Log Twenty-One: Princess Ice, now Queen Ice
It was a normal spring season in the City of Ivory and Jade until it's plagued by an epidemic that cause the the citizens in the city to rapidly infected with a unstopping hiccup follows by rigorous dancing and loud hooping. It doesn't take long before most of the city are having a festival-like group dancing in a drake like pattern. This is a worrisome development as all the mage available manage to figures out this is cause by a curse of some faeries, and our Taitale knows the cure is a certain moss that grew on a mountain that can cures this curse by applying on the patient's forehead as a paste.
With no better plan as even the boss Antonious is infected enough to tear off his robe to join the dance, Dirk cast a ward against wood fairies on the city while the group sets off on their flying boat to the nearby northern mountain of Scandinavia, home of rune wizard and viking. The group consist of Baruch the one-shot pony, Calpurnia the ice princess, Dirk the Verditius Mage, Aiden the faerie mage, and Momo the faerie king of cats.
We landed on top of the mountain, investigate the area with the following results:
- Baruch and Dirk almost fall off the cliff, well, Baruch did, but he can fly. Baruch later found some of the moss in the cave with a troll in it. The cave seems to have the power to shrink people down an inch.
- Momo playing and singing with a faerie fish.
- Calpurnia found a horn near a bush.
Dirk who stayed outside and Momo has both identify the horn as faerie and recently made, and Momo strongly urged Calpurnia to blow it because curiosity kills the cat Calpurnia. Under pressures and curiosity, Calpurnia decides to blow it while Baruch and Dirk ran away from the cave as the troll chasing them out. The troll respond was asking "what's the message? Where is my letter?"
Apparently, this is a post horn owned by the troll, kinda like his mailbox. Calpurnia wants to keep it so Momo try to negotiate, and the troll, fearful of the king of cats, happily and swiftly accept to trade Calpurnia for the horn. Calpurnia is reluctant to become the troll's personal post message girl but ultimately decide to accept the deal fully expecting some sort of way to get out of this soon... Oh yes, this troll that call her ugly and looks exactly like his troll Aunt Ingrid is not going to live long at all.
Note: It's against the hermetic law or something to kill the troll outright, so she is waiting for a chance to 'self-defense' or something.
Oh yes, she will also have her revenge on Momo and the others that's confuse by the weird deal.
How will this faerie tales develop? Stay tune.
Edit: Calpurnia/troll tale part one resolved. They have a riddle contest. Calpurnia won mostly thanks to Enigmatic Wisdom and the troll now belongs to Calpurnia.