Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Storyteller
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Wed 17 Dec 2014
at 13:26
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Bernard nodded, reluctantly.
"As you wish...Do you wish to stay on then Griffo - I will go place this somewhere safe while I wait then. You might as well remain with them, if we are not leaving yet."
Griffo Swifthands
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Wed 17 Dec 2014
at 15:26
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Somewhat reluctant to give up his relatively safe perch a top the coach.  The halfling does climb down.  Looking around for an alternative position to view the scene.  Climbing up the river rock chimney on a nearby house.  Brentif finds himself a safe perch on the roof.  From where to keep an eye on things.  Readying his sling just in case.

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Osric Jutzenbach
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Thu 18 Dec 2014
at 20:34
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Osric placed his hand on Albrecht shoulder and said in a course voice "You fight well Herr Zweifler, but take a deep breath now. The thrill of the fight still pushes you onward. Your courage was beyond expectations. We all trembled at first, so let us not judge those who could not found their composure as swiftly as you did. We have now a moment to breath, make good use of it for I fear we will not see it that much."

There was some coughing "And I need some water and rethink our plans. And master Swifthands, I would like to hear some tales of you tonight, especially concerning large monsters. There might be something useful in the stories of the Old Night."
Eberhardt Grimm
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Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 04:20
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Eberhardt was drawn closer to Osric. The ghosts of the past still whispered to him. Fortunately they did not steal his eyesight anymore, but it had been an ordeal. Light banishes darkness and cleanses the taint. It was a simple saying or mantra, something that the magister had learned during his first year in the College. Today, at this very moment he wanted to believe in it more than ever.

"Is everybody well? Was someone hurt by the beast?" Eberhardt asked aloud, his tone almost as calm as it usually was.
Galideral
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Sun 21 Dec 2014
at 08:57
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A shadow glides out from the trees the look on the figure's face says it all, galideral is mortified that he ran like a child at seeing such a creature but he feels even more guilt that he left his friends to combat it without him.

"My friends I am sorry I do not know what came over me. I am guilty of deserting you in your time of need I will gather my things and leave. As I do not wish to falter again when your lives depend on my bow" 
Albrecht Zweifler
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Mon 22 Dec 2014
at 08:36
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Albrecht was puzzled by Galideral's intention to leave them.
"Whyever would you leave us. That thing down there was a truly fearsome creature and we all ran in the beginning. Call it human folly instead that Osric and myself went back inside."
Storyteller
 GM, 187 posts
Mon 22 Dec 2014
at 14:43
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
The house burned for sometime; the wood snapping and crackling even as the fire died out.
Back remained a large charred pile of tinder, but a few pillars remaining, the floor covered and burned through, and rubble hiding most of the cellar. One could dig through it, if one had the tools and time, but even without expertise, the cellar appeared fully closed and filled with rubble and nothing would have been able to survive in what was a furnace. If the troll had remained below, it would have been killed, by finding it's charred body was a nearly impossible job.

Silence. There was not a sound. The town seemed like a hollow shell, empty of people and life. A sparse wind flew by, reminding one of the cold environment here, and sparse cover, and kept one awake.
What now?

Bernard had returned and park right to the side of the inn, given the space now, and waited here with whoever followed him(Griffo perhaps?).
He seemed mute, and aside himself, but given the events, who could blame him?
Osric Jutzenbach
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Tue 23 Dec 2014
at 06:27
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Galideral:
"My friends I am sorry I do not know what came over me. I am guilty of deserting you in your time of need I will gather my things and leave. As I do not wish to falter again when your lives depend on my bow" 


"We all ran. There is no shame in fear, but to fear getting afraid again is just foolishness. Gather your wits my Eldar friend. You have proven your courage last night when we faced the undead. We still need your bow and your keen senses." Osric declined Galideral's resignation.


Osric sat crouched at the edges of the collapsed house, staring at the dying embers of the smoldering fire. "One wonders where that thing came from and where that tunnel led to."

Slowly he rose, feeling black and bruised. "It will be getting dark soon. We will ride to the hospice at dawn. Try to catch some sleep and pray that the sisters of the bleeding hart are a lesser challenge."
Griffo Swifthands
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Fri 26 Dec 2014
at 17:12
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Around an hour before sunset, Griffo leaves his roof top perch.

"I need to return to 'The Harv', to prepare for my performance tonight.  Though I know not how many will show up this evening."

The halfling walks back to the Inn.

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Albrecht Zweifler
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Fri 26 Dec 2014
at 17:38
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Albrecht chuckled as Griffo mentioned his pending stage performance.
"You did notice that most of the population has fled to whereever the wind carries them, right? Don't be too disappointed thrn, if few turn up to watch your show.", he commented drily.
He wondered a bit whether the sight of the troll had completely unhinged Master Swifthand's mind, or at least his perception of his surroundings.
"However, you still have us to listen to your songs and stories. Alas, I don't think I'll throw a coin, though.", he said in apology.
He had never paid much attention to song and general revellry and probably wasn't about to change that attitude despite the halfling's enthusiasm. As such he also prefered to keep his coins about him and not throw it as applause. Regina had changed his views some, but then again, they never really had had the time to exchange much of their past lives.

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Griffo Swifthands
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Sat 27 Dec 2014
at 20:25
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Hearing the Roadwarden's remark about not throwing in a coin.  The halfling yelled back.

"I didn't expect you would.  Ole' skinflint like you, would take a Witch Hunter's torturing to part with even a single pence!"
Galideral
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Sat 27 Dec 2014
at 22:10
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
The elf felt a little better for the words that were spoke and quietly gathered his things together "in that case I agree we should search the house it was the last known place of the man we were looking for and there may still be some clue to be found"
Albrecht Zweifler
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Sun 28 Dec 2014
at 09:26
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Albrecht chuckled. The easy banter exchanged was a sure indication that no lasting damage had been inflicted upon his companions (or himself) by the terror they had all just witnessed.
Albrecht made a mock mimic of being hurt by Griffo's words.
"You hurt my feelings, Herr halfling. Didn't I pay a round for all of us back in The Emperor's Rest ?"

Albrecht turned serious again and turned to Galideral.
"I don't think we will find anything useful after that fire.", he said in doubt.

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Griffo Swifthands
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Sun 28 Dec 2014
at 12:43
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
The halfling is now to far away to hear the Roadwarden's last reply.  As the afternoon wind picks up, scattering his words so they are unintelligible.
Albrecht Zweifler
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Sun 28 Dec 2014
at 13:22
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Albrecht looked around.
He hailed from a village of about the same size and he knew that every villager worth his penny would have some tiny hovel where he kept shovel and other tools.
Briskly he walked to the next house and banged on the door. But obviously the people that had lived there had been quick in packing their meagre belongings and making haste to leave the seemingly accursed village.
With a kick he opened the door and went inside, returning only shortly after with a rake and a shovel he had found inside. Grim-faced he handed these over to Galideral and Osric.
Carefully, Albrecht bound his rope to a large piece of the wooden beam that had supported parts of the roof, the other end attached to his saddle's knob. Gently tugging the reins of his horse, he succeeded in withdrawing the large beam from the rubble.

And so he continued to work for he felt the irresistible need to find the troll's corpse and would not rest until he knew for sure whether it had survived by retreating back into the tunnel it had emerged from or wast truly dead.
Eberhardt Grimm
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Mon 29 Dec 2014
at 03:51
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Eberhardt did not utter a word a word that day, unless someone spoke to him. Even then the answers would be shorter and more withdrawn than might be usual for the wizard. The terror had shaken him deeply. It was not just the feeling, the helplessness or the urge to flee. The troll had dug up some of the worst moments of his existence, brought back something Eberhardt had thought he had under control. The wizard pondered what was it that made a man. The warrior priest had proven to be an extraordinary individual, for not many would have the guts to rush back in and do what he had done. The wizard felt the bitter taste of shame for his own actions, despite the fact that many others had reacted the way he did. Eberhardt was now more powerful than ever, but felt more insecure than in years. Maybe I should have stayed in the south. Ask for reinforcements and try again... Would I have been such a failure on the second time around?

Eberhardt used the day to get his robes washed and cleaned, if there was someone to do it. If there was not, the man did it himself. It might be an uncommon sight to the others to see the wizard in just normal clothes, but maybe the clean white robes would calm his mind. When Eberhardt noticed the roadwarden and a few of the other digging and clearing the ruins of the house, he went to help, despite the seemingly impossible task ahead.
Albrecht Zweifler
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Mon 29 Dec 2014
at 10:17
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Albrecht paused as the wizard joined them in clearing the rubble.
He waited until the wizard met his gaze, then nodded in sincere and honest respect.
That the wizard was not considering manual labour beneath his station counted a lot to men like Albrecht. His acknowledgement would not make them instant friends, but it went a long way to foster an understanding between these two different men.
Not expecting anything in return Albrecht continued to work his way to the basement of the house.
Storyteller
 GM, 191 posts
Fri 2 Jan 2015
at 10:16
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Working tirelessly through the day and the hours passing by, Albrecht had to know. Moving more and more rubble, embers and what barred his desire to see for himself, the task left him exhausted and aching. Yet, it was not without avail.

The right most side of the flooring was removed almost entirely, meaning he could peak down, to both sides. To his horror, the troll wasn't to be seen - but then again, the fire could have devoured it? The hole in the wall remained, burned and crumbling for each exposure to the air above. It was impossible to say if it had used it, and jumping down to check was not without risk, rather the opposite, as embers still burned and cracks could be heard from the remaining rubble. The whole thing would tear apart at any point, but know he could at least see with his own eyes. A pungent smell of meat came from below. The identity of the corpse under the cloth was now beyond salvation.

They had averted danger, but at what cost? The town was a shell of it self, many inhabitants having uprooted and departed, their town and legacy, their history changed for good, in but one faithful day. Some rose, but the consequences and fears for the future left nothing for them to desire here anymore. The ever looming fear of retribution and the taint left behind was too much for the superstitious denizens of Frederheim.

Bernard sat in his wagon mumbling, obviously in a foul mood, and perhaps even a tad unwell, although he refused to talk about it.
Albrecht Zweifler
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Fri 2 Jan 2015
at 10:54
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
11:56, Today: Albrecht Zweifler rolled 40 -- a simple failure using the Warhammer Test system with a target number of 36. INT.
11:56, Today: Albrecht Zweifler rolled 74 -- 3 degrees of failure using the Warhammer Test system with a target number of 40. S.
11:56, Today: Albrecht Zweifler rolled 53 -- a simple failure using the Warhammer Test system with a target number of 44. AG .

These supplied rolls should cover all that is needed.
Do note that Albrecht will inspect very, very carefully. He is obsessed and he will try to determine whether the troll was able to flee his demise. Albrecht will stay down there as long as it takes to verify this.
Since you obviously ruled it is not the next day I do not have Fortune Points to re-roll.


Exasperated Albrecht cursed vehemently, throwing the latest piece of debris he had just removed away in anger and frustration.
Carefully he removes his armor as it was too cumbersome for daring a climb down. He kept his blade and his loaded pistol, though.
"I need to know this, I must look for tracks.", he muttered more to himself than to his companions who had helped satisfy this obsession he felt.
"Something like that must not be suffered to remain loose.", he said with fervor.

Albrecht attached the rope to his saddle again and let the rope down to the basement. Then he carefully began to go down.

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Storyteller
 GM, 192 posts
Fri 2 Jan 2015
at 12:19
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
The horse stood firmly as Albrecht dragged his weight against it, lowering himself down.
His stomach had a knot in it; he had to know!
The sooth and the rubble made it hard. It wasn't exactly following a deep footprint in wet dirt, but rather uncovering where a large foe, hidden from sight, and likely buried in burning debris could have run.
Peeking about, he found nothing; The corpse was blackening and crusted, a litter of dead animals lay scattered, and charred and any furniture made of wood, reduced to kindle.
Yet, a sudden whiff, gave him one hope. The tunnel!
A very familiar and terrifying smell came from within. Just inside, he found a large splatter of blood, still slightly wet, and some dark colored goo, just below it. A longer gaze inside, however dampened his hope. The tunnel had collapsed! Perhaps twenty of so feet in.
But the foe had bled and bled on the wall leading out...What now?
Albrecht Zweifler
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Fri 2 Jan 2015
at 14:11
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Albrecht sighed, realizing that his perseverance proved his worst fear: the hideous troll had survived!
He went back, grabbed the rope and klicked with his tongue, the signal for his horse to pull him up again.

Once among his companions again he shook his head.
"The creature has escaped the conflagration, escaping through the tunnel it came through in the first place. There is nothing we can do, the tunnel has collapsed and we would need to be better prepared to face it again.", he ground his teeth.
Eberhardt Grimm
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Sat 3 Jan 2015
at 04:02
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Eberhardt swallowed hard when he heard Albrecht's news. He had hoped and prayed to Sigmar while digging and clearing the debris, that the foul spawn of Ruinous Powers would have died in the conflagration. The wizard was tired and sweat like a pig, but did not even notice it himself, he would have wanted to scream up into the sky.

"We must be prepared indeed! Osric's actions were heroic, worthy of a song made by Griffo I think. I would say we learn from his actions and carry fire with us. Bottles full of oil, tinderboxes... what else could we take?" Eberhardt had not ever been disappointed by his choice of College, there had not been much of a choice really, but at this point he would have been willing to pay to be able to command fire like the red wizards did.
Albrecht Zweifler
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Sat 3 Jan 2015
at 09:47
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
Albrecht gave a brief start, barely noticable unless one was observing the skinny man, as the wizard glorified the priest.
Yeah, and I was just watching the heroic priest, he thought sardonically.
He shrugged, not truly caring about the opinion of the wizard at the moment. All his life he had not cared about other people's view, he had picked up this profession to do good and protect those who were incapable of doing so themselves, certainly not for glory and fame.
Wordlessly he mounted his loyal horse, a better and more trustworthy friend than many a human person, and clapped his flank affectionally.
Galideral
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Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 14:21
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
The elf had been quiet throughout the work until the warden returned " that is bad news indeed. One question the tunnel which direction did it lead off in? We might be lucky if it ran straight to follow it from above ground to find its exit"
Storyteller
 GM, 197 posts
Mon 5 Jan 2015
at 14:29
Re: Bound for glory - Sigmar and onwards.
A quick glance would indicate, assuming the tunnel is straight as an arrow to head east, which would lead to the river. Possible, but unlikely. That was no river troll you fought! It is thus guesswork as the collapse has made it impossible for one to determine. On the positive side: even with brute strength the foundation of the tunnel appears to have crumpled and thus one would need to dig a new tunnel all over. For now, this entrance seems sealed.