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Old 11-25-2019, 06:11 AM
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Maja's attempt to do some conversation with Bella was being interrupted by both Gareth's and Gauth-Touri's rude behavior. At first, the girl was vexed. Why were they behaving like a bull in a china shop? Didn't the goliath believe her that she would be able to find his missing charge if he were still alive? In any case, given the weather conditions, it would be more likely crowned with success than climbing onto the roof of the windmill and look out for him.

As she was about to turn to the oven again, the sound of cracking bones right next to her gave her the creep. Maja looked to the side and saw the baker Bella transforming into a creature of her worst nightmares.

A hag!

Now she saw Gareth's and Gauth-Touri's impudence in another light. Had they already guessed? And she had helped this personified evil bake her pies!

Horrified, Maja stared at her sticky hands full of dough. What had she been kneading all the time? Meat and bone meal from ground Barovians? The telepath remembered a book of fiction, she had read a few years ago and which had left her sleepless for many nights. The dark story was about a 14-year old beggar boy who became apprenticed to a miller who was in truth a master of black magic. Each year, at New Year's Eve, the master had to sacrifice one of his pupils in order not to die himself and was visited by the fiend, only known as the Goodman. The journeyman, seduced by the power the black magic gave them, had then to grind bones for the Goodman.

Maja trembled and had to hold fast onto something. Her hands found the hot oven. The girl cried out in pain and tumbled to the side. Only the wall prevented her from falling down.

Go away! Please! Maja pleaded silently, covering her horrified face with her small hands. Her subconsciousness projected invisible psychic energies toward the witch but the fey didn't even notice thanks to her otherworldly protection against supernatural effects.

The hag wouldn't even have listened had she voiced her panicked thoughts aloud, the girl realized just in time. She grabbed Ireena by her sleeve as she darted outside before Bella could devour her. Maja wasn't made for the melee.
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Wary as she is, Renata turns too slowly toward the commotion, annoyed with herself for having left her back to Bella. As the old woman reveals her true form, the paladin draws her axe, but then misses her target badly.

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Gareth looks on in disgust as the old woman's body and face distend, elongating into the unnatural proportions of a hag. The rogue was wary of anything to do with the Durst's and had expected some trickery from the old crone, but not this.

In a flash, Gareth drops the rusty longsword and draws his rapier, the weapon clearing its scabbard in the blink of an eye, but the cramped interior of the windmill proves to be more of an impediment than Gareth anticipated. The scarred man's blade glances off the hag's tough hide and smash a shelf to bits, but does nothing to slow their enemy. The rogue's eyes blaze with hatred but he backs off, trying to stay just out of Bella's reach.

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CLANG


The rolling pin dropped …


”You could have enjoyed the pie … the wine … and been on your way …”


Time began to slow …


The old woman became haggard and grave as she threw her head back and began to transform.

Gauth felt the adrenaline kick in … his muscles flexed … he saw the woman turn a red-eyed hag. His right hand held fast on his staff and his left gripped the stair’s banister.

”Offalia! We have dinner guests!” the crone cried.


Maja whispered in terror and Gareth flashed a useless, thin, blade at the woman.


Gauth leapt, straight armed over banister toward’s Bella. His legs seemed to collapse beneath him as he hit the ground. But the stumble was a balletic ruse … he tumbled behind the hag and let his arm swing round with his staff giving a good crack to the back of her head.

In a flowing movement he sprung back past her with a backward flying fist into her stomach, then seeming to lurch forward, his foot found her neck, using the strike to thrust himself forward back onto the stairs from where her launched the attack.


The goliath wasn’t even breathing hard as he awaited the crone’s response.


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Ireena does not fight Maja’s grip on her sleeve… retreat seems a reasonable reaction to the horrid witch that has suddenly appeared. Even in her panic, the woman feels the need to do her part and she fumbles with a dagger hanging from her hip. As she heads out the door, Ireena turns quickly and throws the dagger at the still cackling hag. The projectile bounces off of the counter… impaling a still steaming pie.

The rest of the party has similar luck as Maja’s and Tarton’s magical attack are shaken off with ease. Renata lunges forward, but the cramped quarters, the rapidly moving bodies… her blow is easily avoided by the surprisingly nimble hag. Bella rapidly moves forward, drawing an off balanced swing from Gareth that, likewise, does no harm.

In her rush forward, Bella does not see Gauth take flight and she loses track of the giant man as he tumbles past her. He was not much of a threat… no armor… no weapon worth noting. At least this is what the hag thought until his staff cracked into the back of her withered skull. The sound akin to an axe hitting wet wood, Bella whirls about only to be met with a fist in his midriff and a foot collapsing her windpipe.

The night hag screams out her frustration at the tattoed monk and the sound is echoed from above… Offalia is surely on her way to aid her sister.

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When the woman turned herself into a hag, Aubron was not the least bit surprised. It seemed that things in this land always had a malevolent side, and this one's was ugly as hell.

He pulled his bow and prepared to shoot an arrow into the creature's head. He steadied his aim, but the quarters were too close for comfort as his arrow went wide. He then moved back out of the windmill to get some distance and took aim at the hag. Again, his arrow missed completely. The ranger was becoming frustrated.
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From his crouched and ready position, Gauth watched as one-by-one they left the building. Tarton had gone before the hag turned, then Maja and Ireena, followed by Aubron, his arrows clattering uselessly around the place.

Just he, Gareth and Renata remained to face the hag. Surely the six of them were enough to fell one old witch …

… or two … the crone was screaming up for her sister


Are they fleeing? They may have Aran-Tho up there with this Offalia thought Gauth, readying for another pass at the hag.


He sprung again, staff forward, thrusting it again at the hags face … But this time she was wise to the goliaths feinting advances and ducked beneath the blow. Gauth fell to his hand lifting his body with a kick … a kick too that found air. It was with a sense of inevitability that Gauth threw a final punch with his fist – a punch that was wanting.


So it was a dispirited goliath that rolled away from the reach of the hag and watch cautiously the room of diminishing allies.


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Gareth watches as half of the group piles out the door and reflects that they're the smart half. For a moment it looks as though the scarred rogue will bolt as well, but just as he's about to turn and flee he curses under his breath and readies his rapier.

"Renata, Gauth, let's take this outside."

As the thief glances at his companions and suggests they run like hell, he whips his slender blade about and lunges towards the hag, driving forward with the strength of his long legs and the weight of his entire body. The blade strikes true this time, piercing deep into the hag's side.

With a vicious twist Gareth rips the blade free, flicking ichor across the cooking area.

"That's for trying to eat me, hag. Although at least this shape improves your looks."

With that, the scarred thief backs off a step and darts out the doorway, hollering something about rolling pins and proctological exams over his shoulder as he goes.

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We are no more here! You don't see us! Maja thought desperately in direction of the hag as if the monster would listen and forget about Maja and her friends.

Of course, whatever Maja had dreamed of in her mind, Bella didn't care.

Let's run before her sister comes down the stairs, the mystic, in panic, pleaded using her telepathy. It took her a few seconds to calm down. Being able to think clearly again, Maja began to tell what she remembered about hags, that they were resistant to damage from non-silvered or non-magical weapons, that they usually worked in a coven of three. They were selfish, but disputes between two were settled by the third.
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Most flee… some stay… the hag cares not… and neither does her sister, Offalia, as she comes tearing down the stairs, her long grey wilted hair streaming behind her. Tarton dips his body into the entry-way, dodging those heading fast in the opposite direction just long enough to unleash four arcane darts that veer directly into Bella’s sunken cheekbones…

smack, smack, smack...smack!

The hag screams in pain… true pain and she leaps forward towards the massive goliath that has caused this ruckus in the first place. Even though Renata is able to shove the retched woman with her shield as she passes, it is not enough to deter the hag. Bella rips her long curved claws across Guath’s stomach, almost eviscerating the large man.

Renata turns back to Offalia, but is now one step behind the second hag. Bella’s sister… there really is no resemblance, unless hideousness is a genetic trait… mirrors Bella’s attack, slashing the armored paladin across the top of her shield and through the soft flesh near the neck and shoulder.

“Yes… run you dogs! Rude… unhousebroken dogs! You have no manners! When mother returns… you're all dinner!” Bella screeches, a steaming hole above her right jaw line.

"Shut up Bella and kill them quicker! We will never have the pies done in time if you keep yapping away!" Offalia cackles as she licks Renata's blood from her fingers.

"Ohhhh... the darker the berry the sweeter the juice... with hints of salt."

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Renata glances behind her, and takes satisfaction in her friends' decision to tactically retreat. Armed with the cloak they have entrusted to her, the paladin stands her ground and looks to defend Gauth as well. Preparing for a long fight, Renata touches her amulet and calls upon Tyr to i.e., the spell!protect her from evil once again, if it be his will.

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Following Tarton’s lead, Ireena takes her turn leaning into the hovel of a windmill, this time her sword is on the ground, her longbow in her hand. The rain continues to fall from the grey sky and the irritating cackling of the hags carries from inside, sending a visible shudder from the Burgomaster’s sister.

“You will never see you mother again, you wretched whores!” Ireena screams as she draws a bead upon the horrid Offalia. Letting the arrow fly, Ireena watches as it careens uselessly over Renata’s head. The hag laughs terribly as she points a gnarled finger at the girl.

“Get you away girl!” Offalia rasps, “you won’t be protected forever… you’re pushing your luck!”

Renata listens to the strange interaction, but staying true to form, sets her feet and shield, preparing for the worst. An almost imperceptible glow begins to outline her armored form as the hags rancid breath begins to foul the air.

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One by one his companions had left the room, leaving just him and Renata in the room. But the arrows and magic flying into the room showed this was not blind thinking, the was tactics … Smart thought Gauth.

”Renata – fighting defence, draw them out” from the garb of the woman it was clear she could handle herself. Gauth would not worry about her.


No he’d rather worry about this evil abomination that was raking him with her claws. A lesser creature would have suffered worse, but Gauth tensed his chest as the claw made contact, taut muscles stopping the nails digging deeper – but it hurt.


The Goliath put the pain away … there would be time for that later. Instead he mocked a stumble as the hag attacked and swung his staff upwards at the old woman’s chin with a crack. Any normal foe would have been felled by his blows, but there was something giving them strength. He was hurting them, but nowhere near enough.

He followed through with a fist, which the hag dodged easily, but she did not see that he was following through with a foot … to the gut again. He smelt the fetid air she expelled as he hit her …

… but it was time to make some space, or he’d get torn apart. Gauth kept swinging low, and scuttled crab-like across the floor, rolling past Ireena at the door, then taking up a defensive stance in the cooling rain out side.


”Focus on Bella first – she’s taken a few blows. Put one down, then the other” he said, straining not to pant in front of them.



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As much as Maja wished that the hags would forget that she and the other adventurers had come to the windmill, the reality looked differently.

Slowly, she went backward, away from the cursed hags. Renata, please don't act the part of the hero, she pleaded.
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The windmill was crowded with bodies making Aubron's aim very difficult. However, he moved into a position where he could just make out the hag..What did she call herself? he wondered.

Grabbing an arrow, he knocked it into his longbow and pulled back the taut string. His arrow went flying through the air, but his window was too tight. It bounced harmlessly to the ground as it struck the outside of the structure instead of the evil woman's head of whom he was aiming.
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