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

The Children of Stron – part 39

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 38 The squad bought Peep a fine little horse that the livery’s proprietor, Elliot, assured them would be as surefooted as a mule on the hilly forest trails they would likely be doing much of their riding on. With saddle and bridle, he charged them twenty … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 39

The Children of Stron – part 38

Table of Contents (spoilers) read part 1 read part 37 Mrs Dunn returned to the kitchen before very long with word that a sheriff’s deputy had been to investigate the murder scene and oversee the removal of the body. The victim had no money or purse on him, so robbery was declared the motive of … Continue reading The Children of Stron – part 38