A Play of Hopes and Fears

This week our heroes came within an inch of total annihilation. They crossed swords with ten undead soldiers ozzing purple mist from their eyes and wounds and expelling locusts from their mouths as they spoke. The battle came to a quick end as one by one the valiant defenders of Fairhollow Stampede fell into disrepair and unconsciousness. The prompted the quick escape from three more wary members of the group, leaving their fallen comrades behind.

After regrouping the living members concocted a plan to follow and attempt to rescue their friends. They followed the soldiers tracks south for some time, crossing over the river and continuing on towards the witchlight fens. It was there that the shambling skeletons stopped. That is when the changeling, shifter, and teifling sprung into action and attacked the lone evil doer. However it seemed although they were to late as their own friends rose up against them, covered in black festering lesions and seeking their very lifeblood.

Luckily once the greatsword wielding undead was slain the spell was lifted, returning them to their former selves. They found their slain foe wearing a piece of polished black magical armor, with the image of a skull with jeweled eyes inscribed upon it. With her vast knowledge of history Tormenta was able to tell the party that this symbol is indicative of an ancient demi-lich which once held great power near the land, however centuries ago his stronghold was overrun and his power dissolved. What does this mean for the Fairhollow Stampede and the neighboring lands? Only time will tell us.

Alive and well the party made their way back to the kingsroad towards fallcrest. Outside the gates of the town they were met by 2 bear, and 3 rabid dogs, all with these undead festering legions they had seen before. They scratched and howled at the gates to gain access to the flesh beyond but once they got a wiff of the fresh meet behind them, their attention quickly turned on our heroes. After a glorious battle they finally emerged victorious and were met by dawn, and the opening of the town outer gates.

Until next time.


One thought on “A Play of Hopes and Fears

  1. Hi,

    Apologies for the off-topic comment, but I couldn’t find a contact email for you.

    I’ve recently put out an ebook of my writing, called ‘The New Death and others’. It’s mostly short stories, with some obvious gamer-interest material. For example I have a story inspired by OD&D elves, as well as poems which retell Robert E Howard’s King Kull story ‘The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune’ and HP Lovecraft’s ‘Under the Pyramids’.

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in doing a review on your blog.

    If so, please let me know your email, and what file format is easiest for you, and I’ll send you a free copy. You can email me (news@apolitical.info) or reply to this thread.

    You can download a sample from the ebook’s page on Smashwords:


    I’ll also link to your review from my blog.


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