[WFRP 2e] Morrslieb's Shadow Finale (46)

Maximillian Morningglory, Halfling Vampire Hunter

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

Abelhardt Mullberger - Journeyman Apprentice
Brother Dieter - Priest of Morr
Sir Ortolf Eiche - Magister and Wizard Lord of the Azyr Wind, Professor of Antiquities of the Celestial College, First Adviser to Baron Valken of Reikland

The gates of the estate opened and Sir Eiche rode through, with several other riders behind him. He circled us, surprised to find us there. Instead of joyfully welcoming us, he actually threatened us into the house...the house we just spent a lot of energy trying to get into while looking for him. 

While Eiche's compatriots were dismounting, Maximillian noticed tails and claws. They were skaven! They were instructed to take our weapons, and we headed to the parlour.

(Note: Maximillian did not give up his stakes [he's a vampire hunter] and Ludovic didn't give up some hidden daggers.)

On the way to the parlour, we saw Mullberger strung up and bleeding. It was obvious he had been tortured. Eiche spat out a snide comment about his apprentice not giving him the information he wanted to hear. He then started asking about Udrin's medallion.

(Note: These medallions find chaos stones, which can be turned into large sources of warpstone.)

We continued trying to be polite despite Eiche's persevering gruffness. He eventually capitulated and offered us some tea. Ludovic used the tea tray to start a brawl. When reaching for his tea, he grabbed the entire tray and launched it at the face of the skaven who was guarding Udrin, our spellcaster. The tea was hot, and the ratman was burned.

Maximillian grabbed his stakes and threw himself at Sir Eiche, lamenting the lack of his ogre bodyguard.

A skaven defended Eiche and knocked a stake out of Maximillian's left hand

(Note: Critical hit. I wasn't too healthy to begin with, having been critically hit outside the gate in the last session.)

Udrin released a devastating spell (Pillar of Radiance) and blasted the entire room, friend and foe alike. The blast sent Maximillian flying and mildly concussed him.

(Note: Second critical hit of the fight. It took a Fate Point to keep me from dying). 

Maximillian regained his senses to find Eiche staring at Udrin hatefully and casting a spell. The halfling grimaced, rolled himself across the floor, and bumped into the back of Eiche's legs, interrupting a spell that could have killed the elf. Maximillian was too dazed to act further.

Udrin followed up by melting Eiche with a Gaze of Radiance. 

Maximillian awoke, finding Udrin barely standing, Eiche and the Skaven dead, and Ludovic unconscious. Ludovic was awakened, and the group lamely wandered out of the house. On the way out, Udrin ordered some of Eiche's beggar minions to burn the place down. Surprisingly they obeyed.

In the end, the Baron Valkan never existed. Eiche served the skaven, making Valkan up completely.

Udrin told the group he plans on going to his family's holdings in Altdorf and then head to Ulthuan with the medallion. The group's adventures are over. The Old World was saved and few will ever realize it.

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