The Children of Stron – part 49

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 48 Unger did not allow them to linger long outside the Old Mill tower. He had Aaron and Munn carry Knuckle straight back to their compound. Choke followed them, piggybacking Peep. Unger took up the rear and covered them with his warbow. As they passed the … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 49

The Children of Stron – part 48

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 47 With the ettercap slain, it took just a minute to get Peep back up on the tower staircase. Dangling over the side in the ettercap’s web, she was able to slowly work herself free enough to reach up so that Choke could grab her hand … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 48

The Children of Stron – part 47

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 46 Inside the Old Mill tower, the man-spider put Knuckle with its other prey. The creature was, in fact an ettercap: an aberration born of a mingling of monstrous arachnids with some humanoid host. Thoroughly bound up in strong webs, Knuckle would have been helpless even … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 47

The Children of Stron – part 46

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 45 The old Dwarven trailhead marker was a granite obelisk about twice the height of a man. Its once smooth faces were now weathered and rough, but the Dwarven runes carved into them were still legible. The obelisk stood at the edge of the forest, where … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 46

The Children of Stron – part 45

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 44 With a general plan of action decided, if even just in the broadest of strokes, the squad prepared to head out from the village of Callic. Father Nate located the map the adventurers had made of the Old Mill. It was drawn on a roll … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 45

The Children of Stron – part 44

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 43 Father Nate treated the squad to a good lunch at Callic’s pleasant little tavern. The atmosphere was relaxed and they ate leisurely, enjoying some banter with the local folk. Unlike the worshipers that had followed Peep to and from the church in Spitzer, the people … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 44

The Children of Stron – part 43

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 42 Father Nate was not at his church in Callic, but the squad was able to find him easily enough. He was at the tavern helping the tavernkeeper with a beer brew. He and everyone else there greeted the squad warmly. It had taken just ninety … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 43

The Children of Stron – part 42

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 41 The Desolate One, Shane told the squad around the smoldering embers of the previous night’s fire, was some manner of undead knight that lived in a not-too-distant swamp. Just a skeleton now, the Desolate One wore a suit of magical plate armor and bore a … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 42

The Children of Stron – part 41

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 40 Shane had been truthful when he said his place was not much. However, as trapper’s cabins in the bush went, it was superb. Situated in a clearing near a small spring, Shane had a one room log cabin with a low lean-to on one wall … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 41

The Children of Stron – part 40

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 39 Having decided to adopt Thorn’s suggested course of action without amendment, the squad struck out for Bristlehump just before dusk after a big feed put on for them by Mrs Dunn. Back up Main Street, four of Mason’s men were posted at the sheriff office’s … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 40