This was a dark week for morale.
I could not see myself ever winning the trust of the group’s leadership, nor was I sure we would succeed in the mission, Arthrinianna was as vague as one would expect the Lady of the veil to be. Yet, I was at peace with this. For this strange land is one of wonders, and I shall attempt to learn and document as much about it in my time here as possible, perhaps one day my journal would be found in one of the great libraries.
These heresies I pondered as our group was joined by some whore (I believe around these parts they are called “ladies of the night” which is a disgrace upon our Goddess), and they showed an unbelievable ineptitude in making a simple stew. At some point a mixture of the strenuous travels and the stew stained air lulled me off to sleep, to be woken up by my entire body being scalded by a burst of boiling water. I instinctively moved myself to a safer spot in a flicker, though the beast was put down within seconds.
What a fascinating creature it turned out to be. In appearance it seemed like the terrapins of our home, though it must have been a hundred times larger in size. It seemed no blade could penetrate its bony carapace atop its back, though one of the group managed to remove some of the weaker plastronic plates. According to our quiet bard, this chelonian beast was a dragon. Though I personally believe it was a highly adapted sea turtle.
This story turns tragic here, as the beast was merely protecting its young, perhaps we could have ran if we had some warning, apparently while the rest of them were all awake, none were keeping watch. It had three eggs, which it was decided we take along as repentence for the slaughter. This troubles me. Back home our terrapins lay hundreds of eggs, while it is clear that such a large beast would lay fewer, that it only lay three suggests they will hatch large.
I had to rest my burns, we would no doubt travel far in the morning. While I wished to sleep the pain off, I feaed if I do not take watch myself, we shall all wake up with slit throats.