Monday, July 22, 2013

Return to the Trail of Minx the Banshee

November 15th, 5 AM in the year 670 by Kingdom reckoning

There is a definite chill in the air and even some frost on the ground as you pack your belongings and load your horses for the trip. The group is in a somber mood and Thorvald especially seems keen to move forward as quickly as possible.

Rayla restores Dolgi's stats and introduces a dwarf named Jul. She met him on her shopping trip and found him to be a useful companion and eager for adventure.

The party leaves Bremel by 5 and rides for some time in near total darkness. You are shivering by the time the sun rises and begins to cut through the fog coming off the ground. You pass the camp where Rayna was killed and pause for a moment to pay your respects.

It is difficult but not impossible to follow the river on horseback and though you cursed the cold earlier, you find it helps that the ground near the water is at least partially frozen so the horses hooves don't sink too far in. The forest grows thicker as you make your way toward the camp. As the young bandits had said, the ground begins to rise more quickly up to some hills in the distance. You decide you are within half an hour of your destination.

As a reminder of what Armin said:

"Her camp is another 7 miles ride, probably a couple of hours at least through this brush. Just follow this stream til you get to a big hill then cut south. She's set up in a valley between two ridges. You'll ride right past it if you're not careful."

It is 8 in the morning and the sun is just now showing through the trees.

Monday, July 8, 2013

An Ignominious Return

November 13th in the year 670 by Kingdom reckoning

You spend the morning packing up camp, securing Rayna's body and returning to town. Your intuition tells you that you should consult a priest on the matter and the local chaplain of the temple of Torag welcomes you. He asks after Khazad and when he hears of the young cleric's personal journey he nods with approval. He inspects Rayna's corpse and tells you that there is a chance of her returning as a ghoul. He says that cleansing her with holy water and burying her in sanctified ground will be enough to keep her from returning and he offers to do so.

With concern in his eyes, he asks if anyone else was bitten.

You may spend the rest of the day in town. Rayla will join the party today in whatever manner she wishes so if you just want to post and ask any questions, tell me what you want to buy and when you plan on leaving that would be fine.