A long Moon has passed since I have appeared here. Poor health caused me to miss my much-desired Dancing Moon, and has kept me from having the energy to write any updates. I am still ill, but due to an unusual consumption of a strange red root my gall bladder has decided to start behaving a bit better.
Well, I, Carradee, may be perhaps the most pathetic druid in the history of Oberin. In the space of perhaps an Oberin-day, I tried an inane combat technique against Forager Ants that killed my third Nao, then got my newly-tamed Harpie, Retorin, killed by Forager Ants, tamed another oneÖ and got it killed by Forager Ants.
Nonetheless, thanks to some trusty invisibility potionsóthank you, Alys, for ordering some, or I would not have realized their usefulness till far longer!óI tamed another harpie. Retorin, again, as I'm sure you can guess. He was a good harpie, aiding me in my first trip to Brigoben for pure crystals, with fellow level 4 druid Faolan andÖ Ah, forgive me, my dear rogue who aided meóI cannot remember thy name!
Realizing that I now owned both a red and orange pure crystal, I decided to visit Andris now, to get used to the new city in time for festival, Faolan with me. I rather like Andris, but it would be much better for a druid of a higher taming level than 4. That first night was excellent, with Gwen(something) II, Alys, Lynlyss, Sheldon, and another whose name I now forgetóoh, the Harpie Retorinóescorting me to the Andris cemetery to nearly kill my trusty Retorin on Bone Mages while rising him some levels and gaining a level of druidship myself.
However, a member of that party advised me that Andris sewers would be a wise place to train my Harpie. The first visit turned out well. I saw no snake in the first few rooms, so I suggested my friend Faolan come with me with his Harpie.
And thus died Nao, Retorin, and Faolan's Harpie after they ate us. (If you must know, I first took Nao with me. When she turned on me and I died, I returned with Retorin in attempt to reach my body, but he then turned on me. Thanks to Morgoth and a few others who slay the snake, Faolan and I were both able to salvage our equipment though not, sadly, our pets.)
(Thanks to tadasu, I now have 2 harpies: Retorin and Surashi. I still own my old ant Annie, but I suspect I shall free her soon. My pet goal upon level 5 taming? I haven't decided yet.)
Nonetheless, my goal of 1000 invisibility potions prepared to sell for Festivalómostly paid for by the 10k gold I received for a gray Robe of Resistance I found one Lerilin morningóand players' buying before the time so I must replenish my stock has brought my meditation up to 7. Eight of my skills now stand nigh the great turning points 7 or 8. Two of those are alchemy and magery, which balance out my level 4 taming to make me a level 6 druid. How and why I reached level 6 magery is a story in itself.
Wandering around Andris one morning, I noticed a package on the ground in that unreachable margin, just on the southeast corner near the chess boards. I was level 4 magery at the time, and promptly went and bought 1300 amber to cast Reveal till I could teleport in there and gainÖ a coal axe.
Well, now I have the spell for next time, at least.
As a druid in Andris, I must confess that the temptation to now Summon my Pet into the city is strong. The idea did, in fact, occur to me even before I owned that spell, but thanks to the intellectual discussion of the good Whisp of the Roman Empire guild, I understand what a far-reaching impact such an act would have on the fellow citizens of Oberin. I may think the rule a bit silly, true, but there is no reason for me to disobey, except to humor a puerile curiosity in what the effects would be. Pet-killer I may be, but stupid I am not.
So, until Festival, which I hope I will be well enough to attend, I sit on my stock of invisibility potions that will allow me to comfortably take a short retirement in Lerilin to train Retorin and perhaps Surashi on Forager Ants and Skeletons, while quietly plotting other acts of civil disobedience that will never come to light because they serve as better intellectual examples for debate than for actual action.