Welcome to the Flaming Faggot

Callovia is called "the boundless empire" yet you have managed to find its northern border - a notorious roadhouse deep within the Madrasan Marches on the edge of the wilds of Llanvirnesse. The sign above the door reads "Flaming Faggot," which would suggest a cozy, homey inn with fresh biscuits served at teatime if not for the severed troll heads mounted on pikes at the gate.

As you cross the threshold the raucous din quiets momentarily as all eyes dart to the door and calloused hands drop instinctively to well-worn sword hilts. The threat, instantly assessed, is dismissed and roadhouse patrons go about their business hardly missing a beat.

Grim, hard-eyed men huddle around tables in close conversation thick with conspiracy; caravan guards gamble away their earnings; Caemric rangers sit close to the fireplace cooking the damp of the Black Annis from their clothes as they warm their innards with Red Dragon Ale; minstrels play and buxom wenches dance for the pleasure of men who pay them little attention - until they need a companion to warm their bed.

As you approach the bar, a huge, bald barman with a greatsword slung across his back slides a mug of freshly-pulled ale towards you, its frothy head dripping over the rim.

"Pull up a seat, lad," he says, "and let me tell you a tale of high adventure."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reaper Treats

In yesterday's mail, I received a shipment from Reaper Miniatures.  Any order of at least $40 placed during the month of October also received a Halloween goody-bag.  Here's mine:

Inside the bag were three bottles of Master Series Paint, plus a special bottle of pink paint created to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a pack of playing cards with C.A.V. (Combat Armoured Vehicle) logo, and a bag of candy.

And, best of all, each bag included either a Halloween miniature treat or trick.  I got....

Is it any wonder I love ordering from these guys?  What a great swag bag!


Anonymous said...

Whatever you do, leave that rock fig in the blister- or it will lose all its value!

Sean Robson said...

Yeah, I wasn't planning on opening it. Then it would be just a rock instead of a really cool keepsake.

Lasgunpacker said...

Ha, I also got a rock, although it looks like you got better candy. I wonder what they were giving out as "treats?"

Sean Robson said...

According to comments on the Reaper forums, some people got a witch miniature, others got a mousling ghost, and someone got some miniature pumpkins.