Illora Mone sent the following report to TMN:
I sensed an urgent call of invasion by Ratbane and hurried from the library, to find that town was no longer in danger. When I met Ratbane, he recruited me for the party taking on Ash (there was one on TI, I believe). Our small party encountered tough resistance (four Carousers and a Marauder) in the Village, though there was little else by the time I arrived. After several attempts on Village, resulting in the successful killing of at least one Carouser, we were sitting back in Horde, healing up, when a man showed up but didn't attack us.
He claimed he was a rebel, that the rebels wanted to take Village for themselves. We offered our help, promising not to harm him. At this time, I was still calling for help to Stinkfist, not realizing how successful the rebels would be. With a flood of rebels at our backs, we easily cleared Village of its Carousers--until a Greater Death appeared. Our rebel friends scattered in terror, but after heavy casualties and the arrival of a pair of bloodmages, the GD was finished.
Whimpering William (that was his name it appears, though he was not happy about it) demanded supplies and claimed that the rebels were looking for a secure base. He indicated that he was very low-level and new in the rebel organization, unlike most we have treated with before. He was very polite, though afraid of the bloodmages, but conversation revealed that he favored the capture and selling of slaves. The most curious thing I got from the conversation was that the Theocracy was far weakened from its heydays.
Largo arrived after that, with the promised supplies, but said he wanted something to show for all that we'd given the rebels over the years. By this point William and Stinkfist had been exchanging insults and threats. Without letting anyone else in on what they were doing, Kalian and Stinkfist took up flanking positions around William. Kalian entered through the north door and stood north of William, Stinkfist blocked the south door. Kailan opened a portal to EP, and both Kalian and Stinkfist activated their shieldstones, forcing William through the portal.
Largo followed, but was unable to keep William alive and fell himself.
While the execution was skillfullly done, I wonder at the results if this should get back to the rebel hierarchy. Of course, I'm still wondering if he was even a rebel, and not just bait in a Dar'shak trap.
-Illora MonePosted by Para at February 05, 2009 12:15 AM