Magic And Light (Chapter XIX) – Drudgek Barbarians

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DORAGON

FRIENDS GATHER AND CREATE THEIR CHARACTERS

CHAPTER I – A Gathering Of Friends (The Journey Of Zah)

CHAPTER II – Making Characters

CHAPTER III – Choose Your Class

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER IV – Stigus (Warrior)CHAPTER V – Chi (Ranger)CHAPTER VI – Ren (Wizard)CHAPTER VII – Kinner (Bard)CHAPTER VIII – Zhan (Cleric)CHAPTER IX – Tor-Atimus (Paladin)

WELCOME TO GALDUR

CHAPTER 10 – BeginningsCHAPTER XI – The Crimson Blade TavernCHAPTER XII – WaitingCHAPTER XIII – North To DrudgekCHAPTER XIV –  Session 3CHAPTER XV – Day 1CHAPTER XVI – OrcsChapter XVII – KenkuChapter XVIII – XP

CHAPTER XIX – Drudgek Barbarians

As Chi and Ren return to the camp, the singing and dancing was slowly coming to a climax…

When the music stopped, the dark haired Gypsy girl approached Kinner, “It’s time for you to meet WINDOR.”

With this she took his arm, and moved him towards the wagon…

…from the back of wagon stepped the robed Kenku, Windor.

The Gypsies cheered lightly, then quieted.

Chi looked over at Ren who was watching intently.

“Mordela says you have a gift…” speaks Windor, his voice sounding part bird.

“A gift?” replies Kinner.

“You are… Very ‘influential’…” speaks Windor.

“Well… As a Bard… Especially being a Drow… I find it helpful,” replies Kinner.

“Yes… I imagine you do,” spoke Windor, who then found Ren’s eyes.

Ren’s Tiefling eyes, which are black, seem somehow to go blacker.

“You keep… Pleasant company,” speaks Windor.

Kinner looks at his comrades,”Yes… I do.”

“However… I invite you to travel with us for a while… Your fiddle would be a welcome accompaniment… As would your ‘conversation’…” finishes Windor.

With this Zahn looked at Kinner, who did not look back at him.

“No… I can’t… But I thank you,” replied Kinner.

Zahn looked at Tor-Atimus, who seems as pleased as he.

“Very well… Then we wish you well in your journey,” spoke Windor, who then looked over at Chi, “May you find what you seek.”

This sent a chill down Chi’s back.

Windor then returned to the wagon, and the Gypsies quickly gathered their camp, and were gone…

…into the night, which they preferred.

The next day, Day 6 of Zahns Party’s journey, a group of 6 riders approached…

“Barbarians,” spoke Stigus.

Zahn raised his arm, halting the Party, then looked over at Tor-Atimus.

“Perhaps you, me and Stigus should ride to meet them,” spoke Tor-Atimus.

Zahn nodded, and the two of them road past Stigus, gesturing her to accompany them.

Ate Leader apparent was a most robust specimen, with shoulder length sandy blond hair…

Zahn halted his horse some 15 feet from the Barbarians who didn’t seem all that concerned about the Party.

“What business have you in Drudgek,” spoke the Leader.

“I am Zahn, of the Order of Apollo…”

The Barbarians look at one another.

“We do not serve Apollo,” replied the Leader.

“I only request that I may speak to your Leader, Nosia,” spoke Zahn respectfully.

The Barbarian Leader paused, then nodded, “We shall take you to him.”

“It’s a days journey,” the Barbarian Leader concluded.

Zahn’s Party followed the 6 Barbarians towards Dudgek, and when night fell, he let them stand guard, as they seemed to prefer it.

The following morning they continued their journey until they reached a large village surrounding a large, black stone Keep.

It was well protected, and the Barbarian Guards looked the Party over with a dash of pessimism in their gazes.

The blond Barbarian who brought them here, left his men outside the Keep, and escorted the Party inside.

Finally they reached a great hall, “He’s in there,” spoke the blond Barbarian, he then turned, and walked away.

Inside the great pillared Hall, there were 8 what looked to be ‘Elite’ Barbarian Guards… One standing before each pillar.

At the end of the Hall, sat a strong looking, black haired Barbarian, on what looked almost to be a throne.

He drank from a silver chalice, and had two woman slaves on chains, each attached to one of his throne arms.

This did not sit well with Stigus.

Zahn and his Party came to a halt some 30 feet before the Barbarian Leader.

Zahn bowed slightly, “Greetings Noria.”

Noria, who was very handsome, eyes sparkled a dark, almost black, blue.

He recognized the yellow sun medallion around Zahn’s neck immediately.

“Cleric of Apollo… What brings you to Drudgek,” he spoke.

“Galdur, we feel, is in need of Apollo’s light, and guidance…” responded Zahn.

“I see…” replied Noria grimly.

“Well… Uthgar is our God, and we are not shopping for another, I bid you ado,” he spoke, then gestured for the Guards to escort them away.

Stigus did not move, “Who are you to treat your woman so.”

Zahn did not interfere, nor did Tor-Atimus, who seemed enthralled by her strength.

Noria smiled, “These two are slaves… Captured from an enemy… They are not our people,’ he explained, seemingly amused.

“I will fight for their release,” she spoke.

With this Noria smiled, then pulled a large axe off his back, and struck the chains of each of the slave girls.

“They are yours to do with as you please,” he spoke.

With this the girls both ran out of the Hall.

Tor-Atimus nodded at Noria, and the Party then left.

Noria never took his eyes off the Dragonborn Stigus.

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Magic And Light (Chapter XVIII) – XP

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DORAGON

FRIENDS GATHER AND CREATE THEIR CHARACTERS

CHAPTER I – A Gathering Of Friends (The Journey Of Zah)

CHAPTER II – Making Characters

CHAPTER III – Choose Your Class

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER IV – Stigus (Warrior)CHAPTER V – Chi (Ranger)CHAPTER VI – Ren (Wizard)CHAPTER VII – Kinner (Bard)CHAPTER VIII – Zhan (Cleric)CHAPTER IX – Tor-Atimus (Paladin)

WELCOME TO GALDUR

CHAPTER 10 – BeginningsCHAPTER XI – The Crimson Blade TavernCHAPTER XII – WaitingCHAPTER XIII – North To DrudgekCHAPTER XIV –  Session 3CHAPTER XV – Day 1CHAPTER XVI – OrcsChapter XVII – Kenku

CHAPTER XVIII – XP

After Ren and Chi left the Kenku’s wagon, Johnny halted the game.

“You know what, before we go any further, I want to give you guys your Experience Points (XP),” he spoke.

“A few of you have actually Leveled, so we need to deal with that really quick too… Usually I wouldn’t deal with it in the middle of the game, but it won’t take long,” he continued.

“Let me start by telling you your XP… Starting with Barry’s Drow Bard, Kinner… Kinner has 300XP… Most of it came from his ‘disguised’ introduction, which I thought was very cool… Part of it also came from his stealthyness when the Bandits came…” Johnny explained.

“You all need 300XP to hit Level 2, so Barry we’ll deal with Kinner in a moment…” he concluded.

Barry nodded.

“Next Connor’s Tiefling Wizard, Ren, gets 200xp… 100 for his Introduction, which was cool, and the other 100 came from regular play,” Johnny explained.

“Next, my Paladin Tor-Atimus, who has 400xp… He actually has the most, hope you guys don’t mind… Between helping Zahn in recruiting, and interacting with the Orcs, he just accrued more,”

“We’ll deal with Leveling him up in a moment as well…”

“Next, Trevor’s Ranger Chi, has 250xp, so he almost leveled… Most of his came from his interaction with the Kenku in the wagon…”

“And, Stacy’s Dragonborn Fighter has 150xp, she actually has the least, but that’s just because she hasn’t been all that involved in most of the interactions so far…”

“Whose fault is that?” she asks Johnny with a smile.

“Well, go ahead and jump on in there anytime you feel fit,” he replies playfully.

“I’m kidding… She hasn’t done #$#@3, lol” Stacy adds, causing her friend Lisa, and several others to laugh as well.

“I suspect battling, and hunting are more her thing, than diplomacy etc.” speaks Johnny.

“Last we have Mike’s Cleric, Zahn… Who has 350xp… Most of his came from recruiting the Party, as well as his little interaction with the Bandits, which was cool by the way Mike…” explains Johnny.

Mike smiles.

“Alright, so here’s what happens  I’ll roll a 10 sided die, you each get another Hit Die, in Tor-Atimus’s case being a Paladin, it’s a 10 sided die…” explains Johnny

Johnny rolls a 10.

“Woe,” responds Barry.

“Nice one,” I (Connor) add.

Trevor just pats him on the back.

“Cool, now I add my Constitution Modifier, which is +5, which gives me a total of 15… So now my character has a maximum of 30 Hit Points,” Johnny continues.

“Wow,” exclaims Stacy.

“He is buff,” adds Mike.

“Being a 2nd Level Paladin he also gets the Ability to Cast Spells now, so I need to choose 3 Spells, I won’t go into detail with how the number of Spells is determined… He also gets ‘DEVINE SMITE’, which adds Damage to a Melee hit once per Long Rest, should he want to use it, I won’t go into detail on that either,” Johnny finishes.

“Oh, and he gets a FIGHTING STYLE, which I’ll figure out later…” Jonhy refinishes.

“Ok, Mike, your Cleric gets a Second Hit Die, which is an 8 sided die, go ahead and roll it…” Johnny continues.

Mike rolls a 6.

“Not bad,” speaks Johnny, add that to your Constitution Bonus of +2, that gives you a total of 8… Which means your Maximum Hit Points are now 18.”

“You also get an Additional Spell slot, which means you can cast 3 Spells between Long Rests, instead of 2,”

“Cool,” responds Mike.

“Also you can now ‘Channel Divinity’, which includes the Ability to ‘TURN UNDEAD’ once per Long Rest, or ‘PRESERVE LIFE’, which I’ll explain to you after the game…”

“Lastly, Barry’s Drow Bard needs to roll a 8 sided die,”

Barry rolls a 4.

“Then add your Constitution Bonus of +2, which gives you a total of 6… So your Maximum Hit Points are now 16,”

“Alright, alright, I can live with that,” responds Barry.

“Kinner is also added the Feature ‘JACK OF ALL TRADES’, which I’ll explain later, but basically it can add +1 to Ability Checks, I’ll explain it fully later… And ‘SONG OF REST’, which I’ll also explain later, but gives you certain opportunities to help your comrades, and/or self heal more when they’re Short Resting… I’ll explain it more later…”

“Alright, enough of all of this, Congrats to you both, as well as my Paladin, and lets return to the game!”

Magic And Light (Chapter XVII) – Kenku

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DORAGON

FRIENDS GATHER AND CREATE THEIR CHARACTERS

CHAPTER I – A Gathering Of Friends (The Journey Of Zah)

CHAPTER II – Making Characters

CHAPTER III – Choose Your Class

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER IV – Stigus (Warrior)CHAPTER V – Chi (Ranger)CHAPTER VI – Ren (Wizard)CHAPTER VII – Kinner (Bard)CHAPTER VIII – Zhan (Cleric)CHAPTER IX – Tor-Atimus (Paladin)

WELCOME TO GALDUR

CHAPTER 10 – BeginningsCHAPTER XI – The Crimson Blade TavernCHAPTER XII – WaitingCHAPTER XIII – North To DrudgekCHAPTER XIV –  Session 3CHAPTER XV – Day 1CHAPTER XVI – Orcs

CHAPTER XVII – Kenku

The 3rd and 4th day went without incident, but on the 5th day…

As the hills became Grasslands once more, as they entered the outskirts of Drudgek, a wagon of Gypsies headed their way from the North East.

Driving the wagon was a beautiful, dark haired Gypsy girl.

The wagon is brought to a halt.

Zahn is about to ride to the front when Tor-Atimus puts his hand on his shoulder… “Perhaps Kinner should speak to them…”

Zahn realizing that a Band of Gypsies probably doesn’t have much interest in talking to a Cleric of Apollo, nodded in agreement.

Meanwhile Kinner had already road up to the wagon.

“Hello there,” Spoke Kinner, the Drow/Dark Elf Bard.

The Gypsy girl was swept up by the mysterious Elves smile, and gleam in his eyes…

“Well… Hello there,” she replied.

“We’re heading to Drudgek to see the Barbarians, how about yourself?” he questioned without truly needing to know.

“Our Leader… You must meet him… And you must all join us for our nights festivities,” she spoke as she swept her hand through the air.

Zahn looked at Tor-Atimus, who nodded agreement.

Before Zahn could say anything, “That would be wonderful,” spoke Kinner, who took the young girls hand in his own, and kissed it… His red eyes twinkling.

That night, the 8 Gypsies cooked food, and danced, as Kinner played his fiddle.

Meanwhile Tor-Atimus drank, and Zahn mearly observed…

Also drinking was the Dragonborn Warrior Stigus.

Meanwhile the Tiefling Wizard, Ren, stood back in the shadows observing….

…but Chi, felt drawn towards the covered wagon, so made his way to the back of it.

“You may come in if you please,” came a voice inside the wagon… But it was no ordinary voice, it sounded a bit, bird like.

As Chi pulled back the drapes, within was a Kenku, greatly robed, sitting in a large chair.

“Come in… Come in…” spoke the Kenku, which looked basically like a Raven man.

Suddenly Ren appeared behind Chi,”May I as well,” he spoke.

This intrigued the Kenku, “Yes… Both of you, come in.”

As Chi and Ren entered, they noticed many fortune telling cards, and a crystal ball on a shelf.

The Kenku noted this, “Is there something you’d like to know about your future? Or perhaps… Your past?”

Ren smiled, “Not necessarily.”

“Oh yes, that would be wonderful,” spoke Chi enthusiastically.

“Very well,” with this the Kenku raised both of his arms, and the crystal ball floated to a small table, and the small table sat itself in front of him.

The whole wagon then began to glow a dark green in color…

…Ren looked around at the light, completely captivated, and impressed by the magic that he could feel.

“You’re a hunter… From Speahr Torn…” he spoke with an ominous tone.

Ren thought to himself, well, that’s a fairly logical conclusion.

With this the Kenku gazed at Ren, “Logical conclusion.”

Ren lost his breath.

The Kenku’s gaze then returned to Chi, “You have a sister,” he spoke, but Chi looked baffled, and shook his head no.

“You… Have a sister,” suddenly the dark green glow disappeared, and the table and crystal ball returned to where they were before the session.

“That is all that I can tell you,” he spoke.

…”But… I don’t have a sister?” spoke Chi, but by then Ren had put his arm around Chi, and was escorting him out of the wagon.

“Come along Chi… Thank you very much… Er,” Ren spoke, as he realized he didn’t know the Kenku’s name.

“Windor…” he spoke.

“Windor… Yes… Thank you so much for your time,” and Ren and Chi were gone, back to the camp.

Magic And Light (Chapter XVI) – Orcs

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DORAGON

CHAPTER I – A Gathering Of Friends (The Journey Of Zah)

CHAPTER II – Making Characters

CHAPTER III – Choose Your Class

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER IV – Stigus (Warrior)CHAPTER V – Chi (Ranger)CHAPTER VI – Ren (Wizard)CHAPTER VII – Kinner (Bard)CHAPTER VIII – Zhan (Cleric)CHAPTER IX – Tor-Atimus (Paladin)

CHAPTER 10 – Beginnings

CHAPTER XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern

CHAPTER XII – Waiting

THE ROAD

CHAPTER XIII – North To Drudgek

CHAPTER XIV –  Session 3

CHAPTER XV – Day 1

CHAPTER XVI – Orcs

“Naughty, naughty,” suddenly speaks Kinner’s voice from behind the two bandits in the dark.

They jump in surprise, “We meant you no harm… We were just passing through, and saw your fire.”

With this Chi draws his bow back, “Thought you might scope it out, and determine how easily it would be to rob us.”

“Well, ha ha, sirs, you must understand… This is our livelihood…”

“It is a tainted profession,” the deep voice of Tor-Atimus rumbles through the camp, as he appears in front of the fire bearing his great sword.

“Please… Have mercy… Find it in your heart’s goodness to let us go…” pleas one of the Bandits.

“We’re not holding you,” suddenly speaks Zahn who walks up directly to them.

He then pulls out the medallion from around his neck, hanging on a gold chain, is a bright yellow sun.

As he holds it up to them, his eyes fill with golden light, as does the sun medallion, as it casts its’ glow upon the men…

…one of them falls to his knees, “Please… I beg of you… Have mercy,”

Suddenly all of them have retreated from their positions, and returned to their beds leaving the two Bandits where they were.

The one on his knees rises, “I know of Apollo… He is a glorious god… This land has been godless for too long…” he turns to his partner in crime, “I’m staying to find a way to serve this Cleric in anyway I can…”

“Are you mad!” the other speaks.

“No… I am saved,” and with this, the Bandit lays down his bed roll, and does his best to go to sleep.

The other runs off.

Tor-Atimus suddenly appears, and sits by the fire, as his Watch shift has begun, sending Chi to bed with the others.

“Come closer to the fire boy,” he speaks in his rumbling Half-Orc tone.

The Bandit stands, grabs his bedroll, and lays it out closer to the fire, “Thank you.”

An hour later Tor-Atimus senses… Something.

He looks up and four Orcs stand 20 feet away, just out of the fire light, but his Darkvision shows them clearly.

He raises his hand in greetings to them.

One of them raises his hand…

…Tor-Atimus stands, and walks over to them.

“Not much moon tonight…” he speaks in Orcish.

“Not much moon,” the apparent leader of them replies.

“Are you in need of food?” Tor-Artimus questions.

“We are not…” the leader replies.

Meanwhile Chi lays in the dark, listening to the conversation, as he speaks Orc, but not letting them know he is awake.

“Why are you traveling with these…” speaks the leader.

“I am a Paladin… And so I have left my people… I am from far away… A land called Despa…” explains Tor-Atimus.

“I know Despa… Why are you here?” the leader continues.

“I travel with a Cleric… A Priest of Apollo… I seek a greater purpose…” explains Tor-Atimus.

“Hmmph… We go,” replies the leader, none to pleased at his response, but, none to bothered either.

“Farewell friend…” speaks Tor-Atimus.

“May you find this ‘purpose’, and not be betrayed in the searching,” speaks the leader as he and the other three Orcs walk away.

PICTURE CREDIT – Orc

Magic And Light (Chapter XV) – Day 1

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DORAGON

CHAPTER I – A Gathering Of Friends (The Journey Of Zah)

CHAPTER II – Making Characters

CHAPTER III – Choose Your Class

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER IV – Stigus (Warrior)CHAPTER V – Chi (Ranger)CHAPTER VI – Ren (Wizard)CHAPTER VII – Kinner (Bard)CHAPTER VIII – Zhan (Cleric)CHAPTER IX – Tor-Atimus (Paladin)

CHAPTER 10 – Beginnings

CHAPTER XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern

CHAPTER XII – Waiting

THE ROAD

CHAPTER XIII – North To Drudgek

CHAPTER XIV –  Session 3

CHAPTER XV – Day 1

Zahn and his Party began their trek to the Barbarian Lands of Dudgek…

The Marching Order was as follows.

In front, was Stigus, the Dragonborn Fighter, on a large black horse…

…behind her was Zahn, Cleric, and Leader, and Tor-Atimus, Half Orc Paladin, side by side.

Zahn’s horse was tan, and Tor-Atimus’s was white and black.

Behind them was the Drow Bard Kinner, tuning his Violin, his horse was grey…

…and at the rear was the Tiefling Wizard Ren, on a white horse, and the Moon Elf Ranger Chi, on a chestnut steed.

“My name is Chi,” he spoke to Ren.

Ren bowed, “Ren, at your service.”

“It’s good they’re not calling me my nickname, ‘Red’,” with this Chi points at his very red hair.

“Ren and Red might be a bit confusing to folk newly traveling together, Ha” Chi concluded.

“Indeed my dear friend… Indeed,” replied Ren.

And just as Kinner was about to start playing his Violin, and singing, a two Warriors of Jor Patrol appeared riding towards them from one of the mountains to their West.

The first had white hair, an older sort…

…and the second was a Dwarf, with a long brown beard.

“Ho there,” spoke the white haired Warrior.

With this, Zahn gestured for the party to bring their horses to a halt, and road to the front.

“Hello there… I am Zahn, of the Apollo Order, from Despa,” he spoke.

“Well met, I am Jaggen, and this is Morlof… We’re just Patrolling the pathway leading into Jor… No need to hold you up… Take care,” he spoke, and waved them forward.

Hours later, when the sun started to set, the Party stopped.

Chi was quick to find wood, and start a campfire.

“Stigus, you take first watch,” spoke Zahn…

…Stigus nodded, and walked out of camp.

“I’m making some food for all,” spoke Chi.

Zahn nodded.

OUT OF GAME

Suddenly there was a knock on Johnny’s door…

…Stacy jumped up, and opened the door.

It was her friend LISA, who has shoulder length brown hair, and a nice smile.

“Hello,” she spoke quietly.

Stacy offered Lisa her burger and fries, as she hadn’t eaten them.

Lisa started to eat.

“Alright, lets continue,” spoke Johnny.

“Chi, take second watch, and Tor-Atimus take third watch,” spoke Zahn, they both nodded.

They all ate, and all but Stigus went to sleep.

A few hours later Stigus woke Chi, and a few hours later, Chi woke Tor-Atimus…

…the night went without any unexpected visitors, and so they started their Second Day of Travel.

During their Second day, they went from Grasslands, to Hills…

They spotted two Orcs along the way, but after scoping the Party, including the Half-Orc Tor-Atimus, who rose his hand to them in greetings, they continued on their way.

“In case I haven’t said, our journey to Drudgek will take 7 days…” Zahn proclaimed to the group.

“What will we do once we’re there?” questioned Stigus.

“I will approach their Leader, and discuss my Mission with him, or her,” Zahn explained.

“He may not see you, overall, the Barbarians of Drudgek keep to their selves…” explained Chi.

Zahn smiled, “We shall see… Thank you for that insight.”

Once again the sun went down, just as the Hills became Grasslands again.

The Watch order would be the same, but tonight Kinner decided to sing at the campfire as the others went to sleep.

“North we go… Barbarians to see… Zahn longs to share… His Legacy…

When Stigus ended her watch, and Chi started his, Kinner called it a night, and went to sleep as well.

During Chi’s watch, he saw movement, “Who goes there?”

PICTURE CREDIT – Abdel

Magic And Light (Chapter XIV) – Session 3

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DORAGON

CHAPTER I – A Gathering Of Friends (The Journey Of Zah)

CHAPTER II – Making Characters

CHAPTER III – Choose Your Class

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER IV – Stigus (Warrior)CHAPTER V – Chi (Ranger)CHAPTER VI – Ren (Wizard)CHAPTER VII – Kinner (Bard)CHAPTER VIII – Zhan (Cleric)CHAPTER IX – Tor-Atimus (Paladin)

CHAPTER 10 – Beginnings

CHAPTER XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern

CHAPTER XII – Waiting

THE ROAD

CHAPTER XIII – North To Drudgek

CHAPTER XIV –  Session 3

I was tired today… I was almost going to miss tonight’s Dungeons And Dragons Session… But decided to go anyway… Our Party was departing from the Warrior City of Jor, and heading North to the Barbarian Lands of Drudgek.

Don’t want to miss that.

When I arrive at Johnny’s house, Trevor opens the door.

“What’s up Connor,” he says.

“Not much, anyone else here yet?” I ask.

“Stacy is upstairs, haven’t seen her yet today,” he replies.

I set my backpack down, and get my notebook, bag of dice  pen and pencil… I’m good to go.

I lean back and close my eyes.

“Hey Connor, tired?” Johnny’s voice suddenly comes as he enters the room.

“A bit,” I notice Johnny isn’t bringing any food and drinks out this time, and the olive green bowl normally filled with some sort of chip like snack, isn’t there.

“No food this week, eh,” I ask.

“Mike said not to put any food out, that he has it covered, so…” Johnny spoke.

“Wow,” I replied.

Suddenly Mike entered carrying a bunch of bags of burgers and fries, “Hey guys,” he sits them down.

“There’s some drinks out in my mom’s car, do you mind Connor?”

I jump up, and go get them.

“This is really cool of you Mike,” Johnny speaks.

“Yeah man, thanks,” interjects Trevor who slaps Mike five.

“No worries, you’ve been feeding all of us the last couple weeks, figured I’d contribute,” he replied.

I return with two holders holding drinks, and sit them on the coffee table.

“What’s up guys,” Barry says as he enters,”Woe, what’s all of this.”

“Food on Mike,” replies Johnny.

Suddenly Stacy comes down stairs, she’s on her Cell Phone, “Johnny, is it alright if my friend Lisa comes and sits in… She won’t be playing, just observing/hanging out.”

Johnny looks at the group, we all nod.

“Sure,” Johnny replies.

More girls, excellent, I think to myself.

We all eat our burgers and fries, and  sip away at our drinks.

As the time to start nears, Johnny puts on his blue cape, and Stacy comes in and sits down.

“Let us begin, again,” speaks Johnny.

PICTURE CREDIT – Freigeist

Magic And Light (Chapter XIII) – North To Drudgek

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DORAGON

CHAPTER I – A Gathering Of Friends (The Journey Of Zah)

CHAPTER II – Making Characters

CHAPTER III – Choose Your Class

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

CHAPTER IV – Stigus (Warrior)CHAPTER V – Chi (Ranger)CHAPTER VI – Ren (Wizard)CHAPTER VII – Kinner (Bard)CHAPTER VIII – Zhan (Cleric)CHAPTER IX – Tor-Atimus (Paladin)

CHAPTER 10 – Beginnings

CHAPTER XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern

CHAPTER XII – Waiting

CHAPTER XIII – North To Drudgek

On the 5th night since Zahn and Tor-Armitus’s arrival to the Warrior City of Jor, the two of them decided to drink quite a lot as they looked over the Map of Galdur, trying to determine their first destination.

While doing this, Tor-Atimus caught wind of the conversation between two individuals at the nearest table.

OUT OF GAME

“Stacy… Conner, do you mind describing your Characters at the table,” spoke Johnny, the Dungeon Master of the game.

“Uh… My Character is a Female, Blue Dragonborn… She’s about 6′ tall, 230 pounds, with dark emerald green eyes… She looks to be about 20… She’s wearing dark brown leather Armour, and has a Long Bow on her back. At her sides are two Hand Axes.” (Full Character Description Here)

“How about you Connor,” speaks Johnny.

“Sure… My Character is a Moon Elf… He has violet eyes, bluish white skin, and bright fire engine red hair. He’s about 5’10” tall, around 130 pounds, so he’s lean… Though he’s 95 years old, he looks only to be in his low twenties to Humans.”

“He’s wearing a long dark green cloak with a hood, currently pulled down… Leaning against the table is a Short Bow, and at his side is a Short Sword. He’s wearing light brown leather Armour.” (Full Character Description Here)

“Alright, lets continue,” speaks Johnny.

“Both the Dragonborn, and the Elf are laughing, though they are not speaking in a Common Tongue…” continues Johnny.

“My Paladin Tor-Atimus will attempt to recognize what Language they’re speaking by rolling against his Intelligence Score,” continues Johnny.

“He rolls a 19+ his Intelligence Modifier of +2, so he rolled a 21,” Johnny concludes

Tor-Artimus recognizes the Language as Elven, but he does not speak it… He nudges Zahn as he points to locations on the Galdur Map…

…this gets Zahn’s attention, he looks up at Tor-Atimus and sees him gesturing to try and listen to what the Dragonborn and Elf are saying.

Zahn, who speaks Elven, listens.

“So you came all the way south from Speahr Torn seeking Adventure, eh,” speaks the Dragonborn.

“Well, Jor is the place to be if you’re seeking Adventure,” replies the Elf.

“What about you, you say you come from Krieg, can’t say that I’ve ever traveled there, though I’ve heard Oto’ra Port has a decent tavern,” continues the Elf.

There conversation peaks Zahn’s interest, he turns, and faces them, “Hello there…” he speaks in Common Tongue.

This seems to disrupt the Dragonborn and Elves conversation…

…they ignore him, and continue talking.

“Do you not speak Common?” Zahn asks now in Elven…

…this seems to bug the Dragonborn, and so she stands, “Listening in on our conversations, eh,” she growls more than speaks.

The Elf laughs, “It’s alright,” he gestures to the Dragonborn to sit.

“Do you mind if we speak Common, my friend here does not speak Elven,” Zahn gestures towards Tor-Atimus.

“Sure…” replies the Elf.

“May we sit?” Zahn asks, but neither seem interested in the proposition.

“Very well, my name is Zahn… I am of the Apollo Order from an Island called Torm, in the land of Despa.

“So you’re a Cleric,” speaks the Dragonborn.

Zahn nods.

“I am STIGUS, and my friend here’s name is CHI,” the Dragonborn explains.

“I don’t know if you saw my poster,” Zahn points to his poster on the job/wanted wall across the tavern.

“I couldn’t help but hear what you were talking about, and sounds like, at least you,” he gestures towards Chi, “Are seeking Adventure,” Zahn finishes with a slight smile.

Chi takes a longer look at the poster, “Two to three months? Where are you heading?”

“Well, to start, we thought we’d head to the Barbarian Lands of Drudgek… I heard you say you were from Speahr Torn?” speaks Zahn.

Chi nods, “I thought you, and your friend here as well, might like to escort us north… Interested?” finishes Zahn.

Chi looks fairly enthralled… Stigus shrugs…

“Why not… 20 Gold a week isn’t something to wince at… We’re in,” proclaims Chi.

The rest of the night the four of them swap stories a bit, then turn in.

In the morning Tor-Atimus notifies the Tiefling Wizard Ren, and as they all get their horse ready to leave, Kinner, the Drow Bard appears, and joins them as well.

“North then,” speaks Zahn, and the 6 riders are off.

OUT OF GAME

“And that’s it for our Second Session… I hope you all enjoyed it… Same time next week, hope to see all of you there!” speaks Johnny.

All seem tired after a four hour Session, but excited as well.

PICTURE CREDIT – Barbarian