..in his pocket...its warm....he feels around and comes up with a black gem..."where the hell did that come from?" He said aloud.
He sat on a rock and scratched his head..."what the hell is it?"
"Its a lump of crystal," said the rock.
Armitage jumped up in surprise, "jeez, a talking rock!"
"Jeez a talking human." Responded the rock. "Actually I'm an Earth Elemental."
"Don't get many of them to the dozen," muttered Armitage as he backed away and saw a skinny rat faced girl trying to make off with his horse.
"Oi you ya thievin' tart...that's my horse..."
She tried to leap aboard but missed and landed in a heap...the horse trotted off then broke into a canter when Armitage tried to catch it..
The girl sat up and was back on her feet by the time our hero returned and said, "gotta be a Thrudsday, never could get the hang of 'em...its pissing with rain, you've scared me horse off...and you look like a rat."
"My name is Soomik," said the rat faced girl..."and piss on you pilgrim." She took to her heels and darted away before Armitage could react....