Blood and Magic

So It Begins

Where the Sorcerers Learn What Dwells in the Darkness

Each of the characters has received a letter inviting them to a location just outside of the town of Oak Hollow for a secret meeting where:

“Those who understand and can guide you request that you attend so that the truth of your blood, power and destiny can be made clear to you.”

How it started

At the start of winter The group meets at the designated area and they discover that Huslev, a well known shop keeper in Oak Hollow, is the one who knows about them and is trying to get them to go to the monks to the north. He informs them that there should be 9 sorcerers but some didn’t show to the meeting.

Then some Hammerites arrive as well as a raid by some Hollowed undead who cause all sorts of death and panic. Huslev somehow escapes and the group is left arguing with the local sheriff on if Wyrmrune should be burned at the stake as a witch or not and trying to puzzle out the following letter that the Hammerites had on them:

“Children of the Secret Light, it has fallen upon you to seek out Akrim in the vicintiy of Oak Hollow. He has illuded our agents in Avalon and escaped our traps in both Westgate and Hills Pass so I encourage you to act swiftly, locate Akrim and bring him to justice.

“We know that he has found the stones and perhaps even the book of the Devourer. The stones must be captured and if, Odin forbid, he has found the book you must obtain it and bring it back to us for safe keeping as well.

I await you in the vally so we may journey to Avalon together.

This is your most dangerous task. Odin will vouchsafe your return to us and may you show the worshipers of that foul god the same mercy they would show to you and your children."

—Tiliv

What Came Next

The group learned some additional information, discovered Hislev was actually some undead abomination and fled Oak Hollow heading for the monastery to the north. That travel was interrupted by a yeti ambush and then being saved by the knights of the monastery who sent a contingent of their forces to Oak Hollow while some, lead by Halath, took the group to the monastery itself.

While they they met the abbot who tried to convince them they needed to be part of some sorcerer training to fulfill their destiny. Something seemed odd and they soon found that the missing 4 sorcerers from Huslev’s meeting were already here and corrupted – the Abbot was a demon who was trying to capture and use the sorcerers for his own ends.

With the aid of Halath the group fled and made their way to the town of Lost Tooth that lay a few days travel through a dangerous mountain pass north of the monastery.

After some rest and reflection Halath arrives as promised and explains what he knows of the situation. He then grabs a dogsled and team and heads for Oak Hollow.

The group decides to head into the Dragon Tooth mines as they want to see if there really is a dragon in the mountains.

Turns out there is a gargantuan, titan of a dragon that was frozen under the ice. Two of the group (Leamyo and Wyrmrune) wake it up to ask it some questions. They are flash frozen and eaten. The rest of the group flees back to Lost Tooth.

Comments

This is when I steal my dad’s sword, grab a pack of smokes and head out.

So It Begins
 

I look up from kneeling over the recently dead traveller to spot the letter nestled in the crook of the tree I’d dragged him behind.

Wiping the blood from my chin, I open it and read.

With a grunt and a shrug, I climb up on the man’s horse and turn west, towards the dying sun.

So It Begins
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