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on: September 26, 2019, 11:48:08 PM
The One Hundred Prisoners
By
Eustice Jarrias
Peerage Chapter

The Book says "Help those that have lost their way until they return to safety". So I`d like to instead of reading my stories at the Groat share one with the City. If that`s okay...

Once upon a time...in a far away kingdom filled with so many wonders and magics and splendors, there was a true and just King who had many loyal subjects who loved him. No one was ever hungry, no one was ever hurt, and no one ever suffered because he was a real good King who cared for his peoples.

Unfortunately as some people are petty and small, there was an Evil Wizard who lived in another kingdom struck by Wizard Madness. He wanted all the powers, he wanted to be hailed as the greatest Wizard in the Lands, and he refused to let anyone else in the WHOLE world cast magics.

Jealous of the love the King got from his peoples he set to dark workings and blackest magics. He scoured the world in search of all the most vile reagents that he could find. From scary creatures, undead monsters, other Seams, and even the Hells themselves where he treated with Devils! If no one could cast magics he`d be the greatest for sure!

And one dark and stormy night he went to the lowest valley and sacrificed a Unicorn with a rusty knife on a big black altar. He set his dark madness in motion and began his chanting! As the sky turned black and the winds picked up he spewed his curse and a whole ARMY of Devils rose up!

These Devils went around the world chasing anyone who could cast even a cantrip from a spellbook. Oh, it was so really bad. And when all the Wizards in the King`s Kingdom were assembled in the Valley the Wizard gave his horrible command! Big, black, nasty Satchels were removed by every Devil...

...And then they pulled out Jars and stuffed all the wizards in the Jars. But the Book says that we uh- [He flips a few pages] We have to help those who have lost their way until they return to safety. So the Peerage Chapter is going to be offering a bounty of 50 groats for every Wizard in a Bottle found.

So if you like wizards, or like doing good deeds, or just want to make sure the Devils don`t get their way, find me in the Peerage or send word to the Spinning Groat and we can help end the story and be heroes.
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on: September 29, 2019, 04:02:31 AM
The One Hundred Prisoners
Chapter 2: The Crimes of Xargoth the Wicked
By
Eustice Jarrias
Peerage Chapter




When the first prisoner freed he shared tales of a horrible series of events in an otherwise wonderful realm. The terrors of Xargoth the Wicked brought chaos to an otherwise stable and beautiful realm. It began slowly of course, as all terrible things do. His Devil Army scouring the mountains and valleys, rivers and their banks across the kingdom. As some villages fell to Rebel forces others attempted to develop a means of protection.

The Wizards Hundred were a wonderfully powerful cabal of Wizards who had sworn true to their King and Kingdom to bring prosperity to the realm. They sought high and low to prevent their brethren from being captured but one by one they were hunted and stuffed into jars. A jar is a no place for a wizard, though thankfully they are able to magically create food and otherwise to aid in their survival. With the Wizards slowly being captured they sought a final and desperate act - As the Villages fell across the lands to see a sizable ritual undertaken.

This ritual, not a mean ritual such as what Xargoth had done, but a ritual of pure intent drew upon both the many high priests and the last few of the Wizard Hundred remaining free. Baiting the Devil army into attacking a single city the final Wizards allowed themselves to be captured putting up a terrible fight to buy as much time as possible. With the final efforts undertaken a seam was ripped open and the last Free Village to not fall to the Devil Army of Rebels was enveloped in a wonderful magical glow.

With this glow shining bright and a tearful King looking on from his throneroom the High Wizard of the 100 gave a pained smile.

The last of the heroic wizards captured by the Devils, able to watch from his Jar as the Kingdom floated away into the clouds and into the seam opened.

They have been hunted, they may have been captured, but the King in exile was sent to freedom.

Xargoth the Wicked's horrific shriek echoed across the Kingdom of Small Meadows as the heroes had thwarted him.
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on: October 04, 2019, 06:23:26 AM
The One Hundred Prisoners
Chapter 3: The Subjugation of Small Meadows
By
Eustice Jarrias
Peerage Chapter

With the King-in-Exile sent to distant land the rule of Xargoth the Wicked began as one would expect earning such a moniker in his youth. In settlements across the kingdom he used brutality and intimidation. In places though where corruption was rampant, the trade hubs where the insidious dwelt seeking only riches, deals and trades exchanged. Those who provided troops would be gifted favors and boons. Those who provided food and similar for troops would be prosperous from his ill-gotten gains. The Kingdom's treasury bolstered by both fierce taxation and graft.

In small prisons across the small lands members of The Wizards Hundred kept under close watch. Grotesque eyesores erected in Xargoth's name to subjugate the populace and stymie any attempts at rebellion. Known as "Towers of Xargoth the Wicked" these monoliths were used by wicked governors and servants of Xargoth to keep the populace depleted of strength and vigor as sadness and desperation radiated over each city where they were erected.  Those found praising the King-in-Exile punished. Those even suspected of aiding The Wizards Hundred facing equally harsh punishments.

Yet with 11 of The Wizards Hundred freed by the Peerage Chapter, enlisting the aid of the Royal Court Wizard of Ring 93, he extended a most kind gesture.

If they so desired  they would be free to find refuge and haven within his Wizard Warrens should they not desire to return to Small Meadows once Xargoth the Wicked slain.
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