Ok who’s ready for the next bit?
Alright, alright settle down. So after we fought off that pack of dogs we decided to go to our right and try to skirt the swamp. See no one wanted to try and swim that bit of water on account that it might be creepin’ with crocs. Well at some point we come across what seems a man slowly stumblin’ along toward us, but we soon discover it were a dead fella. We was like holy moley! One of the churchier fellas went up and did somethin’ and that dead guy fell over dead all over again. however, the dead guy had some weapons and armor so we began outfittin’ ourselves. As we walk on we start seein more of the walkin’ dead and a small house in a clearing.
Suddenly we hear a woman scream from inside the house and hurry up and decide that the three holy fellas, Bjorn, Lorick and Sir Akerion should go in and rescue the damsel. Meanwhile, Me, Alvanas and Jiminy stays outside whackin’ the dead and stackin’ em up. So it seems like those fellas were in the house a long time and we was like, it aint that big a place. So Jiminy decides to go in to see whats goin’ on. Me and Al continued to beat down the never ending flow of dead guys and check out the area around the house. At the back of the house we found a cellar door, so Al opened it up and suddenly a dagone elf came rushin’ up outta there. Scared the living shit out of us! Said his name was Beradin or some such and that he had been locked in there for a dadblamed year. A freakin’ year! Can you believe it? anyhow, against better judgment, which you will find is Al’s way of doin’ things, he goes down into that very same cellar. Course he comes right back up and says the place is empty.
Just about then we see Jiminy come back outta the house and he was carryin’ somethin’. He tells us that the house is cursed and that the other fellas are trapped in there. Says the only way out was to eat a spoonful of ashes from some dead fellas vase. Hell yeah that’s the same look we had. Then the elf says there is a door in the cellar that leads to the house, so that crazy fool Jiminy goes in there to see if he can let the other fellas out that way. Ill be dammed if that cellar door didn’t close shut right behind him. So we cant get the door open, but a couple minutes later it pops open and he comes out. Tells us he had to eat a couple more spoon fulls of that mans ashes.Yikes!
After that Jiminy goes back in the front door and soon after all four of them come out and we light the dang house a fire. We can see the cursed fool inside runnin’ ‘round like a chicken with its head cut off, waving his arms all ‘round and screamin’ like a girl. Course he was on fire.
When it was all over we all had some better clothes, armor and weapons than we had before and a new elf pal. Now Beradin tells us there is a large city on the island and it is near the elven city. He tells us that his kin prolly wont welcome us, and it turned out to be true when we got there. So we just head off toward what he named the city of Estilin. Once we get in there the holy trinity start inquirin’ about their church and so we head over there. But on the way we see a group of hobgoblins leadin’ a bunch of folks chained up and that when we learn that slavin’ is legal like in this city. We almost get into a tangle with those hobgoblins but we manage to calm Lorick and Bjorn down enough to move on.
So when we get to that town we start searchin’ for the church of Iomidae since a couple of the fellas was of that faith. So we find the church, but its empty and after some investigation we learn that the new government has run em off. Well we spend a couple weeks trying to get the curch up and runnin’ again, which included several nights with Bjorn in the taverns buyin’ rounds and rallyin’ the patrons to the cause. Anyhow that turned out to work and before ya know it we had a full house.
Somewhere mixed into all of that Lorick ends up buying some kids who were gonna be auctioned as slaves. Now see how good you little bastards have it? Well anyhow, there is another fellas there tryin to do the same and I had to talk him out of lynchin’ Lorick. So we end up makin a deal with this fella Norman to keep any kids we rescue at his farm and at times some can be at the church learnin trades and whatnot. Also we strated tryin to get in good with the thieves guild so they might be able to smuggle people out or deliver messages for us. During all of that we decide that maybe disruptin’ the hobgoblins might be our best bet to cripple the slave trade.
So we get our gear and supplies and head out back toward the hobgoblins we tangled with back in the beginning. Well we never got far before we see a dagone rock wall all the way from the beach and off into the jungle. We was like this damn thing weren’t here before as far as we remembered. While we was ponderin’ we hear a large something coming from the jungle so some of us goes and hides there. Then three cyclops’ come outta the jungle haulin rocks for the wall. When they get to the three holy fellas Lorick asks em what the heck their doin’, the clops ask if they was their tokens. Well we had no dadblamed idea what they was talkin about, but after a short bit a banter we decide tokens must be people and the Cyclops was eatin em. Now I cant remember how it turned to blows, but next thing you know one of them clops snatched Bjorn up outta his boots. Then that Bjorn grows to be bigger than the damn clops! Course a fight ensues and we wasn’t doin to bad, but then Sir Akerion takes a nasty shot and gets dropped like a rock. Lorick heals him up and I start firin’ arrows from the jungle. Well the fight goes our way luckily and we kill all three clops’. Course there was a bit a controversy over at least one of the killings, but Ill not mention that bit. So we try to hid them big ole bodies and decide to head to see how clops’ there might be and what we might be up against since they was wearin’ lions hammer sigils.
Well we go till dusk and then set camp. The next mornin’ we head out again and a few hours in we come across three more dagone clops’. Well somehow they hear us and of course another fight breaks out. This time we are not doing as well as the first time. Yer ole gramps gets knocked for a loop, but survives. Anyhow, we were getting’ beat bad until one of the holy three casts some sort of spell that creates a fog. Someone yells run and so I ran! Well we all meet back at the city except Bjorn. We was gonna go look for him, but Alvanas says he had a dream that Bjorn would return in a few days bruise but alive, so we wait. Ill be damned if Al wasn’t right. Few days later that dagone Bjorn walks into the church.
Course you know our luck of easy times had gone on long enough because Lorick and Bjorn interview a fella about preachin’ at the church, while me and Alvanas went out to pick up more equipment for us. Well when we get back some crazy fool is standing outside hollerin about dragon eggs and such and makin a dagone spectacle of hisself. Well he tells Bjorn he aint gonna see tomorrow. True to his word that knucklehead comes back that evening with two big black lions. The fool, Calvin he called himself, was callin Bjorn out when some city guard came along. Well Calvin sics them lions on the guards and one of em gets mauled straight off. So Lorick and Bjorn step in and try talkin the fool down, but I fire a couple arrows at him anyhow. Then Bjorn gets big again and begins wrestlin’ with the guy. As they are goin back and forth, Alvanas sneaks up behind the fella and knocks his sword loose from his hand and drags it off. Hahaha! He couldn’t even lift the damn thing. He had to drag it off. So we get the lions down, which turns out to be some sort of magic items, and the guards shackle Calvin after strippin him of his gear. They haul that dirty dog off to the big house, but in the meantime I make a deal with one of the guards to “lose” Calvins stuff. Turns out that was a smart move too.
Alright now I don’t want to spoil the next part so off with ya!