[Taocow PBEM] Book 3 - Chapter XVII - Return to Hoburn Hill
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Mon Feb 23 17:37:38 UTC 2015
OOC: Hah... Typo there... February 101 PA. I'll be getting a post out
On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM, 'Ted Smythe' via Taocow Rifts PBEM
<taocow-rifts-pbem at googlegroups.com> wrote:
> OCC: "February 1st, 721 PA"?! Did I miss something?
> On Wed, 2/11/15, Aaron Clausen <mightymartianca at gmail.com> wrote:
> The voyage back to Hoburn Hill turns out to be less direct than the voyage to Wales was. Captain Neeson is forced to steer the ley line ship northward and away from what appears to be a great arm of the Splugorth army. There are two firefights but Neeson, getting used to command, efficiently gets her ship out of trouble. Still, the new routes delay the ship by the better part of three days.
> In that time the land has been transformed. Whatever power was holding England in ice cold conditions seems to have been pushed back. Snow gives way to recent rains. The lowlands, instead of being chest-high in snow, are now knee deep in mud. If nothing else, this should slow down any Splugorth ground troops that might be trying to push further westward, and cutting off units like the ones that attacked the dwarfs in Wales.
> It is February 1st, 721 PA, around 9pm, when the Hoburn Hill Millennium Tree comes into view, towering over the landscape. The great nexus that feeds it lights up the night sky, it's power palpable from miles away. The people of the Tree have been busy, and the scars of flood and battle
> are being repaired, and perhaps, in a few years, they will be barely noticeable.
> The ship docks near the top of the great tree, and several druids await. When they are informed of what has been transpired, they nod sadly. "We have heard that many leyline merchants have met similar, or worse fates. The Splugorth are beginning to set up blockades along major
> leylines. They mean to starve New Camelot and the other Free Kingdoms. Almost we and our brethren elsewhere are preparing to ask the Trees to open rifts so that supplies may be brought into England."
> The female Elf druid, Taelaen, who had lead the company through the Tree upon their last visit is there as well. "It is well that you have secured
> the cold iron. Our... guest... has become most difficult to contain, and we have been forced to have two druids constantly keeping the wards up. Tiresome work. We, and the Tree, will feel much better to be rid of her."
> "It will take a day or two to forge the cage." she continues. "Perhaps you would like some time to rest? I am certain the Council will wish to meet with you again, but that won't be until tomorrow at the earliest. Your quarters have been prepared for you in the same rooms you held before.In the mean timetime, you may go as you please."
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