Dodecitina 12, 999 PC

Post date: Jun 29, 2009 12:56:2 AM

Another human joined our little company today - Legeand Thre'bruell. He looks like a fierce warrior, what with that long scar on his face and the bastard sword. He hinted at a troubled past, but he did not want to talk much about it.

Anyway, there was yet more fighting today. And lots more treasure! Ozimius wanted to take some cursed dagger he's been lugging around to the priests of Zelmbring temple. Since Legeand wanted to go to, we traveled together. But when we all arrived, we found that Gaedracis' bandits had already attacked and taken many prisoners. Long story short, none of the bandits left alive. I set many on fire, picked off one with a crossbow bolt, and warped the mind of another. The crossbow-bandit ran away after surrendering, and the charmed-one was slain by Ozi (why do the humans that I charm always end up dead?)

The priests that we saved rewarded us with a choice of items, so I picked a magical hat. Today's drawing has me in the form of a human child while Iyam looks over the treasure with one of the priests. I do not much like changing my appearance into something so ugly, but if it keeps me safe from less tolerant humans, then I will just have to live with it.

Also, I've been thinking about what one of the priests said today. He told me that Nagav, some kind of devil that Ozi is feuding with, would not burn if I used my magic on him. Well, what kind of sense does that make?! Fire is fire, and everything burns if the fire is hot enough. I think the priest meant to say that my magic is too weak to affect this Nagav. At least that is something I can fix!

I've come a long way in finding my inner-dragon magic in the last few years, but I've never had a true teacher. If I'm going to make my fire hot enough to burn devils, it is time that I found such a teacher. And what better creature to learn from than a being made of fire itself? I know there are other planes of existence, specifically one that consists of raw fire and magma. I also know that there exists spells to bind creatures from the other planes into the caster's service. So the solution to this problem seems simple enough: I bind a creature from the plane of fire and make it tell me about its home. When I know more about the nature of fire, I will be able to control it better.

The binding spells I'm thinking of are a little too powerful to cast on my own, so I'll have to find some scrolls to cast from. And then I'll need somewhere away from prying eyes, like a basement or wine celler. I think I'll try renting some space from the owner of this inn. I hope he fire-proofed his basement, hah!