Love is in the air!
Winterhaven is a lot of fun! After we came back from the temple, we went back
to the inn to party. I talked with a lot of interesting people, like the Elven
huntress Ninarin. I talked with her together with Gründahl who was really
enjoying his beer. Nanirin was very interested in that Linora wanted us to
twart the evil (and vague) plans of the cult of Shar. Ninaran did not feel like
sharing much about herself though but after many probing questions I found out
that she just killed a wolf! Ha! Also, Nanaran lives outside the village and
hunts animals and sells those to the inn. So I must go and try me some wolf
meat! Ninirin agreed and excused herself. Probably off to go inform the cult of
Shar! But, more importantly, the innkeeper manages to dissuade me from buying
wolf meat and say she is too busy with her work to sell me any food. When I
explain to her that selling me food is actually her job, she manages to brew me
up some bear meat, which is actually very good. I share the meat with all of my
friends. At least, those who have not gone to bed.
While I'm sharing the meat, the innkeeper offers Equilibria a drink from a tall
blond man in the corner of the inn. The man is wearing glasses and a flamboyant
outfit in purple and black colours. He smiles and raises his glass at
Equilibria. How nice! Equilibria has got an admirer. Equilibria seems quite
bashful all of a sudden and when I ask her if she likes him, she first denies
it and then says something like that he should try a little harder. I decide
love is in the air and to help the man, but just as I am about to the door to
the outside goes open and a distinguished looking man and two tough looking
men enter. Everyone in the inn bows and greets him as "Lord". How exciting! A
real lord! In the same inn as me! Some people free up a table for him and the
Lord gets a drink from the innkeeper.
Somehow I manage to not get distracted from my initial plan though and I sneak
inconspicously to the blonde-haired man in the corner. "Do you like the
Tiefling?", I ask him. "What does it concern you?", he replies suspiciously. I
explain to him that I could explain him how to woo a beautiful girl like
Equilibria and he softens up immediately. He introduces himself with a big bow
and explains that he is Baerwynn himself of Baerwynn's grand shoppe! Wow, what
an honor to meet him! Apparently he sells all kinds of very grand things! Very
interesting! I chat a little with him and explain how to best approach
Equilibria. He does not really seem to understand because instead of
approaching Equilibria he invites Equilibria and me to his Grand Shoppe
tomorrow. I tell him I'll try to do my best and he thanks me and leaves the
So, that was a good deed done! I reward myself with some ale and wonder who to
chat to next. Let's go talk to the real Lord! I bounce on over to his table,
but one of the guard says gruffly, "What do you think you're doing?" I explain
to him that I want to chat to the Lord but he does not seem impressed. Luckily
the Lord himself is in a better mood. He turns out to be the Lord Pedoraeg
Linora was telling about. We chat for hours and hours about all kinds of
things, like the attack on Semmir and about Sister Linora. Apparently the Lord
also thinks Sister Linora is too vague and he worries more about the kobolds.
Fighting kobolds is a lot more fun than chasing after vague rumours so this
sounds good! I promise to come by his manor the next day so we can discuss the
The next morning I wake up to the sounds of a market in the square. We eat a
light breakfast and after I tell everyone about last night we decide to go to
the Lord's manor to discuss things. The manor is huge and has lots of beatiful
things inside! Sister Linora is also present and after lots of discussion
everybody is happy because we will take care of some kobolds and in the
meantime try to find out if they are related to the Cult of Shar and we will
also check out the ruins. Sister Linora is still very vague but now explains
that she had a vision of an evil man in purple and black clothes summoning evil
things. So that's very precise! Luckily Lord Pedoraeg offers quite a good
reward for the kobolds so that is very good! Afterwards we head on over to
Baerwynn. Equilibria let's slip that a man should give a girl flowers so when
we arrive at Baerwynn's Grand Shoppe I whisper Baerwynn in his ear that he
should buy flowers for Equilibria. He quickly runs off. In the meantime I
investigate his shop. There are all kinds of useful things here! Baerwynn
returns and gives Equilibria the beautiful flowers. Equilibria seems very
impressed! Baerwynn shows all kinds of interesting things, including a set of
very beautiful gloves! I want them, but they are soooo expensive!
We decide to go out and hunt Kobolds in the Kobold lair which we have been told
is to the southeast of Winterhaven. Some in our party need to get their stuff
from the inn, but Eowan and I are already fully geared up so we decide to go
the market. Eowan buys an extremely beautiful flower for me which I can wear in
my hair. Eowan is so nice! The florist tells us that she finds it hard to get
new flowers because there are goblins near the ruins she usually picks flowers.
I graciously offer her to pick any flowers I find in exchange for some money.
And.. yay! Goblins! Might be interesting to check out the ruins anyhow!
Gründahl catches up with us and tells us that Ninirin is in the inn so
Eowan and I decide to ask her about kobolds but she does not really seem to
want to tell us anything about them.
Everyone gathered, we head to the southeast to find the kobolds. As I write you this we are in the woods, stopping to have a bit to eat, but I am sure we will find kobolds soon! Yay!
Love, your sister Lilsy, matchmaker!
6 Nightal, 1479 DR