So the seasons have changed, and so have we.
Hello adventurers, we are well met I hope. It has been many moons since I decided to enter this world of reality and fantasy. Better late than never!
When last we met I was dealing with the crush anxiety. Guess what I still am!!! I still like him bunches. He hasn’t joined a D&D session yet, but I won’t stop asking. I have however asked him on an official date. my heart is beating rather fast just thinking about it. I think I adore this feeling as much as I dread it. I smile a lot which is great! I also have that tendency to over think the entire ordeal. I fight the latter as much as possible, sadly I don’t always win.
I’ve lost weight!!! There is some good news. About 50 pounds! Not close to any goal, but it’s a great start. I may gain this all back. I have decided to make 2 of the most ridiculous choices of my life recently. 1. Give up meat entirely for Lent. The thought was noble, it hasn’t felt noble at all. It has made me cranky. 2. I’m trying to quit smoking cigarettes. This one, worst idea EVER!!!!! I know, I know it’s great for my health in the long run. Not so good for my stress and anxiety. It causes problems with my food consumption. I will bored eat. Then when I actually have a meal I question why I eat at all. It leads back to that cigarette. Such problems!
So in summation: I have been making steps that seem to be leading nowhere. Go me!!!!
Now that that section has been covered we move to the return of Dungeons and Dragons!!!!!
This latest game is a bit different. Our trustworthy and tricksy DM is not playing God in this adventure. Bestest is. I will admit I had hesitation. Not due to Bestest’s ability but the lack of the D&D security blanket that is DM. She nursed me into this world, with kindness and patience. She hasn’t left us, but she is making preparations for her next journey into the life of matrimony. May the Gods be good.
So this session is kids game 2.0. I am the only one over the age of 15 playing. I’m not sure if this is something to be admired or pitied. I’ll take both I guess. The core group consists of Petrilly(Rilly if we’re friends) my halfling cleric that is a devout follower of Obad-Hai. She’s a bit of an earthy-crunchy treehugger type. Then there is Jae-tei-Jin(The Boy’s new character), he’s a monk from the order of the Monkey King. We have a half-elf(Girl 1’s school friend)that seems to be battling some sort of depression. He goes by the name Hephaestus. A fighter by trade, though I fear he is afraid of actually getting into battle to hack and slash. Something to work on. Lastly we have Vadania(Girl 1). An elf rogue with a bit of a chip on her shoulder. That’s the main party. Though we did have guest yesterday. She goes by Lia(Girl 1’s best friend.). She is Vadania’s sister. An elf Bard. A little timid, but my bard was the same way.
I will say that this session was excellent! Bestest went all out.
The game started in a monastery where Jae-tei-Jin received a scroll. Asking for his aid and assistance in the town of Kingsholm. I believe he accepted to prove to his order that he will and can be the next Monkey King. He immediately set off alone to this town and had some encounters on his own. I see a lack of self worth in him, he fears much.
Then we visited my home away from home. I live in the Celestial Valley. It’s a camp of all classes and races living harmoniously with nature. I felt the winds pull me into the teachings of Obad-Hai. While embracing those teachings my path became clear. I must use my body, mind and heart to spread his teachings. I’m training to be a cleric. Part of my training is living out on my own, becoming one with nature. Accepting his teachings, living them.
I received a scroll one morning, telling me that Obad-Hai has a greater purpose for me! I was chosen! I must make my way to a town name Kingsholm and I must seek out a monk in training. He has potential for greatness, and I’m required to help him find it. I knew this day would come!!! If I believed hard enough Obad-Hai would entrust me with such a task.
I set out on my journey. To fulfill destinies call. The journey will not be easy, and it’s a good thing I accepted that part because I found myself face to face with a pseudodragon. I killed it, mercifully. The pain and suffering was overbearing….
I sent him over to the other plain, and I knew we would meet again. I collected his tear as a reminder of the hard choices I will have to make on this journey.
I rested, and set out again. This time it was not a dragon that happened across my path, but a very large human in robes. No armor at all. He stepped on me. That was how I came to find Jae-tei-Jin. I told him of my path and how it had led me to him. He seemed to accept this. I’m honestly not sure if he totally understood me. But that is a technicality. I’ve blessed him, and I’m trying to instill one lesson, FOCUS! This is not easy for him, but I’m the chosen one for this task, and he will exceed in this. Obad-Hai believes, and so do I.
I believe that he sent us a challenge, to show both of us what we are going to be doing. This challenge came in the form of ravens. 10 to be exact. I immediately saw his doubt, and I prayed for him. My thirst for knowledge grows/Lend me your wisdom and bury OUR doubts.
He stumbled through, but I tried to be a rock. No second guessing my actions. And he eventually followed my lead. I saw the pride when he quieted that inner voice. We ate well! 10 ravens to be devoured, Obad-Hai be good!!! We have kept all their feathers, and I will find something extraordinary to do with them.
We eventually set off for Kingsholm. On our journey we came across 3 fellow travelers. Elves, and possible half-elf. I made my presence know immediately because I didn’t want to chance being stepped on again. They are withdrawn as a group. I believe this may also be part of my journey. To shine and find the light in all. As it happens they are also seeking out Kingsholm. I sensed hesitance but we traveled together.
I’m going to end this here. I need to prepare for my real life adventure….going to work.
I am going to say, that Bestest had sound effects during all of the gameplay which made it so neat!! When we were in the woods we heard the birds chirping. When I fought my dragon, there were dragon roars.
Well done Bestest!!!