Friday, November 8, 2019

The Orcs Might Have Summoned a Demon

Well to be more clear an half-elf half-orc has gotten in control of a Orc village. They have been kidnapping women and children from Sparkle and then from the Elves. The Elves pushed them out so they are back to harrasing. The brother of the half-elf-orc is in Sparkle. I was able to find all this by reading the diary on the third floor of the Orc dungeon. It was a real pain to get there and some magic prevents from going any lower than the third level. I found the brother, Karkadelt, he has set up an enchanter's shop in Sparkle. I found out more in that diary... I didn't even know that there were Orc priests trained in magic but this is all work of that half-elf, half-elf. Incidentally Karadelt didn't tell me that it was his brother though I can see why. Both his mother and sister were killed by that brother of his.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Doing oddjobs and joining the academy

Carlsan, some cheerful town crier always standing around the town centre gave five gold coins for going around and rating the signs in town by readability and attractiveness. After I gave him my scores I was shown the averages. And most seem to agree that the Library has the best sign. He gave me one more gold coin for bringing him some creaned oats from the inn run by an elf. Next he gave me another coin for bringing him a special brew from the tavern around the docks. Apparently Carlsan doesn't like the Elvish stuff. I feel more experienced now that I have a better idea about what is in the town.

The next oddjob Carlsan gave me was to scrub all the signs at the docks with the brush he handed me. Five more gold coins for that. The next thing I was asked to do was to go to the Tower of Realms and dust off all the quest  orbs. I was given a feather duster to do this. I minized my coins from the bank.

The Tower of Realms rises almost out of view. I got five coins. Actually I couldn't remove the dust from all the orbs as the one on the top floor kept getting covered in dust as if it were cursed. I didn't say any of this to Carlsan.

The next task was to get a form signed by some academy in the lands of Calia, in the city of Gelan.I bought a ticket and boarded a ship to Calia. The journey was fine though some water kept splashing on the deck after the wind caught up. The ship left me somewhere south of Gelan but after a bit of roaming around I found out  where it was.

I got a signature from the founder of the cadets, Xorfin. I also got the signature from the headmistress of the Gelan Academy. Both of them asked to join. First I joined the academy. The only rule was not to kill any student or guards or people of Gelan as it made the Academy look bad. This suited me fine. Oops it seems like I can't join as long as I am part of the free merchenary guild or for that matter any guild. Let's see if Xorfin says the same. He said the same. I guess I will have to leave the merchenary guild first. Ah well I only joined them on a whim. I need to submit this form to Carlsan first anyway. I missed the ship back to Sparkle and now I have to wait. Got on the next ship.

I got ten coins for that journey which more than covered my costs. Carlsan stressed how the academy was a good place for beginners like me so next I headed to the mercenary guild to leave it. I crossed off my name from the register and handed back in the merchenary guild's insignia.

I boarded the next ship to Calia. There were a few lound crashes as the waves hit the hull so I headed down. I enrolled myself into the Academy of the Elemental Arts. Xania gave me a scrollcase and told me to read over these scrolls carefully. She also thaught me my first spell namastomo which uses up one silver coin and allows me to send messages to fellow Academics.

Carlsan said that he had other jobs for me but with the money I have made I think I can afford to stay here in Gelan at least until I get a hang of the Academy. I spent the next few days learning the language as I had trouble reading some things. I think I am running out of money again though. Maybe it is time to meet Carlsan again>

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

I killed the vampire

I killed the vampire but the offer he offered me was tempting especially with all those annoying tasks the mayor and the farmer were asking of me. In the end though I reluctantly decided to do what is good. If he hadn't threatened to kill everyone I would have left him alive. The vampire seemed like a nice chap.

Later that day I left the patrol guild and entered the portal. Lars appeared before me for a moment but then he was gone. I joined the mercenary guild as it was the first guild other than the adventurer's guild which I found.

At the adventurer's guild there were a bunch of trainers just like in Silverdell. I believe the city I am in now is called Sparkle but I am not sure. A little dog steered made me read notice by a man called Carlsan who has some odd jobs he would like me to do. Aw shit here we go again. Well, I need money.

It was extremely hard to find where the hell that fragment went but it was very satisfying once I figured it out. I have a purple leathered sword with which I was able to kill that damned gigantic mountain lion too. After getting to the city across the portal I spent most of my coins training at the adventurer's guild.

The rules of the free mercenary guild as the name implies are quite free. This would normally be good but to be honest I would rather prefer to depend on someone else cause it's less thinking. I don't mind work just thinking (i.e. running around like a headless chicken) with no idea what to do. It is late well at least I have somewhere to sleep. I can worry tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The rabbits are normal now

I was finally able to feed the enchanted carrot to the demonic mother bunny. I just threw it into her burrow before it lost its enchantment like last time. A mist came from the hole and ever since then the demonic bunnies have stopped multiplying and are infact almost gone. I told this to the old woman who inturn told me that farmer brown has returned from the woods and might need someone for a small job. The gate to the barn used to be closed last time I checked.

When I got there a farmer, presumably the old farmer Brown was calling out to someone called Annie and asking her to be careful. From the tone I assume he was talking to his daugher.

I approached farmer Brown and striked a conversation.

"Baron von Krolock must be destroyed" started Farmer Brown. I guess that's what he wanted me to do. "You will need two things: garlic and grappling hook." Come to think of it that woman in the town did say to me something about a vampire. I guess the garlic makes sense but what about the grappling hook? "Krolock's castle is on a hill you will need to train your climbing skill if you have not already." explained farmer Brown. The farmer went on to explain that there are certain animals in the Sterling Woods and that I should cut their intestines and bring them to him. I didn't know you could make a grappling hook from intestines. I guess you learn something new everyday.

"Where are the Sterling Woods?" I asked him but he just sent me away. I guess I will try asking the old woman. She told me to go west and go across the river. Unfortunately there is no bridge so I will improve my swimming skills first. Improving both my swimming and climbing skills is going to cost a lot of coins....

With the coins I had left over from killing those demonic rabbits I was able to train my swimming skills upto the rank of a superior student. Apparently that is the highest level that I can train that skill at this Adventurer's guild. The coins were just enough to train my climbing skills to the rank of an expert amateur. This too seems to be the limit for that skill here.

I swam across the river to the Sterling Woods. The trees are tall so was dark, cool and wet. I could also hear the echo of animal calls. I headed further east only to be confronted by two wolves. Let's kill them and see if their intestines are any good. I killed one and the rest backed off but there is no hope of cutting the entrails of this thing with my bare hands also I am starting to get cold from swimming across the river. Unfortunately it looks like I will have to do this journey quite a few times.

Swimming is tiring and the woods are further away from the weapons shop. I am going to buy a sword. For now I will only buy a small knife because I can't properly wield a sword yet. I mean all I have fought against till now were just bunnies, demonic bunnies true enough but wolves are worse. Now that I have a knife let's kill another wolf. Killed it. Got the intestine. Brought it across the river. Having to take off all of my armour while swimming is a pain in the rear but otherwise I would sink. I showed the intestine to the old farmer Brown who proceeded to weave it into a rope. Well, a short rope. "You will need to weave more intestintes into rope" explained the old farmer "once you have got enough ropes bring them back to me."

Ah this looks like it is going to be tedious... but such is life. I tried attacking a wolf while wielding a knife and it was a disaster. I was a exhausted in no time. I really need to learn to wield some weapons. I am just going to rest by the river for few minutes.

A few hours later... I am still slightly tired but I cut an intestine and got two pelts from the corpses of two wolves. I believe I can sell these for more than the rabbit feet. On the other hand they are heavier though and I have to take them across the river too... I feel sore from all this work. I have seven intestines. Hopefully this will be enough. I laid down the intestines and painstackingly got them to form a rope of eighty feet. Let us hope this is enough. Before going to farmer Brown I decided to sell all my animal pelts (they are heavy) and to use that money to train some skill at the adventurer's guild. Probably a combat skill. The most straightforward seems to be sword practice so I got to get a sword too. The weapons shop is also close to the general shop so it should be fine.

The elft at the general store said that I have to sell these to the armourer next door. Ah well. I didn' get anywhere as near as I thought I would get. Only seven silver and a few hundred copper. Did I lose some pelts while swimming? This is starting to get annoying. Nothing seems to be going right... Farmer Brown told me that the rope is not long enough. That it should be at least a hundred feet. Well, it looks like I will have to cross the rive again.

I improved my sword skills to the rank of an amateur and then I ran out of money. Next time I sell some pelts I should probably buy a sword too. Now that I have got a rope a hundred feet long I hope the farmer does not send me to fetch something else. I met him. Next I have to find mountain lions to the west and cut one of their claws which should then attach to the rope as a hook.

Unfortunately a mudslide has washed away the road to the west. I looked around and found a tree stump. I pulled the tree stump to make sure it won't come off and tied my rope onto it. Next I slowly climbed down the rope. The road has become little more than a narrow path and infront of me there is what I assume to be a mountain lion. Well let us kill it. It took me a while to kill it but I did it. Now let us cut off its claws. Done that. I climbed up the rope once again and tried to untie it from the stump but the knot has become too tight so I cut it off but that made it too short so I need to head back to Sterling Woods in order to get one more intestine. I swam across the river. I also got a pelt from the wolf's corpse. I hope the pelt from the mountain lion brings in more coins than the wolf cause it is easier to get down that small cliff than swim across the river. At leaset I won't get wet. I attached the claw from the mountain lion to the rope. I will need two more claws to complete the grappling hook. I swam back across the river and climbed down the rope I had tied to the stump. I also got the pelt from the lion I had killed off earlier. I headed northwest. There is a cave but I had a feeling that I should avoid that for now and move north where I found another mountain lion this time with an animal skull. I killed, cut off a claw from the corpse, and attached that claw onto the rope. One more claw and this hook is ready. The path winds back south but no sign of any more mountain lions. I may go a bit further and then come back to check that cave if I can't find any mountain lions. I found one. I killed it. The grappling hook is finally over - now back to the farmer. But first I will sell the three pelts from the lions I killed. I got 6 silver and few copper coins. Not bad.

The old farmer brown was muttering about something when I got in but I just ignored it and showed him my grappling hook. Apparently what he was muttering about was that he had lost the garlic he had gone to get from the woods. "I should have brought a backpack" he said. "Bring me a clove." Ah I am tired of fetching stuff and swimming but first I will need to get a backpack myself so my clove too does not get lost in the river.

I could see why the old farmer was annoyed. Finding this clove is going to take a while and the wolves are a bother too. I bought a backpack for 1 gold and 5 silver. That was expensive. I trained my herbalism skill to the rank of an eminent student before running out of coins guessing that it might have something to do with finding cloves in the woods.

I found a silver leaf which if I remember my lessons correctly is a type of leaf which heals fatigue. I found a clove a few minutes later and put into my bag making sure that it was closed properly.

I showed the clove to farmer Brown who asked Wilbur, a farmhand, to plant in the fields with a instant growth formula. I got five gold coins for all my troubles which I guess was worth it. Now let use see if I can get the garlic from the field. After looking for sometime I was able to find where the garlic was planted. I better put the garlic in my backpack so I don't lose it.

I decided to use the money I got to train some skill. At the adventurer's guild I was not sure about which one I should train so I went to thief skills trainer to see what they had. The only skill I could learn there is to sneak which would mean that others would have to have a higher awareness in order to see me.. It sounds useful but I have not got the money to do that. Specifically I wanted to see whether climbing was a skill that I could learn at all so that using the grappling hook would be easier. There was no training for climbing at the adventurer's guild so I further improved my sword skills. I also met the magic trainer and found out that they offer training in spell craft. Unfortunately from what I gather I won't learn any ranged magic attacks here. I need to get my own sword. I probably have enough money left. I probably should have gotten my own sword first but without training my sword skills first the sword would have been useless anyway. Someone had dropped many silver coins and I kind of feel bad for it but I took those coins. Well, the reason that they dropped their coins was probably because they had too many coins in their pockets. I feel the urge to buy another sword and dual wield but it costs money... I bought it anyway and it was a waste of money as the steel longsword I bought requires both hands. The greedy shop keeper gave me back only a quarter of the money in exchange for the sword. I was thinking of buying a shield but that seems not an option as well.

I exchanged my small coins for larger coins in order to save space and reduce weight. I feel much lighter. All that it is left to is to kill that Baron. Though I doubt it is as easy as that. I followed the path west down the hills only to be met with a tall cliff. This is where I needed the grapling hook, I see. It was not easy and by the time I was up I was extremely tired but before I could even catch my breath I could not help but notice the huge infront of my eyes sitting on a plateau surrounded by mountains. How do you even get here without a grappling hook? Oh I forgot that the Baron was a vampire. He can probably turn into a bat. Makes sense.

I head into the castle. I can hear footsteps. There is a guard. A demonic guard. Like those damned rabbits his eyes are red and his skin is pitch black. I killed him without too much difficulty but it didn't notice me until I attacked it so it couldn't fight back that much. I looted its weapons and armour. They are heavy and stink but I bet they can bring in more than those pelts I sold earlier.

"FOOL HOW DARE YOU TRESPASS" said a booming voice. Probably the vampire. I hope he doesn't plan to play hide and seek. I move forward into a hall way which lead to two hallways. I take the right hallway. There are two demonic guards.  One of the guards hisses and runs towards me whereas the other doesn't seem to care. I killed one though I got a few scratches and bruises. Loot and repeat.

I walke forward down the hallway. The walls were full of creepy paintings of demonic rituals but the cratftmanship with which they have been made looks fine. Another guard. More loot for me. I feel a bit tired now. Maybe I should take a moment to catch my breath. To the west the hallway narrows. I get a creepy feeling that way so that's where I went. Two more guards. Killed them. Looted them.

I move further in.

"SO YOU HAVE ELECTED TO TEST MY PATIENCE! BEGONE NOW!"

The voice seemed to come from the direction down a set of stairs but unfortunately it seems I have lost my lamp. I guess it is time for me to go back, sell my loot and buy a lamp or a torch again. This time I will put it in my backpack so I won't loose it hopefully.

Two demonic guards block my way backwards. More loot for me.

I finally got back to the shop and sold all the demonic weapons for over 200 silver coins. Good things do happen. I got quite a few coins by selling armour but I was too tired to check. My body hurts but I need to train. I improved my skills to the level of superior amateur and the combat trainer tells me I can't improve it any further here. Next I should probably train defence. I improved my defence to the rank of superior amateur but I can't improve that skill anymore here. Maybe next I should look at some non-combat skill.

After having a look around, most general training skills were related to trading and appraising objects which doesn't seem so important now. Spellcasting is interesting but if I can't use ranged attacks then it doesn't seem to be any different than normal combat. The combat skills all required some other weapon than a sword so for now I am not interested. What all this left was a sneak skill from the thief trainer. This could be useful in a pinch.

I trained my sneaking to the rank of a superior student and the trainer told me I will have to go elsewhere for more training. I still have a few coins left so I will use them to train spellcraft as magic sounds exciting. I have no idea how to cast any spell but apparently the training I was given will help me. At any rate I am an apprentice student in spellcrafting by rank anyway. Herbs are free and some of them can even help me recover from fatigue so I am going to try to learn that skill given that I can't improve my spellcrafting any further here. There too I can only go upto superior student at this guild. I doubt I have much money left but I will keep spending.

Next I improved my trading to the rank of superior student. The highest rank available at this adventurer's guild. This will help me get better prices when selling and buying. I raised my ability to appraise an opponent to the rank of apprentice student but that's as far as it can go here.

I improved my ability to appraise objects to the rank of apprentice student. That's as far as it goes. It is a miracle I haven't run out of coins yet. I raised my ability to appraise value to the rank of an apprentice student. That leaves only the combat skills club, axe, knife. Knives are cheap so I will start with them. I trained to the level of superior student and ran out of money. I am going to deposit the six silver coins and and few copper coins because I think it is better if I have some money stored away.

Clearly I am tired as I got almost all the way to the cliff and I forgot that I did not have a lamp or torch with me.

The bright cheerful hobit at the shop says "You never know when you will need a torch or a lamp!"

I got to the shop without the money to pay for the torch. I feel tempted to get the money from the bank but I will just kill a few rabbits and sell those instead. Whether demonic or not these rabbits are ruining the harvest for farmer Brown. Four dead white fluffy bunnies later. I think this should be enough to pay for the torch. I was wrong. Back to killing rabbits. This time I will kill the jackrabbits. Maybe they will fetch more. It worked now I have a torch... Wait let me check my bag... Don't tell me that I left the lamp in the bag so I wouldn't lose it. Thank goodness it did not.

The climb to the vampire castle is as exhausing as usual...I haven't recovered completely but let's kill a guard and loot everything. The vampire shouts something again. Killed more two guards. Looted more stuff. The demonic guard battered my head with morningstar and it kind of hurt a lot. I feel sore but at least that makes me a sore winner. Oh Gods forgive me for making such a bad pun. Ah well maybe if I kill that vampire I will be forgiven. I ran out of strength after re-killing the guards I had already killed but the broadleaf restored my health.

I light the wooden torch and go down the stairs. Let us see what is there. It is a dungeon. There are skeletons in chains. Not good. There is a statue of the Baron hatefully glaring at me. What did I do? I haven't done anything yet. Anyway there is nothing here.... I went back up and extinguished the torch. What do I do? It looks like I can go north. Maybe there is a lever or something. There is a massive demonic guard blocking my way. Okay I am going to kill him first. The scalemail protected him from my sword for a while but I got its head. I move north into -

"LEAVE MY PERSONAL CHAMBERS AT ONCE!" says a booming voice. If he doesn't want me here why doesn't he just come out and make me leave.  There is a coffin. Let's open it. A strange force prevents me from getting to the coffin. What was that about? Magic. Makes sense. There is a drawer let's open that. All that there is inside is a key. How dissapointing. Where are the goodies?

"WRETCHED FOOL RETURNED! RETURN WHAT YOU HAVE STOLEN!" At least it doesn't seem to be useless. We have got to be happy with the things we are given in life. I move south down another hall. Another demonic guard. I almost feel like asking it for all its armour and weapons but it is too dumb to understand me and at any rate killing is fun to be honest. Oops it cut my leg. That hurt. The greaves were not enough sigh. I am suffering but I got a lot of loot. I get into the room the guard was err.. guarding.

"GET OUT OF MY STUDY, OR YOU SHALL BE SKINNED ALIVE!" Scary. What is wrong with vampires these days? Whatever happened to just drinking people's blood?

Among other uninteresting things there is a safe. I have a key. How could this possibly go? I unlocked the safe using the large key. I pull open the safe. Inside there is a stone fragment of some kind. I am not saying that that is dissapointing but I kind of am. I will leave it alone for now.  I look around to see a table, on top of which there is a an open book. A diary. In one log he describes how he sent the demonic bunnies to destroy the garlic crop at farmer brown's farm. Garlic it seem is the only thing he fears. I have no idea what to do next. For some reason, probably magic I can't even take that stone fragment from the safe. I went down once again to see if anything had changed. Nothing. I hate puzzles.  Maybe I will come later. I feel tired to be honest.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Killing more bunnies

I killed a bunny got it's foot and now I am onto to the next bunny. They are demonic bunnies with evil red eyes and black fur. Man this field is filled with demonic bunnies. I passed a stoic looking human on the way to the north. I am goint to try to get to the hen house again and now that my awareness is somewhat adequate. Another demonic rabbit is dead. It looks like my grinding paid off. I am moving across the western corner of the field. Four demonic rabbits dashed in front of me. I am going to kill another one. Two rabbits left. One rabbit left. I looted their corpses. I finally move north and a few yards latter I come across a bunch a bunch of jack rabbits. I am on a roll. They are all dead and I am still alert. Four more jack rabbits later.... I am tired... Okay I will sell the stuff I have got and train again. I trained once and I don't have enough money to train again. I am going to get a break first.

I changed the silver coins to gold coins cause they were too heavy. The bank charges for it but it is worth it. Back to the fields. Some other guy is killing all the rabbits. I have no idea what is going on. There are dead rabbits everywhere but no sign of the mother rabbit. I introduced myself to the man who has killed all these rabbits but after asking my name he just ignored me. I passed him and finally got back to the hen house. I killed six rabbits and by the time I finished six more barged into the hen house. The smell is just as unbearable as last time. One more demonic rabbit came into the hen house. Killed three of them. Four more to go. The training certainly helped. I killed all seven and moved southwest. The rabbits won't allow me to go back maybe there is something but I am starting to get tired again. I am tired again so I will need to go and rest in the inn or maybe the tent in the forest. First of I sold my loot to train. I got 64 silver and 318 copper coins. Why can't the shop pay me in gold coins? It would weigh a lot less. Before I forgot about it again I headed west to the weapons shop and got some greaves to protect my legs.

I improved my unarmed combat to the level of eminent amateur and then I ran out of money. Back to grinding in the fields I guess. I am going to deposit my coins in the bank in case I die.

I am back in the fields hunting demonic bunnies. I wish I had some strategy rather than just grinding but ah well. Ah why do we live just to grind? Hissing and vomiting blood. That is all they seem to be doing. The rabbits don't try to block me from going into the henhouse any more.

Ideally I wouldn't want to join any guild as I hate commitments but it seems that in order to get skills I need to do so... Life is hard... Without skills I can't make any money. The rabbits get more violent as I move south west from the hen house. Suspicious. The greaves I bought have saved my legs several times though I wonder how durable they are. I have examined the ground several times but it is soft everywhere as there used to be crops everywhere.

I moved back north east because that seems to be where the vermin don't want to be. I have got so many rabbit feet that I have looted that I can't carry them anymore. I feel tempted to go back and sell them first. There was a large hole in the ground with marks of claws. How come I didn't notice it until now? As I approached the hole the rabbits all around surrounded me. There are 1,2,3...6 demonic jackrabbits. This is going to wear me out. I killed them all. I lighted and threw a torch down the whole and the thrice damned rabbit threw it back at me. I threw down the carrot I enchanted from the farm old woman but apparently it was no longer the

I sold the demonic feet  at the shop and used the coins to train my unarmed combat skill to the level of a superior amateur. I met the old woman and she said that if I got another carrot she would enchant it for me. Next time I should go and feed that carrot before it looses its enchantment...

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Killed a bunch of demonic bunnies

These demonic bunnies are so strong...  It is going to take a while for me to get that carrot for the old woman at the farm. Man I wish that I was stronger but that would take grinding and I hate hard work. That said though there are too many bunnies. Maybe it would be easier if I had some kind of weapon but first I want to train my unarmed combat skill sufficiently high.

On the flipside I think I am going to make a quite a bit of money from all the rabbit foot I have gotten. I have been looking for this damned carrot for hours now those damned demonic rabbits have ravaged the entire farm.

Every step I take forward is beset by these creatures. Now I have gotten almost halfway through the farm but the deeper I go the bigger these demonic bunnies get. Ah damn it all I am too tired. First I will sell all these rabbit feet which are an annoying weight and then train myself with a trainer. Yes, of course this means that I will have to go through these damned bunnies again but hopefully it will be a bit faster once I have gone through all my money. Speaking of which  what the hell does the shop I sell the bunny feet to do with them? I wonder if I could craft something myself. That would be more interesting than this!

I got a 105 silver and 262 copper. Not bad. I know I should use this money to train myself but the armour store is just next door so I will splurge a bit. I bought a studded-leather helm, a sturdy wooden shield, a leather vest, a pair of studded bracers. Now I am only left with ten silver coins and a few copper coins I am not bothered to count. I guess it is back to killing demonic bunnies to get that damned carrot.

I got some mail at the post office. I was wondering whether the magic glowing map worked everywhere. Apparently not. Well, at least I won't get lost for now.

Back to killing the damn bunnies I guess. Well, I could go to the bank and deposit the few coins I have as they are unnecessary weight. I was able to find some radish in the fields but I am not sure what to do with that. I finally found the god damned carrot field. Now back to the old woman at the farm.

The old woman put the carrot into some broth with some herbs and apparently I have to feed to the mother bunny but I have no idea how to do this. Ah sometimes life feels like such a chore.

Ah well back to the field murdering some damned demonic rabbits. Did I say that these rabbits have such creepy red eyes? HA the armour seems to be working I guess that guy trying to sell them wasn't bullshitting me.

Rather than mindlessly killing these rabbits I should try to find the mother bunny. The rabbits only snarl at me if I am trying to head towards the hen house so I think I have an idea where this demonic mother bunny is. Two dead now I am onto the third one. Dammit killed the last one but because my feet are unprotected by armour they bit my foot.

It is getting a bit dark so in a way it is good that the rabbits keep getting bigger because they would be hard to see given how completely black their fur is. Then again their creepy red eyes glow in the dark. Dammit I am killing the sixth one and it just vomited some blood as it died. Disgusting little vermin.

Five demonic jack rabbits. Maybe I should head back and sell all the bunny feet I have in my inventory and use that money to upgrade my unarmed combat skills. But I am too lazy to go back into town.

There are only a bunch of demonic baby bunnies in the hen house. Maybe if I kill the babies the mother will show up. Seven baby bunnies. One dead. Six more. Man this place sucks.. There are rabbit droppings everywhere... Only one baby bunny left. I killed it and yet there is no sign of the mother bunny. One of the baby bunnies tried to dig underground, but when I peeked under the filthy floorboards there was nothing.

When I tried to move back towards the fields the jackrabbits snarled at me so maybe the mother bunny escaped from underground in that direction? Damnit there are three demonic jackrabbits. There just isn't an end to this nonsense is there?

Ah now I am starting to get tired again and I doubt that I can deal with this nonsense unless I am in full health. Maybe I should head back to town to rest and train at the inn. For some reason all the trainers work on the upper floors of the inn. Though I heard that the Silverdell guild has their own trainers.

Four more demonic jack rabbits sprang out as soon as I took a few more steps south west. And I am only somewhat alert. If only I had some potion or herbs or something so that I could heal faster. Ah well whatever let's kill another one. Now I am starting to feel weary. The demonic rabbit spills some blood on the floor.  I feel slightly weary but whatever I will kill another one. Now I just feel tired and there are still two left. I feel too exhausted to fight again for a moment but it isn't safe to rest here either. Ah I guess I run back to the town to rest then. I also need to sell this loot. I got 85 silver coins and 267 copper coins. The copper coins are heavy but I would rather spend them because I bet the money changers charge to exchange the copper to silver. Should I buy a sword? No, it is tempting but first I got to use this money to train my unarmed combat skills given that if I lose all my weapons I need to still be strong.

Actually I was wrong the trainers were not at the inn but on the first floor of the adventurer's guild. The combat trainer there was a thin quick looking female elf. I introduced myself and she said her name was Sera Murr. She explained that although unarmed does less damage in a pinch when a weapon is not at hand it is useful.

I trained my unarmed combat skill to the level of rank amateur and then I ran out of money to train further. I still have six copper coins and six silver coins but the lessons gets more expensive the more you learn. The first lesson cost me only 1 copper but now my next unarmed combat lesson costs 1 Gold 11 Silver and 8 Copper.

After some rest I headed back to the fields to the north and my combat skills have certainly improved though I am not sure whether that is enough. Ah how fast do these rabbits spawn all the rabbits I had killed are back! I guess the old woman at the farm was right when she said that this was the work of some magic. My body feels sore from all the training so maybe I haven't recovered entirely.

A squinty eyed dwarf is killing these damned rabbits too. I tried to introduce myself to this dwarf earlier but he ignored me. The fighting is certainly faster now that I have trained. I think I may have jinxed it as one of the bigger rabbits dashed in front of me out of nowhere and bit my hand.

A petite adolescent elf planted a garlic and just left. I wonder what she is up to. A demonic rabbit bit me but my vest protected me. The squinty eyed dwarf is killing some bunnies too which helps me though I got distracted and forgot to get the bunny feet from the corpses.

I feel like something is missing. Perhaps if I trained my awareness skill I could feel it... I mean there are seven demonic bunnies here now and till now there have never been that many. Five more demonic rabbits left... I can't help but feel that I am missing something here. I should go back and ask my trainer about the awareness skill. I am too exhausted to do anything though that is the problem.

The dwarf protected his legs with a pair of studded greaves. Maybe I should ask for those at the armour shops as the state of my legs is not particularly pretty now. I am totally exhausted and there are still two jackrabbits left maybe I should just leave it to the squinty eyed dwarf and come back later with a little bit of life back in my body. I feel very tired but I decide to try and kill another one.

There is only one left but I just feel too breathless to continue... The squinty eyed dwarf left north east. The demonic jackrabbit digged the ground as if looking for something. Whatever it is I must stop it so I immediately attacked it. Still not a sign of the damned mother rabbit. Well let's go to sell this loot at the general store.

At the shop keeper's advise "You never know when you will need a torch or a lamp" I bought a torch. I hope it is going to be useful. It cost me 82 copper coins. I wonder how much money I have got left. I mean I killed a lot of stuff and sold their feet. Let me count.... Oh man I feel so stupid why does it take me so long to count a bunch of coins. Let me start again 1....3.....5..25......45...64...65....78... Oh god this is tedious why do I even bother?... 119....130.....140.....145.....146 copper coins...Now let me count the silver. Five minutes later. 45 coins. That was really boring but there does not seem a marked increase after my training though I must admit I was faster this time.

I asked Sera about awareness training but apparently that isn't a skill that she teaches. Sera sent to the adjacent room to the right where some strong looking dwarf calling himself a general skills trainer will train me. I wonder what the difference is. I raised my awareness skill to the level of a "superior student" and then I was told I can't raise that skill anymore here apparently. Ah well at least I may have some money left to train train my unarmed combat skills. Let me check.

I improved my ability of unarmed combat to the level of confident amateur but then I ran out of money to train anymore. I could train another skill with the money I left so I asked for a list of skillsand the only other one which does not require weapons was defense so I trained that. I improved my ability to the level of expert student and then ran out of money. I have six copper coins and two silver coins. I think I will deposit them in the bank. I have 1 gold in the bank though I have no idea how that got there. I forgot to buy the greaves I guess I will do that next time. It's time to kill bunnies again. Or is it? This is enough for today.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Thank the Sun God

Some guy gave me 500 earth runes on behalf of the sun god.

Finally got through Sword Art Online II

Had lasagna today.