Fury of the Immortals

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Fury of the Immortals

Campaign Journal – Kaldmont 22 1007AC

“Full sail! Prepare to jibe! Japarel, set our course for Corunglain!” The ship turned into a flurry of activity at Yorel’s orders. Not even the harsh cold of the north slowed down the pace of the experienced sailors. Nepharar and Vaijener clambered up the mast and unfurled the sails, Fedella and Defarian man the rigging, Okeli and Te’sarkal tied down the supplies.

 

A great torrent of wind caught the sails leaving Fedella and Defarian struggling to brace the sail, Yorel noticed this and went over to assist. He then saw his two new swabbies scrubbing the deck deaf to the activity. “Quit your swabbing and help us with the rigging!” At the shout Agenor and Thorfin dropped their brooms and ran to assist. Their added strength allowed the sail to tame the wind as Japarel jibed the ship portside to the southwest in the direction of Corunglain. They caught the wind and finished tying down the mast as they paced ahead away from the dreadful cold of Norwold.

 

It would normally take three days for the ship to leave the harsh cold of Norwold, but so eager were the crew to remove themselves from such a barren land that they pulled extra shifts. They crossed the sea to the Soderfjord Jarldoms in half the time. Upon finally sailing the longship away from the cold the crew at last could let out their combined relief they’ve long been hoping for. Flying the Calypso IV had its challenges, but it was the hazards involved with sailing alongside the Raven’s Companions that provided the most danger to the crew’s health. Yet they’ve grown fond of the group and have become loyal to the cause.

 

On their first day crossing Soderfjord a bright sun basked the Calypso IV in its warm glowing incandescence. The crew's morale at last rose on the confidence that their ordeal in cold Norwold is over. Ahead of them was Corunglain where they would finally have their long awaited shore leave. “Nepharar, give us a shanty!” Shouted Yorrel. The rest of the crew mirrored there approval for at last they are flying on warm skies.

 

Nepharar laughed at the jest and jeers thrown from the crew as they worked the rigging. “A song then, but come. It is a poor shanty when I’m the only one singing. The crew laughed and finally silenced themselves as Nepharar cleared his voice to sing:

 

   Yo ho!

Chorus:  Oh ho!

   Hoorah!

Chorus:  Hoorah!

This is the Raven’s Band.

 

  A cat!

Chorus: A cat?

As quick as they come,

with an eye;

Chorus: An eye!

For a prize!

Chorus: A prize!

Dying once,

Not twice,

Who strikes like lightning.

 

  Yo ho!

Chorus:  Oh ho!

   Hoorah!

Chorus:  Hoorah!

This is the Raven’s Band.

 

A bear!

Chorus: A bear?

As strong as they come,

with a skin;

Chorus: A skin!

As tough as iron,

And a sword!

Chorus: A sword!

That can cut through flesh, bone, and soul.

 

Yo ho!

Chorus:  Oh ho!

   Hoorah!

Chorus:  Hoorah!

This is the Raven’s Band,

 

A peacock!

Chorus: A peacock?

As glamorous as they come,

With a voice!

    Chorus: A voice!

That’ll light your pyre,

Setting fourth!

    Chorus: Setting fourth!

Your heart to fire.

 

Yo ho!

Chorus:  Oh ho!

   Hoorah!

Chorus:  Hoorah!

This is the Raven’s Band.

 

A lizard!

    Chorus: A lizard?

As old as they come,

With a light!

    Chorus: A light!

So bright!

    Chorus: So bright!

Beaming with desire,

Beating back the darkness in Vengeful ire.

 

Yo ho!

Chorus:  Oh ho!

   Hoorah!

Chorus:  Hoorah!

This is the Raven’s Band.

 

So off they went rowing in-to the dark.

    Chorus: Oh-off they went rowing in-to the dark.

Oh-off they went rowing in-to the dark

    Chorus: Oh-off they went rowing in-to the dark

All:      For a weapon that can kill a god.

 

Oh-what they found was a ruin of dwarves,

    Chorus: Oh-what they found was a ruin of dwarves,

Oh-what they found was a ruin of dwarves,

    Chorus: Oh-what they found was a ruin of dwarves,

    All:        And a trick played by a god.

 

So they played a game of kubb,

    Chorus: So they played a game of kubb,

Oh-they played a game of kubb,

Oh-they played a game of kubb,

    All:      And the the peacock got his soul taken away.

 

So now we sail to Coruglain,

    Chorus: Yes now we sail to Coruglain,

Oh-now we sail to Coruglain,

    Chorus: Oh-now we sail to Coruglain,

    All:      And we don’t give a damn we’re having our leave.

 

And we still don’t know why we’re called the Raven’s Companions

    Chorus: No we still don’t know why we’re called the Raven’s Companions

So why are we called the Raven’s Companions

    Chorus: Yes why are we called the Raven’s Companions

    All:      When there’s not a single bird among us all.

Noooooo, there’s not a single bird among us all.

 

The crew laughed and cheered at the end of the song. Japarel then yells, “Sing about the miracle on Alpha Bay!”

 

“Miracle?” Replies Nepharar, “I don’t remember any of that. I was dead remember?”

The whole crew burst into laughter once more as they manage the skies.

 

60th and 61st sessions – XP 4,175  (total all sessions: 156,365 XP)

 

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Whoever started the singing deserves death.

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