Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Wall of Remembrance Part 1

Life can seem arbitrarily short and brutal Beneath the Broken Moon.  Pour a libation for these fallen brothers...

... Eru Tufon, the mutie fighter born under an ominous sign who could climb as well as a thief and possessed a prehensile tongue.  When discovering a ruin of the Ancients amidst the Field of Doors it was Eru who climbed and fell not once... not twice... not thrice... but four times from the sheer metal surface of some enigmatic obelisk.  While his companions watched in muted horror Eru doggedly gave his life to the noble pursuits of exploration and plunder.   In his defense, an 85% chance to climb seems almost automatic given four chances to succeed...

... Gorm, the hominian cleric of the Terrestrial Court who dabbled in forbidden teachings.  Perhaps his inscrutable and vengeful deities withdrew their favor when Gorm and his companion Ragam eschewed their armor and finer weapons for daggers and torch to gain secret and indirect access to a suspected treasure room in the Underworld.  It was not some crypt guardian or summoned beast that felled Gorm, but three stirges who lived amidst the secret passage he and Ragam cleverly but unluckily traversed...

... and finally the aforementioned Ragam, tentacled mutie fighter of bestial countenance and nature. Being brought within a hair's breadth of death by an ancient and eldritch trap could not dissuade brave Ragam.  But his singular strength and unflappable will were insufficient in overcoming the lone stirge, whose insatiable sanguine lust found easy purchase upon the unarmored warrior and his two remaining hit points.





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