Chronicles of Rhyl'lyn: Of Dogs and DemonsIt took half an hour just to get away from all the tall things, and by the time he did his stomach growled in hungry protest. He was rewarded with the sight of smoke rising on the horizon and a shortcut across a large, open field. Feeling relief wash over him, he stepped away from the road and walked down the short hill and across the field. Why surfacers insisted on roads instead of taking such shortcuts was beyond his understanding. The white stuff slowed him down a bit, but that was pretty much the point to more than one person walking there – the more downtrodden the white stuff, the faster it went.More Like This
He was halfway to the farmstead, his keen eyes spotting the buildings, when the white gave out underneath him. A surprised yelp escaped his lips and he sank all the way down to his chest, feeling colder than ever before, the white stuff seeping through the fabric of his clothes and making him wet. That was bound to mess up his leather jerkin.
As if to make matters worse, his heat-
Chronicles of Rhyl'lyn: When It Snows, It BlowsHe felt cold. The crunchy, wet stuff on the ground and all around him, as white as his hair, came with an unnatural chill that he hadn't expected. Durdyn had said the surface changed over the course of a year, unlike the constant darkness of the Underdark, and that he would do well to wear warm clothes if he decided to leave Ched Nasad this time of the year. He'd done so, going for the warmest spider silk cloak the Underdark had to offer, fingerless spider silk gloves that had been knitted by the most meticulous tailors and a rare, greasy substance to waterproof his boots. He'd even greased his short swords, as rumours had it the frost would sometimes make the blades stick, and he kept his hand crossbow hidden away in an enchanted pocket in his cloak.More Like This
Getting fur from animals on the surface was practically impossible, and if he'd bought a scarf his matron mother would probably begin to suspect something. It had been easy enough to slip away – he was part of the regular Underdark