Keokuk and Bag o’ Took ride off on a magestic winged steed toward the heart of the Sherin Wood as Terrance, Korosu, and the NPC monks that would soon be dead, try to navigate their way back to Cold Grove, without any kind of navigational skills.
The Life and Times of Keokuk… Flying off to the Sherin Wood, Keokuk is warned by his steed that there are great dangers in the air over Sherin. Not heeding the warning, is attacked by a winged dragon-like creature, narrowly escaping his own fate. Seeing the error of his ways, he navigates through the forest alone. He encounters some trolls patrolling the woods and narrowly evades capture. Keokuk then decides to watch the trolls and pass them while they sleep. A couple days pass, they don’t sleep. Keokuk, leaning up agaisnt a tree within sight of the trolls, yawns. “Well these two things don’t seem like there going to sleep any time soon. Gosh, I’m beat…” He leans back into the crook of his tree and takes a nap. Suddenly, he awakens to all the air being forced from his lungs and a giant fist clenched around his body. Then darkness. Keokuk awakes again, now tied to a BBQ spit asks “what would Took do?”. He manages to get one hand free and in solid Keokuk fashion, forgets he can cast spells. After much prompting from the GM, “I mean, what could you possibly do being able to speak and with one free hand?” “I can’t imagine what you possibly could do with a free hand and being able to speak.” Keokuk remembers that he CAN cast spells and merges into a tree to free himself from the bindings. Naked, in the woods, with all his equipment disappearing from sight, casts Moving Ways and gets in front of the trolls. He leaps from a bow onto the sack of goodies being carried by the troll. Seeing a naked elf that was tied to spit now adorns his goody bag, the troll grabs his sword as Keokuk runs. The Benny Hill music plays as Keokuk gets chased by the trolls and eventually gets captured yet again and loses the heart. The End. In summary, The Elf of Action yet again forgets that he’s awesome and that he had the entire power of the forest in his hands and failed to use it.
Terrance, Korosu and the NPC monks… On the road again… As Keokuk disappears toward the BBQ spit, Terrance, Korosu, and the NPC Monks begin travel. Not knowing which way to go, Terrance follows his gut. They encounter a trail that leads to a farmer which leads to a village. An NPC monk scouts the trail behind our heroes and discovers a hoard of gypsies following their trail. Knowing that they might endanger the village, our heroes flee the village telling them to cooperate with the gypsies. They keep running and find an old man in a cabin by a lake. Korosu kidnaps him and forces him to lead the heroes to some other place where they would steal some poor farmer’s horses. Following the mountains, they ride to another farm. Only this farm is occupied by people of faith. Terrance heals their grandmother and our heroes trade out tired horses for fresh ones. They travel to Cold Groveto find the city is in rough shape. Feeling inspired by a dream Terrance had, our heroes invade Stronghold Drayton. The NPC monks hold off a hoard of gypsies while Terrance battles a couple Dryads and Korosu faces Isolda Draytons 2 henchmen. A battle insues! Terrance makes things explode! Korosu fights defensively until he gets an openning, and then in samurai fashion, gets covered in blood spray from his enemies. The NPC monks hold at bay the gypsies as our heroes, Terrance and Korosu enter Stronghold Drayton. Korosu has a showdown with a samurai orc and defeats him im a single blow. A rain of arrows falls on the hoard of gypsies as a band of elves known as the Ghost Striders, erupts from the surrounding village in a full attack. Terrance and Korosu chase after Lady Drayton up to the keep. As they kick open the doors, a twist of fate (and GM intervention) would have Keokuk chained to a wall, and Isolda Drayton with a bolt of arcane energy aimed at his face. Isolda tells Terrance and Korosu to surrender. Terrance looks at Korosu and says, “Dude, I totally gots this! Kill that bisnitch” In a flash, Korosu draws his sword and flings it toward her, as Isolda fires at Keokuk. Terrance, draws upon the mighty power of Mirath with his insantaneous Counterspell, cancelling her wickedly powerful arcane bolt. Korosu’s sword pierces the air and plunges into the chasm that once housed her heart killing her instantaneously. Our heroes are like “don’t F*ck with Mirath, biotch!” The elves rejoice! Unfortunately the NPC monks have perished, but not by the hands of the gypsies, no… Those damn racist elves where like, “We don’t want YOUR KIND ’round here!” and then shoot them in the back.
Signed, Brother Terrance Phillips.