Just before Mid-Morning Bell the party arrive at Harnanca to be greeted by Herzad who’s working on laying the foundations for the inn, general store and warehouse while the stonemason, carpenter and labourers move materials up the steps to begin the repairs on the keep high above. Off to one side stands a stack of timber, slate roof tiles and boxes of nails, small panes of glass etc. Apart from a couple of guards on the outer wall most of the soldiers are helping Herzad, striped down to the waist and wielding picks or spades. From the delicious smell they’ve only just finished breakfast.
Herzad reports that nothing much has happened apart from a couple of warg scouts, spotted off to the west by one of the patrols.
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Morning Bell, Kemendu, 8th of Gurthweni – 52/11°
Talo gets to bed as soon as he can. After exercises and prayers the following morning, Talo makes a visit to his pony in the stables to see how things are and to make good on anything he might owe for Peony’s housing and food. He then makes his way to the blacksmith’s to see if he can get repairs done on his plate and pays for them up front. The dwarf then takes time to wander to the guard house to see if he can get any reports about the surroundings and provide a warning about the wererats mentioned by Zelmar.
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Thraim listens to your tales and wonders at the things you brought back but is now more anxious than ever, to seal the tunnels leading down to the underworld. No good can come from venturing further into that hellish realm. He thanks the party for all they have have done and asks what Lord Cynan and his party have planned. Will they be staying in Lands End or returning to Harnanca? Continue reading “69. Book Keeping”
“That’s enough, out now everybody, we have pushed our luck to the limit. I don’t care how fascinating this structure is to you three but we are heading back to the surface. Take whatever you wish from here and pass me stuff to carry but we leave now.” Cynan shepherds the group from the building not willing to take any more excuses to stay. Continue reading “68. May Blibdoolpoolp, the sea mother go with you”
Gildor casts Comprehend Languages and grabs the spells books with the most interest. He scans the area for writings that might identify what the ring is for and then helps Gordon with the writing on any panels to help operate the item he is working on, while the spell is active he works to help as much as he can. He verbalizes in common what he reads, so others know what things are, as well getting as much use out of the spell as possible so they can make the best choices as to what to do next or prevent injury by describing how to use something properly. Gildor says, “I’ll cast comprehend languages, so we can understand our surrounding better. Let me see what this room has to offer.” – getting the drow spell books, checking the ring for marking or operating instructions, then moving to help the others in their room while the spell still functions – “Here Gordon, let me see if I can read how to operate that contraption you have there.” If he has time he looks over any items that might have inscriptions on them, like the wand or other items.” Continue reading “67. A Dark Snowflake”
Talo gathers Zelmar’s remains and drags it all the way back to where Gombur lies. There is no way the dwarf is going to be able to drag both at anything more than a crawl and the dwarf can see nothing with which to make a pyre from.
The orc female listens to the dwarf’s tirade and just smiles.
“Eye Paladin revenge is what I want, and if you know what they are then you know they are evil and should be destroyed. Yeah the children might not be so ingrained with hatred yet but they will be soon as their mothers tell them about the elven demon who killed their fathers! You think they will show mercy in the future? I don’t! You want to break the cycle? Leaving them here won’t do that.” With that said Gordon turns to the group of females, assess their numbers and position then drops a Sleep spell at the rear of the group, then another in the middle/front, and another to mop up any left if necessary (up to 4 casting).
Two sleep spells bring down all 12 of the unsuspecting orc females and none escape. Continue reading “66. Sniffin’ through the loot”