(Friday, November 16th)
The party is invited to attend Krog’s bachelor party. It’s not long before a typical orcish bar-brawl erupts… but then, it turns into something more sinister. An Eye of Gruumsh interrupts the proceedings by bursting through a window and attempting to assassinate Krog. The party holds off the Eye and the other turn-coat bar patrons. Malevictus, one of Krog’s advisors, brings Krog and the party their weapons, and they manage to stop the assassination attempt.
Speaking with Krog afterwards, they find that certain factions within the Orcish Empire are not entirely pleased with Krog’s leadership, especially as far as religion goes. (In fact, Krog seems to change the official religion every week.) The party says they want to discuss peace with Fitzleon, and so Krog sends along Malevictus to assist with the talks. The party has a few weeks while Krog is busy with the wedding and honeymoon.
The party departs (minus Dulin). They make a brief pit stop in Muta before heading on to Morning On Crescent. There, they find Howe fleeing from an angry Troll Mama and an ogre companion. They defeat them and rescue Howe. Howe explains that the town has had several visitors, and they appeared interested in a Well and an Altar. The party investigates the well, but since they have a mission, abandon the investigation.
They arrive in Fitzleon, and head straight for a meeting with Farizir. After hearing what they have to say, Farizir reveals that he has to take care of them, and that the Green Talon is actually the Captain of the Royal Guard of Fitzleon. Farizir unleashes his son, a green dragon, on the party, explaining that he’ll only eat those creatures that he’s personally killed.
The battle is hard fought, and several party members are almost killed, but thanks to some creative tactics and use of tables as a shield, the dragon is defeated.
The royal guard gets ready to storm in, but the party manage to find a secret tunnel.
You grab as much of the fine art and other things lying around the dining hall as you can before dashing into the secret chamber. The passageway shuts just in time as the guards burst down the front door.
You run through the secret passageways, which lead ever on into the dark. You’re exhausted and wounded from the dragon’s assault. And you realize… there’s something else down here.
You keep on the move, but you become more and more fatigued the more you press on, especially carrying the trophies of your last battle.
Then a voice whispers, “Psst! Over here!” With no real choice, you head into the side chamber. You are glad to be greeted by some friendly faces- a group of thieves is finding their way through the passages. They are led by a familiar looking face to one of you:
Wesley “Weasel” Chelton, brother to Richard. He offers you all to rest while they stand watch. He says he’s a high up in the local thieves guild now, and they’re embarking on a grand heist: to steal from the Royal Treasury Auxiliary. And he has a proposition for you…