…or A Terrible Tale of Cocksatans & Poisonous Lizards
According to my lunometer the new moon is approaching. I’m pretty sure my new friends will be meeting My Little Chum soon. Lemuel doesn’t seem to be anywhere around, so this time I just might have to ride out his visit. Geon seems to be taking frequent side trips. More shins for me, I say!
So, we finally arrived at Lagrash. We met Valla’s brother Aiden. He seems much cleaner than most of the denizens of this backward shithole. He readily invited us to his home… the only real building in town. He seems friendly enough but I’m not sure I trust him. After we went to sleep I was awakened by a roach crawling across my face. All of our numenera had gone missing! We confronted Aiden and he told us roaches come in the night here and take precious things, especially numenera. They collect them for their masters the cocksatans (human-sized roaches!). And let’s face it, I just don’t look as good without my numenera.
Roach hunting time! We tracked the nasty little thieves out of town and to the north. They headed into a cranny in the earth outside of town. The cave was full of molted skins and dead bugs. There we found three cocksatans coveting our stuff! I tried to persuade them but they were having none of it and attacked. I promptly got my ass kicked. As much as I hated to, I left the party and headed back to town in no condition to continue fighting. I slept… hard. And healed.
In the morning Aiden cooked us breakfast with food he found in the cocksatan hole. After breakfast we bid Aiden adieu and he asked us to bring back any food we found if we return. He’s apparently sick of the slop that passes for food in Legrash. We struck out for Uxphon.
Tick, tick, tick. I can feel My Little Chum getting antsy.
On the road we spotted some large lizards sunning themselves. They seemed to be watching us. They, of course, attacked us. I caught one with my razor ring slicing it in half before it got too close. I pulled my verred, ready to murder them all. Semiko used her patented ‘giner shiner, slicing the lizard in a v-shaped half but eventually they overran her and Lincoln, poisoning them. Though I got two of the little bastards on me, I managed to pull them off and kill them with my blade. I’m getting good at this verred business. I managed to completely flay one of the lizards alive in mid air after tossing the blade to my off hand… yeah… that good.
Finally, on to saving my travelling companions. Which I did rather deftly. So deftly in fact that I sliced off one of Lincoln’s dreads in the process. I’ll just hold on to that for later.
The road – and the new moon – calls…