An entry in two parts:
I was brave, which would’ve been hard for me a few months ago. I surrendered willingly to the Hellknights which was quite a scary thing to do, but I didn’t want my friends or my family to suffer any repercussions. It would’ve been nice if the sherriff had told them he let me go instead of making me out to be some sort of fugitive, but I understand his reasoning.
The choice the Merelictor gave me was, of course, unfair since she practically knew I was innocent, but I guess for her, it was being generous. Apparently I made her miss out on a promotion earning mission and now I owe her a favor. Great, Hellknight lackey is never something I aspired to being… I’ll just have to hope she never calls in anything too compromising, but knowing her the little that I do, it’ll probably be more political than battle-related, at least not directly.
I must say I quite surprised. Of course I chose the beating over trial in Magnamar, I don’t want to even imagine what the Hells would be like while I was awaiting trial and then what the punishment would be (shudder). But to beat an armored Hellknight in single combat without any of my own weapons? That was shocking (no rapier pun intended). Let’s see, just so it’s recorded: he rushed me, I dodged and tripped him, he faceplanted, I jumped on his head and neck with both feet, he started to get up, I kicked him in the face, he got up and punched me which hurt a little, but not much, I grabbed the chair and broke it across his head and chest, and down he went.
(Occ: Natural 20 on the chair break, 4HP damage when he punched me, lasted 2 rounds out of what was supposed to be a minute, and yes I used 4 Hero Points, but hey that’s what they’re for right?)
Of course the Merelictor and the others seemed none to pleased with their comrade and actually dragged him out by his foot and let his horse drag him through the mud. I’ll have to remember Padrig the Hellknight Initiate and stay well clear. Even if he was just an Initiate, it was still little unarmed me against a big armored brawler! Which was taken out in less than half a minute if I might add…
The most amusing part was when the Merelictor literally decked me. I understood she couldn’t have me walk out of there without a scratch, but it sort of ticked me off. I beat her man fair and square and I desereved to walk out of there with my unbloodied head held high. So I cast a cure spell on myself when she turned her back… hee hee…
At least that’s relieved, and I’m no longer diseased, however there’s still the problem of the house and Foxglove’s maker and his house in Magnimar. At least I gathered the funds for Ada’s business moves, that’s definitely quite an achievement for our family. An achievement that I think is changing things a bit for me.
When I saw the eyes of the Hellknight roll back in his head, for a moment I felt sick. I thought I had killed him and it didn’t sit well, even if he was a Hellknight and trying to strike me down. Not because I was afraid of the Hellknights, but just because I thought I had ended the life of another human being. Killing goblins trying to eat the town, or bugbears, or lichy undead things is one thing, but another person? It just made me… want to stop.
So, I’ve decided that’s what I’m going to do. I haven’t seen my mother in ages and Ada’s going to be really busy with the buy out of the Scarnetti’s assests and moving up to the Town Council. It’s definitely probably best if I get out of Sandpoint for a while in case any more weirdness takes place, it won’t be on my head. Of course I hate to leave my home and my friends, but I can probably serve everyone best by leaving for at least a little while.
I’m not going to tell the Expeditionary Force just yet. There will be all sorts of questions and debate. I’ll tell them just before I leave. Although I know I’m not leaving Sandpoint forever, in my heart, I know it’ll never really be my home again. I just feel it in my bones, it’s time for me to move on in my life.
Mother could probably use my help in Magnimar, I’m sure she’s lonely and with our recent move up the social ladder, I’m sure things are changing for her there too. I know it might sound petty, but I wouldn’t mind playing the daughter of lesser nobility for a while. I’ve never been interested in politics, but I’m apparently fairly gifted at it. Might as well watch and learn in Magnimar and keep an eye out for my mother.
As far as swordplay goes, I definitely want to take a break. Although I pity the fool who trifles with Cerie the Hellknight Slayer! Of course, I will keep that to myself, no need to exaggerate or earn their ire, but still… hee hee hee.
I will use my resources to help see what can be done about Broderick and the pyramid and of course, I’ll never forget Sandpoint. They’ll always have a friend in Magnimar.
Note: Talk to Ameico about things. She’s a retired adventurer and a quite powerful politican now. She can probably advise me and let me know more of what to expect. And of course, don’t forget to talk to Madam Mvashti!