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A Knot of Thorns - Prison Break II

The alarm horn moans through the halls as it’s musician is slain and his comrades are pummeled by the resident ogre.  Our budding villains quickly take inventory of their new found armament as Shivers attempts a solo escape through the courtyard.  His plan is foiled by a small barrage of arrows causing him to retreat back to his party, to safety in numbers, to the tank Grumblejack.   Barring the door to the mess hall our intrepid adventurers await their fate; Vicky befriends the servant Sam and presses him for information about the prison.  The quiet calm is soon broken with a pound at the door followed by demands for surrender by an unknown speaker.  The criminals decide to hold their ground meanwhile Harlock notices movement from their rear, sending Sam reluctantly into the kitchen to investigate.  Sam’s kitchen incursion and followed confusion earns him an arrow to his head having tested Harlock’s patience.  Patience being a luxury our scoundrels have no use for, Lumond presses the

A Knot of Thorns - Prison Break

After being marked and condemned to death, a group of prisoners band together in an attempt to break out of the most secure prison in all of Talingarde.  Three humans, Harlocke, Shivers, Vicky, and a Half-Orc named Lumond are chained to a prison cell wall awaiting their sentencing to be carried out when Shivers receives word he has an unexpected visitor. Chaos ensues as the guards fumble around attempting to unshackle Shivers with the guards attacking each other, seemingly randomly, to the displeasure of Sargent Tomas Blackerly. Once Shivers is secured in the interrogation room, he receives a visit from a woman named Tiadora. " Oh, dearest, ” proclaims the unfamiliar woman. “ I’m so relieved you’re alive!” She quickly turns to Tomas. “ Could we please have a moment alone, good sir? For pity’s sake? ” Tomas goes blank for a bit and then quickly agrees. “ Of course, my lady. For you,’ tis no problem. ” As soon as the guards leave, Tiadora’s demeanor immediately changes. She drops a