Rise of the Runelords

Trouble at the Glassworks and Below

The next morning Corgan woke up and intended to go find Amiko to see if Zoso had talked to her about the necklace, but she wasn’t in the Inn.

The party was invited by Sheriff Hemlock to meet with Mayor Deverin and Shalelu Andosana, an elven ranger that keeps track of the local goblin tribes.

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After the meeting the party returned to the inn and was approached by a maid, that said she hasn’t seen Amiko since last night and found this note in Amiko’s room.

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The note was from Amiko’s brother, Tsuto Kaijitsu, asking her to meet him at the Glassworks last night at midnight claiming that their father was involved in Sandpoint’s goblin problems. The party went to the Glassworks to investigate. The door was locked, so we forced ourselves inside. Once inside Glassworks, we heard goblin sounds and found out there was goblins in the Glassworks.

Goblins were fought on the workshop floor and for once Dahk’gim managed to stay conscious and was able to burn some Goblins with his Burning Hands spell.

Once several goblins were killed, the rest fled down below the Glassworks. After the goblin retreat, the party found Lonjiku Kaijitsu dead on the floor from apparent goblin inflicted wounds.

The party proceeded to continue down below the Glassworks, following the path of the fleeing goblins, and ran into Tsuto Kaijitsu who turned out to be the leader of the goblins.

Tsuto and his goblins were fought and killed, but we also found Amiko who was prisoner and badly beaten and unconscious. Corgan healed her and sent her back to The Rusty Dragon, which Amiko said that the party could have a lifetime stay at the Inn as a reward.

Looting Tsuto the party found various items, including gold, a masterwork shortbow, a ring of protection +1, and a notebook.

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The notebook had details about the raid and stealing Tobyn’s casket while everyone was distracted, talking about how there will be a “real” raid in the future. The notebook also mentioned multiple forces working together, the goblin Ripnugget, a quasit from below the Glassworks, bugbear Bruthazmus, and “the rest”. Tsuto mentions his girlfriend as the actual leader, saying she is trying to release Malfeshnekor and also remove her “celestial taint”. He mentions that his girlfriend’s burning of her father’s remains at the Thistletop Shrine has started a transformation of her into a hideous demon. She plans to offer the whole of Sandpoint as ritual sacrifice to Lamashtu’s fires.

Party party then proceeds to follow a tunnel underneath the Glassworks that leads to a dungeon below Sandpoint. The dungeon is a shrine dedicated to Lamashtu and is assumed to the the one mentioned in the notebook. The party was attacked by a sinspawn upon entering the dungeon. It was defeated and a marble statue of a women was found that held an ivory ranseur, which was removed by Dahk’gim.

Further rooms were searched and looted, while more sinspawns were encountered. Eventually the group found and were attacked by a mutated goblin. The goblin was defeated and looted, with his +1 longsword being given to Doderak.

A shrine to Lamashtu was then found containing a fountain of evil foul looking, but magical, water. Zoso was interested and with Dahk’gim’s encouragement, drank some water. Zoso immediately suffered the curse of Lamashtu and was dealt dexterity damage and sprouted nubs of horns from her head. Interested, Dahk’gim took a couple vials for later use.

Eventually the party comes into a large chamber that contains the female quasit mentioned in Tsuto’s notebook. She slices her arm and drips blood into a well at the center of the chamber, which causes another sinspawn to be created from it. She seems alarmed that the glow from the well grew very faint after the sinspawn was created.

The battle with the quasit last multiple rounds, with the party realizing that she doesn’t damage easily and appears to be healing, but Dahk’gim suddenly ends the fight with a critical Arcane Strike to get over her damage resistance and kill her.

The quasit is looted and had a +1 cold iron returning dagger, a tiny tiara, and a tiny black silk gown.

Next the party attempted to figure out the purpose of the well in the center of the chamber. Seeing as how it reacted to the quasit’s blood, the quasit’s head was chopped off and her body was tossed in the well, which created another sinspawn that the party defeated. The well’s glow was faint, but still present, so the rest of the quasit’s body was tossed in and another spinspawn was fought. The glow was no longer present, but just to be certain Corgan slices his arm and used his own blood to verify the well’s magic was spent.

The events of the night were then reported to the town Sheriff, Mayor, and Shalelu. Shalelu was surprised at the coordinated efforts of multiple goblin tribes, but agreed with the party that it was time to head to Thistletop and find the leader.

The party was rewarded and our level was increased to 3.

The majority of the loot from the previous adventure was sold and the resulting gold was distributed amongst the party.

Dahk’gim bought some armor, Zoso commissioned the making of two masterwork wakizashis, Corgan purchased a wand of Cure Light Wounds with 50 charges, and Leah bought a composite longbow.

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Skeletons, Boars, Elderly, and Goblins, Oh My!

The morning after the goblin attack on Sandpoint, Sheriff Hemlock asks the party to investigate the local tomb of the previous cathedral’s priest, Ezakien Tobyn, that was seen being disturbed during the goblin attack.

The party went to investigate the tomb and found goblin footprints outside, but when we entered we were attacked by two skeletons. After the skeletons were killed, the tomb was searched and a robe with missing patches was found inside the tomb. The group’s sorcerer, Dahk’gim, determined it was a Robe of Bones and its last patches were used to create the skeletons as an ambush. Inside of the tomb were more goblin prints, but also a recent set of humanoid prints, and it was found that the skeletal remains of the dead priest were removed from the tomb.

Sheriff Hemlock was informed of the missing remains and while the less altruistic members of the party were concerned with demanding payment for their investigating services, others were more concerned with why the remains would have been taken. Sheriff Hemlock has no idea for the reason, but informs the party that the late priest was killed in the fire that destroyed the old cathedral.

The next day the party is approached by Aldern Foxglove with the offer to attend a boar hunt in Tickwood forest. The party agrees and Foxglove bought everyone horses and saddles for the trip to the forest. During the journey and the hunt, Aldern continues to be flirtatious with Zoso, but is interrupted when Dahk’gim detected movement nearby.

The party dismounts and investigates the nearby area. A stream was crossed, with the sorcerer and cleric leading the way. A boar charged out of nearby brush and surprised Dahk’gim. Dahk’gim was seriously gored by the boar and went unconscious, but he went down swinging and missing. The battle continued without Dahk’gim, with Zoso delivering the killing blow to the boar. Aldern was impressed with Zoso’s skill, but he was useless during the battle, and suggested we return to The Rusty Dragon for a boar feast!

During the feast, Amiko’s father (Lonjiku Kaijitsu) stormed in and demanded to see his daughter. Dahk’gim asked Lonjiku what was the problem and Lonjiku accused the adventures of bringing trouble to the town and wanted to take Amiko back to Magnimar and safety. Dale threatened Lonjiku, which calmed him down, but then Amiko came out of the kitchen asked her father what he wanted. After demanding that Amiko come to Magnimar with him or else, she bashed him on the head with a soup ladle. He claimed she was as dead as her mother to him and stormed out, then Amiko stormed back into the kitchen.

Zoso and Dahk’gim, followed quickly be Dodorek, went after Lonjiku for retribution and Corgan and Leah stayed inside the tavern. When the mob caught up with Lonjiku and Dahk’gim pushed him down. Zoso looked through his coin purse and found a vial of white powder and some gold. Zoso took the gold and Dahk’gim took the vial. Not satisfied with the gold, Zoso also attempted to take the gold necklace from the father’s neck. He resisted, so she forcibly removed it from his neck. The necklace broke and the father was visibly injured in some way. Zoso pocketed the necklace, then Dahk’gim kick the father in the gut and told him to go home. The entire time, Dodorek just watched the brutality while eating a hunk of roasted boar from the feast.

While still inside the inn, Corgan and Leah were approached by the local Bennet family. They had concerned about their son Timmy and his complaints every night, since the attack, that a goblin was in his closet. Apparently, their dog Pickles also went nuts at night, which was suspicious since goblins hate dogs and vice versa. Austin promised that he and Leah would come and verify that no monsters were in the house tomorrow night.

The next day, Dahk’gim went to the local apothecary to get the white powder analyzed. When asked were the power came from, he said it fell off a wagon and the alchemist said it would take one gold to analyze the powder. Dahk’gim intimidated the alchemist to only take four silver for the analysis and the alchemist said to come back in two days for the result.

That night, the party went to the Bennet’s house to check for the goblin in the closet. When arriving at the house, the house was silent and nobody answered the door when Leah knocked. Leah tried the door and it was open, so everyone went inside. During the search of the home, a body was found in Timmy’s closet. When Dahk’gim and Corgan turned pulled the body out and turned it over, they saw it was Mr. Bennet with a dagger shoved in his chest. Then a goblin jumped out of the closet and attack Corgan!

Battle ensured, but the goblin was quickly killed, but not before Dahk’gim was knocked unconscious…again. Corgan revived Dahk’gim, who then looted the goblin of his studded armor, while Zoso looted Mr. and Mrs. Bennet’s best silk clothes from their bedroom. Corgan checked the rest of the house to figure out what happened to the rest of the family, even checking the shack out back, and couldn’t find anyone.

Upon the party meeting back up at the front of the house, Mrs. Bennet and her two kids appeared and were glad to hear that we took care of the goblin. However, Mrs. Bennet was distraught upon hearing that her husband was dead and didn’t know what to do for the night before heading to Magnimar to stay with her sister tomorrow. She said she couldn’t stay in her house, so Corgan payed for her lodging at the Rusty Dragon for the night.

The next day, Zoso went to get the broken necklace fixed by a local jeweler. She bluffed through the origin of the necklace, but even though he said he typically worked in lesser metals than gold Zoso agreed to let him try to fix the necklace for five silver. He did a horrible job and the necklace was functional, but not back to its original status since the metal attaching the sides together wasn’t even gold. Zoso attempted to intimidate the owner, but failed and then left with a hacked together necklace.

Zoso brought the necklace to Corgan to see if it was magical, he detected magic on it and discovered it was slightly magic, possibly weaker since it was still broken. Corgan potentially had the ability to mend the object, but asked Zoso where she found the object. She said it fell off of a wagon that rushed away before she could catch up to it, however Corgan could tell she was lying. He called her out on the lie and she then said she found it in the woods. Again, Corgan could tell she was lying and wouldn’t put up with any other excuses. She confessed and said she took it from Amiko’s father after he was a jerk in the inn the night of the feast. Corgan said give it to Amiko, tell her the truth, and then let Amiko decide what to do with the necklace.

Dahk’gim sold the studded armor and then went back to the alchemist and was told that the white powder was a sleeping agent, which must have belonged to a noble because it was worth 75g/gram. Lethal dose as five grams. The alchemist said he would give Dahk’gim 75g for the rest of the powder and Dahk’gim took the offer.

Zoso went to find Amiko to tell her about the necklace, but when she attempted to go back into the Rusty Dragon kitchen she was met by three kitchen workers with cleavers telling her she didn’t belong into the kitchen and to get out of here.

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Character Creation and Swallowtail Festival
Session 1

Session started off with everyone creating their characters.

Gary – GM
Mary – Zoso the Ninja
Dale – Dahk’gim the Half-Orc Sorcerer
Ellen – Dodorek the Half-Orc Skald
Austin – Corgan Deverin the Human Cleric
Leah – Leah Deverin the Human Paladin

Game started at the Shallowtail Festival in Sandpoint. This year’s festival was special, because it was celebrating the opening of the brand new cathedral. The previous cathedral burnt down a few years ago.

Starting speeches by Kendra Deverin (mayor), Belor Hemlock (sherrif), and Cyrdak Drokkus (theater owner). This was followed by the party exploring the festival and playing some games. Leah played an archery game, Mary played Drench the Wench, Dahk’gim chased a greased pig while also being greased up and naked, Dodorek played a game of chance, and Corgan arm wrestled.

Ceremonial opening of the new cathedral was started by Father Zantus, but was interrupted by a goblin attack. The party managed to kill all the goblins and save a cowardly noble, Alderaan Foxglove, who was hiding behind a barrel, who then started showing signs of interest in Zoso.

The group found around 200 gold pieces near the barrel and assumed they must have belonged to Alderaan, since goblins wouldn’t have that amount of money on them. After much deliberation, it was decided to give it back to Alderaan. He was still shaken up and claimed that he didn’t think he lost anything during the battle, so the party kept and split up the gold.

Ameiko Kaijitsu, owner of The Rusty Dragon, offers the party room and board for their heroics during the goblin attack. A sense motive check from someone reveals that she probably has a problem is also wants the party to help with.

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