I will quickly copy my field notes, as things are moving quickly now!
We went back to camp and agreed to go looking for evil in the forest.
The 300 troops will travel with us – behind the trackers.
Fuzzy will lead with Carthage protecting her.
We Head towards Nanius – a 3 day journey
Both Fuzzy and I try to sense mana to no avail
Fuzzy spots peasants heading North for a day or so.
They are a group of serfs coming from LaPierre in Nanius, Fuzzy asks for News ,rumore is Baron Armond (south of Nanius) attacking villages in Nanius – Baron urMond – the Devil cursed them, hung up the bodies of his wife and kids – they started attacking the serfs ran
Fuzzy gives them 2 loafs of bread
We make camp with the troops – Day One Camp = uneventful
On Day 2 we meet another group of peasants, 8 or so – 6 women and 2 children – from Nanius headed to Oakwood – fleeing the Baron – Baron Armond was upset about losing his battle to Lord Nanius so he took revenge by forcing his wife, Lord Marsden’s sister to eat their children.
The serfs do not know where Lord Marsden is, nor have they seen his soldiers?
We continue to guide the serfs to the refugee camp in Phodius
The serfs belive that Reeve Smith is running things. There were troops killing people, identified as Hospitallers.
Using her tracking, Fuzzy tries to determine how big the army is – 100 people, with a mix of cavalry – same group that kicked us out of Oakwood, but there is another set of tracks? The one set of tracks is mainly cavalry, that’s the one that rounded up the peasants, another group that headed down.
Camp out at crossroads – we try to determine whether to follow the mixed into Nanius or go after Refugee troops.
Two more serfs come in we feed them
These serfs report that Lord Armond made a deal and is selling serfs as slaves.
Carthage and Fuzzytop bring back 4 bucks
Aziz sees something flying in the night sky, perhaps a griffin?
An uneventful evening is had, aside from the Griffin
Day 3 = it’s a 1/2 day to Nanius, Armand 1 day
To help the innocent and defend them from Hospitallers we head to Armand
Fuzzy remembers that she is a tanner and leatherworks the deer hides
Fuzzy and Carthage find 2 hospitallers along the road.
They prepare to sneak up on them, but Fafner barks.
There is a mighty battle between Fuzzytop, Carthage and two Hospitallers.
Carthage shoots horse in the groin.
Fuzzy shoots other horse in the back right leg
Carthage shoots horse in the hind leg
Fuzzy gets on Fafner - gets on, but is unable to mount him quickly
Carthage shoots - changes to farthest away horse - Fuzzy's - horse dodges
Fuzzy rides Fafner at 8'
Carthage shoot injured horse but the steed dodges
Fuzzy rides towards knights. 44' to broken horse, the other 49' away from her.
Carthage fires and misses.
Fuzzy rides towards knights 38' to broken horse, 62' to good horse
Using her "Speak with Animals" ability Fuzzy yells at horse to stop and it will be healed.
The horse stops.
She says to throw the rider.
The horse does not.
Carthage shoots against departing Hospitaller, hits him and he doesn't dodge, an arrow pierces his hand.
` Departing Hospitaller at 70’
Broken horse Hospitaller gets off horse
Fuzzy yells at the departing horse, she rides towards the departing Hospitaller
Carthage shoots at the injured Hospitaller and misses
The injured Hospiattler pulls crossbow
Departing Hospitaller at 69' Fuzzy yells but his horse can't hear
Carthage sprints towards the Injured Hospitaller
Fuzzy closes the gap to 67', she yells again, but horse can't hear her - she's 14' away from the Injured Hospitaller behind horse
Fuzzy tries to talk to the horse of the Injured Hospitaller, but fails
Carthage sprints (he's now 30 feet away), he targets the Injured Hospitallers leg
The Injured Hospitaller hits Fuzzy with a crossbow bolt, she doesn't dodge and takes some damage to the torso.
She rides and yell at the horse, he still can not quite make hear - she's at 66'
Carthage aimed and shoots at 40' the Departing Hospitaller
She talks to horse of the Injured Hospitaller, he won't attack crossbow guy
Fuzzy yells at 65', she misses the yell
Fuzzy continues to ride, closing to 63', again she yells at horse but it doesn't hear her
Carthage shoots but the Hospitaller dodges
Fuzzy keeps the distance at 63', once more yelling at the horse, she makes it and says, "Stop and I'll heal you!" But this horse is better trained and not as damaged so it ignores her.
Fuzzy turns around and rides back, not wanting to encounter a lone Hospitatller, she is 8' away from the injured Hospitaller
Injured Hospitaller is reloading
Carthage shoots him in the other leg but misses
Fuzzy gets off Fafner - tells him sic the Injured Hospitaller
Injured Hospitaller continures to reload
Carthage shoots and hits, this time in his other leg
The injured Hospitaller fails his health roll, he falls down
Fuzzy concentrated and casts - Major Healing - and heals the Horse
Fafner - bowls the injured Hospitaller over
The injured Hospitaller punchs Fafner and hits. Fafner misses dodging and gets punched in the face with a mailed fist
Fafner bites but with no effect
Carthage keeps funning
Fafner gets hit by the Injured Hospitaller falls over and passes out
Fuzzy casts Major Healing on Fafner and makes it, he feels much better
Carthage arrives and aims his composite bow at his head
The injured Hospitaller surrenders to Carthage
He surrenders and asks who they are, but Carthage is cagey
Fuzzy and Carthage argue about whether or not to knock him out.
They get him on the horse and tie him on. (This is difficult, as he is very heavy!)
After they tie him on to the horse Fuzzy tells the horse to go fast and Carthage is forced to hold on
Fuzzy gets on Fafner
The horse starts to follow Fuzzy
Carthage tells him that he goes to see M’tan.
When I meet him, I go to smack him, luckily my code of ethics just stops me. Our medics helps him.
We talk at length with the Hospitaller, he tells of an infection which sweept through the town to the south, people had Evil Marks on them, white growths which looked like cauliflower, Carthage thinks back and yes the recent serfs we met had these growths.
We continue to talk with him, he invites us to meet with him down south.
Sir Knight of the Hospitallers Gellisus of New Jerusalem
It turns out he is here due to our invitiation to help with exercising the Demon
He lets us know there are many rumors flying about and that the slaving rumor is a falsehood
Fuzzy talks with the horse, who respects and likes master, but the horse aknowledges that he doesn’t talk to me like she does
After we negotiate with the knight, and I accept his parole, I return his armor and weapon and we head to the town
Fuzzytop talks to hawk and send alarmist message to elfs and the ArchBishop
The Elfs are to head to Denton, include details of Infection
Our troops double time to Armond
We come into the palisades around Armond, the defenses are pitiable. I deploy the troops in a defensive position around the town. I really am beginning to understand strategy.
Along the way Carthage attempt to befirend Sir Gellisus, Fuzzy comments, “Carthage is falling in love with Hospitallers”
When we head in it’s like a refugee camp
We meet the Pastry halfling from Oakwood who helped us dig up bodies from the party tree disaster.
The Pastry chef lets us know that Baron Armond inspected them, thankfully there were none in the halfling community
As the people are starving, I grow orange plants for peasants, most have never seen magic and are suitably amazed.
We enter the Hall
We overhear the Baron’s leiutenants, “What are we going to do when Marden and Nauisu come?”
I introduce myself to Caso of Armond – one of the Barons Leiutenants – he is pleased to see troops and to see them ably deployed
We head in to see the Baron
The Baron haslong black hair, stinks of defecation and the madness in him seems to gleam out of his eyes
He grabs the faces of each of us, then looks for the mark
There are three bodies nailed to the wall of the hall, his wife and children.
He asks if we have seen Sleepnier – Northland Legends of a God Named Odin – a flying 8 legged steeed
“He’s crazy”! Fuzzy’S assessment after she reads his emotions, she finds him quite mad
All the infected have been killed. He rant for quite some time. He is visibly deranged and we cannont heal him here.
I grow some “sleepy plant” – a cargaleigh root – I grow it, Fuzzy puts it in a cake for him – we convince him to eat the cake, within 15 minutes he sleeps, we will keep him in this coma-like state until we can heal him
I summon the leaders of the town, in the Name of the King
In walks 6’4” hospitaller guard – Brutus
Also, a Monk, the head of the priorty – Brother Secundus
We have a long discussion about Christ, God and the challenges we face
We believe that Lord Marsden is the source of this infestation
We talk with the Hospitaller and agress to accompany us. After he talked with us.
The troops are assigned as follows:
50 of our troops with the refugess – 1 talent with Hospitatller with refuegees
1 quad to kill the infected that passed us on the road.
Write note to the King, “Need Cure Madness spell or potion for the Baron Armond, need troops – Hospitallers cooperating – describe the infection – tell the King I have summoned elfs
We prepare to march when a giant eight hoofeed beast flys on the top of the Hall, lands on it and rips off the roof.
Fuzzy tries to talk to it.
“Our Lord, this is not your place. Let me take you to your place” is the Voice I hear in my head from the Great Arbor.
I concentrate to cast spells.
The voices, which never seem to entirely go away cause me to lose concentration.
A huge fight ensues!
The creature picks up the Baron and bites him in half, “He’s in Heaven now!” someone shouts
Even after we all hit him (myself with no less than 3 hits with Aboreal Internment) it retreats
Troops are freaked out.
As the creature flys away, the voices fade away, which seem to cause me to vomit white droplets come out my mouth which turn into spiders – We kill them and I feel a great sense of relief from their leaving.
For the first time since the Black Forest, I feel whole and the voices are gone.
Talk with Hospitaller and then I give my speech,
My speech is about, “You were here when we saved the Kingdom”
Carthage goes and individually speaks with the troops.
Fuzzy prepares food and is friendly.
Aziz helps prepare seige engines.
I fortify this town and we take 100 troops south to the Trade town of Fourstom
We seize the town – miltarily – I meet Paul Woodsman – a freeman – and I appoint him Mayor of this town
Afer I promote the man, Paul Mayor, I task him with getting wood workers
I give a speech to the town folk, which is well recieved, then Paul speaks.
Paul then gives a speech – it is not as good, but residents recognize him as the Mayor
Carthage shoots for effect but misses this shot
We head back up with 2 wood crafters
We arrive at the end of evening
100 to Narnia
100 are patroling the south
100 are preparred for Sleipnier duty
Sleipnier Squad builds the seige engines
The elves still on the way.
We prepare for battle against this Cursed Creatue.