They went and searched behind the
Wild Dog Tavern but couldn’t see anything in the way of clues
Evin waited outside the tavern for 20 minutes whilst the others went inside to get dry
Evin entered and made his way to the bar trying to strike up conversations and use his local history skill but unfortunately it didn’t seem to be that kind of tavern
Evin spent a good few hours trying to find out more about the murder behind the tavern but no one seemed to be talking
They did see
Jack come in at one point, he had a conversation with a group sat around a table for about half an hour and then he went and refreshed the dressing on an injured man’s arm before leaving the tavern
Evin left, the others followed after discussing if they should, Faldkor made an off hand comment about wanting Evin’s boots
They met up with
Evin outside and then checked the guard station to see if there were any bounties, unfortunately not
The next morning
Lily advised that she was still looking into the land owner situation for the Anteagan property
At lunch time
Jack came back to the monastery to say that there had been a murder in the merchant district
The group decided to turn themselves nocturnal by going back to bed at about 2pm
They spent the night patrolling the docks, testing out where they believed sewer entrances are and finding three grates
Gillena went with them, but the heavy rain and the talk of murders within the city probably kept trouble away
They got back after breakfast time, ate some food and slept/meditated until the afternoon.
They investigated the large warehouse that used to belong to the Anteagans but found nothing out of place
They then checked the smaller warehouse and then headed back to the monastery, arriving back just past mid night
They got warm by the fire in the kitchen before heading to bed just after 1am
The next morning they discussed their plan of action and decided to start by questioning
They got to the wagon merchants about lunch time but he didn’t have any information
They tried the inn by the gate but the only information was about the roads outside the city
He found out that the first deaths were in a high class area but not well lit or defended like the nobles housing
Only one attack has been at the docks the other attacks were in darkened alleyways around the lower merchant district
They headed back to the monastery and slept the night
The next morning
Faldkor asked Lily to look into who purchased the Anteagan house, which she agreed to do
The group headed to the wild dog tavern to see if they could investigate the scene of the crime
The next morning
Anolin went to Wraith’s to ask where he got the furniture from
Wraith said to talk to Daldin to ask about the furniture when he wakes up
Evin went to the boat to look for Wraith and met Sand for the first time, Evin left a message on the boat.
Daldin got up Wraith asked him to go furniture shopping with Anolin , the two headed off.
Faldkor got up he went straight to the armoury to get on with working on Jex’s armour
Faldkor had a quick look for Anolin but not spotting him on the practise yard or in his house so he left messages with the gate guards
Evin went to send a messenger to Wraith’s house, when the messenger laughed and told him how close the house was he went himself instead, but tipped the messenger for not ripping him off
Evin started to explain what Merala told him, explaining that because of their success with vampires he wanted them to deal with one in Candlekeep
He also explained that it looked like Mirabelle Anteagan
Yvonne said they could and should destroy it if it’s a vampire
They went looking for a boat, but found they’d have to wait a day or two before they could get the
Wraith played cards with the crew and caught up before sharing the shift with Elodie
The next morning over breakfast they discussed looking for the boat,
Wraith said he’d go sit at the back of the boat and watch for it
The ship arrived the next morning
They waited until the ship was unloading and the passengers had left before
Evin contacted the bosun.
Ten days later they arrived in
Candlekeep and bumped into Dorna on the docks
She gave what limited information she had and also asked if
Wraith knew someone called Wraith
They then headed to the
monastery to speak to Gillena, she had more information, she confirmed at first the murders were all of nobles but it has since turned more random
The attacker was seen heading to the sewer, the priests of Ogma failed to turn the Vampire and holy water didn’t effect it confirmed by the guards
When they got back the groups split up to go home.
Wraith got home first
Daldin greeted him and passed him a letter that had been left while he was away
He talked about the lock he’d built and asked about the journey
Faldkor headed to the armoury and noted that the cogs had been finished for him before he went inside to work on Jex’s armour
Evin got to the Monastery he was told by Danas there was a letter for him in his cell
Faldkor returned home for tea to find that a letter had also been left for him
Evin later went to help Kiran in the Infirmary after informing Sardonas that all three monks passed their challenge
Wraith finished off his bow in the evening after the meal with Daldin
The next day
Wraith tested his new bow and made a couple of changes following Zydre’s advice
Faldkor continued on the wolf armour and started organising a book case for Anolin
Evin spent the day helping in the infirmary
The next day a large group of them met up at the compound
They all arrived around the same time
Clayn showed up at 7pm making almost a grand entrance
He spent the night moving around the groups talking to every one
Samar his forgiveness and promised Gerum a house to pay them back for his past causing them problems
They partied through to the early morning and then left as a large group for safety.
Evin got back to the Monastery he found that Merala had a job for him, wanting him to look into vampire attacks in Candlekeep
The description of the Vampire matched that of Mirabelle Anteagan.
The groups nominated a leader for each of the three groups, none of the monks stepped forward to lead.
The leaders were
Thal, Dani and Faldkor. Thal proposed a system for the wagon and riders to defend should they get attacked.
Faldkor asked each monk how they’d know if they were the best monk they could be
Evin said there would always be room for improvement and he would always be practising
Kiran said that at any time he believes he is the best monk he can be, he will always improve and move forward but if he gives his all every day he is always at his potential
Darreva said when there was no monks ranked higher than her she would be the best she could be, when she becomes the measuring stick for others
Five days passed very quietly and then they turned off the road at Triboar, stopping in a coaching inn there.
Dani and Hope went in first to try and gain some local knowledge
The only thing of note learned was that traders seemed to not be as prosperous this year due to the poor winter before
Faldkor proposed the theory that the winter was deliberately caused to weaken people before a war
The next morning the group left at about 9 in the morning and they started the journey across to the mountains
They saw signs where battles had been but nothing challenged them on the route
The monks practised their arts in the evenings in preparation
He confirmed that the opponents would be selected at supper
The contest would be in 9 days
During the supper they met up with the other
Kiran and Evin spent more time in the infirmary than on the practise ground whilst Darreva spent every waking moment training with the others
Darreva was first to fight against a Bo Staff wielding martial artist called Nap. The fight was explosive at the start but became a steady series of offence from Nap against Darreva’s defence with the occasional blow landing from either.
After a slip up from
Darreva believing a fient was an attack and leaving her out of position Nap capitalised with two clean strikes to her chest, causing the sickening crack of bone.
As a last ditch effort
Darreva went full offence, a circle kick, followed by an elbow to the chest ending with a knee to the face to lay Nap out for the count.
The second fight was much more cagey,
Evin initially stuck to Mori the karateka but her feints kept nullifying the advantage to a degree. Her strikes and kicks were matched evenly by his locks and kicks.
Evin slowly wore Mori down limping away with the win.
The fight was scrappier than the others with
Kiran eventually locking in a choke whilst Zoran attempted to take him down with deep cuts from his knives.
It took about four days for the group to heal up before they took the nineteen day journey home
The journey back was as quiet as the one out and they returned to
Waterdeep on the 20th of Leafall
The groups separated to return to their various lodgings
Darreva and Evin went off to tell their groups about their promotion opportunity
Evin went looking for Faldkor only to find that his office has moved
He went looking for
Anolin to see if he knew where Faldkor’s house was
However he was told that
Anolin was meditating
The tavern didn’t hold the answer to where
Evin continued to look around the compound
Yvonne suggested that Evin waited until evening to see Faldkor but he chose to write them both a note instead.
Evin met up with Faldkorand Wraith in the tavern that evening to tell them that he needed to head away and fight to level up
The next morning he explained to
Anolin the journey and then he went to work in the infirmary
On the 20th they met up for the party,
Wraith got there early with Daldin
She explained that once they reached a certain point in their training they had to prove they were ready for advancement, prove that they were the equal of the one above them
She told him some of the benefits, like the right to run your own monastery and access to other techniques
The others arrived just after six and the party really began about seven with the meal
It seemed that
Samar was still not back to normal after the kidnapping but that others were taking time to try and help him
Wraith suggested that Daldin could learn some lock picking skills from him while the groups were out of Waterdeep
The spirits were high and the hats that
Faldkor brought which started several games.
Due to the journey the next day the party didn’t run that late.
The next morning the three groups met up at the compound and headed out for the
monastery in the mountains
The day of the meeting
Dorna told Wraith that Gerum had passed on a message to say that if the meeting went well there’d be a party at Dani’s on the 20th.
Anolin mentioned Zydre’s birthday in the tavern the next evening and Wraith passed on news about the party
They went to the ship and met with
Gerum and Kendrell who went with them to the tavern, Kendrell made Anolin and Faldkor invisible and then she and Gerum left
Wraith paid for the tavern for the day and Anolin and Faldkor vanished into the kitchen whilst Evin started serving.
Wraith asked Karrin, one of the hired bar patrons, to shut the door when trouble kicked off
At around midnight a figure in robes entered,
Wraith got Karrin to close the door and he followed the guy across the room
They bundled him to the floor eventually, although he did manage to set
Faldkor’s tabbard on fire first
The next day
Faldkor spent that day working on hats and realised it would take another day to sew paper in
He called in to the ship to find them celebrating
Faldkor went to his house Daline told him that Creed didn’t know anything to do with the black powder and had now been dealt with
The next day
Wraith started to investigate the stoneskin spell and how to combat it
He told them that he sensed they were ready to ascend to the next rank and that they should head to the monastery in the hills to advance in their rankings
Darreva suggested to Evin and Kiran that they left on the 21st of The Fading as Dani’s party was on the 20th, and that they should try and take their friends with them.
Evin spent the next day helping Kiran in the infirmary
Wraith started his elven longbow project
Faldkor started his office move to free up the old office for Thal
Zydre was out practising with the tribesmen
Zydre and the tribesmen helped Faldkor move his office into the new house
Zydre asked Faldkor about building forts and also discussed with him mating rituals, life goals and lots of other things (typical gnomes for example and arranged marriages).
The next day
Evin continues in the infirmary, Faldkor made wolf armour and Wraith trained with Anolin & the Tribesman
Dorna came back and confirmed that she’d met with Gerum and that the plan was good to go
Polandara agreed that they could bring Creed back for questioning and advised she’d like to send Umbra with them to ensure his safe return.
They will also have some members of the compound in the tavern drinking and eating.
Evin went to Dacers in disguise as a normal person to arrange with Dacer that tomorrow would be the day and that he would be in early to set up as if normal staff
The rest of the group dispersed back to their houses whilst others went back to the party
The next morning
Faldkor found Anolin and Thal talking in the dining room of his house at 4:30 in the morning
Wraith and Evin turned up about the same time and the group took a wagon down to the Firemead
They had breakfast with the crew
Anolin proposed hiring out a tavern to trap him in
He was out until 2pm so they had a mead and waited
Faldkor got back to compound and started to work on Jex’s armour
They agreed to hire the place from him for a day with
Evin helping behind the bar for 50gp
Wraith had a conversation with Anolin about Thal,and their homeland which briefly turned quite melancholy for a brief moment
Wraith agreed to give his support to Thal when he returned to his homeland
Anolin proposed Faldkor would lead the house of Dwarves when it arrives, Yvonne seconded it and no one opposed.
Candour called Yvonne, Wish, Thal and Faldkor to his office following the meeting and laid out his concerns regarding losing skills and an influx of new recruits.
Wraith handed Dorna keys for the house and her room when she turned up after putting out the news that she’s in Waterdeep
Evin explained to Merala that they were looking for the person who kidnapped the rogues, a man called Creed, that he was looking for Clayn.
Wraith trained Daldin for the rest of the day whilst Dorna went about her information
Evin helped in the infirmary that day
Faldkor invited the group to his promotion party and then set about working on Jex’s armour
The older Creed left her husband due to him having an interested in the ladies
She couldn’t get work due to the number of mages in the city at the time
She failed to join the Tarnished Walkers, but wasn’t the right material so she joined the assassins guild
There was a rift between burglars and thugs, she was on the thugs side, the assassins split
Burglars won and she was killed in the process, someone from the guild took her son back to her husband after her death
Father left town with the son and move into Suzail in Cormyr
What she’s found on the new Creed is he arrived on Wagon from
Initially Creed was staying at the Jade Jug Inn however he vanished after the rescue of
Gerum he vanished
She believes he’s not left the city by either gate
She also believe that the attempted kidnap of
Melesante was related to Creed
The next day they all met up at the
Firemead for dinner
Faldkor gave Gerum and idea of setting a trap, Gerum said he needed a group of warriors and Dorna to help him with it though
Wraith and Daldin started putting together a list of things to buy for the compound, Daldin also suggested that he could possibly make locks if he works it out
Faldkor asked Yvonne to meet him in her office, he laid out the plan to Creed
Wraith talked to Dorna about the plan, she was willing to go along with it but not meet on the boat, she will meet Gerum alone.
The next evening they went to the promotion party where the people previously mentioned got their new ranks
Tatria turned up to congratulate her sister and apparently to dance with Anolin
Faldkor spoke to Darina to find out what was going on in her world and to check to make sure she was finding friends
After three or four hours later
Rose came in and told the group that they had to come and see what was happening in the compound
When they arrived they saw what the elves knew to be Nin Kerym, an ancient elves sword technique that by all intense and purposes they shouldn’t know.
Evin went back to the monastery for the night and the rest of the group went to the Firemead.
Jem asked Faldkor about how to deal with Samar, Faldkor recommended either a promotion or a party, she will suggest a party to Dani
They arrived in
Candlekeep 6 days later and went straight to the monastery
Marrek let them in and they slept there for the night
The next morning over breakfast Wraith asked
Meln to let Dorna know he’s around
Jack about Creed, but Jack only knew of the older version, he would ask around about her son.
Lily will look into Creed in the library to see if there’s anything in his name
Telg to see if he knew of Creed, he would look through his ledger for 18 years of notes to see if the name crops up
They then started a pub crawl with a spinner randomly selecting the bar
It took until the next day for them meet
Dorna, she will look into information in Candlekeep and meet them when she knew
Dorna back to Waterdeep, she headed off to start hitting up her contacts immediately
Jem to get the crew not to kill Creed until he’s been questioned
Wraith stopped off at Dani’s for a copy of the sketch, Kethra provided the sketch and he headed home to set up for Dorna
Faldkor went back to the compound, Yvonne said that there needed to be a meeting of officers and Polandara was waiting, she would get it organised in two hours
Faldkor spoke to the mysterious elf about tracking down Creed. He was told that Daline had been feeding information to the city guard but keeping them one step behind the information the compound had.
The group was alerted to
Gerum and Samar have been missing for 5 days and had been kidnapped, being held in a room where they are hanging in manacles
While other members of
Tani’s crew searched the warriors got prepared
There was a secret door in an abandoned house in Gem Street
They fought the 8 people guarding the 5 tied up victims and rescued them, managing to subdue one of the captors
The guards collapsed the corridor during the fight so they waited for
Faldkor to tunnel out
The only clue behind what’s going on was the name Creed, who was asking about
When they fully debriefed
Draft had returned to the city and told them about someone she knew called Creed, a woman, head of the assassins guild who died after being betrayed by Clayn
She was aware that the woman had a child and the child’s estranged father took on full parenthood following the mothers death
Gerum will be looking into information through his sources and suggested that Wraith might want to use Dorna in Candlekeep
They told the relevant people they were going before heading down to the dock to find a boat for
Candlekeep and were lucky to find the Gleaming Gul would be leaving the next day so Evin went back to the monastery and the others slept on Tani’s ship
The next morning
Evin suggested to Wraith that he should sneak in to speak to Telg about the trouble he’s been having
They discussed many plans but decided on sending a message to get him to meet
Faldkor and Anolin whilst Evin and Wraith watched his business
Wraith and Evin hid by the stables to watch his house
Faldkor agreed that Telg should raise a banner of Polandara, he would put his name to it in the compound and confirm with Telg whether things are all right for him to keep using it
The group met up again at the
monastery in the early afternoon
They searched the old warehouse that seemed to be water damaged in many ways
They found a map and some documents written in a language they didn’t understand
The next day they followed the map to see where it led them
Two days later they found and old hut
There were 41 barrels inside, one black powder while the others were a dark red liquid
They spoke to
Marrek who confirmed it could be blood, but he doesn’t know how to store it that long
The next day
Wraith asked Lily if she knew who they needed to pay for the damages to the buildings
She took the writs and came back four hours she returned to say they have costed the damage at 75 gp
Whilst she went to pay this (with
Faldkor’s money) the group headed down the docks to look for a boat
Mermaids Tears was sailing the next day so they took the 5 day journey back
During the journey
Faldkor wrote his report in full
They went to report to
Polandara and ended up being invited to a meal.
Laranthan was quite chatty and they gave all the information and the strange vial to her to look into
The papers found were in Drow and
Laranthan said Thal would need to look into them
Faldkordropped the scroll into Thal and then went to bed
Evin went back to the monastery and went to his room and slept
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