Queso and Miri went into the office of Dean Moneypenny to try and convince her to fund the expedition. She would not make a decision until she had seen everyone, so the King and I had to go in as well. We tried to prove to her that we were capable, the expedition was worthwhile, and our bonds were strong, but she was not convinced. Unfortunately, she said she could not grant us the money.
The King tried to get funding from the Animal Science department, claiming they could follow him and study him, but the dean of the department just tried to kill him to dissect him. So that didn’t go well.
Queso asked for an intern, and Moneypenny told him a student named Milka could go with him. It was obvious she wanted Milka out of the college. When Queso visited her, she… well, she seems super ditzy to me. I don’t know if she’ll survive the first five minutes. But alright.
We decided to head to another college in Sai’ghuh, to try and get their support. Milka showed up late and didn’t want to get on the Leviathan, but Miri made her a potion to make her fall asleep. She drank it before even getting on the train (seriously, the first five minutes), and she fell and dropped her bag. She had more books than clothes. And I think, if Kilka were here, she would have turned my head away from some of the covers. Huh.
We stopped in Ginko (Queso got some rituals), and went on to Sai’ghuh. Milka woke up on the way, but she freaked out and The King bonked her on the head to put her back to sleep.
When we got to Sai’Ghuh, we were surprised to see the cleanliness and sterility of the place. The King and I stayed at the inn (for the best) while Miri and Kilka went to Dean Valur’s office at Sai’ghuh’s college. Thankfully, he was interested in the expedition, but asked that we take an associate of his, and give the Tetrahedron to him for another 500 gold.
Before agreeing, Queso wanted to meet this other person we would take with us, so we went to the tavern, where we were supposed to meet him. Eventually, a really gruff orc came in and sat at the bar. We brought him over to the table and he introduced himself as Kevgretor, our muscle for the trip. Queso got us all beers. I was excited to try it, but EW THAT WAS THE WORST THING I’VE EVER TASTED EW EW EWWWWWW
Queso got my mouthful of beer sprayed all over him. The King liked his though. Milka also drank… a lot.
The orc is mean. He made fun of me. I don’t like him.
The next day, Dean Valur looked over the contract, which Queso had changed to include an imperative inclusion of representatives from all the city-states in the Tetrahedron’s study, and he agreed to it. So we did some shopping with the funding and left.