We woke in the morning in the Blue Dolphin inn and were greeted by Falcath who then brought a nice dinner and ale. Ravavyr noticed Falcath drop something into Skardreg’s drink and then promtly confronted him about. Falcath explained it was but only a pick me for the race. I feel uneasy about what I have easy but carry on none the less though.
Whilst eating Ravavyr also overhead a conversation with Falcath stating “Don’t worry the plans are in place”.
After the meal we set off for the Market square. The square was crowded and bustling with people. Across the river I noticed what looked like the boats were aligning themselves up to be a bridge. In the market there was a stage and Zefram comes up and announces the race.
After the speech we all head to the race start point, which is the south gate. All of us are standing in a line. Whilst preparing for the race I notice wired creep behind 2 Teeth and he then starts to tie his shoe laces together. “Damn that crazy priest!” I also notice Alys come up to Skardreg and say something as if to intimidate him. After their conversation I notice Ravavyr sneaks behind Alys and yanks a letter from out of her back pocket without her noticing.
After everyone is ready the signal is given for the race to start. The main path through the street looks crowded with people. I determine it would be better if I carry on with the original plan that me and Wired had come up. I run towards the building where we Wired and me have setup Stirrups on the side of the building. I climb up the stirrups easily and proceed to run across the tops of the buildings.
Behind me I noticed 2 Teeth trip over as wired had tied his shoe laces together and I let out a chuckle as I run.
As I run across the roof tops I judge that I could jump to the next block of buildings. I put all my might into the leap, but misjudge it and fall down doing an ungainly belly flop to the middle of the street.
I get up and brush myself down after the fall and set my sights on the next set of buildings where we setup the other stirrups. I climb them easily once again and proceed to run across the next set of root tops. These rooftops were a bit harder as as I was running the tiles started to slip but luckily I once again easily made it across.
At the end of the rooftops was once again the end of the blocks of houses and across the street was the temple of Kord. I once again try to jump onto the roof top of the temple. I make the jump and make it onto the ledge and pull myself up from it.
I carried on running across between the temple domes and looked out to the next phase of the race. This time it looked like I would not be able to jump to the next load of buildings so I therefore decided to jump down and try against the crowds on the street trying to stop the racers.
I managed to jump off down the temple and get across the street to the next block of buildings. This time it wasn’t so easy to climb up as there were no stirrups buried on the outside of the building. Luckily due to my experience of hunting and climbing in the mountains and plains I once again climbed up on top of the building and continued to run across them.
In the near distance I spot 2 teeth the half orc. I managed to run towards him as he is climbing up the building and managed to run into him and knock him off down to the ground.
I then try to do the jump to the next block of buildings but misjudge it and start falling. Luckily beneath me is a market stall canopy and I brace myself against it and roll of it safely.
I get up once again and start climbing on to the next building so as to avoid the crowds in the market square. I climb up and carry on across the buildings. Not too far behind me is two teeth and he makes the jump which I had fallen down, but he makes it.
I get to the end of the block of buildings and in front of me is Brindol river. I jump off the building and dive into the river where I had swam in the night before, where I had found the small boat that the halfling girl had placed into the river.
As I swim across the river I hear the word “Geronimo” screamed and then there is a tremendous crash and a splash as I wave helps propel me across the river. This was two teeth dive bombing into the river.
The wave helps get me to the other side and I make a run for the tower where we are to ring the bell and present our letter to win the race. I run through the tower and make a concentrated effort to reach the end. Ahead I see Alys the barmaid ahead. I push myself further and catch up with her. I manage to knock he off the side and she falls down a few flights of stairs.
The end is getting very near in sight, so I push harder than I’ve pushed before. This doesn’t seem enough as Alys is nearly caught up. I have to push harder and will the primal spirits to help me. I then push and something inside me wills me on and I do a flip onto the rop level and manage to ring the bell and present my letter.
It seems I had won the race of Brindol! I am presented with 400gp reward and some magic boots. After the hardship of the race I decide to go back to the Blue dolphin to celebrate and buy everyone a round of drinks. When I get back to the tavern the roof has a boat sticking out of it. Falcath is confused and exasperated as to how a boat could appear from within his tavern, especially as the source of the boat seems to be my room. I then start putting the pieces together. It seems that two teeth was going to use the small boat I had found to win. This boat when the keyword “Geronimo” is said will expand into a big boat. As I left the boat in my backpack, when he spoke the words it must have expanded in the tavern! I feel terrible about this, but don’t tell falcath and decide to give him 50GP to see if it helps. He graciously accepts and the celebrations continue.