"Oh, that?" says the kid, "That's Elford. He's some sort of puh-sigh-on-ic lizard guy. I met him in Outland. My name's Donnal, pull up a stool and I'll tell you all about it."
This kid seems friendly enough and he offers to buy the first round, so you join him.
"There's some weird caves in Outland just a couple miles west of the last imperial outpost, just past the southern woods. If head down the old road and end up at Blackmire Village you've gone to far.
|Well, he looked like a pirate, anyway.|
He pokes the wizard a bit.
"What? Huh? Uhh, Blackbeard Nutsack, I think."
"Thanks. Like I said, a big party. We just needed a magic ring and some hobbits and we'd have a blockbuster. So we decide to visit this cave high up on a ledge. What was the name of the cave, Stan?"
Stan ruffles through a few sheets of stained and torn paper and does his best to focus his besotted eyes on the scribblings written thereon.
"The Mysterious Cave of Epsilon!" he proudly declares.
"So that's where we find this guy, just past the chamber with the upside down pointy snails. Watch out for those if you ever visit the place. The northern passage out of that cavern leads to where we found Elford. We never explored past that point, so there might be treasure down that way. I don't know. I think we cleared the rest of the Epsilon cave.
"Elford can communicate telepathetically, but only speaks to me for some reason. He directed us to some treasure. I think rather than eating bugs and stuff like a normal lizard, he puh-sigh-chick-uh-lee feeds on the cheap thrills of following adventurers around. He led us to a chest made out of some magical zappy metal-"
"Electro-titanium!" Stan interjects.
"So when I first met Elford he offered me a deal that if he could follow me on adventures for a full week, he would give me the ruby that grows in his head. But at one point Scarecrow used his jedi powers to pull it out and ruined the gem. I don't really hold it against the guy. It must be tough going through life as a bird man. Being hunted by Darth Vader can't help either. And Elford here does seem to be of the party of the Devil, so stealing from him isn't really a sin, I reckon. So now Elford is stuck with me until his ruby regrows and he can pay me as agreed. A deal's a deal.
"I may have to go back to those weird caves some day. On the way to Epsilon we spotted a witch or an amazon or something cavorting topless near the pond. Girls don't dress that way where I'm from.
"Anyway, your turn to buy a round."