So we hit the last town last night at around four in the morning. Burvir and I were dead tired and slept until 6 this evening. The innkeepers wife took pity on me and gave me a free dinner. The innkeeper wasn’t too happy, but the woman was nice. We conversed for a little bit before getting onto the topic of the Sand sea. She told me that the city in the middle of the desert was called Shard and it was supposed to be a mystical, wondrous place. Her husband told me that only a fool would travel through the red desert to get there. He got a smack from his wife who sent him grumbling back into the kitchen.
She offered me a job there for a month or so and I gladly accepted. She paid me for busing tables, bring patrons their food and cleaning the rooms out. I also did their personal errands as well. Burvir helped out by letting out a loud, ear piercing bark when it was cut off time for the bar portion of the Inn. He also served as a body guard whenever some drunk hooligan wanted to sass the misses. We were a pretty good team and she was glad to have us there, I know she was because she showed it. She was the only human as of right now that I trusted. Her husband on the other hand I could’ve done cruel things to and wouldn’t have cared.
The night before we left she graced me with seventy five gold and a huge sack of rations. She even gave me Burvir his own water skin! She told me she was sad that I was leaving, but she told me that I had a free room and free meal if I ever stopped in. She also told me that even though i’m small and the world had been cruel, that I was the only one I could truly depend on. She also said that I would become a very powerful mage one day and that I was going to have to come back and show her a few tricks.
The morning I left her husband told me to watch out for monsters like Vampires, scorpions (big ones!) and basilisks. I was scared. I had never encountered any of those creatures before and even though I could take on a few humans by myself, I was absolutely 100 percent sure I couldn’t take on any of those things by myself! We trekked through the rolling hills until they evened out and the grass started getting sandy patches here and there. Once we hit the edge of the dessert (more or less) we stopped for the night.
That night I heard things skittering through the sands off in the distance and strange noises I had never heard before. Burvir cuddled up almost on top of me because he was afraid too. I don’t think we slept very good that night.
I think this is going to be the last of my entries until I get to shard. I need to be on my toes and make sure I get there in one piece!