Our new characters found themselves just short a few miles of the Dragon’s Ranch, within sight, but always feeling as if it is on the horizon, some of the characters charged forward into a bit of the unknown while others thought it was to beautiful of a day to spend to ignore the eastern beach.Those who charged forward found themselves, in some cases quite literally, in the gaping maw of a green dragon who did not seem to thrilled to be awakened from an afternoon snooze.
Through a bizarre series of events, the ones who originally fought the dragon, turned and ran for the Ranch as the others who wanted nothing more then a long walk on the beach, to fight with the ferocious beast.
It seemed that luck was on the heroes sides today, as the massive green dragon was toppled by the mercenary Dane, and his relative Mahat.
As the other characters dashed towards the ranch, both could swear that they caught sight of something, or someone, a person of notable attire and characteristic, that disappeared in the blink of an eye, with neither incantation nor movement.
As Dane and Mahat slew the dragon that stood before them, they were able to pull from the carcass of the beast a small amount of hide, a single rib bone, and several toes and teeth. With both severally injured, they both limped towards the ranch both exhausted, bruised, but proud, as the tiny flocks of wyrmling backed away from the two approached the ranches main house, as if a mightier predator stood before them.
Strangely enough, the soothsayer was no where to be seen from the beginning of these events? Who knows what could have happened to him, as the machine that brought them there was purely a prototype.
Regardless of that matter, the four of characters eventually found themselves all at the ranch, as some found healing by the hands of the paladin Nico Artor, one found another form of healing, in the way of a skin graft. The fey being known as Kiki, chose to have a select amount of black scales taken from an unknown dragon, grafted onto a massive wound that she had gained on her left forearm.
After a bit of time, the characters found that while on the ranch, they had the option to seek a companion of sorts, that each could be find themselves with a dragon’s egg, as a gift for their future endeavors by Nico Artor. They were taken to a large hatchery below the plantation house that housed dozens if not a hundred eggs and took the longest time, going over each and every one until they each found an egg that seemed just right for them.
Over the term a two days a large amount of questions were asked to Nico, both about the world and the past, some looking for details, but only found themselves delving into philosophy and finding far too many more questions and not enough answers. During the two days, Faecas worked on blueprints for a new pepper-box rifle that would be made from some of the strongest material, and strangest, known to man, ‘dragon bone’. Kiki spent the large amount of time stuffed up in a room she chose to stay in with the egg she had gained, going over her spells of sorts. Dane and Mahat chose to go out to the forest West of the Ranch to find wood for the a building they had intentions of building for what they called ‘an experiment’.
Unfortunately they found themselves being used as something along the lines of play toys to a very mischievous group of dragons that called the forest their home, a group that toys with the mind, and all the senses.
Their efforts did not go without reward, however; as they were able to gain the wood required, but at the loss of a bag of holding and anything that may have been within. Two things were learned that day, dragons can be annoying creatures, and Dane does not like dealing with them.
This part of their story ended with each of them lying themselves down to sleep after such an eventful two days, to find the next morning, that Kiki’s egg had hatched.