Great Zenda's Ghost!

Post date: Mar 20, 2009 3:4:31 AM

In the early days of Troll's Bridge a family of halflings, survivors of The Fall of Walton, founded a tavern called The Smoking Pipe in the burgeoning town.  This family's matriarch was Zenda the Bard and she was the wife of the famous rogue Manitowoc who adventured with Lukinvor Trubble before she ascended into the Almebezbik Pantheon at the end of the last cycle.

The long-lived couple took up residence in Walton, operating a tavern, and lived there until days before the cataclysm that destroyed the city as Manty had his family go on holiday just before the event took place.

Zenda was killed by orcs when The Smoking Pipe was invaded from its cellars one day and Manty was believed lost until his grandson Hurley the Bard discovered evidence he had been back to the ruins of the metropolis years after its destruction.  Zenda would not pass until she knew Manty's fate and prompted Hurley, with several acquaintences, to search for proof of what had happened to her husband.

They managed to find Manty at The Castle of the Canyon Guardian, where wizards there discovered a way to prevent Manty from disappearing again.  However, during the incantation that was meant to trap only the entity that was whisking him away on a regular basis, Manitowoc spirit and being was infused into a jeweled mithral dagger that he had carried all his live and had recently bequeathed to Hurley.

Manty's Heirloom has since been passed from generation to generation until it now become the boon of Sparta Longshanks of the Mantyson Clan 870 years later.

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