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Neraus
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posted June 11, 2018 04:41 PM

Federigo at this point was almost exhausted, the fight with the gargant and later the void fiend made him exert too much of his energies, as the enemy tide started to subside he was tempted to lay on the ground for a bit to recuperate, in the heat of battle he was forced to move further from his position, and almost reached Nightshade, seeing the void lord nearing her Federigo tried a last ditch effort, he took a spear that fell on the ground and threw it at the beast with all he could muster before collapsing on the ground, he muttered: -Fiddlesticks, this is the most troublesome nap I've ever had...-
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Kipshasz
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posted June 15, 2018 05:38 PM

It took a lot of effort ,but the Brotherhood managed to defeat the voidspawn warband. It wasn't without losses however. A number of Sword Brethren died in the skirmish, and many were injured as well, but they were left in the care of the Brotherhood's healers.
Nightshade however, seemed to done the impossible. Not only she managed to fend off the Void Lord, but was able to ensnare and capture it alive.
The void lord was now being held in a prison, a large orb of arcane energy, which contained the voidspawn floating about one meter above the ground.
Nighshade and Halfman hoped to interrogate the beast before destroying it.
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Neraus
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posted June 16, 2018 11:26 PM

Federigo woke up in the middle of the battlefield, he was being nudged by a Brotherhood healer who was attempting to carry him back to camp. Feeling a touch on his shoulder he thrashed about throwing the healer off balance, who then fell to the ground beside him.

-What the hell is wrong with you!? I was trying to help you out!-

That shrill voice fully awakened Federigo, who realized he was too violent with his movements and probably became the target of a poisoned meal.
He immediately stood up, stumbling a little from the sudden movement, he saw the healer on the ground and said:

-My deepest apologies! I didn't mean to react like that, I swear!-

The healer, a woman in her 30s, stood up, Federigo by this time was getting more and more stressed out by this situation, and his head jolted when she said:

-You got some strong reflexes for being a blue blood, I was just bloody surprised... Just how bad of a mess is that shoulder?-

At this point Federigo was more anxious about having behaved like an uncouth peasant rather than his injuries, he froze for some time, until he felt a sharp pain to which he screamed in agony.

-You are one lucky man, it's a miracle you can still move your arm, but you better not push it, let's get some bandages here and then I'll take care of you later in the camp.-
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posted June 17, 2018 03:19 PM

Orryth, too, awoke. Though, not on the battlefield. He was one of the first to be hauled off to be healed. No one was sure what had happened to the orc, but it looked as though he had received a massive blow to the head. They thought that strange though, since he was nowhere near where any of the battle had actually happened. All anyone could find near him at the time was his shield laying several meters away.
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Kipshasz
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posted June 19, 2018 08:05 PM
Edited by Kipshasz at 20:10, 19 Jun 2018.

Domerth too was tended by the healers. The skirmish left him injured in both his arms, a cut on his forehead as well blow to the chest, which was mostly absorbed by the chestplate, but still hurt as bad, and Domerth was having difficulties breathing.
Magnus fared a bit better, although he was too, bruised and beaten.

- Last time I fight without a blasted helmet - Domerth said, breathing heavily. He was tended by Silverstar, a magess of Clan Maanarri. Prior to joining the Brotherhood she served as a personal healer for a minor Merinanthian Lord, a bannerman of House Medvedwich who governed the Duchy of Dobrystad, neighboring Dhamann.
- Please refrain from talking my lord - She said as she channelled her spell. She was mending Domerth's chest now. Surely, he had his ribs broken from the blow he received from a Void Fiend liutenant that he was fighting.
- Ah not worry lad, - Magnus said, sitting nearby, getting his bruises treated. - Yer noggin's still where it's supposed to bloody be. The cut's not that deep.
- But it's bleeding a bloody lot - Domerth said. Although cleaned and bandaged, the wound still bled, even though it wasn't that deep.
- I do wonder what that blasted thing will cough out, if anything at all. - Magnus said, referring to the captured Void Lord. While they were tended by the healers, Halfman and Nightshade were interrogating the captured voidspawn. every once in a while you would hear a ghastly shriek of agony, no doubt from the void lord, as it was interrogated by the Samann.
By now Domerth felt that he could breathe more easily, an the pain in the chest slowly receded, as Silverstar continued to channel her healing spell.

A couple of sword Brethren brought in Orryth to the makeshift infirmary. The orc was looking a tad bit confused.
- What's the matter lad? - Magnus asked him.
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posted June 23, 2018 11:59 PM

- Oh, uh, um. What did...? Oh! Right. Well, I had thought up something to try with my pickaxe in its shield form. I guess it didn't take too kindly to the experimentation, and it reacted by striking me in the head. Still, it wasn't so bad. It could have been in its weapon form! We might have an entirely different situation here if that was the case! - Orryth started laughing, but that was short-lived due to such activity providing him a considerable amount of pain.
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Kipshasz
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posted June 26, 2018 10:34 PM

The healers were quite busy patching up the injured of the Brotherhood, all the while the screams of the captured Void Lord interrupted the peace every once in a while.
Once Silverstar had finished healing Domerth, she, along with a few other healers began to tend to Orryth.
Domerth walked out to observe the interrogation of the captured Void Lord. While his injuries were healed, he was still sore.

Once he arrived at the scene, he saw that the Void Lord was not what it was during the battle. Now, it's shell was broken, nearly mutilated by the magic of the Samann. One could see why other mages often distrust the Samann mages, and are weary of them. And Domerth could understand now, why Halfman was so fond of alcohol in the last couple of years, although he was barrels behind Magnus.

- It explains all the screaming - Domerth said mostly to himself. - Did this beast revealed anything of use? - He said to Halfman.
- We've extracted a lot of information from it. I have collected it in this parchment here. - Halfman lifted his hand with a scroll in it. - Long story short, this warband was meant to keep the populace in check. There are few others as well. Five in total. Four now I guess.
- I'll review the full report.- Domerth said. - Can you get anything else from it?
- No, I believe we've extracted everything useful.
- Then I'd suggest you destroy this creature. It's making the others uneasy, to say the least.
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posted June 28, 2018 08:06 PM

Federigo was confined for two days at the infirmary, the blow had shattered part of the bone, and so the healers had to extract the fragments before fully mending the wound, due to the severeness of the wound he required multiple sessions of healing before the wound and bone recovered enough for him to get up. Even then he was forced to keep the left arm immobilized, and had to meet the healers periodically until he could move the arm again without any further risks.

He was still tired, as sleeping was made impossible by the pain in the arm and the sharp shrieks of the void lord, only desperation would allow him some rest, but he did not find any comfort in his sleep, for he saw numerous void beasts in his dreams, tearing him apart and draining him of his blood, in some dreams they took the form of maggots instead and crawled inside his veins, eating him from the inside. But in the worst dreams his skin turned to ash and his hands grew talons, yellowish fluids came from his arms and he saw the face of the void lord smiling eerily at him with three contorted human mouths.
When the screams ceased his dreams became milder, although he still had nightmares of hounds tearing apart his arms, on one occasion he even dreamt of a horse crushing his chest.

When he finally was in a shape to walk again he went to the commander's tent to ask some details regarding the foul creature they detained.
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posted July 01, 2018 07:56 PM

Domerth spent the few days of recuperation by reviewing the report that Halfman compiled. Not much that could help them on their march to Sequat, but it did held some useful information that would be of use to the rest of the invasion force. The only thing that would aid the Brotherhood was the marching routes of these voidspawn warbands.

As Frederigo entered the tent, Domerth, without saying a word passed the report to him. He then went over to the table with refreshments, and poured two mugs of ale.
- How you're holding up? - Domerth asked Frederigo.
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posted July 01, 2018 10:22 PM

Federigo moved his head, then raised his left shoulder, moving the whole bandage that kept his left arm immobilized.

-They say it's something about a logorated tendon milord, I had five fragments out, not bad. I'll have to return later in the evening for another fix up, they say that I'll get back in fighting shape by the end of the week.-

He skimmed the report then said: -Well, this is... Underwhelming? These horrible fiends are here just to quell any rebellious sentiment?-

He left the report on the table, took the mug and then said: -I thought this could clear my mind on something, but first... Salute!- He raised his mug and took a sip.
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posted July 04, 2018 02:40 PM

- The cult had never been subtle, now were they? - Domerth asked, while sipping on his mug. - Remember five years ago, when we entered Grovestead, and the massacre we witnessed there? Terror, it's the main tool in their armament. And what better way to terrorise people into submission than a band of voidspawn? - Domerth put the mug down. - Before you came in, I've received the word from the main invasion force. They are now besieging Al-Hujibar. - This was the first major city that a traveler going south would encounter in Emerdina. It was a major trade hub with Merinanth and Kythay before the war. - This means the Emerdinans are now fighting a war on two fronts. Once you go see the healers, request them to use some of their more powerful magic on you. I require all of you to be in top form. Oh yeah, and next time, pick an opponent your own size. Only John is capable enough to fight a Void Gargant one on one. - Domerth said with a smile.

Serta was a bit shaken from the battle. She found Orryth in the healer's tent, still being tended. They were finishing up on him, and Serta thought that he could go for another training session. Due to the Brotherhood being camped out near a waterfall, She saw it a a perfect opportunity for Orryth to bind a water-spirit.
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posted July 10, 2018 03:43 PM

-If only I could have decided that!- Said Federigo laughing -Before I depart milord, I also wanted to inform you that I believe this encounter may have caused some hysteria among the wounded, I've heard that some suffered severe nightmares with common elements, I've experienced some of them myself while the Void lord was alive in the camp. It might just be due to a traumatic experience, but the coincidence irks me.-
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posted July 11, 2018 08:43 PM

- It's never easy facing the cult, let alone their voidspawn minions. I'm not surprised that some of the lads experience nightmares. I dream about the battle for Onyx mostly myself. - Domerth said. - I'll speak with the healers, maybe they'll have some remedies for that.
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posted July 17, 2018 03:15 AM

Orryth smiled at Serta's arrival. - Hello there. Did you receive a blow to the head as well? You don't look too bad off.
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posted July 17, 2018 09:43 PM

- I stayed away from the thick of things for the most part, and let my fire-spirit do most of the work, although I did got to fight one of those Void-Fiends as the tiny mage calls them. - Serta said. She reached for one of her pouches and produced another totemic statuette from it.
- Here, I've made it for you while you were out cold. - She said with a smile. - Given that we're near a waterfall, I thought we could summon and bind a water-spirit for you, given that your bond with your earth-spirit is near perfect by now.
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posted July 18, 2018 01:17 PM

- Grand! Let's go! - Orryth makes sure to thank the healers as they depart, then follows Serta's lead. - So, I can see fighting an earth spirit to bind it, since it is a solid, but the others are not. Wouldn't my weapon go right through a water one? Also, are there, maybe, mixtures of them around? Like, did an earth spirit and a water spirit get together and make a mud spirit or something?
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posted July 19, 2018 08:22 PM

- No, they don't merge themselves. - Serta said. - You can use the spirits to use their abilities in tandem, or to tap into their power if they're not summoned. My revitalisation spell uses both the power of earth and water spirits. To weaken the Water-Spirit, you must use your earth spirit to wear it out. on't worry, I'm sure you'll do fine, and besides, I'll be near you, and one of those Samann too, no doubt. They seem on edge once summonings are in question.

Once they were neat the water, Serta started the preparations for the summon. She drew the summoning circle by the bank of the river, nearby the waterfall.
- Now, just like the last time, but the incantation is different - She said to Orryth, while pointing out the required text on the parchment.
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posted July 21, 2018 01:59 PM

Federigo went into the healer's tent for his daily cures, the shoulder was still dislodged from the strike, but the tendons and muscles were almost fully healed, the stitches in the collar bone were removed and the healers started their spells, among them was the healer that brought Federigo back into the camp, after the healing session she said:

-If it isn't Sir bookworm, I take it you're getting better?- She slapped his shoulder, Federigo flinched, but managed to hold off a scream: -That's not going to help... But I'll admit, it's starting to feel normal again.-
She then said: -Well, that was payback for that time! Glad to see you're getting better though.-
-If only... I still need time before I can move my shoulder as fast as I did...- he paused: -Look, I know it's not in your procedures, but could you cast a more intense spell? We shall be going into a major battle soon and I need to be fighting fit.-
She replied: -What? You do know that you risk shattering your bone if you don't wait enough?-
He replied: -Yes, I'm aware, listen, I didn't want to pull that card, but the Captain requests it, and I'm also tired of waiting. I'll take care in the days preceding the battle, so that I lower my chances of breaking my arm, don't worry.-
She stopped to think, then said: -I'll do it, but you owe me a favour, I'll tell the others to get prepared, you stay here and wait for us. This time you have to stand perfectly still, move just a bit and I'll slap you again, got it?-
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posted July 26, 2018 01:03 PM

- Right. Well, time to get to it then. - Orryth first summoned the earth spirit before them, then started the incantation. Though its appearance wasn't immediate, the water spirit took less time to initially appear than the earth one had. It didn't look too happy at being called forth.

Noticing the earth spirit nearby, the water spirit decided to take the initiative and strike first. A heavy blast of water shot from it, hitting the arm that the earth spirit was using to block the attack. A few bits of rock chipped away, but nothing more, as the earth spirit's sure footing ensured it didn't get knocked back either.

The earth spirit then advanced on the water, sending a fist right into its stomach area. The fist went right in, and the water spirit was not even phased. The water spirit decided to take advantage of the opportunity and started enveloping the earth.

- Well, that was unexpected. Hmmm. - Orryth took a few moments to think, then smiled.

A few segments of the ground began to rise around the two, creating walls of earth. The walls enclosed around the two, creating a dome. The newly formed hill then started to shrink, compacting what was within. Water leaked from small holes as it was happening, but those were quickly covered by more earth. Soon, the leaking water turned into leaking mud.

- Haha! Mud spirit! Hmmm. Well, enough of that. Time time bind it. - Orryth found the binding ritual upon the parchment and did as it instructed.
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posted August 01, 2018 10:11 AM

With everything settled, and with the troops recovered, the march was resumed. Domerth had increased the pace for it, to make up for lost time spent recuperating.
There was still a lengthy bit of road left towards Sequat. Domerth maintained communications with the main invasion force on a daily basis.
Few weeks had passed now, an the main invasion force was advancing slowly, but surely. The key elements amongst the border were captured already, and the army coalition of Merinanth and Kythay were slowly advancing towards Ysmarkand, with aditional reinforcements being sent from both kingdoms.
Along the march, The brotherhood had wet their blades in combat, although, the resistance was minimal, and didn't matched the horror of fighting the voidspawn warband a few weeks earlier. Some of the younger members of the Brotherhood, to whom breaking the siege of Kree, as well as this whole campaign was the first true combat experience, kept having nightmares, confirming what Frederigo said. The healers did their best to keep the men in shape with several remedies to soothe the mind, and it, at least temporarily solved the problem.
Using any free moment, Orryth strenghtened the bond with his newly aquired water-spirit, with supervision from Serta and Halfman.
Frederigo managed to get a complete recovery, thanks in no small part to the Healers of the Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood was now deep inside Emerdina, on the way to Sequat. This day was eventful, as the brotherhood had to eradicate a horde of goblins. Domerth with some others were examining the battle field, whilst lesser ranked members of the Brotherhood piled the corpses of the jungle vermin and burned them.
- It seems they're migrating north. - Domerth noted whilst examining the scene. There were slain packbeasts with the belongings of this goblin tribe.
- More like fleeing from the cult it seems - Halfman noted. It wasn't a regular warband of goblins, that was evident enough, since there were plenty of female and child goblins slain as well.
- How far are we from the supposed Oracle site? - Domerth asked.
- A few days worth, won't deviate from the path at all. - Halfman said. - One could say it's on the way to Sequat.
Domerth stood silent for a moment. The lower ranked members rummaged through the goblin belongings, in search of anything of value, of which so far were some minor caches of coin and gems.
- Any thoughts on why this Oracle wasn't found yet?
- Maybe it was, I don't know. These are mystical places, and unfortunately, beyond our knowledge. The ways of the gods are unknown, as they say.
Halfman understood what Domerth thought. He was expecting a fight for the Oracle. A site of such importance, if it was discovered by the Cult would be heavily guarded.
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