Khaos Saga

Book 1: Chapter 17
The High Shaman's Ritual

The cousins head back to the crypt entrance. On the way they find that there is a new cage in the camp outside the thicket. this cage is on a waggon and is much more well constructed; made from cut lumber and held together with nails. the cage is empty and from tracks Ani determines about a dozen humans were lead out of it into the crypt.

They consider cutting through the thicket to the top entrance but decide it will take to long so they enter the crypt and head curiously through its depths. They come to the room below the hole and see two Grelkins carry a corps down the hall to the bone pit from last time they were here. After a bit the grelkins return and head back the way they came from. The cousins investigate the bone pit and see atlas a dozen corpses of children piled at its bottom.

They delve deeper passing several sarcophagi. They consider opening them but think better of it for the time it would take and noise it would make. they continue and encounter some monger guards. They dispatch the guards, taking some damage in the process. they are confronted with three doors but as they are searching the mongers they hear a scream behind the far one and chose to hurry towards it.

passing through a large chamber with many more sarcophagi they come to a large door. Bozon throws it open to reveal a fox faced monger with shamanistic robes inserting a heart into a sarcophagus. The heroes banter with him for a time trying to see if he will reveal any information. He laughs at their brazen atitude and asked if they will be so confident when they see what he has wrought. the coffin lid beings to shake and then slide. A purple luminescent myst falls out of the opening as a decrepit hand reaches up out of it. A mummified monger corpse pulls itself out of the coffin a lets out a blood curling screech towards the cousins.

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Book 1: Chapter 16
The Monger Tomb

The Cousins continue on from the camp to find that most of the Hill that the crypt is under is surrounded by a dense thicket. There is a single path winding through the overgrowth that seems to have been cleared using some sort of blight. As they travel down the path they se many forms of fungus growing on the ground and trees.

Eventually they reach a point where the path widens and is over grown with mushrooms. Dick notices that some of the mushrooms appear to be growing out of dead dear, and Ani, who is well acquainted with local mushrooms, notices that these ones are diffidently not indigenous to the valley. As they try to pass they are assaulted by the apparently animate fungi. They fight them off with ease, and continue down the path.

They approach its end and hear voices. Dick sneaks up to listen and hears the Squid faced wizard talking to what sounds like a monger. They discuss a deal involving a ritual in exchange for something called an arch stone. The squid says defending the tomb was not part of this deal and the monger storms off. The squid then tells Dick that he knows they are there. He tells them he doesn’t have the time to waist on them, nor does he want to use up previous spells when stronger enemies could show up to threaten him, and asks them just to let him pass.

Dick shoots him with an arrow and he sighs with disappointment. He holds our one hand with the other to his head and the cousins feel a force in their minds. Dick and Ani go down instantly while the rest just hold on. Bo sees the futility in fighting the thing and convinces it to do as it first said, and leave without a fight. it agrees and goes on its way.

The cousins decide they got a bit in over their heads and retreat to rest and heal their wounds. they camp for the night but are attacked in the morning for mongers on the search for those who attacked their camp. They defeat the threat with little trouble.

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Book 1: Chapter 15
An Unexpected Ally

The cousins give the supplies to the army and then head to their appointment with the bandits. they cross the river with the smuggler Merch and meet up with the bandits on the other side. once there they witness a ship like a viking longboat pass the point where they put out, headed northeast.

They get the the bandits camp and are lead towards where the crypt is. they camp for the night and as they relax they notice something moving in one of their bags. A small fairy like female shimmies out of the bag ass backwards while dragging something. She pulls a gold coin out of the bag and inspects it with a grin. she is wearing a little black toga, which is os as most whisper folk go nude. opening the toga she takes the coin and goes as if to stuff it under the fabric.

At this point Dick’s ire overcomes his curiosity in the thing. He yells at it with crossbow trained. it looks confused “You can see me? … o brambles!” it exclames and then shoots up into the air. the cousins go to grab it before it escapes but Dick realizes something from what she said and calls them to stand down. He asks here if she has been hanging around them and helping them out from time to time, which she confirms. She wasn’t supposed to let them see her but she can be a bit of a scatter brane. They also discover that it was in fact her who kept tying Bo’s shoes together. Despite this the cousins make quick friends with the manic fairy who is a sprix named Sprig.

The next day they have her scout ahead for them and she lets them know that the mongers have cleared the crypt entrance and are bringing in some tables and other random things. she lets them know the count of enemies in the camp outside as well.

They sneak up on the camp and surprise their enemies. They find that in addition to the mongers and orc they were aware of there is a strange squid faced wizard. They mange to kill the orc and heavily injure the mongers at which point Sprig steps in and puts the wounded foes to sleep. The squid looks around mumbling, ’This was never my fight anyway", before he mutters a spell and vanishes.

In addition to some ramshackle huts the camp has two thrown together cages set up in it. one is completely empty and the other has a dozen children in it. The cousins free the children and give them the mongers weapons before setting them towards the Bandits camp.

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Book 1: Chapter 13
The Cult of Khaos
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Book 1: Chapter 11
Just a Simple Suply Mission
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Book 1: Chapter 10
The Wolves of Winter
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Book 1: Chapter 9
The Seelie Court
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Book 1: Chapter 8
A Call to Arms
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Book 1: Chapter 7
Traversing The Basin
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Book 1: Chapter 6
A Storm is Comming
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