First of all Merry Christmas to the Lads!!!! Thanks for a great game this year , ive really enjoyed it!!
Off the Subject , Waylander was of course first with Jon shannow a close second , It looks like Corik wants to play a Gunslinger next then hehe!!!
It was a pretty exctiting night for combat , the characters were stuck in the cellar of the terrible Ogres house , with no time to rest and regain spells
the characters used herbs and potions to bring there hit points back up, Corik uses his LAST healing spell to bring the rangers back in consciousness.Shallelu and Her Step father REUNITE , after an awkward meeting , AND corik overhears their story.
Jakardros lost his eye to a close call with an ogre hook a decade ago.For many years second-in-command of Fort Rannick under Captain Bayden, Jakardros saw his commander carried off by the ogres just as his patrol arrived at Fort Rannick—too late to aid in its defense. He lost a third of his men in an attempt to retake the fort, and when they were forced to flee south into Kreegwood, the remaining men were easy targets for the Grauls. Jakardros carries the loss of Fort Rannick heavily and feels it was his fault that the ogres were able to take it. Had he been a bit more prompt on his patrol, he would have been back in time to help defend the place. But he wasn’t, and now a 45-year tradition is dead.
When Jakardros was younger and before he joined the Black Arrows, he spent a few years as an adventurer. His group eventually ended up in the region around the Mierani Forest, where they helped a small village of elves defeat a group of murderous ettercaps led by a green dragon. Jakardros’s adventuring companions all perished in the fight, giving their lives for the elven community of Crying Leaf. Jakardros was nursed back to health by an elven priestess of Desna there, and the two of them fell in love. Jakardros would have lived the rest of his life in Crying Leaf had not his lover, Seanthia, herself perished when the village was attacked by the resurrected dragon three years later. With Jakardros’s aid, the town defeated the dragon again, but Jakardros was too broken-hearted to remain. He gathered his belongings and, within minutes of the dragon’s death, left Crying Leaf behind him, along with the sorrowful task of attending to Seanthia’s funeral. His heart hardened, he eventually heard of the Black Arrows and applied for membership, hoping that service
Vale is a dark-skinned man with piercing gray eyes. At a towering height of 6–1/2 feet, his build and musculature consigned him to the warrior’s path at an early age. Despite his stature, Vale is a quiet and withdrawn man whose passion for life only wakens during the heat of battle. Vale was born into the Order of the Black Arrow; both his parents were members, as were his two younger brothers. All of them are now dead, slain either years ago (in the case of his parents) or weeks ago (in the case of his brothers) by various Kreeg ogres. Vale’s oath of vengeance against the Kreegs has become the only thing holding him together over the past several days of torture and mind-numbing horror at the Grauls’ hands. Given the chance to strike back at the ogres, Vale siezes the opportunity with grim satisfaction. Apart from his prowess in battle, Vale also had a passing fancy for sieges and architecture, and spent many of his off hours in the fort talking with the resident architect, a now-dead man named Drannis. Apart from battle, discussions about normally dry and boring topics like engineering and buildings are among the few times that Vale breaks out of his taciturn shell to become excitedand animated
Kaven Windstrike, a handsome young man with dark hair and emerald eyes, has traditionally been able to get what he wants out of life via his good looks and smooth tongue. A wayward youth born to harried parents in Turtleback Ferry, Kaven’s antics finally got him in over his head when he assaulted and robbed an old goatherd who turned out to be a long-time family friend. Infuriated, his father was all but ready to press charges and have the boy taken south by the law to serve time in a jail in Ilsurian, but his mother managed to temper that reaction. Kaven was was given a choice: be disowned and spend time in prison, or seek membership among the Black Arrows. His father always admired the order, and figured if they couldn’t shape Kaven into an upstanding man, no one could. Kaven, balking at the thought of prison, chose the Black Arrows.
At first, the disciplined lifestyle did Kaven good, and he reformed into a respected and effective member of the order. However, when Lady Lucrecia opened Paradise’s gambling halls to the public a year ago, Kaven and two other Black Arrows snuck down to the barge one night to sample its offerings. It was enough to remind Kaven what he liked about the quick and exciting life of gambling, high risk, and crime. Kaven volunteered for the weekly southern patrol (a route most of the Black Arrows disliked due to its relatively boring route along the eastern shore of Claybottom Lake). Rather than spending his nights in Turtleback Ferry or Pendakus, though, he too to spending them at Paradise
The fights came hard and fast, but with the help of the rangers, some fine tank work by kolbi, some great healing by corik and some awesome kill stealing by Bris hehe!!!! The finally faced the now insane and utterly mad mama graul. The final conflict took place in the dank barn, she was summoning some sort of demon(s). All around her feet were small demons about the size of a small child, they spat a liquid napalm like substance, which dragged the characters minds back to an aged journal they found .It read
The origin of the corelings is an enigma to humankind, but legend suggests that corelings live by day in the Earth’s core and rise to the planet’s surface each night to feed. There are different types of corelings (known as alagai in the Krasian language), each associated with a particular element.Fire demons- small, cat-like creatures, fond of arson, and able to spit “demonfire”, a supernatural form of napalm. Wood demons- tall and powerful, with skin that camouflages them in wooded areas, though vulnerable to fire and thus antagonistic to fire demons. Wind demons- Small bodied but with large membranous wings, these demons hunt from the air silently and effectively but their wings also limit their movement on the ground Rock demons- massive powerful creatures, with rock-like, horny thick skin. Water demons- tentacled and unable to survive away from water. Sand demons- smaller versions of rock demons, which stand on all-fours and are the most commonly encountered demons in the deserts of Krasia where they hunt the sands in packsAll of these demons have magical abilities, including rapid healing, enhanced strength, and poisonous talons. Although primarily interested in their human prey, they are also prone to attacking one another, particularly when a more powerful coreling chances upon a smaller, weaker or wounded Variety.
The Characters finally rested that night , exhausted , covered from head to toe in blood, ogre faeces and muck, they revised spells and got on questioning the rangers about the fort, the characters know they must goto the depths of the forts catacombs to find out information about LaRIN /kARN , BUT ALSO THEY HAVE BEEN ASKED BY THE MAYOR OF MAGNIMAR TO SCOUT OUT THE FORT AND RETURN IT TO MAGNIMARS CONTROL IF ANY THING HAS HAPPENED TO IT!!!!
WITH AN IQUISITOR IN THE PARTY HE SOON SNIFFED OUT DECEPTION AND THE FORT WAS BETRAYED BY KAVEN, AFTER BEING PUT TO THE QUESTION HE TOLD THEM EVERYTHING BEFORE CORIK SLIT HIS THROAT!
tHE GROUP NOW FIND THEMSELVES TRAVELLING BACK TO TRUTLEBECK FERRY TO MAKE PLANS ON HOW TO TAKE THE FORT BACK !!!!