It was the 16th day of the 25th month of Tuskany’s founding and as had been the case since Scarlet abdicated the throne and Nicholas had risen to share the throne with Faisal, a human Paladin of Sarenrae reincarnated as a kobold, things had not been quiet in the kingdom.
Not even two days had passed since they had put a stop to the deadly nightmares plaguing the city of Freeport. Scarlet, Faisal and Lulu were in their Holy City attempting to reforge the DawnBlade. Beppo was putting the finishing touches on his newest magic item. Shin was muttering about the likelihood of Nicholas being charmed by a pretty face, when Shin really should be worried about Ildrim! Ildrim was supposed to be researching more about the First World, but was likely off having another affair.
Meanwhile reports of new threats to the kingdom were appearing. Occasional minor tremors barely felt at the beginning of the month were becoming more common and of greater strength. While most of the Stolen Lands had been unseasonably warm, new reports were coming in of pockets of extreme arctic cold near Varnhold populated with undead and blue skinned giants. Other reports have coming in that a 12 miles of tangled briars appear this morning near Sootscale. Mikmek and Aleric had been sent to investigate. No doubt these next two issues would cause further unrest in the kingdom.
As if unrest within the kingdom was bad enough, unrest from our neighbours had increased, Kyonin had magically sealed its borders citing dangerous First World magics emanating from the stolen lands, but Nicholas couldn’t help thinking that Scarlet physically assaulting their Magister didn’t help matters.
All of which brought Nicholas to the present and the current petitioner in front of his throne.
A high pitched rapid fire squeaky voice came out of two foot tall winged pixie hovering in front him.
“SirDukinessMostHighLord! Thank you for seeing me. My name is Limm Ticklewing and a month ago, my six sisters and i were all captured by a nastywizardmadeoutofworms. He and a scary witch put my six sisters into a magic cage and gave that cage to a mean troll. I escaped, and desperately want my sisters to be saved. They travelled through a portal in the Forest of a Thousand Voices. It was near a ruined castle. I promise to reward you with a 5000 gp gem for each sister of mine you rescue.”
“Thirty thousand gold. That could buy be a lot of beer.” Nicholas briefly thought. “Or curtains. Tamara says the castle needs new curtains.”