Summer was slowly starting to fade into a cool fall as the Berserkers of Jomsburg were enjoying doses and mimosas under the shade of their canopy. Most of the day was spent sparing and eating in the sun while the night was spent drinking and playing various sorts of bonding games such as “whom doth thou find the least revolting to court?” and “Can thou guess at whose expense am I jesting?”. Many new friends were made and more or less forced into serfdom; such is the Berserker way. However a rather pesky threat came with all the new bodies in the camp. BEEEEEEEEEEES! *ahem* Bees! Horrid, nasty, dire-bees were lured out of the forest from all the merriment and eating of delicious harvest foods. These were no ordinary bees mind you, most likely underlines of the trickster god Loki. The dire-bees, while enormous in size, also apparently had an equally large bee brain. They demanded that the Berserkers answer their riddles or else they would lay waste to their camp and steal all their delicious harvest mead for their queen. The head dire-bee who fondly called himself Umusaq recited his orders.
“Fools! You sit there and revel in your cheese and mead, you are only half Vikings by that logic. Your minds must be immense since all you do is lay about your bodies. Answer us at least one of our riddles and we will assume you are as ‘Viking’ as you say and leave you in peace. Otherwise, we will take your sweet mead for you will be no longer in need of it.” The riddles were as follows:
“Who is that shrill one, who rides a hard road, has fared that way before. He kisses hard who has two mouths and goes only on gold. ”
“Who is that great one who grasps the earth, swallowing wood and water. Bad weather he dreads, wind, but no man, and picks a fight with the sun.”
“What creature is that which cradles men, it bears a bloody back, and shelters fighters, from shaft and point, gives life to some, and lays its self inside a soldier's grasp?”
How would your character handle this situation?
What if your character was an NPC? What would they say? Where would they be found? What kind of things would they carry around? Are they a quest-giver or a boss? Write up a type of character sheet for your Dagorhir character as if they were an NPC in a Dagorhir style video game.
Late one breezy night while lounging alone in the kasbah, you spot a rather curious phenomenon. You notice a bright ball of light waft past your field of vision and into the common dining area. This happens a few times and you notice that the luminescent adjusted spectacle of energy related spots, or “L.A.S.E.R.S.”, mounted on the wooden beams of the kasbah reflect off of the wispy ball leading you to believe this was no mere trick of the mind. It could in fact be a number of very important things such as witchcraft, fairies or even someone who forgot to snuff out their light on their way to the outdoor chamber pot. Luckily, the safety of the slumbering camp rested in your very capable hands. Slowly, you get up from your blanket and carefully poke your head out from behind one of the decorative tapestries to find...