After studying in the library for a couple days, something interesting finally happened (aside from finding a new tome about the Abyss). A group of adventurers showed up with some book that the head of the library requested in order to solve the rain problem. I guess this guy somehow never heard of sun showers before since the rain stopped. Anyways, while he was off fetching their reward the group began to argue and call the female in the group a bird, which was an apt description for her. The musical fellow of the group eventually took notice of me and struck up a conversation. It turns out that these four had been travelling together for a little while and that the girl contracted some nasty mummy STDs (I assume he meant mummy rot). After a long introduction to the group with many jokes at the girl’s expense I finally learned their names. The normie elf is Caellach, a sword Buddhist who also hears a voice in his head; the bird is Durra, a supposed scout and lady companion; the white boy is Chrys, a Chris Rock imitator; the swarthy fellow is Cletus/Pepper Jack, bear lover; the bear is Hudson Bear, a bear.
The high nerd eventually returned with gold for the group for their troubles and some for me since I’m such a dashing fellow. Nothing like some extra cash to help the cause of demon binding. I decided to hire this group to aid me in my quest to Atlanta to retrieve a valuable book filled with planar lore. Unfortunately, Durra had to leave since some guy by the name of Trogdor was killing young blonde women in near her home. I still don’t know if the rest of group has noticed her absence or not.
After a couple days we reached the salty city on the edge of the salty sea in the Bay of Salt. All this place has to offer is a bar, some houses, drunk military garrisons, the Eagles, and more salt. Given our many options, we elected to spend out time in the bar and try to procure passage across the sea. Place was fine except for the succubus that immediately seduced Chrys. Like, I mean right away. We were there for 5 minutes and he was already done for. If I didn’t notice the obvious spell on him he probably would’ve been sucked dry in the not so fun way. Caellach led the charge against this demon while I summoned some fiendish crocodiles to nip and scratch her toe-sy woesies. Once she was down I had my crocs drag her into my mansion and let the rest of the group in while I talked to the owner and some pirate to secure passage.
Before we rested for the night we attempted to rob the town’s treasury, but this dump of a town doesn’t even have one. I ended up bluffing our way too the mayor who almost figured out I wasn’t actually Dave from the FDIC. So, I had to mind crush him and the clerk to get the funds but it was worth it. Soon I’ll be able to continue my work and take down even bigger evil fiends. Cletus Jack(?) then teleported us back to the mansion without any trouble. All in all, I would say this was a good night. I got cash, a pirate ride, and a shiny new demon that I bind whenever I please.
We left early the next morning since the fuzz were about to catch our pirate friend and his ape friend. Still don’t know their names so I’m going to see how far I can get without addressing them by first name. Most of the voyage has been uneventful. I have been “helping” the cook but he has everything under control. After plowing through seaweed island we finally had something to do.
A group of harpy ladies attempted to attack our vessel but failed miserably. The crew had to tie themselves down to resist their song, but our group stood fast. Some of the creatures had cheaply made bows judging by their strings breaking, while the rest only had their claws. Caellach deflected arrows and protected our rat friends while I forced Tiamat’s underlings to fight for us. Pepper Cletus Jack was playing with Hudson until he remembered he could control lightning with his mind and sniped a couple of the harpies. Chrys summoned a flying creature to tank some damage while my abishais clawed, stung, and wracked their way through the enemy. A couple of them somehow made it to the ship but apparently didn’t know that a giant bear or that a dude with two swords who was chopping arrows out the sky were dangerous. Also, I disintegrated one of them for being brash and approaching me. Caellach and Chrys took some hits so I summoned a pair of Pain Devils to heal them. They were wary of my masked bloody servants, but accepted the healing the nonetheless. I think I saw Chrys cry a little though.
In the end, we sent the beasts back to the shadow realm. The crew seems more wary of us for some reason though. All that remains is a single question, where did those harpies come from? We were in the middle of a salt sea where there are no islands and the closest land is an inhospitable desert. I guess we’ll find out next time on Anomander-gi-oh!!