now? With enough tempering he may grow strong or break. Well if he breaks Sithiss will have a new toy.