And so the intrepid ladies carve out their new fortress. Soon enough, they strike... something.
Lilac: "Hey Vekseid! What's Malachite!?"
Vekseid: *Checks Wikipedia* "Copper!"
Lilac: "Damnit. Oooh. Chrysocolla! Is that valuable!?"
Vekseid: "It's a good training stone?"
In the mean time, Elvi set up her still, and Apple and Lirliel began working on some basic crafts while the other ladies dug out the fortress, in preparation for the arrival of the dwarven supply caravan.
In no time at all, Elvi had turned the intrepid group's two-year stock into a four-year stock. With some help from the so-called 'men' prancing about outside like elves.
Lilac: "Aww, how sweet, the floating plants died!"
And so the intrepid fortress began. In time, they were noticed.
Jeremiahh: "Fucking kobolds!"
Cherri: "Well if that's the way you swing..."
Jeremiahh: "That's not what I meant!"
Vekseid eventually set up shop as well, and began training Elliquiy's future army of war dogs. Some of them were already making puppies.
Swedish Steel: "Aww..."
Lilac: "See!? We have no men here."
Swedish Steel: "..."
Jerimiahh: "Stone-forsaken kobolds!"
Apple: "You're one to talk!"
Jerimiahh:"This wasn't my choice line of work!"
Vekseid: "Lilac, the caravan is here!"
Lilac: "Do they have anvils!?"
Vekseid: "How should I know!?"
With the arrival of the caravan, there was another visitor.
This one apparently ran across the caravan's guards while stealing one of Apple's Microcline mugs. His life of theft and adventure was sadly cut short by non-denizens of Elliquiy Fortress.
Apple plays the world's smallest violin for the Kobold.
After investigating the caravan and finding no anvils, Lilac proceeds to curse the Liaison out over the matter.
Lilac: "What do you FUCKING MEAN no anvils!?"
Liaison: "Well we-"
Lilac: "are idiots!"
Liaison: "We'll be happy to bring one next year-"
Lilac: "For how much!?"
Liaison: "Oh, a special discount for you! Only 165%!"
Liaison: "Was it something I said? By the way, we need crossbows."
Liaison: *gulps* "And musical instruments and toys..."
Lilac: "Did the King get assassinated and replaced by an elf!?"
The Liaison mumbled something about treasonous talk and left shortly after the caravan did. Lilac picked up some food, fabric, and a cage with a dog in it. Mostly to trap all the puppies Vekseid's dogs were making.
Winter hadn't even arrived before the first wave of migrants came, hoping to partake in the wealth of the young fortress
Lilac: "Slave labor!" <3
(Immigrant profiles in next post)