That night, there was a grand celebration in the Guild Hall. At the head table, Tylus with Frostwyrm in his sheath, and Lord Witherdell sat side by side. Beside Lord Witherdell was Lady Witherdell, and their daughter Celeste. Beside Tylus was Jana and Bakaras. Beermaids served lager and mead, food was dished out, and music played.
Tylus made a speech for everyone in attendance. He said that tonight’s celebration would be an early victory feast for some. For others, it could be a final meal. In any case, enjoy and good luck to you all.
Aultan and his crew were staring daggers at the party.
Yelena was sitting with a group of people. Trak is off to the side, looking bitter. He’d been kicked out of the group.
Reshor chillaxing by himself.
- (Rumour) Akumas was attacked by Aultan’s men in an attempt to thin the herd.
- (Rumour) Akumas was attacked by Tylus’s men because he doesn’t like the nobleman’s family.
- (Story) Akumas was poisoned, but they brought in a priest from Tyr and he should be mobile in a day or two.
- (Rumour) Jana is Tylus’s sister/wife/girlfriend
- (Rumour) Bakaras serves a powerful demon lord and is only kept in check by his word to Tylus.
- (Rumour) Celeste once bedded a horse/Tylus and was not right for months afterward.
Celeste approached Toby and took him to a loft above the stables. They happened to get caught, and Celeste screamed rape. The guards dragged him away, but once they were out of range of her they released him and apologised. She does this all the time.
Tylus announced that the two groups will be commencing the test. Group leaders need to step forward. Aultan stepped forward for his team. Abelared for his. Random draw, Abelarde won and his team (including Yelena) would be going first. Tylus escorted them into a room.
A cloaked figure was casting a spell, ritual, to create a portal. Tylus asked if the group had a name yet – The Scions of Legacy!
The Scions would be transported to the town of Nynn. Once there, they were to seek out the Adventurer Guildmaster named Aelik. Tylus then gave each member a guild ring. They noticed that the symbol on the ring was the same as the one tattooed on Tylus’ finger.
Worlds of wisdom from Tylus – “If anyone made it through, I had a hunch it’d be you three. Now prepare yourselves. Tomorrow is promised to no one, so live today like it’s your last.”
The ritual began. There was a commotion in the hallway. The alarm bell kicked in. A squire ran into the room. His panic was evident on his face.
Tylus – “I really need to plan my speeches a little better. What is it?”
“Zombies sir! They’re everywhere! There’s someone with them –“
Tylus stood up and pulled his sword. “Slow down boy. Take a breath. Now tell me again what’s going on.”
“Vile undead are pouring out of the training hall like maggots from a split doe.”
“Thank you for that image. Now take me to them.” The Scions stood, but Tylus stopped them. “You stay here.”
They protest. “Okay fine. Congratulations, you’re official members of the Adventurer’s Guild. Now, as the Guild Leader I am ordering you to guard these doors. Complete the ritual, step through the portal, and find Aelik. I’ll be damned if a single piece of Highpass steel is going to fall into the hands of a walking corpse. Their stomach or their head, I’m fine with.”
The squire looks at Tylus. “Don’t you need armor?”
“I’m Tylus. I eat zombies for breakfast.”
“The other that’s with the zombies though. One of the guards… he said it was the Blood Lord himself.”
That didn’t sit well with Tylus. “You heard that boys – avenge my death. For now, you know what to do.”
Tylus left. It started off quietly – the sounds of skirmishes. Screams. Steel meeting steel. Human voices crying out in anger. Snarling, barking, their voices getting louder. The combat was getting closer.
The door burst open, and in came the zombies. They ambled toward the caster. She looked nervous, but focused.
The zombies were defeated, the portal was completed. Aultan was then thrown through the door.
The Blood Lord entered the room, sending a Zombie Hulk after the Scions. The portal had a short duration, so the Scions stepped through. The Blood Lord sent his Hulk through as well. The Scions saw that the Blood Lord now had Frostwyrm.
The townsfolk of Nynn screamed and scattered. The group saw the undead pounce on Aultan. The Blood Lord stabbed the caster through the stomach, and she slid down the blade as he lifted her off the ground.
The portal closed, the Hulk defeated. The townsfolk stare in shock, and one of them finally asked: “Are you from Hell?”