Where there’s smoke. There’s Verner.
Ready Aim Verner
Blackened Verner Down
I love the smell of Verner in the morning….smells like victory.
Well done Verner. Or should I say, Verner…well done. Either way it’s the same thing…
I think we have learned some valuable lessons everyone can use moving forward. We learned Blank is not just every pretty face but a genius as well. We learned that you never lunge at a gnome. We learned Verner had a very quick temper and not very good reflexes. We learned you Never lunge at a gnome. We learned swords of liberty are apparently made of highly flammable paper mache. Who would have guessed that. Not me. Did I mention you never every lunge at a gnome?Learn it. We Learned it’s hard to make something dead, deader. Anyways, Let me refresh your memories of the past day’s events….
It seems we can’t catch a break.If you remember during the fighting with the Thranians everyone was doing their part, and some peoples parts are more complicated than others. Vermathrax had expressed a want to having the Swords of Liberty made to look like criminals, well that isn’t difficult if you are over the age of 3 and can see half that far in feet. Blank seizing the opportunity, used the Thranian distraction to go through the gnomes room below deck and relocate some potions to the Swords room. The intent was to put the gnomes and swords at odds and keep them both watching each other so our group could move around and do things without as many eyes watching us. It couldn’t have gone any other way. So delicious. At some point early the morning after the fight, the gnomes confronted Beaman and Verner in front of their room. According to the gnomes recollections of that conversation, Fitz asked if they had stolen the missing potions..and Verner got angry and lunged at him with violence in his eyes. He had had no choice, one thing led to the other and poof. Well done Verner. By well done I mean over cooked. Burned beyond recognition. Smells like chicken, and hair, and Verner… Aldenyss found his way to the standoff between Beaman, blackened Verner, and the gnomes Fitz and Tinkle. Funny since Verner was just laying there. Not being able to solve the problem alone Aldenyss called for Vermathax. Both told their side of what happened. He said she said.Blahblahblah. The only things certain were Verner was burnt to a crispy finish and some potions were missing. Searching the ship and the whole crews belongings was all we could do. Vermathrax restricted Fitz to his quarters and removed his weapons…and Beaman’s too. Needless to say Beaman was less than happy. He had just lost his life partner. Okay maybe not, but he was acting like that. The search conducted by Aldenyss, Bishop, Beaman, and Fitz n Fiddle located the potions in Beaman and Verners room under a pillow. Beaman’s response…." AhhhHell." Followed by Aldenyss’ question..“Who’s bed is thi…” Beaman cutting him off quickly…“Verners”. Problem Solved. Warnings were issued to all parties. No violence or retaliation. Maybe Blank isn’t a fighter, but he gots talents.
Getting the stone to the location in the woods, hmmm. Logistical problems with the woods and landing, forced us to stop at an old run down tower and ruins. Still can’t land the ship, have to climb sown to the tower by ladder. The landing party is Vermathrax, Archer, Aldenyss, and Blank. Three soldiers and a Blank. (sounds like a game show huh?) Bishop is left on the hovering ship to keep it and the crew safe. Bad feeling. All is quiet…Here is where the dead come into play. Skeletons and zombies. WTH…here we go. It’s hard to kill something twice, really hard when it has half plate and nicer weapons than you. Bigger nicer weapons. The fight goes south almost from the get go, even Blank is forced into fighting…that’s how bad it got. Everyone is getting beat down and it doesn’t look good. Blank sees this, and thinking quickly, climbs back up to the ship to get Bishop. Giving Bishop his featherfall broach, Blank sends the warforged over the ships side to save whats left of the party. Then returns, back down the ladders, to the fighting. Bishop gets there in time to save most of the landing party, almost saving Aldenyss as well. Unfortunately Aldenyss died of wounds inflicted by both the Thranians from the night before and the accursed undead. A moment of silence for the fallen…and the burnt too. thank you.
Hopefully, Blank will find a way to get this stone and the crew safely to this meeting and save the world from war….if not, who cares…the geas will likely kill him anyways.