Registered: Nov 2002
Vori, to the Barbarian
At the very last minute, Arturchix
remembers to set Beacon #3 at the lakeside. A few moments
later, the adventurers emerge in Yanmir's Fort. Stealthily
they sneak away, before the Frost Giant takes notice. Again,
they pass Atali's room on the way out.
encounter with Conan and his company is still fresh in their
minds, but now the heroes come prepared. Bless and protective
spells are cast, Chain Lightning set as quickspell, and
weapons are readied. There is a damsel to be rescued. There
they come running into the camp, the time for negotiations is
over, the fight is on!
The Barbarians are taken by
surprise. Arrows fly, lightning strikes and takes a heavy toll
on them. Nicolai is shouting encouragements. But the
Barbarians do not flee. Rocks are hurled towards the party,
fireballs cast by the sorcerers, the thieves approach with
their daggers and try to cast blind on the party, for the
moment without luck.
Still, Conan does nothing,
sitting on his improvised throne while the battle is raging on
all around him. Then he stands, his arms high when he speaks
his spell ....
A deafening thunderblast comes from
above, followed by a barrage of hailstones that hurts friend
and foe alike. The sky is turning black.
adventurers run for cover under the pine trees. A voice is
calling after them: "Fools! You do not know what you are
doing!". Then, as an afterthought: "I'll be back!".
When the hammering finally stops, and the sky clears,
they find the campside utterly devastated. Four Barbarians lie
dead on the ground, but there is no sight of Conan, Kija or
the others. Two chests remain on the scene, and one prisoner's
cage. One with a roof, they notice to their relief.
Before the heroes have done anything, the door of the
cage slowly opens and a giantess steps out. The size of any
man, she has the features of a young girl.
Atali: "What was all that for? You spoiled my
game! I will go home now."
With that she leaves the
party flabbergasted, as she rushes past them in the direction
of the Fort.
The unconscious princeling is revived,
and more healing spells are cast, not quite curing every wound
as Arturchix saves enough spellpoints for two beacon jumps.
Vilx approaches the chests, while Regran and DaveO
loot the Barbarian bodies for a total of 78 gold and three
Stone Maces. The contents of the chests are better: 412 gold,
a Black Potion of Endurance, a Silver Belt of +5 Hitpoints,
another Silver Belt, two plain Daggers, a Leather Armor, and -
lo and behold - a Golden Crown of Regeneration!
two letters. One to Conan, one to Kija. The first one reads:
This is to advise you that
soon, a party of do-gooders may turn up in your area. Do not
let them come to harm. The Council of Grey wishes them in
Kilgor of Krewlod"
And the second one:
So far my search for the sword has not lead to
anything. We must be careful. Others are aware of its
If you have no
feet, don't walk on fire.