Author Topic: Mythic Sagas: Prologue  (Read 51390 times)

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Re: Mythic Sagas: Prologue
« Reply #480 on: January 18, 2014, 10:21:42 AM »
"Yes, please!" Moeid says in response.  She gathers herself and follows you outside.  The sun isn't too far below the southeastern horizon, and the forest looks brightly lit compared to the darkness you have endured for the last day.  There should be about 40 minutes of diminishing light left before dusk creeps too far beyond the horizon to be useful.

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Re: Mythic Sagas: Prologue
« Reply #481 on: January 18, 2014, 11:49:04 AM »
Einar nods to Thorgrim and draws his sword, letting its light shine around him.  "I shall be happy to scout out the cave and ensure that it is free of trollkin."

He then proceeds to do so.

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Re: Mythic Sagas: Prologue
« Reply #482 on: January 18, 2014, 01:49:54 PM »
"Be careful, friend." Skulda says. "Let me send a bird with you, so we can see if you get into trouble."
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Re: Mythic Sagas: Prologue
« Reply #483 on: January 18, 2014, 01:53:44 PM »
Einar's search takes a few minutes, and he finds no sign of other trolls hiding in any side tunnels.  In his quick scout around the only thing he finds of interest is a group of small shelf-like alcoves in one of the back rooms*.  In the top alcove is a tanaukk skull; in an alcove below that are some long bones laid one in front of the other for the depth of the alcove.  After clearing the rest of the cave and returning to examine the alcoves closer, Einar notices a few things of interest.  The skull and other bones seem to be damaged with pitting and etching.  To either end of the long bones are laid two smooth, polished sticks; the long bones are not jumbled in a pile, but rather seem to have been laid purposefully.  Across the back of the skull's alcove lies a stiff rolled-up piece of leather.

When the leather is unrolled, it becomes readily apparent that it is a crudely tanned hide skinned off a human's back.  There are red runes covering the hide, though they have faded somewhat with time.  They are in a language Einar does not understand.  Through the raven's eyes Skulda can see the leather scroll, and recognizes some of the words as being Giant, though they are interspersed with words she does not understand.

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Re: Mythic Sagas: Prologue
« Reply #484 on: January 23, 2014, 10:09:21 PM »
When a few minutes of study shows that no one is able to understand the phrases scattered amongst the Giant words, Bjartr offers to inspect the document in the morning, using insight granted from Odin.  You go about setting up a small camp for the evening, take turns resting and watching for trouble, and keep warm by the rekindled fire.  The long night passes slowly, but eventually the dawn shows itself as a smudge against the southeastern horizon, and you all slowly awaken, wondering how long it might take to catch up to the caravan.

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