Hembysdal

Session 2 Report

by Kenata

The group was fleeing the forest after the attack by the snow goblins. (See last session)
The two carts were rushing towards the open gates of the Tower, when the party noticed an overturned cart with wounded. Yrsa was driving the first cart, Aedelstan the second.
Since the group of Tower apprentices were being chased by goblins, Yrsa was not planning on stopping.
After Aedelstan yelled out to her to stop, she did slow down enough for Cenwine and Durzo to jump out, whilst Aedelstan stopped the cart allowing Aelfwird to help out as well.
The three of them (well two since Aelfwird nearly broke his back) managed to lift the cart so a wounded girl could be taken out (her legs were crushed though).

Durzo carried the wounded girl to the 2nd Cart (Yrsa was long gone), and Aelfwird helped the wounded boy into the cart, then the rest departed hot on the heels by Goblins and their arrows of doom ™
Rushing through the open gates, the party notices that everyone is just dazed and milling about screaming in pain. Aelfwird asks Cenwine to take care of the wounded, Aedelstan orders people to the gate
to close it.

Aelfwird, Aedelstan and a wounded Keldrin try to close the heavy wooden gates whilst Durzo goes out to check out some buildings before returning to help.
The doors look unmovable but by sheer adrenaline (yay) the party manages to push the gates closed.
Safe at last!…. Except there’s nobody to greet them.
Wounded everywhere, people crying it’s a chaos in the courtyard. Aedelstan knows of an infirmary in the Tower, and so the Party carries some wounded towards the Tower, only to see the drawbridge raised
and there’s no answer, nor a way into the tower, so they carry the wounded back down to the Longhouses.
Meanwhile there’s alot of arguing going on between the leaders of Korgshaevn Daegwick (and others) about who should be in charge. The wounded are being carried into the longhouses by the youths of Vestyrsjö.
Durzo is asked to scale the Tower and try to open the drawbridge, whilst the rest of the party makes it way to the argument.

Aedelstan tries to notify them of the fact that there’s something seriously wrong here, and with a Goblin Army outside we should get organized.
Lina forces the issue by declaring that Aedelstan should be leader, Krassa (?) agrees since Aedelstan already had a year of Tower Training done, and finally the rest (reluctantly) agrees.

Durzo meanwhile manages to scamper up the Tower like a squirrel and enters the top window. Making his way down to the draw bridge he finds 2 bodies on the top floor, human and a Blue skinned monster….
Down at the draw bridge, it’s a puzzle mechanism and Durzo tries, and finally manages to let down the draw bridge (with a big thud) drawing a huge roar of anger from the top of the tower….

There’s still a door between Durzo and the rest of the party in the courtyard, Durzo has difficulty opening the heavy door, and decides to turn and face his would be attackers…..

A blue skinned monster is charging at him with a huge cleaver, which Durzo manges to avoid and slices open the monster with one swift stroke of his dagger, slaying him instantly with a look of surprise.
A second monster comes down more wary and approaches Durzo who pushes away the cleaver and slays the second monster without much difficulty with his mighty dagger…
After opening the door, Durzo lets the rest of the people in, the wounded get carried to the infirmary (expertly taken care of by Cenwine) – and then the Tower gets explored quickly, whilst the girls start on making a dinner.
In the basement of the tower (?) there’s a Huge puzzle locked door, which nobody can open.

Everyone gathers for dinner, and Aedelstan asks for volunteers for a Watch. That night the watch sees a glow of light in the distance to the north, the next day they decide to go check it out, as the Goblins outside seem to be preparing for a siege.

They take a wheeled boat North, and find themselves in front of a huge Ice wall…. Durzo climbs the wall with a rope, and helps the rest up. It’s a huge duned (icy volcanic like) landscape, they sneak towards the dune to spy on what’s there.

A huge winged creature, and a lot of tents can be seen stretched towards the horizon… a scouting party of Blue Skins spots the party and assaults them, but the daggers of Durzo and Keldrin (after his Hammer breaks in the melee) and arrows of Aedelstan make quick work of them.

One threatens to break off and run away but Cenwin tackles him to the ground….and Keldrin and Durzo close in for the kill.

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