The Great Adventure

Sorties in Badorties 2b, electric boogaloo
writeup by Prince John

The adventure continues……

memories of those who survived:
“We have seen the tide come in and out from Badorties, but never have we seen the Tide take over the city……”

“It filled the sky. It was a dragon……”

Badorties Lament
“Where were you when the waters parted?
Where were you as families divided?
Up on the wall, shooting at scales?
Out on the ground, hitting without fail?
Where were you – trying to flee?
Where were you – in front of the trees?
I died by sword, spear or tooth.
I died without knowing the truth.”

Smoke rises over the city, as the adventurers reel from the recent battle. Tiran Lightson is standing over the body of an amphibious Shaman, wipping the blood off his dagger. He was about to make a quip to his familair, Rourk, and caught himself. Rourk was near death, but stabilized, kept in the new house hiding hole. Holding his glowing staff, the wizard picks rings off it’s body, with one that appears to be magical. Garion and Tierra stand nearby, breathless from the recent battle with other creatures of the deep.

The guards recover from their recent battle. Clad in platemail and the Lion’s Pride Emblem, they ingest some potions and introduce themselves. Ron carried a Ferguson bastard sword and shield, Darstin carries a hammer. Clearly, they are impressed with the battle gropu, as they offer a quiver to Gamalion.

Shortly thereafter, a new group of enemies appear. Two large hag like creatues appear, with one apparently carrying the body of a young child. The rear is brought up by another 6 fish creatures. These monsters rush the newly made friends.

Tierra takes a moment to pray, successfuly giving the adventurers blessings. Gamalion stricks one of the crone creatures with a black arrow, and Garion manages to connect with the other large hag. The child is tossed, and strikes down Tiran. The wizard becomes angry, as the child looks like his own younger brothers. Before we know it, a large spear flies from over the heads of the heroes, and strikes down the large hag monster, actually knocking it offs it feet.

In a rage, Tiran tosses two purple vials, and causes some significant damage with unearthly fire upon the gangly creatures. This hit both the standing and prone hags. Tierra also tosses one of the purple glass balls, striking one of the large creatures. Dorstin throws his hammer, hitting the upright hag, and the thrown weapon returns to the hands of it’s owner. Tiran casts burning hands, and destroys the hag on the ground. Ron strikes the standing hag, which final collapses in a pile of ashes. His companion, Darstin, hits one of the fish creatures behind to cause damage. Tiran rushes to the body of the child tosser, and strikes it out of anger. The remaining fish creatures run off the street into the water.

The street darkens, the light from the wizards staff winks out. At that point, the group starts to head to the periphery of the city. They run towards the tower, and treeline at the city’s edge. They see in the distance a group of 20 beings, including walking lizard-men. Ron and Darstin break off, taking on the battlegroup. They encourage the remainding heroes to carry on to the tower.

Garion breaks down the door, and enters the tower. The group of four rush to the top of the structure, and encourage a tall hag like creature, standing next to a ballista. Garion and Tierra enter first. Garion manages to hit the monster, and Tierra jumps into the Ballista. Garion strikes the creature again, with Gamalion delivering the killing blow with an arrow. The hag collapses, and folds over the side of the wall.

Tierra runs back down the tower, and Tiran closes the door behind her. The cleric rushes out to examine a soldier who appears to have been tossed out of the tower earlier.

From above, the warriors see Darkhand, the captain they had met earlier in the village. They then notice a crocodile creature, coming up the street with someone in it’s mouth. Gamalion fires a shot, and hit’s it with a bolt.

In the meantime, Tierra is almost caught by some kind of lobster creature. Tiran, the wizard, manages to let the healer back into the tower, and the two bar the door. The cleric stabs it with a spear through an opening. The spell caster rushed up to the top of the tower, and drops a purple glass ball onto the lobster creature. It departs, on fire.

Off in the distance, upon the top of Humla’s Shrine, the Light of day erupts among the darkened skies. It is almost bliding. A radiant figure is seen on the balcony, glowing like the sun. A voice, bolstered by magic, rings out “… Under seige, …. By evil. Every Head 100 gold”. All who hear the voice feel a calmness, and blessing, an ispirational feeling.

However, a swooping black creature is seen near the tower, with a silhouette like a Dragon. Shalkia is attacked by the ‘dragon’, and knocked off of the balcony. The heroes on the tower see the creature, flying towards them. Garion and Gamalion attempt to hit the creature with the ballistica, but it appears to cause no damage. And the creature of darkness continues it’s flight in the air…….


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