Monastery of the Sunderd Chain, part 1
Stones with blood cry out
Silently they stand witness
Heroes avenged restored
Wherein the party sets forth from Overlook accompanied by a gnoll tracker who leads them through the moutains. Said gnoll turns traitor and attacks the party with a group of krusithk and links his fate to the slaughtered lizard-insects.
Upon arriving at the Monastery of the Sundered Chain, the party finds it overrun with nameless orcs who have slaughtered the resident dwarves. The battle is fast and furious and ends with all but one orc slain and that one battered and subdued.
"Speak Orc or your death will not go well, you have parts that I still could slowly remove," spoke Jeroen spoke in a menacing voice.
"Ahhrg, your freat mean nofing, the Hand of Deaf hides below . . ."
The Orc abruptly stopped speaking as a wet sucking sound emanating from it’s eye socket cuts off it’s speech.
Bene continued to slowly twist a discarded arrow further into the Orc’s eye extinguishing what was left of the it’s life as he turned to Jeroen and spoke flatly, " I know that you don’t understand. You break dirt to live, you don’t break stone. You rely upon the sun for warmth and never welcomed the darkness of the earth. We stand on hallowed ground. I know that they burned your home, but even if they had slain your kin you still could not know the depth of pain that I feel now. My very bones cry out for vengeance."
Bene pushed on the now lifeless body; he watched as the corpse parted slowly from the arrow, its only connection now a stretching band of ichor that lengthens from the bloody socket. Looking at the lifeless body Bene whispers, "None of these will survive. There is no parley, no questions, only death. We will never speak of what has happened here; I will not grant these things any continued life; their shades will not find sustenance in stories by the fire; empty will be the memory of their deeds."
Releasing the arrow to clatter at the floor, Bene turns and clasps Jeroen by the forearm, "My friend, below is the Hall of Heroes. We will kill them all."