Gradi, day 90 of Winter, 582
I have long admired the time-honoured art and tradition of foot-grabbing. Sadly, however, I have yet much to learn. Super Chicken was impatiently instructing some of us in town how it should be done, when it was decided a short expedition to Lugubrion’s Keep should be made.
The gardens and grounds of Lugubrion’s Keep are a favourite haunt of mine. They are beautiful and peaceful, whilst being somehow mysterious. Only Thooms are ever truly welcome there, but one need not been seen by Lugubrion’s staff.
Our small group quickly made its way to the Mountain Glen, where we entered through some trees which are not really trees. Of all the illusions in the Lok’Groton, this is perhaps the most complex. Lugubrion or one of his servants must have incredible powers.
As this was just a short trip, our primary interest was in having a look in the areas which we were more expressly forbidden to enter.
After Azel and Super Chicken cleared away the elemental guards, we checked some of the nearby rooms for any evidence of unusual activity. By this point, of course, the warrior Mujin-kun urgently required Azel’s presence at some undisclosed location, meaning it was time for us to go.
Lugubrion rarely interacts with exiles, and as such, I was hardly expecting him to make an appearance. But as his keep, and particularly, his extensive library suggests, he has much knowledge that could be both useful and fascinating to the Puddlebean community. What could be offered to interest him into sharing some of what he knows?
He has said in the past that unlike Melabrion, he is not the type to engage in trades and deals. I think it would have to be a very impressive offer on our part for him to change this policy…
Indeed. Perhaps if there were some Thooms willing to offer themselves to Lugubrion as slaves, he may be more willing to engage with exiles in this way.