As the screams are heard echoing through the bog, the players engage a formerly unknown opponent, “The Thale.” A vicious and uncompromising race, bent on slaughter and enslavement of the Kallic people.
The women and children continue to flee, then the Thale begin to ignore the Kallic warriors an focus on their prize. The Kallic people fall under the clubs and spears of the Thale marauders. The nets of the Thale slavers are filled with the struggling bodies of their prey. Every moment that passes, another family member is either slain or trapped. Even as the clan’s younger sons enter the fray, more Thale come and start to haul off the immobilized prizes. Degana quickly rushes to pluck a young family member from the quicksand, while rebuking a young Bin-Kallic survivor.
As the players begin to clash with their foe, they gauge the tactics of the Thale. To counter the swinging Thale slavers, Quor and his hounds rush to the trees. Udokul and Dekana rush to the front, to interposed themselves between the people and the worst of the Thale. Move and counter move are played out. Slowly, as the battle grinds on, the tide is flowing in the Kallic’s favor.
That is just what the Thale have been waiting for. As soon as the Kallic hearts begin to rise with hope, the Thale unleash their secret weapon.
Out of the bog-trees comes a swinging monstrosity, several times larger then the tallest of the Kallic. Some strange creature, which appears with the features of a Thale, but far more beastly. It’s body is entirely covered with a thick dark fur.
As Aldrig prepares to feel the brunt of it’s fury, but then the beast disappears, bounding off after the women and children.
This gives Lorku, who was nearby, an opening, where he put’s his axe into the rear of the Thale beasts skull, catching it’s attention…
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