Saturday, October 27, 2012

High Alpen Above Innsbruck

October 25, 1650

Ahmet, Andrej, Lukas, and Janos witness the death of a small child after she is accidentally kicked by a knight's horse. Andrej and Lukas take her to a priest, who senses evil and tells them to take her away. The four take her out of town to bury her in the mountains. That night, they are attacked by an undead creature known as a kyussite, a mummy-like creature. A maggot from the creature launches itself and lands on Ahmet's face, causing such intense pain that he passes out. The creature is killed and Ahmet and the girl's body are brought back to town. This time the priest performs an exorcism on Ahmet, curing him, and allows the girl to be buried in consecrated ground.

X.P.: 1,211 (Total: 17,052)

Treasure: None

Other: None

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Palace in Lubeck

October 7, 1650

After five passages through the dimensional door, the party arrives in Eastern Europe. Eventually they travel back to Lubeck, where Hornung informs them that his armies were victorious over the Archbishop. Ahmet is presented with a jeweled Mameluke sword with a metal scabbard inlaid with leather. It is the sword that Ahmed Kemaleddin, better known as Kemel Reis, exchanged with the Doge of Venice in 1503, as a sign of peace between the Ottomans and the Venetians. It is named Dilmek, and had come into the Archbishop's possession. Hornung feels now that the weapon should return to the Turks, with his blessing. (Scimitar +1) The group also is presented with 2,000 g.p., and with a box containing a parchment tied with a ribbon; a ring; a chain and a small medallion. The ring is carved in the shape of a stamp; the medallion and it both have the same symbol, that of a nine-ray star. The chain is really three chains entwined, and designed to be worn with the medallion. The document, when unrolled and read by Lukas, is the deed to the isles of Upper and Lower Koufonisi. Hornung is quick to point out that this land does not confer any title - but it does give the right for the members of the party to tax the 288 residents, all of whom dwell upon Upper Koufonisi, almost all in the village of Chora on the southwest corner of that island. Together, the islands are called "Koufonisia," and are within the realm of Venetia, near the coast and within the authority of Naxos, among the Cyclades islands of Greece.
X.P.: 3,557 (Total: 15,841)

Treasure: As above

Other: None