Dear Mum and Da
Thank you verry much for the sack of fishgills you sent me! Not exactly what I meant when I asked for gil, but Da is such a hoot! Anyway, I'm writing from the bunk I share with Olga in Norg... long story, but I hope to make it back to Bastok just as soon as I pay the pirates back.
Pirates are a bunch of nice folk, once you get past their silly sensibility about things *like tying me to a post on their ship after rescuing me from the sinking Selbina ferry, although that did keep me from going over board when the seas got rough, nice of them, no?* and understand that despite that whole rape pillage and plunder bit is just showy stuff for their reputation...
I'm sorry my hand writing is so messy this time round, but as they keep me chained next to the bed near the sink where I wash dishes in exchange for good if only slightly rotting food, it makes it hard to find a good spot to write on... Olga, bless her goblin heart, seems to object to being used as a writing desk, which I suppose is understandable. Thankfully my arm will heal in time, and I'll remember not to surprise her by speaking to her when she's asleep.
In any case, my adventures have stopped somewhat (although food posioning from washing dishes cooouuuld be considered adventurous) after I was rescued from the ocean, but that was an exciting if somewhat tragic time.
You see, I was on my way from Selbina to Mhaura after finally healing my sunburn enough to walk, and I was standing on the deck enjoying the invigorating sea air when this beautiful star-shaped creature flopped over the side of the ship and onto the deck. It was, as most creatures in Vana Diel, a thing of exquisite beauty, with tiger stripped star tentacles and oddly shaped wings on its head. Well, as I stood there transfixed, it struck me as confusing that all the other passengers on deck were running below, screaming and scrambling to be first indoors. However, it quickly became apparent that the creature was having an argument with a high ranking Paladin who was trying valiantly to buy more time for panickd passengers to get below decks. Seeing thar the brave knight was hurt, I quickly cast a healing spell on him mid combat with the creature, yet, as I rushed below, I saw that it was not enough, and the beautiful yet violently confused creature finished him rather quickly. I mourned him as I went below, yet the surprises were just beginning.
This creature the pirates later told me, was called a Sea Horror, and now I understand why. Normally unfettered creatures given wide enough space, a sea horror becomes violent near adventurers (seems my luck lately) and by healing the unfortunate man, I enraged the creature further.
Down below, I thought with doors firmly shut that I was safe from the creature, but lo, the Sea Horror truely lived up to its name, as it opened doors with a tentacle and slew one passenger after another in seeking me out for healing that man. Panicked, I leapt over dying passengers as the sea horror struck them down one after the other and I raced upstairs,only to see that the ship was being boarded by my kind benefactors, the Norg Pirates.
Dodging a ships wight, I ran and leapt overboard, landing on a pirate with the Sea Horror in hot pursuit. Luckily the pirates saw the monster and managed to get their ship away fast enough so that the Sea Horror was left on the ferry, which I later learned lost all souls ... and while I mourn those poor unfortunates, I sit here chained to my bed, thsnking the pirates for saving me, and reminding myself daily to boycott such a dangerous travel service. Honestly! I should ask them for my fare back!
In any case, dishes must be done, so I'll have to go. I hope Olga doesnt burn this letter as well, shes a sweetheart with a wild sense of humor that way, but this is the thirtieth draft I've composed.
And Da, can you please send me real gil this time? I kinda need it to pay my ransom..... although I'm sure these nice Norg folk are just joking about planks and sharks and all.
your Nice Norg Next o kin,
PS When you visit, take a chocobo, much safer I hear.
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