23rd day of Rova 4707
It was the day of the Swallowtail Festival and I could hardly wait! Games and free food? Sign me up! Thus I went to the festival area early to get in on the action. There I found some fun kids that wanted to play hide and seek with me! Obviously they were out of my league, but I lost on purpose a few times. Oh, and they also petted Tama. He wasn’t amused but hey, to see the excitement in those kids eyes, he seemed ok with it eventually. Oh, and I saw that wierd halfling from before, turns out his name was Leewald Brightspark, partaking in the strongman contest. He’s sooo strong that he put many of the tall people to shame, like Aran! Oh how I laughed when he spilled all that water over himself!
Time flew fast and suddenly it was time for the speeches. My stomach was grumbling. I had eaten a light breakfast to be able to taste all the different foods! The speeches were kind of boring as they usually are. Madam Mayor, Sir Sheriff, Father Sir and that actor all had things to say. The town people seemed to appreciate it though. Afterwards the stalls had finally opened and I tasted everything! Everything except for Garridan’s peppercorn venison. So sick and tired of that! Had that several times weekly for a month! The rest was all good, but Ameiko’s curry spiced salmon was something extra though!
Later that evening, at sundown, it was almost time for the bonfire! Finally! Father Sir only had to recite some prayer or something first. It was however cut short when goblins suddenly attacked the event! Goblins! I had seen many of my companions before, but this was when I actually met them. Did fate bring us together? I hope so! That sounds really exciting! Oh right, the fight. I hit a goblin with my sling! I knew all my practice would pay off. Tama killed alot of goblins! I’m so proud! The rest did good too, though Lyriana hurried to help Sir Sheriff so I lost track of her for a while.
The town started to get that situation under control when we suddenly heard a damsel in distress! The damsel was a rich guy named Foxglove. I screamed to him to take cover but he wouldn’t listen! His dog was already dead. Stupid human. This was where I did the impossible. I hit a goblin from 200 ft away, square between the eyes! Took him right out! I told the rest about it but they didn’t seem that impressed. Anyways, we killed the goblins and saved Sir Foxglove. He promised us a dinner and some reward! Soon!
We later met up at the Rusty Dragon. Ameiko was so pleased by my heroism that was offered to stay at her inn, free of charge. I had to share room with Leewald though, but he seem fun enough. If he can lighten up a little. What’s up with people not remembering my name by the way? I humoured them though. They can call me Jak. Oh and Sir Sheriff showed up! It turns out he was in dire need of someone who can translate goblin and I offered my services!
24th day of Rova 4707
The next day I was almost forcibly escorted to the garrison by Lyriana! She’s a no-nonsense woman isn’t she! She too could lighten up a little but she seem very good at what she does. Anyways I translated what the goblin said and mostly let Lyriana do her thing. It seems like the goblins invading the festival may have been a diversion for a smaller group to be able to extract the former high priest’s body from his crypt. This smaller group of six goblins was led by a longshank, possibly a human necromancer. We did see skeletons! And I saw that necromantic aura. We followed their tracks for a while and started discussing our next step. Get the goblin? Follow the tracks? Go straight to Mosswood? Oh yeah, the goblins came from Mosswood, I forgot to write that!