8/15/15 – 79th Session – Module HM12 – The Battle of Torgar Island (Act 1 – The Siege Begins)
Game Dates: 6/14/901 – 6/21/901 N.Y.
Athelstan (Chris) – domur: 70, hamingja: 3
Bergsveinn Farisson (Metellus) – domur: 41, hamingja: 3
Caelrath (Josh) – domur: – 92, hamingja: 3
Estrid (Tanya) – domur: 92, hamingja: 2
Kasimir (Chris) – domur: 47, hamingja: 2
Hakon Finehair the Skald (NPC) – domur: 90
Solsdagur, the 14th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.
On this day, Estrid Freysteinn began scouting out the town of Hildiridharsonaborg, using the wild shape of a bat. She noted the haphazard, chaotic layout of the town itself and the tent-town outside the main walls . . .
Manadagur, the 15th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.
On this day Estrid Freysteinn officially said farewell to Vik the Leshy. She released him from service to her, gifting him with precious stones he liked and setting him to dwell in and watch over the hallowed ground she had created along the coast of Halogaland.
From Tysdagur the 16th to Freyjudagur the 19th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.
The heroes finished training their troops, crafting their magic items, and scouting out Torgar Island . . .
Sjaundidagur, the 20th of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.
On this day, the heroes made their rendezvous with Jarl Grundi Hrottason of Luleastadhir on Brunney. They met by the wells that give that island its name and planned their assault on Torgar Island to begin at dawn on the next day . . .
Solsdagur, the 21st of Skerpla, 901 N.Y.
At dawn on this day, the heroes began their assault on Torgar Island. Their 8 longships, each with a long hundred of men (120 each), hit the beaches on the east coast of the island (the ships included the Helgiask, the Dark Serpent, two ships from each of the kings of Jorvik, a ship sent by Athelwold, and the ship of Jarl Grundi Hrottason of Luleastadhir.) The heroes send their main armies ahead under the command of Thorgill Haraldsson.
As their army made its way towards the town of Hildiridharsonaborg, they heard war horns and war drums, and an army poured out of the main gates to meet their army in combat on the fields of Torgar Island. It seemed as though the Trollkyn horde that constituted the main army of Hildiridharsonaborg was being routed during that first engagement, but their supporting units were more steady, and the Trollkyn were so ferocious that they still tore into the heroes’ armies, even when routed.
The heroes, however, went around to the north wall of Hildiridharsonaborg, away from the main gate, intending to attack from there. They could see a silent village of tents and a palisade between them and the main wall. As they approached the tents, Bergsveinn Farisson used detect undead and discovered that the tents were full of undead – a ghoulish army of undead Trollkyn! The heroes began to gird themselves with enchantments as they approached, and soon the undead began to pour from the tents. Behind the palisade, the leader of the undead, a kind of undead jotunn called a nightwalker, revealed itself. And so the battle began!
The heroes fought relentlessly through the ghoulish army, destroying all the undead, and even managed to destroy the looming nightwalker before they reached the palisades, then used oil and torches to burn their way through the palisade in order to attack the main walls . . . More undead awaited them on the other side of the palisade, and the walls were swarming with Trollkyn . . . but the heroes had no choice but to fight on, as they must reach the gateway to the Castle of the King of Storms this very night, or lose all chance of finding and defeating him . . .
XP Earned: 134,000 (26,880 each)
Total XP: 400,445 each
XP to level 14: 445,000