Post by scottenkainen on May 18, 2015 21:06:27 GMT -6
Day 9/turn 11 for Ramon, Axen, Clybe, (Gratien, Kepa, Koldo, Fortunato, Daphne, Jean-Marie, Cayetano, +4 more):
After much debate, a compromise was reached. Left behind in one wagon was a chest with 1,000 gp and some gems in it, 4 of the tapestries, 1 of the wooden cabinets, 1 of the wooden chairs, and 1 of the bronze statues. The second horse would come with them, and it was hoped that this amount would be enough to satisfy the dragon, when and if it returned.
With a reduced burden, the wagons made better time, but they had already lost much of their day by now. In fact, people wagered that they would not get past the bandit camp by nightfall...
((Last Tor Fens post before closing the thread down! Respond in the Avella folder.))
It has been days since sergi's return to the unliving. He looks around at the carnage. His first taste of human flesh the night before has since caused him bad dreams. Sure the bandit asked for death but to eat him. The huntmaster did not give sergi a choice last night so he just ate. Now it morning and sergi heads to the outside. The sunlight is a little bright and it never really effected him until now. He bravely shakes off the negative effects.
As he watches his first subconscious thoughts were to a woman. He then remembers melaina. He know she was important to him and he looks at the pendant she gave him. He desires to be with her but will she accept him or will she fear him. Then another voice in his head tells him he needs to eat and fresh flesh is needed. Sergi heads back into the cave and his desire for flesh overwhelms him and he eats another dead bandit.
A hour passes and sergi realizes he cannot stay here. He gathers his things and remembers that the city is west. He then leaves. As he leaves another ghoul spots him and tells the huntmaster. They then try to follow sergi. Sergi knows if he can get to avella then he should be OK. One undead creature can probably slip by, a pack of ghouls will be spotted.
Crossing the first knoll sergi moves at first a little awkward. His elongated clawed arms seem to hinder bipedal movement. Sergi recalls his cousin hector having a dog and remembering the dog moving on all four legs so maybe if he uses his arms as claws this movement might be fixed. Sergi tries this and all of a sudden there is an acceleration of speed. He almost runs into a bush with his new speed but after a few minutes gets used to this style of movement.
He looks behind and sees some of his new friends chasing after him. He keeps moving and as he heads over a hill he sees a wagon coming down the road to avella. At first he sees the horse and then the couple and his first thought was food. Then suddenly some sense of heroics comes into his mind as if some sort of voice telling him not to do this. That he needs to lead the pack away. He then heads in a new direction trying to lead the pack away. At first this works but then sergi hears a scream.
He turns and heads back and sees the pack has turned their attention to the wagon. Sergi moves forward to help but two of the ghouls block him. They tell sergi that he needs to join the attack. At first sergi wants to but hesitates. The two guards start to push him away calling him a coward and sergi fights back.
Before the situation escalates a human voice is heard "by the power of the god of travelers fharghlagn I banish you back to the netherworld from where you came from." Then there is an aura of holy energy and the pack starts to run away. The two guards feel the effects and sergi feels the holy aura. It burns his skin but he is on the edge of the turning aura so he backs away. He sees the human standing on the wagon speaking the holy words. He hides behind the hill and he then hears the horse moves away.
Sergi waits a minute or two and then heads to avella. He travels for another hour or two and sees avella over the next hill.
Post by scottenkainen on Feb 16, 2016 13:33:09 GMT -6
((A geography correction: the only road from Avella heads north to Penwich, so the ghouls would have had to got a little lost, found the road first, and then backtracked south towards Avella. Since I haven't posted a detailed road map, the mistake is understandable.))