Part II: Gnomes at War
Chapter 5: Zethor Fireblade
Zethor Fireblade (Jared) Human Fighter/Earth Shugenja
Jared came early this time, and he decided to be a character, so we made a small story line for him. He had been in a gladiator tournament in Victus, and he won it. The characters, needed an extra sword, invited him to come along for an equal share of the treasure. We played out some of the scenes before he went with them: So he was fighting the first round of the tournament’s semi-finals, and Zethor was up against a human fighter named Dravon Gannordan. Zethor charged and hit, doing some damage, and then they blocked and parried their attacks for a bit, before Zethor ended it with an epic blow. The next round, Zethor got hurt minorly, but won fairly easily. The third, however, Zethor was about do go unconscious when he prayed to his deity, Karath, the god of earth strength, to give him strength. Since he was supposed to win the tournament anyways, I allowed him to survive, when he dealt another epic blow to finish the other warrior off. After this, he went searching along the cliffs of the coast for a dragon. He brought a pony he had won from the tournament and looked for about two days before he suddenly heard a roaring sound and then a bronze dragon (who live near water and love to swim) came bursting up from the ocean. The dragon soared in a circle, then landed on the beach. Jared said hello to the dragon in Draconic, and then the dragon said, “What are you doing here?” Jared answered, “To seek your wisdom and almighty power O great one!” The dragon replied, “I like you.” And then they started to talk. Eventually the conversation came to Jared asking to have a couple of his scales. The dragon consented, having a few that had fallen off in the past week or so, and so he headed back underwater to his lair. Meanwhile, Jared saw a dolphin in the water and decided it would make a good gift for the dragon. So he stripped down to a loincloth and threw his spear at it. He totally missed. He then proceeded to throw his (luckily buoyant) longsword at it. He totally missed. The dolphin just mocked him. He then bravely (foolishly?) swam out to tackle the dolphin one on one. He got beat senseless. He awoke to find the dragon (in his human form) reviving him. The dragon looked at him quizzically and then said, “I’m sorry. But that was just sooo funny!” Afterward he gave Jared a dragon scale shield and then Jared went on his way. After that he met with the party and they headed out to the Gnomish Academy of Magic.