Chapter 09 - Cliffkeep

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On a plane of existence call Oerth outside the city of Flaness the followers of Luz (The Demigod) storm the city. The followers of Pelor struggle to maintain their hold on the city. Some scream to the sky and ask why, while other fight on. On blind priest looks to the heavens and ask “Father, Where are your crusaders?”

Scene 1 - On the Way to Cliffkeep

After a short ride from the encampment the four ride to cliff keep and see a castle carved into the very stone of the mountain. The smooth stone is accented by the jagged claw like granite emanating from the Jurial Mountains. The group decides they would be better suited resting. They go into a nearby cave lead by Alec.

Scene 2 - Of Gods and Monsters

The group has a philosophical conversation. Do the instrumentatlities corrupt? Why has the overlord of become tainted? Is it that he wasn’t pure or was it that he has fallen under the spell of the stone. Also, Alec brings up that in the town they are normal kids growing up, but in the real world they were all considered “gifted” is that because they lived in the shadow of Pelor? Through out the talk Fizbin is quiet, while William contemplates meeting his God’s instrumentality. Alasar can still hear the roar of combat and the sounds of men ready to follow him into the gates of hell, he realizes that he was bred for this.

Scene 3 - Bright Reflections

William is outside practicing his “kata’s” and once again he hears the sound of a bell at the end of one of his swings. He meets the bright lady again, she explains that this is a great burden he will bear and people will die. She is a watcher of things and a knower of mysteries. She touches his chest and he can feel his skin move beneath his armor. She tells him she will “watch over us” and as she disappears he can hear the sound of the ocean. Alasar appears and they talk for abit about what is to come. As William goes inside Alasar thinks of his father and whether he would be proud or not. He decides that depends on if he succeeds.

Scene 4 - Memories

After the others have fallen asleep fisbin does a ritual and forces himself to recall the memory of his father. The nightmare where he saw his body shrunken and lifeless. He forces through the boundaries in his head and is there. He’s walking down the stairs and sees the fireplace moved from its normal place and behind it the husk of his father. Something rams him into the wall and lifts him, it is serpentine and slowly it’s face congeals into that of his dad. Except for his teeth, which reticulate out like a cobra. It bites him suddenly and violently. He shudders and awakes in the real world, his heart stopped and he floundering on the floor. Arthus wakes up and cradles him and William heals him just short of dying. The group confronts him as to what he’s doing. He confess’ not having chunks of his memory concerning Varlin and his father. He also tells them what REALLY happened when he met Sirilus. Alec is upset with him, the last time he dabbled like this he was sentenced to hell and the fate of the world changed. Everyone is concerned with is inconsideration and the effects on the mission. Arthus talks everyone down. They discuss how shortly after the incident where his father started acting different Varlin got him OUT of that house, again his fathers wishes. They can’t sleep and start out.

Scene 5 - Sewers of Cliff Keep

The sneak into Cliff keep and find someone else beat them to it. The gate into the sewer is snapped and tied shut. They make their way in are attacked by two nyads. They fight for their lives and ultimately win. They find on the bodies, a leather glove with metal plates, a map of the castle and parchment. The glove sets off Arthus’ ring, the metal was taken from a holy relic of Pelor. A Bell, that hung in church and was said to heal sickness. However, according to the ring, the Bell is still kept by the keepers. There is a bill for delivery from the “Black Company”. The pieces of metal on the glove where carved from the orginal token. Is this how they intended to touch the instrumentality? When William touch’s the glove he gets a healing surge and….

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On a plane of existence call Oerth outside the city of Flaness the followers of Luz (The Demigod) storm the city. The followers of Pelor struggle to maintain their hold on the city. Some scream to the sky and ask why, while other fight on. On blind priest looks to the heavens and ask “Father, Where are your crusaders?” and suddenly a bell tolls and men all over the field of battle rise and charge, there sprits and bodies renewed. The priest smiles… “The Crusaders are coming”


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