You would not believe the trouble I had to go through to get here. My friend is a high-ranking official in Istan, and he gave me his ticket for the ship to the Battle Isles because his plans suddenly changed. I figured I should explain the situation to the captain of the ship in case he wondered why my name didn't match the ticket. He just looked at the ticket and threw me in the brig for impersonating an official! After spending a week eating nothing but bread and water, the ship capsized during a storm, and I barely managed to swim to shore. I spent the next week hunting animals for food on what I thought was a deserted island. Boy, the Zaishen Menagerie workers sure can get angry. I'm just glad that Ranger and her frog were there to smooth things over.
My mother always told me I was too honest. Maybe she was right.
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