1st and 2nd day of Eternal Sun 3126.
Finally I have arrived to Kator, a ranger outpost just south of Olara, somewhat northeast of Serenity and east by southeast of Echer’naught.
The travel here wasn’t boring, as I was travelling with a group of fellow trainees, all stationed to Kator. I would not call any of us, true ranger potential. At least if we are to compare us, to the stories of the great heroes of the rangers.
Rangers meant to uphold law, order and justice. Rangers meant to combat crime, flame, darkness and evil in all its incarnations. But we all have our own reasons to be here, and I can do nothing but try and survive and figure out the potential of each of us, so I can make us all prosper and grow as a unit.
Im not sure what Ranger HQ was thinking assembling this unit.
I an elderly merchant. Not much experience when it comes to battle and combat. But guess I will be able to manage the outposts ressources, and get the most out of them. Including helping my fellow rangers realize there own potential. I will see if I can not get some business up and running on the side, to increase our available ressources and by that extension our options, when it comes to dealing with the problems we will no doubt face.
First impressions of the rest of the group.
Bremner – A drunken brinchie, he claims to be a bard, he is decent with the lute and he knows many songs. But he is a bit too fond of ale, expecially the dwarven kind. But as long as he can keep his head in the game, he can be very useful for us.
Esph – A short fat Dregordian. He have read a lot on swordsmanship. But it seems the pratical application of it, is not something that have crossed his mind to practice. We will see, if he have the mindset, to actually train hard to get into shape and become a fighter, like so many of his race.
Geil – A man older than me, apparently tried to become a ranger for a long time. Unsure what prompted his induction now. But I have a suspescion that he have hidden skills, that are yet to surface.
Jig the Great – A happy little goblin, with lots a panache, when it comes to showmanship. Using her sorcery powers to enhance a stageshow. She does seem to avoid conflict, but hopefully her powers will help us, when we get in problems.
Katyr – A druid, he looks korindian, but i believe he might just be a M’adukar. The few bruises and such we suffered during our travel to Kator, was very well treated by Katyr. I hope his skills are good enough, to treat real injuries, that we will no doubt suffer as rangers.
Aliana – A very beautiful woman from Korindia, with a aggresive streak towards men that get too close. Wonder how she would act if women came close. Well versed in martial arts, as the Korindians are known for. Quite possible the best fighter in the group, which is a great weapon for us. Good chance she will be underestimated, by those that mean us harm. Which will only hurt them.
So a unlikely band of Rangers, but since my survival depends on it, I intend to help Ranger Captain Aearion Larth’thia of Kator to get the most out of us. I suspect it will not be about training us to become great fighters, that we will solve problems differently, than the typical ranger. But we will see.
Soon we are to go on our first mission, hunting down some goblinesh bandits, calling themself Mak Torkash Dominion.
a group of untrained people against a group used to live on and from the land.
I spent the evening of the 1st eternal sun, looking through the files of the office. After we had been greeted by the Captain. He seems to be much like the trainers, at the Ranger HQ. Fighting and survival ability to be foremost priorities of the rangers. Not really trusting smarts or cunning to take care of problems.
But the files revealed to me, that 6 months prior there had been a dozen rangers. All dead with the exception of the captain. The funeral expenses taking a great deal of the outpost monetary ressources. And the outpost is low on most ressources with the exception of space.
Without actually seeing the treasury of the place, if my calculations are correct, there is about 57 silver and 3 copper. And a small tiger eye gemstone, with a worth of about 2,5 gold. But since we are all unpaid ranger trainees, there should be enough money to feed us and pay the captains salary. Untill ressources arrive from Echer’naught.
I have also delivered a letter to the Captain, to sign and send to regional ranger HQ Echer’naught. To let them know we have arrived, and we are very low on ressources. And expecially need rations for long term storage, in case of a siege, medical supplies, money for salaries, paper and ink for reports and the eqiupment needed to maintain our weapons and armor.
I have begun to set up shop, seems to be what I am a shopkeeper. Even in this new role and period of my life.