Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Money, get back. I'm all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack."

Chen looks around him. Scattered about are numerous magical items, many coins of various denominations, and arrays of jewels ranging from the plain to the exquisite. It was never in his plans to accumulate so much wealth - indeed it even rubs against his impoverished upbringing - but Fate has a strange sense of humour.

His new purchases lead him to deeper thought. Is he beginning to enjoy the life of a rich man a little too much? The Portable Hole is undoubtedly useful for the party as a whole - of that there can be no doubt. The Conch, though, is another question.

Can it really be that useful when Wer can simply cast a spell with a greater effect?
Is he just taking it for the sake of having it?

And now he's also contemplating asking Eolar for yet further magics.
(...so long as the priest doesn't give the money straight back to the overbearing and invasive church that he seems to hold so dear...)

But, what else to do with so much money? He can't very well tie that to a pigeon's leg and send it home - though they would surely put it to good use.

An idea strikes him, and he pulls out his quill and parchments. He writes another letter home - detailing the party's adventures on the high seas, under the high seas, and under under the high seas! He also records that he has accrued 'some money' and asks how they might advise him to invest it?

Curiously, he doesn't divulge the full amount.
He glances across again at his collection of magic items.
It would be wise to hold some money back - in case of emergency...


Joebroesel said...

Come to the dark side...they have cookies ;-)

Charlie Stilton said...

Kirk correctly pointed out that he had already used an Abba song as a post title, so I have changed mine.

I give you "Money" by Pink Floyd instead!

Charlie Stilton said...

Funny, Sven - I was just thinking that the second most 'pious' of our characters covets magical items almost as much as Chen!

Joebroesel said...

Well, but I belong to a church, so taking magical items from the poor to fight for their salvation is a perfectly normal thing :D

Hedzor said...

The only people more self serving than the church are nobility and politicians!

Joebroesel said...

Hey! We can easily beat politicians!! :P