The Wanderings of the Brigade of Fire and Steel

Drunken Squid

We have quiet journey, then find OBVIOUS TRAP, but go anyway. Turn out is illusion, we spend six hour walk in place in cold until I go to Abyss and see is just standing. We leave, but fuckeeng tired, so set up camp right next to trap, which was very smart. Tactics.

Anyway, right before second watch apparently we get attacked by a thing? Not sure. I jump out and punch it while is laying on ground making bad noise, and make it drunk like Rika, and apparently kill it (though may have been Bauk’s magic missile.).

Drace and Kurtwood are dumdums, but that wears off by next morning (…maybe not Kurt). Bauks touched magic item and got zapped by protective spell or incompatible magic or something. I don’t know. I burn smelly drunk squid thing body, because it smell like bad fishmonger with week old carp stuffed eel.

Back on road now, after I double check wheels.

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As i lay here
do not touch things

As i lay here on the floor of wagon, i reflect on how I’m still alive. Intellect should a main forte for me but wisdom is ehhhh. As a mage , i am curious of things , how they are made what makes them. magic being the main question. Yes we know how that lightning spell works , but how to make it better. Heck a small speel can do damage if used correctly against an enemy. but a new lesson should be this dispell it or let kurtwood touch it first.
from the mind of the blackest mage,
Bauks

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What Happened?

What happened last night? Did I miss something? Also why is my mouth slimy? Really? What happened? Rika is inspecting me with such intensity. She seems worried. Also Creena was worried… that scares me a bit. Did Kurt try something? He was coming to as well.

I am so confused now.

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One Hit Wonder

The shadow moved over the party slowly as the giant creature moved with the wind above them. It resembled a giant tick floating in the air. Bauks, Nasier, and Rika shot their missiles in at the beast. It continued its course.
Kitty felt a slender hand on her shoulder, and then a jolt. Her body contorted suddenly as she felt the ground become farther away. She stood over the others at a at least four times her normal height. She looked down at Creena grinning and Kurtwood shrugging at what had happened.
Wow… I’m huge. The Irda thought to herself. My tits are amazing.
It was at this moment that Necromancer was seemingly bored with the current state of affairs, and the large floating tick like fiend above them.
“Come here” she muttered to air, and as the giant insectoid blinked down to the earth in front of them facing away. She smirked to herself and nodded to her now gigantic friend.
As if on cue, the blue haired warrior lunged her enormous claymore into the creature’s back.
Several events occurred nearly simultaneously.
A burst of fire and fury came forth from the sword and ruptured the body of the insect.
It was quickly apparent that what had caused the oversized tick to fly, what a large quantity of gases inside its abdomen… flammable gases.
A vortex of flame and burning gas erupted from the animal outward.
Kitty’s eyes widened at what have might have been her undoing when she felt the small metal pony knock her out of the way.
She lay there for a moment coming to terms with what happened.
“Holy Shit. I’m awesome!” She finally shouted and danced around, as the Paladin stopped her in her tracks to heal her.

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Freaking Nature Boy
I wanted some glory too!

Ah, damn… always worrisome when Liad shows up. Apparently Nature boy compromised the eggs as the tree started growing on top of them. Something about natural order and what not.

And so, he gave us the order to extract the eggs to the “Ether” not until he expressed his disappointment at Nate and making Hammig slap him upside his head every moment he wanted. At least he was spilling out gold every single time. It was hilarious as watch.

And so we head out towards the eggs to send them out with these “devices”. Simple but nerve inducing every time we put one down. Once it was ready, we got safely away and sent them off.

I think we must have pissed off that beast or something because a giant shark beast hit the ship and we all got ready to attack the beast. …That is until a bubble appear then.. lots of blood and it died instantly. Nate acted all triumphant as he said what he did. Bastard. Took the fun out of this fight. Well… at least Rika does not have to worry about spells now. And we do not have to be in silence now. I am guessing party time?

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New Armor

My first set was my Masterwork, forged by my own hands from tough Krondorian steel to prove that I was worthy of title of Master as blacksmith and armorsmith. My new set is the combined skill of four masters, armed with a staggering combined knowledge of smithing and magic, working with finest materials available. The twisted damascus star metals create a stunning flame pattern across every surface of my armor, as befitting a servant of Kosuth.

I could not make this without the help of Zuzu, Gnorma, Buddy, and Drace. Their assistance was invaluable, and I cannot express my thanks enough.

I’m sure tune will change when I get bill, but such is life.

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Girl Talk
A Conversation between an Irda and a mage

The olive skinned woman knocked gingerly at her friend’s door, and walked into the brightly lit room. The chamber was decorated in soft pinks and plush cushions, as well as a small flower garden in pots. It was apt.
“It seems our ’osts spared no expense,” she said as she folded the skirt of her red dress around her feet as she sat down on the tufted love seat.
Her blue-skinned friend grinned widely and set down next to her her. “I like it a lot, they even gave me a growing light for the gerbers.”
“Did zey also provide glasses?” Rika asked holding up a wine bottle. “I zought we should take some time to ourzelves.”
Kitty cheerfully got up to retrieve some glasses, and sat back down. “Seriously, you didn’t bring anything stronger than wine,” she complained, now pouring generous portions into their glasses.
“Zere is a bar downstairs, but I zought vee vould like zomevat ov a clear ’ead tonight.”
“Mmmmhmmm…. So you’re seeing Drace tonight.”
“I ’ave not decided. And vat does zat ’ave to do vit anyzing?”
The Irda took a sip of her wine and just eyed her friend.
“Also you are avoiding zee converzazion at ’and, I believe zat iz ’ow zee exprezion goes.”
“We are not talking about that again Rika. I thought we were done with that.”
‘Kitty, zere iz no reason you are to be watching over me az my bodyguard anymore."
“Yes, there is.”
“Name one.”
“You are easy to hit when you’re casting."
“If all ov zee party iz working as zey should zen I vill not be in line of fire. Also you vould be more valuable in zee front lines.”
“You mean next to Drace?”
“Zat iz not vat I said.”
“You are trying to use tactics to explain why you want me to watch your boyfriend’s back.”
“Zat iz – "
“Conversation is over Rika. I am not going to stop looking after you, especially with how reckless you are in a fight.”
“Kitty.”
“Stop it before I start talking about your cute little babies.”
“Babies?!”
“Yes, the five you and Drace are going to have.”
“KItty! I mean it!”
“Four girls and a boy with your big brown eyes, and his wavy hair.”
“Vat?!”
“You love kids! You always said you wanted to be a mom.”
“Zat iz not zee point. Kitty talk seriously vor a minute.”
“You know, I bet Hammig and Brenna would go in a wager with me on this.”
Rika put her hands in her face, trying to gain some composure before continuing. This was her friend. The woman who had watched over her for so long. All she wanted was to give her the chance to not have that burden any longer. She picked up her head and brushed her long black hair out of her face. “Kitty, I just vant you to not ’ave to take care ov me any more.”
“So Hammig is probably going to bet on Drace proposing before the kids, but I think he’ll wait until after the first two. One of them will probably end up being named Sv-.”
With that the mage launched herself out of the cushions, and out the door in a tyrade. The garnet colored fabric of her dress swatted the edge of the door frame as she made her exit.
“Tell Drace I said ‘Hi’,” Kitty called out to her friend as she left. Muttering to herself “We all know what you’re up to girl,” and finished the wine while tending her potted garden.

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Kitty's Thoughts

She watched the master craftsman slice off a piece of the gargantuan gem; her cerulean eyes widened. Kitty has taken to gem cutting and jewelry making as a new hobby to occupy herself on the ship. That and Bub. She attempted to introduce herself to the towering minotaur, but he seemed distracted.
“Maybe you should try to be more coy vit ’im. Or just tell ’im you like ’im instead ov running after ’im all over ship,” was Rika’s advice.
She would attempt conversation another day. Today she was concentrating on polishing remnants of a giant fire opal. It was tedious work, but the pieces glistened when she finished. She smiled broadly at herself. Just another 20 years doing this and she might be able to work with the big ones.

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Rika's Thoughts

The medics on this ship are extremely well informed and I am excited to meet and discuss my knowledge. Kitty has made herself productive as well; jewelry making is a good craft for her. Now if only I can keep her away from the minotaur. She is likely to chase him off the ship entirely. I admit, I wish Drace would tell me what he is working on. He was conspiring with Hammig and Brenna yesterday, which makes me less anxious than some. Oh well we have still made some time in all this which has been helpful with the fights that are to come. I will be looking into what notes I can find on this ship. There is so little I know about these beings of chaos, and chaos in general.

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Made some beautiful art
but my friends are indeed dicks...

Why…? Just why Hammig and Brenna? What was the reason for asking this painting? I would expect this from Nate or even Kurtwood himself, but you two?! Ugh… needed plenty to drink as I created that “art”… if I can call it that. At least Nate gave me a nice idea (which shocked me honestly coming from him) to paint. I am glad Gnorma loved it. Wanted to keep the affection appropriate because everyone was going to see it.

I am glad I can create as much art as I can in my room. Bauks is with along with me to learn, so less time alone. Whatever. But I have been creating art from the adventures we been through. The liches castle, the gypsy wagon, our keep in Dragoforge, the nymph and her fountain (hide that one from Rika), even having everyone in a group protrait.

Now I worry if Creena wants one of herself… I need more then a strong drink to make that art for her…

…also may not charge Rika anything if she wants one… but Bauks will not be with me creating that one for sure.

Oh. Need to talk to Gnorm and Gnorma about finding some pristine Lightning Opals before I forget.

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