The Shattered Spectrum: The Next Generation

Rumblings of the Fey dwarf

The Transformation ....

We have breached the temple of Kraven finally , with the usage of all the tricks we had up our sleeves ( the brute force of Hoger , the elemental form of Summaris , my gloves of seeing through things and our cunning and intelligence ) we have finally managed to open the last doors …

We all went into the massive hall but upon short discussion we decided that since we only have one suit of armor and because Kraven was a warrior of renown skill that Hoger would be best suited to face the dragon alone with the rest of us waiting outside once things settle down …

After what seemed like eternity Hoger all beat up and a little bit crispy came out from the room … the aura of Kraven prominent in the air … not to mention the heat … the enormous amount of heat … after this I decided to test my own courage … and I entered the room wearing no armor of protection and using no magic to shield me from the heat waves I was slowly suffering from the heat but I had to see Kraven with my own eyes in all his glory … I had to see if I am strong enough to stand eye to eye with a dragon … Although just the flaming aura around Kraven almost killed me , when I mentioned Karlstaff , Armak and Thorek and the fact that us mortals can’t survive the aura that he has Kraven stopped his flaming aura and the rest of the party followed in … we presented the dragon with a description of current events and the state of affairs in the world and needless to say he wasn’t really pleased with our progress but he decided to help as much as he could … he opened his treasury for us to equip ourselves with items of magical nature to aid us in the fight against the dark lord … Braith got a new set of Daggers and the rest of us picked a trinket or two as well …

After short rest and restocking we composed a plan to take back the glass city , with Kraven on our side we went with an air assault ( or rather air drop ) that allowed us to get to the walls of the city while Kraven went onto dispatching hordes of ghosts and undeads … The dark lord like always was one step ahead of us … he already evacuated the city and the only person we met over there was Charles Jilandre … Braith couldn’t contain her emotions and decided to strike at Charles with her brand new daggers … not really knowing full well how they work she threw them at Charles scoring a hit … Ashford decided to follow up and tried to position himself to blast Charles into oblivion but Charles was ready for that , he had an ace up his sleeve and as soon as Ashford cut the corner to get a good aim at Charles he was met with an onslaught of hits from Charles’s eidolon … Sadly the rest of the party didn’t have a clear shot or line of sight at Charles and he managed to escape with brand new daggers yet again … ( braith wasn’t too happy about the outcome and I can only imagine Kraven’s reaction when we tell him that we lost his daggers … ) …

After we freed the city and Kraven said his goodbyes we formulated the plan to go to the land of the yellow … with the aid of Kravens magic we were teleported to the yellow …

Things started rough for us in the yellow … Hoger was called king and kin slayer by some orcs and duels ensued … I love Hoger to death at this point and he has been a proven and loyal companion and as much as I wanted to help him when he stood outnumbered this was not my fight , not my place … there is honor code among warriors and I learned that code from the actions of Hoger … this was his fight , this was his destiny to shape his path among his people … in retrospect I wouldn’t let them kill Hoger if that came to fruition although I am not sure how would I prevent it from happening either … Hoger explained through sheer will of combat his position and stance among his people and I guess to some degree united the clans … although he made one eternal enemy out of the one of the younger and prideful orcs he clashed blades with … I guess such are turbulence’s of life and results of some of the choices we make … throughout this whole ordeal I was actually thinking if there was a way to solve this peacefully without drawing blood , the oaths of Thorek coming back into my mind … I quickly dismissed such notion as sometimes one needs to lift his blade to defend what’s right and just , and this was one of those times …

After the fight I climbed one of the mountains near by and meditated trying to make connection with Thorek , although feint and very weak the connection materialized in a different form … the elements themselves answered my call , the hardness of the earth , the might of the fire – the two elements that create the soul of every dwarf heeded my call … at that moment I decided I will follow the path that closely resembles that of Thorek although paladin is not my calling as I don’t think I can obey the oaths that Thorek did I can become the next best thing and spread the word of Thorek to those who would hear it … I can become a vessel of the long forgotten god and as my fame grows I can rebuild once great nation of my kin and rebuild the faith that will held that nation together for genertaions to come …

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