Corrin, Artemis Kronos, Jenaya, Auron, and Thoron are all strangers that met together in the Griffon’s Nest Inn after reading a help-wanted sign for adventurers to travel beyond the safety of New Haven’s walls.
An old adventurer gave them the task of exploring the wilderness to try and discover the sources of the strange happenings occurring as of late. One of these happenings is the continued disappearance of caravans from Hommlet in the swamp, not to mention the strange lights in the swamp. Another is to discover the identity, or reason, that hooded figures have been continually spotted in and around the town.
The adventurers, over a round of ale, decide that they will trek west through the swamp the following morning, and the old man promised a decent daily wage along with supplies for the journey. A strange hooded man was present for the meeting, but he did not stay long after it concluded.
Bright and early the next morning, the adventurers, not including the hooded man, received their supplies and began to head west into the Misty Marshes. They realized, soon after the start of the journey, that traveling through the marshes is a much more difficult task than they expected. Auron was feeling the stress on his body through the day and it took a toll on his body.
When night time was nearing, the adventurers, aided by Thoron, found a dry spot of raised land to sleep on. They made a fire and camp, and they set the watch for every few hours rotation. During the second watch with Jenaya on duty however, strange lights were seen in the distance. Seeing these lights, Jenaya immediately woke the party.
Auron and Corrin became captivated by the lights and began to walk towards them. The rest of the party did their best to stop the movement, but to no avail. This is when the Light Orbs showed themselves and attacked. Auron and Corrin were captivated throughout most of the fight, but thanks to the precision shooting of Jenaya, one of the orbs was felled, and the other faded away into the night. Artemis Kronos tried to help during this batter, but he discovered that he was terrible at throwing objects.
After a fitful nights rest, the party continued to travel west. The party kept sinking deeper and deeper into the marshes, and travel, not to mention visibility, became more and more difficult. Corrin was the only party member who seemed to be struggling to keep up. A corpse of a mutilated crocodile was found after some travel, and it had four widely spaced vertical cuts in it. This did little to help the party’s nerves, but they continued along.
A few minutes later, Jenaya and Auron spotted a huge shadowy figure in the distance. The party decided that it would be best to avoid whatever this thing was, and aided by Thoron’s ghost sound, they were able to distract the creature and make an escape.
Later during the day it seemed that they were being followed. Jenaya had the senses to pick this up, or else the party would never have known. A couple of attempts were made to shake off their pursuers or figure out who was following them, but none of these attempts were successful.
As dusk was falling the party came upon small skull columns coming out of the swamp water. After much debate, it was decided that the party would make camp on the other side of the skull markings, but Artemis Kronos instead climbed a near tree to sleep in during the night.
While the party was deciding on whether or not they should make a campfire, they were ambushed through the fog by darts. One of the darts struck home, but then the attackers were spotted with the help of a sun rod. The attackers were Lizardfolk and they were using blowguns from the water. Auron was able to dispatch two of them quickly, and Jenaya felled the third. After this ambush the party created a fire and set a watch for the rest of the night.
Traveling on the third morning wasn’t any easier than the previous days, but the party seemed to endure it well. It was only a couple of minutes in when they discovered the corpse of a Lizardman that was horribly mutilated. Just a little further along, they heard the sound of a huge creature apparently eating something. Auron and Jenaya crept forward to figure out what it was. Upon getting closer it was discovered that a Troll was eating what looked like a leg.
Auron and Jenaya took the monster by surprise. Auron began choking it, and Jenaya took some shots at it from a distance. Now suddenly aware of being choked from behind, the Troll lashes out at Auron and hits him so badly that he becomes bloodied and extremely wounded. The party continues to attack the large foe to bring him down. It is knocked to the ground, but after Corrin tried to deal a lethal blow, the monster struck out at him and knocked him unconscious. Thoron was able to stabilize him, but he did not know what else to do.
After more attacks, the Troll stopped moving, but it seemed that it was continue to regenerate unless something was tried. The party then decided to light it on fire with torches. After the creature was burned to the bone, it seemed that the party had finally killed the Troll.