- Hogart the Robber
- Maggy the Dwarven Warrior
- Mialee the Elven Veteran-Medium
- Sephora the Acolyte
- Sheena the Seer
Date: 3rd Kythorn, 1357, Year of the Prince
The party camped outside the walls of Thurmaster, and left for Kuiper’s farm in the morning. They met him there around noon, and he mentioned how he thought that Jelenneth could have gone looking for spell component’s along Hog’s Brook, as she sometimes does. With a lack of evidence pointing anywhere else, he suggested it was the best place to look. Accompanying him, the party crossed the river and wandered south into the Thornwood. After several hours of walking, they encountered the druid Oleanne and her two wolves. She mentioned that she was tracking a were-bear who seemed to be from Krynen’s farm, not far from Kuiper’s.
Short of any other leads, Kuiper wished to assist Oleanne in tracking down the were-bear, and as it was growing dark, his tracks were encountered. Because light would scare the were-bear away, the party settled down for the night. At dawn, they were attacked by a group of orcs, bearing a symbol on their shields.
After the fight, Oleanne split off to track down the orcs, as it was not known that any were in the area. Kuiper continued tracking the were-bear’s foot prints, and eventually they found and captured him. On the way back to Kuiper’s farm, he transformed back into a human, and it turned out that it was Maxim, a young boy from Krynen’s farm. Kuiper suspects that wear-bearism runs through the Krynen’s genes. Kuiper also thought that the orcs, goblins, and hobgoblins present in the Great Rock Dale are the only known humanoids residing in the area, and if Jelenneth was captured, she could have been taken there.
Kuiper then asked the party to bring the news of the orcs to Garyld in Milbourne. They left for Milbourne, meeting Old Grizzler first. He seemed gruff and gluttonous, but was willing to talk about Kuiper, Garyld, and the Carmen family. He seemed disbelieving in Maggie’s story of having grown up in Anauroch, and became upset when asked about his past.
The party then met Garyld, and after hearing the news, sent a messenger crow to Shiraz, another ranger (like Kuiper and Garyld). Shiraz watches the western half of Haranshire, and if Jelenneth is there, Shiraz should be able to find some evidence somewhere. Garyld provided the party with a map of Haranshire, and suggested that they go update Andren, Jelenneth’s fiancé, with their progress.
The party went to the Baron of Mutton, and while updating Andren, were approached by a merchant who required hired muscle to escort some ore downriver from Milbourne to Thurmaster, paying 25gp per head. The party accepted and left in the morning. The trip down was uneventful, except for spotting some giant skunks and a few orcs on the edge of the Thornwood. Once in Thurmaster, they slept in the warehouse, guarding the ore overnight. After midnight, a group of undead (zombies and skeletons) were found gathered around the outer wall. Sephora quickly dispersed them all with Mielikki’s powers, and they were hunted down and killed. The next morning, guards from Count Parlfray’s Keep came to Thurmaster and took the ore. The party walked back to Milbourne.
On arrival, they found that an auction was taking place at the market place, and learned that a family was selling off their farming tools to help pay for food, as their farm had become waterlogged. Farms to the southwest of Milbourne seem to be becoming waterlogged for no apparent reason, and they’ve been unable to grow any food there in recent months. Heading back to the Baron of Mutton, Barthe informed the party that Darius Carmen, owner of the mines and of many farms around Milbourne, wished to speak to the party immediately.
End date: 7th Kythorn, 1357, Year of the Prince
Orcs (7) – 7 * 10 = 70xp
Orc leader (1) – 20 xp
Zombies (3) – 20 * 3 = 60xp
Skeletons (8) – 10 * 8 = 80xp
Werebear (1) – 275xp
Treasure received from orcs:
1 gold brooch set with gems
Payment from Tauster: 250gp
Payment from Merchant: 125gp
Total xp: 2137.92
Per person: 427.58
With 5% bonus: 449xp