Letters Home - Perry Button

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Letters Home - Perry Button

Post by Eira » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:25 am

Dear Pa,

Oh gee, I don't even know where to start!

First off, I hope that you and Ma are alright, and Perle, and Pursee, and Pirf, and Perni, and Puff. I know they were awful mad after I disappeared, but I couldn't help it! After all, if two buttons can hold a coat together, imagine what FIVE Buttons can do to their brother! But Pear is with me! We've been helping each other through all sorts of things, and well, dang if she ain't getting better as a priestess as well. You'd be really proud of her, I know it.

This nice lady at the Arcane Tower is gonna teach Pear how to read better, and even do math! She near cried the other day, but oh whoops dang sorry that were smudged, Pear were almost reading over my shoulder. But anyway, she near cried when she couldn't count to five right. I know that's always been hard for her, and I know that me trying to help always seems to muck it up somehow. But once she does, everything will be better! She can write home too, and I won't have to do it for her! And we're seeing so much coin these days, that it'll be nice when I don't got to carry it all. I was even able to buy new armor! Golly, it were great.

Speaking of, do you know who the Zhentarim are? People here don't seem to like Lord Bane much, and well gee you can't hear it, but I just chuckled a bit to myself then, but he is rather terrifying, and I do understand that folk don't like what they fear cause they just haven't learned yet, and it really is a shame. And we been getting all sorts saying that we're gonna murder others or summon undead and devils just because we're proper godfearers! It's been rather rude, honestly. But you do know, we sure are Buttons and if we gotta be nice to them rude folks, we will!

Pear has been having a harder time of it, she really gets angry easy, but I'm there to make sure nothing bad happens. I been getting better at the sword each day, and training so hard, sometimes I feel like there isn't nothing I can do! Oh sorry, isn't anything. I know Ma spent a lot of time trying to teach me out of that, I forget sometimes. There's been so much exciting things going on here. We're going to be heading to this place called Minmir soon, to see the Church of Lord Bane there. I do hope it isn't full of murderers like everyone says, I really don't much know what we'd do if they were pretenders rather than true Banites.

But I have faith. Law and order always show themselves true, and the forces of chaos sure won't stand for long, no sirree!

Tell Ma that I love her and miss her, and that I'm doing my best to find a nice lad to bring home. There's an awful lot of pretty people here, oh gee, I think Pear been noticing them too, though she always turns red if I mention it, like there was this one- The writing trails off into indecipherable scribbles and splotches.

Well, I best be going off. Pear and I were just having a sit down before our next job.

Love you lots and lots and lots.
Perry Button

Oh! Sorry, Pear spilled ink on my letter cause she were listening over my shoulder again. She says hello! And that she gets angry because Lord Bane is all she lives by, so wouldn't you get angry if people disrespected your entire life? Yeah, I guess I would.
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Re: Letters Home - Perry Button

Post by Eira » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:54 am

Dear Pa,

Remember how you and Ma always say "if your feet are wet, you can't get get!"

Well, I been thinking about that a lot when here. It's been raining lots and lots, so I'm always sure to be going out and finding work while the ground's still wet. Cuz, well, you know, I cant get got! Oh golly, it were raining when Pear and I did this thing at this place (I can't really talk about it because Pear might get upset again) but we were being chased by this angry radiant lady and this, well I think it were called an Archon, and gee I thought we'd be got for sure! But as soon as we went through the stream, I knew, and well I didn't mention it to Pear at first because oh gee, she was running too fast for the portal, but I knew we wouldn't get got.

And I were all invisible right by that dog-faced Archon man, so of course he didn't get me, and well, I did swear an oath not to harm anyone in the place and I didn't, so really, it weren't like we did anything that you would disapprove of, right? After all, you can't get got if you don't get caught!

Pear and I are really good at not getting get.

We made it to the Church of Bane finally! Cordor is the loveliest city, and we met a priestess of Loviatar who led us, another Banite priest, and this orcblood who wanted to learn that Bane was strong enough to fear. It really was a long journey, but golly, nothing could stand between us and the Church! And when we got there, the High Inquisitor himself was there to greet us, with all his congregation, and Pa, I shiver just to think of it, to think Pear and I were blessed enough to come across the priestess when we did!

It don't feel right to talk about the sermon afterwards, but it went on for two days at least I think, and by the end of it, Pear an' I really were blessed under Bane, and the High Inquisitor even wanted to talk with Pear himself! I think she'll learn a lot more than Deadly Adept Vinkas could teach, I mean he has guided us Buttons for years, but he sure isn't High Inquisitor!

That got me to thinking, that I really do need to get better at protecting Pear. There's been a lot of talk of war and violence, and seems like everyone is spreading slander about Bane and the Church. We been keeping our heads down so far, like I don't want Pear to be attacked by some of them Radiant folk or Frostblades that been causing all sorts of ruckus! I been good enough so far, and I really am a good guard for Pear, I swears to it, honest.

I do sorta worry, like the High Inquisitor ain't the happiest about us being hin, but really, I do guess we are kinda odd ones out as hin go. And we do got a lotta people saying odd things like how we can't be godfearers cuz we aren't human, but that's just strange talk! Anyone can fear Bane, really. And as great great great Granpappy learned, obey and submit or be crushed, and gee we sure are lucky that we weren't squisht along with him! And if Pear and I gotta be the ones to prove that not all hin are lawless thugs, then by golly we will!

Oh gee, it seems wrong, but during the sermon, this lad were singing, and I coulda sworn I felt all weird in me chest and I coulda cried if it weren't strange to do so in front of Lord Bane's altar. He really is beautiful, but gee, I shoulda been focusing on the sermon and the words, not, well, you know. I didn't learn his name, but I hope to.

Much love to you and Ma and all the Buttons.
Perry
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