Rumors of Amn

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Re: Rumors of Amn

Unread post by DM Foresight » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:21 am

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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Re: Rumors of Amn

Unread post by DM Foresight » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:56 am

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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Re: Rumors of Amn

Unread post by Zaelphion » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:20 pm

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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Re: Rumors of Amn

Unread post by Zaelphion » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:06 am

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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Re: Rumors of Amn

Unread post by Neytarch2019 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:23 pm

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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Re: Rumors of Amn

Unread post by Balthomer » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:29 pm

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.

The faithful of Helm would be smiling.

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