It seems I have spent most of the last months asleep. I remember very little of hunting, though I often seemed to wake and find my dear Zo waiting. I have been stronger every time though, and my understanding of the earth increases, and of the creatures I pursue. This would be troubling but for the steady presence of my Zo and the other inhabitants of Puddleby. They welcome me back every time, and are usually happy to form a hunt or to let me join their own groups. Sometimes though I wander alone through the forest, practicing my technique with the gossamer blade. It would not be wrong to say that I love this weapon for its deadly beauty.
Someday soon I hope to pass the test that will qualify me for training with Master Rodnus… I know my healer friends would be glad of that. Even more, I hope to soon be admitted to the ranks of the Rangers, so that I too can learn to transform into other creatures. My dear Zo, after seemingly endless efforts, learned to take on the form of a Spicy Mander, adding that amusing shape to his already large repertoire of transformations. “Morphs” as they are commonly called in the lands.
I was glad to be present when he was finally able to show it off.
I have also been hunting often with AkaOrka, who like me wishes to become a ranger. He only recently qualified, with help from me and many others, to train with the gossamer blade. Now he will spend months learning about the earth and its creatures, just as I have. Gremlins and I have done what we can to help because we both know what it is to depend on others. In fact I see this more and more in Puddleby, that exiles cannot survive on their own. Last night I went with a fairly large group deep into the Tok’han caves beneath the Keep on Melabrion’s Isle to help Maximilian find a lava beetle from which to fashion a lava cloak–essential gear for champions.
Though somnolence has plagued me for months, in the last few days I have felt more energetic, so I hope I will find myself hunting more often, and renewing my connections with the good folk of Puddleby.