Monday, January 7, 2008

Go Back to Start

You mill around by the still hot crater where the Temple once stood.
Dozens of Clerics of St Cuthbert have arrived and seem very upset. They ‘thank’ you for your help but the unspoken thought is that your group were somehow responsible for the destruction of the temple.
A few clusters of undead wander in occasionally, but although aggressive, they are mindless and directionless and the lower Clerics either destroy them or drive them away.
Eventually Eolar is summoned before one of the senior clerics and they rest of the group tag along.

“I just wanted to thank you for your assistance. As you now know, the temple of St Cuthbert was built upon an existing temple dedicated to Chaos and Evil. Our temple was built to prevent that chaos from spreading.
As you see though, we now have the situation under control. You are free to leave. One thing however, The Necromancer exploited the evil energy here to create legions of undead. Just wretched zombies and skeletons mostly, but enough to be a nuisance. Considering that they will wander around until destroyed, we feel it is our responsibility to seek them out and put an end to them. If you encounter any of these creatures on your return to Seawell, we will award you ten gold coins per undead you destroy.”
Bodush steps forward, “What proof will you require?”
The Cleric looks at Bodush as if seeing him for the first time.
“Proof? Eolar is a cleric of St Cuthbert and as such would never lie. The only proof we require from him is his spoken word!”

As the group moves away, Mendez turns and addresses the whole group. “My friends, I feel that my skills were not equal to protecting you. As you are heading back towards, for me at least, an unwelcoming Seawell, I will seek out a group of Barbarians spotted camping a few days ride from here. Perhaps they will help me toughen up. I’m sure our paths will cross again.”
With that, Mendez hugs Eolar and Bodush, takes his share of the treasure and leaves.

Hot food is available and you are each given 10 trail rations for the journey.
Some of the Clerics may trade for any equipment needed.

9 comments:

robogeek said...

Nice job Kirk - looking forward to more monster mash!!

Mendez said...

Good luck Boys and Ghouls!

robogeek said...

Hot Food - LOL
Loving your cut scenes

Maybe Thesis will turn up as the cook :-)

Joebroesel said...

You didn't mention that the clerics brought the parcel a asked them to bring from Seawell! The one with all the stuff I need, like composite long bow, spell ingedients, and so on?
:-D

Mendez said...

Sorry, no parcels.
Unlikely any of the clerics will have the composite bow you require either.
Cleric spell ingredients; sure, as well as simple things like oil, rope, arrows etc.
You can even buy extra rations if you like.
Make a list of what you want and present it on Tuesday.
No sneaky adding things to you supply sheet now though.
What you had after the last adventure is all you have now.

Joebroesel said...

Then I pray to St.Cuthbert that he sends me an easy-to-kill monster which - coincidentally - is carrying one. O Lord, please make it a +2 one ;-)

Mendez said...

'Easy to kill monsters'?
Unlikely.
' Carrying a +2 Composite longbow'?
Beyond unlikely.

Insanodag said...

They wouldn't have any pearls to sell me, would they?

Mendez said...

Do any cleric spells need pearls?
If so, probably.