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In order to procure funding, I have put any weapons of war that I have acquired onto the markets. I will find no use for them myself. Though I despair that others will employ these tools only for destruction, I do not want to hang onto them myself for I find them distasteful. I find solace in thinking of the good that I can put the money towards if they do sell.
In order to procure funding, I have put any weapons of war that I have acquired onto the markets. I will find no use for them myself. Though I despair that others will employ these tools only for destruction, I do not want to hang onto them myself for I find them distasteful. I find solace in thinking of the good that I can put the money towards if they do sell.
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The struggle through the wilderness in my search for creatures is slow and arduous. Although I am deeply indebted to my magical clock in order to travel at all through these dangerous lands, as the days pass I become more frustrated by the amount of time it is taking me to traverse the landscape.
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I heard on my travels that a group of [[Cities:Pinata Slaying|villainous blackguards]] may be responsible for the distinct lack of Piñatas that I have seen. The claims that this is a dangerous creature do not in my mind merit a wholesale slaughter. Why can some people not learn to live in harmony with nature and accept that these creatures should be allowed to live in their own habitat? It is these murderers that are invading the territory of others and committing atrocities.
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In the hopes that there are still some of these beings left alive, I have been asking around to see if [[Cities:Pinata Summon|anyone else]] has seen one. Perhaps in following any leads gleaned from the locals, I might actually be able to find a living example. Or maybe my search is in vain and they are already extinct. My hopes lie with the former.

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Contents

The Journal of Calm Breeze: Year of the Parrot

Elsewaday, 19 Vendémiaire

Today I set out from my home on a great pilgrimage. My teacher has tasked me with visiting each of the four great cities that form the 'Kingdom. This is a momentous occasion for me as I am finally old enough to venture out on my own. I look forward to seeing the many sights that I have been told about. I long to learn more about our world, but through my own experience rather than the second-hand knowledge I have been taught. The time is at last upon me. I am a man and I go to seek my fate.

Malcolm, 21 Vendémiaire

It is so late at night that it is now early in the morning, and my feet hurt. I have visited all four cities, marching around the entire 'Kingdom, and I am so very tired now. I saw many interesting things though: creatures that I have read about, and various folk. I was too shy to talk to the latter, especially considering how many were lofty Dukes. I am much too low of station to possibly approach such nobility.

When I reached Fire City, I took my teacher's advice and broke the talisman he gave me to return home. I felt a twinge of sadness at having to break something that he had given me, but he was right (of course): I was caught up in a gust of wind and appeared back in the Shrine. It is good to be home. I walked up to the Temple and having completed the pilgrimage, they admitted me into the Brotherhood of the Wind! This is so exciting! But although I'm feeling energised, I really need to rest now. I will talk with the other Brothers in the morning and share my experiences.

Harveday, 22 Vendémiaire

Brother Alselmus at the Temple mentioned that a lot of hunting goes on in the 'Kingdom, and that many nobles enjoy the challenge of killing other creatures. This seems a horrific barbarity to me, and I volunteered to help in any way I could. Brother Alselmus told me of a survey that I could complete that the Brotherhood use to track population sizes. It will take me some time, but I agreed to do my part for the good of the ecology.

Many of nature's denizens are territorial though, and I knew that if I were to run around in the wilderness, likely I would be attacked by a wild beast. Naturally it would probably be more scared of me than I of it, but I wouldn't wish to court such antogonism. I decided to wander down the (now familiar) road to Earth City and stop by the market. As luck would have it, I found something very useful: a clock that purports to hide me from view. Such an arcane device would be ideal for my purposes (if it works; it was very cheap, so I have my doubts). Whilst there I picked up a few bargains that I just couldn't resist, so to avoid any further temptation I quickly left.

Now to travel into the wilderness to see what I can find. But in which direction to head? Some time ago I read about some Shrines. This would be the perfect excuse for me to visit them, I think. The Shrine of Light is the closest to me I believe, so I will endeavour to head in that direction. I have great hopes for this journey. It feels like I am about to start an adventure!

Ignaday, 24 Vendémiaire

The survey progresses well. In the two days it has taken me to trek to the Shrine of Light, I have already had the pleasure of studying more than half of the creatures on my list. Looking through what is required of me though, I wonder if this survey may get progressively more difficult to complete though; whilst I have seen many of the more common beaties, I haven't even heard of some of these outlandish beings.

Regardless, I will struggle on. I am finding it very time-consuming to work my way across the wilderness. This clock is working marvellously, although I can't help but wince every hour when the cuckoo merrily hoots the time. Thus far I have not been attacked though; the cuckoo sounds natural enough to blend into the general sounds of the plains and forests.

I have now also worshipped at the Shrine of Light. It seemed the appropriate thing to do in such a holy place, and my heart is at peace for doing so. I am sure that it would serve me well to visit the other shrines too, so I am heading in their direction.

Ruthveday, 30 Vendémiaire

As I suspected, the progress on the survey has slowed down. I am beginning to think that I will have to venture into the more dangerous interior of the 'Kingdom in order to find some of the more elusive creatures on my list. Before I do that though, I should travel to the Festival where I have read that I might find both stoners and hippies. As I understand it, these are gentle creatures interested in peace and love. It will make a change from the fairly violent nature of most of the denizens of the wilderness. At least I have had no trouble from the sparrows or eagles, or the sylphs now that I think about it.

There would be an additional reason to visit the Festival, for that is where the Stone Circle is found. I have now visited the other three shrines. The Nightfall Shrine did intimidate me rather, and I waited to see how others faired there before worshipping myself, but the Night Shrine was rather beautiful. I wonder if the Stone Circle will truly encompass the mystery and splendour of the rising sun. I look forward to seeing for myself in a few days' time. It will be a long trek and I have high expectations. I only hope that they will be met.

Harveday, 5 Brumaire

What a beautiful day this is! I greeted the dawn in the company of bearded men and beaded ladies, and am now feeling utterly at peace with the world. Whatever was in those pipes certainly smelt good. I feel in tune with the universe and more ready than ever to continue in my journey. My quest goes well, in that I have but a handful of creatures yet to spot. I was very surprised by the Hippes and Stoners that I saw at the Festival though. Where was their vision of peace, love, and understanding? They looked most violent to me, when I approached them.

Well, I have turned in the opposite direction from them and am heading North. With my trusty clock by my side, I am working my way through the wilderness, manoeuvring around the crags and lakes in my way. I have grown quite fond of my clock, and it has served me well. I may however trade it in for a more effective cloak at some point. I saw these at the markets when last I was there, and they certainly seemed to work very efficiently.

In order to procure funding, I have put any weapons of war that I have acquired onto the markets. I will find no use for them myself. Though I despair that others will employ these tools only for destruction, I do not want to hang onto them myself for I find them distasteful. I find solace in thinking of the good that I can put the money towards if they do sell.

Pontefract, 10 Brumaire

The struggle through the wilderness in my search for creatures is slow and arduous. Although I am deeply indebted to my magical clock in order to travel at all through these dangerous lands, as the days pass I become more frustrated by the amount of time it is taking me to traverse the landscape.

I heard on my travels that a group of villainous blackguards may be responsible for the distinct lack of Piñatas that I have seen. The claims that this is a dangerous creature do not in my mind merit a wholesale slaughter. Why can some people not learn to live in harmony with nature and accept that these creatures should be allowed to live in their own habitat? It is these murderers that are invading the territory of others and committing atrocities.

In the hopes that there are still some of these beings left alive, I have been asking around to see if anyone else has seen one. Perhaps in following any leads gleaned from the locals, I might actually be able to find a living example. Or maybe my search is in vain and they are already extinct. My hopes lie with the former.

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