Borrum 22nd 1518 TH
Firstly we retconned communications between Kallias and Cowenbruew via the Blue Communing Gems. He informed Kallias that the attackers in the Raven were not namegivers, they were in fact Doppelgänger, but of a special type. That being these Doppelgänger are unaware of what they are, they believe until death that they are the names givers that they appear to be. If questioned extensively they will have massive gaps in their histories. They will have no recollection of childhood, family or growing up. Their memories are only from the point when they were created. Cowenbruew also informs Kallias that Isineke has been known to use such horror constructs and the reference to the eye is most likely referring to the eye’s of Isineke that Kallias possess and can not free himself from.
He is also curious as to why Kallias had not mentioned anything about his encounters with Katak and states he is disappointed and states in the future tell me everything about any and all encounters you have with any horrors of their constructs. Cowenbruew is aware of this entity and finds it extremely curious that it has decided to befriend the group. He also asks, if they receive another communing gen from Katak to keep it so that he can be present when communing with the foul creature in the future.
Having arrived in Tansiarda and chatting with carrious patrons in the Welcoming Demon they are unexpectedly greeted by a n Ork with one wooden leg who introduces themselves ae Drengal. He buys the group a round off drinks and then states his business. He states that Niebonac’htt is aboard the airship the Hammer Of Dragons and would like to invite the group for an evening meal, he also whispers that Niebonac’htt knows they have the Heart Of garlen, which spooks the group. The group have a very long discussion about whether they should or shouldn’t go.
Kor’Mailan is adamant he will not go, and will leave the town and make camp an hour outside of town and they should come and find him tomorrow. The rest of the group however are intrigued and decide to visit Niebonac’htt onboard her airship later that evening.
She’s A Dragon!
All but Kor’Mailan make their way to the Hammer Of Dragons airship at the agreed time. Drengil sees them approaching and comes down in a Drakkar to take them up to the airship, which can barely be seen from the ground as a thick fog has drawn in. The are greeted onboard by Niebonac’htt, who exclaims she is saddened Kor’Milan has decided not to attend, although she is not surprised, and the group being to talk over a sumptuous feast.
As the conversation devops the group are mystified as to how knowledgeable Niebonac’htt is about, The Heart, The Stone and that their next destination is Haven outside Parlainth. She eventually reveals that she has spoken with Garlen who has asked her to keep the heart safe should Kor’Milan allow it.
This meeting has been organised to facilitate this and that she needs to gain the trust of Kor’Milan and she will not take it by force from him. She also informs them that she will protect it with her life. Eventually the group learn that Niebonac’htt is actually Night Sky the Dragon from the Caucavic Mountains and feels honored that Garlen themselves has asked her to guard the Heart until as such time Kor’Milan will need it to defeat Isineke and Raggok.
The group also learn that Garlen and the other 8 Passions would never want Raggok to be harmed and that have tried for countless years to restore Raggok back to the pre-scourge Rashomon but have not yet discerned how this can be achieved.
The group however do not think Kor’Milan will believe any of this, and will probably see it as some trick. Indeed Niebonac’htt is aware that this is a possibility and hopes that his communing with Garlen will give him the wisdom to allow her to keep the heart safe.
Niebonac’htt also reveals to the group that the Blood Skulls are not her faction but are indeed Thrinain Dinarvey who she claimed was her sister. Obviously the later is not true and informs the group that they met when she was much younger and has unfortunately gone down a different path since their last meeting, but remains fond of her. Niebonac’htt also makes it clear that she doesn’t involve herself in name givers affairs, as the world has its own laws, and besides, she has her own businesses and affairs to conduct in this world.
As the conversation continues Fendrak regails what it is like to have a deceitful sibling and mentions that his brother became a Questor of Raggok which eventually leads on to Niebonac’htt informing the group that there is a Cult Of raggok in the town and if they so choose would appreciate that they locate their hide away. Of which, Fendrak is extremely interested in and states that with or without the help of the group he will undertake such endeavour.
The name Niebonac’htt is made up from a Polish and German Word.
Niebo is Sky in Polish and Nacht is Night in German. As we have two players on being German and the other Polish I thought this would be interesting, but my butchering of the pronunciation of both words threw them off for a while.
During the meal, Kor’Milan leaves town, on his way he hears a blood curdling scream from up ahead, going to investigate he finds a Human woman stood over, what appears to be, a dead Dwarf. The woman informs Kor’Milan that she found him like this on her way back to the campsite. Kor’Milan investigates and sees that his throat has been cut from ear to ear, and upon his left upper arm there is a fresh crude carving of the Blood Skulls emblem. The Human woman informs Kor’Milan that this has been happening for the last few weeks, some nights two people are seemingly random victims of this murderer. All have had on emblem placed upon them. At first it was just the Blood Skulls emblem, but all emblems of all factions that are presently in town have been seen on one or more of the murdered victims.
Kor’Milan escorts the woman back to the campsite and then finds a member of The Order to take care of the body. Unfortunately this member of The Order just seems to be working for this group purely for the money and has no sympathy for the victim and thinks it is the Blood Skulls, but has no evidence to back up this suspicion.
Borrum 23rd 1518 TH
The next day the group head of out of town to find Kor’Milan and inform him on what transpired the previous evening’s meeting with Niebonac’htt. At first Kor’Milan is dubious of her sincerity and thinks it all may just be a rose to steal the Heart. However the group continue to try and convince him otherwise, clearly stating that if Niebonac’htt wanted the Heart she could easily just take it and there would be no reason for any subterfuge.
Kor’Milan then decides to commune with Garlen to gain some insight and help him decide what to do with the Heart. Should he keep it, or loan it to Niebonac’htt for safekeeping until such time that he will require the Heart in the future to defeat Isineke and stop Raggok from slaying the passions. As is usual when communing with any Passion, Garlen isn’t specific and ultimately the decision is Kor’Milan to make.
Kor’Milan then decides that before he makes his decision that a meeting with Niebonac’htt would be in order. So the group head of back to town and a meeting with Niebonac’htt. When they arrive the first thing that great Kor’Milan is Night Sky the Dragon hovering above the deck of the Hammer Of Dragons. Niebonac’htt states that she did this to get it out of the way so that Kor’Milan knew Niebonac’htt was being sincere, and required him to trust her with the safekeeping of the Heart.
After a lengthy conversation Kor’Milan eventually belives what Niebonac’htt has to say and hands the Heart over to her. Niebonac’htt takes the Heart into her hands, cups her hands together and upon opening her hands the Heart has now gone. Niebonac’htt then states the Heart is now safe and that she will guard it with her life.
The Cult Of Raggok
The Circle Of Dawn then head to the market square to investigate this group that are rumoured to be a Cult of Raggok.
When the arrive they see there are four T’Skrang stood together with one shouting at the top of his voice about the value if suffering
Preaching in the village centre about the evils of kindness and the worth of vengeance
All have to endure suffering to experience the truths of lifeCult Of Raggok Teachings
It’s a kindness to causes suffering
Suffering is life, there is no life without suffering
Freedom from suffering only comes in Death
Those that seek help are not worthy of life
Kallias takes the initiative and immediately goes over to the group and asks “Where Do I Sign Up?” At this a spell casting looking T’Skrang takes them to one side and informs Kallias that he will have to go through an Initiation process to prove his worth of joining the Horns Of Vengeance.
The main speaker carries on pontificating for another hour or so until it gets dark. Then the four T’Skrang, Kallias and Fendrak follow the group as instructed. Both Vinessa and Kor’Milan who have not approached the group follow from behind at a reasonable distance so as not to be noticed.
After walking out of the village and into a nearby wood, the group approach a clearing that has a huge tree in the center and surrounded by stones in a circle. They notice that the tree has a huge overhang of beautiful red leaves, and dripping down it’s trunk is a thick, black substance. The T’Skrang then states to Kallias. This is the initiation process, and to take the sap from the tree and eat it, only if he survives will he be accepted into the group.
Whilst this is occuring, Vinessa sneaks around the tree, which is surrounded by four other T’Skrang and attacks one of the guards. A fight ensues, one of the T’Skrang managers to escape into the tree through a secret door and the other is knocked out for questioning.
Effect Step: 10
Onset Time: 1 round
Interval: 5/2 rounds
Duration: Until healed
Narishmal is a tree found most commonly within the Servos Jungle, but can found anywhere within Barsaive some fool managed to plant it. Only a few creatures can eat its fruit, let alone touch its bark and leaves, making these trees stand out to an astute observer. Every part of the tree secretes a venom that causes the skin of afflicted creatures to quickly blister, form lesions, and even slough off. It sets nerve endings on fire and causes excruciating pain for days, driving some to madness or suicide. While incredibly dangerous to handle, the toxin can be extracted and treated for use as a poison that cripples when it makes contact. It is poorly suited for use on most weapons, which don’t provide enough exposure and its method of action has no effect on blood. However, those twisted the right way find some use in carefully applying to innocuous surfaces and nets.Narishmal Tree
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