Glak is a Dark-Brotherhood assassin and he was joined by three of the
Mayor's champions as the city of Khaboom determined that the rumours of
Vasnarax rising had to be taken seriously. There was Atlax, the
strongman wielder of an enormous spiked club, Clynostalia the elven
witch and the barely-human Aracula, she of the five arms and arachnid
skin. They were accompanied by five urukin, all experienced guards and
soldiers, four to delve into the dungeon beneath the mausoleum on the
hill, one to look after the horses and wagon.
There was a
case for saying that more should have stayed up top, with so many
goblins, hobgoblins and ogres raiding the countryside for miles around
at night, almost to the borders of the Rainbow Palace kingdom to the
south but the group had befriended a seriously large hill giant, who
lived in the surrounding Forest of Maugaral. The giant did not like the
'hobbies' or the 'gobbies' but he did warm to his new friend, the 'big
little boy', Atlax.
With their escape route secure, the scouting delve began...