I am proud that I was able to keep my disdain for this rather abrupt game called jousting to myself. If it wasn’t for the fact that there was at least one female competitor I’d say it was a game of male genital comparison. Though, based on the behavior of the female in question perhaps that is not too far off the case.
To be fair, all races and cultures have competitions and likely they are equally as silly to those cultures that aren’t familiar with them. Perhaps I am letting the taint of this game that coats this city and its people in a foul miasma corrupt my view of something relatively innocent. Then again I prefer my competitions to not put another in harm’s way.
Alberil did well, however. Though having seen how well he skewers things that get in his and Donovan’s path I am hardly surprised. I should have placed a bet on him. I would have had pretty good odds given how much of an unknown factor he is.
I had hoped to talk more with the half wild elves that were in the city. Find out why they were there and their thoughts upon this city and its denizens.
It seems there are not six, but perhaps seven beings that could be called gods. Or rather beings with powers so much greater than our own we call them gods. Chaos. A taint. An eldritch being. It seems our gnomish companion knew something of this. He was surprised by the assassins that attacked us, but not surprised enough. While I do not think he is complicit in this attack I do think he knows more about what is going on that he is letting on. We’ll have to ask how he knows so much about this matter.
We are fleeing the city after the attack. I’m not sure how people will know we were involved or that we were within that specific inn, but it is better to be safer than sorry. I am concerned that we have finally drawn the attention of that adversary I’d worried about. I suppose procuring the first of the six shards is what has brought it about.
When we first saw the vision of the world and the shards upon it, it seemed as if there were seven. Now there are six? Perhaps there is a seventh shard after all? Connected to this chaos? A disturbing thought.