Hello dear Island Guests, it’s time for the third installment of my Isekai “What Bad Luck! I got Reborn into another Life and Now I am A Side Character. In this story I died by falling of a stairs in a moment of bad luck! When I could be reborn into another being with one wish I just asked to be a more amplified version of me! You know the whole super stats thing! Little did I know it would boost my social awkwardness and my bad luck as well! With that boosted bad luck, I became a side character! NANI!!! To see how my journey started you can read part 1 here and part 2 here! How will our quest go on?
Hello again dear diary! I am sorry I haven’t written to you in so long! I spilled my inkwell on evening of the third day just as I was to chronicle that.. and well I am sorry for tearing a pages out of you but things have gotten a bit messy! All in all it didn’t matter much anyway because that third day not a lot happened! I almost felled compelled not to leave my house and do anything! I kinda felt blue for failing my first quest as well. Like I could not be bothered doing anything so I just lay in my bed and thought about this new life. I wonder if Elle ..the lady I was reborn lived happily.. and where did she go?! Maybe I am just Elle and I am had a very weird dream ..and I am accidentally going insane..maybe it’s some sort of disease that rots my brain away! Then again I can still count exactly how many nails there are in my bedroom floor, and extrapolate that given my house dimensions to within a margin of about 12 nails are able to tell exactly how many nails hold my floors together. So maybe my brain is still fine!.. But day three came and went without any events. Day four was like that as well. I visited the Owl’s Nest briefly but they had no new quests. Since things were slow I thought I might ask Maine out for a date.. to thank her for the coins she gave me and .. you know she still is kinda good looking.. but she was still out on her forest trip. Ynaja asked me where I was from and was like the way I was.. I did not understand at first but she thought I was weird.. it made me a bit sad and I went home, not doing much! I think I even forgot to eat!
Today however was quite differently! I went back to the guild and I saw Oscott, Mirina and Daria had returned so I guess Maine was back as well. I wagged my tail so hard I knocked over a glass of another woman in the guild, her name was Carlita a Celestial Bloodrager. She was Drow, from the Down-Underdark. If I ever find my way back to the real world and I can take this diary let me explain! A Blood-Rager is an inbetween of a Barbarian and Sorcerer Archetype.. who draw their magic power from something in their blood and Carlita is part angelic .. so she is prone to barbaric fighting but when she rages she changes shape of sorts getting a much cuter uniform and angelic wings! …A Drow is something close to a Dark Elf.. you know like those ones from Skyrim with the bluish skin In normal D&D they are from a place called the Underdark.. but in this world they call it the Down-Underdark ..and it’s like an Island far far away! So yeah I spilled her drink I saw her transform because she was angry and then.. she looked super glowly and her outfit went white I even saw wings I think.. but then … I got knocked out again..later she told me she did not mean to , it was just a reflex and we talked a bit. When the dizziness in my head finally was over I walked up to the quest board and saw one new quest. There were more before but well in my time unconscious most were picked up already.
The quest was a two person stake out in a romantic park, I would have to pose as the others lover ..so feed each other sandwiches and like pretend to be a couple in love. Apparently someone was selling bogus love potions..or lust potions .. I am not exactly sure as I have found myself increasingly unable to read subtext. Regardless..a guy sold potions to couples to help deepen their bond but it actual makes people break up and hate each other and it had caused conflict in the town that held the park.. which wasn’t to far away from our town either. I like love so the idea to defend it was super appealing to me! Maine promised me to take me on the next quest so this is where I could make my move! However I did decide to ask around for other options though! Maybe she’d want some rest after her quest. Oscott looked quite pensive and said he needed to shine the inside of his armor so he could not. He must be a clean freak or something if he wants to do that because no one can see that!
Mirina told me to leave her alone and she wanted to get drunk. She would not go to a picknick because getting drunk publicly was fineable. Daria told me she had to do a thing.. at “whatsitcalled” and Carlia dropped her pen under the table, she could not hear me, she kept searching.. I did not remember her writing.. so maybe I am going insane!
Maine Finally showed up and I asked her to do the quest with me , she came up and smiled reading the quest. “I think I might take this quest with Mister Mans if you do not mind Elle’ she said while taking the paper away from me. ‘I don’t think we would make a very believable couple now would we?’ she winked at me..I think..she might have stabbed her sword in my chest because that is how it felt! ‘Why?’ I was able to ask her that and she looked at me and frowned. ‘Well I like boys, for one and with your disabilities I don’t think you should go out there,you’ll be made in no time and get into danger, I rather see you safe’
‘M-my disability I asked?’ Maine looked at me and patted my head ‘You know , you are a bit low on charisma my dear, you have a charm for sure but socially you are a bit of a wreck’ I froze up … straight in the Kokoro! I bet this is how those anime characters feel like when the look grey and with the big white eyes and such! When she was gone.. so was my quest..
I sniffeled a bit when Carlita came to me and gave me a quick hug. ‘I am sorry.. I bet she didn’t mean to hurt you…I just think she really wanted to take this quest with Rho though but hey you know what I have a quest for you, I recently lost my pet, I’ll give you 5 gold if you find it for me? ‘
Carlita told me she lost her cat called Autumn and upon me inquiring more details about the cat she at first seemed to be inclined to tell me something but than she changed her mind. ‘Maybe it is part of the quest you can ask around, meet some people in town, I live in near the ports. The house across the ship Jupiter’s Grace.. the one with the green roof. Perhaps you could ask one of the sailors if they have seen my cat?! It will help you proof Maine is wrong about your social skills as well sweety’ . She winked at me shooed me off. ‘Come on you go girl! Your quest awaits’ . Since I needed the money and could use some experience points I dashed off. I did notice Carlita use a different voice inflection than before, indicating that there is an increased chance of her knowing more about the whereabouts of her own cat. It is my hypothesis that she knows exactly where to find it and it’s not even missing but she wished to relieve my psycho-emotional malady. In fact given the downwards faced gazed and the avoidant approach factor Ynaja had heading towards the table I suspect she would soon inquire on Carlita why his quest was given to me! Speculation could be made that this quest was given to me to secure my financial security.. but the way her eyes lit up it seems there have been well willing ulterior motives in play.
Making why way to the docks I was almost overwhelmed with the salinity of the ocean air.. but also the scent of not so fresh fish! Probably heavily brined. I guess not having access to motorised ships and cooling decks has made the intake of fresh fish more difficult. After acclimating a bit I approached the ships. Apparently the ships are mostly named after gods followed by a blessing of some kind. Most ships were fishing boats like Silvanus Solace or Mystra’s Boon. One ship was a bit mysterious a trade vessel helmed by mostly Tiefling Sailors that seemed to avoid me, unlike me they mostly had red skins, though there were a few variations and blue ones on top of the deck. They were the crew of a ship called Beshaba’s Pearl. It had a figurehead of a tiefling female but instead of demon like horns she had black deerlike antlers. I could not stop staring at it for a while.. until a seagull dropping hit my outfit. I went onto the dock to wash it off..when all the Tiefling Sailors suddenly moved out of my way and withdrew the plank to their ship! I guess they really are superstitious about women being on boats. Unfortunately I fell in the water while rinsing of my outfit because one of the wooden boards had come a bit loose… the ship would not even toss me a rope! Luckily I managed to climb back on shore again! Men can be so rude!
Finally I found the Jupiter’s Grace but it seemed all but abandoned. I noticed Carlita’s house which was quite a bit larger than mine. A single Drow woman looking very much like Carlita was sitting on the edge of the ship playing with a rose. Other than her the ship was completely abandoned. She wore a sailor uniform so I guess Drow have less issues with female crew members..perhaps they just do not genetically diversify that much so there is a big chance of being a female.. I should inquire more from Carlita at a later time. For now I had to proof I was sociable! So Maine would be proven wrong! So I spoke up as loudly as I could. “Salutations Lascar I was sent by thy kinsman to perform an inquiry upon a unaccounted for Genus Felis. hast thou by whims of faith perhaps perceived anything of such notion” The woman looked at me and pulled up an eyebrow. ‘Salty my what now?’ I do not know what came over me there I tried so hard to sound cool and convince her to work ..but now she thinks I was like a weirdo. I tried again. ‘Excuse me Jupiter Sailor madame I am looking for my friend.. I mean my guildmate’s cate. She lives in that house with the green shingles over there’. The lady stared back at me. ‘Ai I have seen a cat, in fact the thing has been a pest and took off with some of the fish we were unloading. You might want to check out the fish pile near the Mystra’s Boon, they are getting a cart.. I bet your fur ball will show up! ‘ She stared at me from the deck ‘Say you look soaked gal pal.. does li’l old Mako here make you THAT wet?’ She then licked her lips. ‘I fell in the ocean because a bird pooped on me.. I don’t know who Mako is.. is it a person with like a squirt gun or a like someone who throws a bucket of water?” The Drow looked confused “No I am.. you know what never mind’. So I went off.
I made my way towards the fish pile that was stacked near the fisherman boat the woman whose name I forgot to ask and tried to hide behind a crate.. unfortunately a bird had tried to pick up a fish and dropped it right in front of my fooves, my feet hooves and I slipped on it and fell into the pile of fish. While trying to crawl out getting fish slapped in the face everywhere I noticed the sound of meowing coming closer. I decided to hide for a bit longer in the fish pile and then flop out when the cat is eating it should not move then! The plan was quite successful, although the oil in the fish had made me a bit more oily than I would have liked.. so I slid a bit to far and bonked my head on a chest. Luckily my horns kept me safe.
The little cat did not get scared off by me! It was a tiny black cat.. not much past a kitten. I called out “Autumn..come here.. Elle is going to take you to your Mamma!’ I do not know why calling myself by my new name comes so natural to me! Yet the kitten actually abandoned the fish and like bonked it’s head against me a few times! Maybe it liked how fishy I smelled! I had no trouble picking it up!..Walking off the docks was a different story! I was so slippery.. but I had to keep Autumn safe.. so I brazed myself and walked back to the guild like I had pooped in my pants.. almost doing a crab walk as well.. so I would be sure I would not fall. At one point an orange Tabby cat began to follow me as well! It wasn’t as nice as Autmn though! It scratched at my legs a bit and trying to take a bit. So now I had to crabwalk with another cat nibbling at my feet! I bet if I could rinse of the fish oil at the guild it would return home! This cat actually had a collar! I should get Autumn a collar as well! That way Carlita would be extra happy! Crabwalk to the store!
By the time I got there though the store was closed! I did not dare to move fast..enough so I guess I should give her that as a treat the next day. The orange Tabby had stopped scratching my leg as well.. which is good because I am pretty sure I could see some bone sticking out! I should have Ynaja heal that. ‘Oh look it’s the Tiefling and her cat parade’ a familiar voice suddenly said. It was the Drow woman that was the Jupiter Sailor. ‘If you like cats that much , I have a pussy for you’ she said. ‘While I would like to become a pet owner myself I am unsure if I currently possess the economical means to sustain a cat for an extended period of time. ‘No worry babe’ the woman said ‘This pussy will leave in the morning’ I frowned. ‘I do not think a pet should be only kept for a day, relocating stress will still be in effect so while I would not mind a cat staying over for a night I think it would not be in their best interest accept a deal like this so I am afraid I must decline. The woman laughed and patted me on the head. ‘Aren’t you precious lil old Mako likes you..she’ll probably give up for today but don’t you worry babe she will be back’ I gasped! ‘The water throwing person? ‘ The sailor laughed again and walked off. Such a strange person! I find myself completely incapable to comprehend what she wants.. perhaps it’s her way of speaking it seems more crude than I am used to.. I find myself unable to make conclusions based on these sentences.
When I finally got back to the guild Carlita was already outside waiting for me. ‘She saw me coming in slowly for a while as crab walking was not very fast. “Autumn’ she yelled coming towards me. With some pain in my heart I held up the little black kitten! It was so nice to me! It fell asleep in my grasp even, making a purring noise! Then Carlita moved right past me and picked up the orange cat. ‘Thank you for finding Autumn she said kissing the orange one. ‘Wait if that is Autumn who is this guy or girl?’. Carlita came closer inspected it and said it was a girl while handing me five gold pieces putting them in my pocket with a wink. ‘You earned them girlfriend’ she said. ‘Okay but whose cat is this? It doesn’t have a collar’. The bloodrager looked at it and pointed out some out how it was somewhat poorly groomed.
‘She might be a stray, why don’t you take her home with you.. if you found her at the docks she might be hungry and trying to keep herself alive.. it will not be long for a bad sailor would harm her. ‘How did you know she was eating fish’ I asked Carlita. ‘Well she’s a cat.. and you smell like a barrel of fish I just put 1 and 1 together’ she once more winked at me. ‘How did you know it was female then?’ I asked. Carlita winked again and said she might just have a talent or perhaps she met it once or twice..who knows? I am beginning to think Drow have really twitchy eyelids! I looked at the black girl cat kitten. ‘So do you want to come with me?’ I asked it.. It meows really loudly and pressed it’s head against my hand. ‘That seems like a yes, so how are we going to name you then? ‘ I stared at it for a while before I decided. I found it before I found Autumn apparently so I settled on the name Summer. Carlita congratulated me with my first completed quest and told me she would give me a hug..but I should go home to take a bath. That seemed like a good idea.
So that’s about it my dear diary! I think I will call you Diana by the way! I took Summer home with me and she seemed to like it there! Like just before I got home she like jumped out of my hands and ran towards the home herself..she got in my way a bit as she swirved to the side…so I had to stop and I kinda jump aside into some horse manure..but well I was going to take a bath anyway it did not really matter! I had a little friend now.. I am less lonely! Oh I forgot to mention that Ynaja healed my flesh that Autumn had scratched away! Otherwise the horse Manure could have easily caused horrible infections that might lead to amputations or weird diseases but no, so don’t worry about me Diana I am going to be fine!
Remind me to get a patch of fabric though once I go out to buy Summer a collar tomorrow!
I do need to teach her some manners, she got in my way again and since I not wanted to trip on her I just threw myself to the side and my growing back horns poke a hole in my couch!
I need the patch for that!
I had a nice bath though! I put Summer on my bed and told her to wait for me and she looked at me and meowed in agreement. Then I filled a tub with some hot water and added some rose petals and scented oils. I first threw a few buckets of water on myself like in the alley behind my house to rinse of the fish.. I hoped Summer would like me after but I felt she would. When I was in the bath I wondered.. Maine shot me down.. hardly.. do I have a chance .. I think she like Rho! He’s a thief.. so is it true women really like bad boys?! I don’t understand.. maybe I should find a bad person who likes me? Like a ..anti-paladin or a pirate or a corporate executive?! I wonder if someone like that would ever be into me?! At least Carlita was kinda nice to me.. It’s kind of weird though how no important quests show up when Maine is not around and when there is only one left she always gets the last one even if I try… She will still be away tomorrow as the next town is a day’s travel by foot. So I will see if this trend continues! Anyway I should go sleep now.. Summer fell asleep on the middle of the bed and i did not want to distrub her so I guess I will sleep on the floor next to her. I don’t want her to be afraid that I am gone should she wake up! I wonder if Ynaja can heal backpains?!