characters: Senestra, Sorra May, Sweyn Forkbeard & Dante.
Hero Points earned: 4 HP
It is five years after the failed Starbrow’s Rebellion, early Sea Season 1618. Each year on during Harmony Week of this season the Colymar tribe holds the Flamal Festival at the Clearwine Earth Temple.
More commonly called the “Feast of Beasts”; the festival attracts farmers and thanes from all of the Colymar clans and beyond – and even a delegation of satyrs, centaurs, foxwomen and ducks from the Beast Lands. The festival celebrates the new vintage of clearwine and many barrels of the ice wine are consumed as the festival-goers drink to great excess, enjoying the bounty of Flamal and Ernalda. Before the festival begins, a town of tents and makeshift buildings are erected on the meadow below the sacrifice stone.
Scene 1: The Feast of Beast – The Parade.
As the earth priestesses, the beastmen & the minor earth goddesses parade and run the ritual, with Sorra and Senestra participating, the men play music, gamble or stand guard.
Scene 2: The Feast of beast – The Feast
After all the sacrifices are made, the Feast of beast itself start with the player character sitting with other clan members at one of the big table set in Ernalda’s home in the god plane, the same table as the member of the Greenstone temple of Ernalda, and their enemies of the Greydog clan. As the feast goes on with people drinking, dancing and flirting, Sweyn Forkbeard is struck by the beauty of Ernalsulva Entariosdaughter. As the hero light manifest around him and he start heroforming Orlanth himself, he is guided in wooing the young ERnalsulva, declaring his flame through a poem.
As Ernalsulva replied that there are 3 tasks to perform, and thus invoking Ermalda’s challenge, Branduan Hodirson, thane of the Greydog clan and his fellow clan members rised and, grabbing their swords and weapons, rushed to attack.
After an unsuccessful attempt at taking them down, Dante managed to separate the combatants by calling a wall of fire.
As ERnalsulva resumed the formality of the ritual she assigned the first task to the hero: Bring her her father’s hands. Bring her the Red Hands of Hofstaring!
Scene 3: The tribal Fort – The Festival camp
While some heroes spend the night on the festival ground, Sweyn goes to the Tribal fort and receive an audience from the tribal king. The king warns him against the false ways of Orlanth but give his blessing to the quest and offer his help in Boldhome.
Scene 4: The ambush
The Greydogs & Branduan Hodirson, raging after the fest of beast event set up an ambush upon the Orlmarth clan as they go back to their clan’s lands. After a short fight the attacker scatter and Branduan Hodirson is badly injured, fueling more and more his hatred for the Orlmarth and Sweyn Forkbeard.
Scene 5: The Clan moot
As all adult of the clan gather for the Clan moot (assembly) the events of the feast of beast and Ernalda’s challenge are discussed within the clan. The Clan moot allow the heroes to travel to Boldhome and use the clan resources to assist them in the city. With the blessing of their clan, the heroes start their travel to Boldhome.
Scene 6: Traveling in Sartar.
As the heroes travel in Sartar’s hills and toward Boldhome, their eyes are caught with a golden shinning object on the ground in front of a cave. As Senestra close in stealthily a group of Broo exit from the cavern. Seeing the heroes they start pursuing them but the heroes outrun them, allowing Senestra to explore the entrance of the cavern. Among all the half eaten dead bodies she found a dying human. Getting the man out of the cavern and meeting her companions they stabilize the man wounds.