Voyage Of The Druid Blue
by Doragon Kishu
The Druid Blue (Backstory)
Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)
Chapter I – To Tch’ahm Ba’er
Chapter II – Welcome To Hammen
Chapter III – Mercenaries
Chapter IV – The Hunt For Sabre & Madrean
Chapter V – Road To Priminus
Chapter VI – Return To Port Hammen
Chapter VII – Bugbears
Chapter VIII – Gifts
CHAPTER IX – West Bound
“Is There No Break For Us”, thinks Torme as the Party and a group of 9 Gnolls run right into one another, no more than 70 feet apart.
“GNOLLS! yells Torme as he draws back his bow…
But the Gnolls have already let lose their arrows!
One of them strikes Blue in the shoulder, almost knocking her off her horse, “Ahh!”
Two more shots miss her…
Meanwhile three arrows skim Torme’s studded leather armour, but non of it penetrates… Still, he’s shaken up
The final 3’s shots are knocked down by Runes shield.
“FOUL ANIMALS!” Rune yells as he rides at the Gnolls who shot at him, his great mace raised above his head, “EM PROTECTO!” he yelled as he went, his skin beginning to glow a white glow.
Blue pulls the arrow out of her shoulder, which is bleeding quite a bit, “Sebo Bori,” she speaks once more, her skin turning bark like, she stays back at first.
Meanwhile Thorme’s first shot strikes one of his attackers in the chest, it drops, but is still alive.
“HALT!” suddenly yells the Gnoll Leader in Gnoll tongue, which Blue understands.
“RUNE WAIT!” yells Blue in time for Rune to stop his horse before being in the middle of them.
Torme has an arrow drawn, but holds.
Meanwhile the Gnolls have lowered their bows, and look to the Leader, who has stepped forward…
Blue rides forward to meet him.
“They’re not to be trusted Blue,” speaks Torme as she rides off.
Blue brings her horse to a halt some 30 feet away, Rune now at her side.
“Life is too short… And I don’t wish to lose any of my people,” speaks the Gnoll Leader.
“Very well… Let us pass,” speaks Blue.
“Yes… Well… These are our planes… A tole would normally be required…”
“What is he saying?” questions Rune under his breath.
“He speaks of a Toll… But hesitantly,” she replies.
“Don’t give it to them,” Rune speaks.
“You hesitate,” Blue says to the Leader.
“For you I will wave it… Be on your way,” with this the Gnoll Leader waves for its’ followers to make way for the travelers.
Suddenly Torme, Blue’s gifted blade drawn, and glowing dark green, rides by Blue and Rune, and passed the Gnolls, as if testing the waters.
The Gnolls do not attack, but the Leader definitely notes the blade.
Next Blue rides through, then Rune.
LATER THAT NIGHT
“Here,” Rune places his hands upon Blue’s shoulder, “Healem.”
His hands then glow white, and Blues wounded shoulder heals completely.
“Now rest…” and so she did as Torme and Rune drink and laugh as Blue looks into the fire.
“So you speak Gnoll… Useful,” speaks Torme.
“I do… And I know that they’re a dangerous sort, especially due their numbers, but…”
“But you did well,” interjects Rune, “Torme here has yet to heal fully from our run in with the Bug Bears,” with this he drinks more, and laughs.
“I’m alright,” replies Torme who continues to drink as well.
“I’ll take watch tonight,” speaks Blue, indicating that her shoulder will be fine, and the two of them set down their emptied tankards, and find their ways to their layed out blankets.
Blue sits alone by the fire, missing her home… But more than that, missing the forest and the animals within it…
The Hammen Hills have shown dry weather, and many unfriendly humanoids… Her want is to help people… But so far, all she’s done is tried to stay alive.