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    Malvoisin's Way of the Wicked, Act 1: Knot of Thorns [PFRPG]

    In the kingdom of Talingarde, many crimes may send you to Branderscar Prison, but the sentence has but one meaning. You are wicked and irredeemable. Each of you received the same greeting when you arrived. You were held down by rough hands and branded upon the arm with a runic F. The mark signifies ‘forsaken’ and the painful scar is indelible proof that each of you has betrayed the great and eternal love of Mitra and his chosen mortal vassals.

    Condemned, you face at best a life of shackles and servitude in the nearby salt mines. Others might await the “gentle” ministrations of the inquisitors so that co-conspirators may be revealed and confessions extracted. Perhaps, some of you will be spared this ordeal. Perhaps instead you have come to Branderscar to face the final judgment. In three days, the executioner arrives and the axe falls or the pyre will be lit. Through fire or steel, your crimes will be answered.

    You have all been chained together in the same communal cell dressed in nothing but filthy, tattered rags. Manhandled and mistreated, any finery you once possessed is either ruined or long lost. No special treatment has been given any prisoner – male or female, commoner or noble – all of the forsaken are bound and imprisoned together. Your feet are secured by iron cuffs tethered by one long chain. Your arms are secured to the wall above by manacles. A guard is posted right outside the cell day and night. Little thought is given to long term accommodations. At Branderscar, justice comes swift and sure.

    Escape seems hopeless. You have all been well searched and every attempt to conceal anything on your person has failed. And if you could somehow slip your bonds and fly out of this prison, where would you go? Who from your former life would want anything to do with the forsaken? Despised, alone and shackled – all that you can do now is await your doom.

    For each of you, your old life is over. For each of you, hope is a fading memory. For each of you, justice will be fairly meted. And who can blame fair Talingarde after what each of you has done?


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    Valeria was a fair and lovely woman. She had earn quite a small fortune for a whore because of her body, skills and honeyed words. But that was true a month ago. That will never happen again.

    Today she was in this cell. Her body was covered with bruised. The guards had beaten her up more than once to have her obedience. They wanted her body. They had it, but not before she had felt unconscious. She had marks everywhere, some scars on the face and body, a black eye. The skin of her ankle and wrist was burned and bloodied by the ropes and manacle that have been tied in the last day. All of it happen before she was sent down here.

    But she didn't care. Most of it could heal with time. She wouldn't have the same innocent beauty she had, but she could be a fair and lovely woman again. But she would never get rid of the scare on her shoulder, a large burned F letter that put her as an outcast of her society. That was more troublesome, but in Valeria mind, it was also the mark that she had been rejected by this unjust society. Somehow, that had confirm herself in her choice.

    She look around. She was gagged, her hand behind her back, he feet tied to some other Forsaken. The guards were scared she would use her magic against them. They should, because at least someone was still at her side. She never really knew who or even what it was. All she knew was he was talking to her through Silver, her viper, and in some faint way, directly to her. Silver was not there, but she somehow felt him close. How close? She don't know, but Silver was still looking over her as much as he can.

    She still had faith she could escape, that she could get her vengeance, or the entity she had bound herself to would have let her gone. She didn't knew yet how she would get out of here, but she was a clever woman and she knew she would find a way.
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    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
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    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

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    A half-elven man is chained here with you all. His dark hair is dirty and unkempt, and what once was a close-cut beard has grown out into stubble surrounding his chin and neck. His captivity seems like it has been a short one, melting away any softness he once had, but malnourishment hasn't had time to fully take hold yet.

    From discussions that the guards have had over the heads of their prisoners, you may have caught that something special is planned for this man, and that there will be no delays on his way to an excruciating death. No simple execution or imprisonment for him. Although what he could possibly have done to warrant such a speedy and . . . colorful execution you cannot tell. He looks largely unremarkable, average height, build and looks.

    But then again, maybe there is something unusual. The guards don't seem to have quite broken him yet, and he seems remarkably driven for a man trapped in a cell, awaiting his death. His gaze remains fixated on the small grate in the door, as if he's watching, waiting for something.

    "Three days . . ."
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    Ethan looks around the cell gauging his new surroundings. "Seen one cell I guess you've seen them all." He lets out a slight laugh at his remark. In the dim light his blonde hair can easily be seen along with the several days of growth about his face. His body is that of a man that has had a hard life but holds a strength that waits in hiding for his next victim.

    He glances to the man as he spoke. "Three days?" He asks. "Have you given up so easily? Three days is plenty of time to escape these damned walls.Three days is plenty of time to at least take one of these bastards to hell with you."

    He looks to the woman near with almost a look of recognition. "Do I know you? I you look vaguly familiar. What is, well I guess it will be was, your previous profession if I may ask?" He continues looking around as awaits her answer.

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    Sorry if he seems a little friendly for an evil character but I don't want him to come off mean because that's part of his deception.

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    Valeria looks at Ethan and nods as he talk about escaping. As he asks his question to her, still gagged, she replies "frofhihuh" and she open her legs and wink at Ethan so to explain with gesture what she can't clearly speak.

    She then suddenly start to struggle against her bounds and gag. After a minute, the ball in her mouth is partially out of her mouth and make a pressure on a bruise on her cheek. "Bhashthard... that pfainfull. I'll bhe gone bhefore three dhays. And fengence whill bhe my nect proffeshion"
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    Gloom - Longtooth Shifter Paladin 11 [L4W]
    Eloan - Eladrin Warlord 7 [L4W]
    River - Longtooth Shifter Cleric 11 [LEB]
    Malehan - Elf Avenger 8 [LEB]
    Valeria - Human Witch 1

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    Anitol turns suddenly as the talkative human's voice booms in the small cell, having almost forgotten there were others in here with him. He quirks one eyebrow at Ethan and echoes the laugh with one of his own.

    "Oh, I have not given up, not on anything. I have no doubts my liberation will find me within three days. I wish you luck with your own endeavors."

    He lapses into silence as he watches the woman's struggles with clinical disinterest. He briefly considers why Ethan attempted to talk to a person with a gag. Was he merely oblivious? Does he enjoy the petty cruelty of taunting those who cannot respond? Or perhaps it was just an attempt to produce just the contortions the woman was now producing. Pfft. Humans. Little better than animals, rutting among the filth.

    He nods silently in acknowledgement of the achievement as the woman frees her gag, but then returns to his vigil of the door.
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    Ethan looks to Valeria with a look of sympathy. He listens to her as she tries to speak through the gag he can now see in her mouth. "My deepest apologies. I didn't realize you had a gag in your mouth." He nods as she opens her legs and gives him a wink. "I understand and vengence is a next step once we find a way out of here." He pulls on his shackles and they whine but hold fast.

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