my first adventure 4.   Posted by Mr. Main.Group: 0
Mr. Main
 GM, 44 posts
Sun 29 Apr 2012
at 15:26
my first adventure 4
Ask and ye shall receive; sometimes anyway...
Morien
 player, 7 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Mon 30 Apr 2012
at 05:03
Re: my first adventure 4
 Morien trudged along the road through the woods, lost in his own thoughts. He had not spoken much the entire day.

 The days previous to this had been spent gathering information, supplies, and allies. For the past year, Morien had been participating in raids upon bandit camps, asking only for enough money to get to the next town for reward.

 He had been following rumors of a figure in blue armor for that long... and, when asked about his connection to the man, his answer was always vague.


 This time was no different. He had found a group in the Drunken Monkey who were willing to help him clear out a den of thieves... and the people who he spoke to said that their leader did indeed wear blue armor.

 Morien's payment to the group had been participation in a previous endeavor... and now he was "cashing in" the favor.
Dustil Kraye
 player, 18 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Mon 30 Apr 2012
at 06:22
Re: my first adventure 4
Dustil was following along with this person, Morien. He didn't trust him, but didn't have a reason to distrust him yet either. But Morien was being deliberately vague about things. Some things, anyway.

He cleared his throat quietly. "I don't have a problem with taking out 'bad guys', don't get me wrong, but you seem to have a personal stake in this. And this doesn't sound like an mission without danger. So forgive me but I'd like to know the reason behind this before we go in. It's only fair."

He had been walking ahead of Morien. Now he leaned against a tree with his arms crossed over his chest. One eyebrow lifted into the air quizzically. "And I don't ask simply because I am trying to pry. Knowing the reason behind something can often tell you if someone will be a danger to completing a mission."
Morien
 player, 8 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Mon 30 Apr 2012
at 16:49
Re: my first adventure 4
 Morien looked around, as though searching through the trees for something. "I seek a man wearing blue armor. It was... stolen... from me."

 Morien was terrible at hiding things and so it was obvious that he was not telling everything. "I am sorry, but anything beyond that becomes... difficult... to explain."

 The last part sounded more confused and frustrated than deceitful, almost like someone who wasn't entirely sure of his own reasoning.
Morien
 player, 11 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Wed 2 May 2012
at 05:50
Re: my first adventure 4
 Since it seemed that Dustil was not planning on trying to pry any further, Morien continued his walk down the road.

OOC: this was more of a bump and an attempt to get someone else involved :P
Dustil Kraye
 player, 21 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Wed 2 May 2012
at 14:01
Re: my first adventure 4
OOC: I was actually waiting for someone else to join before posting again but I will go ahead since no one else has.


Dustil still looked a bit puzzled but nodded nonetheless. "Very well. I'm not certain why it would be difficult to explain more, but for now I'll take you at your word for it. I am sorry that you have such trust issues."

He gave a shrug of his shoulders. "So long as you will not go off half-cocked the moment you see this person with your armor, then we can continue."
Morien
 player, 12 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Fri 4 May 2012
at 04:27
Re: my first adventure 4
 Morien shook his head. "No. Rash decisions can get oneself killed and put others in harm's way."

 Once he had reached a certain point in the path, he moved off the road up the side of a hill and sat down behind a bush. "I have arranged for a wagon to come by here. It was planning on leaving by this route anyway and so I convinced him to allow us to scout ahead for bandits. Now we wait.

 If there is any place along this road that the bandits will strike, it will likely be here. If not, we will join up with them and serve as their escort."

Grig
 player, 2 posts
 Grig not do it!
 Sneaky, sneaky...
Fri 4 May 2012
at 12:59
Re: my first adventure 4
Grig slid along in the shadows since they were closing in. A natural instinct when approaching danger, he did it almost reflexively.

So far he'd seen nothing, but that didn't mean there had been nothing there. It could have just meant they were really good hiders.

Grig was simply better.

But he made his way to the bush that Morien had taken to and slipped next to it.

"Grig no see nothing here," he rapsed out, his squeaky rough voice added a more comical element to the Goblin, as did his bad speech. But although Grig specialized in...the more unsavory arts Grig had been confirmed as an honest enough fellow by those in the Drunken Monkey. And that everyone still had everything in their pouches that they started with lend credence to it.
Morien
 player, 16 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Sun 6 May 2012
at 06:16
Re: my first adventure 4
 Morien nodded to the creature. There was little that seemed to faze him. He seemed somewhat distracted, though he was focusing intently on the road.

 "That's because we are ahead of schedule and are setting up an ambush. If people were already here, it wouldn't be much of an ambush, yes?"


 After about an hour or so of waiting, the sounds of squeaking wheels could be heard. Morien tenses, watching intently to see if there was any movement other than from them.


OOC: gonna let the next poster determine if the ambush on the caravan happens or whether we meet up with them to guard it. It is a cooperative story after all :P
Dustil Kraye
 player, 24 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Mon 7 May 2012
at 23:55
Re: my first adventure 4
Dustil gave a nod to Morien, and listened to the "plan". Then he heard the goblin and smiled but shook his head. The caravan wouldn't be there for a while so he nodded once more and got comfortable for the wait. When the wagon could be heard he stood and brushed himself off. "I suppose we should join them."

The smile abruptly left his face, however, and he frowned as he stared off into the distance. Ahead of the caravan and the adventurers, off in the trees, he thought he saw something. "I think I see something up ahead. I can't be sure of what it was but it was something metal glinting in the sun. Shall we go take a look and make sure the way is clear?"

It appeared that the Bandits had set up an ambush, and they needed to be stopped!
Morien
 player, 17 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Tue 8 May 2012
at 00:59
Re: my first adventure 4
 Morien drew his greatsword. "Indeed."

 He made his way over toward the place Dustil had indicated, as he moved, he ran the fingers of his left hand across the flat of his blade, causing it to be covered in frost, giving off a fine mist.
Grig
 player, 6 posts
 Grig not do it!
 Sneaky, sneaky...
Tue 8 May 2012
at 01:03
Re: my first adventure 4
Grig slipped along with the others, sticking to the shadows and moving in and out of terrain. He was simply another shadow, a deeper piece of shade near a tree, his movement was the flutter of a leaf, the whisper of dust.

Regardless of what else he might be, Grig was a master of disappearing.
Dustil Kraye
 player, 26 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Tue 8 May 2012
at 22:51
Re: my first adventure 4
Dustil moved through the trees stealthily, perhaps not as much as Grig did, but neither was he unskilled. He kept trees and bushes between him and the ment they were approaching. They certainly looked dirty and smelly, whoever they were. And their weapons weren't in very good repair or quality.

He frowned slightly, starting to wonder if these so-called "bandits" weren't just starving peasants who had nowhere else to turn to. It didn't excuse their actions by any means, but it would put things in a slightly different light for him.

He stopped when they reached within a bit more than 50 feet. Any closer and they would likely be noticed regardless. He looked back at the other two, well one since he had lost sight of Grig for a moment. "Do you see the one you are looking for?"
Morien
 player, 18 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Wed 9 May 2012
at 05:15
Re: my first adventure 4
 There was no mistaking the one Morien had spoke of. The man in blue armor was indeed there. Frost stuck to the armor from head to toe, the helmet was also a crown and a cloak made from the fur of an unknown arctic animal. He rode atop a sickly looking horse.

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 The "bandits" were indeed a bunch of ragged, starving peasants (approximately 15 in number)... but the armored figure's presence seemed to bolster them (whether through fear or courage wasn't entirely sure). Despite that, it looks like most of these guys have only recently figured out which end of the weapon to point at an enemy and their swords are almost too heavy for them to lift. They have almost no muscle left in their arms and their ragged peasant's garments hang off their skeletal frames.

 Morien stopped behind Dustil. The carriage was nearing the ambush point. Morien gripped the blade, his knuckles white as the sword in his hand crackled with the sound of freezing moisture.

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Grig
 player, 7 posts
 Grig not do it!
 Sneaky, sneaky...
Wed 9 May 2012
at 18:17
Re: my first adventure 4
Grig slowly drew the dagger he carried and gripped it tightly as he watched them approach.

Kill the leader, and the rest would likely scatter. They didn't look like soldiers at all, just poor people carrying scavenged weaponry. Which likely was exactly what they were.

He grinned to himself. This might be fun.
Dustil Kraye
 player, 27 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Wed 9 May 2012
at 21:19
Re: my first adventure 4
Dustil moved slightly to a better viewing point and then immediately saw the man in blue armor. "Ah. Nevermind." That was the primary target, he mentally marked. He was the most dangerous one and the only one in armor really (other than patchwork pieces the peasants were wearing).

Dustil saw the caravan approaching the ambush point and counted out slowly and silently. Then charged towards the man on the horse, no yelling or war cries or anything. Just a silent charge with the sound of his feet on the snow and leaves. Several of the peasants were about to charge out towards the caravan but turned when they heard him coming.

At the last instant, Dustil gave out a mighty yell and swung not at the armored man who brought his weapon up to block, but at the horse instead. He pushed his ki out through his fist as he punched the horse in the side of the head, using his power to stun the beast and topple it with non-lethal damage. Dustil wasn't mean and wouldn't kill a horse for no reason.

The armored man was able to get off the horse before it fell and trapped him. He didn't look happy.
Morien
 player, 21 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Thu 10 May 2012
at 06:04
Re: my first adventure 4
 The man in armor rose to his feet and drew a greatsword. It was a rusty thing, completely at odds with his menacing armor. He snarled from behind the helm. "Fools! I am The Frost Lord Morien, come to rain down frozen death upon this land!"

 Despite being rusty, the sword began to crackle with frost. He swung in a massive downward arc at Dustil.

 Morien came from behind Dustil, he was walking slowly, his hands wreathed in black energy.

 The peasants turned to attack the group, but they were poorly trained. It seemed that most of them weren't even proficient with their weapons.

 Morien backhanded one of them with his pulsing hand, leaving a massive bruise across his face. His eyes were almost glowing with rage.
Grig
 player, 8 posts
 Grig not do it!
 Sneaky, sneaky...
Fri 11 May 2012
at 23:04
Re: my first adventure 4
Grig slipped in behind the figure and came up from behind. Stabbing into an open spot with his dagger he struck and then dodged away with a snarl and a leap, disappearing back into the brush to come out once again by a peasant, frightening him off with a yell and brandishing the bloody dagger.
Dustil Kraye
 player, 28 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Sun 13 May 2012
at 23:47
Re: my first adventure 4
Dustil looked back at his companion with a confused look. "I thought YOU were Morien?" He shrugged and looked back at the man in armor. "Frost Lord, huh? Right."

He moved to the right, feinted to the left and snapped 2 punches at the armored "Frost Lord", one being another Stunning Fist. The man seemed to shrug off the mystical stun but the blow did rock him back a step. He swung the sword backhandedly and tossed Dustil into a tree several feet away with a meaty thudding sound.

"Ow. Anytime you wanna jump in, Unarmored Morien."
Morien
 player, 22 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Mon 14 May 2012
at 03:53
Re: my first adventure 4
 The Armored Morien seemed quite resistant to blows from a dagger, half turning before Dustil launched his 2 punch combo.

 The peasants who had stepped in his way had stepped back as his backhand dropped one of their friends, leaving a path for Morien to take. He leapt up and swung his greatsword in a downward arc. The armored foe raised his greatsword to parry the attack before swinging out with his blade covered in the same kind of frost as unarmored Morien's.

 The blade caught morien across the chest, leaving a frozen gash across his chest. Unarmored Morien's eyes began to glow with rage and his hand, covered in black mist and frost reached out, grabbing the armored man by the face beneath his helmet.

 "No! I am Morien the Frost Lord!"


 The armored figure fell to his knees, and then on his face. The remaining peasants scattered when their leader fell. As Morien began to take the armor off the "other Morien", you could see that, inside the armor was another starving peasant.

 As Morien worked, he spoke. "I have lost my memory. There are only a few things I can remember. The first was my name. The next was this armor. I can remember a sword and the Blackfrost Seers.

 When I spoke to them, they told me that I was the reincarnation of a powerful warrior and that I was destined to retake the lands of Norsyn from the Verynpelk. They told me that I would learn more once I found the blue armor."


 Once the peasant was completely out of the armor, it became apparent that he was still breathing but was unconsious.

 Morien began to don the armor.
Dustil Kraye
 player, 29 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Mon 21 May 2012
at 13:53
Re: my first adventure 4
Dustil looked a bit confused. "So that was it? You just kill him and take the armor, and the day is saved?" He glanced over as the caravan rolled past, blissfully unaware of what had almost befell them. He looked back at Morien.
Grig
 player, 9 posts
 Grig not do it!
 Sneaky, sneaky...
Mon 21 May 2012
at 20:48
Re: my first adventure 4
Grig picked at the items that were dropped, nothing at all interesting. Sighing, he sheathed the bone dagger and came back to the group.

"Coldman has suit, we go now?"
Morien
 player, 28 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Tue 22 May 2012
at 03:25
Re: my first adventure 4
 With the armor donned, Morien stands once more. "I had hoped to find more. I was hoping to find some other clue that would lead me to where I next need to go."
Dustil Kraye
 player, 34 posts
 You must clear your thou-
 Hey, is that beer??
Thu 31 May 2012
at 04:56
Re: my first adventure 4
"Some times we are lead. Some times we are found. Often do we search, but some times in vain. Know yourself and know it is what matters most." Dustil smiled and shrugged. "At least, that was what Master Brien used to say." He headed towards the caravan before it could get too far away. "C'mon or we'll miss our ride!"
Morien
 player, 31 posts
 The Frost Lord
 Cometh
Thu 31 May 2012
at 05:07
Re: my first adventure 4
 Morien nodded and followed Dustil to the caravan. "Well, what did he say about what happens when you cannot remember yourself?"