Ygg: Words of Power

Attack on Throllforj

Upon hearing the news of the collusion between the orcs and dwarves, Feursun had an half-Orc by the name of Yurk rounded up, put in chains, and brought before him to answer to his part in the attack. The heroes, who had won favor with the king, were in attendance. After some discussion it was decided the Orc likely had nothing to do with the assault, but he was coerced into being locked in a cell with a Dwarven prisoner and obtain knowledge of the plot by subterfuge. At this he failed, but did discover clues that in fact linked the Dwarf to Throllforj.

Going under the guise of emissaries, the heroes, with their newfound companion Yurk, went to the forge. With the sorcerer Atsurr, they convinced the guards that they wished to renegotiate a trade arrangement, and were let inside. Initially nothing seemed amiss, but during their sequestered stay in the forge’s guest apartments, they overheard Dwarves speaking of the attack. Sverrir attempted to follow these Dueragar but was discovered. He made an excuse but as they were escorting him back to his quarters he attacked them. His companions came to his aid and they subdued the Dwarves, but fearing reprisal they forced their captives to escort them from the forge. At the front gate though, the guards found this suspicious and another battle ensued. The Dwarves raised the alarm and attempted to trap the heroes, but again the heroes overcame the Dwarves and escaped into the night.

King Feursun was enraged by the betrayal of the Dwarves of Throllforj who had been his partners in trade. He dispatched a contingent of his finest warriors with the heroes to assault the forge-stronghold. With a band of enraged warriors at their command, the heroes crashed through the gates of Throllforj and swept over its inhabitants. When finally they reached the great inner forge they nearly met their match. The Dwarven guards fought hard, protecting their Forge Priest – a devotee of Surtr – but at last, they too were overrun. In a storage chambers throughout Throllforj the heroes and warriors of Furinsgrot discovered two things of deep interest and trouble.

First is the number of slaves from other towns around the region, many under the indirect rule of King Feursun, though some not. Second was that the Dwarves of the forge had been amassing giant sums of ore. It was surmised that the slave trade with the orcs may have been to work in the mines but that is an unusual arrangement. The idea was led credence, though, by the fact that none of the slaves had been used by the Dwarves, they were merely being held. Yurk, the Half Orc, knows of only two tribes of Orc anywhere that are miners (although many are slavers) – Clann Sladdr and Clann Juttmar. If the Dwarves are helping the Orcs increase production in the minds as all of this suggests, to what end is it? Who needs this much weaponry?

The heroes returned to Furinsgrot and more honor was heaped upon their names. And as the slaves they rescued return to their towns and villages the repute of their glory is certain to spread.

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