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6/03/2018 8:28 pm  #1


Ostium Underborea

Five long years of plague decimated the distant village of Shankshill. With the elders, leaders, and priests long dead, the surviving, hearty youth fell under the spell of a dark wandering Witch who took up residence in the village church. Her young followers became heathens, stealing livestock near and far for animal sacrifice to her foul daemons.

But a fateful decision was made by the desperate survivors of neighboring hamlets to sneak into the doomed village to put an end to this wretched Witch and her wicked ways. And they would claim the doomed village’s treasury as their own.

These marauders trapped the poor souls inside the village church by nailing boards across all exits and set pitch alight with fire. Screams of tortured deaths echoed across that dark night as the flames swept through the structure.

When the fire finally burned out the evil Witch and her followers were surely dead, but the church shell remained standing. And the treasury was never found.

The clergy of your village stand before the gathered throng. "The riches of Shankshill belonged to our god and it is He that decrees its return."  The lower priests nod vigorously in agreement.

"Despite our misgivings in seeking such questionable assistance...Is there no single thieving man...or woman.....who will redeem himself of prior trespass and journey to reclaim Shankshill's treasures for the greater good?"

Nervous villagers glance at each other and a silence falls over the crowd...

 

6/04/2018 5:21 pm  #2


Re: Ostium Underborea

Long moments of silence pass until the priest speaks again. "I know you not, coward, but your atonement will come upon you one day."

He scans the sheepish, downturned faces of the crowd. 

"Perhaps a simple fighting man among you.....?"

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6/05/2018 7:40 pm  #3


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"Not one soul among you all? So be it! The treasure of Shankshill shall remain lost."

The priest spins on his heel, turning his back to the assembly and reenters his church. His acolytes scurry in behind and slam the heavy oak door closed.

Eventually the people disperse, each wondering if there will still be blessings on Sun Day.

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6/09/2018 5:54 am  #4


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The toothless farmer held his pitchfork tentatively, leaning on it to aid a croaked spine and sighed, "there is never a hero near when one needs one. 'Xathoqqua," he exclaims, "the world is dark and foreboding and we are just humble servants crawling on the ground on our stomach, begging for grubs!"

He too strolls off in dismay... 

 

6/09/2018 8:12 am  #5


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Caveman wrote:

The toothless farmer held his pitchfork tentatively, leaning on it to aid a croaked spine and sighed, "there is never a hero near when one needs one. 'Xathoqqua," he exclaims, "the world is dark and foreboding and we are just humble servants crawling on the ground on our stomach, begging for grubs!"

He too strolls off in dismay... 

Nice!
 


“How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

6/10/2018 6:03 am  #6


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Yeah, it was a nice try Iron-Ranger, I enjoyed the introduction. I would have loved to help, but I being doing PbP for well over 9 years and though I greatly enjoy them, I also exhausted with them (oh my aching spine)!

May the North Winds (Boreas) be with you!

 

6/10/2018 9:30 am  #7


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Caveman wrote:

Yeah, it was a nice try Iron-Ranger, I enjoyed the introduction. I would have loved to help, but I being doing PbP for well over 9 years and though I greatly enjoy them, I also exhausted with them (oh my aching spine)!

May the North Winds (Boreas) be with you!

Hahaha! Thanks for playing even though you didn't want to, Caveman!  Was a great way to end it!
I'll lure somebody to Underborea one day...

Last edited by Iron Ranger (6/10/2018 9:30 am)

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6/11/2018 5:37 am  #8


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Good Stuff!

 

6/11/2018 9:18 am  #9


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Bravo!


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