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Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
06-17-2003 09:31

Volee, on the streets

The Paladin seems very content with his selection.

DaveO: "Let's see .... I have slices of Smokehouse Cheese, a ball of Roamingthaler, this pot of Hovel Curd, a nice chunk of Garotta Ricoter, a jar of Mazereller, and for those with a really fine palate, the round box with Cas'Amber."

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arturchix
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Vori
06-17-2003 10:15

Volee, on the streets

The druids eyes lit up

Arturchix: "Cheese! Gimme that, i am totally belly-pinched!"

DaveO: "Easy, we all are hungry"

Vilx: "How about visiting a tavern?"

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-17-2003 12:39

The Tavern

Sitting on small elvish benches and drinking good beer and wine, followed by delicius cheese, the Supergubbers relax.

Vilx: Time to ask Klar about the White Goblin. I shall hold the mirror. Go ask her Regran.

The intense image of the Seer seens to be forming...

Regran: Wise seer, our question concerns a denizen of great power in this land, or so it seens.

Arturchix: MUNCH, MUNCH.. GREAT CHEESE!!! GIMME MORE!

DaveO: Wait! This is my piece! HOLD IT!

Regran: Can you two be quiet!? <cogh,cogh, cleaning throat> what can you say to us about the White Goblin seer?

klaravoyia
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Registered: Nov 2002
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06-17-2003 17:32

Ahhh the ragtags shall be ragtags no more for they have grown some since the last visit however now they are as those who have ears and do not hear and eyes and do not see.
Did I not say

quote:
Nicolai knows more that he has told you and knows some things he does not even know that he knows. Watch him perhaps even look and see if he has something he has forgotten he is carrying
And also
quote:
There is something you could do for me since you stated that you would be so inclined to do so if I ever needed something in the future. I have watched the Merfolk and have seen some of them taken by the current before, and have wondered what has happened to them. Did they survive the waterfall and where are they now?

Now as for you question about the White Goblin.
his Writ is connected to Nicolai's, so you should watch the young prince very closely But I have already asked you to do that have I not?? The White Goblin does not live on Vori, but on the mainland
Hmmmm you might also talk to the snowelves about him as they are the ones who carved the statue by the lonely tree. I wonder why they did this. maybe he did something importaant for them.
As you go about the land, listen, observe and ask questions of the people.

And oh yes the White goblin loves flutes and stories

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-18-2003 17:23

The Chedians go on a question frenzy!

DaveO: Prince Nicolai, what do you know about the White Goblin? Are you carrying any strange item with you that you do not know how to use or was meant to give to someone?

Regran: - asking a question to a nearby elf - Hail friend, what could you tell me about the white goblin?

Vilx: - asking a question to another nearby elf - Hey fellow, what do you know about the Merfolks?

Arturchix: - outrunning an elf who tried to escape questioning! - Do not be in such a haste! I only wanted to ask simple questions about White Goblins, Merfolks and an old Tree known as Ygg?!

Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
06-18-2003 19:18

Volee, the 'Wardance'

Voices fill the tavern ...

SnowElf 1: "A white Goblin? Are there white Goblins??"
SnowElf 2: "The Merfolk, don't they live in a lake up north?"
Nicolai (fumbling his backpack): "Wasn't there a legend about a White Goblin? I think it had something to do with the old Dragon Tower in Kriegspire."
SnowElf 3: "Maybe Tanni knows. She hears everything."

The barkeep is about to hush them when the door opens and a familiar customer enters. It is Judge Viesis!

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-19-2003 01:31

The Judge!

Vilx: Judge! Judge! We need your help. What can you tell us about the White Goblin, the merfolk's disapearence and legends about Dragon Towers?

DaveO: Sit here with us and tell your tale, your honesty.

Viesis
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Latvia, Valmiera
06-19-2003 14:42

The old judge seems relieved to see the party in whole piece, so he sits at the table, orders a cup of drink and begins speaking..

Viesis: Now now, take it easy! - takes a mouthful of the ordered juice - Gulp... Sorry to say but I know nothing about the Merfolk. But as I recall, in my youth they could be seen much more frequently. The Dragon Towers... Oh yes, they are real indeed. Though I have never seen one in my whole life, know they exist. I once spoke with a Dragonhunter who had seen the tower in action - he told me that a long time ago he and the rest of his group heard a rumour about Dragons planning an attack on one of the towns in Enroth, so they went to help protect it. The town had recently compleated it's Dragon Tower project, but the tower hadn't yet been tested. It turned out that the Dragonhunters' help was not required. As the Dragons approached, the tower begun to shoot Fireballs at them and the Dragons fled, most of them badly injured.

Viesis takes another mouthful, then looks at the adventurers who are sitting speachless, with their mouths and eyes wide open. The judge smiles at them, then finishes the cup and orders the barkeeper another one.

Viesis: Yet I'm not sure how much of it is true. People have a tendency to make things bigger, you know. What was the third thing you asked me about?

Arturchix: - still unable to believe the story - Wow! What third thing? Oh! The White Goblin? Do you know anything about him?

Viesis: Hmm, I seem to remember something... Yes, there was a weird case where a group of Goblins, known as the Rainbow Goblins, attempted to banish their brother the White Goblin from this realm. The trial was never completed because the Rainbow Goblins suddenly disappeared, and the White Goblin didn't show at all. The only thing I know for sure is that the White Goblin is actually one of Lord Markham's associates, but I have never met him myself. Anyways, the trial of the Rainbow Goblins against the White Goblin was handled by Judge Jannus, who happens to be the husband of Poli, the owner of this tavern. - drinks the new cup dry - Phoof.. That was delicious. Hey, how did your meeting with Wacko went? Any luck on capturing him?

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-19-2003 17:21

Arturchix: We do not know if we had sucess or not. We shall check if our sabotage wrecked his boat or not.

Vilx: However there is another mission for us: to find Elgolas? Can you help us Judge?

Meanwhile, Regran and DaveO head to the tavern keeper, Poli.

DaveO: Excuse us lady, have you any information about the Rainbow vs. White Goblin trials?

Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
06-19-2003 19:35

Volee, the 'Wardance'

Poli: "Hmmmm, do I look like a Judge to you? You should ask my husband, Jannus. You can find him in the School of Judges. Any more ale?"

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-24-2003 13:58

The ranger and the paladin leave to find Judge Jannus.

DaveO: These judges have a lot of power here...
Regran: I wonder what this White Goblin Trial was all about. Have you ever seen a goblin?
DaveO: Yes, in my earlier adventures. They look a lot like those pesky imps at Arkhans's Fort.
Regran: Hummm.... are they as powerful as the little beings?
DaveO: They were the dumbest warriors anyone could fight. No goblin is a match for any average warrior. At least not your daily goblin... maybe there are those who sought to be more powerful, etc.
Regran: Perhaps that is the case with those rainbow and white goblins. Should we paint ourselves as well!?

Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
06-25-2003 11:53

Volee, School of Judges

After paying the Snowelf lady Poli for their drinks, the heroes leave the 'Wardance' and head straight for the School of Judges.

This time it is a grumpy apprentice named Fairweather, who leads them to the second floor where the judges have their quarters.

Regran is curious.

Regran: "Why is it that everyone here seems to be in such a dark mood?"
Fairweather: "To some it comes naturally, but the thing is that we are all getting bored now that Judge Grey is rapidly handling all the cases with his new instrument. Some of the classes have been cancelled as well."

With that they reach Judge Jannus' room. The Chedians are surprised to see that the husband of Poli is a human.

Judge Jannus: "What can I do for you, gentlemen? If it's a new case, Fairweather here will take notes and Judge Grey will rule on it sometime tomorrow."
DaveO: "Your Honour, we would like to ask you about an old case, if that is convenient. The case of the Rainbow Goblins against The White Goblin."

This brings a smile to the Judge's face, the first smile the Chedians have seen in this building.

Judge Jannus: "Ah, those were the days! When you knew when you were damned."
Vilx: "Could you tell us something about that case?"
Arturxhix: "We are looking for The White Goblin, do you know where we can find him?"

Judge Jannus: "That weird case made the hitparade. These seven Goblins, each a different color of the rainbow, come before me and demand that their brother, a white goblin, be banished to the far north beyond any colour of nature except the white of ice and snow. They claimed the birthright of keeping all the colours of nature, and that The White Goblin would build armies of cave goblins to destroy nature itself. They sounded very sincere, too."
Vilx: "How did the case go?"
Judge Jannus: "We tried to summon The White Goblin, but we did not succeed. Our messengers received several reports on his whereabouts: under a hill in New Sorpigal, in a tavern in Ravenshore, and on a mountain in Rigard, but they never found him. We had not given up hope but all of a sudden the Rainbow Goblins left town. According to the dragonhunter who saw them leave, they all went in different directions, too. I was really looking forward to judging this case, but unfortunately it never went to court."
Arturchix: "What was the name of that dragonhunter, Your Worship?"
Judge Jannus: "Let me see ... Fairweather?"
Fairweather: "I believe he was called Dragonheart, milord."

A little wiser, and a little more puzzled, the adventurers thank Judge Jannus for his help.

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-25-2003 19:08

Arturchix, the Shaolin Master, uses his spells to get the heroes to Larhanna. There they hope to find Dragonheart, and ask him what does he know about the White goblin and his cousins, who, by the way, where VERY near a dragon cave...

Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
06-25-2003 19:29

Vori, Larhana Settlement

The Chedians enter Larhana's inn, where they are once again welcomed by Penno and his wife Karya.

Vilx: "We have need of Sir Dragonheart. Is he here?"
Penno: "The old dragonhunter? I will send for him, he will be here in the morning. Meanwhile, I know it's a bit early for dinner, but can I perhaps interest you in a bowl of soup?"
DaveO: "Well, ...."

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-27-2003 02:37

Too much eating and beating around the bush are getting the warriors to grow fat and lax. Not liking this embarassing situation the heroes use their magic to return back all the way to Ygg the tree and from there to the Silver Mines.

DaveO: munch...munch...
Vilx: Give me a bite from this fried chicken!
DaveO: No, munch...munch... way! You already had yours.
Regran: No worries Vilx, i've got this biscuit package back on Larhana! Here, have some.
Arturchix: Wonderful! I've just bought a new sauce that we can experiment. What shall we eat after?
Vilx: Before we go to Ygg we could have a desert at the tavern in Volee, huh?
Nicolai: You guys surely know how to adventure. Why did you take so much time to show me the good parts of exploring the land? Regran, i want one of those biscuits too. Thanks! munch...munch...

The munching and belly pouching continued...for a time.

Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
06-30-2003 15:32

Vori, at the Lonely Tree

The long walk to Yggdrasil has done the Chedians well. There is still some light left when they once again meet this strange friend. The statue of The White Goblin on the pedestal looks even more intriguing after all they have heard.

Ygg: "Once again you come before me, a little wiser maybe but still children of the shadows."

Regran: "Mighty Tree, we seek the Silver Mines."
DaveO: "The Dwarves are supposed to be there."

Ygg: "The Dwarves still take the mountain trail, but not here. I can bring you over to the other side of the world for a little less than two days, if that is what you want."

Arturchix remembers that he has a beacon at Lord Markham's dock ....

Nicolai reminds him that there was a horde of Gremlins between that spot and Ygg ....

Vilx inspects his Berserker potions ....

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
06-30-2003 16:37

The Chedians prepare for a great battle. Protection spells cast,
Beacon returned to.


Regran: Arrows knocked.

Vilx: Blades oiled.

DaveO: Prayer cast.

Arturchix: Nails cut and cleaned.

They want to tear the skin apart from the Gremlins. This time they will charge in the little ones direction!

Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
07-04-2003 15:45

The Shoals, to the dunes

Instantly, the adventurers materialize near the docks. They hardly notice that Lord Markham and his ship are not there, just some workers piling up new cargo for the next trip.

Determined, they set a firm pace and start towards the dunes. It doesn't take long before several small heads appear and the first snowballs come flying.



Vilx takes out one of the Berserker potions and empties the bottle in one long gulp.



Regran, grabbing an arrow: "Let's try to do this methodically, guys!"

It is too late. With a high-pitched battle cry the assessin storms forward, way faster than they ever saw him move before!

DaveO: "He'll be stoned to pieces!"
Nicolai, way in the rear: "Do something!"

With a wry smile on his face, Arturchix pulls out a scroll. It is the Blind scroll they bought in Larhana so many days ago.

Arturchix: "Here goes nothing ..."

The scroll crumbles and a flash of a strange, greyish light is hurled toward the dunetop, where it hits one of the Gremlins and immediately bounces into the entire group. The Gremlins just stand there, bewildered. Some still throw a snowball or two but it is clear that they lack aim.

DaveO: "They're blinded! Hurry, we can get them now!"

Vilx is already upon the little monsters, and strikes at them with his daggers at unbelievable speed. Regran's arrows start taking out more, and soon the paladin and the druid also join the slaughter.

The Gremlins are as easy as they were untouchable before. When it is all over, the Chedians are about to collect the loot in the last beams of sunlight - except Vilx. Exhausted, he sinks to the ground, unconscious.




After gathering the few coins that the Gremlins had on them, the adventurers carefully lift up Vilx and carry him to old Ygg, where they ask for help.

Ygg: "A Berserker potion, you say? Are you always having such a haste? But fear not. This is nothing that good sleep wouldn't heal. In the morning, he will have regained half his strength already."

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Ladob
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Wandering Vori
07-04-2003 17:47

Arturchix tries some of his healing skills to see if they bring back Vilx. DaveO and Regran carry the unconscious hero as they head towards the Silver Mines!

Ribannah
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Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Castle Gobs
07-04-2003 19:40

The Shoals, to the Silver Mines

A strange procession is crawling up the mountain, into the moonless night, aided only by a Torch Spell's light. In front walks a ranger, seeking safe ground for their feet with his sharp eyes. Behind him, a druid and a paladin carry the unconscious assessin, unwakable by any of their magics. And in the rear, a young princeling tries not to stumble or get lost.

And yet - there is a sense of deja-vu, a feeling that they have been there before, and the path is just a little easier to find because of it.

But they are not alone in the dark.

The ranger smells the campfire before he sees it. Soon, they all detect the small company of three, whose features make it obvious: here are Dwarves! They are camped in a small clearing, where the trail splits to the west and the east.


by Henning Ludvigsen

When the mountainfolk see the arrivals, they stand, hands on axes. One of them, called Ghim, halts the newcomers.

Ghim: "Hey ho! Who comes a-visiting on Mount Clover?"
Regran: "At ease! We have been sent by Ufretin of the Council of Grey. We are to speak with King Rocklin."
Ghim: "I know naught of such a council, but Ufretin is one of us. If you do not do anything stupid, the King may agree to see you. What is with your friend?"
Nicolai: "He passed out after we battled the Gremlins. He fought very bravely. We cannot wake him up."
Ghim: "The Gremlins, you say? They have been pestering us ever since that Treeman moved here. Maybe your friend needs a princess-kissing to awaken him, as in the nursery-tale!"
DaveO: "Which path leads to the mines? Can you show us the way?"
Ghim: "It's east you need to go. We must stay here, as sentry."


Arturchix: "What's to the west?"

The Dwarf only shakes his head.

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