Plotting & Preparation
Played on September 9th, 2012
June 22, 21 Years After the Departure (Atd)
Being at a bit of an impasse, Soniah took the lead and explained
her version of magic. As she was doing that, advisor Falazor entered
the room. He was more easily convinced, but still did not manage to
convince Rordred of the same.
At that moment the king himself spoke and all his advisors fell
silent. King Legslasher had heard all our arguments and declared
that he was convinced that magic had returned somehow, and that his
dwarves would lend us support. This silenced Rordred, of course,
as well as opened up the floor to discuss practical matters.
It was agreed that Falazor would conceive of a battle plan with
Galtar, Boulder and Tharen. Meanwhile Soniah, Isabeau, Rordred and
me would visit Alrika Silvergrin. She was highly interested in the
ways of magic.
It was interesting to tell her my story, and it was interesting
to hear Soniah’s. As I am, Alrika was clearly convinced that
Soniah’s magic ultimately came from the goddess. As for her part,
Alrika told us about the gods of the dwarves -- Gadrin Ironsmasher
(forge, weapons) and Sidrin Truthstone (fertility, clans).
As we finished the talks and reconvened, it turned out that the
battle plan was finished. The dwarves would support us by having a
squadron of 150 dwarves entering the mines of Choskan from the back
entrance, and causing havoc at the Greyskin sites by the mines. They
would enter on the fifteenth of July. We would make sure to be at
the gates of Choskan on the morning of the 16th.
As Fimbur needed to know all of this, Vaal set out as soon as
possible to find him and make sure that he knew what was going on.
With that we concluded the talks. We would have to move swiftly
in order to be on time. So we went with Kazric to Blackstone, the
city located just after the entrance to the mountains. Surprisingly,
we met Fimbur there! He had already completed his scouting mission
and wanted to report to us. Upon returning to Northmeadow he decided
to follow us to the dwarves.
So after some travel we all met again in Northmeadow. Vaal reported
that his scouts had not been very successful in finding information;
Choskan was crawling with greyskins. Luckily they did manage to find
a nice place to hide our siege engines.
We also learned that the making of the siege engines had not yet
been successful. So Galtar set out to make sure that we had some,
assisted by Vaal - it took some time but now our smiths knew what