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When True Night Falls: The End of the Plague

Discussion in 'The Hooded Crow Inn [Fiction]' started by WarderDragon, May 31, 2011.

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    When True Night Falls: The End of the Plague


    Three nights have passed since Corporal Brackus - leading a mob of armed Britannians - descended upon the Winchester farm near Serpent's Spine. John Winchester, son of the late Trisha, was wanted for his alleged connection to the Plague, the infected grain having been traced to his homestead.

    There the gathered discovered John - in the throws of madness, more beast than man - and his sister, Alma. Brackus announced his crimes, a traitor to the realm, and his arrest. The girl, distraught and enraged, flung herself between her brother and the arresting officer, pleading for him not to harm the demoniac. He was possessed, she claimed, and was innocent of crimes he was being accused. In the confusion, however, Alma was struck down, sending her calmed brother into a berserker's rage. If not for the quick work of Silverbrook, more blood might have been shed that night.

    As Brackus chained the thrashing man and led him out, Alma pleaded her case, managing to convince those gathered to at least allow her to prove her brother's innocence. She explained that she had become sick, months earlier, with an illness that bore with it the kiss of death. No healer, no Priest nor Magus seemed able to cure her of her ailment. Having just lost their mother, John was not about to accept the death of Alma, and thus he sought out a Practitioner of the Black Art - the Liche, Jehudial - who promised a cure in exchange for portion of John's soul.

    A portion he would later use to control the man from afar.

    Alma led the gathered to Felucca, where a man provided the location of Jehudiel the Liche, and the means to defeat him. The gathered, unconvinced but willing to make the attempt, followed him to Ilshenar, where Jehudiel was waiting for them. A short battle ensued. Using the Spells provided to them, the gathered were able to sever Jehudiel's ties to his minions, causing them to loose control and turn on their Master.

    Alma returned to Britain with those who followed her, and proclaimed that Jehudiel was dead. John, having returned to normal, was proof of the deed. But despite having defeated the source of the Plague, someone had to answer for the hundred dead.

    John was carried off to Yew Prison, after assuring his sister he would be alright. The man awaits trial. He is expected to be executed for his crimes.

    Additional Links to past articles of ‘The Crazies’ storylines:

    http://vboards.stratics.com/uo-baja...events-britain-rumors-crazed-townspeople.html (The Beginning)