the fifth arc, Hive, had ended. Now it was time for an intermission before the
sixth arc starts. Five arcs done, twenty-six left. Not too bad of a pace,
right? I think I’ll be done in…a year and half, perhaps? Anyways, interlude
looks like this interlude won’t be like I expected. I had thought it’d be some
sort of reaction from the ABB or the superheroes about what had happened during
Arc 5, but looks like that’ll be left for…later? Hopefully? For now this is a
rather normal scene, just receiving stuff given to him by a teen. The character
of the day is Gregor the Snail. Not the first character I’d have thought of,
that’s for sure! I wonder why Mr. Wildbow chose Gregor as the focus here? Hm…
much everyone may have guessed, a character whose name is Gregor the Snail
because of his appearance and abilities isn’t exactly supermodel material.
There’s a rather detailed description, I can imagine how the guy looks
like…it’d certainly be unnerving to look, at least until one gets used to it.
Gregor’s skin is encrusted with snail shells as if they were barnacles, golly.
Gregor can’t simply wander into a convenience store and buy stuff. Yeah, no
surprise there. That’s why he hires errand boys, and apparently he pays them
quite generously. The teen here asks for how long he’d have to do this. “Until I called and you were unable or
unwilling to run my errand. If this
happened more than once, or if the reason was not good, I would find someone
else, as I did with the last individual.” That sounds ominous. You didn’t
mean to make it sound ominous, right, Gregor? It’s just an errand boy. Nope, apparently
the guy just decided to stop doing this for Gregor, nothing more than that.
sound like this is a wholesome deal. Nothing illegal, just everyday stuff. “So you call me, I run out and grab you
groceries, or clothes, or take-out, or shampoo, or whatever, and you pay me
three-” No, not shampoo, but yeah, that’s the gist. There’s always a chance
someone would try to reach Gregor through his assistant, but it’s not likely.
All in all, it sounds like an easy job, and for good money, too. This is the
classic ‘sounds too good to be true’ thing. The worst part is that I’m not sure
I’d reject such offer just like that. What can I say, it does sound like a
simple enough thing to do, and the ridiculous amount of money for that is quite
Everyone knows a beast lives at Whitestone Castle, a beast that has stolen souls from the town for many, many years. Should the beast claim one of yours, they say, you take the compensation left on your doorstep and thank the gods it wasn’t you instead.
When her brother runs afoul of the castle’s monster, Vex'ahlia does the unthinkable and trades her soul for his. The bargain introduces her to the beast, and to the man still living inside of the monster. Now a prisoner at Whitestone Castle, Vex must find a way to stay alive, and perhaps a way to save those trapped with her - even the beast himself.
Interlude, in which Keyleth worries, and Vax makes a couple of new friends.