Lets call this on .. to catch a giant ……………….
The town wakes up with one hell of a hangover , they decide on decisive action, let goto Thistletop and catch us a giant !!!!
The nettle wood has changed , horrible spores of living fungus covered the black and gnarled trees , no creature lives within , no birds or even insects , the sense of evil is very overpowering, moving through they see a huge wooden den , akin to a a beaver damn , the gutteral snores of something inside .
Approaching they see a huge mound of skulls and bones at the entrance and something big coming out of the dark, the fight ensues and the reward for beating it , is a dragons horde !!
FIRST DRAGON KILL !!!!
The injured giant squints, frowns, and then chuckles to itself. ” Defeated by nosy little humans,” it says. ” Never thought this would happen to the Plateau People. Well, I can tell you this: My lord is mighty Mokmurian, one of the dark giants of old come again. His magic, the things he has made … He has convinced the tribes that they will rule all the lowlands again, down to the sea. He has mastered the ancient arts. ” He will certainly kill you all, run rough over your tiny homes with the army he has called. The fortunate few will become his slaves. You beat us today, but you won’t beat us when there are a hundred or a thousand of the Plateau People ;narching together. Lord Mokmurian will make it happen.
“Teraktinus-he was the leader of our scouting party. He convinced us that you’d be easy pickings and we’d all get rich. He obviously underestimated you, and he paid for his mistake.He is after a piece of your lighthouse , i know not why human ! I’ve no interest in paying for that mistake as well-grant me safe passage out of your lands, and I’ll tell you everything you wish to know.”
W H O IS M O K M U R IAN?
I already told you-he’s our lord and leader. He promised us glory and riches , and although our raid on your town didn’t go so well, that’s because Teraktinus was a fool. When Lord Mokmurian marches down from the Storval Plateau, he will take from you everything.”
W H AT IS M O K M U R IA N ?
“I have only heard him speak from afar, and have only heard from others ofthe power ofhis magic. He is the rarest of us all, a child oft he stones who has mastered the magic of the Ancient Lords. They say he can turn the living into immobile stone and can turn his own flesh into granite armor. I’ve even heard he can cause the very stones of the world to quicken and pull those who stand atop them into a tomb below the earth. And I’m sure he can do much more than that.”
WHO ARE THESE ANCIENT LORDS?
“They are gone now, but our elders tell us they once ruled over our ancestors , enslaved them, forced them to build the monuments that grace Varisia even today. Many of my brothers believe that Mokmurian is one of these Ancient Lords risen from the past to rebuild his empire.”
HOW MANY G IANTS D O E S M O K M U R IAN COMMAND?
“He has at least seven tribes of under his command, with each tribe numbering in the dozens. The number of lesser kin he’s conscripted-ogres, hill giants, ettins, trolls-is not insignificant. He also enj oys the support of several lamias-degenerate followers ofthe Mother ofMonsters.”
WHEN IS HE G O I N G TO ATTACK VAR I SIA?
“I am not sure. He sent several scouting parties , of which my band was but one, into these lowlands to gather intelligence. He does this to prepare for his coming attack. His fury will come soon. Perhaps even by month’s end.”
WHERE IS HE BASED?
“Mokmurian has claimed a place taboo to my people: the Valley of the Black Tower in the Iron Peaks. He calls his fortres s Jorgenfist, after the name of the fortres s that guards the entrance to the afterlife. Or elders found the name blasphemous , but Mokmurian is powerful enough not to fear blasphemy.”
WHERE IS JORGENF IST?
“Jorgenfist lies within the Valley of the Black Tower in the Iron Peaks. It overlooks the waters oft he Muschkal River, but can also be approached by heading east from the Storval Stairs . Lord Mokmurian himself dwells deep below Jorgenfist-in hidden places he does not allow us to visit.”
WHY WAS YOUR LEAD ER TRY I N G TO STEAL A P I E C E OF THE OLD LIG HT?
“I can’t say. He mentioned having a special mission from Lord Mokmurian, but didn’t tell me what it was . Didn’t tell any of us. My people’s elders have ways of prying secrets from the stones-perhaps that stone knew something that Lord Mokmurian needed to learn?”
With that , true to their word they let the giant free , with a powerfull spell , Corik turns the group into a mist that speeds them to sandpoint , arriving they see the town on fire people defending their homes , Durgen and Shallelu join the battle at the gates , while bris and corik land on the dragons back circling high above sandpoint !!! As they land it turns and smiles , the way only dragons can smile !!!