Like always, most of my narrative can be found over in this entry I just penned in our group's journal.
-I somehow forgot to ask the apothecary Armand knows about the moon shield; I'll have to do that the next time we're in woodland. (Note to self: remember this.)
-I loathe spiders, especially ones that are dog-sized; I sincerely hope Dorrmags drops that particular pet soon. I'm fine with normal insects (I summon them often), but spiders that are that large? Ugh!
-Why must everyone we meet automatically act scornfully towards SwampFox? Yes, he's an orc, but he's wearing very nice plate armor and traveling with an obviously un-Evil party; obviously he is not what they seem to think he is. It frustrates me that even my vouching for him doesn't often help- I've never had anyone doubt me before, and I can't see why they should about this, either. We priests of Hermes are trustworthy (well, when we're not causing mischief, but people tend to forget about that half of our Calling), so my word should be all that is needed. Honestly, this would not bother me half as much if it was me they were insulting, but they're shunning and insulting my friend who I trust to always have my back; and now that SwampFox is learning some Common, I hate that he has to hear the hateful words bigoted individuals throw at him. I suppose he may be used to it, but it's still not right or fair.
-This whole thing with Homer and Dorian is odd, to say the least. Why would Homer be traveling west when his task was to go south? Did he need help from the halflings that live in the forest? Are those halflings his kin? Did Dorian run into trouble? His task should not have taken him this long to complete. Could his group and Homer's both be in trouble? If so, I think it will take more than us to get them out of it. I'm thinking that once we learn what we can in Logging Town, we should try to find that halfling village to see if anyone there knows where we could find Homer.
-Are there many kobolds in the area of the fort? I know goblins are in the area, but will we have to worry about kobolds, as well? And do they normally carry their lunches around when they sneak up on empty forts?