Lamashan 20 – 27
Garian & Hylaex absent
Kruznic and Aleesha go on a hunt to look for food. While walking, they noticed a grove a trees. Aleesha walks towards it, with a confused expression on her face. She tells Kruznic that she could of swore she saw a glowing ruby in there. Walking into the trees, they see a giant scarecrow looking down on them from a nearby mound. As Kruznic gets closer, a tree branch with hardened spikes swings out and hits him, knocking him off his horse.
Aleesha hops off her horse and binds his wounds. They hear a strange noise coming from the woods. Kruznic then notices several more scarecrows standing on a nearby hill. Kruznic decides to head back and tell the party. Aleesha agrees and says they need a better tracker to continue. They then get into a conversation about Lindetheil and her racism. Aleesha questions whether or not Kruznic should trust her since she hates his kind. Kruznic replies that he trusts her anyway reguardless of her beliefs.
Sven goes to check on the progress of the building they told the captives to build. He begins to help them out by intimidating them to work harder like the ‘slaves’ they are. One of the bandits works so hard he gets hurt and Jarrod thinks that it would be dumb to heal the bandit and recommends that we put the guy on bed rest for a few days. Sven dismisses Jarrod as useless and calls over Caleesee whom heals the bandit anyway and tells him to get back to work.
Lindetheil decides to help also, but instead thinks that it would be a good idea if the bandits tied the wood together with a vine. During construction a vine somehow got caught on fire from a captive’s torch, so of course so did the building. Sven tells Kruznic when he returns that the captives did it. Kruznic tells them all to get some sleep and start again tomorrow. He then goes out and the woods to hunt again, to prove to Aleesha to he can find something. He comes back with a squirrel and makes her some squirrel stew.
The next day, the party returns to the where Aleesha and Kruznic had sited the giant scarecrows. They notice one with set of tracks with one small track and one big one. Sven notices it as the track of the mud giants. He remembers that mud giants smell horrible, some what itellegent, they love to set traps and they are loners. They also like to make horrible noises to scare people. Lindetheil begins to look around for traps and finds 3 pit traps with spikes all the way down.
The party follows the giant tracks into a hilly area and they find more scarecrows up ahead. Suddenly, the party sees one of the scarecrows move. Sven throws an ax into the scarecrow taking off it’s head to reveal it is nothing but a dummy. Kruznic charges another scarecrow with his lance and destroys that scarecrow to reveal it is also a dummy.
Suddenly a rock rains down on Sven bouncing off of him. The party looks up to see the nasty mud giant up on the hill with a string tired to his finger so too tug and make the scarecrows move. Kruznic and Lindetheil fire arrows at the foe on the hill. Sven will have none of this, grabs the string and with a mighty tug pulls the giant down off the hill! With the giant on the ground now Kruznic charges and jabs his lance in its heart. Sven runs up and slices its head off with his war axe claiming the head as a trophy. The party returns to Oleg’s.
When they return, the party notices a strange looking human sitting next to a goblin servant at the campfire. Caleesee walks up and introduces herself. She then notices his freakish looking face, snake eyes and bronze hair. He has a large backpack on his back that has tons of smoking viels. He introduces himself as Moody and as an alcemist that can make them things to purchase. He also offers to sell us anything else that we need and for a discount. Kruznic buys a cure light wounds. Moody also tells us anything he doesn’t have he can get for us. The party makes him a list and has Hylaex draw up a contract for monthly supplies to be delievered at Oleg’s post.
-building supplies (lots)
-labors whom want to work
The next day, the party goes out to explore east of Oleg’s and comes across a log cabin. Sven and Lindetheil sneak up and peak into the cabin. Inside the cabin lives an old man named Bocan that the party soon believe to be crazy. He told us of how he wanted desperately to kill his brother because his brother chopped his finger off. The party tries to have a sane talk with Bocan but that seems impossiable. Confused by visitors, Bocan hands Sven an anti-toxin potion and the barbarian pockets it. The party moves on.
While walking through the woods, Kruznic notices a trail of clothes that look like they belong to a nobleman. He notices very quickly that they are his. He follows the clothes trail and finds that some are all the way up a tree. He climbs the tree in attempt to retrieve his clothes. While in the tree, Kruznic sees a fairy dragon appear and use his breath weapon. Kruznic begins to giggle uncontrollably. The fairy dragon then takes his underwear from a higher branch and dissapears. When Kruznic comes down from the tree, he notices his underwear are now on top of his horse’s head and his horse is now walking in circles. For the remainder of the day, Kruznic’s horse remains high and wonders off the trail without being told to. Caleesee and Sven try to bribe the dragon to come out, but nothing happens.
The party then hears the sound of a grizzly bear. Then, the party sees a brown bunny coming towards them making grizzly bear notices. Lindetheil then notices her saddle has came unbutton. Lindetheil then notices several sets of horse tracks and begins to follow them. After awhile they dissapear completely. Lindetheil and Caleesee cast detect magic and learn that it happened because of some magic they both do not understand.
Up the road ahead, they hear the sounds of a woman screaming for help and wolves howling. We see a cave and on the outside of the cave are snarling wolves. From the inside of the cave we is heard more screaming. As Kruznic approaches the cave onhis mount, the wolves run. He tells the person in the cave to come out and that it is safe now. When they come out he sees that the woman was no woman, but a huge dire wolf. The wolves that had ran away return and the party can see clearly that this was a trap.
Kruznic charges one of the dire wolves and jabs his lance through its chest. One of the wolves attempted to bite Kruznic and misses. The other one standing next to it, bit Kruznic’s horse and it pulled it quickly to the ground. Lindetheil attempts to shoot and misses. One of the other wolves bit Caleesee and Lindetheil’s bager. Sven runs up in berzerk fury and engages the dire wolves with his war ax. Sven gets bitten by one of the dire wolves in return. Lindetheil’s bager tears one of the wolf’s face off. Sven got bitten once again. Sven grapped the wolf and headbutted him in the face, bashing the wolf’s face in. Kruznic jumps fearlessly past one wolf that was attacking and run towards the wolf that was attacking his horse and slices it in half. The remaining wolf tries to flee and Kruznic shoots it.
Caleesee knows from her knowledge that these wolves were worgs. Worg are very large, intellegent and a daemonic version of the wolf. She knows Sven is in no danger of becoming a werewolf, but decides to see what Kruznic is gonna do. Kruznic quickly rushes the party to Oleg’s to save Sven from a horrible fate. Sven has no worries, the wound was healed and he has no idea what the big fuss is about? When they arrive at Oleg’s Kruznic rushes to Jared to see if he can cure werewolf bites. Jared explains that he can’t help. Kruznic begins to ask if there is someone in the next town that can help and asks how long would it take to get there. Seeing that Kruznic is frantic, Caleesee tells him the truth and has a good laugh.