Off to Iceland: Mael, Domhnall, Finn, John D, Bradach, Frederick, Ursina, Wm
6/11/2017 – Fall 1230
Ship contracted – Capt Antonio, Navigator and first mate. Crew of 12, stats as follows:
Profession: Sailor 6, Athletics 2, Swim 1, Brawl 2 (knives)
Trip to Iceland should take about 21 days – city of Hofn.
John D – very seasick
Few weeks in, lots of loud voices in Spanish coming from top deck with a sense of urgency. Trying to change the direction of the ship Wm asks the navigator about the apparent rough seas ahead. Not long after, a giant tentacle wraps around the ship and tilts it, causing everyone to make an athletics test. Finn and Frederick stay on their feet, the other grogs don’t fall overboard.
Vis from severed tentacle: 4 Rego (All traded to Ursina so Wm can use Aegis of the Hearth 8/6/17)
Arrive at Hofn, small town. Woman comes screaming at them, for quite some time, while Ursina puts out the language device and gestures for her to put her hand on it. Domhnall gestures to the dockmaster, who agrees to put his hand on the device. He says we’ve been keeping her up at night for years. Helga Grimsdottr finally agrees to grasp the device. Why they hell are we so important that we’ve been keeping her up at night for years. Just kill her and get it over with. More important to her than other things with these stupid premonitions. The device is imperfect, but she indicates there’s lots of magic on this island. Groups of people with some association with magic, but she has no details. Order of Odin – doesn’t ring andy bells. Trollsmir, Goldrumen (magic maybe tied to songs) – but not sure she can be much of a guide. The captain has had dealings with monks here.
Scout out area for base camp to attack Order of Odin. Set out toward monastery, eat what we brought. Lots of sheep roaming wild, with no one tending them. Arrive at monastery the next day, monks have their own sheep. Men, women, and families here. Abbot Sigmundur (speaks Latin) brings the educated into the library; he asks if we know Victor. Wm and Ursina haven’t heard of him. He’s a member of Order of Hermes who has talked to the abbot in his dreams. Concerned about a spider. He insists there is no Order of Odin. There’s a group that meets once per year, but he seriously doubts there’s one that leaves Iceland and destroys spring covenant they sound like hedge wizards. They are usually scattered around the island. Trollsmir are giants. Goldrumen are singers and live in the hills. Kirk Jubaer. Victor was #2 in House Ex Miscellanea (his master was founder). Contacts us in dreams, wants us to destroy the spider. Was going to get this demon to renounce Satan, and has been unable to return to his body, likely in his sanctum. Diablolus, the spider, is trapped in his sanctum for “quite some time.” Originally from England somewhere 438 years ago in 1220.
07/02/017 – Fall 1230
Take a ship to the coast where Dhuncan is. He greets Helga by name when the party arrives. He is one of Victor’s men and has also been wondering where they’ve been. He is size +1. Light brown hair and blue eyes. Understandably desperate to rescue his daughter; men came, kidnaped his daughter and opened the sanctum and took up residence there the last few days. Chain mail and sword in good condition. Hidden entrance into side of volcano. First chamber is 12 human bodies and gargoyles destroyed. He leads us into a chamber – large room, 40’ on a side – hermetic library. Two interlocking circles of ice, two figures, eyes interlocked with light. The daughter is tied to a chair.
Wm, Domnhall, Finn, John D: +2 Ini
Mael, Frederick: +5 Ini
Volcano has a Magical Aura 6.
Demon takes over the body of the little girl, who shape changes and tears out the throat of her father. Silver stream comes out of Victor and possesses William. The demon runs out a secret door at what seems like an impossible speed. Victor looks to pursue in William’s body, but doesn’t. Ursina, William and Helga fall asleep. Sitting in a circle around a table, fully armed and armored men standing around. He begins by introducing himself. He’ll engage the demon and that will release the girl. There’s another diabolist behind the one who was here.
Raven’s eyes: 2 Intellego Vis (infernally tainted)
Cloak with +15 soak
Spell Scroll: Carve the Mystical Tunnels – Lvl 25.
Adventure Experience: For Fall 1230 | Grogs = 8xp (any into Organization Lore: Order of Hermes Lore or Icelandic get +2). William will do the same – spend 3 and get 2 more in these two skills for a rank
Will need to stay behind for Winter 1230 since no ships will sail. Can study in Victor’s library.
Walking Dead: range in size from +1 to -2
They stumble toward the group, men, women, and children alike. William casts Pit of the Gaping Earth, dropping 3 groups of dead into pits. Ursina coats the sides of one with oil, preparing to light it. The grogs take up a position on front of the magi, defending them while they cast spells. The other dead move forward and attack unsuccessfully. They defend themselves against the rest. A group of 30 riders approaches; their leader Thord Somethingorother, says they can be laid to rest by being given a Christian burial, laying their heads at their feet, or completely destroying their bodies. He says the demon took a ship. Capt Antonio of the Andanza is still there. Ursina 7 League Strides to the boat the demon took.
Helga’s story is there is no Order of Odin- the Flambeau guy disturbed some natural defenses. Brigde, who is age 5, can activate and create gateways. Nord, the Ex Miscellanea who lost his magic, is her grandfather. William will stay behind at the Veldaroon covenant.