Monday, 9 December 2013

Darklands: A Cold Winter

This is part of The Darklands story.

Winter is setting in when the party leaves Berlin, continuing on the road to Goslar. The usual thieves on the road are easily dispatched but for the first time the group is caught in an ambush by bandit-soldiers. These heavily armored troops have the team flanked, forcing them to fight on multiple fronts against superior numbers.

Something like this!

It is a difficult fight, the end of which sees all hostiles and Jeromai laying dead in the snow. Saddened by the loss the team pushed on to Braunschweig to recuperate, spending a week or so there without being able to find a replacement party member. They are left even more short handed when they leave the town as the first Schulz decides to head back to Kolberg. There's nothing anyone can do to stop him.

The remaining Schulz, Lyle and Ravanel then push on and finally reach the town of Goslar where Ravanel prepares by buying rope and torches while Lyle manages to recruit the 20 year old courtier and skilled fencer, "Lothiriel Wanderer" who hopes to earn some fame in helping to solve the problem in the nearby mines. Once all their preparations are done the team of four leave the city gates and proceed South to their nearby destination.

It wasn't long before they reached the mines of Goslar.

4 comments:

  1. I had a feeling I would bite it before the week was out. :)

    My life for the Horde! Lok'tar ogar! Good fate for a tank.

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    1. You predicted it when you said you lost your meat shield, but yeah - there are worse ways to go in this game. :P

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  2. Somewhere around the start of December I ceased my reading-blogs habits due too an overdose of studying *blush*, but I'm having fun catching up now. Yay for Lothirieth joining!

    The sad loss of party members gets resolved by new surprises. :D

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    1. Hehe, there's a bit of that up ahead...? :P

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