Bandits have been raiding caravans coming to and from the town of Kestone. Newly charged with the well being of the fledgling town the Broken Dawn thought it fit to attend to the matter personally. The task seemed simple enough, head out on the main road, find the bandits and kill them, a task not entirely unfamiliar to the broken dawn. However today’s adventure would take an unexpected turn for the worse.
Commandeering a pair of wagons the group readied themselves to be ambushed traveling alongside the the road. A bit of the way out they the Broken Dawned encountered four men accompanied by three hunting dogs. push came to shove blows were exchanged. However a volley of arrows caught the bandits off guard, their leader Ramano Harskel to his surprise found something of interest, Leon. Ramano immediately commanded his entire team to collect Leon’s head. He briefly managed to call in a trio of archers before being knocked unconscious by Celeste.
The battle went on for a bit, flaming pimp slaps were exchanged before a group of Paladins traveling to Kestone wondered into the situation. Gerard Bateson a follower of Bahamut, his associate M’darr Greenstrider a paladin of Pelor along with a pair of initiates dove into the fray quickly dispatching the bandits with divine magic and cold steel. Meanwhile Leon had crippled a bandit before darting in to the woods to deal with the archers up north, Celeste had the same idea. Turns out the archers were kind of bad ass and knocked Celeste unconscious however she bought the rest of our heroes enough time to finish up the bandits by the roadside and work their way north.
After a brief rest and an exchange of pleasantries between the party and their new paladin friends It became apparent that Gerard and Celeste already knew each other. Strangely enough it turns out M’darr had a preexisting relationship with the curiously absent Leon… who according to M’darr was an inhumanly evil abomination who needed to die. The Broken Dawn had elected to disagree with that sentiment, at a ideological impasse the two groups elected to return to Kestone with their prisoners and resolve the situation regarding archer in question.
Apparently Leon had disappeared within the confines of Kestone. While Varioth and Celeste dropped their prisoners off at the barracks they were lucky enough to spot Leon, hiding… somewhere. After a brief and futile conversation the duo tried to take Leon to the M’darr, with ease Leon evaded the two forcing them to chase him all around town. Running out of places to hide Leon tried the inn. Unfortunately for Leon M’darr was right there waiting for him.
Will Leon escape the clutches of his rage fueled pursuer. Who are the Harskel and what do they want with Leon. Why does one unfortunate man have so many enemies. Next time…