Thothwick nodded at Hoptet, who was ordering another drink from Scheherazade, gesturing him to join them at their table.
Waterbrick Down, on 09 December 2012 - 06:15 AM, said:
Skrall strode back into the hall, a group of newer heroes had settled at one of the tables, so he bid the Thothwick, Arthur, and Benji to another. "Now then, Mr. Thothwick, I don't think I ever got from whence you came, yer experiences prior to our meeting in Dastan and all of that."
"Well... that's certainly a long tale. Not interesting to all whom hearing it, and few have. One must give you an abridged version. I'm a native from the Mistlands
, specifically the Capuchin
region, where one was born into - and as such, became a member of - their peerage system. Circumstances came to circumstance, and one left. One came to Eubric
, where resided for many years. I left, though in search of what, I know not. I made port in Charis
(where I resided for little over a year), then Miranda
(proving too close to my motherland, saw me reside there for only several months), then Carthago
(one does not approve of too much sand, but I stayed there for a few years), and, eventually, returned to Eubric
, following a pen-pal relationship with my cousin, Byblos
. He helped me to find Heroica. My first Quest was where I first encountered the dreaded Witch, Wren
. Being up against more experienced combatants saw me spending the majority of my Quest incarcerated. I was later tasked by the Ziegfrieds
to find a cure for Ms. Ziegfried, matriarch of the Ziegfrieds, who had fallen into a coma. We journey to Salmanda, where we found a child of the Ziegfrieds who had been a stowaway on our boat. In a moment I relieve over and over in my head, we allowed him to travel with us. He fell gravely ill, and a Witch, Baba
, tricked us of him. He hasn't been seen since... it was not an entirely wasted journey. We had the ingredients necessary to save Ms. Ziegfrieds life, and I met my beau, Hoptet-"
"Hello. I Hoptet. I was Metasimian of Orang Pendek, and was captured from Mistlands by Salmanda-man. I saved by heroes, and became to Eurbic. I no been on Quest yet."
"Soon, Hoptet, soon. We saved him from a Menagerie, not speaking one word of Humanish. I acted as a translator betwixt him and my party. He had decided to return with us to Eurbic, so I taugh him Humanish. We became close on the fortnight-long journey back, and haven't looked back. We as a party lost poor Master Ziegfried, but I got much more. My next Quest also saw me up against Wren, this time thwarting the efforts of her and her ilk in Dastan, as I'm sure you, Mr. Skrall, well know. One then was hired to find a lost boy - with Mr. Carvenhall here - who turned out to be an undead child, who had joined (whether willingly or not) a cult of Zoot worshippers, lead by the reanimated remains of one of the Ziegfrieds, who turned out to be the one responsible for putting the Ziegfieds matriarch in the coma. We fought against her undead minions and a large demon, and, in the end at least, had a relatively successful Quest. Fate allowing, it appears our next Quest will be the defeat of Wren."
Rubbing his throat, Thothwick hailed Scheherazade. "A sherry, please. Thank goodness I only told you chaps the abridged version, or I'd have lost my voice!"
"So, please do tell, what is behind the lives of you three gentlemen, so that we may discuss what is in front of them."