Comic 13 - Put your robe on wrong

20th Apr 2018, 1:19 AM in Humble Beginnings at Humblestart
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Put your robe on wrong
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Morgenstern 20th Apr 2018, 1:19 AM edit delete
Morgenstern
You throw your Purple Robe on like a scarf... cape... thing to cover the lower half of your face.

Yup. A little color coordination and this could almost be a thing. Likeable and trendy. You're a winner, baby.

You open the other chest in the storage room. Inside is an Old Iron Sword. You're no swordsman, but hey--it's better than going completely unarmed. You equip the sword and decide it might be a good idea to get out of here.

You ask Valley if she has any contacts, or maybe a place to lay low.

"Oh, I've got a lot of contacts!," she exclaims before adding "...just... not here. I was, like, shipped here after I got demoted the first time."

The first time...?

Without skipping a beat, she blows right past that line of questioning. "You can totally lay low at my place, if you want. ...Wait, no you can't. I share a place with a bunch of other guards, it'll look toootally suspish. Duh, me."

She playfully smacks her own forehead. Looks like you're going to have to do this the old fashioned way, whatever that is. You and Valley march your way straight out of the jail and into the town proper, strolling through the front door like you own the place.

You find yourself in the town of Humblestart.


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(Map not to scale, or even that accurate)

Humblestart is a small town, or so you've been told--it's substantially larger than your hometown, Peace Calling to the north east. Humblestart has a smith, a general store, a potion shop, a tavern, and a couple of inns.

Most of the business here is to, from, or related to that potion shop. The forests around here are home to numerous mushrooms, and the fields outside of town are full of slimes. Both of these things are worth money when you have an alchemist on tap, and a well stocked alchemist can always make money. Humblestart mostly began as an outpost for travelers and to keep the slime population down, but now it ships potions out to Peace Calling and other towns to the west.

Comments:

Michael 20th Apr 2018, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
Get another outfit to disguise ourself with.
Omedus 20th Apr 2018, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
Head straight to the Tavern and immediately try to get a handout for your "Service" as a royal guard with which you use to buy a new set of clothes.
Tech 20th Apr 2018, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
Enchant all our stuff with Reinforce.
Guest 20th Apr 2018, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
+1 this, especially her club.
Wolfe 20th Apr 2018, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
How do we learn new spells? Is there a spell book? Can we try to create our own?

Maybe our character wonders this out loud.