The Song of the Qui-Chi

Session 3

The song of the Qui-Chi verse 3

Hunters round them foe was closing
Thought the battle were they losing
Then escaped the halfling slaves
And showed the qui-chi they too were brave

The ssurran mystic called out loud
Around his body a summoned shroud
Of silt and sand pulled from the ground
Both friend and foe the spell did wound

Xitz’s scorching fire did race
Around the clearing lizards chase
Causing them to yelp and howl
As his spell did cause them foul

Yulmo was the worst for wear
Faced down by a ssurran pair
Their vicious spears were cause for pain
But he would not go down in vain

Nok chased the inix run amok
On harness howdah back did hop
from there advantaged point it gave
Where halfling tribesmen he could save

The inix still was not controlled
and through the tents like boulder rolled
Guards on crodlu ran away
As halflings chased to make them pay

Overcome the hapless guard
where mounted slaves upon them charged
The hunters had the battle turned
and evil raiders lesson learned

Ulmo through the forest sped
As two mul guards from him had fled
Nearly lost but not just yet
Dropped them both to pay their debt

So in the camp heard halfling cheers
As qui-chi freed their fellow peers
Yochina of their clan stepped their way
With cat-like stealth and beauty bathed

Thanking hunters for lives saved
but path to tread still dangers paved
Their clan to head west to the safe land
Meet with elders and plan our final stand

Explained that raiders came from north east
And no warnings were there of this beast
A caravan of cursed necrotic bone
It tore through trees and flattened home

Resistance failed and brothers slain
they split and made us walk in train
some headed for the temple serpent
But us to jakala were hell bent

The hunters looked now to their own
They had to know was safe their home?
In tent found stone from ssurran seer
And with it contact raider leader

The voice that answered was not pleased
As nok and fellow hunters teased
It asked was this Yisith or not
and nok replied he’s in the pot

And so to the qui-chi camp they flew
Hoping that the worst not true
As closer neared their hearts did sunk
The camp was levelled like tree trunks

Nok and Xitz explored the camp
As ulmo and yulmo scouted out
Tortolas hut was left defiled
Xitz could not help be reviled

Mutamas hut fared much the same
Barbaric raiders were to blame
jabaar had felt his vengence brew
Where raiders were – he’d hack and hew

Then nok had noticed in his wake
A symbol of a skull and snake
Necrotic power from it drew
So quickly counter spell he threw

Just in time enchantment broke
Lest bodies of the dead awoke
But all who lay were put to rest
As nok relieved topass the test

Of the rest they searched around
For secret stashes underground
These the raiders had not found
And then from xitz an awful sound

Defiled dust had swirled and formed
Tortola they cried and hearts were warmed
He was as pleased to see them too
As instructions gave them now to do

Do not be worried for your kin
We headed west to lands within
And so too hunters search the wind
To gain the aid of eladrin

The elves were not a friendly folk
Rarely mingling with our ilk
But their lands must also face these dangers
From evil and barbaric strangers

To xitz a wand for him did hide
Transport to land within provide
For Jakala must now travel
Further mystery unravel

Whilst running through the forest feeling
A presence in their conscience stealing
at fall of night they had arrived
to clearing where the raiders died

As the raider campsite loom
an eerie mist made spirits gloom
the wind it whistled and then spoke
the silence of eladrin broke

They had watched how halflings fared
Knew now that this fate they shared
They would try to lend a hand
But first they must come to their land

Eladrin told were under curse
And their king had fared the worst
These were guards of exiled queen
But was not revealed to what this means

They did not tarry in the camp
But left and ran off from their lamp
They reached jakala by midnight
Always ready for the fight

Three of them remain at rest
As yulmo and ulmo scout the best
Up to jakala followed trail
Above them the twin moons were pale

A scene of devastation lay
Before the two as clear as day
Ulmo heads to village wall
As Yulmo to the gate did crawl

From wall and gate the pair did see
Bodies strewn about like
Then 13 humans seen on height
Gave the two a nervous fright

A flaming pyre sat upon their temple
An unknown sign or devilish ritual
The meaning of these were unsure
So would return to discover more

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