Curves on the journey
new friends and bird beasts, all in a day’s work
When we left Varisia, I could never have dreamed we’d experience the amazing things we did today.
For weeks we traveled south, going from place to place based on where Grandfather’s next contact was. We may have taken longer this way, but as far as I’m concerned, he really saved us. We newlyweds don’t have many Gold pieces saved away you know!
Anyway, of all places, we ran into a woman from back home outside of Katapesh City. We did know of her, and of course she knew my family. Praise Sarenrae for the influence of my crazy family. I believe I also heard someone call her a Princess?? Well regardless, she seemed kind and allowed us to join a group working for her. (DM’s Note: You met Almah roughly 3 or 4 weeks out of Katapesh City. You probably met some of her extended family or business associates when you first arrived in KC.)
Later, over breakfast we heard a commotion in the monastery nearby. I was the third one to the door, and I couldn’t see much of what was going on, except that the men ahead of me were already starting to get hurt. Apparently there was a huge bird beast in the courtyard beyond the walls. Shortly after our party arrived, a guard ran away who had been fending off this beast. I learned later that his partner had been killed by the bird.
For a moment I didn’t know what to do, I had read about battles before, haven’t we all? Sarenrae’s battles alone were common knowledge to all, even non-followers. But I had never Actually Seen one with my own eyes. I didn’t know how wield a weapon. How could I be useful?
Then with one drop of blood, everything fell into place. All my training flew back to me in an instant. It really was just a scratch, but I ran up to the elf and healed him with the first thing that came to mind. Admittedly it was a bit overkill, and he told me as much. Having been away from home for a while I suppose I’m not as accustomed to such comments anymore.
My actions proved necessary when only minutes later another man had his entire shoulder ripped off! This time though, I was ready. Already in position, I was able to more calmly select a appropriately larger heal, and reattach the shoulder. It felt good. All my years of study were actually helping people!
As I saw Reitram across the room delivering the final blow and putting the bird to rest, a small part of me did like the idea of standing beside him in battle. For now, I believe my place is to continue healing.
I greatly look forward to my next adventure with these new friends so I may tell you all about it.