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 Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest

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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Zane was agast at the thought of sleeping in a barn and was about to express his disgust when Ashwyn interupoted him.

"We thank you for your kindness. We won't require a place to sleep. Your hospitality is appreciated." She bowed her head in respect and turned to her remaining companions while Lo spoke to Tinnur.

"A barn, can you imagine?" Zane asked, still in shock at the prospect.

Ashwyn rolled her eyes. "It was kind of him to offer anything at all. But it doesn't matter because since these people don't seem to know anything helpful to our mission it's best that we move on."

Zane scoffed. "Move on indeed. Our little Druid seems to have wandered off with the cheif looking at flowers or some such. I, myself, would like some decent food. YOu can do whatever you wish. I will be seeking out sustanence." He said, holding his nose in the air and walking away.

Ashwyn glared after him. It would be a miricle if she didn't punch him before the day was out. SHe glanced over to where SIgurd was sitting and wondered if she should bother approaching. He didn't seem all too pleased with her... Or any of them for that matter. But maybe this was her chance to appologize. SHe made her way over to him.

"Well, it seems we're the only two ready to move on." She said. SHe hesitated a moment, thinking about sitting on the log next to him, but then thought better of it and sat down on the ground across from him. "I...." SHe began and then paused. SHe took a breath and tried again. "I feel the need to appologize.... About what happened back in the forest. I... I don't know why I missed that shot. If I hadn't the battle would have been over much sooner and you never would have been wounded." She sighed. "I'm sorry for my failure."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:55 pm

Sigurd stared at Ashwyn for a moment with piercing blue eyes, it was the first time he actually took a real look at her. So she was a Half-Elf, that explained her scent. When his eyes moved from hers he sighed “Nobody died and I've had worse.” he said basically waving off her apology. He leaned down resting his elbows on his knees and let his body relax inside his armor situating himself so that it would almost keep him suspended on it's own. “Hopefully next time, you wont miss when it really matters.”

Closing his eyes he thought back to the encounter with the Wasp, irritated that he was even touched by it. Things in this forest were stronger than he thought. A mistake he wouldn't make again.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Ashwyn nodded at his words. Whether he accepted her apology or was simply brushing it off, at least she made it. When he spoke of her not missing again she nodded.

"I won't." She said. She watched him curiously for a moment. It waa the first time she really allowed herself to look at him. Sure whenever she first met him she assessed his size, general build and weapons as a threat or assist analysis, but she hadn't really bothered to take in his features. He was strong, though most warriors of Thunderknoll were that she had met before. His hair was longer than most and much brighter. She found herself thinking that he was quite handsome.

Though she was normally quite comfortable with silence, she felt the need to speak again. "How does your father fair?" she asked. "I've met him before. Twice, actually. Though it's been been at least a decade since the last time."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 pm

The muscles in Sigurd's jaw twitched. “My father is well.”

He thought for a moment, when it dawned on him “You. You're that... guide that would keep bringing rich tourists through our village..” His nose flared slightly. He hated the nobles that would throw their platinum around as if ThunderKnoll was some sort of sideshow that only the privileged should be able to see. As if he and his family were some sort of exotic beasts on display. Sigurd remembers quite vividly in his near century of life, of several nobles commenting how adorable it was that they had their own governing system. It caused his blood to boil. ThunderKnoll was no worse off than any other village in the area, maybe even better than most but to be looked down on and scoffed at had caused Sigurd to enter into aggressive political discussion on more than one occasion. Even as a child.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:31 pm

Ashwyn met his eyes when he identified her and she tensed slightly. She could tell he wasn't too pleased now that he knew who she was, and she could guess why. She wasn't exactly fond with some of the people she guided through the forest either, but a job was a job.

"I'm a guide, yes. But not only to nobles." She felt herself growing defensive, though she wasn't sure why. It's true that nobles were usually the ones with the most coin to pay but she's guided all sorts of people through the forest in her 85 years. "I've escorted several of your people out of the forest as well."

Her attempt at getting to know her teammate did not seem to be going well and she began to question why she was bothering. She was never very good at having polite conversation. She sighed and turned her gaze to watch the young fawns playing around the water.

"You don't like me. You don't like what I do. Feel assured that you have made that quite clear." She turned back to meet his eyes. "I've always held your people with the highest respect and will continue to do so. Though I've dealt with your people many times it's been..." Her voice caught for a moment and she looked away. When she continued her voice was more subdued. "It's been a long time since I was able to have a conversation with someone from Thunderknoll. I just thought I would try. I can see that was a mistake. I won't make the same one again, I assure you."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:41 am

Meanwhile, Lopiena happily follows Tinnur to discuss medicinal properties of the various plants found only found in the Fey Forest. This opportunity far surpasses what she had hoped. Her original question of simple flowers was only meant to be an opening into discovering who (if anyone) actually studied the local environment with the thought of learning what other large creatures they might encounter, but to know a locally available cure for poison or plants to reduce bleeding or herbs to settle stomachs or...!!! As her excitement grows, her initial mistrust of the area lessens. Some part of her remains cautious enough to stay within sight of the village, but at some point she loses sight of Ashwyn and Sigurd. Zane is just within sight, appearing as a distant shadow apparently arguing with a local pastry baker, but this information seems far less important at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:16 am

Tinnur enthusiastically walks Lopiena through the village pointing out various plant life and explaining their properties and what they can be used for. He took her to his own farm which was large than most of the others. Though the crops are still new and only just poking through the thick soil he kneels next to each one and point out various properties and has her touch the leaves. He is very thorough in his explanation and Lopiena gets the sense that he enjoys showing off his crops.

[Lopiena gains a +2 in Nature checks while in the Fey Forest due to her new knowledge of the plantlife.]
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:40 am

Completely in her element, Lopiena eagerly absorbs as much of this useful information as she can. Information about not just the plants themselves, but also common look-alikes to avoid picking up something useless (or worse poisonous); questions about edible parts of plants as well as medicinal properties; habits of growth that indicate pure water sources; plants that might attract or deflect creatures in the forest...anything and everything. Tinnur's eagerness to show his field of knowledge catches her, and at some point she realizes that she trusts him completely.
"Tinnur, how long have your people been living in this forest? Your vast knowledge shows a great deal of care, and this village appears well established. You mentioned earlier that your people keep to themselves, and I can't help but wonder how you have maintained such a wonderfully peaceful place."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:17 pm

Tinnur laughed his booming laugh at her questions. He enjoyed her eagerness and seemed to be right at home with teaching.

"It is amazing how easy it is to be a peace when one is not fighting the landscape, but rather working along side it." He said. "We do not clear the land as humans do. We use the land that is offered to us by the forest." He indicates several fields that are oddly shaped as they twist around established trees or rocks. "We also pay tribute to the land every time we must damage it. When one respects the land it will care for you."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:30 pm

Lopiena nods, admiring the curving landscape. "It reminds me so much of my grandmother's garden, only much larger in scale. The trees protect the plants that require shade, and sunny places are rotated so the soil is never overused. Just looking at the size of your trees, you have been caring for the land many generations. I have great respect for you and your people, it takes a great deal of care to work with the land in this way." She takes a deep breath, enjoying the fragrance of green and growing things, the scent of life. "I feel that I have learned so much from you, and have little to offer in return."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:10 pm

Tinnur waved off her concern. "Oh think nothing of it, Little Druid. It is refreshing to meet a human with such reverence for nature. I take great pleasure in showing my home to you. I know that you and your companions have important duties to attend to, but I do home that you will return to us one day. In fact if you ever wanted to stay, I'm sure we could find a place for you here!" He said warmly.

He bent over a bit to be more at her level and lowered his voice. "Do you see that strapping young stallion in the far field?" He pointed to a centaur working in the next field over. His lower half looked very similar to Tinnur only he had fewer white spots and his hair was of similar color. His upper half was shirtless and covered in sweat as he worked the field. He stood and wiped his brow, oblivious to the eyes on him as he focused on his task.

"That is my son, Aapas. He is not married and he would be honored to have a match such as you."
He said with a cheerful nudge to the human girl.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:44 pm

Lopiena bursts out laughing, then tries to stifle it not wanting to be rude. "That strapping young stallion looks too much for me, though perhaps if I was bigger he would be a great match, " she grins. "You have been more than kind, and after our quest is complete perhaps we will be able to stay longer. I for one would love to learn more of your ways, but for now we should probably get going." She looks around, vaguely remembering that Zane is somewhere nearby in the village...on his own...without a filter. Suddenly concerned, she smiles at her new friend. "One of my traveling companions can be rather...abrasive. Perhaps we should locate him before he destroys any hope of returning on friendly terms?"
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:09 pm

Tinnur burst out into booming laughter again at her words about Zane. "I believe you will find a centaur's hide to be quite tough. Though the satyrs well...I can't make any promises that he won't end up with a nasty surprise in his shoe one night." He chuckled before turning and leading her away from the farm.

They walked through the village until they found Zane, who was currently arguing with a baker about the cost of their goods. But he also seemed to have a large basket of sweets and meats and he was attempting to barter over their cost.

Tinnur approached the woman, who was looking very annoyed at the moment. "Friend! I hope you enjoy our local treats!"


Zane jumped at the large voice that suddenly spoke behind him. He turned to see Tinnur and Lopiena approaching. "Oh it's you two...yes well the prices are quite unreasonable. Can you speak to these?"

Tinnur laughed again. "Fear not, friend! I will cover the cost of whatever remains of your bill." He winked at the sales woman who rolled her eyes and nodded before leaving with the meager coin that Zane had offered.

Zane nodded, satisfied. "Finally, someone who understands." He mutters then turns to Lopiena. "Well, I am quite ready to depart. Where is the elf and mongrel?"
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:30 pm

Lopiena chokes on whatever she was about to say at his insulting words. "Well if you mean our strong and courageous traveling companions who saved both our lives earlier today, I believe they are still near the path we were following." She turns to Tinnur. "Thank you so much for your generosity and hospitality today. I sincerely hope we meet again soon, and once our quest is complete I certainly plan to come back and enjoy your company." She grins suddenly, wanting to maintain the friendly banter from earlier. "Tell your son he is well thought of."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:03 pm

Zane rolled his eyes as Lopiena spoke about their companions. "Pfhht. I suppose..." He muttered as she turned to Tinnur.

Tinnur smiled at her. "You will be well met, Lopiena the Druid. Do come back to us whenever you see fit." When she spoke of his son he laughed once more. "I will do that! I'm sure he will be looking forward to your return as well!" He walked away, still booming with laughter.

Zane watched him go and looked at Lopiena curiously. "You have befriended these....creatures...rather quickly, have you not? Fascinating..." He shook his head and then shrugged. "Well, I suppose we should find the other two. Gods know what they have been doing while we've been busy. You know those...forest types...they are hardly civilized like us." He shook his head. "Let me just say that I wouldn't be surprised if we woke up one night to find a less than savory scene before us. Be warned, child. You may need to guard your virgin eyes." He nodded sagely.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:21 pm

Lopiena opens and closes her mouth several times, trying to come up with something to say to all of that. Throwing up her hands, she decides to evade most of what could turn into quite an arguement (to say nothing of what her 'virgin eyes' have already seen). "I'm sure they are enjoying a moment of rest. We have quite a journey ahead of us, lifted spirits are essential for the road." Still biting her tongue on opinions about civilized or non and trying to keep her breaths even, she walks back to where Sigurd and Ashwyn were last seen.
Upon her arrival, the tension between the two is almost palpable. Another deep breath...
"Thank you both for your patience while we were off. We have friends here if we ever have need, and I am ready to get going whenever you are."
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:27 pm

Leaving the cozy village of Nevcairn and reentering the dark forest, the four champions continue on their quest with renewed vigor. Though they have not yet learned anything that could help them in their quest, they leave the village with new knowledge of plant-life and perhaps a deeper understanding of one another.  

The path leading away from Nevcairn is less traveled than the road they took into the village. It's clear this path is less traveled by the locals. While there is a marked path, it is over grown with roots and brambles and slows the travel for most of the party.  

Ashwyn, with her expertise in forest terrain, was not slowed by the rough terrain and stayed ahead of the rest of the party. Sigurd, though he did not share her same skills, his familiarity with forest terrain allowed him to keep pace with her. Meanwhile Lopiena and Zane had a harder time and tended to trail behind them a bit, though still kept them in sight. It was late afternoon when they came to a section where the path was so overgrown that it was difficult to tell which direction it went. The forest was dense here and it wasn't clear which direction would be best. Ashwyn and Sigurd had stopped at this point and were carefully looking around to determine the best way to go. Lopiena and Zane were still trying to catch up.

There were about 40 feet away when a sudden creature burst through the trees between the party members. Ashwyn and Sigurd spin around at the sound just in time to see another giant wasp hovering between them and Lopiena and Zane.  

The sound of shouting in an unknown language can be heard and soon three other figures join the wasp. A giant snake descends from the trees near Ashwyn and Sigurd and a tribal warrior riding an oversized lizard creature appears near Lopiena and Zane. He seems to be commanding the three beasts.

The snake stretches 17 feet long and has a thick purple body with bright yellow stripes every now and then. It has large fangs and hisses menacingly. The lizard is on all fours and is the size of a horse but sit's closer to the ground. It has a large mouth full of razor-sharp teeth and a long tail with two spikes on the end.

It's a Fight!

[Turn Order is:
Wasp
Ashwyn
Lopiena
Snake
Sigurd
Lizard
Tribal Warrior
Zane ]

The wasp whipped around and launched its stinger out towards Ashwyn. She dove forward and rolled, narrowly avoiding its strike.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:28 pm

Ashwyn, having rolled to avoid the first strike from yet another of these giant creatures, crouched on the ground and pulled her bow. She took aim at the creature, determined to redeem herself this time. She once again aimed for the eye and released her arrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 pm

Her arrow flew straight and true and lodged itself deep in the eye cavity of the wasp causing it to make a horrible sound in pain. Green puss flew from the wound.

[Giant Wasp is now partially blind. Takes 8 points of damage]
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:18 pm

"You have GOT to be kidding me!" Lopiena growls. She shouts at the apparent leader, knowing it's pointless but hoping maybe he'll be reasonable. Grabbing her staff, she does a quick assessment of the lizard's possible strengths and weaknesses, and aims for the shoulder joint between the rider and the lizard's head. After striking, she jumps back to avoid counter attacks.

(Guess I should have asked what I'm supposed to roll...pretty sure staff is 8 (rolled a 6) and attack is 10 (rolled a 10).
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:40 pm

[Critical Hit!! Woooo!!]

The staff hit square between the shoulder blades of the lizard creature, which also happened to be the location of a previous wound that was not yet healed. The creature writhes in
pain, making a horrible screeching sound. The rider gets thrown off violently as it thrashes from side to side.

[Giant Lizard takes 14 points of damage.]

Meanwhile, the Giant Snake takes the opportunity to lunge at Sigurd, his jaws spread wide in attack.
Luckily Sigurd is able to dodge to the side the the snake misses.
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:20 pm

Sigurd groaned as his ears twitched signaling more trouble. His eyes carefully scanned each opponent as they appeared. Another wasp, good he knew how to take care of those. A 17 foot snake. A scaly tube with a mouth, no claws to be concerned of. His interest was the chanting tribesman but his interest was cut short by the lunging snake. Sigurd rolled his right shoulder back allowing his weight to throw his sword around once again carrying it’s momentum full circle and aiming down the reptiles length
[ATK roll: 18] [Dmg: 15]
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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:44 am

The force behind Sigurd's swing carried the blade straight through the snakes soft flesh.
Because of the creatures lunge most of it's body was horizontal, so the blade slid through easily from head to half way down it's body before swinging free. The snake falls dead to the ground, seeping deep purple liquid from it's fangs.

[Giant Snake is dead]

Meanwhile, the Giant Lizard recovers from it's convulsing and swings around towards Lopiena, its jaws spread wide in attack. Fortunately, Lopiena was able to roll out of the way and avoid the creatures powerful jaws.

The Tribal Warrior screams in rage. It holds its spear aloft and begins chanting. Now that he's closer, it's easy to tell that he is speaking Sylvan. As he chants, the ground beneath Ashwyn and Sigurd begins to rumble. Suddenly the earth shoots upwards into rocky peaks throwing the heroes off balance. Though neither of them fall, they are pushed against one another and thrown backwards into a tree, falling free of the new rocky terrain. Ashwyn is gravely wounded though is still standing. Sigurd hits the ground but his sturdy body absorbs most of the hit.

[Ashwyn takes 12 points of damage. Sigurd takes 6 points of damage.]


Zane gasps, seeing the carnage around him. Seeing the powerful magic used by the Tribal Warrior solidifies his decision on who to target. He makes arcane symbols with his hands towards the warrior.

"Eldritch Blast!" He shouted, sending a blast of energy towards the Tribal Warrior.

The Tribal Warrior was distracted while casting his spell and so did not have time to avoid Zane's spell. The blast hit him hard across the back, sending him forward a bit.

[Tribal Warrior takes 15 points of damage]

Pressing it's advantage, the wasp dove down towards Ashwyn and Sigurd. It swipes its stinger towards Ashwyn. The sharp point narrowly misses Ashwyn as she rolls to the side.


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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:58 am

Ashwyn's body throbbed in pain, but she forced her arms to move as she pulled her dagger and slashed at the wasp just overhead.

Her blade makes contact with the creatures thorax and slices deep into the flesh connecting the two segments. The creature writhes and falls to the ground helplessly.

[The Giant Wasp is now dead]

As soon as the creature hits the ground, Ashwyn pushes herself to a standing position, gritting her teeth against the pain. Though she is bleeding from several small cuts she is able to regain her footing.


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PostSubject: Re: Chapter One: Journey Into The Fey Forest   Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:37 am

Shocked at the warrior's magic destruction, Lopiena wants to take him out quickly but is concerned about the wounded lizard's teeth and tail. Making a quick decision, she rushes at the lizard's wounded side with her staff to finish the job, hoping to dislodge the warrior by taking out his mount.

(Rolled 15 for hit, thanks for clarifying roll numbers...only 4 on staff. Ouch)
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