The Long-Standing Online Campaign, beginning in Germany, travelling through Italy and Greece to the Sea of Azov.
Friday, September 7, 2012
October 16, 1650, Thursday morning
Weather: brisk temperatures and overcast conditions, with a strong breeze
The party strikes towards the Nuremberg, winding its way south at first along the Main river. The following occurs within just an hour of Ascapha:
Just one of those things, the knot on the mage's saddle that holds his second horse - in this case Magnus, as Lukas is riding Tovenar - comes loose. It's not noticed for awhile ... Magnus just follows along like always, as the party makes their way.
But as Janos stops, because he's realized his horse Erzsebet has picked up a stone, Lukas catches up to him and stops also. Andrej and Ahmet are somewhere ahead of them; they've gotten into some kind of heated discussion about the Greek islands or some such, and the mage and ranger have been drifting along behind for some peace and quiet. Particularly, Lukas is probably thinking about scroll creation.
As Janos fixes his horses' foot, the ranger and mage chat - the usual thing, probably: the woodland all around, Lukas being concerned that something might be hidden there, and Janos reassuring him. Magnus, meanwhile, catches sight of some sweet grass along the side of the road.
A moment later the ranger and mage hear Magnus screaming - and the sound of a horse screaming is a terrifying sound indeed. They both look - Lukas still on Tovenar, Janos of course on foot - and see that something enormous and yellow - with a shiny body and as big as a pig - has got ahold of Magnus' right shoulder - the body of the horse is obscuring exactly what it is.