It was a season past when Dorgan parted ways with his stalwart company; they would venture beyond the enchanted Ring while he would set off with Morgan and the pilgrims in the hope of finding a cure for the poison in his blood; he had only days left unto him. Half-way toward the realm of the wood elves he encountered a column of Templars who were en-route from Maine to Ket to settle reported unrest. As it turned out, they were the same mission that Helmet and the pilgrims had diverted from, to seek the abbey, earlier. Dorgan won their trust, received vital treatment from their Miester, and handed the pilgrims into their care once more. He also procured supplies and several mirrors from them, short-circuiting his need to visit the elves (which was a doubtful course for the dwarf anyways).
His mission complete, Dorgan returned to the abbey hoping to aid his companions, while the Templar column tried their luck at Ket. When Dorgan returned to find the abbey he found it abandoned. He waited a day before returning to Ket hoping to assist or join the Templars, but found them already beaten and routed, and Ket itself overrun and occupied by goblin forces. Dorgan escored the what remaining Templars and refugees he could save to the abbey as a last safe fastness.
Therein he spent several weeks getting the abbey into a more defensible state. All that was a season past.
Now the abbey has a population of a dozen fighting-men (6 Maine templars and 6 Ket militia) and a similar number of refugees (townsfolk from Ket). The walls are boarded up and the gardens are operational... supplies are tight, but manageable for now with reasonable hunting. Something will need to be done to improve the situation soon...
Dorgan was almost ready to give up on his fellows ever returning when, out of the blue, Wooop! Highbough and Wen appear out of nowhere! Of course it would have ta be tha elves, wouldn't it?
They better have a darn good explanation...
the Elf Medium (MV 12", AC 9, HD 1, hp 1/1, AL N) great cloak, lantern
; spells: color spray; scrolls: sleep, sleep, charm person
Hirelings: Georges; torch