Maybe there is only one way to skin a salamander.
Thoradin here again with further news of the Azure Sentinels
Ruse had stepped out from last week’s session so a recap of what happened was needed. The short sightedness of this dwarf was demonstrated by the lack of description of the engagement ring. It was pretty that is what I remember; I do not pay attention to these things.
We exhaust the possibility of information from the librarian about salamanders. I ask where the mages guild might be found and we head off to a building with many towers that looks like it is being held up by magic. The mage at the door has the information we seek and will help if we find out what is a girl’s favorite flower. The girl turns out to be the Emperor’s daughter. Oh for simple tasks like slaying a storm giant.
We go in search of a flower vendor and find one near the palace. Loof’s discussion with the vendor somebody “The Great” was very interesting Loof buys some flowers and talks long enough to get the vender to call for the guard. We leave in a hurry. We find our way around to the back of the palace. Loof asks the guards what flowers they like one says the red ones, another says the basket. We get into the palace under the ruse of looking for jobs. Loof talks to the guards in the guard house. The rest of us head to the kitchen and are put to work. Ruse as a waitress, Az as a lady in waiting, and I as a meat carver.
Az gets sent up to the third floor and finds out that the princess wants 10,000 red roses from a suitor and is fed up with her father. She fakes being sick and gathers us together Loof having lost 30 gold at dice.
We head back to the mage and take a portal out into the wasteland where he opens a portal and a salamander comes through. Az teleports next to it and hits doing damage, I am next and throw my hammer at it doing damage and dazing it, Loof freezes the pond with Az in it and charges the salamander doing damage. I do not remember whether or not Ruse hit. Az hits again and I charge and knock the salamander out. Loof tries to skin the salamander from the back slips and pierces the heart and the salamander explodes in fire. The mage laughs. Maybe there is only one way to skin a salamander.