This is the story of how an ordinary boy started on the path to becomming a Wizard. One point needs to be made very clear, he is Not a wizard yet. He is still on this journey and he knows that it will be a great adventure.
On his first adventure he made a journey across the waters to a small island. On this island he met a group of 3 adventurers who were on a quest to find some healing herbs of the island. He decided to join their party, and made his first adventure.
On our first encounter we met a man hawking beads made from stones of the earth. We decided that these beads would give us a charisma bonus in dealing with the Island Natives. Since I was the new member I offered to make a deal in buying 2 necklaces. The man said he would give me a deal for $7. I check my pouch and realize that I had left my coins hidden in a room. The man told me "Don't worry bout tit, juss take the necklaces and come back with the money, I trust you." I went back to get my coins, and returned to the bead vendor. When I gave him the $7 he started shaking his beads and told me that they were worth more then that. He demanded that we pay $14 for two. The vendor must have been immune to the effects of the necklace, or perhaps the necklaces had stacked the enchantment on his vending stand, because we felt inclined to pay the $14.
Then we noticed that we had lost one of our group members. We started searching for him and we came across a game in progress. I decided to try my luck and won a bottle of rum. It looks like these necklaces were already starting to pay off. We walked down the beach with our bottle of rum, we had nearly forgotten about our party member. Then we spotted him fleeing past us, and the bead vendor was chasing after him with a machete. He had obviously decided to steal a necklace. He quickly got the attention of a local guard and told him the a man was chasing him was trying to rob him. The vendor tried to accuse him of stealing and demanded his money but the guard was not convinced and took the vendor away. We knew then that we had a rogue in the party.
We continued our search for these herbs, keeping a sharp eye out for that vendor that would be searching for our rogue who was now proudly wearing his necklace. We found a dock with a assortment of boats and seafaring equipment. We asked a fisherman if he knew where we could find some island herbs. He seemed overly pleased that we asked him this question and he told us that we could find a shaman down the beach. He also mentioned if we came back with some herbs he would loan us some equipment.
We walked down the beach and just as the fisherman had said there was a shaman standing under the shade of some coconut trees. The shaman puffed on a cigar and blew out a cloud of smoke that enveloped us, it's pungent odor filled my nostrils. The Shaman's eyes were half open and he looked like he was ready to tell us a story. He began telling us about this herb and how it was forbidden in most lands. I remembered the warnings that I had heard from my teachers saying that it was an evil plant. The Shaman could see my fear as the cigar was being passed to me. He said, "Juss take one puff, it won't hurt you." I took it and puffed, the smoke had a spicy taste. I waited, but didn't feel any different. I looked at my party and saw that they had enjoyed it, but I had yet to understand what was so special about this herb.
The quest had been completed but our adventure was still not over. We had another objective yet to complete. We went back to the fisherman to show him our gratutide. The Shaman had given us a pouch full of green herbs, we had pleanty to share. We picked out a sailboat and pushed it off shore and we slowly started moving away from the docks. Not far off, we spotted that bead vendor. He was already in a small boat, pushing off shore with his ores. He began rowing towards us, shouting threateningly. We quickly adjusted our sails to catch the wind and sailed began speeding off. The vendor stopped rowing and held up one ore shaking it angrily, his shouts became drown out by the sound of water rushing past the end of the boat. We shouted cheers of triumph, our quest for finding the island herbs has been completed. We sailed off with a bag of loot and a bottle of rum.
This was my first quest, and the start to a great adventure.