They split into the three groups and spread out around the keep
At sunrise they started the attack, the two groups scaling the walls while the other running through the courtyard. The first tower got hammered in quickly
The monks led by
Faldkor dealt with the second tower
The rogues led by
Wraith sealed the third one with an easy fight while Faldkor’s group sealed up the fourth
Faldkors group got to the 5th the were greeted by 3 drow and 3 humans
The two groups converged on the drow and humans and then headed down through the tower
Dani went ahead checking for traps but found none
They rushed into the courtyard and over to the barracks where the fight was still going on
The elf was focussing on
Thal but stopped to fire a shot into Anolin
They eventually took down the elf and searched for orders
They headed back to the cave and rested
Wraith pointed out to Thal that the elf shouted comments that implied that he was from Evermeet
The group rested the night and then got back to the first cave and rested again
They waited till there was a clear sky at the beach and then signalled the boat
Gerum and Jander came across in the row boat the next morning and they took two trips back
They all got changed on-board ship and enjoyed being dry and warm for a change
Evin went looking for manacles, Elodie said she would look for some when they’d dropped anchor for the night
They made tabards with the Anteagan symbol on them and a standard in the remaining three days
When they got to the island the rogues and monks landed first followed by the warriors on a second crossing with the equipment.
They went back to the cave they used last time
The next day the rogues and monks went looking for a cave further in land
Once they found one the group of
Wraith, Dani, Draft, Kendrell and Simian went forward to scout the fort while the rest went back to bring the warriors forward to the new cave
The scout group went forward and
Simian and Draft investigated inside the keep.
Simian cam back and reported to the others rough numbers but Draft wanted to spend another day searching.
They came up with three groups, the shock force of
Thal, Anolin, Hope, Simian and the three tribesmen. Group one on the walls Faldkor, Rose, Kiran, Evin and Darreva. Group two on the walls of Wraith, Zydre, Talinda, Dani, Draft and Kendrell.
The group met up to discuss what else they’d need
Two teams formed, one to to work on the rope netting and the other to make the roll bridge
It took a day and a bit to build their new equipment and test
After practising for the rest of that day they dropped the equipment down to the boat
They stayed that night on board ship so they’d be ready to go in the morning.
They set up on board ship and talked for a bit before finally getting to sleep on the noisy docks
They were advised
Tani was not on board yet but they met with Simian
That night they discussed several tactics depending on what they find on the island
The group discussed whether they’d be happy with
Kendrell joining, once they’d agreed to allow her to join
They found out what spells she had and decided she could join the advanced group.
Faldkor and Thal went and told Tani they were accepting Kendrell , she was pleased they would explaining not everyone gets the chance to start their life how they wish to
Dani came to the house to tell Wraith that Tani wanted an all crew meeting.
On the walk to the boat she dropped the question about if her
friend could come and stay at the house.
On board ship he bumped into the rest of the crew.
Tani addressed the crew on the issue of followers and she also gave Wraith
The night some members of the crew went out drinking and ended up back at the house, dropping off money to
Evin and collecting him for a drink later.
The next day
Wraith took the money to Faldkor and then Anolin, and trained a bit with the group
The groups all had dreams of their childhood and of the strange temple but in its hay day and the villages where the people disappeared, they woke up at different times depending on their age
Thal was still sleeping the others were all gathered together into Faldkor’s house
An hour after everyone gathered at the house
Thal woke with a scream
Faldkor wrote a report based on everyone’s visions to try and hammer out the details.
The next day
Faldkor headed to the boat to have a conversation with Fixit
Two days passed and then
Yvonne told Faldkor she had another job for the groups and the tribesmen
Yvonne told the group that the fort on the island had repopulated but with drown and humans and led by an elf
She wants the place damage and the elf brought back for questioning.
The group went away to discuss possible tactics
The large group headed through the city to the old man’s business
Lennon was an man in his late 50s who showed them around the house.
They decided to mostly hide in the kitchen and to put
Lennon in the Wine Cellar out of the way.
Faldkor priced up the cost of repairs as they looked around.
At 7 pm
Lennon headed down into the wine cellar
The group in the house were attacked by eight thugs, who were armed with broadswords and were wearing chainmail
The fight was brief and bloody
At around the same time the rogues dispatched the bodyguards in the ally and listened to
Clayn threatening their leader
The next day
Faldkor started working on repairing the house for Lennon, who was surprised at the generosity
That evening they met at the tavern,
Clayn arrived later than the others and bought two rounds of drinks
He asked if the groups were to head north at any point if they would deliver scrolls for him, it was agreed he’d leave them in the house.
The next three weeks went by calmly the groups practised,
Wraith continued looking into the woman asking for him, he worked on his brewing project and kept a routine to be easy to find
Faldkor finished the work on Lennon’s house, trained with the others and worked on his lantern project.
Thal spent most of his time vanishing off to secret meetings.
Evin returned to his duties and training
Daline and Yvonne started on detective working, trying to find out what the leaks are within the city watch. .
….the stone in the wall cracked,
Faldkor tried to hook half of it out but couldn’t get the leverage on it
He passed the pick to
Anolin and he just about managed to ease the stone out.
As they were working on one door 3 humans ran out of the other and attacked
They dragged one body away which was unconscious after killing the other two and then charged in
Faldkor and Anolin went in first, to Faldkor’s detriment as the drow stepped into the middle of the group and one stabbed him in the back
They fought the group of 6 drow, knocking one unconscious and killing the other 5.
They spent two days searching the warehouse but found nothing of interest, they sabotaged the three wagons they found inside
They took the 2 prisoners back to the cliffs in a wagon and then
Wraith and Anolin carried one each down the cliff path
They rested for the night on the beach before lighting the fire to signal they are ready to come back
They rowed out to meet the boat and then hauled the row boat up the side of the ship.
They took the two prisoners down to the galley to see
They transported the prisoners back to the compound by wagon and
Umbra took them down into the cells
Wraith and Evin went to the tavern and then back to their various homes while Faldkor wrote the report and passed it by Thal before handing it in to Yvonne that evening
The next morning when
Wraith went down for breakfast he found Clayn already downstairs with Talinda saying they had a job
They went and collected the monks first and then headed to the compound to pick up the warriors
He told the warriors and monks he wanted them to protect a merchant who is being attacked
He then told the thieves he wanted their help to remove the threat of the attacks happening again
Both plans need to happen that night
The next morning
Wraith started exploring the area.
He discovered more hills and motioned for the group to join up with him.
Behind the next line of hills he spotted a stone building the size of a small city block.
He went back to where the others could see him and beckoned them forward.
He told them of the stone building and the woods behind it and path.
The group decided that they should camp for the night and then head around to the forest to check out that side of the building
They investigated the hills and found the edge of the forest and then
Wraith headed further up.
He returned to the group six hours later and then they moved on until twilight.
They camped out where they were.
The next day
Wraith investigated further and noted there was no wooden door or obvious windows
They moved around to try to find the path, four hours later they found it going through the woods
Faldkor decided that the best bet to get in was to try and capture a wagon and then take it in to the building.
They waited out the night to see if the door got opened or not, listening intently but staying out of line of site of the building.
They located a stream and then spent 10 days waiting to see if there was any action or movement outside
They looked around the doorway and
Faldkor found a weakness in the stone of one of the blocks in the doorway
They started working on the stone with
Faldkor masonry tools, three hours later…….
The group decided they had enough food with them to last at least three weeks which should cover the job.
They discussed tactics for scouting, capturing and returning.
Wraith set up the hammocks for the group and then they headed off to Dacers for the evening
They had their evening meal there and
Evin asked Dacer to send a message to the monastery if a lady comes in looking for Wraith, and to offer her that he can get a message to him.
They had another drink at the tavern and then went back to the ship.
The next morning
Jem told Wraith she’d tried scrying for the lady looking for him but due to the vague description and common name hasn’t been able to locate her
The others filed in for breakfast at varying times
The group got to be more part of the crew this time, joining in the card games for some of them, drinking and sharing
Faldkor had a few conversations with Elodie about controlling a ship, golems and general crew advice
The boat arrived and they rowed across, tying the row boat up in a cave and then made their way up the cliff path
They set up camp on the cliff tops, keeping the hills between them and the warehouse.
They made camp, taking it in turns to watch through the night
The next day
Wraith scouted the hills looking for the warehouse
By the end of the day the group had spotted the outline of something that wasn’t a natural hill shape.
They camped down for the night and dug in to the hill slightly to hide themselves to some degree.
Wraith went back to the boat and spoke Elodie and Jem about what was going on
He spoke to
Dani for a while as she told him of her house buying plan
Wraith all about her adventure and the necromancer
Evin returned to the monastery after spending some time with Dacer
The next morning
Faldkor went looking for someone to help him write the report
Finding both his normal teachers unavailable he started working on
Elodie’s birthday present
Evin asked after Simian and found out he was on his way back from Silverymoon
Wraith finally caught up with Gerum the next morning and found out the woman looking for him may be called Dorna and that she is capable of disguising herself
Two weeks later
Thal and his group returned, bringing in Rose on a wagon and heading to the Temple
Kiran spoke to Evin about it, struggling with the fact that Rose died and also that she was raised, seemingly tormented by both losing a friend and discovering that priests can help people more than they do
Yvonne told the house about the death and what Thal was dealing with so they would be aware to be sensitive
The next morning
Faldkor went looking for Wraith, finding him in the tavern he told him that the armour was ready
They spent the morning fitting the armour and then sold off the loot from the bandits
Upon sharing the gold with
Anolin they had a long conversation about death and resurrection
Two days passed and the cloak came back from the tailors,
Faldkor passed the finished item to Wraith
Faldkor went to the farm and spent 7 days working on the fences.
Wraith had the chance to enjoy
Elodie‘s birthday party, there wasn’t a shortage of drunkenness, some gambling and singing
The next day the crew of the
Firemead we quite over breakfast
Two days later a letter turned up for
Wraith asking him to turn up for a job at the boat the next day, Evin got a similar letter while Faldkor got a bit more information from Yvonne but not a great amount
Faldkor suggested to Yvonne that Rose’s group needs to work together to get back into things, maybe escorting someone that she knows
Evin met Wraith at the tavern and found out about the job
The next day the group met up and headed down to the
Jem told them of the warehouse she wants a drow guard from, they have links to the Antaegans and also red weapons
In the warehouse there is the powder weapons and shot, if they can do something with the weapons it would be good but it’s not the prime objective.
The group headed the new road this time.,
Four days passed without sign of anything familiar.
On the 5th day they spotted one of
Polandara‘s father’s wagons on the road but the caravan guards didn’t appear to notice the two warriors wearing Polandara’s symbol.
They travelled till they’d been on the road for 10 days then turned around and went back
They picked up more rations and checked the monastery but there was no new news
They started up the old road again
On the second day they were finally attacked by the Ogre
They fought the ogre and 4 bandits, killing 3 and knocking the 4th one out
They followed the ogres trail back and found the swords
They questioned the remaining one.
The first thing he asked was for the consequences
He explained that they’d hit the wagon in between hunting down bandits for gold
Usually they were mercenaries for hire but he didn’t see there was a profitable war
He told them that he could take them to the wagon they’d got the weapons from, that it was Antaegan
He told them on the way that he knew a mercenary leader turned Monk called
Simian Darksoul who he worked for before the troubles in the dale lands
He advised his name was Gerand
The group decided that they could let him go and suggested he might like to join
He said he’d consider it, but he’d talk to
Simian first, then laughed at the the idea of becoming a monk
Wraith and Evin waited on the beach with the weapons they found while Faldkor and Anolin went into Candlekeep
They hired passage on the
Gleaming Gul and then headed to the beach
The bosun was pleased to see
Evin, and his flask
Evin and the bosun exchanged stories
They took a wagon from the compound to the
Gul and then returned with their loot
Yvonne about group, the bandits, the caravan, the surviving mercenary and possible Antaegan plots
Yvonne paid them royally for the job and they went their own ways for a break