Alright folks, I’ll start by posting a synopsis of our last session here.
Having liberated Geoff Graef’s bones from the demon living in the Graef crypt below Graefmotte Keep, the Wayfarers headed back up the long staircase to the surface. When you arrived there, Lord Graef and a group of soldiers awaited them. Swift words were exchanged, culminating with the ghost of Geoff possessing his bones and confronting his father.
The ghost laid its hands on Graef’s head, and the two relived the monents leading up to the death of the son. With such irrefutable evidence at hand, Graef was forced to admit his sin, and in so doing, unravel the curse that hung over the souls in Graefmotte.
The dense fog that roiled in the woods outside the town suddenly rolled into the building, obscuring all around you. A feeling of peace and Tranquility overcame the heroes, and soon Geoff Graef appeared before you. He thanked you for your help, and for freeing the souls of the citizens of Graefmotte. In return for their service, Geoff had been granted the abiltiy to whisk the four of you back home.
You appeared roughly a mile outside of Overlook, back in the real world. After a short hike back to town, you were greeted by cheering citizenry; apparently, the sudden disappearance of the heroes of Overlook had caused some concern among the populace. Included among the citizens was Captain Aerun and Elder Cadrick.
Soon, you discovered that a messenger had been seeking you out for a few days now. Some digging the next morning revealed that the messengers – there had been two, a boy and a young woman – had been captured by the Lost Ones, an organized group of criminals that ran the underworld of Overlook. More investigation reealed that he messengers were in fact Thurann and Jalissa.
Finally, a shakedown of some seedy types led you to the abandoned temple of Pelor (god of the sun and light) in the impoverished Nine Bells quarter of Overlook.
Before entering the Nine Bells, an elf bounty hunter named Gilgathorn – “Thorn to my friends” – warned the party that the messengers were merely bait, and that a 1000 gp bounty had been placed on their heads.
Armed with this knowledge, the Wayfarers formulated a plan of attack and entered the temple. In the center of the temple, beaten and tied to a chair, was Thurann; Jalissa was nowhere to be seen. Then the trap was spurng.
The Lost Ones had indeed brought the full force of their ranks to bear, and a hard fought battle left Odachi nearly dead, but the Lost Ones routed and broken.
Thurann was beaten but not in mortal danger. Jalissa was found in an adjoining room, beaten and worse. The Wayfarers retreated back to the House of Sleep, where they were staying as guests of the Council, to regroup and tend to the wounded messengers.
We will pick up Wednesday, May 19th with the revelation of Jalissa’s message.