UP: Napa Valley
I knew when I first saw that
gypsy, Tarina Faa, wandering the streets of Britain looking for the place
that would eventually become her home, that things would never be the same
around this town. Ever since she got here things have not been the same.
I admit, she did do a great job fixing up that house of
hers. It looks wonderful. Flowers, all tidy, even a sheep pen out back.
Though how she ever keeps sheep in it with all of those hooligans using
them for target practice I will never know.
I have been keeping an eye on that place lately and I
must say the kinds of folks that that woman has in her house, the horror!
Unsavory types, rude folks, not to mention a ghostly murderer along with
all of the polite and honorable folks traipsing in and out. That woman
does have a wide variety of visitors - even drunks seem to frequent the
place on occasion.
A short while back, the comings and goings at the place
at all hours was a sight to behold. Folks running in and out, hollering,
meeting with this gypsy till the wee hours of the morn. With all of this
noise I was able to hear what all of the fuss was about.
It seems some frightened gargoyles were discovered in
remote areas of the realm and there was an all out search to see if others
could be found. Folks were running all over the place - gates were being
created, folks were using spells willy-nilly to transport themselves
anywhere they thought another gargoyle might be found. After they were
found... four all together I heard... then folks started running around
trying to find a book. A dictionary I think or someone who could translate
gargish. Funny that, gargoyles speaking gargish of all things! It was so
funny I almost fell out of the tree I was hiding in!
I have yet to find out what the gargoyles said - in
gargish or otherwise- but I have a very reliable source on the trail of
this information and I will publish it once I have it all... and have no
fear, I do have someone who knows a bit of gargish to translate.
As for other interesting goings on...
Katazar himself flew by Tarina's home the other day.
Seems since his visit that gypsy has not been feeling so well though.
Every time words of magic are spoken the poor girl seems to faint dead
away. I kind of feel a bit sorry for her with that one must be hard with
folks using magic like it was water these days. Ah well.
Though I have also heard that since his visit, she
cannot seem to read the tarot cards either. Thank goodness, one eve she
had a wee talk to some few folks right under the tree I was hidden in or I
would have missed that bit of news! Now that is one art I do not mind
having lost, since 'tis my personal feeling the Tarot is a bunch of
hogwash and mirrors anyway. Folks to not need to be misguided by silly
cards, they do a good enough job on their own.
Ah well, I am off to hunt down some more good
stories... I have heard another wonderful rumor about a new resident in
Moonglow, Alae something or other. Looks like some more interesting goings
on in the realm!
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday,