Skrogg’s Journal – Chapter 25
As Skrogg the foolish ran down toward the obvious ambush, suddenly the invisibility spell protecting the remaining members vanished as the crown took command of the king and announced clearly that it would no longer live in darkness and let there be light. Ragnar also moved with all haste towards the ambushes as Kurin using his Hold person spell froze two of the robes figures waiting near the cart. Thorsgrim cast a Bless spell blessing those not in combat as Azimi moved forward to cast Haste on everyone except for Sven who was too far ahead and had just backstabbed a crossbowman silently. The crossbowmen from either side of the building let fly into the combat hitting Skrogg and Ragnar but also hitting their friends. Several bolts were fired at the king where Thorsgrim and Kurin bravely put themselves in harms way. Azimi then cast a protection from Normal missiles causing several missiles latter to miss the future king.
Sven chopped down his crossbowman he was fighting to then watch as Ragnar butchered a fellow with his long axe. Skrogg noodled his, as Kurin attacked the platemail wearing fellow off to the side. Thorsgrim cast hold person into the middle of the combat again. Azimi moved towards the side of the building and put a Fireball into the building killing two outright and setting one on fire.
Sven moved down the line striking another crossbowman before he could act as Skrogg hacked the burning crossbowman to death efficiently. Ragnar as happy as a pig in mud butchered another fellow near the wagon. Thorsgrim sprinting round the side of the plate mail wearing fellow to bash him in the head slaying him outright. Kurin ran between the two ruined buildings hiding the crossbowmen screaming dwarf profanities. The two remaining crossbowmen seeing that Skrogg was near shot at him, hitting once before having another slain.
Ragnar left the cart and ran round the building slaying the crossbowman fighting Sven as he ran past, to stand below the building where two crossbowmen were bravely sending bolts at Azimi who was now taunting them. Sven climbed up the building beside the archers to attempt to get a shot at them himself. As Skrogg prepared to slay the final crossbowman, Thorsgrim with beard flying rushed up to “steal the kill again” and finished the crossbowman. Ragnar attempted to set the building below the Crossbowmen on fire as the reloaded. Sven fired his crossbow but missed. Ragnar gave up and cut the building supports down and dived out the way as the building came crashing down. With barely an action he the beheaded on unfortunate crossbowman as the other was soon butchered.
On a whim the party then began whether to search the stone burial ground, but eventual watched as Kurin using a dragon, two wheels and a beam from the Ragnar destroyed building created a pully system to open up the heavy slab all by himself. As this occurred the final of the held guards were slain, by the ever mean Sven and somewhat controlled Skrogg. Inside the tomb thanks to the Detect spell from Azimi a magical ring, hammer and shield were found.
The heroes continued towards the Ruthin monastery, a huge array of troops could be seen and as they had the heir, the crown and evidence of Duke Cullin’s guilt they were let through and the Count was declared guilty and a warrant for his death was signed, by the royal council. The Heroes immediately agreed to track the fellow down. With Azimi’s telling them where he was heading (thanks to the crystal ball) and borrowed horses they began the race towards the Dancing Damsel Inn. Stargard, Ragnar, Skrogg and Thorsgrim went in the main doors as Kurin and Sven waited by the other. Azimi waited outside the kitchen door.
Skrogg burst in immediately spotting the Duke and saying that he was a dead man, blah blah etc. The Duke and his two cronies stood up and backed themselves into the corner and prepared to be attacked. Ragnar strode up and parried badly only to be wounded in return. Brother Stargard lept onto the table as Skrogg and Thorsgrim approached. Stargard received a wound but struck out in return, Skrogg strode under the table to attack as Thorsgrim from the side. Unfortunately, Sven burst into the room hearing of the fight and fired at the Duke, missing and hitting his friend Ragnar first and stunning him. More wounds were received by brother Stargard. Azimi finally burst into the room and began to utter a spell, with much of a surprise a hold person spell froze both of the duke’s retainers and the duke himself who all fell over. Anti climatic! As debate raged about tying the duke up for justice later, Sven took his head ending the debate. The duke’s body and equipment were taken as they began the ride back to Ruthin Monastery for the crowning in the morning.
In the morning in the centre room, all the nobles of the realm were arranged as the crown was placed on the head of Gegorian the monk and named him Tenitar, king of Vestland. The heroes were asked to come forward to receive titles unheard of for lowly adventurers.
- Jarl Sven, dominion of Vander Piett and Darnen.
- Jarl Kurin, named the Brave and True, dominion for his people in Finhagen.
- Jarl Skrogg, named the The Mighty, dominion for his people in Krenholm.
- Jarl Azimi, named Magist of Vestland Court, dominion of Brinsforth.
- Lord Ragnar, named Holy Warrior of Thor, Dragonship: “THOR’S Holy Wrath”
Finally Thorsgrim, was in fact the brother of Tenitar the king and now has his noble name of Prince Tendar, The Black Prince, Duke of Norrland (previously Estine), Lord of Seaforth Tower and also the Pious. Other rewards were given, but Azimi forgot as she was named as Baroness of Brinforth and given royal warrant to be Magist of the Vestland court, council member of the school of magic. Brother Stargard was also revealed to be the bodyguard of Prince Tendar (Thorsgrim).
Much celebrations occurred.
All hail the king, All hail the king!!!!!