- Hogart the Robber
- Maggy the Dwarven Warrior
- Mialee the Elven Veteran-Medium
- Sephora the Acolyte
- Sheena the Seer
Date: 20th Mirtul, 1357, Year of the Prince
Returning after slaying Batuzh, the party talked to Thakinfar and Blukinfar, who were grateful for the assistance. They then set off the next day for Tilverton, to run an errand for a wizard there. En route, they were ambushed early in the night be a group of lightly armed and equpped men, who left no signs as to their identity. They were quickly dispatched, and the rest of the journey to Tilverton was uneventful.
While there, they learned some news of the Realms:
- Zhentil Keep has soundly defeated the navies of Melvaunt and Mulmaster, and are now uncontested on the Moonsea.
- Archendale seems to be raising an army, with no clear purpose. Sembia has increased the guards on its caravans into the Dalelands as a result,
- Lashan, former leader of Scardale, who attempted to conquer the Dalelands recently, has been spotted in Tilverton and Arabel.
- Ghorri, Patriarch of Gond has vanished from his temple in Tilverton.
They met Gordrenn, who hired them to take a chest of supplies to the wizard Tauster in Thurmaster, in the community of Haranshire, located in Mistledale. The party purchased horses and then set off towards Tilver’s Gap.
After crossing the summit, they encountered a Cormyrean patrol, searching for Ghorri. A few days later, heavy rain set in, and the company came to the village of Haggash in the evening, learning that strange folk have been about lately, keeping to themselves and keeping their identities hidden. Investigating the abbey the next day, Hogart snuck into the abbey through a skylight, encountering the priest in his room. The priest claimed that the church was closed and was undergoing renovations. Hogart unlocked the front door, which made quite a noise, and the digging in the basement stopped. Rushing down the stairs, the party discovered a group of beings in the basement, digging up a spherical relic. The beings were Kenku, half-bird half-men, and very little is known about them. They claimed the relic was important to their history, and its powers would help their people earn the respect they felt they deserved. The party let them be, and went back to the inn to retrieve their horses. After passing the abbey again on their way out of town, a loud bell was heard ringing, and seemed to be emanating from the sky.
Two days later, the party reached the outskirts of Mistledale, and were ambushed by bandits disguised as farmers, one of whom singled out Sheena, yelling “take that one alive!”. They were dispatched, but the leader would not give any useful information. The party then passed through Milbourne, backtracking when they learned that Tauster’s apprentice Jelenneth was recently captured from the inn there. They met Jelenneth’s fiancé and father at the Baron of Mutton, where she disappeared. Both claim that it was very out of character for her to do so, and her bag of spell components was left in her room, yet there was no sign of a struggle. The party made it known that Sheena was a wizard, and was spending the night in the same inn, but no one came for her.
The next day they set off for Thurmaster, arriving in the evening. They delivered the goods to Tauster, an aging wizard, and received their pay from the sour Squire Marlen. Tauster paid them a small amount if they would help search for Jelenneth, urging them to talk to Kuiper, as he knows the land best, and has the best tracking skills in the area.
End date: 3rd Kythorn, 1357, Year of the Prince (you have been adventuring together for 33 days now!)
Bandit-cultists: 11 + leader (11 * 10 xp + 20 xp = 130xp)
Bandit-farmers: 8 + leader (8 * 10 xp + 20 xp = 100xp)
Bonus for not getting into a fight with the Kenku: 50xp
Payment from Tauster: 550gp (550xp)
Total xp: 897xp
Per person: 180 * 5% = 189xp