The tale centered on the two wizards investigating the disappearance of a local lord’s young daughter, who vanished in a field. Davros of Tremere, the covenant’s leader thought this would be a good way for the two new wizards to impress the locals. Following interrogations of the Sire, Robert, the child’s nurse, and the lord’s master of the hounds William, they learned that the girl had vanished in an empty field near a small hole. Using magic, the giant Feargus enlarged the hole so they could get a better look while Finnegan shined a spot of moonlight to see. The thin walls of the small hole in the ground led to a portal to a nearby faerie forest. The night was late and the two magi ventured on unaccompanied into the faerie wood. The forest track they took soon led them into a maze of hedgerows under the wood’s trees. Fortunately, they ran across a girl’s comb, which Feargus used as an arcane connection to learn the direction of the missing child. Finding a hedgerow in the way, Feargus toss Finnegan over the hedge, and then leaped like a frog to the other side since neither wizards wanted to damage the hedge and anger the local faeries. On the other side, Finnegan was being attacked by two figures made of straw, which lashed out with their branchy arms. Casting Pilum of Fire, Finnegan set one blaze. The other ran right into the path of Feargus swinging war hammer, which knocked it right into the other flaming straw man. Both were quickly consumed. We ended play there as the two wizards saw a clearing in the dawn light located in the middle of the woods not more than 50 paces away.
It was a fun. Aaron did a great job of using spontaneous spells to great effect. Bill’s Finnegan has a mental block against using spontaneous spells so it did a little less casting. However, he was the only one who had enough fire ability to really defend against the straw men easily. The player’s realized that there are some spells that they need to learn or create in the near future, especially those to make Feargus easier to move about the countryside – he stands over 9 ft and weighs close to 700 lbs.