Campaign of the Month: May 2022

Revenge on the Kraken's Bane

Session 33: The Streets of Immurk's Hold

KudaToken.pngAs told by Kuda of the Bara.

Kuda curls up with Rolf after a long night and falls asleep nuzzled up to his fur while dreaming of the day..

After leaving the bar the crew wanders over to the shrine of the gods. Kuda couldn’t help but notice Umberlee’s presence seems far greater than it should be in this city. He cleans up Selune’s shrine and makes some offerings. Small motes of silvery light drift down and wrap around him. Timothy cleans another shrine nearby. This one appears to be for Sylvanus, and a small leaf floats down to Timothy as Kuda approaches. Kuda leaves the slaad leathers, some herbs, and a map of the sunken forest as a tribute while prayed for permission to have the Selunite shrine in his forest.

Ghaisek is approached by an old haggish woman who could dismiss Caliban with a though. She gave him a scroll and then fades away.

The crew makes their way to a map shop and try to bargain with the shop keep. Everyone finds a different map that speaks to them. Rolf finds a map of a dragon horde at the top of a mountain, Timothy finds a really nice map of the Moon Shae Isles that he plans to send to his sister as well as a map to something called the Star Mantle, Ghaisek finds a map to the Tower of Lamentation, and Kuda finds a map to the lost city of the giants which the Lady seemed to think is something the crew needed.

They head over to the Peg Leg Pony where Rolf orders some shots and then hits on a captain for some information. The captain says all that’s needed is to register to talk to the king. After more flirting, the crew pays the tab and some silly antics ensue.

While he’s doing that, Kuda starts deciphering Ghaisek’s scroll. It describes how to make the ship’s sails into wings or fins. It details more about something called “wild space.” He then reads some of the orc poetry and discerns the map he has is to Xxiphu.

Ghaisek, Timothy, and Kuda head down to the dock to see if they can find more information on the kraken ship that passed through here. Buoy runs up to cause a distraction while Timothy sneaks a peak at the log book. The Kraken Society ship left 15 days ago under Captain Mangus Wallerbee: the man who killed Barkus’ lover and lead the munity on the Kraken’s Bane.

Rolf starts running in his sleep, and Kuda pulls him tighter while whispering some sexy orc poetry to help him sleep. Kuda nips his ear and kisses him gently on the cheek before quietly sneaking out of the room. He descends down into the hold of the ship and slips into Gaemon’s room. He grabs a hand full of the sleeping elf’s goodberries and says, “I have something for you.” Kuda leads Gaemon to the shrines and says while kissing him, “Our goddesses may be opposed, but that doesn’t mean we have to be. I love you.” He points Gaemon down the hallway to Umberlee and then turns to the shrine of Selune. Kuda then goes and lay down his star crystal at the altar of Selune and says, “I’m ready.”

Session 32: Immurk's Hold

RolfToken.pngAs scribbled in a journal by Rolf the Red, Captain of the Vicious Seaward.

On our way to Immurk’s hold, Barkus tells us there’s rough rocks and a (unknown) password/signal to get in… and leaving our ship to take a dinghy may result in it getting stolen. We convince Barkus and Nadeev to find the code for us while we travel there. We pass a storm in the center of the islands. I direct to pass around it; Kuda watches it and it seems to be totally still, which is odd. We agree to come back to this later and sail on.

We find the “secret” entrance to the island river and need to maneuver around some boulders. Kuda spies a cave at the top of a mountain near the mouth, so we send Kaliban to investigate. He sees 3 pirates, don’t seem alarmed or concerned– watching our ship, and they have a bullseye lantern with a chalkboard covered in lines and dashes, numbered in order. I ask Barkus for immediate news- his information lines up with the what the chalkboard shows, so I present the correct code to them, with a lantern. They respond by sending the same code to someone else, to let the sea gate down. Ghaisek sees the mechanism through Kaliban’s eyes and gives a fireball bead to Timothy just in case. Getting through the rocks was the most difficult navigation I have ever led, but with Buoy and Ghaisek giving help ahead, we navigate in successfully!

We park near the city, noticing the central island. Ghaisek sees a record-keeper and brings me along to get official docking information. Timothy and Preston distract with drunkenness so Kaliban can investigate his books over his shoulder. It cost 50 GP to disembark, no less. He recommends the Tilted Rudder and some brothels to help take care of our horniness. Tells us of the Pirate King’s estate in the island. Ghaisek doesn’t recognize any of the ships on the logs. I thought it was about time for everyone on the ship to go get laid, but Barkus holds back about half the crew and “offers” to stay back and keep the crew/ship under control. Gaemon desummons his horse and plans to summons him back at the bar. We find the Chamber of Commerce and get a map to go to the northeast places. We choose to go the long way around rather than just the water shortpath. We pass by an all-faith chapel, and a building with fun sounds and sweet smells: Wizencotte’s Weird and Wonderful Shoppe! We mess with the caller and try to get laid with him. Ghaisek gets tokens to cheat at skeeball (2500 tix). I, naturally, attempted a strength challenge (2500 tix). Preston wants to play the coin pusher (4000 tix). Timothy and Kuda to the claw machine (4500 tix). Gaemon goes to the bathroom. Put all tix together for big prize. Gaemon comes out with a horse. I directly flirt with the Gnome– he’s Wizencott! But he’s not interested in sex.

We head to the Tilted Rudder Tavern– an excellent dive bar! There’s a table of elves– most of us want a piece of them, and the wood elf responds positively to my flirting. The blue skinned elf with tentacle hat seems to be in charge… The other tables are: 5 Orcs and halves at one table table, arguing, “shouldn’t be in charge, make a change”. At another table, 8 members of various races- black strip of cloth on left arms. A third table, 5 humans, quiet, in the same uniform. Kuda goes to wiggle his tail at the loud orc. Turns out, they were talking about a book club. Kuda tries to help with magic choice making and makes friends with the orcs, so he gets a book of Orcish Poetry. Meanwhile I buy a round for the table of elves. They are Malfus, High Elf 1, Aquafina (wearing a tentacled hat), and Pirate Firstmate, the Wood Elf. At this point I’m overwhelmingly horny and directly tell Firstmate I want to lay him hard, and we go romp in the barn nearby.

Through our mental link, I learn the following: Caliban spies on the remaining elves from the table and they talk about getting more elves for their crew and being pickier– seem to be newer crew. Ghaisek buys drinks for the orcs, then changes his mind and takes drinks to the elves instead– calls me uncouth to get their favor (rude, but a good plan). Tells them he’s looking for a ship with a similar motif– getting a bit stonewalled by their captain. Walks away, leaving Caliban, and they mention an elven underwater city–Neramyr. Timothy followed me to investigate the elf’s clothing; takes his rabbits foot but nothing special. Gaemon is urged by Ghaisek to get more info– but the picky elves seem to dislike that he’s only half. They say it’s a requirement by their “Patron”. The drow elf does drink the provided shots though. Ghaisek detects thoughts and sees a symbol of a dolphin– an ocean deity called the Dolphin Prince. Gaemon offers the Drow to join him, but he doesn’t follow through. Timothy tries to attract someone from a group of quiet talkers but he doesn’t follow; Tim takes both shots. Timothy tries to sneak into a locked side door but gets caught, and goes to the bathroom upstairs– I decided at this point to send him some live action play-by-play of filling the Wood Elf, and Tim jerks off. <3. Where to next: All Faith Chapel, Treasure Map, Peg Legged Pony Tavern, or brothels?

Session 31: You Go Down With the Ship

TimothyToken2.pngAs told by Timothy.

(Letter burned on an alter to Asmodeus)

I’m not sure I can do this. Every time I think something good is happening, I get dragged into the shit again.

The ghost ship had broken in two. The wheel they wanted me to get was with two large sahuagin. I was able to get a fireball off under the water, but they beefy sahaguan started summoning sharks and just too many little sahaguin jumped into the water after the rest of the VS crew. They didn’t see me because I was hiding under part of the ship.

The smaller sahugain swarmed around the crew taking some chunks out of Gaemon and Ghaisek. Kuda had little choice than to break out of his octopus form and polymorph Gaemon into a giant shark, basically to take all the damage the sahaguin were throwing.

I was using my new ring to summon lightening balls which began to do damage to the bigger sahaugin when one of them took off with the wheel. Kuda returned to octoopus form and joined me in the chase, but he got there first.

The other larger sahaguin summoned something else, a priest of some kind who cast a spell which trapped Rolf! He said it, he said this was in the name of the Kraken! This is the Kraken society!

What should I have done! Go get the wheel, but Rolf was trapped and Kuda was getting hit!

Sharky Gameon did his best to feed off the little Sahaguin, but well-placed attack on Octo-kuda broke his concentration and turned Gaemon him back into Gaemon surrounded by enemies. The water was full of ally blood.

Ghaisek went down as a shark bit into his flesh and then swam off to feast on Gaemon as Ghaisek unconsciously sunk. The baron with the wheel went after Kuda. With his shark friend, he took Kuda down.

It was looking like we couldn’t win this fight so we prepared a strategic retreat when the spellcaster disappeared through a portal with one of his baron, the one who got away because Kuda was dying. Would have taken both of his barons, but I had one restrained.

Rolf was able to heal Kuda before I got to him, but that shark just kept biting and Kuda went down again.

With enemies around me and Kuda sinking, Gaemon popped beside me to get me free to give Kuda a potion. He touched my cheek and said he’d get them for me. I wasn’t even sure we were friends before this.

Ghaisek just barely awake from healing Rolf gave them summons a devil to help take out the remaining enemies.

On the ship was some gold and jewels and two wax sealed parchments.

We get back to see the sahaguin who tried to take our ship were no match for our crew. Barkus and Iron Fist greeted us. Nadav was healing the crew.

The parchments were two maps, which revealed shipping lanes and then with a key. Indicating other locations which are not associated trading routes, this could be where the Kraken society is hidden. They were in thieves cant so no one else could see them. I told them.

Barkus, saying yes we made mistakes, didn’t seem to appreciate that we came away with good information. Arrogant fucker, my friends nearly died for these fucking maps! Kuda went down twice.

This isn’t what I signed up for, to watch my friends die. To watch Rolf get hurt! To see Kuda fighting and getting knocked down!

I just wanted a quiet time with some fun people and the occasional adventure. This is not what I signed up for.

Session 30: Encounter with the Ghost Ship
Spoiler: No Ghosts At ALL!

RolfToken.pngAs told by Rolf the Red, Captain of the Vicious Seaward.

Timothy spied a shimmering ship in the distance and asked what my orders were. Naturally, I said “Get ‘em!”! Timothy ordered firing the ballista to start, while I ordered the mangonel. Both unfortunately missed, and both ships began the charge toward each other. Gaemon and I fired off arrows while Kuda created a whirlpool under their ship, holding them in place! Gaemon wanted to try taking the horse as a water mount… I’m glad he decided against that, as his arrows flew true just fine on the deck. Ghaisek sent Caliban to transfer some Fireball beads to Timothy, who had swam off, and he threw one at the trapped ship! Preston blew another fireball, then Ghaisek did the same! BOOM BOOM BOOOOM!!! Then Kuda created a lightning storm over the ocean to blast bolts at the enemy ship. The sound was deafening, but we charged forward! Then they started firing back at us, with someone on their ship ALSO casting call lightning!! Kuda called to target their (hot) spellcaster while Preston blew up the front of their ship with ANOTHER fireball. Ghaisek chose this moment to crawl out onto the bow of the ship for some reason, but I was focusing on casting a psychic lance into the spellcaster’s face to break his concentration. And it WORKED! We were about to blow them all to Umberlee!! But they countered with another round of ammunition and a magical wave, knocking Ghaisek off the prow! We finally were close enough to see that the enemy crew was made of Sahagin, probably led by the spellcaster. Kuda dealt the final blow against the spellcaster and commanded Buoy to Fetch his odd-looking staff! At some point, Ghaisek teleported onto the other ship’s crow’s nest, but with a sickening crack, the enemy ship broke in half, and he fell off again. 2 larger sahagin pick up steering wheel- apparently that may be the source of the fog thing? We swam down into the water after the sinking ship, hoping to collect our well-earned treasure…

Session 29: Hitting the Sea Again

Ghaisek_token.pngAs told by Ghaisek.


At long last this crew of endearing miscreants and I have returned to Raven’s Bluff to claim our vessel, the Vicious Seaward, and set out for proper seafaring adventure. While waiting on a meeting with the pirate Zhent Barkus to get the next job we made a trip to Verbig’s shop to upgrade some gear.

Apparently Verbig has a new shop assistant, a cute little elf boy, named Cybil. I think perhaps he is a touch innocent and sweet for my palate, but I watched with delight as the good captain Rolf turned on the charm and flustered the dear boy to the point of stuttering. Once he regained his composure he helped us reequip with some scrolls and a better shield for Kuda, a protective ring for the captain, and a delicious cloak made from the pelt of displacer beasts for the Lutrinian. Of course it would be a terrible tragedy if any lasting harm were to befall timothy, but should the unthinkable happen I’m sure such a cloak would suit your service well. As it happens, Barkus himself was present at Verbig’s and told us to meet him at the Dragon’s Claw for lunch after we finished our errands.

After finishing up at Verbig’s we made our way to our newly finished ship and set about the delightful business of claiming quarters. Fortunately the ship is well fit to accommodate the needs of her officers and we are spared the indignity of sharing quarters with the common seamen…unless of course we wish to indulge in that very indignity; after all, some of the men do seem …delicious. We also established some roles for at least a portion of the officers. Rolf as the captain, obviously. Kuda is well suited to the task of celestial navigation and I trust he will prove most adept at charting our course. Timothy will likely spend a good deal of time on lookout duty either from the crow’s nest or the water itself. I myself will stand as Bo’sun and ensure the crew maintains vigilant diligence

Eventually we made way to the tavern to meet with Barkus and his friends- the minotaur Bronzefist we had met previously and an Air Genasi named Nadiv with a serious attitude problem. All that to say, we have learned there is some fuckery afoot. A number of commercial ships bound for Tantras & [insert city name] departing from Nyth and Telflamm have gone missing underway somewhere between the port towns of Dilpur and Lyrabar. Rumors have it that a “ghost ship” is responsible for the disappearances.

According to Nadiv the ships that have gone missing were all carrying agents of the Harper’s returning from Thay with information about the goings on in Szass Tam’s playground. I suspect that these haughty meddling fucks have brought this on themselves with their interference. All the same an opportunity to peek into Thay could be profitable and Barkus has been kind in his patronage. Despite my personal feelings towards the Harpers this job is likely to pay handsomely.

Although your previous message indicated no evidence of a ghost ship within your sight, there appears to be some vessel that could be described as such on the horizon. I suppose it’s time to put the Vicious Seaward to the test.

Your Servant,


Session 28: The Ardragon's Agreement
And the Harper's Help

KudaToken.pngAs told by Kuda of the Bara.

Kuda quietly leaves the Dragon’s Maw and hoofs down to the shore. He whispers to the water, and a small V wake shoots away after a short conversation. Somewhere in the Sea of Fallen Stars, a slippery fish slips aside a ship of supple vines where satyrs screw in the sun. The fish calls out in Kuda’s voice:

Bara Boys -

I hope this slippery dick finds you well. I’ve been thinking of you all since you came, and I promise to send more dick when I can.

Preston was still mentally ill, so he, Rolf, and Timothy went back to the Eldath priestess, Estelle Greymantle. I stayed with Ghaisek and Gaemon in the very likely event they got into trouble and needed a healing hand. I’m not sure what happened while they were away, but Preston felt better, Timothy was acting more secretive than usual, and Rolf was… well, Rolf.

While they were gone, we tried various ways to get through the barrier but were not successful. Gaemon finally remembered he could summon animals too, so now we have this horse with us. His name is Neigh Sayer, and he has a fancy hat. I love him. With nothing else better do we, we romped a bit. The Bara do it better.

Ghaisek spooked up a ghost (big surprise) who could get through the wards. Preston took the ghost deep in him and did the deed. Turns out the ghosts were all teachers and students who were trapped by the school’s wards. They asked us to bury their bones, and I had never wished for mold earth more. We explored around the school and found an alchemy jug, an awesome ring, a fantastic cape, and some tools which I’m trying to figure out.

We then had to find a way to get Neigh Sayer out of the hole, and I explained to Gaemon how I can poof Buoy to a safe place and quickly bring him back. I don’t think he was able to figure it out which isn’t surprising for a follower of the bitch queen. After several failed attempts, I turned into a giant eagle and carried him out. We told the villagers who had been throwing their trash there to stop since the area is a graveyard. They were not happy, but I’m sure Estelle will enforce it.

We made our way back to Ravensbluff and met a dickish friend of Barkus. By the looks of him, I assume he had blue balls which probably accounted for the dickishness. I would have helped, but I think Preston was into him. After some brief fun playing with Timothy and Rolf’s tools at the bath house, I played with those other tools and snuck to the shore to send this message. Barkus expects to see us this morning, so I will end here and dream of being on the sea with you once again.

May Selune’s silver stars watch over and guide you,

P.S. I’m almost out of seaweed. Send moar plz.

Kuda smiles longingly at the sea as the slippery dick fish slips away. He makes his way back to the Dragon’s Maw to snuggle up again with Timothy and Rolf.

Session 26: The Lair of Firewing
Where are these Hell monster coming from

GaemonToken.pngAs told by Gaemon Swallows.

At a long rest from another of our glorious battles, I find my mind in uneasy waters. I am plunged into visions, a nightmare of drowning in an inky dark abyss. As I gasp for breath the face of Umberlee peers from the Void, she blows a kiss and I awaken to find myself… In a dinghy? on the open waters with nothing visible for yalms but a small spec of light on the horizon.

Making haphazard use of my shield for an oar, I arrived at land, made my way back to Ravensbluff and heading on to track down my crew. How did I wind up out there, what happened after the battle. Was I on another bender at the bath-house? \

I heard tale of their hunt for Halard Glotha Firewings abandoned lair. Following their trail of corpses and the smell of hardy seamen. I finally gazed my crew off in the distance, and bolted to return to my companions.

I come upon them standing over corpses felled at the Dimotholin Temple made to rubble. Seems they already had things handled here. They barely seem to notice I was even gone…

We continued our way up the mountain, and found cave behind a waterfall, full of gold and dragon bones. Sounds to good to be true, and it was. A blast of petrification from the Dragon bones hits all but Ghaisek , weather fate or devils involved I’m unsure.

Our captain was blown down by the blasted breath, so I quickly port over and brought him back to his feet. Timothy got surrounded quickly in my absence and Rolf rushed back to his aid, showing his Shield is a shower, and a grower ;D. Preston precisely placed a fireball and blasted a bulk of the bones to bits. The one remain, yet turned in fear from Timothys mere gaze, I don’t know if I like the new look in his eyes. What is this mask he’s got now… Kuda bathed the dragon by the stars light, crisping it nicely.

After felling my arrows, I see out of the corner of my eye I see a Hell-Wasp appear behind the rock in the back of the cave, just as Ghaisek left my line of sight again… Not suspicious at all. Though I will say, at least it did not come for me and the crew this time.

Moments later a 2nd blast from the Dragons Breath blew Myself, Rolf, and Kuda off our feet.

When I awoke again the battle was over and we were victorious. Somehow again Ghaisek remain untouched, recanting the tale of his little demon Kalaban laying the beast low with a final blow through the dragons boney skull. Huzzah!

Where the hell did that giant Hell-Wasp go, also where did it come from. Anyway, we lined our pockets with gold, and goodies. Kuda fashioned us a fine hut for a rest before heading on to our next adventure.

I have a mask to hide my own intentions now as well it seems.

Dark lady watch over us heathens.

Session 25: Journey to the River's Head
Fire River is Made of Water

Ghaisek_token.pngAs told by Ghaisek.

Mistress Andariel,

I am continuing to travel with the crew of The Vicious Seaward in an effort to accrue power and establish connections on your behalf in the Moonsea region. We have not gone much farther than my last update after we saved the Mist Dragon from that foul Deep Dragon at the behest of the scholars from the Master’s Library.

We decided to stop through an abandoned temple to Dumathoin on the way to the rumored location of an abandoned dragon’s lair. I can’t for certain whether anyone else on the crew has any ulterior motives for investigating these places or if, as I suspect, it is simply an opportunity for treasure and glory. I will be sure to pass on any useful or curious information to you-particularly any secrets of Dumathoin that we uncover.

Now, onto the important things. As we rested on the river bank the druid, Kuda, felt the call of Tyranthraxis calling us towards the fabled pool of radiance. At this point we have too little information for me to make any reasonable assumptions about the implications; but it is certainly a thing to keep an eye on.

Speaking of things to keep an eye on, it might be worth the effort to send some agents up to Avernus and figure out what that uppity bitch Tiamat is scheming. As we approached the abandoned temple to Dumathoin that I mentioned earlier we encountered some servants of hers. An obnoxious, although attractive, dragonborn bearing the mark of Tiamat waylaid us with some strange Draconian humanoids. We did great violence to them and killed them, however in the fighting one of the Draconians nearly turned Timothy to stone. According to my reckoning, this is an unacceptable overstepping on the part of Tiamat’s lackeys. I personally will take offense if my friend Timothy should be killed in such a meaningless and useless fashion. But more importantly our master, Asmodeus, will almost certainly be quite put out if a mortal he has plans for is killed unnecessarily.

I will continue to keep you updated as things progress.

Your servant,


Session 24: One Dragon Too Many
Whose liar is it anyway?

TimothyToken2.pngAs told by Timothy.

Hey Petal,

I tried writing to Mom some time ago but never heard back. I guess they are still mad at me. Are you? I know things got scary, but I never meant for anything bad to happen.

I’m no longer running with that crowd, so things are much better. I have new friends who seem to like me and want me around, I’ve found a way to put my skills to use and I have someone who is helping me learn to channel my stuff!

I was thinking about you because I made friends with an actual dragon, a nice one! In fact, I saved its life with the help of the crew I’m running with.

We had gone to this huge library in the mountains…it was huge. Well, one of the people in this crew though they would be clever and sneak a dagger past this portal thingy and we kinda got in trouble, but not bad trouble. Anyway, to make up for it, the librarians asked us to go check on this Mist Dragon! Make sure it was OK. How cool is that!

The crew and I had to climb up this steep cliff along this narrow path. It was very scary. Our captian Rolf was so brave we all just followed his example. I drew a picture of him on the back so you can see how handsome he is. He’s also sweet and fun to be around. You’d like him!

Once we got to the cave, Ghaisek sent his imp inside to get the lay of the land. The imp’s name is Caliban. Ghaisek is very mean to it, so I don’t think it gives it’s best to him. They are another guy on the crew, Captain Rolf seems to trust him but I could tell him some things!!

Anyway, the imp say that there were some drow in the cave and that made us suspicious. Also all these strange purple mushrooms. Now, I know Uncle Yip would tell you to always be suspicious of drow, but that is not true. These drow were just suspicious because they were in a Mist Dragon’s cave and seemed to be part of a gang.

So Ghaisek and I started sneaking through the cave to see if we could get a drop on them and it was while sneaking, I met the dragon!! It seemed to be sleeping, but I knew something funny was going on.

Once we were all in place, Captain Rolf signaled us to let the fight commence! It was epic because you know what the drow had with them….a giant spider!! It was very scary. Preston was knocked unconscious. I nearly went down. Ghaisek was surrounded by drow. Kuda was rushing to try and help Captain Rolf. Luckily, I had a magic gem in my pocket and was able to call up some help.

Now, even though I don’t like how Ghaisek treats his imp and I think he is not always honest with Rolf, I still sent my elemental friend to help him. It’s important to remember Petal to do the right thing by your crew no matter what!!! My elemental fried was able to rescue Ghaisek and then go and help out Captain Rolf!

With the drow gone, I thought the dragon would be able to talk to me, but instead I heard something mean. “Get out and I’ll let you live” Now I didn’t think a mist dragon that works for the library would be that mean, but we needed to recoup from our battle.

Now we had to figure out how to approach this. By this time, Captain Rolf had accidently stepped on one of these mushrooms and the spores from it made him instantly drunk. We knew we had to get rid of those to help fight whatever else was in there with the Mist Dragon. Of course, Ghaisek decided to set off a fireball and burn the mushrooms away, angering the other creature.

Guess what it was, Petal. It was ANOTHER DRAGON! But this was a mean mushroom dragon. Preston and Kuda acted quickly to try and contain the dragon behind a fire wall and fire off another fireball on it. Once the firewall went up, we all heard the dragon fighting something, but the damn wall kept us from seeing. I was still able to get a few shots off.

This other dragon, however, could dig and popped up besides Captain Rolf. Everyone kept trying to take it down, but it took me to do it Petal. It was a bad dragon who was hurting the Mist Dragon. You would have been so proud or your big brother.

Anyway, after we cleared all the mushrooms off the mist dragon he was so grateful, he gave us some gold and Rolf a special shield and me special mask!

Listen, I don’t think Mom and Dad would be like us talking, so don’t tell them we are. I put some gold in the package for you, don’t tell Dad! If you wanna get a hold of me, you can write to me in Raven’s Bluff. I think it should be safe now.

Wish I could be with you on your special day.

Your big brother,