Dark Sun: Grave Burden

Intermission II: Approaching Lowsun

20th of Mist, Year of Priest's Defiance

The toil for the heads of the two Ledopolian architects leaves two innocent dwarves dead and much panic in wake. Grovak’s murder proved to be the most bothersome of the two, with him being tucked under the Temple of the Divine Pyramid near a forge shrine. His death was realized when the sorcerer Hanibaal created a magic gate from below the temple, allowing his allies a portal in which to breach Grovak’s room.

The ruthless sorcerer had the corpses of Grovak and Heqar Stonemaw gathered in the hidden stoaway space beneath the deck of Captain Volrouak’s silt schooner. He cast foul magic upon the bodies to bend their spirits to his will, which took place in under the nose of Captain Volrouak, Awakanak, and Dalamar Silvertongue.

The preserved heads were brought to Gigus, and laid before the monstrous giant king. The Great Ruler of Gigus let out a pleased wail as the two dwarven heads rolled on his palace floor. The heads, begotten with the initial stages of decomposition, could only be the architects heads, as the great Giant had already heard about the murders in the dwarven cities.
Their deal met and concluded, and the Great Ruler of Giantkind did meet the demand of the assassins, granting the afidae mercenary the gem-piece from his gleaming crown. The Giant also proclaimed that he would work alongside Hanibaal to help claim a spot on the island northwest of Ledo, given time. Volrouak spoke with Hanibaal shortly after, expressing that he had repaid Hanibaal’s favor twofold and that he and the others were to depart once they returned to Balic. Hanibaal agreed, knowing that he had accomplished all he wished for in the Silt Estuary.

The sickened elf Dalamar began to descend further into the curse, and showed more signs of impending death than the afidae and that vile woman of his. For the elf’s selfless involvement (a characteristic not well known to exist in the race of elves), Hanibaal asked the Great Ruler of Giantkind if he could spare any divine healing for Dalamar. The cyclops pondered for a moment before he cast a miracle upon the elf, which slowly invigorated Dalamar and put color back into his pale flesh.

So the group left to return to Balic once again. Kathaalis and Asis part from the others, as the afidae seeks out whatever might complete his mission. It is noted that Kathaalis seemed to disregard the effect the curse was beginning to have on his body and Asis’. But it’s assumed that the afidae’s plan lies with the crystal he came to possess from the Cyclops king.

Volrouak sailed the others to a silt beach just north of Veloc’s hoodoo. The half-giant’s weathered silt schooner rested its hull on the shallow siltbed, and the companions stepped off of the deck. Looking ahead into the rocky badlands, Hanibaal recalled the dangers of the steep rocky territories on the island of Ledo. He turned back to Volrouak, who stood firmly atop his worn vessel, waiting for the sick elf and the corrupt wizard to leave for their destination. Hanibaal made a plea to the half-giant to accompany them while Dalamar lead them to Veloc’s hoodoo. But the plea was rejected until it was marinated in coin.

So then, the three made their way through the badlands, over thick rock and with a lack of trail. Before an hour could pass, the troupe found their mark at the steep hoodoo. The earth was composed of blood-red rock and a crimson dust washed over the ground as a blanket sweeps over a dune merchant laid to rest in the cold night. The sun sparked through thick overcast. The morning heat was relatively cool. The year had almost reached its midpoint, Lowsun, which is the coolest time of the year.

The elf Dalamar, the sorcerer Hanibaal, and the Silt pirate, Volrouak, stand before Veloc’s old home…


20th of Mist, Year of Priest’s Defiance

The toil for the heads of the two Ledopolian architects leaves two innocent dwarves dead and much panic in wake. Grovak’s murder proved to be the most bothersome of the two, with him being tucked under the Temple of the Divine Pyramid near a forge shrine. His death was realized when the sorcerer Hanibaal created a magic gate from below the temple, allowing his allies a portal in which to breach Grovak’s room.

The ruthless sorcerer had the corpses of Grovak and Heqar Stonemaw gathered in the hidden stoaway space beneath the deck of Captain Volrouak’s silt schooner. He cast foul magic upon the bodies to bend their spirits to his will, which took place in under the nose of Captain Volrouak, Awakanak, and Dalamar Silvertongue.

The preserved heads were brought to Gigus, and laid before the monstrous giant king. The Great Ruler of Gigus let out a pleased wail as the two dwarven heads rolled on his palace floor. The heads, begotten with the initial stages of decomposition, could only be the architects heads, as the great Giant had already heard about the murders in the dwarven cities.
Their deal met and concluded, and the Great Ruler of Giantkind did meet the demand of the assassins, granting the afidae mercenary the gem-piece from his gleaming crown. The Giant also proclaimed that he would work alongside Hanibaal to help claim a spot on the island northwest of Ledo, given time. Volrouak spoke with Hanibaal shortly after, expressing that he had repaid Hanibaal’s favor twofold and that he and the others were to depart once they returned to Balic. Hanibaal agreed, knowing that he had accomplished all he wished for in the Silt Estuary.

The sickened elf Dalamar began to descend further into the curse, and showed more signs of impending death than the afidae and that vile woman of his. For the elf’s selfless involvement (a characteristic not well known to exist in the race of elves), Hanibaal asked the Great Ruler of Giantkind if he could spare any divine healing for Dalamar. The cyclops pondered for a moment before he cast a miracle upon the elf, which slowly invigorated Dalamar and put color back into his pale flesh.

So the group left to return to Balic once again. Kathaalis and Asis part from the others, as the afidae seeks out whatever might complete his mission. It is noted that Kathaalis seemed to disregard the effect the curse was beginning to have on his body and Asis’. But it’s assumed that the afidae’s plan lies with the crystal he came to possess from the Cyclops king.

Volrouak sailed the others to a silt beach just north of Veloc’s hoodoo. The half-giant’s weathered silt schooner rested its hull on the shallow siltbed, and the companions stepped off of the deck. Looking ahead into the rocky badlands, Hanibaal recalled the dangers of the steep rocky territories on the island of Ledo. He turned back to Volrouak, who stood firmly atop his worn vessel, waiting for the sick elf and the corrupt wizard to leave for their destination. Hanibaal made a plea to the half-giant to accompany them while Dalamar lead them to Veloc’s hoodoo. But the plea was rejected until it was marinated in coin.

So then, the three made their way through the badlands, over thick rock and with a lack of trail. Before an hour could pass, the troupe found their mark at the steep hoodoo. The earth was composed of blood-red rock and a crimson dust washed over the ground as a blanket sweeps over a dune merchant laid to rest in the cold night. The sun sparked through thick overcast. The morning heat was relatively cool. The year had almost reached its midpoint, Lowsun, which is the coolest time of the year.

The elf Dalamar, the sorcerer Hanibaal, and the Silt pirate, Volrouak, stand before Veloc’s old home…

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