We have the bowl. The artifact that controls the horror.
Thankfully the Elves from Harkwood saved us from the troops of Nanius, 30 elite elven troops were able to easily sway the battle in our favor. Thank the Eternal God for them.
It was our combined forces which allowed us to take the castle.
After the battle, I ordered a Fire brigade, a heal brigade and a rescue brigade
(Grezelda, insane as per normal left her clothes on, but weirdly, trys to blow out fire.
The crews are putting the fire out, while Grezelda thinks its her.
Carthage talks to Barry’thren, Woodsman of Lord Wallace about the Prophecy concerning me.
Meanwhile, Grezelda trys to recruit helpers – a 10 year old and a 12 year old – help her out. They think she’s amazing while the other villagers find her touched.
Barry’s wife had a vision – so he’s been traveling – spending time in the woods outside of here, when they saw the battle begin, that’s when they decided it was time to act.
Fuzzy, is healing people to help out. As usual, she’s an amazing mage and person.
Aziz hides in the kitchen, he can head out and direct workers as necessary, but he chooses to defend the kitchen against potential hidden defenses.
Carthage, “Is the Kitchen safe?” Aziz “The kitchen is safe.”
Carthage and Barry talks about vision, it’s of me being taken to the Dark Forest and serving them. Not a pleasant picture.
Aziz asks about pythons in the divinations – and in the elven prophecy – Barry says there are a lot of things about snakes – will not tell elven secrets, unless he considers a life of service to the elven tribes.
Aziz, says, “I’ll divuldge my secrets to you.”
He again offers to come to the Great Forest and prove his devotion to learning such prophecies.
1/3 were wounded on both sides – 100 – we had 15 wounded and 5 dead
Of the 10 hospitallers – all are fine – but the commander is severly wounded
On the Nanius side – 12 remain
Fuzzy stabailized all but 3 – they need regeneration – she cast regen successfully on a soldier – his arm will regrow.
She passes out, Fuzzy naps, Grezelda finds high ground and goes up into the tower. She’s sure she will see the Spider Horse when she comes.
Where the Lord announces the agreement I sign a song of encouragement.
Time passes – 4 hours – people drift off – very depressed – bad temper – we are coming down off the drugs.
People had to die, we’ll never find a cure, they’ll have to be slaughtered. – This is the bed temper I find myself.
Everyone is nasty, thankfully I miss it..
Carthage destorys all the Moon Cakes.
Grezelda tries to find some, but they’ve been destroyed, so she has some wine instead.
Hospitallers have taken the guard.
I wake up – happy and sober.
Carthage sings cry me a river, while we were in our tents
I saw a giant python.
I wake up Wake up in the Great Hall.
Get food for Fuzzy and one for her wonderful dog.
Barry tells us that the Beast is from another world – his understanding is that the Banestorm didn’t bring them here – Elven cults worshipped similar beasts – the thing in the Blackwoods were brought here by the Defenders or humans.
These demons have been here since recorded evlen history.
Similar cults worshipped this on Earth that were brought from the Banestorm.
I talk to Marsden while Fuzzy heals the rest
We talk to the Reeve – to coordinate security – Reeve Phabius – Fuzzy goes to heal the reeve – big ass caulifolower – heals the Reeve – Fuzzy asks how he got infected. He’s had it for serveral years – wife comes over – stooped over with huge caulifower – He falls to her feet thanking her – we do a census of who is infected – we know that if we sent a crow to Phodius the clergy would come help – send help note to the archbishop
Marsden agrees to support for Lord Wallace as head of Parliment
Oil – from town – 4 barrels of oil we can use in the upcoming battle.
Fuzzy talks to Oxen and he comes along.
we have 1 warhorse, 3 riding horses
When we investigate, we find the Hospitallers are gone.
We travel to Armand – Reeve seems distracted.
It takes 1 day to get to Armond.
Barry says the cauliflower is a pre-form of the tranformation
It can exist in many populations (when last Elves saw it, it was 1500 years ago)
The forms are chosen by the priests of the cult – horses, cows (beast of food) and darkness
“The grower of the tree in the west will return to the Black woods and with the black arbor – destory the world” – That’s the line of the prophecy that seems to be about me.
Two runners head out to get witch texts from the town we just took.
Heal people all day – Fuzzy heals 8 people cured from the NOrth – healed
Refugees – 20 in Armand
15 humans, 5 halflings
They are Oakwood refugees, we let them know that we’ll save them and that they are welcome in our lands.
I do an excellent Public speaking and the refugees decide to come with and the troops to stick with us.
2 woodworkers came up ask about land – Aziz, he let’s them know that they are welcome to come with families
We get our plan in order.
The torches are prepped and we are ready.
Concentrate on the thing – I’m connected to it so after Aziz trys to activate it we realize it has to be me. I take it in my hand and fear explodes into my brain I have a vision of flying above all these lands but I don’t see trees and forest instead I see a landscape which is twisted, my world drops away.
Where are you from, I ask – not from here, it replies – there is an unintelligible string of syllables. I have no idea what it says.
This world needs to be transformed – in the name of the “unknown” (The Great Arbor)
I ask if it is Odins horse – I don’t know what Odin is, it replies.
The Moon is waning, it is 2 nights after the full moon. The creature comes.
We do a lot of damage from the Balistia’s. We then do a ton of damage with the fire.
I feel pain – I faint.
Area totally on fire, I have fallen, Aziz pulls me out.
Carthage fails at holding it.
Burns down terribly. Our plan seems to be working.
The creature tries to fly away, but its wings are burned away… again it tries to fly…
It collapses and dies – big splash of oil – disgusting smell of burining ichor – it’s dead – black smoke everywhere.
There are 15 – 20 guys are passed out from seeing it.
Inspire the troops – elves – I seem to have found my voice. It reinspires the elves and troops.
I grant Freeman status to the serfs of Armand who decide to come with us. I was riding the victory. Ah well, freemen will mean trade.
We Wait for refugees – 3 days to get the refugess
6 days to Donlis – take time to meet the people – talk with serfs, now freemen
The Knight and Fuzzy scouts and hunts.
We get to Donlis – it is very marshy – we camp in the northern part of town
We send a Page in, with notice that we want to expidte our departure – to Lord Marsden
He agrees to see us in the evening
We camp and we wait.
Aziz, talks to a merchant finds out its 4p per ton per day = 840p = 3360f = (boat food = 8400 f) – food from Simonton to Wallace – 42 days of food (@1 meal a day 6300f)
We have dinner wtih the Baron. I ask how’s the family is doing?
I sing a song, but it is not as good as I hoped.
I unsuccessfuly negotiate with Guy – it takes a long time. He suggests I deal with a Jew.
I go back to camp and there is a Jew there.
We negotiate and all the Jew wants is land. I agree.
It turns our that this Jew is unliked. THe ur-baron Jew is surprised that I agree.
80 caithness guys accompany us.
Get to docks – make it to Simonton in 7 days – August 31.
Lord Walton and Lord Simonton get messages – the Elfs leave
Wallace at 10/1 – Azizabad – is in bad repair – 1 year gone – with very few people
I inspire people – reminding them that this is Caithness and that there is huge reward for hard work and determination – our muscle, sweat, blood, tears will build our area to greatness.
His voice is corse but his mind is stong – is one of the great things I say about Aziz that resonates with the crowd.
I leave with my people and get to the Woods. They are in bad repair as well.
This will take time.