Archive for March, 2010

Sombdi, day 4 of Autumn, 578

Looks like some good has come of the recent plant invasion and subsequent truce with nature caused by the paved road to the University. There’s a lot more foliage now in Town Center and around Puddleby, giving town a much more foresty feel. There are even plans to redecorate town with some of the cobbles taken from the road.

I really like all the new plants, and think it’s a huge improvement. There hasn’t been this much new greenery in town since Johnny Treeseed visited Puddleby, many years ago.

Grassy Town Center

Grassy Town Center

Grassy Temple

Grassy Temple

Grassy Hut

Grassy Hut

Merdi, day 8 of Summer, 578

I’ve seen many strange invasions in the more than four decades I’ve lived in Puddleby (my, how time flies!), but none quite so strange as the one I saw today. Apparently, many forest creatures aren’t too happy with the new road to UoP that was built recently (and I can’t blame them– I’m not too thrilled with it either).

Anyway, the forest actually decided to do something about it, leading to Puddleby’s first kudzu invasion. The usual muddy streets of Puddleby were filled end to end with kudzu, making it nearly impossible to move. The kudzu were aided by patches of Corsica, which are especially deadly when you’re immobile, as well as Tree Giants and packs of foxweirs.

Eventually, the townsfolk were able to push the forest creatures back, and started clearing the road to UoP, which was completely covered in kudzu. I tagged along, planting a few seedlings along the way (they actually look rather nice on the side of the road).

Kudzu Road

Follow the kudzu-covered road

The invasion culminated in a big battle in front of the University, where exiles were finally able to overwhelm the forest. There were a few more waves of plants in town, and one kudzu even made some half-hearted attempts at negotiating with exiles, but eventually they ended up being smoked by the pirate, Stinkfist.

Jaqen Negotiates Kudzu

Jaqen: Kudzu Negotiator

So it looks like the ugly road to the University is here to stay. The only question that remains is: what are we going to do with all this mulch?

Kudzu Town Center Puddleby

The last of the kudzu invaders

Lundi, day 5 of Summer, 578

After many years of hard study, I was finally awarded my first training ledger today! Following in the footsteps of my good friend Eros, I am now qualified to teach students in the art of mental energy recovery. So if you’re a mystic, and looking to improve your recovery times, come find me in town.

Mystic Training Ledger

To Learn and to Teach are the greatest joys in life.