Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran.   Posted by The Mist.Group: archive 1
The Mist
 GM, 15 posts
Fri 8 Apr 2016
at 18:12
Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran
mood music

Night finds you in the Misty forest. The forest is full of evergreens of various types though primarily pine. Each of you has been here for a few days on patrol. Somehow or another the local Duke - Pwyll Greatshout - has conscripted you into aiding the locals who patrol the area in their efforts, why exactly you're not sure. Snow has been falling for the past few hours, causing it to get rather could. The head of the patrol, a tall and willowy bronze dragonborn named Nidur, has tasked you three with setting up tents and getting fires started.

OOC: Things I'd like you to answer - Why are you each here? How have the past few days of patrols gone? Who else is here? Feel free to make up events nothing HUGE like slaying a dragon but say an orc encounter would be good...etc
Bryn
 player, 12 posts
 Wood Elf/Blood Hunter(Ly)
 AC 15, HP 27, PP 15/20
Fri 8 Apr 2016
at 18:32
Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran
Bryn shivered slightly under his leathers as he stacked the firewood.  Hardly the kind of work he would have signed up for - but then, he hadn't signed up for this at all.  At least he'd start a fire much faster than some of these other bullywhoo's the Duke had conscripted.  The past few days had revealed most of them to be farmhands, hardly able to swing a sickle, let along a sword.  He grinned for a moment, as he briefly recalled the orcs they'd encountered unawares earlier in the day.  Now that was the sort of thing he'd sign up for.  That, and the look on the faces of the farmhands when they saw him covered in orc blood.

His grin faded to a wry smile as his fire caught, and he looked up to see the progress of the others.  "Ho, Vander.  Get anything good from those Orcs before?"
Vander Hickenlooper
 player, 5 posts
 Halfling Bloodhunter
 AC-16, HP-32/32, PP-12
Fri 8 Apr 2016
at 18:40
Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran
The trail was cold. Granted Bryn was supposed to be have the sense of smell they needed-but that was...unreliable. They both had to go on the blood hunter sense of the unnatural that allowed them to follow a trail far better than any mere outdoors-men.

Greatshout's 'recruitment' was a cover. Bryn and him where supposed to be mercenaries for hire. However, the order had informed him there had been some sense of unnatural influence in this area. Needless to say, Bloodhunters where still found to be unnatural even by those they had pleaged to serve.

This might be more of an issue for Bryn than Vander. Playing low-key and seeming beneath notice often came with being a halfling. He had always said his best weapon was being underestimated.

So far now he played his part. He proceeded to click the flint together and start the fires, even as he kept a eye out. The unnatural liked to cloak itself in the known and the mundane. It was easier to collect unsuspecting victims that way.

When Bryn called over to him, he shrugged. "Nothing that I was looking for...needless to say." If orcs where the only real problem around here-the Order would not be needed at all.

[Private to Bryn: (OOC-If any of that is a problem, let me know. I can edit it.)]
Wyran Sungold
 player, 4 posts
Fri 8 Apr 2016
at 19:42
Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran
 Wyran's Pink eyes gleamed in the moonlight as he exhaled a puff of air with a deep sigh. the fact that he could see it was not something he was fond of.

 He had left his home in search of adventure, willingly joining the dukes militia. Promises of adventure and adrenalin fell short compared to this harsh reality; he was basically on a glorified camping trip right now.

 Nothing he was facing gave him the same feeling of exhilaration as slaying that wyvern had. Nor had it brought him any of the fame.

"ORCS!" Wyran exclaimed as He set up the group's tent. "You lucky jerks got to fight orcs? All my patrol ran into was some measly Goblins."
Bryn
 player, 14 posts
 Wood Elf/Blood Hunter(Ly)
 AC 15, HP 27, PP 15/20
Fri 8 Apr 2016
at 19:49
Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran
Bryn chuckled darkly.  "Yes, we got to fight orcs.  The farmhands that got sent with us got to watch.  Some of them even managed to keep their rations down.  Gobs, huh?  Well, it's not nothing.  Any loot worth having?  Our supervisor ran in and shooed us off once they were dead.  I can't tell if he was greedy or looking for something specific."
Nidur
 NPC, 1 post
Fri 8 Apr 2016
at 20:05
Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran
"Keep it down you fools... there are werewolves in these woods." Nidur says in a quiet bark. Her clawed feet grip in the group breaking small bits of rock to accent her point. "You three have first watch."
Bryn
 player, 15 posts
 Wood Elf/Blood Hunter(Ly)
 AC 15, HP 27, PP 15/20
Fri 8 Apr 2016
at 22:40
Chpt 0 - Bryn, Vander, and Wyran
Bryn looks at Nidur skeptically.  "Werewolves?  What makes you say that?"