Last parts winner was burn the tree , grab the girl grab the tome and get back to the village.
The only noise after the unknown creature's speech is the filthy corpse tree's gibbering. Its annoying sound turns into a giggling after a few moments.Your anger begins to flare up again and you throw your flaming torch directly into the maw of the tree. As the torch hits the tree the flames turn a bright green colour and before long the fire engulfs the whole tree. But the tree does not burn, you watch the fire dance across the surface of the tree and you notice small images in the fire..... Hundreds of armed men running acoss the town square and then a great explosion , finally a great fanged mouth devours the image...... you snap out of the trance and decide that you have spent enough time down in this cursed place.
Spinning on your heel you jog back down the illuminated tunnel where the girl is where you left her , you hold out your hand and she grabs it . You lead her back down the tunnel into the main cavern only to see a group of men walking down the stairs on the opposite side of the cavern, you groan as you see the leader of the men, its none other than the insolent ostlander you thrashed at the Green Devil . He looks straight at you and bears his toothless mouth with a snarl. You can tell this is going to get tricky, one, two ...... six armed brutes walking toward you, they barely raise an eyebrow at the scene of the incandesant corpse tree. For a split second you have a flashback to your childhood , you remember the town guards coming for you , you were all alone and there was nothing else you could do , you remember their screams.
" Baby needs another beating..?" you ask with a air of confidence that betrays your true concerns.
" You are going to die a slow painful death witchman" the ugly woodsmen replies.
One of the woodsmen charges toward you swinging his axe in a wide arc , you step back raise your pistol an blow his head off in a explosion of black powder.As his lifeless corpse crumples to the ground you holster your pistol, draw your sabre and enter a defensive stance. The girl runs screaming down the tunnel. The rest of the woodsmen approch more cautiously, slowly surrounding you, they then begin to make regular attacks from all directions. You duck, weave, dodge and parry but eventually an axe hits home. The blade bites into your hip and blood runs down into your left boot, you drop to one knee and raise your sabre just in time to deflect another axe blow. Your rage begins to build and as desperation sets in steam rises from the ground, you start swinging wildly with your sabre hoping for a glancing blow but a boot to the face knocks you down completley. You lift your head up, the leader of the group stands over you smiling.
"Not so tough now are you " he says with a spit.
He begins to swing his axe above his head but before he can land the telling blow you hear a massive explosion. The arrogant ostlander is literally torn to shreds before your eyes, nails, gunshot and other shrapnel rip through the attackers bodies and you get drenched in the blood and gore of your enemies.
When the dust settles your more than relived to see Wulf leaning on his blunderbuss breathing heavily.
" Sorry im late" Wulf says with a hoarse voice.
" As a matter of fact your right on time " you manage.
You get to your feet and gather the girl again, walk over to the bookstand grab the tome and wrap it in your cloak. You take one last look at the iron gate and the burning tree before you run up the stairs and out into the daylight, Wulf running behind you.
"What now boss?" Wulf asks.
What now indeed?? You've got a witch on the loose , a ritual in progress and it would seem there are more townspeople involved than you first thought. What now Jonas?
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