Dragan's house

[They] "transport beaver hides, the pelts of the black fox and swords from the farthest reaches of the Saqaliba to the Sea of Rum [i.e., the Black Sea]. The ruler of Rum [i.e., the Byzantine Empire] takes a tithe of them. If they wish, they go to the Tnys river [i.e., "Tanais", the Greek name of the Don River], Yitil [i.e., Itil, the ancient name of the Volga], or Tin [variously identified as Don or Seversky Donets], the River of the Saqaliba. They travel to Khamlij, the city of the Khazars whose ruler takes a tithe of them. Then they betake themselves to the Sea of Jurjan [Caspian Sea] and they alight on whichever of its shores they wish. ... Sometimes, they carry their goods from Jurjan by camel to Baghdad. Saqlab slaves translate for them. They claim that they are Christians and pay the jizya."

885-886, Ibn Khordadbeh writing about the Rus merchants who brought goods from Northern Europe and Northwestern Russia to Baghdad

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Starspawn338 » Fri May 04, 2018 8:36 pm

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Cotton » Sat May 05, 2018 2:37 am

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Valbrand hurries behind Ulfric and Garpur. "What's happened? Is it the boy?"
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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat May 05, 2018 5:06 am

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Aethelwulf runs ahead with the others.
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Re: Dragan's house

Postby ghill » Sun May 06, 2018 6:28 pm

As the three of you get closer Ulfric calls out and one of his men jogs over dragging another man with him

We didn't find anything and so we kept working our way around until we reached the cemetery Jan, Brother Kyril and I we go spread out and go in under the trees with Jan's hounds up front . I'm pretty sure I hear the sobs of the boy or a child anyway and then Jan calling and running. I try and follow his torch but it is not easy in the trees. I think I hear two people crashing about through the trees but they are going in opposite directions, one towards the village and one towards the hills. Then the dogs catch a scent and pull me off my feet, I hear the dogs barking and baying, then the dogs screeching and the barking stopped and it takes a braver man than me to stay there alone so I come out

I'm not sure where Brother Kyril or Jan had got to but when I come out the others say Jan is out already that he comes staggering out (he points to the man struggling on the ground) through the gate and collapses he won't speak and he won't move.
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Re: Dragan's house

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Aethelwulf puffs out his chest. "I'm not afraid to go in there," he says. "Who is with me?"
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Re: Dragan's house

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Starspawn338 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:40 am

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby ghill » Sat May 12, 2018 2:01 pm

Two strong men drag the listless father home. It is clear that most of the men are too tired and upset to continue the search and certainly no one is interested in following you into the burial ground. It is dark and gloomy within the trees and it is extremely difficult to see anything even by the guttering torches you each carry. (Spot Hidden and Track rolls please all at half success due to the poor light.)



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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun May 13, 2018 12:20 am

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Aethelwulf can barely see his nose in front of his face.

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Starspawn338 » Mon May 14, 2018 12:49 am

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Garpur looks closely to spot anything unusual in the torchlight. "Hey, I think I see something."
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Re: Dragan's house

Postby ghill » Mon May 14, 2018 10:16 am

Gapur notices where the stones around one particular grave have been displaced, further investigation reveals fresh blood on some of them. He also notes the grass and foliage around the grave have been trampled and there are several possible tracks around the grave but in the dim light he has no chance of reading them in any meaningful manner. Perhaps in daylight, he could follow the tracks but in the dark, he has no chance.
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Re: Dragan's house

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"This looks like fresh blood. It also looks like there are some tracks but in this light, I can't really tell. Garpur says as he kneels at one of the graves.
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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Mr. Handy » Tue May 15, 2018 3:27 am

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"Anybody got a torch?" asks Aethelwulf.
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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Cotton » Tue May 15, 2018 4:36 am

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Valbrand holds the torch over blood stained rocks. "I'm not sure how helpful this will be. Perhaps we could come back in the morning. With some of those dogs perhaps."
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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Starspawn338 » Wed May 16, 2018 1:50 am

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"Perhaps you're right." Garpur shrugs. "But whatever is happening seems to be happening at night."
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Re: Dragan's house

Postby ghill » Thu May 17, 2018 11:08 am

Returning in daylight to the cemetery (this time accompanied by Ulfric and a couple of local men) you quickly find the disturbed grave with the bloodied stones there are several tracks through the grass.

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Starspawn338 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:22 pm

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri May 18, 2018 2:54 am

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Aethelwulf isn't any better of a tracker by daylight, but he is relieved that Garpur is much better.

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Re: Dragan's house

Postby Cotton » Mon May 21, 2018 7:00 am

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Valbrand realizes he is out of his element, and so follows Garpur's lead.

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