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Name - Epihony Name - Gromulos Name - Belrak Name - Himner
Race - Nymph Race - Human Race - Scar-Dale Dwarf Race - Wood Elf
Age - Unknown Age - 20 Age - 80 Age - 130
Home - Wilderbrandt Forest Home - Wilderbrandt Forest Home - Scar-Dale Mountains Home - Wilderbrandt Forest
Profession - Nymph Beastmaster Cleric Archer
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Gromulos woke up and instantly knew something had happened the night before that he was going to regret. His throat was sore, he was hung over, and he felt like he had tumbled down the entire side of a mountain. Looking over at his best friend in the entire world he said,"So, what did you let me get into last night, huh?" Rosco just looked at him with his usual dumb look and went back to watching a hummingbird through the window. "Well, Rosco. Let's go see what the end result of last night was." Getting up Gromulos stretched his entire body, grabbed his staff, and walked outside only to hear Himner and Belrak arguing over something. Walking over to where they were he sat down and helped himself to some rabbit that was cooking over the fire.
Himner proceeded to stare at Gromulos while he ate, always being the antagonist he was. "You know Grom, you put on quite a show last night for Belrak and I and several furry friends of yours." All the while chuckling under his breath. Gromulos looked over at Belrak and Belrak just simply said, "It's all on ye laddie, this is all yer doin'." Gromulos peered at first Belrak then Himner then simply asked,"Ok, what happened last night?"
"Well, to put it simply Grom ole buddy, ole pal, friend of mine. Never bet a nymph you can drink more wine than her." Gromulos jaw hung open as he said, "I did what?" Belrak just simply started laughing as he started to tell the tale. " Well lad you bet Epihony that you could drink more wine than her and after about 14 bottles between the two of ye, she started to get a twinkle in her eye like all Nymph lassies do. She cast some kind of little spell on ye and after that it was all we could do to keep up with ye as ye went streaking through the woods with nothing but ye staff and that cursed mountain lion ye have.
Gromulos stopped eating and seeing this Himner and Belrak backed away from him cautiosly. Just then Gromulos busted out laughing so hard that he scared several birds in the trees. Looking up at the birds Gromulos said, "It's alright Jack, Katy, and Lee, come on down and get some nice berries from my pocket." The three birds floated down and dug around in Gromulos pocket each taking a berry and flying off to thier nests. "Well, I suppose I better go find Epihony and make sure she is alright.
Gromulos, Himner, and Belrak trudged through the woods and while Himner and Belrak were obviously in good moods, one could tell that something was troubling Gromulos. As they walked Gromulos kept an eye out for anything that might be wrong within his forest, and yet could not find anything. He knew that something was just not quite right. The walk took nearly two hours before they finally arrived at the clearing that marked the boundaries of Epihony's home, Gromulos called out to her. "Epihony, I'm here and we need to talk." Gromulos watched as Epihony walked out of her spring water pool towards him while Himner and Belrak immediately turned away wishing to avoid her gaze. "Gromulos my dear, what ever is wrong with you, I have never seen you so worried." She then handed him a water saphire knowing full well that he was running low on supplies back at his lodge.
"Epihony something is not right in the forest, I can literally feel it." Gromulos said as he scanned around him for any signs of danger. "Gromulos, I can feel it also, but all our friends in the forest have told me that while they can feel it also, they can not find the cause of it, so it must be out of our reach for now." Gently pulling him by the arm Epihony said as she giggled, "Come, relax with me in my pool, I promise no tricks today." Gromulos sat down in her pool while Epihony gently rubbed his shoulders and helped him relax. "Gromulos, I will always be there for you for as long as we both live. We both know that we cannot join together but that doesn't mean we can not love each other." Gromulos peered at her over his shoulder and realized instantly that she was being honest and sincere. "Epihony, I will always be here for you." Gromulos said as he took her in his arms and then promptly dunked her under the water. The four of them roared with glee and laughter as Gromulos and Epihony wrestled with each other to get the upper hand in their playful struggle, never realizing they were being watched by someone, or something, else.
The creature stood just off to the side of the tree he was behind while watching. Thinking to himself he knew that he had finally found the right area, now it was just a matter of time before he could pinpoint what he was looking for. He would not be denied this time. He would not be swayed. He would have what he came for and anyone who got in his way would suffer his wrath.
"Let me see what these people can offer.", he said as he cast a spell. The spell revealed what each one of the four people were adept at to him and he silently dismissed each except the Nymph. "Now she may very well be a problem to me. I will have to see if there is something I can do to ensure she does not become bothersome." Just then the creature heard something behind him and instantly melded into the ground as a huge mountain lion came out from behind a large boulder. Rosco walked cautiously up to where the creature had just been standing and sniffed, his senses were instantly relayed to Gromulos.
Gromulos stood straight up, grabbed his staff, and was off and running before Himner, Belrak, and Epihony knew what was happening. "Come on lass and Himner, something be wrong." The trio chased after Gromulos stopping just behind him as he walked up to Rosco. Seeing how Rosco was reacting, Himner instantly took to the trees and melded into them becoming completely invisible in the dense foliage. "Nothing up here." said Himner. Gromulos knelt down where Rosco was standing and instantly froze, at this Belrak pulled out his double bladed war axe and assumed a combat stance."What be wrong lad?"
"I am not quite sure but something or someone was definitely here." said Gromulos. "I can sense it as well Belrak, both from myself and from Rosco." said Epihony. The five of them searched for over an hour and could find no trace of what ever was there. Something had eluded them. Gromulos, Rosco, and Epihony all could sense that what ever it was, was pure evil in intent. What could it have been they all wondered, or who. What was it doing at that particular spot, within easy distance of watching them, or worse. The five of them made their way back to Epihony's pool only to discover that the spring water was now a dull black with algae floating in it.
Stepping up to the pool Epihony started to cast a spell and when it finished she just stepped into the pool and as she did the pool was once again a vibrant crystal clear spring water pool. The moment her foot touched the water the algae receded back and disolved at the same time. "We'll never need to worry about fresh water as long as we have Epihony as our friend." said Himner as he was chuckling. Looking around he could see the stern looks from the others and simply said,"Ok, ok, not the time for jokes I see."
Suddenly there was a great flash of light directly in front of Belrak and the others were thrown back a little. There in all his resplendent glory was none other than Clanggedin Silverbeard. No one could move, talk, and they could only barely breathe. "Belrak! You are now MY cleric. said Clanggedin, and with that Clanggedin was gone in another flash just as instantly as he had appeared. Now able to move the stunned group looked around at each other and as they did so their eyes were directed to a package in front of Belrak's feet. Opening the package Belrak found a set of robes, a holy symbol of Clanggedin, and small rock about the size of a peach pit.
Gromulos, Himner, and Epihony all said at the same time to Belrak, "What just happened?" The four of them looked in surprise at each other in astonishment and then Belrak was inundated with a barrage of questions from the other three. Belrak stepped back and simply said in just barely a whisper, "Hush, let me think on this me friends." As soon as he had finished his sentence they all went quiet as if it had been a command from mother nature herself. Belrak could feel the change, he still knew how to fight with his axe, but there was more to him now. He could feel the divine power rushing through his entire body as if it was his own blood. Looking down at the holy symbol he had picked up Belrak knelt down and started to pray, as he did this his entire world changed as he started receiving the individual knowledge of holy spells from Clanggedin. After a short while Belrak stood up, looked at the three others and simply said. "Well now, that's somethin' ye nay be seein' ever' day."
The four of them sat around the pool quietly discussing the days events with each other. "We all need to get going if we're going to make it to town and back before dark." said Gromulos. Gromulos, Himner, and Belrak all stood up as Epihony was casting a spell. When the spell completed Epihony no longer looked like a Nymph but instead an old woman who might be tending her chickens. "Come on, let's go." said Epihony as she started off towards the town with the other three in tow behind her. It was a beautiful summers day and the group enjoyed the walk almost as much as they did meeting all the new little ones on the way from all the different families of the forest. Arriving at town the group spread out and Gromulos and Epihony headed straight off to the vendor's market.
After everyone had done their shopping they all meet for dinner in the town square. Himner had picked out a nice little family run inn and was already seated at the largest table in the inn with Belrak and another wood elf. As Gromulos and Epihony joined them Himner introduced the strange elf as Riley. "Himner I am telling you it's not just your group that knows about this, there have been several groups that have come in saying the same things as yours." "Excuse me Riley," said Gromulos "but other groups have reported what?" "Well, there have been at least 4 other groups I know of that have reported the strange feelings and occurences that Himner and Belrak had filled me in on, but none of the groups had such close dealings with what ever is behind it all as yours." Gromulos continued to eat his food as he listened intently to Riley and when Riley was done had made a decision. "Riley, summon the rangers and have them inform the collective." Riley just blinked at Gromulos. "Gromulos you can't be serious, no one has dared summon the collective since..." his voice trailed off as he knew better to mention what had happened in the past. Riley just looked at Gromulos one final time and knew with out a doubt Gromulos was serious. "I'll send my people out but what ever happenes is all on you Gromulos, let me know if you need anything else." With that Riley swiftly got up and was gone before anyone could say anything.
The five of them continued eating their food while watching the towns inhabitants go about their daily routines. "Just think, all these people may very well be on the brink of not existing anymore and they have no clue at all." said Himner. Gromulos, Belrak, and Epihony all looked at him like he had just lost his mind. "I think that's the very first time I have ever heard you say anything serious Himner." said Epihony. "Yea well, desperate times call for desperate measure and all that." Himner retorted back at Epihony. Rosco was busy under the table eating what ever Belrak decided to feed him and when Belrak was just a little to slow to give him something Rosco promptly chomped his hand. The young dwarf shrieked with pain and flew out of his seat, onto the table, and then onto the rafters, an amazing leap for a four foot dwarf with the rafters being 6 feet above him. Belrak yelled, "I told you that cursed feline had it in fer me Gromulos!" "Non-sense you dottering dwarf, you were just to slow to feed him, which I have told you countless times not to, so it's your own fault." said Gromulos. Just then the three of them could hear Epihony giggling with glee as they looked at her they could not see why at first. Leaning over Gromulos could now see why she was giggling. Rosco had decided to jump into the rafters and at this point was stalking Belrak like a large piece of venison. Belrak saw this and immediately jumped down onto Gromulos back. About this time the inn keeper had had enough and had called for the town militia.
Epihony, Gromulos, Himner, and Belrak were all escorted out of the inn by several town militia and ordered to stay out of that particular inn for a week. After paying the fine for the damages Belrak and Rosco had caused, Belrak found himself direly in need of funds or he was going to have to go back home. As the group was walking back to Epihony's pool in the clearing Belrak needed to rest and sat down on a large boulder off to the side of the road. "Belrak, what on this world is wrong with you, why so sad my little portable rug?" Asked Epihony. "Epihony, if I can't find a way to make some funds I will have to go back home, I am almost broke after paying for those damages, and aye lad, thank ye Gromulos fer paying half." Epihony walked over to where Belrak was seated and gently took his hand and placed it on the surface of the boulder he was sitting on. "Now you know very well my little furry friend, I will have none of this talk about you going home." As Epihony said this Belrak could feel magic flowing from Epihony into his hand and then into the rock, he had never felt magic actually being used before so now he knew what to expect when he finally started casting his own holy spells he had received from Clanggedin. Epihony gently pulled Belraks hand away so he could see and once the rock was revealed Belrak could see an absolute flawless Amethyst where the rock had been before. Looking at Epihony with a tear in his eye Belrak could only mutter a few words at best, "Thank ye lassie, ye be too kind to this young dwarf." Belrak dug out the gem and looking at Epihony for approval slid the gem into his pocket and then gave Epihony the biggest smile he could. "One day lassie, yer gonna go to fer and I be stealin' ye from Gromulos." As Belrak said this, they all laughed and continued their walk home.
Walking along the road our little intrepid group came across an older woman sternly lecturing a young adult woman. "Do I really have to Jannifer?, asked the young woman. "Yes you do Kat, now get to it." said Jannifer. Kat walked up to the group returning from the town and approached Himner. "Sir, will you please help us, we're lost and not sure where we are." said Kat. "What exactly do you need help with young lady?" said Himner. "How far and which direction is the town of Providence?" asked Kat. "Oh, you're not lost, the town is that way about two miles." said Himner as he pointed back the way his group had come. Jannifer walked up beside Kat and said "See, i told you he was nice." Kat replied to Jannifer, "Yes Auntie, he is." as they walked away towards town. Gromulos then walked up to Himner and asked "Fan club Himner?" To which he replied, "No idea Gromulos, I thought that was your area of expertise, and stop stealing my jokes." he said with a snort. The group continued on their way back to Epihony's pool arriving shortly there after and decided to have dinner as it was now getting late. After Himner had gathered and prepared several different wild berries, roots, and fruits, and Gromulos and Rosco had hunted down a boar, the group settled around the campfire Epihony kept for just such occasions and they all had a very enjoyable meal while they chatted and joked about the last couple of days event. Little did they realize that at this very time a lone dark figure was watching them intently from behind a large boulder on a small hill behind them. "Soon, so very soon, you will know my power and you all will fear Dark0ne."
Dark0ne was extremely happy with himself over finding such an excellent specimen as Epihony. He thought to himself, "Now all I have to do is set my traps and wait for my prize. Finally I have found a key to my lock." With this he withdrew further away from the Nymph and her friends and proceeded to cast his spells, all the while watching out for anyone or anything that could discover him. After several hours had passed he was done and his spells were now in place, it was just a matter of time before he started collecting his rewards. He melded into the rock under his feet and with that he was gone.
The next morning everyone started to wake up and went about their usual activities. Himner and Belrak were in jovial moods as they both always enjoyed a campfire and a good meal at Epihony's. Gromulos and Epihony were busy making sure the fire was out and were cleaning up. Rosco came trotting into the camp with another mountain lion slightly smaller than himself. As he did everyone stopped what they were doing and sat down while Gromulos approached the two lions. Gromulos could sense the female was uneasy and weary and softly cooed to her. "Rosco, and who might this friend of yours be?" Rosco sent Gromulos a mental image and at the same time reassured the female. Gromulos slowly approached the female and reached down and started scratching her behind her ears. As Gromulos did this s he relaxed a bit and laid down next to Rosco. After Gromulos had relaxed the young lioness he turned back to the camp fire and sat down and ate some breakfast. "I'll ne'er understand how ye do that Gromulos." said Belrak as he went back to fixing breakfast for the others. Everyone sat around the camp fire and let the young lioness get to know them one by one and after a while her and Rosco were play fighting besides Epihony's pool.
Gromulos and Belrak went back to his cabin while Himner, Rosco, and Epihony stayed near her pool. "Ye know Gromulos I fully expected ye and Epihony to be married by now lad." said Belrak with a twinkle in his eye. "I know Belrak but who would marry us, most people would rather just kill her because of what she is." Gromulos said as he gave Belrak a questioning glance. "Are ye daft boy, I now be a Cleric me self, and, I'll do it fer free, all ye have to do is ask laddie." said Belrak with a broad smile. "Then it's settled, I'll ask her when we get back." said Gromulos. Belrak noticed that as Gromulos said this his step lightened and he had started to whistle a joyful little tune. "Soon, very soon, my plan to get those two dolts together will be achieved." As Belrak thought this he let out a loud cackle of glee and when he noticed Gromulos looking at him he thought quickly and he just simply said "Himner and Rosco in the rafters back at the inn." Gromulos also started to laugh with Belrak, though not for the same reason.
Gromulos and Belrak arrived at his cabin only to find it a smoking pile of ashes. They both drew their weapons and approached cautiously but who ever had done this was long gone. Gromulos trudged through the ashes to a corner of the cabin and removed some floor slats and took something out of the hiding hole that was there. "Is it safe lad?" asked Belrak. "Yes, but we need to get back to the others, and fast." Gromulos breathed in deep and let out a loud fearsome howl and soon they could both hear trees bending and limbs cracking as something approached from deep within the forest. It was a large Worg followed by several smaller ones. Gromulos walked up to it and laid his hand on the large beasts head and after a few moments said, "Belrak get on the grey one and let's go." Gromulos got on the leader which had a pelt the color of rust and was easily twice the size of the others and headed back to Epihony's with the other worgs and Belrak close behind.
Gromulos and Belrak arrived back at Epihony's only to find the entire clearing engaged in a massive battle. Forest creatures of all kinds were helping Epihony and Himner battle the large force of undead. Gromulos let out a long mournful howl as he dismounted the large worg and proceeded to scan the battle for Epihony, Rosco, and Himner. Behind him Gromulos could hear Belrak fending off a few of the enemy as the pair were noticed. Spying Epihony next to her pool, Gromulos made his way to her slashing with his staff. As Gromulos neared Epihony he could see his friends coming to his aid. From the southwest came three large figures through the sky cutting the horizon like dark streaks of doom. Each one easily the size of a house. As Gromulos reached Epihony a blue arrow landed at his feet, Himner's signal letting Gromulos know he was safe. As he turned to speak to Epihony another arrow struck one of the ghouls and caused it to stagger away in pain from Epihony. "Epihony, are you alright?" asked Gromulos. "Yes, i am fine the pool has not been desecrated, yet." answered Epihony.
Just then the 3 large black ravens joined the fight and proceeded to feast on the undead. Other animals were now rallying to Gromulos. As he scanned the battlefield Gromulos could see several bears fighting a revenant while off to another part of the battle Rosco and his new mate were dealing with several skeletons. "Epihony, watch my back as I do this please." Gromulos knelt down and sunk his hand into the earth and started chanting. All around him the forest animals could feel the earth magic flowing into them and making them stronger. The bears grew double their size as did Rosco and his new mate. Sevaral foxes were now the size of a normal wolf. Standing up Gromulos surveyed the battle and proceeded to assist Epihony and Belrak in clearing a path to where he thought Himner should be. Arriving at the tree Gromulos thought Himner was in, sure enough he heard the familiar twang of Himner's bow. In a few moments the battle was over and the group returned to Epihony's pool, the animals still in the area were dragging the corpses of the undead into a ravine at the edge of the field. Belrak walked over to the ravine and started chanting a spell and as he finished the entire pile of undead were consumed in a bright purple fire, he then walked over and joined the others.
Belrak sat down and just as he was about to light his pipe he heard "IT HAS BEGUN!" Startled completely by this he looked at the others but they seemed to not have heard the bellowing voice he had heard. "Um, lads and lass, did ye hear that just now?", asked Belrak. Gromulos, Epihony, and Himner all looked at Belrak with uncertainty. "I swear I just heard some one say in a booming voice "It has Begun." Gromulos and Himner just kind of looked at Belrak as Epihony said as she smiled at him, "Belrak, that was your God letting you know that you had done right. Do not be afraid, but be proud as any other dwarf would be." Belrak blushed alittle bit and the other 3 all rushed him and congratulated him. Rosco even walked up to Belrak and nuzzled him softly.
As the forest animals started to wander off back among the trees and bushes the little group all sat around the campfire Himner now had going and proceeded to eat and talk about what just had happened. Epihony suddenly changed her clothing using magic and just after the spell had finished a rider could be seen approaching the camp. This person was a large individual riding an above average size Worg. As the rider reached the camp he dismounted and approached Gromulos saying, "Commander Ulag of the Silver Mountain and Silver Haven reporting in sir that we are ready when you call us." He then handed Gromulos an ivory horn rimmed with silver lace, mounted his Worg, and rode off back the way he had come.
As Gromulos turned to face his friends he could see Kat, Jann's apprentice, running towards the group. As Kat approached them she started yelling for help and hearing this the entire group started running towards her. Topping a small hill the group could see that Jann was engaged with various undead and the only thing stopping them from getting to Jann was the barrier she had put around herself that was coming from her staff. The energy in the staff would not last long and she would then be at the mercy of the undead. Gromulos could hear chanting from behind him and as he turned to see what Belrak was doing , Belrak stepped forward and an intense bright light leaped from his hand bathing the undead, completely and utterly destroying them in a single moment. Jann lowered her defenses and approached the group walking straight up to Gromulos. "Gromulos, the undead are getting worse in this area, that is the third group that has attacked me directly." Gromulos responded by saying "I know Jann, i think it's about time we started moving everyone into one location, but as far as I know there are only 2 locations that would be large enough to hold everyone and one is poorly defensible while the other is infested with turn spiders.
"Well I say we clear out the spiders then." said Jann. "Should be easy enough with the right group if everyone pools thier resources together under your banner, which reminds me, I have a gift for you." Jann then reached into her cloak and pulled out a large bundle that she had been carrying, handed it to Gromulos and stepped back while he examined it. Gromulos opened the package and unfolded the fabric he found inside and laid it out on the ground so he could look at it fully. Displayed on a very large turquoise colored background was a large oak tree. "Jann what is this?" asked Gromulos. "It is your battle flag that the collective can rally around. Anyone who joins your cause will be given a cloak to wear with that symbol on it." stated Jann. "Very well, if we are to do this, then I suppose it should be done right." Gromulos then folded the banner up and stored it in his backpack. Epihony walked up to Gromulos, softly kissed him on the cheek, then turned and walked into her pool untill she could no longer be seen.
Jan blinked, rubbed her eyes hard, then blinked twice more, "Did I just see Epihony do what I think I just saw?" Gromulos turned to Jann and explained who she was and what thier relationship was. As Gromulos had just finished Epihony reappeared from the pool this time wearing completely new clothes and holding a staff. The clothes looked like they were made of pure coral and glistened in the sun while the staff looked like it was made of water and the water looked like it was actually moving. Epihony turned to her pool and cast a spell on it and where it had been there was now only a dirt mound covered in grass. "I will have to find a new spring after this is over Gromulos." Gromulos said nothing but looking at him everyone could see that he was visibly shaken by what Epihony had just done as a few tears rolled down his cheeks. Turning to Belrak he said, "Belrak, do it, the worst that can happen now is if she says no." Belrak was taken back a little by this but mustered what courage he could and spoke loudly, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join Epihony and Gromulos in holy wedlock ....."
As the ceremony continued animals from all over the forest gathered and formed a circle around the group of humans, all the while watching intently. When the Ceremony was over , Belrak pronounced them husband and wife and Epihony and Gromulos kissed deeply. The animals all walked up to Epihony and Gromulos and nuzzled them softly, mother nature it seems had given her blessing as a small basket of flowers and berries appeared at Gromulos and Epihony's feet and all could hear a very aged womans voice softly mutter, "Well it's about damn time my children." followed by a hearty cackle of glee. Jan, Himner, Belrak, and Kat instantly rushed the new couple and started hugging and kissing them, when all of a sudden everyone except the couple were knocked on thier feet by the ground shaken, Belrak walked up to the couple and immediately grabbed them both and hugged as hard as he could, all the while tears streaming down his face.
As the group settled into a marching order and started towards the area where the turn spiders were, Gromulos suddenly came to a complete stop and was looking high into the sky. As the rest of the group followed his gaze thy could see a lone figure mounted atop a giant eagle. As the eagle drew nearer Gromulos relaxed when he could make out who the rider was. "Belrak, it's our old friend Menorius." Menorius landed in front of the group, dismounted and walked towards Gromulos. "Gromulos you old bear, how are you?" Gromulos just smiled and took Menorius's hand and shook it as he replied, "Married! Menorius this is Epihony my wife." Menorius stopped dead in his tracks with his mouth hanging open as he peered curiously at Epihony. "I didn't think anyone would ever get him to marry him, Miss you must be one special lady if Gromulos actually said "I do."
With a look from Gromulos , Epihony let her guard down for just a brief instant and let Menorius see her true form. "Well now, i guess you are special after all. but enough of that, Gromulos i am here to inform you that the eagle riders of the hanging cliffs are with you. When you need us burn this feather and we will come as fast as the eagles can carry us." Menorius then handed Gromulos a feather that reeked of something foul. "Now that the official business is done I can rest a little bit and we can all catch up." Hearing the magical words Himner had a camp fire going in less than five minutes, and fifthteen minutes after that was happily eating, again.
As Gromulos and the others all sat around the campfire enjoying the meal, Rosco suddenly stood up and started growling. "You know Gromulos, i hate that damn cat of yours." Said Commander Ulag as he came out of the bushes. Gromulos retorted back saying " Ulag, Himner and I heard you 5 minutes ago, Rosco was just being nice to your ego. What are you ding here?" Ulag skirted around the campfire staying on the far side away from Rosco and answered, " I was out hunting when I saw Menorius land and figured I would come and see what was going on."
"Well you're just in time then, we are all on our way to make base camp but first we have to get rid of a colony of turn spiders." said Gromulos. "Well count me in then as I should be there to represent my clan. Besides, with me there I may be able to strike abargain with the spiders so we don't even have to fight them." said Ulag. "What do you mean by strike a bargain Ulag?" asked Himner. "Don't you know Himner? Orcs and turn spiders can understand each other, that's why no one has ever been able to conguer our clan." said Ulag. Jann, Kat, and Himner all let out a collective whistle as they realized just what kind of advantage that would give them all in combat.
After an hour of traveling the entire group came to the nest area in the forest where the Turn Spiders were known to be. Commander Ulag pulled out a torch but instead of lighting it he poured some honey on it and promptly stuck it into a bush and then pulled it back out. Everyone nervously chuckled as he led the Turn Spider around like a puppy dog with a bone. As everyone watched, Commander Ulag and the Turn Spider had a short conversation. "Well, it's done. The Turn Spiders will be ready when we need them. What one spider knows, all the rest know as a collective so it was easy to get a response and more importantly, an agreement. Now we just need to pay them."
"What exactly do they want as payment Ulag?", asked Gromulos. "Four wagon loads of barrels filled with honey, so about 24 barrels should do it." stated Ulag. " I can help with that easily guys, my family owns a honey reserve and I have not collected my share in over 6 months." Said Himner. "Well let's get started for the Wilderbrant Elven city then and get those barrels of honey, the sooner we pay the spiders the better the deal will go." said Gromulos.
The entire group headed out never realizing they were being watched by a single raven perched in a tree outside of the area of the spiders.
(more to come on a daily basis health permitting)
Edited by gromulos, 08 April 2017 - 10:23 PM.