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