Well this weekend was rather odd. Started normal enough, went to Central Plaza to buy some things. Managed to get some clothes that actually fit me for a change, although they are nothing fancy. Man, having gold is great. Met Ari there as well. She had the same idea as me, spending our hard-earned gold. She was looking for clothes of a higher quality though, couldn’t help much in that regard. Went home after that to continue training and studying, can’t afford to fall behind.
Sunday was an entirely different matter. Got up early to start making my introduction brownies when I saw a commotion outside. Dad was heading out when he was attacked by a bird monster thing. I wasn’t just going to stand idly by and watch that monster attack my dad so I rushed out to assist. That may have been an error of judgement. I tried to cast a spell on it but the magic just gave out around it. Some form of innate magical resistance? It then turned its attention to me. Thankfully Dad was there to throw a magical bolt at it to stop it flying away with me. It then turned tail and fled. After a few moments of bewilderment, we all went back to normal and I finished making my brownies (delicious as always). Then it came back, with a note. Apparently, it was sent by Viscardi’s grandad to pick me up. I figured at this point it’d be best to go along with it just to avoid another scene like before. Not to mention I was curious as to what the hell was going on.
Didn’t take long to arrive at Viscardi’s house. Bigger than my house (although that’s hardly an achievement) but pretty run down. I guess antipaladins aren’t big on the whole “house maintenance” thing. Inside was Ari, Viscardi and a very elderly Drow that I assumed was his grandfather. The old man seemed rather enthusiastic and was asking us about who we were, what we did, how we were getting on and so forth. It could’ve been rather nice if we weren’t essentially kidnapped and the bird monster wasn’t in the room. It was also at this point Viscardi presented me with a bell. A bell. Am I a cat or something? To his credit it was purely out of concern for me, he was rather worried about an incident similar to the orphanage happening again. Still in two minds about it, although I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say it was thoughtful. I was pretty angry at the time but that had more to do with the kidnapping. Then I saw Dad. He’d followed us via shadow projection. I always thought that was so cool, can’t wait until I can do it myself. Unsurprisingly Dad was not best pleased about the kidnapping and said he’d be back later. The crazy old man, satisfied with our answers let us go and we walked Ari back to her parents. They were rather worried, which wasn’t helped by Ari suddenly acting panicked once she saw them. The look on Viscardi’s face was hilarious. Nice parents though, seem to really care and do their best. After that Viscardi and I rushed back to the Blackwood home to get my dad. There was a… difference in opinion on whether abduction via bird monster was acceptable conduct. Things looked like they were about to kick off when Viscardi managed calm things down a little and get my dad to leave. Dad wasn’t terribly happy about the entire incident or the fact I was friends with an antipaladin. I keep trying to tell him Viscardi isn’t an insane lunatic like the rest of his family (apparently his granddad is one of the saner members of the family) but doesn’t seem to help any. All in all, it was certainly an interesting day.
Monday went pretty well. My brownie introduction strategy worked great and I met most of my classmates. Even met someone in the other class. A boy by the name of Suwek. A bit moody but he knows sign! I may have given him more brownies than anyone else (encouragement for everyone else) and had a nice time chatting with him. Ended up with an invitation to his house. Wouldn’t mind another study partner, especially one whose family has their own library. Have to give heads up apparently, something about his family being preoccupied with “security”. I guess I’ll ask if Thursday is okay. I’ll be working my new job Tuesday and Wednesday.
Nothing much else happened. Ms Borghaki was absent today so the librarian took the class. Asked him if he found anything about my mark. Nothing yet but he says he’ll tell me if he finds anything. As for PE itself Averandus and Viscardi were at it again. This time both toting magic weapons. I am somewhat concerned at this rate of escalation. Viscardi won, barely.
One final note, Millbit is scary and boring.