Why Would Anyone Climb a Tower of Boxes?
This world of Waterdeep, and these Gay Frogs are such a far cry from the stillness and contemplation of the Bian Fu Monastery. There, my time was often spent in silence and thought and practice of inner balance. In this world, there is CONSTANT talking or action. And there is little thought to the concept of balance. The exception being Merrybegotten, but her teachings of balance are from a perspective that I had never really considered. The idea of equalization through suffering seems to me to be a bleak outlook on life, but at least it is a governing principle.

Others among the Gay Frogs do not appear to be guided by any type of philosophy. Instead, it would appear that chaos rules for some of my new companions. I do appreciate that our healer is interested in curbing the base murder-hobo tendencies of the Dragonborn fighter. Though he is admittedly lethal, let's just hope that she is able to turn his violence in a direction that is most likely to benefit the Frogs and perhaps influence a greater balance. In all honesty, our Rogue companion confuses me. Perhaps that is her objective. She weaves such a tapestry of words that I have a hard time distinguishing one thought from another as she babbles. For someone used to the quiet thoughtfulness of the monastery, these constant waves of words can be overwhelming.

I don't know that I have ever met an individual with a purer heart than that of the Dragonborn Paladin. He is so generous that I wonder if this world will break his kind spirit. There must be evil in the world. There must be chaos. That is part of the balance that maintains the motion of the world. This young believer seems to think that he alone can create the rigid goodness in the world that will remake everything in the image of his god.

These people confuse me constantly. I had never really imagined such diversity before I left the monastery though I had been warned of it before I left. I just hope that as I continue to journey with these companions, I am able to gain a better understanding of this complicated world. Though I long for the quiet solitude of my upbringing, this life of adventuring is terribly exciting, and I find myself looking forward to each new challenge.

The problem may be that I am unable to adventure while in a jail cell. I certainly hope that the young lordling that we found will have enough pull with the local constabulary that we will not find ourselves incarcerated. At the least, I hope he will appreciate the risks we undertook in rescuing him from that den of evil. Only time will tell. . . .
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