Iounday, Marantus 8, 1018 A.G. – In the City of Argent
Agapanthus’ has a nephew who is mostly Eladrin named Lord Peli Edrik v’Aan Helisor. Peli has spent almost a year adventuring with his companions, calling themselves The Blue Scarabs. Peli remembers a story from his Uncle Agapanthus about several boons from the gods. Six gods left gifts for humankind to use in time of dire need. Five have been used and one is left – the one his uncle and his companions from The Company of The Black Wagon are guarding deep under the Dwarven fortress of Forgehome. The Company of The Black Wagon consists of Ki’Mat a Dragonborn Sorcerer, Balasar, a Dragonborn Paladin, Wolvar Runebeard, a Dwarf Shaman, Hypatia, a Deva Invoker, Rook, a Human Warden and Agapanthus – a Wild Elf Ranger and Shinalaestra Guardian like Peli. This last and most powerful gift is from Bahamut the Platinum Dragon God. Foreghome is deep underground, almost impossible to find. The Chromatic Dragons regard it as a thorn in their hide and wish it did not exist.
Facing an epic upcoming battle to save the world, Peli and his companions teleported half-way around the world, right into Agapanthus’ private bedchamber in hopes of obtaining this last boon to help them in their quest. Later, Peli wrote the following in his journal:
“I look around at his meager furnishings and say “how quaint”. He sits up in bed when I greet him warmly, exchanging hugs and then I introduce him to my companions. As he quickly dresses, he says he wasn’t expecting us so soon. Of course we have to ask “oh, when were you expecting us? We are here because we could use the help of a boon.” He cordially explains the gift of Bahamut will only help RESTORE the world after it has been saved. He apologizes for any misunderstanding and offers to show it to us. Disappointed we aren’t going to get a gift from the god right now, I tell Agapanthus he should come join us and help us in our quest. As we follow him, he says he would but he cannot leave his own very important mission – that of protecting some VIPs. He has taken us through many chambers and locked doors until we come to a sitting room. There he introduces us to a very peculiar young man. He addresses him as Prince Galerant. Groa recalls the story. Seven years ago The Company of the Black Wagon rescued a ten-year-old Hobgoblin boy. Called Dog Boy” because his Hobgoblin masters treated him like a dog. Originally he was assigned as the caretaker of the adventurers who started their campaign drugged and captive in the back of a slave wagon. Dog Boy refused to continue drugging them, and later helped them to escape from the burning wagon wreckage. Since the day his mother Yaeva was sold into slavery, Dog Boy had been looked after by his grandfather, the old Hobgoblin cook, Cookie. Prince Galerant is the proper name of the young Hobgoblin boy called Dog Boy. He is the son of Prince Graid and Yaeva. His precise racial makeup is half Hobgoblin (from his mother), and one-quarter each Human and Eladrin (from his father). He is prophesied to become the future ruler of Arantus. After exchanging farewells to His Highness, Uncle Agapanthus takes us to a gem-encrusted chamber where we behold a young, magnificent, shimmering Platinum Dragon, the Prince’s Enforcer, named Sariant, the Exarch of Bahamut. Furthermore, Sariant is the only begotten offspring of the Dragon God Bahamut. Agapanthus explains that Sariant and Prince Galerant are the “gifts” but they are not yet ready to oppose all the evil and chaotic forces in the world and Prince “Dog Boy” Galerant is not yet ready to rule. As we depart from Sariant’s chamber, Groa hands the beautiful Dragon a snack from her pack and Ungus thanks it, stating “the future is in good hands”. Next Agapanthus takes us to the Dwarves of Forgehome where they have lots of questions and specifically barrage Ungus and Morthwyl who they want to stay with them. Finally Agapanthus has to break it up as we have to leave. As we are heading back to his private chambers, I thank him for his thoughtful gift of the Handy Haversack, turning so he can see it – and the awesome case of Elven wine which is long gone. I tell him it was a nice gift recognizing my Paragon status but now that I have exceeded him by 9 levels and have achieved Epic status, I wonder what new gifts he has for me. Morthwyl once again slaps the back of my head. I growl again but wink at Morthwyl. I acknowledge I am being a brat and I love it! Agapanthus apologizes he can only give me 11 jewels worth 600 gp each. I thank him anyway and we prepare to depart. Before going I tell him to give my regards to his husband Sprig. We contact Gabbe and she brings us back to Argent.”