We’ve been building up to this for a while. We all knew it was finally coming and the last couple sessions didn’t go quite as far as we were expecting. So, it took a while to get here, but it’s finally time to take on the spiders in this session!
The Lighting of the Forge
Finally after lots of hard work and trials the forge is ready to be re-lit. Koru, Sara, & Claire begin their ceremony. They draw strange symbols all around the hearth forge, even climbing in as part of the proceedings. After a lot of chanting and hand-waving the fire in the forge flares to life. The mood in the forge is suddenly very different, filled with excitement and wariness. Fergus stomps off in a huff, wanting no more to do with what’s going on.
Koru comes up to Flint and Karin, “It is done. The fire spirit is now bound forever to your forge. Now, please, we must rest.”
The humans are escorted back to their quarters while Flint & Kardin head off in search of the new forge master. Before leaving Kardin grabs a handful of forge stones, hoping to use them to carve runestones out of later.
They find Hrolf in the process of getting his quarters packed up. Flint and Kardin introduce themselves. He’s pretty intimidated at first — heroes of the hold and the son of Falur. It’s obvious he doesn’t have much confidence in himself (failed Circles).
Flint and Kardin offer to help get him moved into his new quarters closer to the forge. Along the way Kardin notices that in his arms is a very well-made set of smithing tools. It’s not fair for this upstart forge master to have such nice things, so when no one is looking he takes a moment to place them in amongst some crates in the hallway (failed Steel test for Greed, with I Must Have It invoked).
Along the way, Flint does his best to boost up Hrolf’s confidence. Hrolf takes it to heart. A little too much (failed Coarse Persuasion) and now believes he can do anything with the help of the new forge and won’t let anyone get in his way. Continue reading