- Markshire PCs:
Frankie and the rest oâ€™ the frogs was happy ta hear â€˜bout our success cleansinâ€™ the water in the cavern. He reminded us there was four pictures we sto . . . . uh, removed from Sarâ€™s house.
On the back oâ€™ each was a thing we had ta do soâ€™s the tree oâ€™ shaftinâ€™ would get better. Oh geez! Four pictures meant four things and so far weâ€™d only done three! One, Monty had put the tree ta sleep, two, weâ€™d stopped the beatinâ€™ hearts and put out the fires, and three, we cleaned the water soâ€™s the shaftinâ€™ tree could suck up a nice drink now and then.
Frankie told us weâ€™d have ta go down into the cavern one last time to make the dirt good fer plantinâ€™ stuff. I just stood there starinâ€™ at his legs and wonderinâ€™ whether theyâ€™d taste better boiled and dipped in butter or rolled first in a nice batter with bread crumbs and seasoninâ€™ then fried up all crisp and crunchy.
He told us ta rest up a day or two from our battle with the goblins before we made the last trip down ta fix the dirt. But in the meantime, mayhap one oâ€™ us who wasnâ€™t hurtinâ€™ so bad might help him with another problem what popped up. Oh geez! Ainâ€™t he never gonna stop askinâ€™ fer things?
Frank said his tribe had a trade agreement with the Pellytes and the Grippoliâ€™s was fallinâ€™ short on their end oâ€™ it, cause oâ€™ all whatâ€™s goinâ€™ on with their tree oâ€™ shaftinâ€™! Now heâ€™s needinâ€™ someone ta bring a load oâ€™ axes ta Thane, the leader oâ€™ the Pellytes, who lives in a big castle up in Zariat pass.
Sun-Ok, beinâ€™ as she only had a couple oâ€™ nicks and scratches from the few goblins what got close to her, volun . . . uh, told Frankie sheâ€™d be glad to do it. I ainâ€™t knowinâ€™ much oâ€™ what happened later that night, if anything, cause I was really tired from all the fightinâ€™ and hikinâ€™ ya know? I just walked a little ways off, set up me tent and went to bed.