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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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goodfests · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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lifestylexamples · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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lifestylekazanlak · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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lifestur · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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lifestylechangebg · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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daimondlifestyle · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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mapofistanbul · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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mylifestyles · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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festivalofroses · 9 months ago
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In 1205 there were received at Soissons
In 1205 there were received at Soissons, from its bishop, Nivelon, who was at Constantinople, the head of St. Stephen, the finger which St. Thomas thrust into the side of Christ, the crown of the head of St. Mark, a thorn from the crown worn by Christ, a large portion of the sleeveless shirt of the Virgin Mary, a portion of the garment with which the Lord girt himself at the Last Supper, the girdle of the Virgin, and the arm of John the Baptist; and a few months after the arrival of these a further consignment containing the head of St. John the Baptist, the head of St. Thomas, two great crosses made out of the true cross of our Lord, the head of St. James, with two other crosses made out of the true cross, the head of St. Thaddeus, and three other relics of lesser importance which are specified, together with a large number of others which are not specially mentioned, but which were distributed among the parish churches and convents mostly in the diocese of Soissons.
By a clerk of Halberstadt
An anonymous account, probably written about 120S, by a clerk of Halberstadt, tells another story of the bringing of certain relies from Constantinople. The whole of the population, laymen and clergy, and an immense number of people even from adjacent dioceses, came together on the occasion of the reception of these relics, which were borne by Conrad the bishop, who had himself come from Constantinople. Such a concourse, says the chronicler, was never seen before, and the rejoicing at the reception of the relics was such as might have been expected, seeing that they were destined to bring peace and safety to the country.
If any relics could do this, surely those brought home by Conrad ought to have sufficed, since among them was some of the blood of Jesus from the true cross, from the sepulchre, from the crown of thorns, from his agony and bloody sweat, from his purple robe, from the sponge and reed, and from seven other sources; the head of James the brother of Christ, and thirty other relics which are specially mentioned, besides many others, says the narrative, of martyrs, confessors, and virgins, which it would take long to name. By the side of such relics the further gifts of silk cloths in imperial purple woven with gold, and of a dress set with gold and silver and precious stones, seemed probably poor and almost unworthy of notice.
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rookie-dm-disasters · a year ago
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Chapter 8: Bull Headed
Nariel had spent the entire night at the bar. The memory of what she had done to her father and how she abandoned her kingdom haunted her and kept her up. She ended up drinking so much that she unintentionally went into a trance at the bar halfway through the night. Upon coming out of her trance the next morning, she realized that she was not alone.  Sitting next to her at the bar was a scrawny looking half elf. He wore a blue, sleeveless robe and black pants. He wore his raven black hair in a ponytail that faded into a deep royal blue near the tip. His eyes were an icy blue with specks of silver throughout them. He was drinking what appeared to be a cup of coffee while he read a book and had a book with a blank page open on the counter in front of him, quill at the ready. Nariel wasn’t quite sure what to do. She had never woken up at a bar next to a stranger. Let alone wake up at a bar. She said, “Uhm. Good morning.” The elf held up one finger as if to say, “One second” and held it there a few moments. He put his hand down, closed the book and put it on the table. “Sorry about that.” He said. “I simply cannot stand stopping in the middle of a paragraph.” Nariel said, “Ah, I understand. I had to do a lot of reading back when I lived at the castle.” Reminding herself of the castle made her feel the sorrow all over again, and she called for Dragovich to get an ale for her. When she did this, she saw that the half elf started writing something in his notebook. It read, Elf girl: Sad Possible alcoholic “Are. Are you taking notes on me?” Said Nariel. He looked back at her. “Hm? Oh, yes, sorry. I seem to have an incredibly difficult time remembering people I meet. I figure I’ll be seeing you all a lot more here soon, so I figured I should take notes to help me remember.” Nariel shook her head. “What do you mean you’ll be seeing us a lot more lately?” He looked at her. “Argibold didn’t tell you? I guess that does sound like him.” He reached a hand out for a handshake and said, “My name is Faelyn Darkeyes. I am Argibold’s apprentice. I was out doing field research for a few days during your hiring process.” Nariel shook his hand and said, “Well it’s nice to meet you.” Faelyn responded with a smile and picked his book back up and continued reading. Shortly after the rest of the party came downstairs and Nariel explained to them who the newcomer was. Pumpeck quickly ran up to Faelyn and asked, “Are you an adventurer?” Faelyn put his book down and said, “Not quite an adventurer. The extent of adventuring I do only go so far as my responsibilities to the watchful order and requests that Argibold makes of me.” While he said this, he continued writing in his notebook. Gnome: Excitable Potentially unfocused Pumpeck, however, was too short to read it on the table. Thorfreyer went over and sat next to Faelyn, chest puffed out and arms crossed, he simply asked, “What’s your story?” Faelyn cocked his head. “We all have stories. A plethora of stories we could tell at any time. So, when you ask for my story, you’ll have to be far more specific.” For Thorfreyer he also wrote down in his notebook. Bull man: Rude May not think about his words before he speaks Thorfreyer, however, didn’t care enough to see what it was Faelyn had written and decided that he was no fun to talk to and walked away. After introductions had been made, Argibold came up from the basement. “Good morning all. I need to brief you on your mission for today, gather around.” He hopped onto a chair and sat at the table. Everyone but Faelyn gathered around. Niama pointed at him, “Doesn’t he have to join the briefing too?” Argibold said “Oh, no. He won’t be adventuring with you all. He has classes to worry about at black staff tower.” “Why does he live here with you if he doesn’t work for you as an adventurer?” Asked Niama. “Well, he does help with plenty of my experiments. I just like his potential as a wizard and want to see how far he can go.” Niama said, “Alright, that’s fair. So, what’s our quest?” Argibold slapped a flier on the table. “There is a town to the north that needs assistance. The town is referred to as Tammel. They are a small farming town and there have been kidnappings in the last few days. Goblins are holding six children for a ransom of 50,000 gold. The town is very poor and can’t afford that much, but they can afford to pay any group of adventurers 500 gold for returning the children safely. The pay isn’t great, but it’s the perfect quest for you all to get your feet wet. So, go make preparations and head on out.” The team broke to make their own individual preparations. While the others went to stock up on items, Niama went to the Baramore Bank to say hello to Argus and make dinner preparations. When she arrived at the bank, she was greeted by a man at the front door. He said, “All weapons are to remain at the front door.” Niama grabbed her bow and when she saw it, she noticed something that she hadn’t before. There was a symbol directly above the handle that looked like a whip with nine strands. She knows that she had never seen that on her bow before. What was more concerning, was that it was the same as a birthmark she had on her shoulder. She didn’t know what to make of it in the moment and didn’t have much time to think about it. The bank teller grabbed the bow from her and handed her a ticket in return. “Give that to me on your way out and I will return your bow to you.” Niama nodded in response and was led to Argus’ office. When she entered, she saw Argus was hunched over a stack of papers on his desk and was writing furiously with a pen, clearly busy. Niama cleared her throat hoping to grab his attention. He looked up, and for a moment is face looked completely irritated at the prospect of any kind of disturbance. When he saw Niama, however, his mood lightened. “Ah, Niama. It is wonderful to see you. I believe you were in the middle of a quest when we last spoke. How did that go?” Niama remembered the red dragons that attacked the kingdom she was in only the day before and said, “Oh, that. We uh….we killed it.” Argus clapped his hands. “Well that is good to hear. I assume you are here to inquire about coming to our estate for that dinner I mentioned.” Niama walked to the desk and sat down. “Yes, I am. We are all looking forward to it. You really do not have to go to such lengths to thank us for doing our job.” “Nonsense. If not for you and your friends, my wife and I would be dead. This is the least I can do to show my gratitude.” Argus reached into a drawer of his desk and produced six coins and handed them to Niama. They were coins of gold but were not for actual currency. They were about twice the size of a typical gold coin and they had skulls engraved on them. The eyes of the skull were made of green emeralds. Argus explained the coins. “These are special coins that we use for verification at the estate. Simply show those to the guards at the door and they will know you are trusted by me and won’t give you any issues.” “Simple, I like that.” Said Niama. How would you like us to let you know when we are coming?” “If you could just send us a missive no later than the morning of the day you are planning to stop by.” “That we can do. I look forward to seeing you then.” “Likewise.” The two shook hands and Niama made her way out of the bank, getting her bow on the way out. The whole party met back up at the tavern and headed out to the town of Tammel in the north. It was not a very long trip. Walking, it only took them around two hours to arrive. It was about midday when they got there, and they saw that the town was not very well fortified. It had wooden walls that looked like they were just made from logs, and the walls didn’t go around the whole of the town. It left plenty of openings for attacks from goblins. They could see farm land within the perimeter of the walls and some of the land and crops looked like they had been burned. When they got closer, they saw a man running towards them from the town. He was wearing plain brown cloth for clothes, nothing special in terms of armor. But he was wearing a metal helmet that covered his face. He was wielding a wooden sword in his hand and yelled as he ran. “Who are you! Name yourselves!” With the helmet covering his mouth, it came out so muffled that the party could barely understand him. Thorfreyer yelled back, “Take off your helmet!” “I will not! I must remain vigilant!” A brief pause as he continued running towards them. He then yelled again, “Who are you!” The party decided to remain silent until the man got closer. Once he did get closer, his volume did not lower. It appeared this man only had one setting as far as volume was concerned. Niama introduced them as a group of adventurers who had arrived to save the children who were kidnapped by goblins. The man allowed them into the town and took them to the town hall where the mayor was. When they entered the town hall they were greeted by the mayor, who was an older man of average build with a thick beard. He had a large scar on his left cheek. “Welcome to our town. My name is Girt. As I am sure you are aware, six children were taken from our town by goblins.” Niama said, “Yes, we have been informed. Do you know why they would have taken the children?” The mayor scratched his head. “We have had issues with these goblins in the past, but they were only ever a nuisance. They would attack the village and steal crops occasionally, but they never kidnapped before. Something must have happened that made them more aggressive, we just don’t know what.” Thorfreyer asked, “Have you tried killing them?” The mayor sighed. “You met the man at the gate, yes?” Thorfreyer nodded. “He is our best fighter.” “Ah.” “Yeah. So, we need professionals to take care of it, if you are willing.” The party knew they were altogether willing to help take out this goblin threat. They got some more information from the mayor including where the goblins tended to attack from, since that would probably be where they took them. The group made there way in the direction they could best imagine the goblins would have gone. The combined tracking skills of Niama and Skull-Crusher had them sure they were going the right direction. They had encountered a river and started going upstream. Following the river led the party into a nice forest where they could hear birds chirping and the occasional small creature skitter by. Even though they were on their way to save children from a potentially dangerous situation, it was altogether a very pleasant walk in the woods. Before long, they saw a small hill in the distance, at the base of which was a small opening where three goblins stood. What they also saw was something that made Thorfreyer’s heart sink. Standing in front of the goblins, was a minotaur that was currently chastising them. “How many times have I told you to stay put at your posts? I don’t care how bad you want to relax in the cave. Stay here and keep watch.” The minotaur walked into the cave opening and walked beyond sight. The goblins straightened up and stood in their designated positions. The party started planning. Pumpeck asked, “Does anyone know anything about goblins?” Niama chuckled, “Well, they’re stupid, for one.” Veldora scoffed. “Don’t get cocky with goblins. They are not the brightest of creatures, but they are not altogether stupid.” Rum said, “I have an idea, but it’s a gamble, and kind of stupid.” Pumpeck said, “Don’t worry Rum, we’re brainstorming. No stupid ideas in brainstorming. What do you have?” Rum looked at Thorfreyer for a moment. “If there are more minotaur in there, Thorfreyer could get in easily and we could pretend to be his prisoners. The downside is that if that was the only minotaur, I don’t think we could fool them.” The party considered it. It wasn’t a truly terrible idea, and the best one they had so far. If there are multiple minotaur stationed here, one of them could be out and about right now. Thorfreyer could easily pass for one of them. They thought about it and decided it was worth the risk. Worst case scenario, they take out the three goblins at the entrance. They decided to go for it. they got out some rope and bound their hands loosely only to look like they were tied up. As they approached, the goblins drew their weapons, but once they saw Thorfreyer leading bound captives, they relaxed. Thorfreyer said as he walked towards them, “I got some more prisoners. You three go in the woods, see if you can find anymore.” The goblins tensed a little. Not sure if they should follow the instructions of Thorfreyer or of the minotaur that just finished speaking to them. Thorfreyer leaned down and said to them in a deep voice, “What are you waiting for?” The goblins quickly ran off into the woods at Thorfreyer’s command. They were all aware that this meant there was good news and bad news. They were in and could trick any goblins they ran into, but it also meant there was at least one more minotaur. Making their way through the cavern, they could see that there were small holes in the ceiling that was letting in plenty of natural daylight. There was also a small pond and waterfall that was creating the small river they had been following. Not far into the cavern, there was a path that broke off to the right. There were small voices coming that path and they followed it to find that there were two goblins standing in front of what looked like a statue of a dwarven wizard. The goblins heard them approaching and Thorfreyer yelled at them to get back to work. The party looked at the statue and saw that it was in fact a statue of a dwarf wizard. It had one outstretched hand with its palm facing up. There was an inscription on it that read. “Formula for greater restoration.” The party decided to leave it behind and investigate further once the children were safe. They went back the way they came and continued down the original path. There was another breakaway the led off to the left. They could see that there was even more light pouring into this large circular area. It looked like a wild garden containing flora of all kind. There were ten goblins amidst the plants. It looked like they were looking for something specific. The party was determined to find their way to the children first. They had to stick to their main objective. Continuing down the straight path led them to a large wooden door. Niama pressed her ear against the door to listen for any movement. She could hear from behind the door two voices talking back and forth. “How much longer are we going to be stationed here?” “However long it takes to get what we need. Funding a war isn’t cheap.” “I don’t care how expensive it is. The sooner we get back to the war with Stormhold, the happier I’ll be. I just want to kill some dwarves.” “I hear ya. But we gotta do what the boss says right now. We’re just trying to find any way we can to make good money here before we return.” Without too much time passing, Pumpeck grew slightly impatient and walked up to listen through the door herself. She didn’t think how loud the plate armor she was wearing would be, and when she put her ear against the door, her movement created a loud Clank sound. The sound on the other side of the door went silent and the party did as well. They held their collective breath, hoping that the conversing minotaur didn’t notice. When suddenly, the blade of an axe appeared through the door and was lodged in the wood. Thorfreyer wasted no time and kicked the door in. With the door kicked in, the party bore witness to two minotaur in a large room that looked similar to the basement of the Dusty Dunes. There wasn’t much in the room aside from a desk covered with books and beakers and a few book shelves lined the wall. In the far corner of the room was a wooden cage that held the six captured children. The two minotaur were standing at the ready, already poised to attack. The one who threw his axe looked Thorfreyer in the eyes and said, “You must be the one Baphomet told us to keep an eye out for.” He looked Thorfreyer up and down, with an appraising look. “You may wear our skin, but you are no minotaur.” The party prepared to charge the two beasts, but the minotaur with the axe moved to the children and held his axe aloft. “Single combat, like a true warrior, or the children die. You wanted to be one of us? You can act like one of us too and not fight like a coward along side lesser beings.” Thorfreyer scoffed. “You call me a coward while you use children as hostages? I have never seen such a display of cowardice and weakness. I look forward to making you squeal.” Rum began a prayer to his god while Thorfreyer was speaking. “Great Eldath, hold those who would do evil in this world so we may enact your justice upon them.” The minotaur with the axe suddenly tensed. He wouldn’t say it, but everyone could tell that he could no longer move of his own free will. Thorfreyer did not hesitate. He charged the beast at full speed so his friend could not assist. He quickly realized interference was not a concern, as his friends were already dealing with the other one. Thorfreyer slowed his pace and approached the held beast menacingly. He said in a calm and steady voice. “A lesson for you. Fighting alongside comrades does not make you weak or a coward. It makes you smart. It makes you better. I realize that I am not one of you. And do you want to know how I know I’m not one of you?” He held up his axe. “It’s because I know that I’m already far superior to the rest of you.” He swung his axe in one clean swipe, digging into the minotaur who let out a guttural scream in agony. With the axe still buried in his chest, Thorfreyer yelled, “Rum, you want to finish it?” Rum prayed to his god once more for the fall and decay of the evils in the world. The will of the deity made its way into the deeply wounded minotaur and life began to drain from him. Within mere moments, the minotaur had been mummified, as if all the moister had been taken out of him. The other minotaur was taken out by a wonderful combo of teamwork. Nariel dashed in slashed at the beast’s leg, dodging a fist coming at her from above. Before the monster could regain balance, Niama fired an arrow that found purchase in his shoulder, followed by an axe buried in the other shoulder, thrown by Veldora. The minotaur been assaulted from all sides and the force of the axe cause him to spin slightly. He couldn’t possibly have seen Pumpeck, who launched her self into the air. Her sword found purchase right in the beast’s throat, but she did not let go. As she held onto the sword, her weight caused the sword to continue cutting down, until the blade reached the waist of the minotaur. With its entire torso sliced open and rib cage expose, he collapsed dead. The children screamed in horror at the sight of viscera. What did not help, was Pumpeck, soaked in blood walking towards the cage with a smile on her face. “Don’t worry, we’re here to help.” She told them all to stand back as she took her sword and cut through the cage. Once the children were freed, they weren’t quite sure what to do. They came out of the cage slowly and couldn’t help but latch on to the adults in this situation. Most went to Rum, being the only human. One in particular was blubbering into the clothes that Rum was wearing. He wasn’t sure how to handle children, so he pulled out his flask and took a swig. The party explained to the children who they were and why they were there. Since it did not take them long to get to the cavern, they figured it best to take the children back to the town immediately, and then come back to figure out what was up with the statue. They took the children out of the cavern, not going where they knew any goblins would be and made their way through the forest. The children, once they realized Thorfreyer was not a threat to them, climbed on him and rode on his shoulders and horns. When they arrived back, they were greeted once more by the town’s top fighter. He yelled “Who are y- oh, it’s you all. Welcome back.” The group quickly made their way to the town hall where they returned the children. Once all were accounted for, the mayor told them all to go back to their homes to let their parents know they were home safe and sound. The mayor looked at the party. “I wish we could give you more as a token of our gratitude, but as I’m sure you’re aware, we can only afford to pay you 500 gold pieces total.” He held up a bag of coin. “Please, take it with our gratitude.” Niama held up a hand. “Hang onto it for now, we aren’t quite done here yet. The cave has a few more secrets we want to uncover, and we should probably actually kill the goblins in there.” They decided to stop back into the town when they were finished at the cavern. The party rested up a bit first, and Rum had a minor panic attack when he realized his flask was almost empty. He looked around the town, hoping to find anything resembling good booze. He did see one man walking by with a tankard of something. He approached him and said, “Excuse me sir, is that ale you have by chance?” The man looked at him and said, “Why, yes, it is. Best ale in the whole town if you ask me.” Rum looked around and saw that whole town could be travelled in less than twenty minutes and he did not get his hopes up. The man hoisted his arm out, offering Rum a sip. The liquid in the tankard did not look like a liquid that could be classified as ale under even the worst of circumstances. It looked more like water that had come from a pond. Rum thought about trying it. He was stuck between being sober and possibly getting terribly sick from this concoction. It was an impossible decision to make, but he had to play it safe and decline. “Thank you, but I think I will pass. I still have a bit of adventuring to do today.” The man shrugged his shoulders and said, “Alright, your loss.” And then he chugged down the whole tankard. Rum leaned in and looked at the man waiting for something to happen. The man simply smacked his lips a few times. Sniffed his nose a little. And then fell face first into the ground. Rum nodded slowly and said, “There it is.” Once he realized he could not get any alcohol that wouldn’t kill him, he reconvened with the party, and they made their way back to the cavern.
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