In the morning, Thaele went to see Thair to unload a bunch of scrap,and got a decent price for it.
Lord Padraig of Winterhaven said if we take care of the Slavers, 1k g reward! But we have to bring proof that they are dead.
“Seek out the Dorugar in Thunderspire, they should have info on the Bloodreavers(slavers)”
He also reluctantly agreed to gift us with a wagon and two horses to pull it. Big enough to carry us all fairly easily,but nothing fancy, not even a tarp over it.
Bairwin the Shopkeeper stopped us on our way out, he wants us to visit the 7 pillared hall under Thunderspire. Trade center between the underdark and the overworld. Contact named “Gendar” the Drow , give them a parcel. A small cask the size of a long dagger. Give him the parcel and he will give us a parcel, and bring that back to shopkeep. For 420 gold pieces when we return. Adal and Kraden didnt trust him completely,but still felt like itd be some easy money so we agreed.
On the way to Falcrest,along the road we met Ciaran being hunted by a land shark from the elemental chaos! It had him trapped on top of a rock. Adal tried to figure out what the creature was,but could only tell that it was unnatural. We took up positions to protect the horses, Adal stamped and shouted to get the land sharks attention. We fought,but once it was wounded it swam away.
Took about 3 days to arrive in Falcrest, we got there near evening.
First we went to Temple of Pelor to speak to Sister Marla. The temple was quiet, so Adal shouted over and over until someone finally answered. She brought us to her office, and said she may have another job for us!
She unlocks a small chest and starts counting money, weighing bags and the like.
250 gold given to Adal and Kraden.
“Since you’ve proven yourselves rather capable, there is another problem”
From the Baron of Harkenwould. Attacked by a group of slavers called the Blood Reavers, they took 12 people from a settlement. Sent word to Winterhaven but no word back. Wants us to look into rescuing them. They had a scout follow them, after the people were taken. Followed them to…
Thunderspire Peak! (surprise surprise) You can see it from Falcrest. Mountain in the middle of no where.
Blood Reavers are mostly Hobgoblins but some Humans. Baron is offering 1kgold for peoples return. There are 12 people at least that we need to rescue.
Scout reported more than a dozen slavers, at minimum, maybe around 20.
Capital is in Harkenwould where we get our reward.
Went to Silver Dragon Inn. 2gold a night but includes dinner and breakfast. Good quality food and wine.
Takes about 30 minutes to warm up the food.
Some candles and a candelabra but pretty dim, not many people there.
Talked about name and becoming official company, divvied up remaining gold from the Keeps haul.
Inn offered bed warmers and the like.
MORNING wake up, bread and eggs and cheese (which we refuse)
Traded Hand Crossbow for +2 Dagger to Beril.
Crossbow is worth 520g- Got 600g for it! 150 Each!
Power Jewel worth 1k gold 250 each
Shockspear worth 680
We went to the Academy, rang the bell, had a bit of a conversation with the door keeper.
BARELY got into the Wizards Academy.
Guy let us in since we knew Ciaran.
Says we should talk to Cedric for shopping.
Through massive towers and up many floors, more floors than it looked like it could hold from the outside.
Stop at the 8th floor, goes down a hallway.
Helper guy Erasith goatee blue eyes blue robes leaves us here and goes to check on Cedric
Ciarans room is about 15×20. Lots of space but fitting for a military man. Very organized.
Look out the window and see an ocean with an island in the backround, ground level, seagul goes by. See a whale pop out of the water and then dive back in, 100 yards away.
Meeting Cedric. Lots of walking.
Open a door, see a railed platform. Erasith steps onto the platform/balcony.
Once on, you are on the outside of a very large and tall building, 8 floors up, 30 or 40 more floors upwards, smooth sides, no windows, a few doors with other platforms.
“Everyone on!” And we step on.
Rails all the way around the platform now and it moves off the side of the tower, slowly. Ascends.
Mountains to the left, oceans below, the platform goes up around the building at a diagonal and havnt even gotten halfway around the tower. Up 20 stories or so and it stops at another door.
Step through the door into a very large warehouse. Lots of shelves, many items. A counter, a few tables in front of the counter. A rather large ogre standing behind the counter. Very old, balding, full beard that is graying to white. Looking through a book with a pen in his hand. Wearing spectacles.
Cedric asks for a silver tooth, his is missing for 3 days.
Cedric asked for a specific cloak. Gets on a floating stepstool, floats to a shelf and grabs a box,a nd then steps INTO the box where he vanished, and we hear rummaging and things falling and cursing as things fall.
After a bit he stomps back up with a cloak.
Adal bought the cloak for 1k gold
Thaele asked for ritual foci. NOPE.
Ritual books: enchant item and endure elements in stock. No self holding bag.
180gold for ench item, 90g for endure elements.
Got on his stool and floated off to get them. 270g altogether!
Leaving town for Thunderspire, stopped to see Parle on the way. Thaele gave him the map, and Parle immediately became obsessed with it, and almost forgot anyone else was even there. Thaele tried to introduce Beril,but Parle barely noticed. 300g from Parle to Thaele.
To Thunderspire Peak!
First down a well travelled road, but then to the left a more cobbly less traveeled road to the mountain. Foothills rising up, mountain looming ahead of us.
We eventually end up…at the Minotaur Gate! They used to have a city here.
Brick vaulted passage, demon statues about 10 feet tall along left and right. Each statue carries a copper lantern that gives off a green light
We heard a halfling trying to talk his way out of being captured for a slave. Offered to buy himself for 20 gold.
Zorjub turned invisible and scouted out, warned us of what was ahead, but instead of setting up an ambush, Beril walked straight in and tried to stab the first guy he saw, and failed miserably. He ended up surrounded. Fight ensued. Beril eventually made his way up to the other end of the room, on negative health, and then drank a potion, shouted that it was poison instead of potion,and fell over.
Beril bluffs to pretend to be dead. AGAIN.
Saved a halfling Rendil Halfmoon. from slavers. Hes offering us free drinks at an Inn. He is inns owner. Halfmoon Inn
Slavers were hanging around his house, so he tailed them. These were ‘definitely bloodreavers’.
Told us that Gendar has a shop in the pillared hall. Connection to the Underdark so interesting items, will show us to the shop.
found 38 gold 43 silver
Wizard had a 50gold piece Gem on him.
In the 7 Pillared Hall there are a handful of different races. Goblins, humans, dwarves, etc.
Buildings have signs on them proclaiming their name.
On our way to see Gendar to exchange parcels.
Trade done with Gendar, he is telling us about an item he lost and wants us to retrieve. A non magical Skull scepter that is a valuable collectors item. Was stolen by Durugar.
Left Gendars and a largeish group led by an ogre met us.
Says Orontar, a mage, wants to meet us and leads us to a custom house
A human in black robes with an amulet around his neck comes out. Asks us what we are doing here. He doesnt like slavers, but also doesnt like groups of adventurers. Says slavers cause paperwork which is irritating.
Wants us to find and kill Paldimar, a fellow mage.
900g and an 8th level magic item if we complete it.
He also wants us to kill. Red-Eye Gang: 500g reward for bringing their heads. Might get ambushed by them as we roam around.
Back to the Inn.
Rendril introduces us to his Aunt. She’s very thankful for saving her nephew.
“Leave pillared hall through the dragon door, follow the route from prospectors and miners as they leave runes. Path leads to a maze of chambers and halls, eventually turns left into the Chamber of Eyes. Doorway carved with a lintel and 5 staring eyes”
Gnoll Sightings: Well of Demons maybe?
At the Door of Eyes. Hear high raspy voices be yond the door
Fletcher found a back entrance up a 15 foot ledge.
23gold 60 silver! Bugbear tooth!
One goblin has a key.
Bugbear has magic belt!
Belt of Sacrifice went to Ciaran
Explored a bit of the area, opened two doors that led to the same room.
Found two Duegar! Grey skinned dwarves! Get its tooth!
Giant wolf showed up! GET ITS TOOTH and HIDE!
Combat still going!
Dwarf guy shouted “INTRUDERS!” and drew the attention of most of the area it seems, and we are being surrounded. Fight still going on.
End session midfight!