Book 8: Act 1 - The Troubles of Men

It is the year 2946 of the Third Age, and the lands east of the Misty Mountains are astir. From the cloud-shrouded peaks above the High Pass to the spider-infested gloom of the forest of Mirkwood, paths long-deserted are trodden once again. Busy merchants carry their wares to new markets, messengers bring tidings from foreign realms, and kings send forth armed men to extend their influence and the rule of law. Some say that a new age of freedom has begun, a time for adventure and great deeds to reclaim glories lost in long centuries of oppression and decline.

But adventures are not really things that people go out and look for. They are dangerous and rarely end well. While it is true that a handful of valiant individuals set out to make their mark on the world, for others it seems that adventure chooses them, as though it is the path they are fated to tread. They are restless warriors, curious scholars and wanderers, always eager to seek what was lost or explore what was forgotten. Ordinary people call them adventurers, and when they return successful, they call them heroes. But if they fail, no one will even remember their names...

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A Ringing Bell: Closed Door

Post by Blubbo_Baggins » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:51 pm

Finn waits next to Gerwald, waiting to see what unfolds by the locked door.

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Post by Wbweather » Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:51 am

"I don't know about courtesy, but perhaps if our dwarves are in there we might convince them to come out if they knew we were sent to find them and that we had dealt with that beast outside. Here, let me have a go." Gerwald looks at the door and thinks for a moment. "You in there, we are a company sent to find a group of dwarves. We have already dealt with a troll, I bear the bruises to prove it. If you are friendly, then come forward and we will protect you. If you be enemies, then we will deal with you as well." He listens to see if his words have any effect.
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Post by Muskrat » Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:59 pm

Varuthil does not like this course of action, but she bites her lip and holds her tongue, waiting anxiously to see what response they will get. Her hands stand ready to move to her bow and arrows.

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A Ringing Bell: Closed Door

Post by Othniel » Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:36 am

"I would be willing to give it a try, if no one else," the Elf of Lorien offers.
I have Courtesy 2.

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