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    You set sail mid-day after your meeting with William Tether, a portly human who was hired by the kingdom of Tanzan to explore the wastes of Shello. The waves churn the ship uncontrollably as you drift through the dense fog. For a moment you feel as if the ship is about to capsize, but the crew keep her afloat. After staring into the white for what seems like an eternity, you start to see something off in the distance. The captain plummits down a rope from the crows nest bellowing in a deep monotonous voice.

    Land! Men, throw down the anchor, this is as far as we go. You six, we have three small vessels that you will be using to make it the rest of the way to shore. You will have to row to shore yourself, we don't know whats on that coast, and frankly, we don't want to. Best of luck men, and may the Ancients walk with you always.

    You step into the three small boats and the crew lowers you down into the rough sea. As you make your way towards the shore, you realise the waves are beginning to settle.

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    "Hmph, ancients" scoffs Flaw as he steps into the boat.

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    oops forgot the Int check (1d20+4)[12]

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    Koros steps on the boat, looking around to see the sorroundings and the people nearby.

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    Qespherix

    A tall figure completely covered by a cape, and a mask on his head rows the vessel. The only thing visible are the hands, which are those of a lizard, with sharp talons.
    The tiger that accompanies him, growls nervously.

    *sigh* I know. I feel nervous too.

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    (Oh, supposed to roll Int too.

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    Kiruuk

    A relatively tall orc steps carefully into the boat with Flaw. Maneuvering carefully to not disturb the orientation of the greatsword at his back, he takes a seat at the oars, as the metal man's form suggests little physical power.
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    Sirax

    Sirax climbs down onto the small boat alongside Koros, standing up to help his younger cousin down.
    ''Uh, it's about time we reached Shello. I hate boats.''

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    Elphin

    Elphin politely declines his cousin's help and slides into the boat.
    "Agreed. They're unnatural."

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    (Forgot, is my tiger supposed to roll too? Anyway, here:

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    All of the boats make it to shore with little trouble. Although, you are a far bit off from the rest of your party. As you pull the boats out of tides way, you realize that your footprints are not the only ones in the area. And off in the distance you see a large mound of what looks like humanoid bodies. The footprints seem to lead that way, and for some reason you all have already started walking.
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    Elphin

    Raising his right hand in a fist, Elphin speaks up,

    "Hold friends. It is not prudent for us all to rush ahead. I am an accomplished hunter, I know how to move without being detected. Allow me to scout ahead."

    Before the others answer, Elphin kneels and takes a look at the tracks--trying to determine more precisely what left them and how long ago they were left.

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    Regardless of what the others say concerning his scouting, he immediately passes any information he can glean from the tracks on to the group.
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    Sirax

    ''What do the tracks tell you, Elphin? Is there something dangerous about?'' Sirax stops, and considers his words, and breifly looks around at the hodgepodge of allies who had gathered there. ''Are there any chances that whatever made the tracks might pose a threat to us?'' and with that, he looks nervously around for anything that might be preparing to come out of hiding.

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    Without telling a single word, Koros just watches around, expecially on the pile of corpses, with his hand on the sword hilt.

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    Qespherix

    Qespherix steps out of the boat and beckons Iraïlis to do the same. He draws his weapon and shield, readying for any encounter on this island, and proceeds to the mound of human bodies.
    He readies himself to be prepared when something unexpected happens, and looks around carefully.

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    Flaw will approach the bodies until he is close enough to gaze upon the pile through his Goggles of Lifesight are they living, dead, undead, or neither?

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    Kiruuk sighs, but holds his ground, knowing from his experiences back home that it's unwise to ignore an experienced hunter. He crouches down to look at the tracks, and point out any features that the gnome might have missed.
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    Elphin and Kiruuk see that most of th tracks couldn't have been made by anything larger than an average sized human. There are also small portions of decaying flesh and tufts of black fur. The tracks have been there for no more than 3 hours, and you can deffinatly tell, whatever left them walked out of the ocean, towards the land.

    The mound of corpses is fully dead, but as you get closer, you realize they are not human corpses, but gnome. They have bee clawed at and bitten by what looks like zombies, or some similar undead creature.

    As Caracol gazes at the mangled mass he sees that they are all radiating pure evil. It pains him to think it, but they must be destroyed.
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    "Stand back, everybody. The corpses are corrupted by the Great Evil. They can't be saved."

    Koros approaches the pile, looking for some sort of intelligent undead. The evil that emanates from it inspires hatred and rage in him.

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    "They died because they DESERVE it. Still, if my Protector left them here, is because wants to give me a sing. There must be some use for this corrupted beings before I burn them"


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    Melodramatic fool thinks Flaw As Koros approaches the corpse pile. "Relax, they're dead, not undead. I'd know." I raises one finger to tap the Goggles of Lifesight in indication "a wonderful invention of a gnome I once knew quite well, if one of the living dead were concealed in that pile they would reveal it"

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    Elphin

    "Perhaps not, but something made them dead. Recently too, within three hours I would say."

    Glancing over at the gnome corpses an all to familiar sense of numbness sweeps through Elphin and he bows to the pile.Brothers and sisters, I will avenge you.

    Straightening Elphin again addresses the party,
    "These deaths must be avenged, but first we must take care of the bodies. As we cannot give them a proper burial, we must instead burn them. Sirax, cousin, would you be so kind? We must honor our dead, and ensure our own safety. Ashes do not rise up for war. After that, I will track down the slayer of these gnomes. We shall end it's accursed walk."
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    Sirax

    After a moments silence, Sirax speaks.

    ''...dead within the past few hours...we could've saved them if we'd arrived quicker. Burning them is one way to stop them getting back up, and it's no honour to be forced back into life by foul magic. ''

    And with those words, Sirax moves closer to the pile of the dead, and, standing close to them, he puts his hands together, mutters a few words in a dark tongue and a controlled burst of fire radiates from his hands for a few seconds.

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    ''May fare better in the next world.'' Sirax mutters, watching the pyre with a sad fascination. Without removing his eyes, he speaks louder. ''Elph, the creatures that killed these people...how far away do you think they are?''
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    Once Sirax's spell ends there is a moment of silence for the dead. This moment drudges on until it breaks and scars you forever. A bloodcurdling scream is heard. A pain like you've never witnessed in your life. The pain of burning alive. You must act quickly if you wish to save a life.

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    As Sirax casts the fire spell, Koros steps back, nervous and aggressive. He is about to question Sirax's action, as he perceives the scream. He draws his sword, observing the sorroundings.

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    Elphin

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    If he sees any hint of the live creature,

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    Elphin drops his weapons and removes his cloak before diving into the pyre and doing his best to pull the gnome out.


    If not (and no one else does either),

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    Eyes flashing in rage, Elphin turns towards Flaw, "Whoever was just slain, the blood is on your hands. You said they were dead, that your magical goggles showed only the dead in that pile. If they have some flaw you should have told us. Come, let's do some good today." Elphin turns his back and begins to follow the mysterious tracks.

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    Kiruuk's eyes flare. He rushes into the pile of corpses, seemingly completely uncaring for the flames around him. He tosses the burning corpses aside, searching as quickly as possible to find the living individual still inside.

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    Sirax

    At the scream, Sirax throws his pack to the ground and dives headfirst into the flaming pile corpses, seeing some of the others doing the same. Upon finding the individual (if he does), he will attempt to pull him/her out.

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