Tonight the Lady Commander of Copics and I spent the evening in the Inked Cricket, one of the local taverns in the nearby village. After a trying day in the Glue Fields, we were tired, sticky and in need of a break. I ordered two mustard seed ales and brought them over to our table. As I was setting them down, a loud cheer erupted from the back corner of the room. Angela turned in her chair to look at what the commotion was and it was then I spotted the same lady of the evening I had run across last winter.
“What’s going on back there, Samuel?” I asked the barkeep.
“Some travelling gambler. She plays some sort of card game and has yet to lose,” he responded, methodically wiping the bar.
I was commissioned to make a “thank you card” by one of my coworkers. Her husband’s boss paid for management and their spouses to go to Vegas, and she wanted a card everyone could sign as a thank you. Hence, this was born.
I didn’t really have anything “Vegas” themed so I decided to use actual playing cards and just stamp my image on them, earning me +783 innovative exp points. I chose the Kraftin’ Kimmie “Raychel” image, because she reminds me of Vegas with her cute dress, heels and kissy lips. I was super pumped when I found that paper with the dice on it at the very bottom of my paper container. The letters I cut using the Birthday Bash cartridge, and made them as big as possible. It’s like Raychel is kissing you “thanks”. Mwwwwwa.
I kept the inside simple since numerous people were going to be signing it. The sentiment was stamped using the Lawn Fawn “On the Mend” set and I added the flourish from the Dylusions “Bordering on the Edge” set.
I used the same stamp on the envelope for lack of anything better.
This card will try its luck in the following challenges:
I found it curious that a woman, who just the previous year, was selling other services was suddenly some sort of card playing savant. There was surely some sort of scam or trickery afoot. I subtly cast a detect magic spell and sure enough, there was a bright blue glow around the woman.
“She’s bathed in some sort of spell that is obviously helping her with her card game,” I whispered to the Lady Commander.
Angela discreetly pulled a magic absorption stone from her pocket. “Well let’s put an end to her streak,” she said, a sly smile spreading across her face.
I smiled back and nodded twice, watching as the stone started to glow, absorbing all the magical spells in the room. I can’t stand cheaters.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~