Both previous adventures being on the same day, the team needs some time off. They pull up to a town and agree to meet back up Saturday after the city's fishing contest (It was currently around dawn on Monday). Tezet had his own things to take care of and you can't live out of a carriage!
Thagi and Neph decide to meet up at 4pm after doing some shopping and finding a place to rest for the week. (neph bought a very fancy pitch black cloak/mask)
They meet at the job posting board and this is what they see:
Lured by the promise of gold, Old Man Peterson is their first stop. A child tries to warn them that he's bat shit crazy, but Neph tells he isn't going to take the word of a kid, who then runs off and tells them to fuck off.
Peterson rushes them inside and locks the door. He fashions them metal hats to ward off the aliens (wraps their horns/spikes too just to make sure) and the two ask him some questions. He informs them that the aliens aren't in his house, but they are in his mind, but they aren't IN his mind, but he keeps the hat so that they can't get in there more. He insults them for asking such stupidly obvious questions and then asks them who they are and why they were there. They decide to leave. (they keep the hats)
They decide to check out Farmer Thomson. They learn his wife is being kept tied up and kept "alive" by some wards and spells the priest cast for him, but nobody was powerful enough to return her to her original form, so he has been trying to get adventures to help him. They learn that he is a farmer in his mid to late 30's and that she is a young blonde around her mid to early 20's. She went out 10 days or so ago and was missing until an angry mob found a zombie that turned out to be her a few days ago. Without much information to go on, they decide to check out another job.
They head to Lance the Necromancer's place. He has his own "manor" (some would call it a lair by how it looks) equipped with its own graveyard in the front. (Lance provides free funeral services for the town)
They are greeted by a zombie butler. They tell him they're here for the job and Lance uses the zombie to tell them to come inside.
They meet lance, a generic Necromancer looking guy who apparently throws the best Halloween parties. He explains the nature of his powers: one of his thralls obedience hadn't been renewed when it escaped. After some talking they learn that no respectable healers will live in a town with a well respected necromancer (the racists) and that he's the only one who can bring back loved ones for those who are truly desperate. He also uses the dead as city guards in dire need (which is one reason people love him. The other being his kickass halloween parties). Lacking any leads, they decide to check out another job.
They go to Professor Oaken's lab and are greeted by an eccentric old man. They tell him they're there for the job and he rushes back to the lab; they follow. "Before you start your journey, I must know... are you a boy or a girl?" They have a feeling it will be just easier to entertain his questioning and do so. "What is your name?" he asks. Neph tells him the truth, but Thagi decides to use a fake name and tells him that it's "Red". He shows them his invention! A magical paper that will send him everything they write on it. They are to discover new creatures, record their size, appearance, location, cultural information, etc. and write it on the paper. Once done the paper would go blank and whatever they had drawn would appear in his encyclopedia of creatures, he calles his CreatureDex!
Now with that out of the way, he offers them an elemental. Neph and Red choose a fire elemental, which was good since it was the only one left! Apparently his grandson... "I can't seem to remember his name... Do you perhaps know it?" Red suggested "Asshat" which offended Oaken very much. They decide to leave him unnamed... His grandson had taken a water elemental with him and some 11 year old children had taken the earth elemental.
Neph asks if he can nickname the elemental. Oaken thinks it's a wonderful idea. So, he's made of fire, so his name should have char in it. Also, we know he doesn't have a gender, but Neph wanted to think of him as one. "Charman! What a great nickname!" says oak. But neph wasn't done. "It's a brand new elemental. He probably doesn't have much experience, he'd kind of dumb, so let's add der to his name. "Yes!" exclaimed Oaken, "Dercharman! It's a great nickname!" And thus, Dercharman was named. Oaken ushered them out and wished them good luck on their adventure!
After reaching the town center, the elemental starts acting weird. Neph tell Dercharman not to flare up so much. They roll for initiative. Unarmed, Thagi decides to run away, Neph tries to use the fountain to splash water on it, but slips and falls out of the fountain and onto the ground. The elemental attacks! They both avoid any serious damage, but their magical papers were destroyed by the flames!
Out of nowhere, Oaken summons a storm cloud to smite the elemental. He didn't know the elemental had to stay a certain range from the caster! His grandson is fine, being that he's also a wizard, but... He "fires" the two stating that being unable to beat such a weak elemental was proof they weren't up for the job and runs off towards the spot his tracking spell located another of his CreatureDex pages... (those poor kids)
Having failed that quest, they go to see if they can help Lady Danarian (which TOTALLY NOBODY noticed was very similar to Danaries JUST FYI *cough*) with her missing totally human baby. They are escorted by guards to Lady Dannie and she tells them how the kobolds stole her precious baby boy from her! She was very flustered and eager to get their help. FOR SOME REASON the two are wondering if the "baby" in question is actually a dragon egg (WHICH IT TOTALLY ISN'T) but she just continues to call it her precious baby boy. Cont.