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Post by Robillard Griswald on 2017-08-04, 13:29

"Very well. You surely know more of stalking the fairer sex than I. Let us be off!"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-04, 13:33

Bronstein nods to Leewan and says "I have, thirty years ago. When my father was still head of my house and the Lich's came through Black Pass. You've never faced the unending hordes so I'll forgive your ignorance."

The old man stands up and walks over to a rack of weapons in the corner of the tent. Grasping at the handle of an axe on the rack he continues speaking "Those passes are death traps, Griswald. The Lich's haven't come through your lands in mass for eighty years. There is nothing I wouldn't sacrifice if it would mean a hundred years of safety."

Taking his hand off the hilt of the axe he sighs and says "For years before the late King died, Gerweald entertained Yesmale dignitaries in secret. To associate with apostates is to invite the church's wrath, but is a century of safety worth our souls?"
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-04, 17:25

"Pragmatism is the only assured way to live. Our forces are ready to die in battle when battle must be done. To fight foolishly and throw away their lives for sentiment is beyond the call of duty. It is a simple truth that defending from a fortified position is superior to attack your enemy out in the field. The gateway to Acren is not a gleaming capital city that would suffer ruin during a military occupation. It is a high ground from which archers can slay enemies and ramparts hold throngs of lych forces at bay."

Leewan stands up and straightens out the folds of his coat. He looks directly at Bronstein.

"Your father chose to fortify and defend much like mine. Forgive your progenitor's 'ignorance' before you condemn my judgments."

Leewan begins heading out the tent.

"And do not forget that your very own men till fields in the summer and dream at night. Contemplate what peace are you saving by condemning them to needless slaughter."
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-04, 19:21

Lord Bronstein does not respond to Leewan as he leaves. On his way back to camp Leewan spots his brothers likely discussing what to do about the supposed bastard.
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-04, 20:22

He knows if his brothers create a sound plan or uncover new truths about their bastard sibling they will approach him. He sends a guard to summon Gisgo and Yenin to his tent.
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-05, 13:00

Leewan heads to his tent and sends a messenger to summon Gisgo and Yenin. Sure enough, the loud footsteps of the giant can be heard outside around fifteen minutes later but only Gisgo enters the tent. No longer wearing his heavy armaments, Gisgo wears lighter clothing at the moment but still carries his curved short sword at his side. Gesturing to outside the tent Gisgo says "I'm afraid Yenin won't fit. Unless of course, you wish for him to uproot your current abode."

Accepting that this meeting will not be possible inside the tent, Leewan orders his guards to keep any soldiers away from the tent while he's outside. On exiting Leewan sees that Yenin has taken a seat on the ground next to the tent and he nods to Leewan. Gisgo walks over to stand next to Yenin and says "A lot of tension growing around this camp since we got here. That lord you talked to earlier seems likely to order Yenin and myself drawn and quartered."

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With the plan set in motion, Gwain recalls the members of Gwains Guard who have been mingling among the camps. Once all the members are assembled Gwain tells them the plan of action and the group fans out to watch the tent. Fortunately, it does not take long for someone to come to the tent and enter shortly after. Perplexingly, the individual in question is obviously not a female and both Robillard and Gwain can tell the man is an officer due to the plume on his helmet he carries at his side.
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-05, 18:34

Leewan replies to Gisgo.

"They fear the unfamiliar. I am merely wary of it. Soon we will have another excursion suited to your duo's talents. For now I have questions."

Leewan looks around to confirm no plainly out of place people are nearby.

[... And the lord said, LET THERE BE DICE. Leewan rolls scan the surroundings with a notice roll.]
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-05, 20:55

Leewan doesn't see any individuals out of place. His guards are doing an excellent job of keeping prying eyes and ears away. For anyone to hear Leewans conversation (assuming a normal voice volume) they would have to be right next to him with how loud the camp is.
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Post by Robillard Griswald on 2017-08-05, 21:00

"A man? Could Datara not be our sister but perhaps another brother?" Gwain, you knew Father the best of any of us, or at least you were around him more than Leewan or I. Would he have played such a cruel joke?

"But more importantly, let us go question this man."
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-05, 22:44

"Gisgo or Yenin. Provide me the details known to you of the slave pits. Who operates them, their terrain and any roles the slaves perform beyond manual labor."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-05, 23:56

Gwain strides forward and casually approaches the officer. "Greetings officer. I am Gwain von Griswald. Do you know of someone named Datara?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-06, 00:41

Gisgo looks at Yenin who gives a smile and says "You want to know about my birthplace huh? Not much to it on the surface. Just a bunch of holes, some big others small. The pits are a meeting place for the Lich's, and we're they get their men, but anyone who isn't from there would get lost in their honeycombs. Been getting bigger and bigger forever and they're built so deep the heat lower down becomes unbearable."

Yenin starts picking at his fingernails obviously enjoying himself as he speaks "The only constant down there is the screams. You ever wondered how them Lich's get their men? Whole hovels dedicated to massed breading of you little ones. The sods starving from birth and made only to die. People like me they keep locked up in cages when we're not killing for them. Sold to the highest bidder and used to keep the slaves in line. Low and behold the Lich that owned me died and I make a run from the battle for freedom."

Suddenly leering at Leewan Yenin's grin becomes big enough it practically stretches from ear to ear. Chillingly, the giant speaks further "You might think the Lich's are the worst things in these wastes but the bastards that run the pits are on another level. Scheming monsters that answer only to their Queen out in Trogate."

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The officer turns startled and panics a salute to Gwain. In his haste, the officer drops his helmet to the ground but keeps his eyes fixed on Gwain. Taking a moment to respond, the man speaks wearily "My apologies Lord Griswald, I did not know you were coming to visit me. No need to introduce yourself, sir, we all know who you are."

Relaxing from his salute, he responds to Gwains question, "Daratra? I cannot say I've ever met anyone of that name. Certainly sounds like a lovely ladies name."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-06, 01:07

"Is this your tent then?" inquires Gwain.
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-06, 01:08

The officer looks at the tent and back at Gwain before saying "Yes sir. Why? Is it somewhere you would prefer your own tent?"
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-06, 01:53

"Not at all. However, my brother was detained in that tent recently and rather impolitely he started looking through your items. Rudeness aside, he found a locked chest and key with a letter from our late father inside addressed to someone by the name of Datara. How did you come to possess this?"
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-06, 10:48

"Where do they conjure the sustenance to feed this human production mill? What of the terrain along the south and west of the pits?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-06, 12:20

Yenin shrugs and says "Not sure myself. They fed me something that tasted a lot like ground up mushroom and slug. Stole some food from slaves when I got the chance. Seemed they ate the same thing. Worms were not uncommon to be found in the crud. Among other things."

Gisgo steps in to interject on Yenins description of disgusting food "South of the pits is cracked and dry land like this. To the West, the land becomes muddier and vegetation has actually found purchase the closer you get to the ocean. Wouldn't surprise me if some of their food was from fishing but the ocean is probably three days march from the pits."

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The officer looks at Gwain puzzled but responds nonetheless "I didn't bring a chest, sir. Perhaps you're referring to the scout's possessions I've been looking after. We sent off scouting parties into the nearby wastes to watch for activity and one of them hadn't had a chance to setup their tent."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-06, 12:45

While the officer's account seems plausible, this Datara has succeeded in hiding from the Griswalds for many years. Gwain takes no chances and scrutinizes the officer's words any sign of deception.

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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-06, 13:15

"And by what means do they subjugate your people. Who is left to restrain them?"

Leewan points a finger at Yenin.
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-07, 11:10

Yenin responds plainly by saying "Food is scarce here. Not like we can go anywhere else. East gets too cold and we'll just be enslaved again. West we'll be killed on sight."

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Gwain cannot find any reason the not believe the officer.
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-07, 11:14

"Very well. When this soldier returns, you are to keep an eye on them and send a messenger to notify me. Until I have a chance to meet with this person, it's best not that they know about our inquiry. Good day officer. Oh, and which direction did their party set out in?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-07, 11:15

"North, sir. I'll keep an eye out for their return."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-07, 11:23

Once the officer has gone on his way, Gwain turns to Robillard. "What do you make of that? I'm not particularly keen on going back onto the wastes to look for her, but I fear what might happen if trouble were to befall her scouting group."
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Post by Robillard Griswald on 2017-08-07, 18:28

"It is quite strange to have a female scout though, is it not? Perhaps it would be best for us to head out quickly. Let us tell Leewan what we have discovered so far. You know how strict he is; if we go gallivanting off across the plains he'd probably have us clapped in irons."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-07, 19:09

"You've been imprisoned by Leewan twice now haven't you? Maybe you'll learn some restraint by the third time." Gwain chides, half joking and half dead serious. "In any case, I agree, let us inform Lord Griswald."

The pair go off to find Leewan and explain the news at his earliest convenience.
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-09, 01:24

Leewan is about to respond to Yenin and Gisgo when a guard comes alerting him to his brothers' request for audience. He plainly looks at Yenin and Gisgo and figures to motion Gwain and Robillard over. The brothers tell him they have news of a delicate matter, to which he briefly sends Yenin and Gisgo out of earshot to discuss. Once he hears the news he agrees.

"This is worth the pursuit. There are answers to be had, perhaps valuable answers."

Leewan has a guard beckon Yenin and Gisgo yet again.

"The house has found a new job for you two. Escort my brothers in their quest to locate a scout within our forces. Defer to Gwain's instruction unless ..."

Leewan casts a piercing gaze at Gwain.

"He tries to do needless heroics for peasants that are no value to our mission. You understand Gwain, you prove yourself more trustworthy by the day, but our missions must stay focused and I must leave explicit instruction to carefully steer both Robillard's talents and your own to the best use for the house."
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Post by Robillard Griswald on 2017-08-09, 01:34

"I hope to use this quest as a chance to prove my own discipline to you now, Gwain. I swear I will follow your orders, though you are the younger. Let us waste no time in heading out to find these scouts."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-09, 08:37

"Hmph, let us be off then." Before striking out for the plains, Gwain rounds up two members of Gwain's Guard, Heresy and Limbo. Before leaving, he tells Treachery, "I'm going north to look for a scout from our army. You're in charge until I get back. If I'm not here by nightfall, send a search party for us at dawn."
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-09, 19:30

Leewan proceeds to the doomed war council.
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-13, 14:20

Indeed as soon as Leewan suspects that the war council will be called a messenger comes running to him after his brothers and the mercenaries leave. After taking a brief break from his run to catch his breath the messenger salutes Leewan and says "Sir the King requests your presence for a war council."

Dismissing the runner, Leewan immediately sets off to the King's camp with a guard in tow. The King having taken up the central position in the camp Leewan is forced to travel through some of the thickest traffic of soldiers and other men still working to establish defences and other ways out of the Scar. Once reaching one of the ways into the Kings camp (others being blocked by his personal guard) Leewan is admitted and pointed towards the Kings tent. The directions, though appreciated, are wholly unnecessary as the Kings tent itself stands fully double the heights of any other tents and is made further visible by the royal families banner flying above it. Leewan sees most of the other Lords he had spoken to before making their way to the tent as he walks and soon he finds himself being admitted into one of the side areas of the tent.

On entrance, Leewan sees that in the area he's been admitted (obviously his guards being left outside) if spacious enough that he won't have to be hunched over and shoulder to shoulder with the other lords. In the centre of the room is a table with a map outlining the surrounding area upon it with the Scar easily visible and the slave pits marked with a dagger through the map. Walking up to the table to take a position Leewan can see that Lord Noske, Holzer, and Ettlinger are the only ones present at the moment.

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Gwain gathers his pair of men from Gwains Guard and sets out from the camp. As the odd six man group composed of a giant, half giant, three men in tights, and a foreigner climb up the sides of the Scar the sudden exposure to brighter light forces both Rob and Gwain to shield their eyes. On cresting the top of the Scar Gwain and Rob can see that the sun is at around early afternoon leaving plenty of sunlight for the moment. Free from the confines of the cramped hole below, Yenin stretches his arms wide and breathes deeply the fresh air. Gisgo takes a moment to gather his surroundings and get his bearings before starting in the direction he was told by Rob and Gwain leading the group. For once, Yenin is oddly silent as the group marches though Rob is thankful for this considering what he had to put up with for a long time.

Once away from the Scar and as the group marches Gisgo breaks the silence and says "Why are we looking for a scout group? Surely we could simply wait for them to return."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-14, 12:48

Gwain delivers an uncharacteristically terse response. "One of the soldiers in the group intrigues me and I want to make sure no ill befalls them." As though to shunt any further conversation on the matter, Gwain turns from the mercenaries and focuses his gaze on the horizon.
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-14, 15:24

"Is there anything to be said without a full council present?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-15, 11:40

Noske is the one to respond to Leewan with a serious expression "Unless you wish to speak your mind to me now, then no there is not. I'm fully aware you've been questioning every Lord here about this war."

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Gisgo pauses for a moment and Robillard can see he is questioning the now serious Gwain. He finally simply says "Then will you be keeping your brother under control or will I be forced to split my attention?"
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-15, 13:39

"Robillard's well being is his own responsibility. He understands that doing anything that would endanger the rest of us would result in swift punishment from Lord Griswald, don't you?"
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-15, 15:12

"There was no intention to hide this, and no reason to raise the issue unless a significant portion of the other lords were of a similar mind."
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Post by Robillard Griswald on 2017-08-15, 18:18

"I will follow your commands, Gwain. The situation has changed dramatically since I was last in these lands. I am no longer joined to a victorious and powerful army, sure in divine providence to see us through."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-15, 23:26

Gwain lets the ominous words hang in the air unanswered and silently urges the group forward towards whatever awaits them next.
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-16, 14:40

Noske simply smiles and says "I never presumed you were trying to hide anything. Good to hear that the Lords are taking this seriously."

As Noske finishes his short statement Lord Frey and Bronstein walk into the tent. Frey nods to Leewan and takes a position at the table next to him but Ettlinger ignores the Griswalds presence and moves to stand away from any of the other lords.

Lord Frey sighs and says to Leewan "Don't tell me you started without us? I always hate being late to these wonderful discussions."

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Gisgo and Yenin both look back and forth between Gwain and Rob. Finally, Gisgo breaks the silence brought on by the two brothers by saying "You'd think Leewan was a devil with how you people talk about him." Shrugging Gisgo starts walking in the direction of the scouts and says "With any luck, we'll be back before dark."

Departing the camp the odd group travels for several miles out into the wind blasted wastes. As they move Rob and Gwain are forced to pull their cloaks close to themselves to prevent the chill from going straight to their bones and do their best to put the strange sounds that come across the terrain out of mind. Gwain, in particular, can't help but feel particularly stressed to be once again out in this deadly land. After about two hours of travel, a group of ten hooded figures can be seen walking in the opposite direction. After waving the group down it becomes apparent that the hooded figures are scouts.

As the two groups approach each other Gisgo looks to Gwain and asks "Shall we leave you two to speak to these men alone? Several of them bear tears on their clothes."


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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-16, 14:47

"Keep watch for any dangers that might approach," replies Gwain. "There could be more of whatever attacked them."

With Gisgo and Yenin on watch and turned away from the group, Gwain approaches the scouts and raises his voice enough to be heard by all of them. "Greetings scouts, I am Gwain von Griswald, here with my brother Robillard von Griswald. Who is in charge of this expedition?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-16, 19:17

One of the scouts shouts back with hands over his mouth "That would be me, sir. Didn't think we merited this kind of rescue?!"
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-16, 23:57

"Let us hear the details of this war plan."
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Post by Robillard Griswald on 2017-08-17, 02:57

"Come, join us quickly! What struck you out here? Did any get left behind?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-17, 14:31

Before anyone can respond to Leewan or Noske can describe his plan the King enters into the war council from the main tent. All the lords look at the man in anticipation but the King simply walks to stand across from Noske and stares down at the map. Noske waits a couple moments to see if the King says anything before finally clearing his throat and speaking "I know fully well that many of you are hesitant about the strategy. Though I had hoped that you all would recognize the necessity of secrecy I am happy to tell you all that we are in fact not simply marching to our deaths."

The moment Noske says this the tension in the air becomes much less and several of the attended lords visibly relax. Noske continues by pointing to the armies current location on the map "We've assembled here because the Scar grants us easy access to the deeper areas of the Blasted Lands. Thanks to our spies we know that the Lich's are still awaiting reinforcements from beyond the wastes. Lord Ettlinger, it will be your job to intercept their reinforcements and ensure their numbers don't grow any further."

Ettlinger nods in affirmation and says "Relegated to running down smaller forces? Easy enough."

Noske traces his finger along the map to a pair of forts between the Scar and the slave pits. Leewan notices that one of the two forts is the one Rob had just scouted earlier this week. As Leewan contemplates the importance of the locations Noske speaks up saying "These two forts will be taken by two Lords each. Lord Frey and Griswald will attack this one (points to the one Rob did not scout) and Lord Bronstein and myself will take this fort (points to the one that Rob scouted). Lord Holzer and the King will keep their forces in reserve to aid those who need it and hold the Scar. From there we will hold the forts and the second part of the plan will begin."

Holzer, obviously disgruntled, interrupts Noske by saying "I hope you have more in plan for me than guarding supply lines, Lord Noske. I didn't come here to knock starving peasants away from carriages."

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The scouts come up and the leader says "We didn't lose anyone, sir. Simply run into the starving wildlife that thought we looked tasty I suppose."
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-17, 15:04

"At ease soldiers," says Gwain. "We haven't come to rescue you from dire circumstances or enact punishment." Gwain addresses the soldier in charge, "This may sound like an odd inquiry, but your officer told us that one of these soldiers had left some personal items in his tent. Which one of you would that be?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-17, 15:08

The man looks at Gwain confused and says "We haven't been to the camp in the Scar yet. We were tasked to scout the area once we got here and keep our things on our person. We were relieved by another squad about two hours ago and have been making our way back."
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-17, 15:11

Leewan interjects.

"The mercenary guide I have contracted for this time of conflict pointed my scouting forces towards this castle when we first arrived. My brother accompanied them to see the location for himself. He has first hand experience with the fort and although I see little problem in allowing him to march with Lord Noske and Lord Bronstein's forces, he is ... prone to emotional outbursts, especially as it relates to lich forces. We could recount his description for you, though his education provided him a wide array of synonyms for 'evil','vile','unholy' and 'heathen'. His depiction of the these lands and forts is often more biblical than practical. Is there a particular motivation behind the assignment of forces?"
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-17, 15:14

Noske shrugs and says "There is little motivation behind these assignments to each fort. The King had simply requested he be given the chance to look upon the place his father died after we took it. What did your scout discover?"
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Post by Gwain von Griswald on 2017-08-17, 17:04

"Thank you for the information" replies Gwain. "Point us in their direction and that will be all I need from you. The way is clear from here to camp, so I don't suspect you'll run into any more trouble."
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Post by InteroVegas on 2017-08-17, 18:04

"They spoke of guard posts and weaknesses in the walls. They consulted a native on the matter and the trust in this information is dubious. They also failed to mention cardinal directions and the layout of the fort. Is there some record the church has provided us? They must have been there before."
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Post by Dekaru on 2017-08-18, 00:07

Holzer looks at Leewan harshly and says "By native, I presume you mean that giant your brother let into this camp? Surely you wouldn't trust that things word any more than you could throw it?"

Noske interrupts before Leewan can respond "The church has provided us with information on the forts. The one you speak of has a secret entrance half a mile from its gate that some of the crusading forces had used to escape once they came under siege. If we didn't need the forts I would send siege engines along with both forces to ensure the walls came down with haste."

Bronstein speaks up with an inquiry towards Leewan "Did your scout say what forces were garrisoning the fort? Who their leader was?"

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The scout nods and goes on his way. Shortly after, Gisgo and Yenin come closer and Gisgo asks both brothers "Were they the ones you were looking for?"
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