- Markshire PCs:
. Iâ€™m gettinâ€™ back ta last week and Iâ€™ll writ â€˜bout that now. So . . .
weâ€™s all standinâ€™ there next to the shaftinâ€™ tree like I said before, our mouths hanginâ€™ open, checkinâ€™ off the stuff on this new list oâ€™ things Frankâ€™s wantinâ€™. Six oâ€™ this, and nine oâ€™ that and shields, and sugar and sand and ice and spider silk and graveyard dirt and oh geez, at least three pages oâ€™ things!
All the while Portâ€™s holdinâ€™ on tight ta me leg ta keep me from from slaughterinâ€™ the damm frog. Outta the corner oâ€™ me eye I sees a puff oâ€™ smoke, and glory be, Monty walks right out oâ€™ it and into the middle oâ€™ our group! Well . . . mages is known for doinâ€™ those kinda things.
Anyways, Monty straight off, gets a good grasp oâ€™ all thatâ€™s goinâ€™ on with Frank and us and the shaftinâ€™ tree. One oâ€™ the things on Frankâ€™s list weâ€™s needinâ€™ is sleep spells. Yup! Sleep spells! It seems, if we can figure out a way to make the damm tree hib . . .hibre . . . uh, put it to sleep, weâ€™ll be able to slow down the rottinâ€™ whatsâ€™ goinâ€™ on inside oâ€™ it. Monty hears that, looks around, and warns everyone to step back a bit. We woulda stepped back anyways, even if he ainâ€™t told us to. I think he closes his eyes when heâ€™s usinâ€™ magic, just like I close mine when Iâ€™m whackinâ€™ somethinâ€™. His aim ainâ€™t so good.
He begins mumblinâ€™ some arcane sleep spell gibberish while swayinâ€™ back and forth, then sparks start to shoot out oâ€™ his fingers, goinâ€™ every which way! A few sparks hit the shaftinâ€™ tree, a few more hit Traudek, who ainâ€™t thought to get far enough outta the way and down he went. But enough oâ€™ the sparks struck the tree to put it ta sleep!
So, except for Traudek, who was snoozinâ€™ away, right in the middle oâ€™ the field, off we went, ready to begin collectinâ€™ all the things on this new list what Frankie give us.