Whilst Ranhold has been shaking like a leaf in the Barrows and getting himself killed in the Tuckborough skirmishes, Gorfrik has been beavering away up at Thorin’s Gate trying to stop the evil Dourhands’ plan to raise their dead king Skorgrim from the grave and impose his corrupt rule over Erid Luin – and what a time of it he had! After rescuing his party from the poison they’d received from drinking from a polluted river (1) he joined a raid on the resurrection ceremony:
Once in the (HUGE) hall it was a mad dash to try and stop the unholy rites being performed – of course the bastard Dourhands were there to stop us which meant we were obliged to split their skulls for them…
…so we could get up to the black alter and put an end to the madness taking place – but alas, we were too late and their evil ju-ju too strong! As we all reeled in shock, Skorgrim was possessed by an evil spirit and rose to live again!
After that there was just the small matter of escaping the halls as they collapsed around us, but for small fellas we can run like buggery when we need to and soon we were outside in the icy mountain air, once more masters of Thorin’s Gate. Let the rebuilding begin…
Gorfrik on European [EN] Snowbourn.
(1) The dumb schmucks (2)
(2) As a kid I once drank from a river. I had projectile vomiting for a week and lost so much weight I was almost see-through. My excuse is that I was a kid – these dwarves are old!