Friday, 30 October 2015

City of Thorns - part 5 - Undone and Dusted

The tangled forest of the Wyrmdark seemed to be moving. Maybe even growing around them as they forced their way through the clawing branches and thorny vines. Whenever they paused for a brief rest they were have convinced the creaking noises of the trees also stopped - it was as if the woods were trying to sneak up on them.

Dregtoof, Dogear and Mudgard had returned to the wilds of the Wyrmdark with a band of Lurkerz Boyz while Spitlock and the Underhogz were left to guard what little Wyrmroot they had been able to steal from the struggling peasant farmers and traders.

But the Wyrmdark was not a healthy forest, the Crowmoons had taken wide detours around several clearings that were fetid and corrupt, where loathsome unnamed things squirmed in the rotting trunks of fallen trees.

So they were relieved to find themselves in a wide clearing of rolling uncorrupted grasslands. The relief was short-lived though, as their old foes the Grudgebreakers were also there!

Pirate Dwarf Captain Gudrun roared a challenge and hurried ahead of his followers. The hairy buccaneer fired his pistol at Dregtoof while Ishmael, the Grudgebreakers’ Wizard, blasted him with an Arcane Bolt. Gudrun  impetuously charged alone into the Orc lines and took down Dregtoof with his rune-engraved cutlass!

The Crowmoons scattered.

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