I, Mumugamu, have journeyed to a Forbidden Island. One wrought and thrown about by magick, one plagued by strange weather and unusual aether currents. I speak of Val.
With a ever-loyal friend Carbuncle, we prepared to set out and see what wonders awaited us.
Here we were, venturing out from Ala Ghiri looking for things. Carbuncle and Friends are always on the hunt for interesting things.
Of course trouble is never far away. We crossed paths with one of these giant malicious crickets that seem to think I’m some kind of Lalafell snack food. Fortunately my summoning magicks were up to the task.
And so it was that along our path we found a ruined fortress where something had gone terribly wrong. Pieces of masonry lay about, scattered and broken. Men and women flung to-and-fro as though some massive ker-fluffle happened through here.
I always seem to find interesting times when travelling.
Allow me to regale you with tales of my journey to and fro. Ala Ghiri was my destination, but through the Fringes and past monstrous things what sought to eat me I rode. These are but some of the tales of Carbuncle and Friends.
Carbuncle has been with me since I mastered Summoning following some months in practice as a White Mage. I found the practice lacking for my own amusement and I studied the tome for a while. From it’s pages I learnt of Carbuncle’s varied forms and now I know the fine methods used to conjure three of it’s colour.
Topaz is my first ally. He guards me with strength of stone. And by nature of his magical self, carries me through the air with the grace of a leaping gazelle.
We were venturing about the Peering Stones, assisting some Ananta when I crossed paths with a creature so heinous I had no choice but to vanquish it. Stopping it here would mean sparing anyone from harm and though it nearly returned the favor I walked away triumphant.
And after some time, we arrived in Ala Ghiri as I had intended some days prior. The journey wasn’t without it’s dangers and excitement and I found the experience reassuring. A hot bath was in order for Carbuncle and Friends.
Not now. But a few weeks ago. A friend joined and I’m excited to see him in it. So I’ve been questing, catching up to the events. Generally having a good ol’ time. But I’m not burning hard to finish story or levels or anything of that nature like I did last year. That was an intense two weeks and by the end I was just burned out and needed a break. Like.. a 10 month break.
I’ve made some new friends and had some great adventures. Perhaps you’ll hear about them.
Most recently me and some friends were hot on the trail of some kind of magical pony. We saw several, as while they’re rare, they’re not particularly unique. We had to battle through numerous manifestations of Ifrit, some harder than others.
Some time ago I was member to a party where I found it’s sister, the pony of Air. Xanthos, I think they call it.
There are numerous ponies to find and I’m on something of a quest to catch them all.