Voyage Of The Druid Blue
by Doragon Kishu
The Druid Blue (Backstory)
Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)
CHAPTER X – The 12th Day
In the dark, the Ranger Torme scopes out what looks to be a Shrine of some sort, which is currently surrounded by a group of Goblins.
The Dragonkin Paladin Rune soon crawls up next to him, “What is it… What do you see?”
“You’re not going to like this… It appears to be a Shrine, likely home to Gnome Monks of Hammen, but it is currently surrounded by a couple dozen Goblins.
“WHAT!” Rune says in a loud whisper as he’s about to jump to his feet…
…Torme quickly grabs his arm, “That wouldn’t be wise.”
Suddenly the two of them are joined by the Druid Blue.
“I heard what you said Torme… What should we do?” she speaks.
“Well… It will be difficult to go around it without losing some time–” suddenly Torme’s sentence is cut off.
“Go around it?? Go around it??” steams Rune.
Torme and Blue look at one another.
ON THE GROUND BACK BY THE PARTY’S HORSES
Torme seems to be creating a drawing with sticks and rocks as props.
“If we are to try and get in there to see what’s going on without alarming any of the surrounding outposts, it will be hard… At least for Rune,” Torme explains.
“What?” Rune replies, but Torme clinks a stick against Rune’s Armour.
“You’re loud,” Torme speaks.
“Oh… Well… Yes… A Bit… But I carry a huge mace!” with this Torme and Rune both smile.
“Perhaps Rune could do some sort of a distraction? Allowing for me and Torme to get in…” Blue suggests.
“Definitely possible… But what?” questions Rune.
“Well, we’ve got at least another few hours of light, which is in our favor…” explains Torme.
“Something with fire perhaps?” suggests Rune.
“Could work…” replies Torme.
“Quickly, build a huge stack of wood and brush atop this hill, placing oil all over it… From a distance I will light it on fire, and several, if not most, will go to it…” explains Torme.
“And you and I will go in,” replies Blue.
“Just light it up, I’ll take it from there…” speaks Rune.
“But, where will you be?” questions Blue.
“Don’t worry about it, just get into that shrine and figure out what’s going on,” speaks Rune as he starts to bring wood and brush to the top of the hill.
Meanwhile Torme sets several bear traps about, to slow them down.
30 MINUTES LATER
Blue and Torme are in position, and the stack of wood, brush and oil is set.
Rune stands some 30 feet back from the stack.
Torme lights the arrow, and shoots it to the stack… It lights!
Nine of the 11 southern guards run up the hill towards the fire…
That’s when Blue and Torme quickly make a move towards the shrine, knocking out the 10th goblin along the way…
Meanwhile when the 9 goblins get within 40 feet of the fire, 4 of them step into bear traps… “Aiyyyy! what a terrible sound.
This alerts the 13 northern goblins, who begin to make their way towards the hill as well…
Fortunately Blue and Torme have already stealthily made their way into the entrance of the shrine.
As the 5 close goblins near the fire, Rune stands behind it waving around his two handed mace casting a great shadow upon them, “AHHHHHHH!” he yells in ghostly tone.
NEXT CHAPTER, INTO THE SHRINE!!