<THE RED FIST> CHRONICLES
Following the formation of <THE RED FIST> in the Pig and Whistle of Stormwind's Old Town, the five members, Sir Dolokov, Sir Dvarron, Frederick Thorn, Sir Odysseus Bunce and Sir Joreth, set out toward the North, having met a week and a day later near the statue of Danath Trollbane. Originally planning to meet at the gates themselves, meeting at the statue seemed to be either sub-conscious to the Sons of Strom, or a divine message from the Light.
The days passed, moving through the Tram, the cold hills and mountains of Dun Morogh and into Loch Modan, where they rested at Algaz Station. There, they were met by Sir Aristoxenus, a man who wished to join their Brotherhood. As well as a man called Marius, from the Greysteel Company- who were at the time a criminal organization.
They were both accepted, with Marius being accepted more wearily than Aristoxenus. Unfortunately for them, the Dun Algaz Gauntlet would prove to be almost fatal. Dolokhov, Marius and Sir Dvarron would be cut down- but alive. The Dragonmaw ambush would force them to camp in the tumultuous mountains, after a slightly angered and argumentative vote on what to do with the situation.
The day later, they were joined by Lady Ashlynn, of the Greysteel Company, with great scrutiny from their ranks due to her standing within the criminal organization. They were also joined by a Vincent Denmore, who they accepted due to his neutrality. Together, and with Ashlynn's horse's help, they survived another Gnoll ambush and managed to bring Sir Dvarron, who continued to suffer a great concussion, to Menethil Harbor's Physicians.
However, an argument brewed between the Company and Brotherhood, and soon, Odysseus Bunce burned one of the Company member's, as well as Ashlynn, not fatally, but enough to leave a scar. Reprimanded for this, they planned to move out three days later. As they talked of this, Captain Frederick Thorn was voted in by a majority, and so, the first Captain of the First Campaign came to fruition.
Three days later, partnered up by a Lordaeronian Paladin called Saronam the Truehand, and a mercenary from Southshore called Tevyn, the band of warriors and reclaimers set out north of Menethil Harbor. Near the Thandol Span, they met with Dolokhov's mentor and good friend, Gallegund the Red, a Dwarf Warrior-Smith of the Menethil Order. However, the air grew dark as the Greysteel Company followed them in the rear. At first, their Commander, Tripp Blackmoore, offered to help in their quest, but due to grudges and animosity, the Red Fist voted to decline their offer, and the Company continued over the Span in front of the Red Fist.
Suddenly, battle! Dark Iron saboteurs and crazed zealots came out, shooting at the large group and swinging brimstone, axe, and mace at them! In the thick of battle, as all concentrated on their enemies, Odysseus Bunce, still spiteful and under a deeper influence than simple hate, sent a fireball hurling at the Greysteel Mercenary he had wounded three days prior in the Harbor! Quickly singled out, the wounded were tended to and Odysseus captured as a dishonorable traitor to the Red Fist. Knocked out and exorcised of the evil spirit within him by Sir Saronam, he woke up, losing the memories of four years prior- all that happened after the Third War to now.
The Red Fist had done it. They had reached their goal... Their Fatherland.
Soon enough, they met with Prince Galen, true Heir to the Throne of Stromgarde. After a lengthy discussion, the Prince gave the Red Fist a home in Stromgarde, a barracks to base their operations in, and the right to have a trial for Odysseus Bunce, as was his right as a noble and now Lord of Stromgarde, due to having come back from distant lands.
The Trial would come the next day. In the Defence stood Dolokhov Steelblood and Odysseus Bunce, and in the Prosecution, Tripp Blackmoore and Baltimus, the victim of Odysseus' fireball. After a lengthy trial, it was witnessed that Odysseus had caused the burning of Baltimus twice, in the span of four days. However, it was told by Saronam that he had exorcised a demon from the man, that had influenced Sir Bunce to cause strife amongst the two organizations. However, as the verdict would be said by Prince Galen, Odysseus shot up, and spoke:
"I demand Trial by Combat!"
The Prince and all around the wizard had frozen in place. The prince allowed it, with a smirk, but was quite bored that so many had volunteered and the two parties had not chosen a champion. So, in an ironic twist, he had chosen randomly for the Defendant and Prosecutor to fight each other.
The Battle began and quickly turned into DOlokhov's favor, and soon, he was about to kill Blackmoore with a swift, downward strike at the back of his neck! Then, Odysseus and Saronam stopped the duel, and Odysseus quickly pleaded to the outraged Prince to not punish them, but him. So, as everyone else left the Hall of the Chapel to tend to the two wounded champions, they heard screams, and soon, Odysseus Bunce had become one without hands...
TO BE CONTINUED.
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