we are invited in and we head up stairs. the stairs are spiral and we go round and round and round. we all sit down at a table and I go and pee. it is the only excuse I had to get us in here so I had at least better make it look like I was honest in my intentions.
Luna mind speaks to me while I pee and let me know that we should look at retrieving the crown right now as there is unlikely any other time going to be better. I agree and when I return I ask Koshkin about the house and his wife. Maybe if we ask for a tour then we will be able to actually get to the right rooms in the house. once we have all had out drinks and are feeling a little better for the refreshment I ask for a tour. The tour that I get is a brief one… Alcohol, Toilet, Bed and prayer room. Right… he obviously docent want to leave the booze maybe we should get more?
Koshkin takes Xen off to get more wine for us all. I hope he doesn’t get her to taste it. She won’t know what she is drinking.
I head off to explore the room and enter the prayer room , Luna and I talk out a plan and i quickly grab the crown so that I am able to make a move as soon as I can.
soon a stunning woman walks in with the wine and tells us that Xen is in trouble and that her husband is insane.
we all dash down the staiiii… right no we don’t we get most of the way toward them and then I tell Natalia that she should come with us. We dash again and Natalia talks to Nicoli the potions wizard, he is her brother and also knows of Koshkins insanity. I ask for and am provided a sleeping potion, I want to run further but just can’t … I talk to Nicoli and give Natalia a little vial of sleeping potion to mix with the wine that Magnus has taken down for refreshments. As I chat to Nicoli I realise that this is the room that the safe room should be on, but can only see walls and no doors. Are those the the suits of armour that Luna told me of? Nicoli wants to know more out shifter and I want to know if he has another portion that might make Koshkin forget about all of this, maybe not us but us ever being her would be handy. Maybe take the sting of loosing his joust to Magnus Iron fist Deneath? I talk to him and ask him to administer it for us.
I investigate the manniquinns and Armour. I try and play it cool and talk to the children that seem to be waiting for something or some one to talk to. Soon Luna talks to my mind and I let her know that I will wait up here if down there is where the levers are.
I wait and soon the door is revealed it is locked. I look about for keys and ask the children about them, the have no idea. I ask for Natalia to come up so I can ask he wobble them. Nope Luna tells me to shape change into a small animal, I don’t know if I have ever see and animal small enough but, I think about it and turn into my most hated enemy. A flea. I hope under the door and turn back into my normal shape.
As I look around the room I realise that there are piles of weapon all tagged with a name, place and date. resting against one of the walls there is a painting of a beautiful man with some facial scarring. Hey its Kiaus, they have left off a couple of I’s though this one is King Kiaus I where it really is a portrait of King Kiaus III
on the centre table there is a red cloth covering a crown, some very cool weapons and a birth certificate. I read the birth cert, it is for Koshkin. only it has been updated it has had the Unknown father ammended to King Jarrerth.
I take the read cloth off the crown and swap the crowns and recover them. I open the door form the inside and tell the Children to take the weapons that they can carry, sell them and make a new life for themsleves. this should cover some of the track that we will undoubtable leave. I leave the door open and wait for the return of my friends. Luna arrives and I show her the room. I really want some of the thisngs in the room and it looks like that have been obtained in ways that they shouldn’t have been nut I am also aware that we are already here stealing things and shouldn’t be. I talk quickly with Luna who assures me that we are still doing the right thing and encourages me to load up with all of the items I can. I do and then I shift into a wolf puppy. Eeeew, so canine. but wolves are the easy animal to get away with thing here at home s it is just easier this way.
We head up to the wine and have a quick talk with Natalia and tuck Koshkin into bed. We head back to King Kiaus castle, we will need to give him the crown if nothing more. Luna take me to the room I slept in last night and I return to my normal shape and drop off all of there other recently acquired items. I light the candle in all of the bedrooms to make sure that we are all going to be snuggly warm when we settle in for the night.
After giving the crown to the King we are richly rewarded and then he has one last surprise for us all and takes us to a new room with a circle carved in the floor. He tells us all to stand in the centre of the circal and I have a bad feeling about it but as every one else has done it so will I. The king traces the carvings on the floor with a magic wand and her takes us to … Not Korth. Great. Im going to have to get back onto the fucking Lightening rail. He calls us all out one by one to meet the guards. Wonderful, They hate me. oh well I guess I will just have to travel with some one else and not alone. Why did I come home again?
I stand just around the Corner for Xens meeting I know that they Hate the war forged slightly less then shifters but meeting with two people that don’t like you in one night is got to be shit for any one.
we return to Korth and we all head into the room I will sleep in so that Luna can start telling us what some of the items that we have collected are.
I take bark. And the peice of paper for codex. If I ever see josh kin again I hope to beat his head in with my new stick.
I sleep and when I wake I feel inspired to get a move on with defeating this death that’s coming for us all.
As I eat breakfast I listen we gain much information
We get one last gift from the king horses.
They are stunning beasts ever one and we head into town for provision before we head off.