The party, even those of Christian faith, deemed this a little extreme, and probably the work of the devil.
Those in the company with knowledge of theology and the occult determined one possible way to counter the darkness would be to use the legendary Flame Banner, which was thought to be held in a monastery to the north.
Pipin, Hakkon, Candice and a small bodyguard travelled 3 days to the monastery, but found the path blocked by a Viking warband.
The vikings had tried to pillage the monastery but were defeated by the young "Red Cap" warriors that defended it.
The vikings settled in to a seige. The party spoke with the vikings, and Hakkon convinced them we also wanted to pillage the monastery and that we would help them get a gate open.
They agreed to let us pass and we went up to the monastery.
The events in the monastery are detailed on my last blog post, but basically we recovered the flame banner. However, 3 days had passed. Clearly we had not kept our deal to help the vikings and we still have to get passed them to go back to Northwick. We hadn't talked with them yet, but we assumed they wouldn't be happy.
Time of the essence, and the Red Caps spoiling for a fight, we recruited them to help us bust through the Viking force.
|The Vikings have left a guard at the bridge. They see us coming and raise the alarm.|
Pipin demands the vikings convert on the spot, and accept baptism in the river.