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Iâ€™ll finish writinâ€™ â€˜bout my fishinâ€™ incident some other time â€˜cause more important things has popped up and I wants to jot â€˜em down before I forget.
I was in Foothold town the other night and I ran into two old friends! Nitha, with her raspy voice, which by the way, I think is gettinâ€™ worse! And Voran too!
Tagginâ€™ along with them was those two new boys, Jon Duh Fist, and Celadur Moâ€™ped. Jon sticks an â€œhâ€ right after the â€œoâ€ in his first name but I ainâ€™t writ it â€˜down cause its obvious you donâ€™t need that letter when writinâ€™ the name Jon. Iâ€™m thinkinâ€™ he just ainâ€™t too good with spellinâ€™ words, includinâ€™ his own name!
Anyways, Iâ€™d met Jon and Collider not more than a few days ago and the three oâ€™ us cleaned out a cave full oâ€™ orcs a bit south oâ€™ Foothold. They impressed me, beinâ€™ so brave and all, battlinâ€™ those orcs and even layinâ€™ low a giant or two! Iâ€™ll tell you, that Ciludur; got a hand what donâ€™t shake with fear, and a sharp eye and he donâ€™t miss hardly nothinâ€™ with that bow oâ€™ his!
So . . .I figured it wouldnâ€™t be too much oâ€™ a risk if I gave the two oâ€™ em a little tour oâ€™ the pass. After all, Nithaâ€™d be cominâ€™ along with her magic spells and all . . . and Voran too, bringinâ€™ his steadiness and that quiet confidence he always seems to have. Ya know I thinks Voran musta been trained in the military arts somewheres. I ainâ€™t never seen him get rattled â€˜bout nothinâ€™! And he donâ€™t smell half as bad as most other men I knows!
I give Sir Aeton a big fist full oâ€™ coin ta swing open the gate and look the other way while we was sneakinâ€™ Jon and Colander by, and off we went! We ainâ€™t traveled more than a few paces and, oh geez! minions! A whole bunch oâ€™ â€˜em! I hates minions almost as much as I hates bugs!
Well those two new boys let out after those malevolent nasty things, hackinâ€™ and slashinâ€™ away at â€˜em and it wasnâ€™t long before all those horrible monsters was layinâ€™ there dead at our feet! â€œCourse Nitha, Voran and me did our share oâ€™ killinâ€™ but fer sure weâ€™d not be havinâ€™ to baby-sit those two boys!
We pressed further on, slayinâ€™ one giant after another, doinâ€™ a good job â€˜o dodginâ€™ the stones they was hurlinâ€™ at us! We even stopped along the way, radinâ€™ a cave what had a gigantic dragon livinâ€™ in it! Oh geez! Anyways, after a fierce battle with that scaley fire breathinâ€™ monster we finally managed to slay it. Nitha busied herself chippinâ€™ away at some rock, lookinâ€™ fer gems while me and Voran just stood around catchinâ€™ our breath, watchinâ€™ Jon and Celery go about lootinâ€™ the substantial treasure they found in the back oâ€™ the dragonâ€™s cave.
The boys finally finished with their lootinâ€™ and Nitha managed to break a few pieces oâ€™ emerald off oâ€™ a big rock. So out we wentâ€™ pushinâ€™ on, whackinâ€™ more giants along the way, till we reached the cave what leads to the dwarf city, Balâ€™ynaz.
Just before we we got to the cave, we was attacked by three tigers. They was so pretty, white with black stripes! A shame we had to put â€˜em down but one oâ€™ â€˜em had hold oâ€™ Voranâ€™s leg and was chompinâ€™ away on it and he was needinâ€™ that leg, you know?
We made our way through the cave and shortly after, the seven oâ€™ us arrived in the dwarf city oâ€™ Balâ€™ynaz. Twas there I said my goodbyes and left them. I was tired from the trek, and took the wagon back to Foothold, to bed and good long rest.
Tomorrow Iâ€™ll speak to Capt. Hillar â€˜bout issuinâ€™ passes to Jon and Celeder. Those twoâ€™s ready and able as anyone else I know to brave Thrymâ€™s pass and Iâ€™ll tell him so.