The Fey Tradesman cometh! On the second night of Autumn, a fairy trader from another realm is wont to visit the island of Corsica, bringing goods from his travels. The three probationary mages of Somnium Oceani were all interested enough in his arrival to take a break from their studies. Tasked with picking up a parcel for Sorra, Werner, Squiggles, Ben Wadi, and Ferro made their way to their meeting with the otherworldly visitor. A hooded figure greeted them; though he had no face under his hood, merely shining light. While the fey initially greeted them in Latin, upon accepting coins of their native currency from the trader, Squiggles, Werner, Ben Wadi were able to understand the man as if he spoke in their first language. Suspicious of the Fey’s true intentions, Ferro declined the offered coin and heard nothing but incoherent jabber from the man the entire time.
Many goods were offered and shown the the magi, some disturbing, some fascinating. But the thing that caught Ferro’s eye was the most costly; a squirming red fawn that instantly angered Jabbar. Perhaps too hastily, Ferro agreed to the tradesman’s bargain- the fawn, in exchange for the first thing to consider her a mother. The trade complete, and Sorra’s package retrieved, the fairy tradesman took his leave.
As the seasons changed, the locals brought in the first catch of the season, and with it the coven’s supply of Aquam Vis in the form of one magical fish. This time, it wasn’t nearly as easy to acquire. Squiggles was quick to point out that the Aquam Vis of this season was in the form of a massive albacore tuna, that was already being haggled over by several of the seneschals on behalf of their lords.
Quick to dismiss the servants as mere pawns, Ferro cast spells upon the fisherman and servants of the lords. Objections to her presence and her interruptions were quickly done away with, when they believed everything she said or treated her as the highest authority to which they served. The Aquam Vis was acquired, and Squiggles was made to seem something of a hero for treating the ‘fainting’ servant.
Will Werner’s magi mobile start an inopportune industrial revolution? Will Squiggles’ meddling in human morality land him in hot water with the forces of the Vatican? Will Ferro manage to live through the next year after casually throwing magic at everyone who bothers her? Will Sorra succumb to alcoholism? Stay tuned!