Search for a Sword: Part I
Bogged Down Pursuit
The heroes, after accepting the task of recovering Calumbais’ sword, head south as swiftly as possible, in pursuit of the necromancer Virsast.
They soon realize that they will not soon overtake their quarry. He has a 2 days lead already, and if the accounts of town guardsmen can be trusted, Virsast is summoning mounts and then riding them to death, in haste to deliver the sword, and news of its owner, to his master in Waelund. Fiona had said she’d heard him summon a mount before departing the tower, and this confirmation disheartens the heroes, but it does not daunt them. They simply trust that they can follow Virsast’s trail and track him down wherever his final destination may be.
Along the road, they encounter a group of monks in need of escort. These monks were abandoned by their knightly escort when the man fell ill, and left them unprotected. They are taking the body of one of their brethren back to the place of his birth, Blathe Thorpe, for burial. The party, although hesitant to slow their progress further, eventually decides to do the right thing and see the holy brothers safely to their destination.
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