The tale of my and many other's attempt to pry information from Waldren, and our group's daring rescure of kidnapped Amalia and Kyshak.
I sat quitely at the lerilin bank as my newest Ranger, Lief. I merely was sitting there cooking bread when i noticed a fellow named waldren waltz up and ask for magic stones. Amalia began to brusquely question Waldren as to why he would want the stones. Kyshak upbraided her for her eager inquiry, and proceeded to try and ask herself. long story short, Waldren said he needed them to cure an old wizard named Alastor. After a bit more questioning, Waldren uses black magic, and swipes Kyshak and Amalia away to the bat cave.
Lief quickly notifies Royce, who steps up with spider Skidd in hand to aid the rescue party. The party heads out, slaying minor enemies until trolls start showing up. We stop just before the cave, and Cyric comes back sayign he saw tons of Giants, Brigands and Trolls, and thought our small party had little chance.
using telepathic powers, members of the party call for backup, who soon arrive. The war is on.
Our party dispatched of a few giants and trools fairly quickly, but then waldren pops up and starts causing mischief. I helped as best I could, helping to dispatch Giants and trolls, until Waldren shows up on my screen again. Fearing I would be shot next, I quickly switched to my Robe of Resistance, and just in the nick of time, as he bolts half of my health away.
i drank a potion and continued to fight, my spider starting to get clobbered by giants and getting slowly hungrier. i decided that then woudl be a good time to start on a retreat, and I headed out away from teh fighting, with a weakened and battered spider.
Waldren pops up on me again, and I switch to my ROR again, but he's not after me this time, bt Skidd!. i quickly realize this as he paralyzes my spider, with giants in hot pursuit. i drank some mana pots, and summoned my pet far away from there, even more battered than before. I heel him and continue my retreat, never to see Walder again.
Once fully rested, i joined some comrades, and we advanced to the cave, fighting over. Kyshak and Amalia were already long freed by the time i arrived, so no heroic rescue for me. (not that I could have done anything.)
Apparently, Waldren had fled. too bad, since I wanted our group (and myself) to give hm a piece of my mind. I was going to kill him for nearly killign my spider.
In closing, everyone, be on the look out for Waldren and his pack of Brigands. if you see 'em, they are probably looking for the stones.
i personally don't know much about the history of Oberin, and I'm not entirely sure what they want them for, but you must not let them get those stones. Whatever they are planning, it cant be good.