Gentle reader, my apologies, I have been remiss in my duties of reporting our adventures. So much has happened since I last wrote. We survived intergalactic battles in ether, spelljamming, wild magic, and kender. I am happy to report that kender are absolutely as delightful (and maddening) as legend tells. I was able to acquire a vary rare bardic book of lost knowledge, nearly bankrupting me, but well worth it. I believe Ciara came out of those adventures most changed. But that my friends is a seperate story. I am happy to report that after much coaxing, pushing and even a lecture from Tempest, Ciara has learned to read and write. Dar remains with the party, as does the Tempest loving Ballistia and our rescuee Karl and his fish cookies. Also traveling with us is the fearless Onyxia, and the mischievious Phoebe, and the honorable Sushimon. I feel I have forgotten someone, ah yes, Gregor! Gregor remains gleefully focusing extra energy on creative ways to kill me, the gods themselves have forgiven my misstep sooner than he. I believe I shall focus now, not perhaps on the grand arc of the adventure, but perhaps on the small stories within. In the near future, I may ask Ciara to write of her adventures so we can have the word straight from one of the heroes of the empire.