- James Riverhorn (Captain of City Watch)
New NPCs Encountered:
- Mary & Michael (parents of Martha)
- Paul & Clara (parents of William)
- Katherine (mother of Jane)
- Martha, William & Jane (children that have gone missing)
- Thrund (ogre who joins our party)
- Blue (a tracking dog)
Fast forward to the Fall Harvest Festival, where Flint has set up shop showing off his goods
(metalsmithing). Redhound has entered the log-throwing contest, Rex has entered a daggerthrowing
contest, and Kitiara is spending her time with the City Watch, but has mainly been assigned to keeping an eye on Redhound & Rex.
Redhound wins the logthrowing competition and is out celebrating his victory over a half-ogre
when Kitiara hears a woman calling for Martha, repeatedly. Kitiara recognizes the voice, tells
Rex & Redhound, then goes to find Mary, who is panicking, looking for her young daughter. It
seems that Mary & Michael had left Martha at the Punch & Judy show while they went to look at
the farm equipment, and have come back to find that Martha has gone missing. Kitiara starts
looking for Martha, and takes the time to alert James Riverhorn that Martha is missing. James
lets her know that William is also missing, and he was also attending the Punch & Judy show.
They continue looking for the missing children, and find Katherine, who is looking for her daughter Jane. Jane had gone to get a pie from the pie vendor, a short distance from where her
mother was when she disappeared.
At this point, Rex goes to get Redhound, because it is clear that they need help tracking the
children and it is starting to get late in the afternoon. He finds the Barbarian hanging out with
Flint & Mumbles, who agree to come along for the sake of the children.
Despite his celebrations, Redhound is able to find tracks that lead Southeast toward <missing>, along a well-travelled path. The party agrees to set out immediately.
James gives each party member a 1d4 healing drink, loans them his tracking dog, Blue, and they
head on their way.
After 3-4 hours, the party notices a large campfire with something walking around in front of it. Rex sneaks up to see what it is, and breaks a stick at the same time that the ogre farts. Rex is very thankful at this point that Redhound smells as he does, because he barely notices the smell. The ogre is sitting at the campfire roasting a cat, and it is clear that there are a lot of kittens in one of the side tents. Rex returns to the party to fill them in on what he has learned.
The party agrees to approach the ogre and ask what he knows. The ogre wants them to pay a toll, but after some discussion in which Redhound manages to confuse the ogre and Kitiara promises him some sheep, he agrees to instead show the party where the kids have been taken.
Once the party arrives at the caves that the ogre- whose name we’ve learned is Thrund- says the kids are being held in, Rex goes in ahead to scout things out, narrowly missing a spike pit. He manages to disable it so the rest of us can avoid it, then heads down the hallway. Suddenly, he comes running back out of the cave, screaming like a little girl, and tells the rest of the party that there are about 6 wolves on leashes attached to a pole in the middle of an opening in the cave. Thrund, being terrified of wolves, stays out of the caves with Blue (Kitiara has threatened him to within an inch of his life if he even thinks about eating Blue, but Thrund assures them that he only eats cats and sheep), but the rest of the party ventures in, with Rex following along reluctantly.
Mumbles throws a flaming sphere at the wolves, and Kitiara runs up and smacks one right on its head. This wasn’t the brightest move, as the wolf manages to hit Kitiara back. Redhound kills a wolf, while Rex shoots one with his short bow. Flint pulls out his daggers, trying to decide what to do, when he is suddenly ginormous. He runs up and kills a wolf. Kitiara hits the wolf in front of her, who then crawls away, down the left-hand corrider. The wolves try to bite Kitiara and Redhound, but they are too quick for the wolves and manage to dodge the snapping jaws. Redhound takes a huge swing, killing one wolf and smacking into another.
Suddenly, 3 goblins appear from right-hand corridor in the back. Rex tries shooting at them, but misses. One of the goblins cuts the leashes that held the wolves in places up until now, while the other two fire at Kitiara and Flint, but both miss. One of the goblins is killed when the flaming sphere hits him, and the other is killed by a magic missile. Flint and Kitiara each kill a wolf, then Redhound kills the remaining goblin.
The party heads up the direction the goblins came from, and Rex scouts on ahead. He hears at least 3 goblins playing some kind of card game, with one accusing another of cheating.
Going up the other corridor, Rex finds that there’s an oil slick trap, plus a log trap.
After deciding that Kitiara is the most intimidating person in the party, they decide to rest
for a bit….