Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ch 2, Page 14

Castle Greyhawk.  The mere mention of it excited both Tenser and Terik.  Indeed, this whole complex operation had been designed just to rid them of the nuisance and sometimes impediment of having to deal with bandits to and from the infamous castle.
Tenser climbed up through the trapdoor and joined Robilar and Terik in rifling through things on the top floor room of the fort's small hilltop keep.

In the last six months, exploration of Castle Greyhawk had exploded into a crowded occupation.  Tenser had spent them exploring Castle Greyhawk, always with some combination of Ehlissa, Yrag, Robilar, Terik, or a few others, but there were rival parties, companies, and fellowships turning up there all the time.  Significant progress was already being made on clearing out the upper levels of its dungeons, but Tenser and a few others were aware of sub-levels around them that were difficult to access.  A new entrance, known only to these bandits, could yield virgin territory for killing and looting.

And so Tenser eagerly joined Robilar in looking through papers.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ch. 2, Page 13

Well...not every bandit at the fort was killed.  Eventually Tenser tired of watching the slaughter and suggested it might be valuable to take some prisoners.  Robilar thought it was a terrible idea, but Terik was not overly opposed.  Though Robilar was miffed at being overruled, his participation proved invaluable, for he knew that the bandits actually had their own prison ---- a separate tower at the rear of the small keep -- and Robilar knew where the key was kept.  After handing the key over to Terik, Robilar wandered off without telling anyone what he was up to.

"Does he always do that?" Tenser asked as they were waking up the last of the sleeping guards.

"On your feet, you dogs!" Terik was shouting at their prisoners to scare them.  "Does he always do what?"

"Just do his own thing like that."  Tenser tried to multitask and direct prisoners during their conversation as well.  "March to the prison if you want to stay alive!" he admonished, with his dagger drawn.

"Oh, well, that's Robilar for you, isn't it?" Terik asked rhetorically.

If Tenser planned to press for more information, he was interrupted when a young bandit they were about to put in the prison looked for a moment like he might bolt for freedom.
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