NOTE: Rule Change: Role 20, then 20 OR 1, then 1 ===> follow special table. Captain Quohann says 1) NPC Group and Onragast were fighting kobalds and have not been heard from since 4/16. PC’s tell Quohann that the NPC’s and Onragast died; 2) Dragon is to the west and destroyed 3 towns (including Rhondora) in his path; 3) the Scarlet Guard take their share of the Phat Lewt from the orc encounter; 4) He plans to send someone to Station 2 and someone to Lambasa to send more help to Station 1.
Romak tells the party that he had an encounter with evil elves. He now believes that elves and [[Mar-Dir]] powers are involved and/or behind the problems in the Eastern Foothills. He helped capture 2 elves with notes related to a [[Mar-Dir]] massive orc arrival in 995.
Atli introduction – adventurer from Balser. Atli, while visiting his cousin (almost like a brother) in Standhall hears about other adventurers in the Eastern Foothills. His cousin tells him to talk with the Mayor. Mayor Wartburg welcomes Atli and sends him to the foothills to meet up with the party. He borrows a horse and rides to Station 1. He meets the party and is welcomed aboard. Captain Quohann sends a messanger back west on the horse.
The party rests and heals the rest of the day.
Thurs., 4/30 The party rests and heals all day.
Fri., 5/1 Return halfway home and set up camp. Encountered 4 farmers from Rhondora traveling east at midnight. They were suspicious of the party. Bell, their primary speaker said they were headed to a farm in the wilderness, away from cities, hoping to be away from danger. Note: Quorian stayed at Station 1 to train with Allef, when he returns. Quorian intends to leave the party and help in the Foothills.
Sat., 5/2 Arrive at Standhall at night. Mayor Shem Wartburg buys the party drinks at his inn and tavern. He says the dragon is to the west in the King’s Mountains, according to reports. He tells the PC’s from Standhall to get tattooed in the morning.
Sun., 5/3 5 Standhall PC’s are tattooed with the symbol (Ψ) of Melor the Protector. The Mayor says to display the tattoo prominently. It should act as a ring of protection +1 within range of Standhall (at least). Almost all of the townsfolk attend the tattooing and express their gratitude for the efforts of all party members, including the 2 non-Standhallians. [[Ja-Elle]] stays in Standhall to train. Elios sets him up with his trainer. He will be done on Monday, 5/18. The rest of the party leaves for Station 1. They camp halfway back.
Mon., 5/4 At the edge of the foothills, within 3 miles of camp the party spots and hears 2 horses beatin’ cheeks to them. Romak and another Scarlet Guard tell us to run and they take off riding west. The party hustles back to Standhall, walking through the night.
Tues., 5/5 The party arrives in Standhall after noon. They tell us that strange humanoids with hard backs were at Station 1 and that the road east was no longer safe. The party is asked by the mayor to provide protection for the city. The party accepts and watches the east road.
Wed., 5/6 East watch – nothing.
Thurs., 5/7 East watch – no.
Fri., 5/8 East watch – nope.
Sat., 5/9 East watch – Nada.
Sun., 5/10 East watch – nothing. Paid 150 g.p. to have the Orc captain’s ring identified = protection +1 (Tyzzer gets it).
Mon., 5/11 Romak returns and retells his story. Captain Quohann was killed by hard-backed humanoids. The Scarlet Guard sounded the horn 3 times and dispersed. A messenger from the king is sending 3 groups of Scarlet Guard to retake Station 1. Romak and 3 others are the first group. They ask the PC’s to join. They plan the approach strategy.
Tues., 5/12 The party heads east with the Scarlet Guard. They camp at the halfway point.
Weds., 5/13 Arrive at the base of the foothills and notice a large scorched area and the remains of a fight. A corpse of a hard-backed gray humanoid is found near 2 human corpses. One of the human corpses has 3 tattoos (nape of the neck is a Scarlet Guard shield tattoo, deltoid is a symbol (ø), left front neck is another symbol (Ґ with 2 curved scimitar shaped red blades extruding to the right forming something like an “E”). Both humans are unknown to Romak. The party buried the 2 humans.
Arrived just outside of Station 1. See the remains of a fight. Find 4 more dead bodies (1 hard-shell (bluish blood), Captain Quohann, Officer Thy, and an unknown human). The party buried the 3 humans. The party is at Station 1 and it is “bedtime.” (no spells used yet today)