6th moon of the year of Black Dragons.
Today the Queen has decided that she will spend the next year focusing exclusively on rearing our hatchling kingdom. Mikmek is unsure of this decision. Mikmek understands the need to expand on current lands and to grow strong, but Mikmek worries men grow weak while kingdom grows strong. He sees Krom grow weary of busy-work. Mikmek concurs with big Krom. Is busy work, but boring work. At least Mikmek work is out of doors. Much travelling and exploring. Old explored parts, but still exploring. Always something new. Sometimes even exciting.
Mikmek return to surprising sight, after much long travels. Big Krom has commissioned large statue of himself in front of castle. Mikmek is not surprised by statue itself though. Big Krom have big ego. But surprise is statue is good. Not ugly or gaudy at all. Much shiny. Mikmek and Kobold-kin approve. Mans think so too. Is funny too, since now people like it, so Queen cannot remove statue. Is “Cultural Icon”. Ironic. But fitting. Mikmeks friends are misfits and strangelings. Kingdom they make is also strange.
Mikmek thinks Theod is jealous. Is not surprising. Noodle man is always bickering with Big man. Mikmek not say anything though.
7th Moon of the year of Black Dragons.
Woman Svetlana is growing eggs. Man Oleg is very excited. Or Mikmek thinks so. Hard to tell with Man Oleg. Is always so very grumpy-looking. Fuzzy brows hang so low. Mikmek is happy he has no fuzzies on brows.
But Hatchlings and Egg-growings takes much time and energies. Mikmek is still young, and also not egg-grower, but Mikmek knows these things. Mikmek not that young. So Svetlana must step down from position. Mikmek recommends hatch-mate Vazdul. Some man-folk question wisdom of small kobolds. Vazdul tells them is not size of folk, but girth of mind. Mikmek pretty sure that sounds smart, but Mikmek is soldier, not diplomat. Probably why Mikmek is Marshal, not Diplomat. Mikmek thinks that smart too.
Man-folk Jhod is complaining about lack of holy site. He says Queen is also Cleric, and so she should understand why this is bad. Queen admits it should be a priority but there are no funds. Mikmek nods. There is much shinies to be had and not enough to give. Mikmek thinks maybe if Krom did not spend so much funds on Statue maybe they have some for temple, but he not say anything. Krom pay with own funds. Is Krom’s business.
A compromise was made, and a shrine was erected. Is small, but still good.
Mikmek hears Oleg has recounted monies in coffers, and found much extra bounty. Mikmek hopes this means more shinies for Mikmek. But he doubts it.
Towards the end of this moon, Noodle man makes big announcement. Mikmek does not understand what he talks about. Some sort of ‘illusion’ trick. Is apparently big deal. People from far away places start to arrive just to study. Mikmek is on high alert. Much room for bandits and rogues in amongst travelers.
8th Moon of the year of Black Dragons.
The town is growing very fast. Companions are growing fast too. Many people live in Wynnysburg now. Can be hard to keep track of everyone. More people come to live here each day. Not just men-folk, neither. Many half-elves and even half-orcs come in large numbers. Kobolds not hard to find either.
Mikmek is trying to convince Queen to build Kobold-town inside of Wynnysburg. So far no luck. But new shop is built. Sells much shinies. Not what Mikmek wanted, but not bad.
Peoples across river are demanding a bridge. Queen has agreed is good idea. Mikmek also says is good idea.
9th Moon of the year of Black Dragons.
Little Kobold Town has started construction. Should be done by next month. Much shinies passing hands here. But must keep eye on peoples. Kobolds sometimes get angry and big ones. Not all Kobolds good like Mikmek. Not all can be noble. But one day. This is only first step.
Mikmek hear many more peoples speaking Draconic in town. Is strange to see so many half-mans in town. Mikmek wonders if soon there will be half-kobolds. Can there be half-kobolds?
Mikmek ask Vazdul, but he no know neither.
Prince of another land came to visit Wynnisburg. From land to the east named Varnhold. Not so different from our kingdom. Started in same way. Prince flirted with Queen very much. Mikmek not understand mans courting rituals, so he no know if it goes well. Prince visiting was talk of town though. Many more business. Much more shinies in pockets of Wynnis peoples. Prince leaves but says will come back. Mikmek is not sure if this is good or bad thing. Mikmek not sure of many things this moon.
Mikmek sure new shop near new house sells best jerkey in town though. Vazdul agrees.
10th Moon of the year of Black Dragons.
Today construction starts on new building to make shinies for Wynnis. Mikmek thinks this is best idea since Little Kobold Town. Now all shinies from Wynnis will be same. Oleg says this will reduce crime. Mikmek says this will make kobolds want to trade more. Oleg is grumpy but also says this is good point.
Of course is. Mikmek always make good points. Is why Mikmek is here. Mikmek very smart. And handsome.
And humble. But only a little.
Wahka goes to visit Garuum this month. Is gone for very long time, but eventually comes back. Gives Mikmek stag leg. Mikmek his happy.
Mikmek was right. Soon as “Mint” makes Wynnis shinies, Kobolds go crazy. So much shinies trading hands. Is hard to keep track. Mikmek worries is opportunity for bad people to do bad things. Mikmek keep his eyes open.
11th Moon of the year of Black Dragons.
Today shoemaker opens shop. Mikmek does not wear shoes, so is not very interesting for Mikmek.
But during Mikmek’s patrols, something interesting DID happen. Wolves started attacking farm to the north of Wynnis. Mikmek is Marshal, so Mikmek go with Kobold Patrol to investigate. Was only 3 wolves, but still very dangerous. Mikmek hoped maybe he could train one to ride, but that did not happen.
Wolves were dispatched with much ease. Vazdul teach Mikmek those words. Mikmek likes “Dispatch”. Is very distinguished. Like Mikmek.
12th Moon of the year of Black Dragons.
Winter is not so bad in these lands, but still see snow sometimes in mountains. Construction is no fun during times like these, so this moon many men work on making roads better. Mikmek is not so sure this is good idea, but is surprisingly dry, so it worked well in long run.
Earlier there was a small forest fire to the north. Mikmek and Kobolds help put out fire. Noodle helps too. Mikmek wonders if maybe is because is so dry?
Vazdul wonders why nature is so strange lately. Mikmek is also starting to wonder. He will ask Wahka about wonders of nature. Wahka maybe this time not blame ghosts.
1st Moon of the year of Green Dragons.
This month marks the end of the year of black dragons, and the start of the year of green dragons. Chief Sootscale hosted big party for all Kobolds and friends. Was maybe too big; sky-explosions could be seen all the way from Wynnis. Noodle Man is showing off again.
The Pier was opened up today. More people keep coming to live in our city. Is getting very, very large. Mikmek wonders how Wahka and Krom will manage it all. Mikmek does what he can to help.
Wahka has been asking spirits of forest to give us gentle winter. Maybe he is doing it right this time, as there is much good weather in what is supposed to be very dark nights. Good weather leads to more good spirits. Noodle man’s family sends word from his home. Says they are proud of his accomplishments so far. Says Magister is good title, even if kingdom is puny. Says he needs to be outside more. Mikmek thinks this is good idea.
They use magic to make park in middle of town. Mikmek is surprised. Must be very powerful magic. Costs much shinies. But nice park. Good trees.
Mikmek thinks this year will be good.
2nd moon of year of Green Dragons.
Woman Svetlana hatches man-eggs today. Man-eggs grow inside belly. Is very strange. Looks very heavy and uncomfortable. Oleg and Svetlana name man-hatchling Dimitri. Mikmek is told is very handsome hatchling. Mikmek thinks it looks shriveled and small, but he not say that. Kobold hatchlings much tougher. Stronger. Not bigger though. Still small.
Today new Armorsmith sets up shop. Is very big half-orc. Mikmek wonders if maybe he just orc. Or maybe Half-ogre. Has very small wife. Is daughter there too. Mikmek sometimes sees Krom go to shop. Maybe more than usual? Mikmek not know how much Krom like armor. Mikmek like skin armor more than metal armor. Though metal armor is shiny. Maybe Krom also like the shiny?
New smith and old smith bicker for some time. Mikmek not understand. One is armorsmith and other is weaponsmith. Is different things, yes? Yes. Mikmek explain this to man-smiths. Man-smiths go ‘Oh’.
Man-smiths not so angry anymore.
3nd moon of year of Green Dragons.
Today the Market finally opened. Many people were very happy. So many more shinies. Wynnis is kingdom of shinies.
Another discovery has been made! Zero, the walking shiny armor, went on quest without telling anyone a long time ago to find his maker. Zero came back today. He did not find his creator, but he did come back with some plans for a new kind of toy. Mikmek is grown up now and only plays with toys maybe sometimes, but for hatchlings this is very good news. Wynnis is now known as the land of toy-makers. Mikmek expects to see more shops open soon for exactly that.
4th Moon of year of Green Dragons.
As Mikmek expected, new shops opened up. But more peoples came at bad time. A sudden dryness came and wrecked many man-crops. Thankfully the Queen planned for something like this, so there will be no starving, but it will be hard for people. But we are a strong people with many shinies. We will survive.
5th Moon of the year of Green Dragons.
One more shop opened up. Wynnysburg is very large now. So maybe it should not be surprising that bad guys start to cause problems. Thankfully Wahka does not like people who misbehave. He went into house and kicked bad guys out before they cause problems selling bad potions. Wahka says they make head spin. Mikmek hopes he does not mean it actually spins. Would be very painful.
6th Moon of the year of Green Dragons.
Last month before adventures start again. Mikmek is getting excited. Though Mikmek goes on patrol often, is always to same places. Wynnis is big, but Mikmek and his friends explore much more than have claimed as home. Mikmek misses exploring. Wants to keep exploring.
Today a place to keep shinies with other peoples shinies to make more shinies opened up. This is how was explained to Mikmek. Mikmek does not understand, but many man-folk wanted to open up “accounts” in the “Bank”. So maybe is good idea? Mikmek still not so sure.
Today Chief Sootscale came before Queen with proposal. Wants to make Sootscale Caverns into proper city. However, wants to use Wynnis funds to do so. Queen is expected to make choice in 1 moon.
Mikmek thinks it is good idea, but maybe Mikmek is biased.
Queen is under much pressure now. Will probably not ease up soon.
But adventures start soon. Mikmek has been training. Mikmek will be ready.
7th Moon of the year of Green Dragons.
Today Mikmek and friends go to explore new places and make more maps. Mikmek has more supplies. Will be great adventure.
(As mentioned last session, each player who attended the last session must write their log as usual. However, ALL players must write for their actions during this 1 year skip. Please reference events which transpired over the course of what I have layed out here. This log will be worth twice as much as the usual log. On top of that, please include these 2933 bonus EXP points prior to the experience gained for the skip, as they were earned for your city-building trials. Which took me no great expense. So don’t screw it up. )