After I came back from the Cynthian Plains I told my friends what happened to me. Turns out Aliella had gone on a pilgrimage (maybe she will stop saying “I want to go on a pilgrimage down the Mad River!” Only she would want to go where there was a plague that was most likely caused by Barius, may Cynthia curse him for forever pain after I kill him) and also had dreams that were sent by her gods, what she calls the Old Gods, who actually exist. Now instead of being a four year old with nothing to do she is a four year old with to much to do. At least she isn’t so over dramatic, or what she keeps saying that we all might die, which I suppose is true, but you don’t have to say it every single day.
So the Prince wishes for us to help Colvin get two of the groups of bandits who want to become Elweir’s allies. We are going to the Symkin Lakes to take a fort from one group of bandits and turn it over to one of our new allies. I am exceptionally pleased that we are doing this, since Cynthia told me that Jackob would be there. So Aliella bought our supplies for the trip,and we have a company of the Prince’s Guard to help us.
We make camp far enough away from the camp not to be seen. I snuck up to where I could see the fort. I also ran into by friend the Shambling Mound. I asked him a few questions about the fort and what he had seen. From what I knew Jackob wasn’t in the fort. The next night we stormed the fort. Darkarus, Lierin and I climbed the walls and took out the guards. We then captured all the bandits. Most of them were sleeping. We asked them a couple questions about this mysterious barge that was crewed by skeletons. Turns out it was only a few days until it was supposed to show up.
The day the barge was supposed to show up we made it look as normal as possible. With some well aimed shots the Garrick (Status : Dead) who was controlling the skeletons died. All we had to do was round up the rest of them. There was however something different about this barge. There was a second one full of skeletons, who according to Darkarus after he burned them where very dangerous.In the first barge in the hold was him…Jackob, the love of my life found at last. There were a few others from my tribe, but three of them were weird. Darkarus said that they were the dead walking (explains the missing bodies and the very decomposed hand) when asked what I would like to do with them I said to destroy them. They had lived their lives, now it was time for them to go back to Cynthia. Jackob had not said anything and hadn’t even recognized me. While they had been under a mental control and drugged so it was understandable.
After we gave Harry, our new ally, his fort we set back to Elweir. As we went the Cynthians started to recover more. However they were hardly back to what they had been. When we got back to town we reported to the Prince. Lierin did most of the talking, however Aliella kept interrupting her and the Prince(I got that he is very important, but still don’t get a leader of leaders. Oh well it is their government.)
As the Cynthians, well, grew up mentally I brought them to the stables to help the stable hands. I couldn’t control over two handfuls of child like adults at once. They didn’t mind and had lots of fun. Eventually Jackob started to remember who he was. When he became a “teenager” he became very weird around me, like we had been when we were younger. Finally when the Cynthians had reached their real mentally level I sent them home, except for Jackob. He was very useful when Aliella became a child for real, but that is another story for another time.