Monthly Archives: August 2016

[EVENT] Baron’s Revenge – 9/29/16

On Thursday, September 29th at 8:00 PM EST, meet at Commander Forthwin at Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: The guards broke the seal on the stone acquired from the Collector, and invaded the tomb within. Inside they found a Knight of Mondain called the Burning Baron, who was swiftly vanquished.

[EVENT] The Collector Part 2 – 9/22/16

On  Thursday, September 22nd at 8:00 PM EST, meet at Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: With that council having voted to honor the Collector’s deal, the crystal had been sent away. The guards gathered in Castle Blackthorn where Commander Forthwin ordered them to travel to the Collector’s home and retrieve stone. Upon arriving they fought the Collector outside of his home, distraught. He claimed his vault had been invaded and his collection destroyed. The guards entered the vault and found a legion of undead lead by mysterious rogues wreaking havoc. Fighting back the legion, they found the point of entry leading to the Lost Lands, and the stolen stone guarded by three death lords. After breaking the undead force, Commander Forthwin secured the stone and sent the guards back home.

[EVENT] Council Meeting – 9/20/16

On  Tuesday, September 20th at 8:00 PM EST, Lord Blackthorn shall preside over a Council Meeting at Castle Blackthorn.

Transcript
Lord Blackthorn: Good evening.
Zalan: Hello
Lord Blackthorn: I do hope we shall see more governors tonight.
Lord Blackthorn: There is an important matter to discuss.
Zalan: I will see if Devil is on
Zalan: She is not on at the moment Lord Blackthorn
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: In the mean time, Governor Zalan, how fares Yew?
Zalan: Yew is going good
Zalan: We had a small child wonder into the Yew Crypts
Lord Blackthorn: A dangerous place. They must have wandered far to get there.
Zalan: The Yew guards were most excellent in there job of saving the child
Lord Blackthorn: It was not harmed?
Zalan: Not physically as the child hid
Lord Blackthorn: How old was this child?
Zalan: Child was around the age of 7 or 8
Zalan: The child is safe and sound now
Lord Blackthorn: How was the child discovered so far off in the vast Deep Woods?
Zalan: A local lumberjack was chopping wood and saw the child go into the crypts
Zalan: He ran to get the guards
Lord Blackthorn: Fortunate. Were it not for him the child would surely have perished.
Zalan: Aye I agree
Lord Blackthorn: What other news?
Zalan: Iknow that Devil is working on phoeinix festival
Lord Blackthorn: Ah yes.
Zalan: It is slated for October 1st
Lord Blackthorn: Very good. Less than two weeks away.
Zalan: Sage Erebus has been leaving magical items laying around
Lord Blackthorn: Which items are those?
Zalan: There was one really the Magical Flute the Gypse had
Lord Blackthorn: I see. You speak of that gypsy merchant from some months ago.
Zalan: Aye
Lord Blackthorn: I cannot say I trust that man. It was wise to return the flute to the sage.
Zalan: I did my lord
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: It seems we will have a short meeting indeed.
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have any else you wished to report, Governor?
Zalan: Aye
Zalan: The only other thing is the Spirit of the Woods is still running around Skare mainland
Phillies suck: just the one? I had one chasing me but I managed to lose it
Lord Blackthorn: Perhaps the guard should must to take care of these dwindling spirits.
Lord Blackthorn: muster*
Phillies suck: sounds like a plan
Lord Blackthorn: The spirits should not prove to be too powerful.
Zalan: I believe this is all the business the current governors I mean governor has
Lord Blackthorn: As I understand, they were only minions of the Lord of the Wood.
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you, governor.
Phillies suck: I’ve seen low turnouts before, but this has to be a record.
Phillies suck: do you remember exactly where it is?
Lord Blackthorn: Where what is? The spirits?
Phillies suck: yes
Lord Blackthorn: I have not received any reports on their current whereabouts.
Zalan: The crossroads near skarea
Zalan: and the forest area
Phillies suck: alright, thanks
Phillies suck: shouldn’t take long
Lord Blackthorn: Now I shall bring to the table an important matter, regarding the Collector
Lord Blackthorn: Last week the Collector sent the guard on a quest to recover a magical crystal.
Lord Blackthorn: This was to be in exchange for a tomb seal in his possession.
Lord Blackthorn: Clearly, we must acquire this stone, so that we may vanquish the Knight of Mondain within.
Lord Blackthorn: However, giving this crystal to the Collector concerns me greatly.
Lord Blackthorn: *glances at DevilsOwn*
Lord Blackthorn: Good evening
DevilsOwn: apologies, sire
Lord Blackthorn: I am speaking of the recent events concerning the Collector.
Lord Blackthorn: As I was saying, I am concerned about handing over this crystal to the Collector.
DevilsOwn: aye
Lord Blackthorn: As some schools of magic teach, every person is a vessel,
Lord Blackthorn: capable of channeling certain amounts of energy
Lord Blackthorn: As well as at certain rates.
Lord Blackthorn: Yet, this crystal was devised by ancient meers to increase that capacity.
Lord Blackthorn: It is entirely useless to someone not skilled in magic.
Lord Blackthorn: It is deadly to novices that are not mentally equipped to handle that much power.
Lord Blackthorn: But it is especially dangerous to the Kingdom, should it fall into the wrong hands.
DevilsOwn: perhaps this Collector already has a buyer? and his eye set on a higher prize?
Lord Blackthorn: It is possible. But we cannot be fully certain. He seems to have a collection of his own.
Lord Blackthorn: However it is known that among Rares Collectors, items of value often trade hands.
DevilsOwn: indeed they do
Lord Blackthorn: There is also no telling what will happen to the crystal should the Collector die.
Lord Blackthorn: Giving him that crystal could lead to dangerous, unforeseen consequences.
DevilsOwn: he does seem a vicious sort, you see no repercussions if he doesn’t receive it?
Lord Blackthorn: It is possible. It is within my royal authority to order the Collector to surrender the stone.
Lord Blackthorn: Normally I loathe to exercise such a power. But for the safety of the Kingdom, I would do it.
DevilsOwn: as a collector, might it be possible that he has gained some magic along the way?
DevilsOwn: may be dangerous to cross him
Lord Blackthorn: It is more dangerous to cross me.
DevilsOwn: which means danger either way, I suppose
DevilsOwn: *grin*
DevilsOwn: indeed, m’Lord
Zalan: I believe the safety of the land over rides the collector
DevilsOwn: *nod*
Lord Blackthorn: It shall also mean that the Collector shall no longer extend assistance, or “trades” to the guard.
Lord Blackthorn: Any assistance he may be inclined to offer in the future, he likely will not.
DevilsOwn: well, so far he’s brought nothing of value to us, just a “promise”
Lord Blackthorn: I am certain he will honor his proposed deal.
Lord Blackthorn: Rares Collector, after all, depend a great deal on their honor and reputation.
DevilsOwn: some do….. others, not so much
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
DevilsOwn: and we know little about which he might be
Lord Blackthorn: Governor Zalan, I seem to have your vote on the matter.
DevilsOwn: on the other hand, his collection is impressive
Zalan: *thinks*
Zalan: I vote to help the collector for now
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Very well.
Lord Blackthorn: Governor DevilsOwn, what are your thoughts?
DevilsOwn: he gets the crystal and we get what?
Lord Blackthorn: He shall hand over the tomb seal.
Lord Blackthorn: This stone contains the tomb of one of the Knights of Mondain.
DevilsOwn: my thought is that the seal is more important to us than the crystal
DevilsOwn: I’m with Zalan, help the Collector
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Very well. I shall have notify Magister Rainard.
DevilsOwn: risk his wrath rather than him letting loose an army or Knights on our towns
Lord Blackthorn: The crystal shall be delivered to the Collector in one week
Lord Blackthorn: And I shall order Commander Forthwin to have it retrieved.
DevilsOwn: seems the best plan, don’t you think?
Lord Blackthorn: Yes, I only hope that this crystal does not end up in the wrong hands.
Lord Blackthorn: But the honorable thing to do would be to conduct the trade.
DevilsOwn: perhaps it will just collect dust on his shelf
Lord Blackthorn: I hope so.
Lord Blackthorn: Now that that matter is settled, Governor DevilsOwn, do you wish to report on Skara Brae?
DevilsOwn: just one thing on everyone’s mind, Sire, preparations for the Phoenix Festival
DevilsOwn: it shall be held on October 1st
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Very good.
Lord Blackthorn: I encourage all to attend
DevilsOwn: if Your Majesty would care to stop by and watch a game or two that would be grand
Lord Blackthorn: Time permitting, I shall see what arrangements can be made.
DevilsOwn: *smile*
DevilsOwn: other than that, all is well in Skara
Zalan: Will there be a round or two of pin the tail on Uriah this year?
DevilsOwn: heheheh
DevilsOwn: we cant get him to stand still for it anymore
Lord Blackthorn: Seeing as how we have no other governors present to report, I will call this meeting to an end.
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you, Governors, for your input on the matter concerning the Collector.
DevilsOwn: have a good evening, m’Lord
Lord Blackthorn: Commander Forthwin shall muster the guard in two days to begin the transaction.
Zalan: I wonder if they have all been kidnapped
Lord Blackthorn: Long live Britannia!
Zalan: *bows*

[EVENT] The Collector Part 1 – 9/15/16

On  Thursday, September 15th at 8:00 PM EST, meet Commander Forthwin at Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: The guards arrived at the castle to find Magister Rainard, in his typical foul mood with a letter in hand from an anonymous man known as “The Collector”. Supposedly, the Collector claimed to have acquired one of the tomb seals of a Knight of Mondain and was interested in striking a bargain. The Magister send the guard to his residence in Moonglow to see what it was that the Collector wanted. When they arrived, the Collector explained that he had an interest in the replica armors found with the Knights of Mondain that had been slain so far, and was interested in completing his collection. However, breaking the seal he had in his possession would lower its value. As a result, he wanted the guards to see out a rare crystal from Ilshenar which he had heard had come to surface, that was used by Meer Eternals long ago to channel large amounts of energy. The guard returned to the Magister who determined to lead the guard into Ilshenar, making Mistas their first stop due to the immensity of the ruins there. As it happened, they came across the crystal, and after fighting off a large Jukan ambush an angry meer spirit attacked them. Considering the danger the crystal would pose if falling into the wrong hands, Magister Rainard declared he would return the crystal to Lord Blackthorn and let him decide what course of action should be taken.