We get to the border of the Northern Gathersss, and it was all walking from here. We hiked for a couple of daysss, with Dobby and I making elaborate sheltersss for our camp. One day while we were hiking, we crosssed pathsss with a group of orcsss that didn’t ssseem to like what they sssaw with usss. Granted we knew coming into thisss that we would have to face sssome difficulty with thisss job. They obviously approached Abraham and started ssspeaking to him in his native tongue. I couldn’t tell what was being said, but I could tell that thingsss were getting worssse. One of the orcs tried to attack Horgrim, but failed.
I didn’t hesssitate to make a move on the orc that attacked Horgrim. I disssarmed him of his weapon as a warning to him, but also to ssshow mercy for not killing him…..yet. The other orcs didn’t ssseem to like that, and they ssstarted closing in on usss. I go invisible killing two of our attackersss. Horgrim with his handcuffsss on managed to kill a ssslew of them, and our newbie Tae also got one. After our altercation, we travelled for a couple more days, and were ssspotted by ANOTHER group of orcs. Horgrim tells us to run and we make a break for a foressst. Duran trippsss and before I can go invisssible to try and sssave him, I see Horgrim turn around and scoop him up and carry him into the foressst with us.
The foressst starts to get dark and creepy with black fog. I get hit from behind by sssomething, but I couldn’t make out what it was. I jussst looks like we are being attacked by shadowsss, and nothing I did would affect them. It looked like the fightersss with white sssilver weaponsss were the only onesss that could do any damage. I turned and sssaw Mittensss staring at sssomething. Ssssince I was no good on the battle field, I went over to sssee what it wasss. It looked like a ssset of reins, but there was sssomething about them that ssseemed out of the ordinary. I picked them up and all of a sssudden, they ssstarted glowing a dark green color. I gave them a flick and in a explosion of shadowsss, I was now on top of an undead horssse. I also ssstarted to feel this uncomfortable cold feeling in the back of my head, so I sssomehow make the horssse disssappear and put the reins in my pack.
With the shadow warriorsss taken care of, we ssset up a camp with watchesss. We make it through the night and travel the next day. We make it within about hundred feet of the tree line. From the treeline we could see this bright blue light shining. Dobby sssays that she can sssmell the Tempessst from that direction. We discusss our plan of action. Mittensss says that sssince this was ssstrictly a recon misssion that we should turn around and head back to hq. Horgrim thought differently I guesss becaussse it was hisss home, but he reluctantly obliged.
No sssooner we turned to leave, Horgrim was hit by this giant burssst of blue energy. I immediately go invisssible and make a run towardsss the clearing to sssee what it wasss. I sssaw these four individualsss wearing armor with blue cryssstals in it carrying these ssstrange weaponsss with the sssame crystalsss. There were alssso these other three individualsss, one a large human heavily armored with the sssame blue crystalsss, another sssmaller one that looked like a very powerful ussser of magic, and the lassst one working on this giant archway with ssssome sort of runesss carved into it. I tried to sssee as much asss I could, but the four previousss individualsss were making their way towardsss usss.
I go back to the group, and tell them that we need to go now. We currently did not ssstand a chance with thessse guysss, essspecially with the biggessst guy down. We make a run for it. Before leaving, Mittensss takesss the handcuffsss off of Horgrim. Unfortunately for him, leaving him there gave usss a better chance of sssurvival. We manage to essscape, but now we’re lossst. I ssscale up one of the treesss to sssee where the sssun is to get a sssense of what direction we need to go. We trek for asss long asss we can until we get tired. Dobby and I ssset up camp and ressst with watches again. Not too long after I get to sssleep, Dobby wakesss us and tellsss us that she sssmellsss the Tempessst again. We pack what we can and run again. We finally make it to the treeline of the Northern Gathersss. We ressst more and plan to head back to Kythrosss.