THE COST OF BEING A WIZARD (D20 STYLE): A LONG SUFFERING FATHER’S TALE
ones (5th day) of Nalmenus)
My Son I write to you, after spending many wakeful nights pondering your future. After much consideration upon the nature of what you are fit for I have finally reached a conclusion which I hope befits your disposition and temperament. Perhaps you will forgive an old man’s rambling if I explain to you my reasoning first without sounding apologetic? Your eldest sibling – Gottfried - of course will be my natural heir and successor, and has for some time laboured for us all to improve the standing of the family. Emily has been happily married these many years to the son of the late, Ser Distant Falls, who so tragically passed from this world. Their standing is also improving in decent society. Your brother Aaron, always a wild one, has finally settled and
I’m delighted to say has recently been accepted to the Church. The position comes with a not ungenerous stipend of seven pence per day, a tidy sum indeed when one considers that his accommodations in every particular will be seen to by his church and indeed his flock. Vergnar has taken up a new position as aide de camp to the Sherrif of the Prince and will be aiding him on the up-coming crusade on the vile ‘Free market Merchants’ of Norak-Mil, those upstart enemies of our Glorious Prince Nalmen. That leaves you and your youngest sister (whom I have already designed to be married to a young man with a handsome income). For a time, I pondered sending you to be a soldier in the Prince’s army, perhaps purchasing a commission there for you but since the war has broken out with a wealthy enemy, every man jack in the world wants to join the army and so the cost of obtaining a commission has risen alarm-
Paddy Delaney Paddy lives in Galway where he originally started playing RPGs and other assorted madness in the now infamous No. 57. Since then he has moved on to writing and running RPG games. He has written and run games for several cons across Ireland but Itzacon is his home con.
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