(December 30th, 2007)
After gathering as much information from Morning as they could, the party set off to find the other Champions of Bahamut. Morning summoned an earth elemental to dig the party out of her lair, but along the way a deep rumbling interrupted their ascent as an Umber Hulk riding a Bullette burst forth and burrowed straight for the elemental. The party managed to overcome the Umber Hulk’s captivating gaze and chant to stop the gruesome twosome from destroying the still tunneling elemental.
Back on the surface, the party made way to the West towards Krogland and the old town of Lenheat (where a tomb was found with the body of a long-dead Scale). The town of Muta was encountered along the way under siege from renegade Orcs, with Malakai the elder and Ambassador Krusik in the towns square attempting to organize a defense / retreat. The party was split about how to handle the situation, but eventually a group of orcs descended upon the small town (chasing the not so quiet scouts Ceridan and Richard) and a hasty defense was made. Most of the town inhabitants managed to get out alive, amidst orcs slipping off greased rooftops and a raging Eye of Grummsh being paralyzed and coup-de-graced.
The survivors of Muta, the Orcish Envoy, and the party made way to Krogville where they rested and took care of things around the city. While there Knolan discovered someone claiming to be his son, Knolan Alvar Atlimus Jr (Knot), a half-elf from one of Knolan’s various sexual escapades. Knot performed quite well with a custom Dwarven axe converted into a Guitar by the “Son of Gibb”, and even managed to best his father in a ‘Rock Off’ in the tavern. Knolan was approached by an elder orc named Fendarr who will create a custom axe for him if he gathers the necessary components.