“There is a message for you.” Egbert strolled up to Morrkul Tiranul and handed him the note. “Seems you finally get to meet the Praeco. A bit of warning though, she can be very judgemental at times and expects people to jump at her every whim” with that last remark Egbert left Morrkul with the letter, which he promptly opened.
You are hereby summoned before Archmagus Murion, Prima of House Bonisagus, Preaco of the First Tribunal.
You are expected at the Forum of Hermes on the first day of summer at sunrise.
At last a meeting Morrkul thought! Feeling even more important than usual he hurried of to find the others.
The four young magi met with Archmagus Murion in the Forum of Hermes.
She told them that the founding of a new covenant had been descided by the Tribunal,
and several sites of old abandoned covenants had been determined in Bohemia.
Lucian believed this to mean that Murion and a few close friends had descided it to be so. He could not be certain of their motives though.
The party was directed to the great library were tribunal recordings of suitable former covenants had been prepared for reading.
At the great library the young magi discovered that the prepared recordings required several days of sorting through.
Meanwhile some notes from House Mercere were supposed to have been delivered by Ulrike. She had not arrived on time and the librarian was a little worried.
Morrkul together with Praenuntius stayed at the library to sort through the recordings while Lucian, Damianus Philocrates, Borbak and Natália Dimir headed into The Black Forest in search of Ulrike.
After leaving Durenmarthe party travelled through the forest and after a long and hard day of walking the arrived at Gunhilde´s house.
Gunhilde welcomed the party and offered a warm horribly smelling stew and good night´s rest. Early next morning the party (except Borbak) had more disgusting stew and went on their way.
After a second day of gruelling travel through the woods the party arrived at the stone circle, but one of the stones had slipped down the slope disrupting the magical protection at the campsite. After a brief investigation the party was attacked by a Bogman. The creature paralyzed Borbak and Natalia with fear and jumped on Lucius wounding him heavily. Damianus managed to restore Borbak to his senses and Borbak quickly assulted the Bogman placing his giant poleaxe deep in its chest.
Further investigation revelead som digging tools and Ulrike´s backpack, several small footsteps lead off into the dark.
After a nights rest the party headed off in pursuit.
Ulrike had been captured by goblins and was meant as a sacrifice to the Green Lady of the swamp. From the descriptions given by the goblin leader Ogdok Natalia identified the Green Lady as a type of Faerie vampire the feeds on the fear of the dark forest, and human flesh. The party prepared thouroughly and thanks to Natalia´s knowledge of Vampires The Green Lady was quickly killed off when she arrived to feast on Ulrike.
The party headed back to Durenmar in triumph.
At Durenmar the young magi hooked up in the guesthouse, Morkull and Praenuntius revelead their findings in the library while Lucian and Damianus showed the notes Ulrike had brough from Fengheld.
After a well deserved rest the party descided to head out in the direction of Bamberg to explore the lost covenants.
The party traveled by foot to the city of Rottweil and from there to the Nurenberg-Prague trade route. They quickly found a boat to take them to Bamberg for a small fee.
From Bamberg the party headed north towards Plauen and turned into the forest when they reached the town of Ems. From Ems they headed into the forest and after passing the Village of Herschbach they found the remains of Oakdell. They investigated the site, spoke to the locals, harvested 4 pawns of Auram vis and quickly headed towards Prague.
Arriving in Prague almost two weeks after leaving Durenmar the party quickly found The Blue Boar Inn and the remains of Treverorum. Borbak located an adjacent Brothel and went to investigate while Praenuntius went to the Inn together with Anna Dimir. Morrkul Tiranul and Natália Dimir found an adjacent overgrown and little used graveyard and located the supposed tomb of Selena Tibicena a House Bonisagus necromancer. Meanwhile Lucian Procellus investigated the area while invisible and Damianus Philocrates found a staircase leading down in an abandoned and overgrown garden behind the winestore and inn. Overcome by curiosity he headed down and discovered the underground part of Treverorum. Joined by Lucian Procellus, Morrkul Tiranul and Natália Dimir they proceeded to search the ruined covenant. The party quickly concluded that, whatever had happened the place had not been destroyed by clergy as the tribunal records hinted at but by someone skilled in the arts of destructive hermetic magic. In the library on the second level Lucian Procellus found a corpse and when he poked it, it came alive!
Morrkul quickly glanced to his fellow magi as he prepared a spell. “Well well, undead creatures, this all seem terribly interesting. I think I could be persuaded to settle here, provided this thing does not tear you fellow sodales apart before I mange to put it down!”
Activites and XP
For their ordeal in The Black Forest Lucian, Damianus and Natália each gain 1 confidence point.