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The wee hours of morning came just like any other in the city of Nashkel this morning, birds chirped, the church bells rang, and within its small rural streets the sound of horse hooves clapped the ground as fellows from near and far traveled onward to there destinations. Though the recent undead attacks outside of town were conserning, many of the common folk took ease to the situation as many victories against the foul creatures had sprung up of late. Undead slain from the mines and the roads south cleared of the abominations, all was well until suddenly it was not, and the people of Nashkel would be reminded of what lurkers in the shadow of night....

The limited amnian military began to scurry the streets this fine morning just before the sun crest the cloud peak mountains, when asked questions by the locals, the reply of simply "there is no cause for alarm, we are simply running drills, fear not" was the response. For anyone known to bad times, often those words meant exactly the opposite, and in this case it was surely true. quickly word began to spread around town that area's around the city that where once overwhelmed with undead were now not, simply barren and void of the creatures, as if they packed up and left. Though many of the peoples saw this as a blessing, it was apparent the amnian military seen things differently.... All guards were called to active duty, knights from the temple assembled, and to even a untrained eye it was easy to see that something was amiss in the small quiet town.

though it is not here our story begins, it is here in which the tale shall start, the tale of brave heros from the north, the tell of undead hunters, trackers, and warriors a many whom would see to it that Nashkel was not alone in the coming few hours. A group on known adventurers arrived at town this fair morning on a task of great importance involving the Dark priestess known as Gweyn. There armors shined, and there robes gleamed with magical energy, A group not to be reckoned with, a group that would do what they must to stop evil, a group led by the most unusual leader, a small hin named Hoppy Toadmeadow. It was not the first time this halfling sorceress had been seen gathering warriors, priests, and wizards of incredible renown to fight against this necromancer of myrkul, and certainly would not be the last. Though there current involvement was gauged on another avenue of approach, they soon found that there current quest into the priestess Gweyn would have to wait, as it twas but moments after there arrival it was made aware that the city may be facing a attack.

Word traveled that a large force of undead creatures approached the outer gates to the south, and so with haste the heros made a showing of there own, and battled the creatures back from the gate until the evening sun went to sleep and its long lost lover the moon rose into the night sky. As steel, and magic met cold rotting flesh, the sounds of town bells rang, and amnian solders called out "They are in the city!" A flanking had occurred, and a fall back was in order as many beat back the undead to close the city gates while retreating back inside. Hearing the battle many others charged to the city in its defense from area's all around.

Within the city the terrors of war came to light as undead had broken through from the west, from the nashkel iron mines. Amnian military scattered across the streets battling the creatures, fighting, killing, and dying. There was no direction in which the undead had not spread, and it was here the battle truly started. Zombies and ghouls, undead duergar and giants raged around the city, killing commoners, killing soldiers, and killing livestock. As if this was not enough, from the skies rained Tainted turned wyverns landing in random parts of the city, and others simply flying down and scooping up the unfortunate to be dropped to there death. The city was in disarray, and the only hope was that these few heros and the remaining soldiers could hold out long enough for the soon to arrive amnian solders to storm the gates. The battle raged as undead continued to flow through the city, but not unhindered.... as soldiers and adventurers stood side by side, they made a stand on the southern bridge, blocking the bulk of the undead from crossing, but fatigue began to press there hearts.... and although few magics and strength remained they held there ground, to do... or to die... for Nashkel they stood strong. As battle raged and hope began to dim the sounds of battle horns echoed from the foothills to the south, and in numbers many marched a amnian military battalion cutting a path as they moved. The group rallied and with the new found help, pushed the remaining creatures from the city. As undead fled, the city was bolstered and the adventurers took to knee's and chairs to rest there weary legs, but it was not over yet.

As soldiers defended reentry into the city, the group of heros had a different idea in mind.... To attack back! warned of the dangers a large group marched on the nashkel foothills in the gloom of night for victory, but even the finest of bravery can be defeated... and there attempt to strike back failed... as many lay dead outside the gates undead hordes closed in around them with few escaping back inside the city, certain death was apparent... surrounded and outnumbered they all understood looking around to one another... this is the end.... and as the creatures encompassed them the moon fell to its slumber blowing a good morning kiss to the one it yearned for the most, the sun. The undead retreated back into the shadowy glooms and pockets of the mountains, leaving the brave few standing alone, no glory, no death, just beaten and thankful the rise of dawn had come and as lathanders light shined upon the lands the battle was over, and a due rest was in order.

That morning birds did not chirp, the church bells did not ring, and the sounds of horse hooves did not quietly move about the city... only the sound of body wagons reached out into the peoples ears.... scretching wheels.... to overloaded by the dead they hauled....

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As the bright morning sun rises on nashkel the amnian military begins setting up a remote command post in the nashkel foothills. Barricades are placed and a encampment is formed for the coming night. Many hero's of the land come to engage in the efforts to setup nashkel first line of defense. There this day while the sun was still high many were seen carring braziers, barricades, and barrels of war supplies. As the sun met it's end and nights embrace began to cover the land and undead came just as expected. Through the night battle raged at the mountains base, until finally the encampment lines failed, and undead began to cross into the encampment. A order was issued to use the last resort barrels of holy water to stem back the tide of undead, yet when launched the weapon was ineffective, and the defenders were forced to retreat back into the city. Though all evidence was trampled, rumor has it the holy water stocks were sabatoged from the inside, and all resources are now under armed amnian guard. The city walls held until the morning lights came and the battles were over and nashkel remains intact for yet another day.

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A knight introducing himself as Zaelphion Devress approaches the soldiers defending Nashkel from the undead to offer his sword and shield as a volunteer to defend the town. He claims to be an Helmite but he bears no divine powers, he will stay in Nashkel to assist the soldiers with any further undead attack.
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The young knight Zaelphion Devress can be seen sparring with any soldier willing to practice in Nashkel, to both test them and prepare them and himself for the next attack.

He was also seen at the local tavern offering a round of ale to the townsfolk "to offer a smile in this times of fear", with him at the tavern a woman wearing the blue robes of Candlekeep, the local hero Hoppy Toadsmeadow and Frin of the Golden Wheel.
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Recently an Aasimar of Mondaic Deva blood, can be seen residing in Nashkel, and often visiting the temple for prayer or other business. He seems quiet, mostly keeping to himself and always watching for the dead.

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A meeting of the Vigilant

The Everwatch is seen very active in Nashkel the past few days, patrols led by the Commander Wai Li to watch for amnian supply lines and keeping the peace in the area are succesful.

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After the battle of Dragonspear, high up in the mountains of the Cloud Peaks, there is a rumor of a man who walked onto Speartop alone and has not returned... There is a low, harmonious and pulsing thrum that emanates across the mountains...

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A halfling woman, dressed in purple and maroon finery can be seen meeting with Aliella Falconsflight of the Belching Dragon in Nashkel. Those paying close attention would note that a lengthy business-like chat was had before the pair would shake hands and part amicably.



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Adrian Baker arrives in Nashkel around midday, his left side covered in recently dried blood. He approaches one of the guards with a solemn expression on his face. He informs the guard that pilgrims were attacked by Xvarts on the road to Beregost, and one of them taken prisoner. He managed to free the captive, but during their escape from the village, they were ambushed, and the captured man killed by his capturers. The body of the man has been delivered to his family, a lone woman, on the road near the southern farms. Adrian asks that the guards send a priest to see her so the man may be properly buried, and suggests increasing the patrols for a time.
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This flyer is posted on the notice board in Nashkel.
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Four travelers from the North paid for a room at the Nashkel Inn and locked themselves in, staying quiet there for many hours.

...Then, in the middle of the night, heart-rending otherworldly screams emerged out of the building, followed by intense barrage of arcane spells and sounds of fierce fighting. A hooded figure in white was seen leaving the room once it was over, a red-haired tiefling scholar followed soon after with two more persons remaining at the room for the night despite all the havoc before.

A burnt couch would be found in the room afterwards, but no single remain of whatever horrible creature made appearance here — if there was one at all?

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Rumor has it that the sound of might and magic had casted bright lights into the sky from the heart of the Cloud-peak mountains. Sound of the fighting would have echoed on for many hours lighting up the frigid sky with a-many illumination of colors. After some time the sound of battle had finally come to a halt only leaving with it the triumphant moan of the dead to break the silence.
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Rain wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:12 pm
Rumor has it that the sound of might and magic had casted bright lights into the sky from the heart of the Cloud-peak mountains. Sound of the fighting would have echoed on for many hours lighting up the frigid sky with a-many illumination of colors. After some time the sound of battle had finally come to a halt only leaving with it the triumphant moan of the dead to break the silence.
Not long after a halfling wearing battered and bloody armor limped north, wearing a grim expression on his face.
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Rumor spreads of an small army of bone behemoths marching along the mountains of the Cloud Peaks. A few wandering travelers may have spread tale of the bone giants seemingly cornering a man outside the passage-way into the domains of the ice giants. Tales speak that no battle was fought and no blood was shed however something more, silent and sinister dawned upon the aura of conversation.

A hin leading the dead and a blind man seeking a vision he cannot see.


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Melissar does several rounds south of Nashkel near the ruins on the hill giant encampment, investigating the ruins as she passes by, then going back to rest near the campfire.

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