Battling the Undead Behemoth

Argus BattleA monstrosity of mysterious origin washed up ashore near the mystfolk stones nearly a week ago. Accounts described the beast as cobbled together from multiple stretches of dead flesh and limbs and fearsomely large in size. Attacking anyone in its path, its only goal seemingly appeared to be a desire to sate an undead’s bloodlust.

Bestial roaring that ripped through the jungle and the unmistakable stench of death led a team of Stormstead warriors to the Stone Ring where the abomination was assaulting mystfolk who had been unfortunate to be present when the creature came aground. Members of the Moei Asing had also arrived to help defend those already injured.

In part to the mutual support of the villagers and the Moei Asing and also in part to the excess Stormstead fighters on hand, the undead threat was swiftly rendered into a pile of quivering, rotting meat. Several jungle and settler inhabitants were injured in the confrontation, including the newly appointed Stormstead leader, Harlow. The governor took great risk upon himself during the combat by taunting the creature to direct all the undead’s attacks at himself while the wounded could be dragged clear and fellow combatants tore at its flanks.

Despite its defeat, there was more threats afoot. A masked figure known as “The Watcher” had been observing this battle from a nearby hilltop in the company of a male described to be covered in burn scars. The masked man claimed responsibility for the flesh abomination and was present simply for his own curiosity’s sake. The burned individual got tied up in a magical fight with the pixie, Clover. It led to an abrupt resolution as the man played dirty – throwing projectiles of dreaded iron and gutting her with it. Governor Harlow and several others rushed to pursue The Watcher, but the latter utilized strong magics to make his escape unscathed. The burned man who nearly slew Clover is still at large.

Fortunately, through the collective efforts of healers at the battlefield and those of the Medica, no one succumbed to their wounds. How was this beast designed? More importantly, why was it designed? What is The Watcher’s game? This reporter hopes this can be routed out soon, as I have serious trepidations that this won’t be the last attack we see from this menacing figure and his cohorts. Stay safe and alert Eyr!

Rumour Mill Correspondent – Gideon


OOC Info: Article Writer and Screenshot by Farah Hannu
Players Mentioned by Name: Harlow (rodrigo.juriya), The Watcher (nomeda.coage), Clover (cloverdunne)

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