Chapter 2

Twilight of the Kraken Hunters

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• The gnomish submariners were tracking the kraken from their home, where it had lay dormant and thought dead for many years. According to inscriptions in their ancient cavern home, there was another “kraken cradle” in the area, and they figured that it would reside there.
• They beseeched the locals for extra hands to travel to this cavern and trap the kraken there to prevent it from doing harm, by using a mechanism built into the cavern for what seemed like expressly that purpose.
Saorise, Grotto, an elf named Viltarn and a drow named Glaw agreed to go with them.
• They tracked the kraken to a cave, but found that it was overrun with crusteacean monsters called craud.
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• They decided that rather than trap the kraken by destroying the cavern they would simply kill the kraken. One of the crew, Leoben went with them.
• They found and slayed the kraken, but not before it destroyed their submarine.
• They found one survivor in the wreckage, the only dwarven crew member, Leoril.
• They decided to try and make their way back to the surface through the natural caverns of the underdark, but got lost for days, constantly hounded by the craud.
• They stumbled across an ettin, who, in an attempt to be civilised helped them find their way to the surface.
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• On the surface they found a town and fled there being chased by the craud army, but the town turned out to be the orcish settlement Flesk og Mjod, and the orcish warriors battled the craud and won, but took the group as prisoners.
• Viltarn hated orcs and during their imprisonment he caused insult enough to have the orcs kill and eat Leoril.
Humans living with the orcs told them that Flesk og Mjod was a unique example of orcish civility, but had started to go bad when the regular orcish trading parties sent to the nearby town of Thyrfing started not to come back.
• The group was branded with the symbol of the orcish tribe.
• The group, through cunning and stealth escaped the town, but Viltarn remained to kill the chieftain, but failed to do so.
• Out of guilt, Viltarn decided to slow the orcs sent to recapture their property, by hunting and killing as many of them as he could. After killing many of them he was bested and taken back to the town. The chieftain as consolation, gave him the option of being buried according to elvish tradition, but Viltarn, seeing this an insult, chose the warriors’ death.
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