| Friarday, Rill 27th:
While Sir Cedric the Polite travels in East Nighinlun, he meets a fresh-faced villager in a town. He tells Sir Cedric of rumors that a destructive threat stalks the unwary near the woods of West Nighinlun, 14 days ride away.
Sir Cedric the Polite binds himself to do away with this fell menace.
That's not entirely true. Sir Cedric the Polite didn't bind himself. We bound him. And gagged him. And put him in the stocks. Neil is now our new leader because of his ability to use three weapons at once, and Richard gets paid the same whether or not he actually stays with the knight, so he's going with us too. Ann's only going with us to collect some rare herbs from the West Nighinlun Forest, and she's paying us one hundred wooden coins for us to take her along!
Why, might you ask, did we bind Cedric? Isn't it obvious? He's too bloody polite! It's always, "Excuse me, dear thug, but I require that my sword come in contact with your neck," with him. I can't stand it!
| Satyrday, Rill 28th to Twosday, Nay 1st:
Sir Cedric the Polite treks to the north-west quickly, from a woods in East Nighinlun to a plain in Central Nighinlun.
It takes him a few days to catch up with us, but he finally makes it. He had to leave his armor and supplies behind in order to run fast enough. Now he's leeching off our stuff. Curse that average-height peasant for letting him out of the stocks.
Cedric, of course, forgives us, like any gentleman should. But he says he's going to dock Richard's pay. No Richard hates us.
| Wedday, Nay 2nd:
Journeying north, Sir Cedric meets a bandit in a plain in Central Nighinlun.
Sir Cedric is unimpressed by the bandit. Sir Cedric the Polite has decapitated the bandit!
We met this guy when we were travelling across a worn path to a farm. He was obviously in a hurry, because he ran really fast and almost knocked Ann down. "I do say, good sir, your manners are atrocious. Did you not know to let ladies go first?" Then he threw his hatchet, which somehow took off the bandit's head.
We searched the corpse for more rope to bind Cedric with. No luck.
| Thorsday, Nay 3rd:
Rambling west, Sir Cedric the Polite encounters an indecent bumpkin in a farm in Central Nighinlun.
Neil the Juggler talks to her. The bumpkin gossips with Neil.
Ye gods! Don't they have wool or leather or something where this bumpkin comes from! Neil tried to use Cedric's money to pay her to come along with us "for the crew's morale", and then told of how his knight singlehandedly killed a bandit going to her farm. As it turns out, the bandit was the girl's pimp, so Ann pulled us out of there before we got killed. Then Ann made us give her some of our clothes, because she obviously didn't own any.
| Friarday, Nay 4th:
Riding west, Sir Cedric confronts a bandit in a plain in Central Nighinlun.
The bandit's toughness overwhelms Sir Cedric's vigor, but Sir Cedric's cunning outdoes the bandit, and Sir Cedric's speed is too great for the bandit's skill. Sir Cedric the Polite has slain the bandit!
Whoa. Who knew Cedric could swing that hatchet so quickly! We had to bury the bandit, and it was really hard, since he was in so many pieces.
| Satyrday, Nay 5th:
Sir Cedric the Polite travels to the west without incident through a plain in Central Nighinlun
I think Cedric's losing it. He's no longer carrying Ann's gear for her anymore. What are we going to do with him?
| Sonday, Nay 6th:
Venturing west, Sir Cedric comes upon a bandit in a plain in Central Nighinlun.
The bandit's strength overwhelms Sir Cedric, nevertheless Sir Cedric's nimbleness outdoes the bandit, and Sir Cedric's resourcefulness overcomes the bandit. Sir Cedric the Polite has slain the bandit!
In the melee, Richard the Squire is injured!
Richard still holds a grudge about getting his pay lessened. He was searching for some mushrooms to poison us with when a bandit jumped out and impaled him.
Cedric wasn't so polite today.
| Moonsday, Nay 7th:
Sir Cedric the Polite ventures to the west eventlessly through a woods in West Nighinlun
Richard the Squire dies of his injuries!
Yeah, impalings tend to do that.
| Twosday, Nay 8th:
Going west, Sir Cedric meets a wolf in a woods in West Nighinlun.
The wolf's cunning outdoes Sir Cedric...however Sir Cedric's dexterity is superior to the wolf, and Sir Cedric's power overcomes the wolf's vigor. Sir Cedric the Polite has defeated the wolf!
Dude. What's a wolf doing in the forest?
Neil's getting anxious. He wants us to stop by a farm so he can relax.
| Wedday, Nay 9th:
Riding west, Sir Cedric confronts a bull in a farm in West Nighinlun.
The bull's might is countered by Sir Cedric, nevertheless Sir Cedric's cunning outdoes the bull's wiliness; moreover Sir Cedric's speed overcomes the bull. Sir Cedric the Polite has slain the bull!
What on Nighinlun was Cedric thinking? We had to pay a hundred wooden coins for that bull!
| Thorsday, Nay 10th:
Riding west, Sir Cedric comes upon a wolf in a woods in West Nighinlun.
The wolf's skill outdoes Sir Cedric's dexterity; in contrast Sir Cedric's sagacity overwhelms the wolf; and Sir Cedric's toughness is too great for the wolf. Sir Cedric the Polite has slain the wolf!
Cedric obviously doesn't know that wolves were endangered.
| Friarday, Nay 11th:
Sir Cedric the Polite reaches the woods of West Nighinlun and finds a pernicious snake.
Sir Cedric scoffs at the snake. Sir Cedric the Polite has decapitated the snake!
Cedric gave me some rare snake eggs for my effort. I guess he's not so bad after all.
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