I received a message delivered by an elemental from one of the magisters of Friula today. From some halfling or another, I don’t know him really. He wanted an arcane duel to see who would lead the arcane forces of the combined armies when we send them against the Order of the Pure. I really don’t have time for this, and I really don’t care. If he wants to lead them, that’s fine, I have other things to worry about.
My apprentices came up with a proposal to protect the city with the equivalent of a city wide Mage Armor… though I’ll need a massive arcane focus. There is that crystal in the ruins of Taltreni that might do, though there’s the problem of getting it here, and fixing the massive crack in it. One problem at a time.
In other news, I’m going to need adamantine and orichalchum for the wards… the adamantine is something the Temple of Mavros would have leads on, it makes fantastic armor. The orichalchum is an alloy of mithril, crystalized order, and crystalized chaos. I have crystalized chaos, but the order will be problematic. The planar bazaar would probably have it, one can find everything there, but I’ll check the Twisted Tower first… it’s mine, and it WAS the last place the biggest group of Mage Kings convened. Otherwise, I’ll have to mount an expedition to the ruins of the other kingdoms, and I don’t particularly want to do that. Not yet, anyway.
I got another message from the halfling demanding an arcane duel, and I really don’t have time for this. Does he really not have anything better to do?
Ceor mentioned that the scout that we’d encountered in the Goblin Wastes made it here, though Jenkins was a little non-plussed about it. And a contingent of merfolk also showed up, offering to help us with our stressed supply lines, by providing seafood… in exchange for being blessed by the Opener of the Way, which is apparently Ceor. I’m not entirely sure how well he’s taking it.
Also, they apparently want a blessing from the Binder of the Way… which is me.
I think we need Reeshka here… I don’t know much about… blessings… and since they’d like Reehka’s blessing too… I just went and got her. I’ve been noticing that I’ve been having a lot of perfect teleports recently. While a perfect teleport every now and then is well within the realm of possibility, there’s usually an element of uncertainty in it. It’s odd.
Reeshka was more than happy to make a spectacle out of it… I think she might have enjoyed that too much. While most of it was standard histrionics from Reeshka, there was something odd… there was a flicker of gold light between the three of us as Reeshka finished her speech, which dissipated among the merfolk and everyone else around the harbor.
I think we might have just blessed the whole harbor.
I also think I need a very large drink. Possibly several.