Before we arrived at Blood Isle we were warned that we had
to look like normal Mauritanjans, and warned to leave large
weapons outside the town. Before entering the town we were
asked to pick an Orc as a target when the battle to take the
two started. We were checked for weapons before entering the
town, but not very well as many weapons were smuggled in.
We were promised safety then told it was against the law to
carry weapons or cast magic. Anyone caught doing either of
these were violently arrested and imprisoned by the Orc militia.
A limited number of permits were issued for a price, the permits
allowed the carrying of weapons or the casting of magic.
The smuggled weapons were hid around the tavern, in readiness
for the forthcoming battle. Vadek Cain found a wanted poster
with his picture on it and angrily entered the Militia house.
At approximately 10pm Monotone dragged a captured Unicorn
into a room with a ward on the door stopping entry by any
one, and he murdered the Unicorn. He came out holding its
bloody head in one hand. The weapons were produced and a battle
to take the town started. A few of the Orcs asked for sanctuary
and protection from Monotone, telling of how they were forced
to serve Monotone.
After the battle two creatures appeared in the tavern, they
said they were called Anthrax and Ebola. They were blood people
created by Monotone and they were guardians of the dungeons.
They present a number of puzzles and said if we solved the
puzzles they would be freed and would give us a gift to help
kill Monotone. In one room of the dungeon was a man covered
in blood and scars, he was screaming, the creatures claimed
this was Malachi, and that Monotone had speeded up his growing
There were seven puzzles, all were solved and we were given
the object. It was a horn, one of eight, we needed to get
seven to trap Monotone because one of them was a fake. The
riddles were of a mental nature. During the evening we were
visited repeatedly by a spitting hunchback. He kept giving
helpful hints as to what we should be doing. By the end of
the evening we had two horns in our possession.
There was a large attack in the morning, including ghouls,
vampires and other monstrosities, also included were some
of Monotone's Acolytes and what were believed to be Vipers.
The battle was a long one and Lord Tallarn of Far Reach was
there with some of his undead. Lord Tallarn was captured and
turned into a Lich. A very disturbing creature appeared, it
was very violent leaving destruction in its path. The creature
was what was left of the Unicorn that was murdered.
After a long fight the weary were resting in the tavern
when something that looked like the Unicorn Monolith entered
the tavern. It started bumping into things, walls, table,
benches and people. This was accompanied by a hive attack.
As if things weren't bad enough, Valdrazar turned up in
the afternoon proclaiming peace and asking for Queen Adelena.
He said he wanted to have his sister back so he could hold
her in his arms. When he didn't get as he wanted he started
behaving in his normal way, calling us ants. He said if he
wished he could rip his sister from Queen Adelena's body.
He then called out and a lot of Shadowkin attacked. The attack
was sudden and violent but the attackers were fought off.
For the rest of the day creatures kept coming out of the
dungeon causing disease. There were fights into the night,
a notable one between Errtu and the disembodied Unicorn. By
the end of the day we were in possession of seven horns, one
of which was known to be fake. The last of the horns acquired
was one that was in Monotone's belt. Lord Kittaru of the Tengu
had got it. There was still one horn and the lid to the pit
left to find.
The time to fight Monotone had arrived. We were informed by
Vadek that the armies were pushing into the land and that
it should be easy to get to the blood pit. We were told that
the previous evening a group of berserkers helped us by fighting
Monotone's minions, as they were going forward a dark shadow
appeared behind them. It was Tark'See who blessed them making
them strong. The Berserkers killed everything in their path,
killing 180 of Monotone's minions, for a loss of only 7 berserkers.
The berserkers captured the disembodies Unicorn and put it
to rest. Manthar then called on Tark'See and asked for a blessing
to make us strong for the coming battle. The blessing came
and the force of it sent Manthar flying to the floor.
After this the Hunchback declared himself to be a Unicorn
and told us that the last horn was in the possession of the
high priest, and that he would be wearing purple robes. He
told us the priest was to be found near a building, the building
containing the bloodpit, we were told we would find Monotone
inside the building.
We left for the place the Hunchback had described and found
the High Priest there with Acolytes. After a short battle
they were dead and we were in possession of the last horn.
The building containing the blood pit was built around what
was once the ritual circle, the blood pit now had become the
The building was entered and Monotone was stood on a platform
holding Malachi over the pit. He pointed at people asking
if they would give their lives for the baby, everyone said
yes without hesitation. Monotone then asked someone to prove
that they would, promising to release Malachi if he gave his
life. The Unicorn chosen climbed the stairs to the pit and
jumped in the pit. Monotone then dropped Malachi into the
pit. Vadek ran up the steps and pushed Monotone into the pit.
Nadrac went up the steps and the lid was given to Vadek and
Nadrak. They placed the lid over the pit opening and the horns
were dropped through a hole in the lid sealing Monotone in
Queen Adelena gave a rousing speech when we got back to
the tavern. Our happiness at the victory over Monotone, who
has been a thorn in the Unicorn's side for a long time, was
marred by the death of Malachi. Manthar announced his forthcoming
wedding to Lady Jo of the Gryphons. He then said he regrettably
would be leaving the Unicorns, so he could no longer be regent.
Vadek Cain has now taken the title of Prince and taken on
the responsibilities that go with the title. Manthar will
be missed by all.
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