Let’s Go

Ludo stood back in the shadows as he watched the rat-faced man enter the building. He decided to press his luck and slipped down a side alley where all was dark and quiet. He quickly identified some good handholds and climbed up the side of the building towards a second story window. Once he was perched on the window sill he quietly secured his rope to a sturdy drain and coiled it ready for a quick release so if necessary he could swing down to the ground to make an escape. He then listened at the window shutter for any sounds coming from within.

“The docksmen were to keep them out until nightfall!”

“Yes Master. The meddlers were determined to enter.“

“Blast! Quickly, go to their inn and try to pick up their trail. I shall send Sligh to the Town Hall. No doubt our spies can tell us if they are leaving tonight. Jolenta and I will make preparations to follow them. Go!”

Moments later the rat-faced man re-appeared below as he made his way toward Ye Juggling Orc Inne. Another man appeared, no doubt the one named Sligh. A warrior from the looks of him. Dressed in chain mail, he walked with purpose toward Town Hall.

* * * * *

As the companions arrived at the weapons depot, Feldard was watchful for sign of trouble from the guards. He approached the clerk first. “I’m here to pick up the weapons I left here. We’re leaving.” He stated his name and waited almost impatiently for his weapons to be returned.

There was almost a sigh of relief from the dwarf as his battle axe and crossbow was handed back to him. Feldard checked them over for damage then smiled and passed the man a coin for the safe-keeping.

After the others had gathered their weapons, (including Ludo’s if possible – which I doubt but Feldard would try), and were standing some distance from the guards, Feldard looked over to the others and asked quietly, “So what’s the plan now? Do we assume Ludo will catch up? Or leave and sneak back in to try and find him?”

Stephan took in Feldard’s questions as he hung his bow and quiver on his back.

“I say we leave. But we’ll watch from the woods for Ludo to come out of the city.” He looked at Miklos and Maruc, “Unless one of you have some magics that can summon him? Or find him?”

“Let’s go,” said Hasan, after thanking the guard for the return of his bow. “Ludo will find us, as we found him before.” The elf led the party out of Threshold, and into the forest beyond. The air chilled as they stepped under the forest cover. Birds chirped. It was, by any measure, a pleasant afternoon in the wood. Hasan gazed about uneasily.

“North then?” asked Miklos.

“Nay, we go south first,” answered Hasan. And he headed toward the setting sun, which rose south and west before them. “Some diversion will be necessary. No doubt we are seen. But have no fear. We will find a way that cannot be seen soon.” The elf led the group into the forest. He would travel southwest for an hour, and then lead the group northward, to watch the city from the northern outskirts of the forest. Hasan expected they would see the city again at dusk.

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6 responses to “Let’s Go

  1. 4pm, Gromdain, the 7th of Felmont, 1001AC
    Partly cloudy, windy

    Maruc:
    Miklos:
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+10xp
    Stephan: 10xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp

    TOTAL:
    Maruc: 24,855/48000
    Miklos: 24,735/40000
    Feldard: 25,245/34000
    Hasan: 24,360/32000
    Stephan: 24,310/32000
    Ludo: 23,855/40,000

  2. Ludo

    perched high up in the shadows Ludo smiled, his hunch had been right, Golthar had been found and he had some accomplices which up to now had been unknown, ‘Sligh’ and ‘Jolenta’. Feldard and the others would like this information – now all he had to do was find them. they had left the inn, so he would head to the river, steal a boat and make his way up river, they would need to reenter the town unseen, with luck they could make an assault on the Inn and surprise Golthar in his own lair. Ludo almost laughed out loud – his plan was brilliant.

    With that though he swiftly and silently rappled down the wall and darted off into the city, keeping to the alley ways he headed to the river looking for a small fishing boat to steal.

  3. Stephan

    Just as Hasan guessed, at dusk the city again came into view. Stephan, sensing no immediate danger, doffed his gear and set about eating some rations.

    “A tankard of Beluvian Ale would be good about now,” Stephan exhaled while reclining in the dry forest debris. “I can see the city gate from here, I’ll watch a bit for our stealthy friend.”

    Later, after no sign of Ludo, Stephan rose. “Let’s foray toward the gate. Perhaps Ludo is lurking about in the wood.”

  4. Feldard

    Feldard grumbled at the long and needless trek through the woodlands just to end up back at the city. “We’re likely circling one another we should just sit and wait. He’ll show eventually. But if you really want to head to the gate, I’ll cover you from here.” the dwarf said, patting his crossbow.

  5. Ludo

    Stealing the boat took Ludo longer than he anticipated, the local fisherman did not finish working on their boats and fihsing nets until dusk. However Ludo spied an old fisherman just finishing repairing an equally old net. Eventually the old man shuffled across the street into a tavern leaving his boat unattended. Taking a chance Ludo dated across the road to the river bank, pushed the boat out and leaped in. in the dusky gloom and flickering evening lights of Threshold, he quickly headed out into the middle of the river, rowed past the townsgate and looked for a landing spot on the river bank where he could hide the boat until he could find his friends. He hoped they had not abandoned him.

  6. Stephan

    Stephan and Maruc made their way toward the town gate to watch for Ludo in the gathering dusk. The woods were a little thicker giving the two some cover.

    “Stephan,” Maruc hissed in a low voice. “Look.”

    Stephan looked where the priest pointed and spied the small boat manned by a single oarsman slipping silently past the town gate. Squinting in the low light, Stephan guessed what Maruc was thinking.

    “Must be Ludo. Let’s get down river of him and let him know we’re here.” The two rushed off to get to a spot on the river bank from which to hail Ludo.

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