Torinn bids the others goodnight, ordering an extra serving of broth and some hot water for a bath. He asks for him to return in a few minutes for the laundry, and the goliath attendant is payed two gold coins for his trouble. Torinn puts his bulky equipment away and settles into a bath, thinking over the past few days events; he didn't think adventuring would be easy, but he never thought it would be this difficult, either. All he ever heard were the successful stories of adventurers overcoming difficult obstacles and situations, but, come to think of it, wouldn't some of them have died before they could share their stories?
His introspection is interrupted when he notices the water has gone cold. He finishes washing himself in the chilly water and dries himself off, changing into a fresh set of clothes. It's gotten pretty dark at this point, and Torinn finds himself rather tired.
Just before he crawls into bed, Torinn kneels, closes his eyes, clasps his hands together, and offers a prayer to Bahamut.
"Great and Just Platinum Dragon, I understand that an unordained soldier of virtue such as I do not deserve to make such selfish requests of you, but please, if it is within your power and mercy, guide this unworthy soul so that I may protect and help others, and punish the wicked who would harm and exploit them. Please guide this unworthy soul into an exemplar of the virtues you stand for. Please, guide this unworthy soul so that my deeds can inspire goodness in others and prevent such atrocities as a pointless war. Please, guide this unworthy soul so that I may become as true a paladin as any other, and bring honor back to the Tormine clan." The painful memories make him wince, and he adds, in an even quieter voice, "And please, if at all possible, protect this unworthy soul's family from further harm; shelter them beneath your wings, until I am able to save them from their unjust fate. I pledge that, no matter what happens, I shall follow your doctrine, and sacrifice myself so that others need not do the same. Amen."
Having finished his prayer, the dragonborn climbs into the bed and is qui
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