[WFRP 2e] Morrslieb's Shadow 33

Maximillian Morningglory, Halfling Vampire Hunter
Magnus the Pony

My companions
Udrin Sor-Valdir - High Elf Wizard
Ludovic Hasselhoff - Human Entertainer

Tegort - Ogre bodyguard
Sir Ortolf Eiche - Magister and Wizard Lord of the Azyr Wind
Abelhardt Mullberger - Journeyman Apprentice

Maximillian used all of his bravado to insist that the roadwardens allow him to kill the creature in the pit:

"I am an agent of Sigmar, trained by the witch hunter Wolfgang Ostman. Allow me to cleanse the creature's soul and have my bodyguard dispatch it." The roadwardens stifled a laugh and insisted on taking care of the creature themselves once the storm let up.  Maximillian threatened to not lend a hand if the creature escaped before then.

In the opposite corner of the inn, the Morrians had caught Ludovic's attention, asking him about the determined halfling. The leader, Brother Dieter, required an introduction.  It seems he belonged to a cult of Dreamwalkers and had visions of a halfling in a place like this who would kill many vampires with blessed stakes.

Maximillian did the only reasonable thing and asked Brother Dieter to bless his stakes.

Eiche let out a scream, muttering frantic ravings about everyone in the room dying and the room being filled with blood. Mullberger did his best to calm the magister down. 

Outside, from the direction of the stables, Tegort let out a battle roar.

The priests of Morr cast a spell to protect the room from unwanted intruders.

Maximillian rushed to the door, unwilling to leave his bodyguard to unknown danger.

Outside were elf crossbowmen shooting at Tegort and the inn guards. An evil looking female elf in a very uncomfortable looking outfit peered into the inn and cast a spell. Maximillian started loosing sling stones at the three elves surrounding Tegort.

The ogre soon dispatched the elves, and Maximillian focused on the female. He slung a stone that must have fractured her leg, yet she ignored him in favor of what she saw through the doorway. In a battle frenzy, spells were cast, Tegort smashed through elf crossbowmen and, Udrin and Ludovic appeared at Maximillian's side. The attacking elves, most of the roadwardens, and the innkeeper were dead.

While others tried to piece together what happened and cleaned up the mess, Maximillian grabbed a crossbow from a fallen elf and headed toward the oubliette. Tegort followed.

The creature inside was howling and shaking at the bars of his prison. Maximillian gave him one chance to calm down and leave the gate alone. The creature ignored his warning, so the halfling shot him with bolts until he moved no more.

In the aftermath it was found that the female who left the room to Eiche had headed down to our barge to kill our captain and his crew. Udrin's books had been pawed through, but apparently the woman did not find what she wanted. The party was left stranded at an inn with no innkeeper and a boat with no captain or crew.

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