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The Pharmacopoeia Spices it Up for the Season


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Hello to all of you who are still waiting for Aklon with nearly supernatural levels of patience despite the, er, substantial number of years this is taking.

As is tradition in this corner of the Gibberlings 3 upon the eve of Christmas, I have for all of you a little snippet of what's to come. In this case a chunk of the quest for Aklon's possessions, specifically the beginning where you find out about it. Not all options for the PC are shown, but hopefully you'll get a taste of what's to come.

So, with that, I'd like to wish everyone, wherever you are and whatever might be happening in this difficult year, a wonderful and safe holiday season, and a happy 2021!



Aklon: My benefactor, now that we are clear of Lehtinan, I have a small request to make of you. You need not take it up should it interfere with your own needs, but it may help me contribute to your cause.

PC: 1. Of course, Aklon, ask away.

2. Can it wait? The trail I’m following is cooling as it is.

3. I’ve just freed you from certain death in a fighting pit. You’re not in a position to be asking for favors.

4. I’ve got to admire the audacity of asking for a favor so quickly after being freed. Very well, what is it you want?



Aklon: I thank you, <CHARNAME>.

Aklon: When I was captured by Lehtinan, I was stripped of all of my possessions, saving the simple clothes you find me in. Most of what I owned will no doubt have been abandoned, sold on, or passed out among the staff of the Copper Coronet. Those items are beyond any retrieval, I fear.

Aklon: Additionally, since I was drugged, I have unclear memories of the circumstances. It is possible that some of my possessions were left behind at the Mithrest Inn.

Aklon: Regardless, I believe that there are two items of mine which may be able to be retrieved, as they have certain magical properties and would be of more significant worth. The first is my pharmacopoeia, and the second, my cloak. Both have practical uses, but the cloak only to myself.

PC: 1. What use is this pharmacopoeia?

2. The cloak is only useful to you?

3. Do you have any idea how we could find them?


Aklon: To anyone other than myself, it seems a simple belt bag, though it would preserve any food or plants placed inside, which would arouse interest in it as a magical curio.

Aklon: In my hands, however, it acts a little like a bag of holding, containing a large stock of medicinal plants, alchemical reagents and apparatus. With it, I can make potions to provide some measure of healing and fortification to our party. I have the skill to make such potions without the pharmacopoeia, but the time and equipment required to make remedies of use for an adventuring party is incompatible with actually being an adventuring party.

PC: 1. That is certainly useful. Where do you think it is?


Aklon: There are two places to start. First, the Mithrest Inn where I was staying before my capture. Second, the Copper Coronet. The proprietors of either establishment would know where any of my remaining possessions went if they had them. If neither of them know, then only Lady Tymora could return my property to me.

PC: 1. Then let’s get moving. [End]



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