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Well, there must oâ€™ been a frightful encounter what took place in the camp! The poor gripplis was scattered about, with some oâ€™ them stretched out dead on the ground while others still alive and bleedinâ€™ was thrashinâ€™ about, screaminâ€™ in agony from dreadful wounds theyâ€™d suffered!
Off to the side oâ€™ the camp was a huge pile oâ€™ dead ones what someone set ablaze and the fire was cracklin, and poppinâ€™ burninâ€™ away the fat and flesh from the corpses! ! Oh geez! The stench oâ€™ it was somethinâ€™ awful! And there was cages set up â€˜round the camp too! And more gripplis what seemed to be unhurt, locked up tight in â€˜em!
Standinâ€™ there in the middle oâ€™ all this was Ebb, a boy we sees sometimes in town who I think lives with his wife in a house somewhere along Spinhold road!
The lad had a wild look in his eyes and straight off, we seen his weapon was all bloody with grippli guts drippinâ€™ off oâ€™ it! Ebb ainâ€™t wanted to talk much about what had happened here. All he seemed concerned about was the seeds fer Frank what Walis was carrying in his pack and I ainâ€™t sure just how Ebb knew â€˜bout â€˜em, ya know?
Anyways, Ebb wanted us ta give the damn seeds to him instead oâ€™ Frank! He told us someone . . or something, was holdinâ€™ his lovely wife hostage in the Spider Temple and he needed ta have those seeds fer ransom! Oh geez!
Then he tells us he ainâ€™t got much time ta waste dickerinâ€™ back and forth with us and weâ€™d better hand over those seeds right quick or heâ€™ll go about killinâ€™ the rest oâ€™ the Grippilis and us along with â€˜em! Why the nerve oâ€™ the pimply faced half pint little twerp!
Well, like I said, weâ€™d noticed his sword, drippinâ€™ blood and we was sus . . . susp . . . uh, we ainâ€™t trusted Ebb one inch or believed his story about his wife. While the rest oâ€™ us was havinâ€™ this pleasant chat with the boy, Walis and Durok had worked their way ’round behind him and we now had him surrounded. We was ready fer anything he might be tryinâ€™, ya know?
So a moment later, when Ebb flew at us in a rage, swinginâ€™ his sword like a mad man, tryinâ€™ ta chop us up into little bits, we began swinginâ€™ right back! And oh geez, we wasnâ€™t battling Ebb anymore â€˜cause right before our eyes the little twerp turned into Kalem Salt, one oâ€™ the Thirteen and now we had a real fight on our hands!
With all oâ€™ us hackinâ€™ away at him he ainâ€™t had much oâ€™ a chance and before long he was makinâ€™ a trip to Garm, or wherever the hel one oâ€™ Thirteen goes, when theyâ€™s dead. Then we ran quick to the cages and we let out the rest oâ€™ the Grippilis soâ€™s they could go about patchinâ€™ up the others oâ€™ their tribe what was still layinâ€™ wounded, here and there around the camp.
We found Frankie in one oâ€™ the cages and he ainâ€™t had a clue to why Kalem Salt wanted the seeds. He suggested we keep â€˜em, thinkinâ€™ theyâ€™d be safer sittinâ€™ in walisâ€™s pack then in the camp with him. Later we talked a bit with Frankie â€˜bout Sun-Ok beinâ€™ cursed and unable to remove the gloves what was makinâ€™ her do evil things. He tugged on â€˜em himself, straininâ€™ hard ta pull â€˜em off but he ainâ€™t had no luck either.
He told us the only one what could take off those gloves was Sun-Ok herself and sheâ€™d be needinâ€™ a huge amount oâ€™ wisdom to be doinâ€™ it. He told us if she did manage ta get â€˜em off, they must be burned in a kiln or somethinâ€™ like that what had a really high tem . . .uh, somethinâ€™ really hot, ya know?
Then Sun-Ok, beinâ€™ afraid she was gonna hurt someone else, run off into the woods somewhere and I donâ€™t think nobodyâ€™s seen her since!
Walis left a bag on a post by the Foothold gates marked with her symbol and a little note tied on it, hopinâ€™ sheâ€™d come by and notice it was left fer her. He put some things in the bag what he thought she might be needinâ€™ and the rest oâ€™ us has been addinâ€™ almonds and other stuff to it durinâ€™ the past week, tryinâ€™ hard ta keep the poor thing from starvinâ€™ to death!
Weâ€™s been collectinâ€™ magic rings, amulets, charms and potions too! Weâ€™s lookinâ€™ fer anything we can find what could give her a boost oâ€™ wisdom. I heard Aelswort whoâ€™d heard about the whole thing from Bel, met Tam the other night in the Dragon and handed her two really strong potions â€˜o â€˜Heroic Wisdomâ€™, thinkinâ€™ they might be helpful!
Anyways, weâ€™s done all we could think of, to do fer her. Weâ€™s hopinâ€™ weâ€™ll see her tonight and with what weâ€™ve collected between us, mayhap the girlâ€™ll be able to pull those damn gloves off.