Registered: Nov 2002
Volee, the Council of
The adventurers find Athlenius where he
was the day before, downstairs in the Council's tower,
drinking his afternoon tea. The old wizard seems very pleased
with their report.
DaveO: "Great Wizard, the
Minotaurs have left the Grand Temple."
"My, my, this is good news. We will start sweeping and
restoring the place tomorrow morning!"
there was this matter of proving ourselves worthy ...
Athlenius: "So there was. You have passed the
test, which gives me good hope that your are indeed the ones
the Prophecy is speaking of.
Now, your trials are just
beginning. Falagar will support you on the council, but the
other members will not be convinced so
Regran: "Are we to go upstairs
Arturchix: "And can we learn the magic of
Nicolai: "What more tasks will we have to
Athlenius: "Such eagerness is heartening. The
basic skill of Grey Magic is now granted to those of you who
have the ability to learn magic, and you can study and learn
the basic spells. As for your other questions: yes, you can
now go upstairs. The Council of Grey is ready to receive you,
and they will tell you what they want of you."
up they go, our heroes, following the spiralling stairs. Every
now and then they g.e.t the chance to look out over the city
and the fields below. Finally, they g.e.t to the castle
proper. A short hallway leads to a door, which is opened by a
lackey as they near. They are invited to follow. As they pass
many rooms on each side of a wide corridor, turning several
corners, they cannot help being impressed by the timeless
quality of the marmer and the tapestry. Scribes and other
personnel hurry past in all directions.
are led into the conference room of the Council, where they
find the members seated at a half-oval
features much like Athlenius but perhaps a trifle more
athletic, stands up to greet his
Falagar: "Nicolai Ironfist! I am so
glad to see you still in good health after all your adventures
in Karigor. I already heard that you were in town. You have
spoken with Sir Blackpoole, I trust?"
Falagar. He has told us all the latest
Falagar: "That is good. Then you know that we
have many things on the agenda, and the part you have to play
is not the least of them. But while I am the head of this
council, I am not more than any other of the members. We
represent all the races that have knowledge of old. Yet all of
our peoples need to work tog.e.ther to protect this world
against the great danger that we are facing. So all of us must
be sure, we cannot take any chances. Therefore, there are
tasks for you to perform to give all of us the certainty that
this is the right time, the right purpose and the right party.
Each of the other council members will now speak to
One by one, the members of the Council of Grey
burden the company with new quests. First, it is the Dwarf who
speaks to them, then the Barbarian representative, the
Snowelf, and finally the Faerie.
gain the trust of my race, go to the Silver Mines in the east
and speak with King Rocklin. He will have a task for
Kilgor: "Side with Conan against the High
Sorcerer, and the Barbarians will support your
Gelu: "King Sil-Galdir awaits you in the
Palace. Do his bidding, and the Snowelves will have no more
L'Wren: "To have the oldest of all races
not stand in your way, visit the town Seelie and you will be
Falagar: "When all these quests are
done, return to the Council. We will then reveal your true
assignment, and grant you access to higher knowledge of the
Old Magic. Now go, and may Ishtar protect you on your
If you have no
feet, don't walk on fire.