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
The rest of the day went by OK but they’d got nearly halfway through their food so it was time to turn back
After resting the night, despite the continued howling during the night
Four days of travelling occurred until they met another person
The night of the fourth day
Anolin awoke the others to advise them he could hear hoof falls
Wraith went to investigate but couldn’t make out the forms inside the light again
The next day they saw 3 cowled figures coming the other way up the road.
The group moved aside and the robed figures carried on past without acknowledging them at all
That night the group were attacked by an undead group which seemed to have the ability to paralyse just by touch
They met a group of knights on the road as they were nearing
Candlekeep who had an undead hand holding scales as a symbol on their shield. They claimed to follow Kelemvor and were looking for undead.
Faldkor told them of the creatures which were identified as Ghouls, and asked if they’d heard of the Bandits with an Ogre.
They hadn’t heard of the bandits but said that they would pass on any information they received to
Telg in Candlekeep
Anolin and Evin stayed outside the city with the wagon while Faldkor and Wraith went in to arrange new food and wagon
The next day
Wraith and Faldkor hired a second wagon to take food out to the first wagon
Anolin and Evin and headed back out into the old road
The group reached the old road as the light was fading they travelled till the sun went down to make camp
The second day went by fine, the morning of the third day the group noticed that there was a dead owl in the morning left by road about two hundred metres from the camp
They couldn’t work out cause of death but they placed time of death at some time between them going to sleep and waking up
The next day they got attacked twice, both times they focussed
Evin with their initial attacks but the group managed to overcome them
That night a group of horse riders went past but the group couldn’t make them out
The next day they moved past the fallen tree, moving it to the side of the road
That night they heard a wagon moving down the road, they investigated but didn’t approach to contact them, they saw them continue to
The next day they came across 5 dead bodies, all stripped to their undergarments, causes of death ranging from stab wounds and one had their chest caved in
They passed a man with an axe who nodded to them in passing
That night in the forest they heard a wolf howl but the rest of the night was quiet
The next day they discovered another group of bandits using the
Evin arrow catching technique
After the battle they carried on down the road
The group decided to send
Wraith on ahead to scout
The day passed quietly and they set up camp away from the road,
Faldkor and Wraith hunted
The first night camping went by fine.
The second days travel went fine too and they did the same thing that night
The third day they found nothing and were considering turning back but the morning after they met a group of humans who warned them about the road ahead
The group travelled on for four hours until they found a tree across the road, they searched but found no sign of any other people in the area
They were greeted by
Grist, he left them with some food before he went to bed
The next morning the monks practised while the group prepared breakfast for them
The next morning they went to see
He hired out a wagon to them for 2gp a day and took a down payment of 650gp in case they didn’t return.
Tarn said he’d have the wagons ready by the afternoon so the group went information gathering
Evin went into The Last Post to try to gather some information with Anolin as his bodyguard
Evin pretended to be called Marcus, said he was travelling to Waterdeep and asked if there’d been any trouble
They told him that there’d been a lot of attacks on the old road, one of them had even had their own wagon attacked by a a fallen tree but that people weren’t taking it any more
They had heard of attacks on the new road but consider it safer than sending goods by ship since the pirate attacks started
Anolin hired a horse from Tarn as well to appear to be a heavier guard
They looked at the new and old road maps and decided to investigate the old road further before they started on the new road
They took the old road and headed out in search of trouble
Wraith asked for Joseph to see if he’d heard about the woman looking for him
Elodie told him that Joseph and Jander were out of the city, but she had been approached by a woman looking for him
Gerum might know more about her, as he is often in taverns on the docks
Wraith waited until Gerum got back the next day, he was told that the woman was looking for him, didn’t seem to be for bad reasons. She gave no clues to where she was staying
Wraith spent the morning looking for the mystery woman but didn’t find out more information
Yvonne told Faldkor and Thal that she had their rewards from the last job
Faldkor sent out messages for the morning
The next day
Thal went around to the other warriors and Tani’s house to let them know of the meeting with Yvonne
Evin received the message and passed it on to Kiran
That evening they all met up at
Yvonne’s office and she told them what their reward was and that they could pick it up from Candour in the morning.
People collected their money the next day
Evin bought almost a whole bolt of fine blue cloth, paid for some wine tasting and put another 5gp behind the bar at the Sweetsong Tavern for future expenses
Wraith made a few more enquiries for the mystery woman but got no more leads. Dani said she would look into it
A week passed uneventfully before
Yvonne visited Faldkor in the smithy
Faldkor to fetch some more of the weapons, this time from Bandits north of Candlekeep, the catch being they have a pet Ogre
Faldkor collected the others and told them about the assignment
They found out that the
Gleaming Gul is in and would be sailing the next day at high tide
They collected provisions and prepared their equipment to travel
Wraith asked Jem if she could find out more about the woman looking for him, he also let he know about the mission they’re being sent on and that they’re using the monastery as a base camp
The next day they got to the
Gleaming Gul at lunch time, taking Daline with them just in case Jex isn’t allowed
The bosun checked with the captain for them but told them that
Jex wasn’t allowed on board
They spoke with
Captain Shiraz who told them it would be 65 gold, she warned them that there had been the odd pirate attack
The journey was uneventful, taking 11 days
They called in at the monastery and stayed the night, after
Evin got some sparing in with Gillena.
The next day the group headed out the city and travelled half a day north until they reached the old road where they split off to look for bandits, following Jack’s advice
Yvonne asked Faldkor if he could gather the groups
Wraith chatted with Bear in the tavern until the time of the meeting while the others in various locations prepared themselves
Yvonne in her office at 12 and she confirmed they had authority to search the house
Talinda set off first with the others leaving the compound at 2pm
They entered the house from both sides and forced the occupants into the dining room
In the basement they found an entrance into the sewers
In one of the bedrooms they found a coded book and a satchel of silver.coins
They dropped the inhabitants of the house at the guard house and then returned to the compound, some for the midsummer party, others to then head to their respective places of rest.
During the party
Laranthan and Sabrina performed a few songs which gained the appreciation of the crowd.
Yvonne advised the group that she did not their that they’d get much more from the sewers
Faldkor gave Razor the job of carving detail into his Giant Practise Dummies
After the party finished
Yvonne got the book copied onto several scrolls
Evin stayed at Tani’s house with Wraith while the others returned to their own places for the night
The next day
Yvonne took the book to the Guards while Thal went and picked up the scrolls from Wraith.
Wraith while he was there that Daline had heard of a woman looking for him, he only had a vague description, Wraith asked him to leave a message for Daline to meet him in the tavern around 5 or 6 pm
Faldkor met with Razor and described the carving he wanted done before heading to the smithy to work on the armour with Ruby
Daline gave the same vague description but added that the woman was from Candlekeep
Wraith headed down to the docks to check with his shipmates if they’d heard of the woman while Evin headed back to the monastery
The group headed down into the sewers to look for the safe place, knowing it would take a few days to map their way to it
The first night of searching was fruitless, there were a few traces of recent activity but nothing they could follow far.
When he met her the next day she agreed to help
Faldkor with the plate mail he was making in exchange for helping with the hammer (including design).
Wraith tracked down
Faldkor and asked him if he knew anyone who used the Two Handed Sword, Faldkor named a couple of Claymore users but didn’t know of anyone else
Faldkor then tracked down the captains to find out who had authority over what
He then went back and worked on the hammer with
Ruby, they discussed several future plans
The group headed back into the sewer but still found nothing new that night either
The next day
Faldkor went back to the armoury to find that Ruby had been working on the plate mail for him, they then switched back to making the hammer
Evin went to see Merala to see if there was any news on the thieves
Evin that there were reports from the Thieves Guild that outsiders came in, but have been dealt with.
That night the group went to sewers again that night, they found the area
Draft mentioned, there was no sign that anyone had been there
Kiran set off a trap which meant everyone searched the area quickly and cleared out
On the way back
Kiran spotted a lot of recent tracks so the group left the sewers early and made their way back through the city
Faldkor gave Thal the basis for the interim report, Yvonne over heard and suggested that the group meet her around 7pm in her office to discuss a way forward
Faldkor continued work on the hammer with Ruby, and she will finish it off the hammer the next day
They met with
Yvonne who went through their report and checked other factors.
She advised she would look into getting the authority from the guard to investigate the house and told the group to take 5 days break
Thal convinced them to go to the tavern, some took much less convincing than others
Faldkor promptly moved into the armoury and spent the next 5 days working on the armour
Evin and Kiran returned to the monastery to return to duties for the 5 days
Thal spent 5 days with his books
Wraith aired the house out from the general smell of sewer and spent his time practising his weapons
No one heard from
Anolin for the 5 days
Rose was seen practising and spending time in the Tavern.