PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby Jellicle » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:55 pm

At the squire’s words, Dagobert instinctively clutches the deep-green emerald now hanging on a piece of cord around his neck.
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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby Scarik » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:00 am

Moving the Jewel Crew along. Waiting on a Hunting roll for Team Wolf

Château Lorcé, Lorcé-chèssion Estate

Ermeline stops fussing long enough for Sir Adele to see to he father's wounds. Once that is done the old knight can be put on a litter and taken back to the clearing where they had met Giselle.

By the time they make it there the pavilion looks to have aged as much as Ermeline's sire. Its poles are bent inward and its canvas bleached and filled with holes. The knights' own shelters are in the same condition as they were left in though Leufroy's has be torn up and thrown halfway down the hill. There is no sign of the priest nor of any struggle but tracks larger than even Renier would leave lead northwest into the wood.

Much of the night is gone but they have no hope of finding their missing companions in the dark so they get what rest they can and in the morning the knights escort Lady Ermeline and her father, who has fallen unconscious once more, to their manor just two hours away.

The entire household is shocked and amazed to see their lord return and the Steward, Sir Jacques, sends riders to the Duke's court and to the Bishop of Liege to inform them of the miraculous return. The band leaves them after a hearty breakfast to search for Leufroy and Sir Dagobert accompanied by the manor's huntmaster and foresters with the regrets of Sir Jacques who must attend to his duties and cannot assist.

Even with a dozen dogs and local guides it is not until noon that they find the scent of their companions but once found and on the trail they quickly find Sir Dagobert, his squire and Rev Leufroy. On the way back they hear Leufroy's remarkable tale of chasing away the giant who had captured him with the Word of the Lord and how he now has the lost relic in his possession.

Sir Dagobert is largely quiet but the jewel about his neck is impossible to miss.
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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby CarrieVS » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm

Dagobert seems much improved from when he was first entranced by the emerald, but he is still acting oddly. And he would not be wearing that evil thing thus proudly, were he wholly in his right mind. Rashad keeps a close eye on him, but at the same time looks for an opportunity to speak quietly with his other cousins.

"We can't let him stay under the influence of that thing, if we've any power to prevent it, but I doubt we'll get him to give it up, save by main force. And I'm loathe to even speak to him, lest I provoke him - I suspect he too would fight like a madman to keep his treasure."

I don't know if I can use any skill (Intrigue? Awareness?) to try glean any more information about what state Dagobert is really in from watching his actions?
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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby Scarik » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:24 pm

Esneux Village Church

It is spare hours before dawn when Sir Coenwulf finally leads the group back to Esneux and bangs on the church door. The priest's young assistant first spies them through the vision bolt and he calls for Father Aigulf. A moment later the priest appears in his night clothes and opens the door.

"Lord in Heaven," he exclaims at Sir Renier's wounds, "What devilry is this?"

The knights and squires are taken inside where the priest looks over their wounds. He concludes with a grimace that Renier is in no condition to travel and once he hears their extraordinary tale knows that they cannot stay.

"Sir Ulfgar will return and when he does he will bear a sword wound the same as those ensorcelled men of his do. Lord Eingar will be furious at this breach of hospitality and while I've no doubt his son will not be spared from his wroth, that Ulfgar will survive as he is the heir."

"You men, however," he says gravely, "you will hardly be so lucky. I can get your belongings from the castle and with them Sir Renier must be placed in a litter and you must flee back to the Duke at once."
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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby bydawine » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:31 pm

"Agreed cousin. But, should we try to find out more about this unholy bauble or try to separate them as soon as possible?"
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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby Ladki96 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Scarik wrote:Esneux Village Church

It is spare hours before dawn when Sir Coenwulf finally leads the group back to Esneux and bangs on the church door. The priest's young assistant first spies them through the vision bolt and he calls for Father Aigulf. A moment later the priest appears in his night clothes and opens the door.

"Lord in Heaven," he exclaims at Sir Renier's wounds, "What devilry is this?"

The knights and squires are taken inside where the priest looks over their wounds. He concludes with a grimace that Renier is in no condition to travel and once he hears their extraordinary tale knows that they cannot stay.

"Sir Ulfgar will return and when he does he will bear a sword wound the same as those ensorcelled men of his do. Lord Eingar will be furious at this breach of hospitality and while I've no doubt his son will not be spared from his wroth, that Ulfgar will survive as he is the heir."

"You men, however," he says gravely, "you will hardly be so lucky. I can get your belongings from the castle and with them Sir Renier must be placed in a litter and you must flee back to the Duke at once."

Renier: "Awwww." :(
Lads: awwww :(
Renier: "But who shall deliver justice if not us?"
Lads: Yeah, like, Relic Team won! Imagine going back and-
Renier: "-declaring we were unsuccessful! Even after we found the culprit."
Lads: Oh well. At least it's not like one of us was cursed to be a wolf too.
Renier: "..."
Lads: ...
Renier: "And I lost the wager. Sir Dagobert is actually blessed." >.>

Lessgo /o/
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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby Scarik » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:27 pm

Return to Bastogne

With their missions complete and information enough to report both groups of Cousins head home.

First to arrive is the group with the Jewel and Sir Dagobert's proud display of it causes quite the stir. For Rashad, Shadi and Adele though the attention is worrying for no one seems to think anything is wrong with the gem at all. There is naught but praise for their victory and marvel at the green object's beauty.

Duke Thierry is still away on campaign with the Prince, so they make their report to Sir Egier of the Gate*.

No word comes from the group sent to Esneux until the next day when a rider arrives to say that Sir Renier has been sorely wounded and will not arrive for another 2 days. Shortly after Sirs Ragnar, Coenwulf and Rosamund arrive ahead of their cousin to give their report now that Renier is safely within Ducal lands.

*I previously said he was the marshal but he is not. For clarity the marshal is also away with the Duke and Egier is the seniormost officer at Bastogne.
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Re: PALADIN 786: The Wolf and The Robber Knight

Postby Ladki96 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:14 pm

"Wow, that's pretty lovely," Rosamund smiles.

"Isn't it? Look at it!" Dagobert grins.

"Mhm, that is what I'm currently doing, so-"

"-so beautiful. But you know, don't look for too long, haha." Dagobert tightens his hold on Precious.

"Haha! Okay?"



On the other side of the hall, Coenwulf watches the exchange. "So what happened on your mission again?"

"It is a long story," Rashad says quietly, "but Dagobert has been under some kind of spell ever since he picked up that cursed object."

"So why are you letting him hold it?" Ragnar raises a brow. He hefts his axe. "We should destroy the vile thing!"

"Patience, Ragnar!" Leufroy cries.

"He will try to destroy you first," Shadi takes a step forward. "And who knows what will happen if you do take it away? Preserving our dear cousin's sanity is as important as getting rid of it!"

Adele sighs. "What about you? Did you find this wolf knight? What happened with Renier anyway? You had us worried with that message!"

"We found the wolfknight. And some of his friends. We dealt with some of them, but Ulfgar wounded Renier and escaped," Coenwulf grimaces.

"That is most unlucky."

"Yes." Coenwulf wonders how Aelred is. "Has there been any news of the army...?"

"The Duke is still away. I am sure they will be victorious and well. God's favour is with them," Leufroy says reassuringly.

Coenwulf nods. "I should report to Sir Egier."
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