Volume 5 – The Adventures The Young Dragonborn
Chapter #279 – Ysolda’S Tough Lesson
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After Jon and his crew left Ysolda’s house, she ran back in with the large mammoth tusk in her hands.
“Hey, look what Jon gave me. I asked him for a mammoth tusk and he took out one just like that!” She showed the task to her roommate, Akara.
“He was carrying a mammoth tusk on him the whole time?” Akara questioned.
“No, he just clapped his hands and a mammoth tusk appeared.”
“… Is that even possible?”
“Don’t ask me. He must have learned new magic from headmistress Nurina. You know how they can go on and on about magic.”
“That doesn’t matter now. We can now finish our business earlier than we thought.”
“Yes, let’s move out. You take the tusk and get out of town without anyone seeing you. I will go out just casually and meet you at the windmill.”
The two girls walked out of her small house normally and walked across the Plains District’s main road bypassing the market and the residential area until she reached the city gate.
They left the city heading towards the stables and to the farms in the south. Their target was a place called Chillfurrow Farm. Once they arrived, Akara headed towards the windmill and Ysolda towards the manor in the middle of the farm.
A few minutes later, Ysolda returned to Akara with a Redguard woman with her.
“Girls, you shouldn’t have come at this hour.”
“Sorry, Ahlam. We managed to secure a mammoth tusk just a while ago. We need to finish our work.”
“… Fine fine, keep it quiet. That Orc Ulag has brought a patch of the sap so let’s work quietly. Akara, you will find him outside the stables and Ysolda, come help me with the cauldron.”
The three started moving fast around the Windmill each to her job. They seemed to be very wary of their surroundings and didn’t want to alert any being.
A few minutes later, an Orc man joined them almost started shouting.
“What?! You haven’t even started on the patch? Do you want to get us killed?” He glared at the women.
“Hey, tone it down, Orc. We will finish before dawn so don’t bother us.” Ysolda’s tone was sharp.
The Orc was wary only from Akara who he considered dangerous. He snorted and waited outside the mill.
“Fine, let’s finish quickly. Ysolda, you know the recipe. Akara, you keep the Orc in check. I will go an make sure that my husband doesn’t interrupt us.” Ahlam said as she ran back to her house.
Wulfur and Jon teleported outside the town not far from the farm Akara and Ysolda were in, Jon used [Clairvoyance] and predicted where the Mammoth tusk would be. The two of them may be large boys but they sneaked around the place like snakes. Not even the guards or the farm hounds could detect them.
Jon spotted a windmill and spotted movements in it, the [Magicka Mark] on the mammoth tusk was also giving a signal from there.
He turned to Wulfur and made a series of hand gestures. A fist, then he pointed left and right, then a circle, then two, then pointing around.
“What?” Wulfur tilted his head.
“I am telling you the plan.”
“Oh, I see.”
Wulfur liked the idea then thought of making his own plan. He made a sneaking signal, then a walking man, then a halt, then looking around, then going in fast.
Jon stared at Wulfur with no expressions.
“Really? Then how about this?”
Jon moved his arms and shoulders like a wave once and twice.
“This is better.”
Wulfur started making animal shapes with his hands.
“Seriously! How old are you? Watch and learn.”
Jon stood up and started moving his arms in sync left and right, front and back.”
“Oh! This is awesome? What is that dance?”
“It is the floss dance, like it?”
“Yeah… hey, get down.”
“… Opss! Sorry.”
The duo became serious once again and started taking the way through the wheat to the windmill. Of course, they didn’t need anything like a plan.
Once they arrived, they saw Akara arguing with an Orc quietly and he left the windmill taking the direction of the town.
“Hey, take this.” Jon passed a face cover and a cloak to Wulfur to not be recognized.
The two of them sneaked over to the windmill and started spying on what was going on inside.
–I told you it is too big to fit in.
–Tsk, leave it to me, I can handle big ones.
Wulfur and Jon tilted their head thinking of something unpleasant.
“That’s strange? Why do it here?” Wulfur asked quietly.
“… What are you thinking about you pervert?”
“Perv… hey, you’re the one who brought that up.”
“Don’t push the blame on me, let’s just take a peek.”
“Wha… no, they should be in an appropriate position.”
Wulfur tried to stop Jon misunderstanding his intentions but the later has already cast ‘Eye of Magicka’ and saw through the Windmill’s wall.
Hey didn’t think that anything would be serious but what he saw inside made him frown. He checked carefully and his complexions became unsightly.
“Shit!” He cursed and stood up walking towards the windmill.
Wulfur noticed the unnatural change in Jon’s mood and hurried up to hold him back and pulled him away from whatever he was going to do.
“Hey, snap out of it! What did you see?” Wulfur asked.
Jon, who resisted for a bit, loosened up and sighed trying to calm himself.
“It is bad, Wulfur.”
Inside the windmill, Akara was trying to use a saw to cut the mammoth tusk in half but it proved to be harder than what she imagined.
The idea behind the mammoth tusk was its use as a catalyst that will increase the rate of the chemical reaction that creates the Skooma.
Ysolda stumbled upon the secret of making the Skooma in Riften and started to do that job with Akara ever since they both settled in Whiterun. They would create their own Skooma with the help of Ahlam who had a background with Alchemy and a smuggler Orc called Ulag would provide them with a unique sleep-inducing substance called ‘Sleeping Tree Sap’ alongside the ‘Moonsugar’ and the ‘Lavender’. Ever since they started dealing, Ysolda’s Skooma was a high-quality variant of the regular Skooma that can rival the private Skooma clubs like the Redwater Skooma.
Even though they were having a hard time brewing Skooma lately, their planning was flawless as they always brewed it outside the town and had many locations to do their work in.
However, they couldn’t be careful enough as their childhood friend Svidi almost found out about them and they had to be rude to her so that she doesn’t snoop around them anymore. Svidi was always the obedient child and if Jon found out about it, he would actually turn scary. They know very well how much he hates Skooma and its dealers.
At this time, Akara was trying to saw the mammoth tusk so it can fit inside the cauldron but it was too tough.
“Hey, can we just use it that way. It would take a few hours to… Ysolda!” Akara talked to Ysolda who was behind her only to find that she is not there anymore.
She looked around only to feel a faint presence behind her, she was about to turn around but something hit her head and she fainted.
“Sigh! This is really bad.”
Wulfur who appeared from the shadow looked down at Akara who just passed out and carried her on his shoulder. He exited the windmill and looked up at its top to find Jon standing their while using [Greed] as a rope to hold Ysolda upside down.
His face was covered and he changed his voice to a hoarse one.
“Who do you sell your drugs to?” He asked with an angry voice.
“Wah! Ah! Please… I don’t know… I never knew… I swear to god.” Ysolda was freaked out.
“Swear to me!”
He let Ysolda fall to the ground and stopped her before she hits it.
“WAAAH!”[Greed] that was holding her legs, pulled her back up again. He held her head and pulled her closer while she was still hanged upside down.
“I don’t know… they don’t tell me. Some Orc guy called Ulag. Other than that, he distributes it on his own, the Khajiit caravans also buy from me and sell me moonsugar… please, let me down. You guards can’t kill unarmed people!”
“Do I look like a guard?” He said so as he let Ysolda fall down again.
Before she hits the ground, he made [Greed] stop her and put her on the ground unharmed. Ysolda lied on the ground without moving.
Wulfur ran towards her and found her passed out and foaming from her mouth. It seemed that Jon gave her a trauma this time.
“Man, that was a bit too much.” He said as he looked at Jon who was levitating down from the windmill.
“What are you talking about? Someone like Ysolda can only learn by fear. You know her too.” Jon said.
“…” Wulfur looked at Jon waiting for more explanation.
“And I really wanted to try those Batman lines.”
“Grow up, Jon.”
“Right back to you.” Jon cussed back but he became silent and started thinking.
“Listen, I will send you in Ysolda’s home now. That Orc dealer they sell to must be around. I’ll wait for him.”
“Fine, be careful.” Wulfur said before being teleported into Whiterun by Jon.
Jon looked up the windmill and sent [Greed] as a hook to climb it. He sat on top of the windmill waiting for Ulag to come.
“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me… hmm! Good line.”