Comment Quest – Part 2b

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Offer them food and bandages

Part 2a – Offer them food and bandages

You initially turn to run; this goblin is the scariest thing you have confronted since beginning your journey, and whatever it is running from must be terrifying. However,  you quickly banish these thoughts from your mind as you think about the people that have helped you in times of need. Besides, if you fail here, then what was the point of becoming an adventurer in the first place!

You search your pack for anything to aid this goblin. They freeze in place, watching your movements with trepidation. The first thing you find is a bit of bread from your rations. You unwrap it and offer it out, attempting a comforting smile. It seems more confused by the kindness than interested in a meal. The goblin risks a little shake of the head in rejection.  They also check over their shoulder, looking back along the path they cut through the forest. Whatever they were running from, it doesn’t seem to be following. At least, not right now. Their attention snaps back to you, slowly beginning to move away across the dirt road.

You quickly fumble deeper in your pack, and find a small set of medicinal herbs and bandages. When the goblin sees this, their eyes flash with more hopeful curiosity. Mistrust prevents it from approaching you, but it is clear that those bandages are something it needs.

You slowly approach, reassuring the goblin of your intentions. It draws its closed fist behind its back, hiding whatever they are carrying. But it does not back away. Slowly, you get close enough to crouch next to the shaking creature.

At this range, you can see the hand pressed against the chest is caked in blood. There is a rough puncture wound near their shoulder, and a smaller scrape on the back in a similar place.

Slowly, you convince the goblin to move their hand and attempt first aid. It’s crude, but after a few moments, the shoulder is bandaged, crimson staining the white fabric. The goblin never stops staring at you. Your kindness is bewildering to this terrified creature.

After what feels like a lifetime, as you wipe blood from your own trembling hands, the goblin speaks:

“You helped me. Not many people would help us goblins. Would you help more of us? My clan, my family and friends are in danger. I got away but they are trapped by a terrible beast. Trapped in our home. Will you help them too? We have food. We have trinkets. We have treasures. Please?”

So tell me, adventurer:

What do you do now?

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Have a Great Adventure!


Author: Rufus Scott

I am a long term Gamer, a full-time History Teacher and a part-time geek. I enjoy writing about the positive aspects of gaming, especially when it comes to education. My posts are sometimes nostalgic, occasionally irrelevant, largely meant to provoke further discussion. I'll sometimes punctuate these whimsical ramblings with a random comment on gaming and/or teaching.

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