[WFRP 2e] Renegade Princeps 7

Vaervenshyael - Female Elf Protagonist

My companions
Tankred "Silver Bear" Tenneckermann - Human Mercenary
Wilhelm Hechland - Human Engineer
Doctor Johann Wilhelm Woeller - Human Barber Surgeon

(Previous Notes)

We arrived at the quaint house of the hermit hedge wizard. He was less than welcoming. Thorny bushes erupted from the ground, lacerating the horses and Vaervenshyael's legs. Through the chaos, someone noticed the pack horse of Pieter, a miner and well-known contact from Padua.  He came to the door, recognized us, and was able to talk the wizard down from his attacks.

Pieter was here consulting with the wizard Lucas on his recent ore find. Lucas had maps to help Pieter orient his prospect, far to the west in Sulzer's territory.

Vaervenshyael eventually gets the opportunity to show Lucas the shovel/shard she is carrying. The wizard believes it is both magical and starmetal...and, through some powerful magic, disguising its true form from those who look up on. He cast a long ritual, but was able to give no further information, other than the fact that it had somehow attached itself to the elf. The party left with no further clues, but memories of being told to "find Heinrick's stone" echoing in their heads.

There was naught to do but return to Padua and speak to the priest, the only one who may have this stone we were warned of in Lauterberg.

The priest, Roderic, was excited to see us. He had been researching the stone he bought from the same prospectors who sold us the shovel/shard. He believed the two to be linked. He explained that his research led him to tales of an artifact owned by the long-dead Arabyan king Al-Shar. He placed his beetle-inscribed stone into an indentation in the shard, and there was a powerful reaction.

The shovel/shard changed into a long, fossilized, yellow tooth with a hole in the top. It was big enough to be the tooth of a dragon, which Roderic, in fact, identified it to be. He also stated there were a total of 8 of these dragon's teeth spread throughout the Badlands...and he believed the stones that activated them were somehow infused with wyrdstone. Vaervenshyael barely heard, as she was retching and having a vision:

There was a room with half a dozen men. They were men of the Empire. There was some heraldry on the wall. One of the men was screaming at the others. She heard no voices. There was another item conspicuously glowing around the screaming man's neck. The vision pulled away. The view showed the seat of Sulzer's power. There was screaming. So much screaming.

Vaervenshyael asked Wilhelm to assist her back to her home. The retching, which had accompanied the magic tooth releasing its connection to her, and the vision had weakened her body. As he left, she made mention the fact that she was looking for a pistol. He had reddened and left, so she wasn't sure how her request was taken.

The next morning Vaervenshyael found her traveling companions rather hung over outside of Katerina's Rest. She, on the other hand, had been quite revitalized by her night's rest. She dragged them to Padua's seat of power and shared her story to this point with the Master of the Horse, Maximillian Morningglorly. 

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