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In a Hall

Postby Will » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:26 pm

**Harwood enters the house with his small retinue. Waiting to meet him is a Dwarf in a thick black cloak with fur across the shoulders. He smiles somewhat creepily at William.**

"So... hoping for some Heroes to help with the master plan then?"

**Harwood steels himself**

"The only plan Dorelan... the only plan..."
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Re: In a Hall

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:46 pm

**Quayle is shown in by some guards, he smiles with recognition at Dorellan, the one time Traveller before turning his attention to the prince. He bows before continuing**

"Your Highness, it has been some time. I was present on the eve of your kidnapping some months ago, I am pleased to see you well."

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Sproglet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Uthred strides into the room and just stares at harwood for a short time.

'William... Still alive then?'

He then glances at Quayle...

'Stand up Quayle, your making the room untidy and it's strange watching you be subservient to anyone....'

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:40 pm

**Quayle turns at the arrival**

"Uthred, this is Prince Harwood. His great-great-great grandfather was the first Traveller and founded of the city of Mahtar. His brother was founder of the tribe and his nephew was Mektar, God of Honour. I know you are our elected leader but I feel members of his family still deserves our respect and loyalty."

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Sproglet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:46 pm

Uthred thinks for a moment.

'I disagree, respect and loyalty should be earned through deeds and words, not due to an accident of birth, hence why I believe the title of haran and how that is decided through a vote is superior to any royal line which instantly place power on the next person who was born.'

Uthred the leans against the wall.

'That said I an here to listen to whatever the 'prince' has to suggest for if he was educated as his station suggest
and as competent as his war gear would imply then it's probably worth listening atleast.'

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Stevie » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:03 pm

**Lophaetus arrives sometime after, following a messenger into the place he mentioned Quayle would be. He nods at the people present, listening to what is being spoken.**

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:10 pm

"The Harwood line is good and strong. As you point out, they educate their young, raise them to be great warriors and leaders. Which is a more superior system, one where you elect someone based on what little you know of them or one where the greatest people of the tribe mold and shape a boy into a man into a leader of men?"

**He can Uthred wanting to retort and holds up his hand**

"When you were elected Haran, there were some 50,000 Larkant alive. How many of them do you think you've actually met? So they voted for you based on what they've seen, heard, been told. It worked in this case, but can you honestly say you think it worked in the election of the Emperor? What about Samuel?"

**He smiles**

"The system we have works as well as any other I can think of and I would not suggest we changed to one that is purely based on ones lineage. However, by having the Harwoods and other well-known noble families that the people can look up to, it gives them a simple option to vote for. The nomination of fate."

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Will » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:10 pm

**William's eyes narrow slightly at Uthred**

"I am not here to undermine you Haran. I respect your right and I do not seek to rule. However... in the absence of any visible attempt by anyone else to actually... lead, I thought I'd take point for awhile. I'm quite surprised to see you here... last I heard you were on your way to the Bastion...

Now if you don't mind, we're here to try and save Sinya Palurin, not engage in a contest of power and condescension."
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Re: In a Hall

Postby Sproglet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:16 pm

Uthred seems to ponder this for awhile, before speaking.

'The difference between my election and and having a 'nomination by fate' as you put it is that I personally earned my reputation which is the basis of what people voted on. However that is very very different to getting votes or high station due to your fathers or grandfathers reputation. Don't get me wrong I fought along side Williams father while I commanded the forces at pathway but I will not assume that the lad is as capable as his farther is until it is proven with his own reputation.'

Uthred then considers a moment more.

'In the end Quayle that's all any of us heroes are, our influence and power only take us as far as our reputation will allow. It is everything, without it we are just another hungry mouth to feed on the street, and personally I believe a reputation earned with your own blood, sweat and tears is far more important than hanging on the coat tails of your ancestors deeds.'

Uthred smiles at William.

'Lead you say? Where William? You have a plan? Speak up then man. I am all for ideas, but not suicide missions for those that can't fight, I was heading to bastion to make sure those refugees that are fleeing there are not subjected to Elven courtesy, but if you have a better option beyond stand, fight and die then I am all ears...'

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Will » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:38 pm

**William smiles**

"Let us have this debate at a more appropriate time. Though it is a shame that you had given up hope for this land, I shall endeavour to change your mind"

**He steps forward and gestures to Dorelan**

"The Souless... largely a force dedicated to Quarin, and fuelled by Undeath. Well, where better to seek opponents of this force than with those who hate Undeath the most. The High Priest and..."

**His voice tails off as the door opens. A pale skinned knightly figure enters the room, dressed in white. He moves beside Dorelan and nods. Dorelan nods back.**

"...Paladin of Firin. Over to you Dorelan."

**The Dwarf steps forward.**

"So, right... the Soulless are going to attack here as they have everywhere else. This is a certain. The unanswered question is... how can we stop them. Well, the Soulless are much like any other army. They have a chain of command. Leadership. Their numbers are vast yes, but they still must be led."

**He holds out his hand. In it sits a ball glowing with white energy**

"Here is an artefact that, when activated, will obliterate all but the most powerful Undead within the area. Let's say a mile. It will almost certainly kill anything living as well, but within a much smaller radius... let's say... 80 feet. Now, the creatures leading the different fragments of the armies of the Soulless are powerful beings, but they cannot show themselves by day. This means that whilst the preparations are going ahead, they need somewhere secure and preferably underground to base themselves."

**Dorelan gestures to Harwood, who takes over**

"I have had a team of diviners working around the clock trying to locate these leaders. They are protected with powerful anti scrying rituals, but we have managed to establish their location, some miles outside the territory of the dome to the east. We understand that only one of several armies is preparing itself at this time but others are on the way. If we can scatter and disrupt this first one, then their preparations will be set back weeks and give us some more breathing space to plan our next move. If we do not act soon however, they will attack within days and I believe that whilst we might hold them off, we will be too weakened to deal with any further armies, let alone formulate any plan to drive them off.

I need a group of Heroes to penetrate the ranks of the Glooms, find their way near this location, set up the device, detonate it thus eradicating the leaders of this first army and hopefully a mass of other Undead creatures, and make it back here safely."

**He gives Uthred a glance**

"Is that sufficient enough a plan to be getting along with for now?"
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Re: In a Hall

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:41 pm

"How is the item activated?"

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Sproglet » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:48 pm

While Harwood and the others were speaking Uthreds face slowly grew into a huge grin, as he listened intently.

'You know what lord prince I like it, desperate and suicidal with only a slim chance of success.... Just my kind of plan.'

He considers for a moment.

'We continue the evacuation but I will start arranging defences all around the city, we will build barricades and the like to slow down the enemy, pull down building for materials for them. We get out the non combatants, woman and children and such but every able bodied man who wants to stand and I fight I will organise. Was going to try and arrange something similar with Sylas but as he seems to be holed up in his palace he will just have to put up with it.'


Uthred then smirks.

'Your as crazy as your father William, I like it.'

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Will » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:29 pm

"Oh, well, we didn't want it activated by any old nobody who knew the right word"

**Dorelan chips in**

"You have to open the most minor of ritual circles first, place it inside, then touch it and say detonate. It will then charge up over a period of time. When it is ready, it will flash very gently then detonate about 30 seconds later. You may need to protect it whilst it is charging up I imagine"

**Harwood takes over**

"Also, we have appropriated some research that has been conducted at the College. We should have gathered enough know-how to enact a rite to clear the area of Glooms for the day. This is a one shot thing though as we wont be able to do it again for a month or so, by which point it will likely be too late"
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Re: In a Hall

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:26 am

**Quayle nods**

"This isn't the work of Antioch is it? Specialises in holy explosives? Once it gets to the flashing stage, can it be stopped or can we stop defending it and get to a safe distance?"

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Re: In a Hall

Postby Will » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:21 am

"I am unfamiliar with Antioch." Dorelan frowns. "Either way this thing will be safe as a bunny rabbit until it is activated. Once the flashing starts though, that's it really..."
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