The journey to
Candlekeep was fairly uneventful, Anolin spoke to Faldkor on the responsibilities of being head of house and offered to put his name.
When they got to the
South Mist Monastery they saw the improvements since last visit with Lily welcoming them in and Meln giving them a tour
Gillena greeted them when she’d finished meditating
They spoke to
Jack about activity in the city and Wraith asked him about Dorna
He said they name rung a bell,
Meln confirmed she was an information broker, Jack offered to let he be known he had information on Wraith to help Wraith find her.
They rested the night in the monastery and in the morning
Faldkor questioned Lily on the writs that Polandara gave them
Lily also offered to look into the Anteagan family for the group
They headed to the house and spent 3 days searching it
The next day was Midsummer Holiday so they didn’t carry on searching so as not to draw attention
Wraith showed his face down the docks, Faldkor worked on leather armour and Evin trained instead
The next day they started on the warehouse, they confirmed that the door they couldn’t unlock last time did in fact lead to outside the walls and they found a hatch to the sewers
They spent another two days searching the ware house before heading back to the monastery
Dorna who introduced herself and made a business proposition with Wraith for information traded for actions
She confirmed a few theories about the Anteagans and that Hanlock Mancor was a good man.
She also advised the group that someone had been leaning on
Telg to get protection money somehow but she didn’t know too much.
The group headed back to the monastery for the night
Once they were sure it was clear, and the area around was protected, they burned the place down, whilst
Evin caught up on some sleep
Once the hut was gone they explored the area looking for graves before heading back to the
Faldkor updated Turk on the death of the vampires and the burning of the hut
They took the wagon to
Darina and Drew’s house, Wraith stayed and helped her load up the wagon whilst the others carried on spreading the good word
Old Tom seemed pleased and Marie breathed a sigh of relief
The group headed back towards
Waterdeep with the cart
They took 6 days to get back and then went to the temple to try and heal
Evin, he was told to come back in the morning
Faldkor collected the payment for the job
Wraith went and had a tour of his house and caught up with Daldin
The next morning
Evin was cured of his draining at the temple and Wraith & Daldin headed to the ship
Wraith de-briefed Tani on his mission, Faldkor set Darina up with a fund to run the house, 2sp a day as a wage and a school for Drew. Evin helped out at the infirmary.
The next morning
Polandara turned up to ask Faldkor for a job after catching up on his current projects
The group is to investigate the three properties belonging to the Anteagan family and follow up any leads
Anolin bought the Gold Gargoyle earrings from the group
They found out the
Gleaming Gul was leaving in the morning, Evin paid for the trip and dropped the rest of his earnings from the last job off at the Monastery whilst the group slept on the Firemead meeting up with the Gleaming Gul in the morning.
The group travelled hard without stopping to hunt, only to sleep at night an arrived at
Bards Crossing after 5 days
The warriors decided to wear their tabards to show their allegiance to
Polandara to put the locals at ease
They approached the largest building and
Faldkor talked to Turk introducing himself and trying to get as much information as he could
He explained all he knew, which wasn’t much,
Faldkor drew a map of the village and the rested the night at Turk and Gretta’s house.
Turk introduced the group to Darina first, investigated the locks and houses.
After discussing the events
Faldkor offered Darina a job as a house keeper in the Dwarf house in Waterdeep and to help her look for school for her son Drew.
Wraith examined the locks and decided that they hadn’t been picked.
They next met Old Tom who could be described as “a character”
They met Marie next and then Yellan, they explored the barns from that farm.
They examined the empty houses next and the river
They slept that night in the house taking turns to watch
During the night
Eivn was charmed into letting two vampires in
The group defeated them and then chased down the gas form
They found them again in a hut with another one and defeated them again
Eivn had been drained by one of them
Wraith found a chest and a key and opened it to find…
Faldkor, Wraith and Daldin discussed more on brewing and decided to upgrade the rest of the process first with more barrels and later to become copper tubs
Wraith spoke to Sabrina about where to get wine barrels, she suggested that he should try the docks to get some cheap port or sherry barrels
Daldin busy Wraith set off to buy his house, which came to 18500 gp
Evin spoke to Kiran and said he’d like to help out by talking to people that need someone to talk to, Kiran agreed that he could stick around while he does work.
Dani told Wraith the party was in two days time at her house
Faldkor started work on a warhammer for Daline that would be a hawk, to include two gems
Two days pass,
Wraith gets some barrels and furniture for his house, Evin carried on helping Kiran and Faldkorworked on Jex’s armour for the first day and warhammer the second
The party was fun for all with singing, gaming and dancing.
Kendrell and Jem took turns singing and performing but mostly as background to the games and conversations which were continuing around the room.
Tani spoke to Wraith and said that they should do the party again some time, probably on the boat next but they would invite Dani’s household
The next morning
Faldkor got a job to investigate mysterious deaths at Bards Crossing. The bodies all seemed drained but we only turning up every couple of weeks over the last few months. The temple had investigated the bodies, found no poison or disease.
He collected the group and headed out,
Wraith leaving Daldin in charge of moving house for him.
Wraith suggested taking the two Elven bows and Anolin suggested the Elven Swords as gifts.
They also took some pearls with them in case they needed something of value
Evin and headed out of the gate
The first day was quiet, they spoke to a couple of caravan guards and then on the second day a group of 12 knights of Cormyr passed the group
They hunted for the night in the forest, and
Anolin suggested the others hunted to try to draw the attention of the Elves
The next day the group headed towards the centre of the forest to try to find the Elves
They hunted that day and rested the night there
The next day during hunting Wraith and
Faldkor met Eilrad who killed their prey first
They headed back to the camp and
Lalys agreed to ask Solonor to charge the wand
Faldkor started asking questions about the Weave but she told him he’d need to speak to Kornae
Kornae was there for breakfast and they discussed the Weave and something missing
Faldkor that the Chosen of Mystra were more important than priests of Mystra, and mentioned the 7 sisters
10 days later
Lalys returned with the wand at breakfast time so the group headed out after giving them the gifts of the two longswords before heading home
Evin spoke with Merala to try and come up with a plan to win back the favour of the other monks. Meralahad a few suggestions, including stopping the misdirection but ultimately Evin came up with a plan to prove he could help people whilst carrying on the way he was.
Dani took over the organising
Wraith met Daldin who immediately struck up a deal to learn from Wraith in exchange for help with brewing
They then set off to see
Faldkor to see about getting copper piping
Daldin offered to help Faldkor with Jex’s armour in exchange for help with the copper piping which he will use for the brewing to exchange with Wraith for training.
The group continued to discuss tactics and decided to break through the double doors with one group and open the single door for the other with the monks waiting outside to chase down any runners
They breached the front doors and four of the warriors charged in whilst
Faldkor and Thal attacked through the side door with Wraith as support
They killed all the human guards inside and knocked out an Elf, they collected 8 barrels of black powder (which they threw into the sea) 2 barrels of shot, 8 crates of shortswords, 4 of longswords and a box of scrolls
Evin broached the subject of his reputation and misconceptions, Darreva didn’t seem to take it well, while Kiran didn’t really respond.
Faldkor handed in his report to Yvonne and took the shot to Arkhail who seemed quite excited with the possibilities for use in siege weapons. Yvonne also promised to sort out the housing for Ruby and Dwarves
Tha started working on decoding the scrolls
Wraith got a collection of cloth offcuts to test for making a chalk bag.
Faldkor then went to Candour and collected the reward from the job, before meeting up with Jex, Anolin and Wraith and collecting Evin to go and have the wand refilled.
Wraith spent two days looking into the prices of houses within the wards
Faldkor started working on the bookshelves for Dani’s house, getting Wraith to make the catgut, Razor to do the carving and other people to do the carpentry
Candour suggested to him to try the tribesmen and Talnore agreed to dye leather for the shelves
Evin gave the money to Sardonas from his trip and wanted to talk to him about what he’s like to do with his own monastery
Evin asked if setting up somewhere for a business to help take orphans off the street, Merala said it was a good idea
Merala also talked to him about his pretending to be a drunk affecting him and his relationship with the other monks
Evin left a note for Darreva in her cell saying he’d like to talk to her
He spent some time training then, and meditating
The next morning
Yvonne pulled Faldkor and Thal aside and told them she needed all three groups for a job and asked them to meet
The job was to break into a warehouse, capture person and collect black powder
Evin ran on ahead to talk to Gerum and Jander on the boat first to see if either knew more information on the warehouse
While he was journeying the rest of the group came up with the plan of blocking the main door, leaving two monks on watch and everyone else going in to the warehouse
Evin learned from Gerum that the area was busier than normal, more people than expected but less carts.
Jander confirmed not enough time to have sorted a sewer entrance
Evin reported back to the others
Talinda checked ahead to the warehouse and reported back that there were no roof hatches so the rough plan stood.
Malinar gave Faldkor additional information on Driders, some of their spell like abilities and information on the priestesses.
The next day Wraith went to visit
Faldkor to check up on the plate mail and Evin went to find the others to get his coins changed into a larger denominations.
Faldkor filled Wraith and Evin in on the information he’d found out the day before from Malinar.
They went to talk to
Thal to find out more about magic in general
Evin discovered he is unable to draw Anolin’s bow and needs a Human Bow
He tested a different bow and it went OK
They spoke to
Thal who told them that they’d need to be faster than light to dodge lightning
They left the next morning on the
Herald which travelled faster than they’re used to
They arrived in Luskan 5 days later in the early evening and they headed straight out of the city.
They headed into the forest and during the first day they were spotted by Wolves but somehow they avoided attack
The next night
Faldkor was shot by two elven archers
After a few more days of travelling they were attacked by a black powder weapon
When running in
Evin got there first only to become the main focus of the attack
They dealt with the elf and four Drider and collected what minimal evidence they could
They decided to take passage back from Neverwinter so they travelled the six days down the road and went looking for a ship
They were very lucky to see
The Gleaming Gul, though it was a longer trip back they were told they would sail in the morning for 90gp take them all the way to Waterdeep
The group stayed at The Green Apple tavern and then left before first light.
They went looking for
Dani on arrival in Waterdeep, finding her at her house and Faldkor got her to randomly select a present
They reported in to
Isanme who suggested they kept the armour until they could find a dwarf to identify the craftsmanship
They went to
Yvonne to report who had different questions
Finally they picked up their reward from
The group met up at the
Tavern and Faldkor told the group about the job
Faldkor explained the job but people were somewhat nervous about driders so they went to investigate further.
Anolin found out from Sir Gisbon that they are dangerous but not impossible foes, they do lose their powers above ground the same way drow do. They aren’t effected by magic most of the time but can be killed simply with martial weapons. Don’t get bitten by them
Wraith asked Tani and Jem about the Drider and found out Tani told him that Faun killed two of them quickly but she’s only seen them once
Merala told Evin he didn’t know much about driders, he mentioned that Banshees were the undead that Deathwalker used to kill them
They checked with the Harbour master who advised the
Herald was going that way in two days time
They booked passage and then headed to the compound
The next day
Faldkor got hold of some salted meat, Wraith bought some wood for use in bow crafting and Evin practised
Thal suggested that Faldkor could talk to the other sun elves in the compound starting with Malinar
The group rested up for the night back at their original camp-site
In The morning the group headed back
They had a really good search of the camp, found clothing that wouldn’t fit the bandits, an expensive cooking set, a spare tent and a lot of rations
They started to investigate the cave, waiting for
They reached the bottom of a set of stairs half a mile into the mountain
They shared a strange vision again, another temple scene with different groups serving
They were left with a strange sense of loss
They spent a day searching the temple but found nothing
After resting the night they built a scaffolding and then tried to remove the cross
It took a day to get a sizeable chunk of rock with the cross included on it from the front of the mountain
The next day they collected this can started the journey back to
The first evening it looked like a group of orc was set to attack but some growls scared them off
An hour later the group discovered the source of the growl was the weretigress they rescued from a trap before
She asked if they were even now and group agreed
4 days later the group was confronted with a stone woman who seemed to want
They dealt with the statue and carried on
The next day they dealt with a skeleton warrior and a disturbing conversation
They were awoken first in the night by a screech and then disturbed during breakfast by a stag the next day but nothing came of it
The next night they were attacked by a wagon
That was the last disturbance on the return journey though they did meet a group of knights who they warned about the road ahead.
Evin delivered the report to Merala and then the cross to the compound
That night they went to the tavern for
The job was to deal with 4 driders in never winter forest
Faldkor had arranged to meet the group at 4pm but before meeting them he gathered information from the mysterious elf
The next morning the group was careful to avoid three Gnomes arguing about gravity
They rescued a woman from a bear trap who turned into a tiger after thanking them
The next day was quiet as they entered into the mountains
The day after they came across the Red Flayer Hobgoblins, 30 of them
The rest of the day was quiet as the small army had cleared quiet a path
The following day two groups of Gut Ripper orcs attacked the group, four hours apart
The next morning the group was attacked by Hobgolins again and that night by 8 foul smelling creatures that grew and attacked with knives
The next day the group only saw birds and bird men
They found the bandits outside the cave and they waited till nightfall
They attacked under the cover of darkness and found the group to be very tough but the darkness as an ally turned the fight in their favour
While the group were getting ready to head back
Wraith found a trapped chest
They eventually managed to get inside the chest and found 1400 gold and some jewellery
The group gathered up rations, 5 weeks per person and some for
Jex and the horses and headed out with their wagon
The first 3 days were quiet
3 wolf men jumped out of the trees and attacked the group, but were easily dealt with
Faldkor turned his cloak of protection into a wolf cloak
On the 6th day a group of pilgrims/monks/priest
On the 7th day in the afternoon they saw a draconic shape fly overhead
That evening as they are about to rest for the night
Evin spotted a child’s toy
When he stopped paying attention to it he was attacked by it
After he was bitten by the doll he started laughing and kept laughing until he passed out while the rest of the group dealt with the strange creature
The next day a scarecrow attacked them, charming
Evin but being defeated itself very quickly
Two nights later they were attacked by Giant trolls which they used to create a big fire that night though
Evin didn’t appreciate being hit with a tree
On the 11th night a group of werewolves tried get the jump on the group but it ended up in a straight up fight which the shifters were not ever going to win
On the 13th day they nearly lost a horse to a giant constrictor and then that night a skeleton attacked the group
Faldkor got home he heard that Ruby had been looking for him
Faldkor found Ruby in the armoury who asked if her and a group of artisan dwarves could be his followers, which he agreed to
Evin reported in to the monastery and gave the full story of the hunt
Wraith dropped the items off with Sabrina to be identified and paid 240pp
Five days later
Gerum gave Wraith an update on Dorna and told him how he was starting to feel more like himself again
Two days later
Victor told Wraith the items were identified and gave them to him, he arranged for the group to meet him for dinner
Anolin got the Large Shield and the Boots, Evin took the Staff Spear, Faldkor got the spiked buckler and the Longtooth, while Wraith took the Shortsword vs Lycanthropes and the Pariapt of Proof Vs Poison
They shared out some of the gems as well
Two days later again
Lennon the wine merchant arrived asking for help, his wagon had been captured by bandits and they were asking for random of 2000gp
Faldkor agreed to investigate, he told Yvonne where he was going and gathered the group
They set out north along the coast road
Three days later the arrived at the camp and scoped it out
They attacked the bandits, with Wraith sneaking up on the one guarding the prisoners
They rescued the prisoners and led the wagon and horses back to
Faldkor suggested to Lennon that he signed the business to Polandara whilst he ran the business anyone who had issue with the business would then have to consider Polandara an enemy
They sold the horses and weapons to Candour and he agreed to try to set up a meeting with
Lennon Laranthan and Polandara
Merala was in the Monastery when Evin returned, he gave him a task to investigate a cave where bandits had set up residence. The cave also had a symbol of the strange cross
Evin found the group and explained the job
Clayn walked with the group back to Tani’s house to collect his boots before leaving on a journey he might not come back from#
Anolin gave Evin his two magical silver daggers to find that Evin could only own one, he’d give the other to the monastery
The next day
Wraith asked Victor to identify two of the potions, he took them away to work on them with his cousin Melesante
Three days later
Victor returned the potions advising Wraith they were potions of extra healing.
Seven days later
Tani turned up at her house
She gave the group a job thought
Gerum’s explanation to take down the former head of the assassins guild who was in disgrace due to his involvement with black powder
The job seemed personal to
Gerum, and he mentioned it was to Draft as well
The group headed out about 10 am and headed due east to the last known location
On the evening of the second day they reached the abandoned farm,
Wraith scouted ahead
He was spotted this time and was attacked by two guards
After dealing with them they went into the barn and dealt with two more guards and an assassin
They travelled back and turned the head of Bane in to the watch before having detect magic on the items
There was a box of trophies that Bane had taken from his victims and after much consultation Wraith decided to let
Gerumlook into it and pick out the one that belonged to his friend
Wraith opened a door in the room with two locks, removing traps and they made their way down a stairway to second set of double doors
Wraith found and removed a trap and then found another by setting it off. Evin was able to remove the trap and between them they undid the locks and moved into the large altar room
While searching the altar the very shadows of the room came alive and attacked the group
After a draining fight they returned to search the rest of the room,
Faldkor and Wraith found a secret door leading into a narrow corridor
They found what was obviously a vault at the end of to corridor but one that had been broken open by a large claw
They grabbed the orb, 8 daggers, 8 rubies, 12 gold bars, 16 vials
They rested in the fort and then travelled back, not being disturbed on the 7 day journey
When they got back they found out about
Dani’s Party, when Faldkor asked what he was required to wear he was told his normal clothes were fine but it would be good if he wore a pointy hat.
Razor helped Faldkor build a pointy hand to put on top of a hat on the proviso that no one would know of his involvement.
Dani hosted a large meal for her friends and some friends of friends. There were two people there that none of the group really recognised Samar and Ardel
After the meal which was cooked by
Hope and Jem the entertainment broke down across the 3 floors as below:-
Jem and Kendrell
Kendrell will be playing her Lyre and her and Jem will take turns to sing and lead songs.
Gerum Advice on playing dice, showing how to cheat and how to spot cheats.
Jander Teaching card counting and showing to cheat and spot cheats.
Draft Sketching people on request.
Tani Trap removal and lock picking competition.
As they left the party
Dani Tellguard awarded a prize to Samar for being the person to beat the competition the fastest and thanked Faldkor for wearing the hat as requested.
As they set off they realised that the cart wasn’t going to cover it’s normal ground and that wood would probably be more scarce
Evin didn’t ride on the cart the whole time just when the weather was exceptionally bad
The first two days were fine but on the third day they were shot at by Hobgoblins,
Anolin despatched them quickly
The next day was
Wraith’s Birthday, though it passed unremarkable
They noticed the horses were struggling the next day so that evening they took special care of them, making sure they were dry and warm.
The lizard marshes were equally uninviting especially when the lizard men attacked the group, pulling
Evin into the marsh and trying to eat him
The group eventually killed all 15 of them
Two days later they reached
Evin walked up the wall and attached a hook for Wraith to climb up
They found they had to break into the keep again, when inside
Faldkor found it was a design feature
They had a long talk about
Evin’s future family due to his life goal being impossible to achieve in one life time
They spent two days securing the door and then they headed south to look for the temple
The entered the temple and headed down a set of stairs
After a set of double doors they found 6 suits of armours which stank of rotting flesh and proceeded to attack the party
After a tough fight against the knights the party healed up before adventuring further