Worship of Kair
"Today I bought new armour oh Kair. I will wear that armour in your name to promote your glory, so that I can take the field of battle on your behalf.
Clothed in your protection I will your stand against the oppressors wicked schemes. For our struggle is not against the local populace, who are poor and downtrodden, it is against their rulers, against the authorities, against the chancellor. He who has power in this dark world. Our struggle is against the spiritual forces of evil that attempt to infect your heavenly realms.
Therefore I stride out wearing the armour of Kair, so that everyday I may face that evil and be able to stand my ground in devout opposition. I will stand firm with thou at my side.
I will stand firm wearing my iron helm, my chain vest and my plate metal boots. I will stand firm with my sword held high in your honour, My shield at my side in defiance of those that oppose us.
I will stand firm in your glory and fight to the end to secure your kingdom in this land.
Thoughts on the Chancellor
You can only judge a ruler properly by what their people think of them, and the freedoms that their populace are granted, and are able to enjoy. Those who rule with a rod of iron, suppressing any criticism, punishing any words of constructive appraisal, or stamping on those protesting against unjust laws, are simply tyrants.
That is the rule of the dictator. A rule dependant on fear, applied by force and coercion. Accepted unwillingly by those who are ruled out of terror for the lives, or their concern that to speak out, leads to incarceration. Their fate to be forever lost in the mists of the system, probably never again to see the light of day.
The alternative is to rule with benevolence with the support and approval of the populace. To allow criticism and to address it. To enable freedom of speech and to encourage it, and to be prepared to hand over the rule to others, when the time comes.
The Chancellor of this town is either one or the other of these types of rulers. He himself knows which, the populace of this town know which, and I, and my god Kair, know which.
In the fullness of time so shall the Chancellor be judged on his rule.The people will reflect on his time as ruler and decide his legacy.
In the end we are all judged, even those who seem unassailable and mighty in the eyes of their people.
Message to Advisor
Today has been way more than satisfactory. It has exceeded my expectations by a very long way.
I joined a patrol out from Llanfair, where I killed dogs, dog packs, some other raiders,but also a Knight. In participating in these actions I also completed two assignments. I collected the flowers as required by the assignment I obtained by Dubheasa from town, and I identified the spy as required by my assignment given to me by my employer in Llanfair.
I have trained in Sword specialisation and in reflexes, as well as many of the physical skills. Some of which I have now maximised.
I have purchased better armour.I will upgrade that armour again, as and when I can afford to do so.
Importantly I think I may have discovered what I suspect might be a clue to the way to extend my natural life beyond the 49 years that is forecast for me.
I have completed tavern challenges and succeeded and palace of parody games.
I have resisted a temptation for short term gain. I was not tempted by the deceiver.Mine is the way of good.
I will not be deflected from that path.
I feel I have made great progress in this past day.
Drinking at the Tavern
I visit Stefan the proprietor of the town tavern every day. In fact before I bought my house I used to sleep there every night. The establishment is very warm and welcoming. It's the main hostelry of the town, assuming you exclude the palace of parodies, and the brothel, which provide other more what shall we say, personal, and exotic services.
The tavern serves a great feast that will satisfy the largest of appetites and provides in house entertainment throughout most of the day. Albeit, primarily by challenging the locals who drink there to tests of strength or dexterity. Egged on by the other customers drinkers are urged to show their metal. Gambling takes place on most challenges, and those who win cheer heartily at their good fortune.
It is a place of leisure and relaxation after a hard day at work. A necessary diversion from the rigours of everyday living yet drinkers should heed a cautionary warning. The drinking of alcohol is not without danger
Most citizens of the town have a sensible attitude to strong ale and liquor. They are responsible in their intake. They can happily go for a couple of drinks in the tavern, cheer the challenges, have a small wager and then call it a night. They can then return safely to their homes. They don't immediately fall down outside, vomit the contents of their stomachs onto the street and spend the night in a drunken stupor amid the free range chickens and ducks that roam the towns byways.
They don't drink so much of Stefan's fine ale that they transform into their own worst nightmare. Eventually waking up having no idea how they got home, and how they spent so much gold.
They don't explode with rage when challenged about their excesses. Neither do they fabricate untruths to their wives and loved ones or transform into an emotional meltdown following their evening drinking.
This doesn't mean that the towns physician would agree that the alcohol consumed at Stefan's is good for them, but it is certainly better than drinking water which is full of disease and pollution and will result in violent stomach disorders and sickness.
So on balance, a few ales at Stefan's each night, followed by a feast, and a demonstration of reflex speed, is just harmless fun and a healthy diversion from the depredations inflicted on the populate by the chancellor Sir Godfrey Walter.
Worship of Kair
Today, Oh Kair I walked the streets of this town. I saw the extreme poverty of the populace. I saw the depredations heaped upon the people. I saw how the chancellor Sir Godfrey Walter had achieved nothing to alleviate it during his tenure in charge.
I assume there are thousands of local people being exploited in this town as I write this message to you. Perhaps they tend animals, till in the fields, work a forge, or serve us food. They are working exceptionally hard for long hours, being paid a pittance and their health and there well being is often being disregarded. But you, your devoted servants such as I, and your church and teachings can show these people that they're not forgotten or ignored. I, with your guidance will demonstrate to them that they are loved, and valued for the contribution they make to our community.
So Kair today I pray for these people to find freedom from their chains of captivity. From the drudge of their daily existence, and from the yoke of their burden
I pray too for he who is exploiting these people. I pray that he too discovers your love and your goodness and sees the error of his ways.
I pray that I can with your guidance, transform his thinking into someone who will stand up for the oppressed civilians instead of bearing down on them.
I pray for these things in your name oh Kair.
Let me telleth thee the story of how I killed a Black Bear. The Black Bear attacked and with my skills I killed it. That was the end of the Black Bear. Like my story?
T'was the first time I encountered a Dark Elf. I live to tell about it because I won that battle.
Now that I have attained Level 5 among my people, ye shall see a more powerful Garath than otherwise might have been known.