Well my intuition about the swarms of rats was correct. I knew they were diseased; however I had no idea how bad they would affect me. Well they alone were not what would have cause considerable harm it was the troll shaman’s spell that got me to deaths door. The rats just got me closer to it than I could have wanted.
It all started the day after we fought the fey witch. Multiple Trolls came to the elven castle looking for signs of people there because of the battle that was fought on the grounds. They came here because if I were going to guess that it was in their territory. Well at the time I had no idea it was happening for I was at the time beginning to recreate my trusted shield, for what is a soldier without a shield to protect with?
Basically I finished my work for the day and saw that Paikea and Ricaek were knocking their bows out the window. So I joined them at one of the windows and saw the 3 trolls. So what could I do when presented with such a great opportunity? I decided to fire at them well the one that had the skull of a dragon on him. I had hit the beast in the chest, so started our long and difficult struggle to live.
One of the trolls decided to climb up the side of the tower to get into the window. The other two decided to go through the doors on opposite ends. While this was happening I vaguely remember Kris and Xavian went to the steps to block the entrance. The one climbing finally made it to the window so I had to get in its face. This is where it got bad one of the trolls sent in a cloud of eerie fog that sapped part of my life away. I could not think so I decided to climb out the window. I don’t know what happened after that. But I do remember seeing a troll run by. After the battle ended I found out that Xavian had died from the strange fog.
We had decided to leave the fortress because of what Paikea said the troll said and start our trek to the elven cleric that helps our town. We chose this path because the elf owed us a favor so we cashed it in on saving our friend. The spell went off without any problems. But, we could tell that it took a toll on Xavian. As we left the place and started heading home we ran into another problem in the form of a green dragon. Once again I was on watch for this and I did not see him at all. So I got a face full of his breath weapon. We had fought the creature valiantly but it still kicked the crap out of us. I got lucky after he beat the crap out of me with his full attack. But it made a mistake and threw me over his back so I decided to stab it in its neck. After that the dragon cut his losses and flew away but first it marked us. Man who knew I would see a dragon so soon in my adventuring career.