Part 369: Derik Injured 2
We gained three points of magic for our efforts. Score!
Derik, now recovered from his wounds, prepares to leave. "I can never thank you properly for all you have done for me. When I was a child, this clan protected me. When my battle with Jaldon made me weaker than a child, you brought me back to health. We go now, down to Prax, where we will take the battle to the nomads. But before we leave, I wish to give you a gift. What shall it be?"
-Ask for a treasure.
-Ask for cattle.
-Ask for magic.
-Ask for silver.
-"You have given us enough of a gift already, by destroying Jaldon."
I have heard that Derik is very successful at catching those he chases, even when they hide. Perhaps his treasure would allow us to do the same.
He is a raider. He has no cows with him. After a while, he may be able to send us some.
He has already done enough for Dragon Pass, by slaying one of its worst enemies.
Cows are the only useful gift.
Think of silver as an easily-portable cow that does not moo.
Ask for a treasure; it's the best deal.
By defeating the champion of death, he gained great magic. It would be good if we could get him to share it with us.