Nereus - the Tale Begins

Boat trip

The halflings Aesti, Katherine and Meggie-Sue ended up together on a riverboat as they were all heading to the great city Nerus. On the boat were also Xochipilli, the human fighter and three silent persons. During the day nothing special happend, exept that it had began to rain. When night fell the passangers gathered in the small area where they could seek shelter from the rain. Suddenly the small lantern was broken and a supriced sound was heard thru the darkness, and when Aesti produced a magical lantern it was clear one of the passangers had been assassinated by an unfamiliar man that hadn’t been seen on the boat before. The other two passangers had reached the door out of the room, one standing on the outside blocking the door and the other just inside of the door. The mysterius man had found a sealed metal cylinder on the dying man and tossed it towards his companions, when the halfling Meggie-Sue in panic passed the doorframe and accidently (to the others) got struck by the metal cylinder and it bounced into the wall instead of reaching the culpist. Without the others notice Meggie-Sue snatched the cylinder on her sobbing escape to the back of the room. As none of the others had seen her take it the culpist who should had taken the cylinder began to search for it without any luck. Meggie-Sue was now playing a show of a paniced scared girl hiding behind Katherine in the back of the room. Katherine, Aesti and Xochipilli had their hands on their weapons and standing ready. As the mysterius new man understood his companion wouldn’t find the cylinder he started to threaten the adventurers that he would kill them one by one if it wasn’t found. The fight started with Xochipilli preforming mighty attacks on the leader and continuing to his companion on the inside of the boat. Aesti showed to be a mighty magic-user and the leader was covered in hot flames hurting him badly. Katherine was protecting the little Meggie-Sue in the back of the room. Meggie-Sue however had a few shurikens ready that she throwed into the leader and then the one standing at the door, hurting them both. The combat was over before it had started, the one at the door was badly wounded and when his both companions fell he jumped ship. Once things cooled down, the adventurers interigigated the culpists and learned that they worked for a cult but wouldn’t say any more. A discusion started how to treat the culpists and Aesti on one hand wanted them to be given back their weapons, so they could protect themselves from wild animals, and saftly put on a beach. While Xochipilli was resolute and eventually tossed them, bound tightly in ropes, over the cieling – after he gave them the oportunity that he would cut them loose if they said who they worked for, but they didn’t. The three men in the boats crew were all slain but the adventurers didn’t seem to care, exept Katherine who took them down and piled them in the back of the ship. After all the happenings the adventurers were very tired and fell asleep, exept the one who held the wheel, which they did in turns.



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