To the dwarves
Played on August 19th, 2012
June 14, 21 Years After the Departure (Atd)
So as the weeks passed, slowly a plan to free Choskan emerged from
our regular meetings. To confirm all of this, we held a meeting on
the 14th of june with not only our group, but with representatives of
the local organisations of Northmeadow as well; the combined forces
of which would now be known as BRAWL. Present were Lucretia, Deirdre,
Rumlia, Garrett, Caroline, Marcus, Stella, Innogen, Etherington and
Chester. From our side Boulder, Soniah, Galtar, and myself attended.
After some discussion we all agreed to do the following:
- Fimbur would check the back entrance to Choskan, to
see whether it was still free from Greyskin guards. We intended to
send Auric with him but he really did not want to, so instead
Auric got to oversee the construction of our siege engines.
- Some of our people would infiltrate in Choskan itself
- We would build a wagon that appeared to hold us prisoner, but in
reality it would be easy for the “prisoners” to let the sides of
the wagon fall off.
- This wagon would be accompanied by 40 of our BRAWL mercenaries,
who would pretend to have captured us
- Our target was to get the mercenaries, the wagon and ourselves
inside so that we could potentially slay Rolin. Of course there was
a chance that he would be at the mines.
- To prevent the Greyskins at the mines from reinforcing, we would
request the aid of the dwarves. We hoped that they could simultaneously
enter the mines from the back entrance, causing confusion at that
- The rest of the army would wait below the main entrance of Choskan
out of sight, in case our ruse with the wagon would not work. It would
be equipped with siege engines, so in the worst case we could set up
a siege of Choskan from the front.
- Because all of the above still would take some time to set up,
we ourselves would go to the dwarves as ambassadors, hopefully they
could help out with freeing Choskan.
And so it was that we set out to leave for the dwarves on the
15th. We were joined by a clumsy young woman named Isabeau Tharp;
she was to be our diplomat and translator for the dwarves. We were a
bit confused as to why she was needed, but she was obviously looking
forward to it and we might need her expertise.
We needed three days to arrive at the entrance to the dwarven
area, at the foot of a giant mountain. We arrived at the first dwarven
city Blackstone, on the way to the main dwarven city Ugium Mordale,
the day after. At Blackstone we met Kazric the dwarf, who took us
along to Ugium Mordale in another two days.