Oathday Rova 18th 4708
At morning two people met each other near the southern bridge of Sandpoint.
The one was a man named Wilhelm Wicki, dressed in light armor sitting on his horse, he is packed with a variety of weapons.
The other man, a dwarf named Talek, is a dwarven druid with a fascination for all things bird related.
After having introduced they entered the Sandpoint together.
At first they visited the “Goblin Squash Stables” and they got to know Daviren Hosk, the owner. Daviren is "famous"for his hatred against Goblins.
He even goes as far he hung a WANTED on his stable stating a bounty for the proof of dead goblins, wich he pays out of his own pocket. His hatred even goes so far Daviren has a decent collection of goblin ears (which he himself collected) hammered on the wall in his office. Proof
When Wilhelm and Talek check-in at the “Rusty Dragon”, they meet an elven woman dressed exotically (Rukia) and a dwarf druid with a penchant for bears (Ismael)
All the heroes so far, are introduced and decide to go on goblin hunt.
Talek had heard a rumor that at night at the garbage dump, goblins could come.
So the newly formed group decided to go out and see for themselves.
When our heroes arrived at the dump they hung a rope.
The highest point was 120 feet, but only rope they had was 100 feet long.
Talek decided to descend along the rope nevertheless.
After a slow start, he came at the end of the rope and fell from there.
The heroes who stood at the cliff-top then came up with the idea find the place where once was the staircase to Choppers Isle.
The cliff was only 80 feet high at the removed staircase and as a bonus the climb was much easier there.
The second person who had climbed down was the dwarf called Ismael. He also fell down the last few meters and suffered some minor bruises too.
The rest of the party came down without any troubles.
The heroes found a nice spot on Choppers Isle from off where they would have a nice spot to shoot goblins one by one once they’d show show their ugly faces.
Probably because the goblins would only show up at night, they decided to first to explore the island.
They found many images of birds carved into the still living trees. There also were could a few dead trees that were completely transformed into herons.
This was the work of Jervis Shock. The chopper.
The party did decide to investigate choppers burned out house.
Talek and Wicki entered the house. Wicki found 2 masterwork woodcutting tools and a stone trapdoor. Because the trapdoor was quite heavy, he asked for assistance. Talek opened the slab as collapsed and therefore fell into a quite deep hole next to the stairs. At that spot he passed out.
Ismael, Wicki and Rukia just took the stairs down :).
Talek wounds were treated and the entrance chamber was examined.
Some of the heroes did hear the sobbing of a little kid and at the same time noticed someone comin down the stairs……..ALARM.
The person coming down was a half orc wich gave quite a lot consternation.
after some explatiion it turned out the Half orc is an archeologist called Spark.
Together they examined the sobbing. It turned out the sobbing came from a little ghost hovering above it’s once mortal remains. The druid Talek aproached the ghost and they came to agree that Talek would bring the remains to the kids family.
There was also a huge wooden statuepiece of an obscure birdlike demon, Pazuzu in the first room.
The Party Barred one pair of doors with the statue.
It might not come to a surprise that the statue lost both of it’s eyes (onyx gems) in the progress. The other pair of doors had been openend and the room behind in briefly examined by Rukia’s bat familiar.
There was probably no danger behind so the party entered. Inside the found some sort of a offering room. A ghastly room it was, filled with pots of eyballs and well prserved human tongues. Also there was a huge tome containing pictures of Pazuzu (a birdlike abyssal lord) and a creature who could be the Sandpoint Devil.
After the offering room had been serached the adventurers removed the statue and entered the second pair of doors.
There was a small hallway that led to another downward staircase. Wicki was the first to enter the stairway. He did discover a rusted dagger there. About that time he also saw a feathercloacked man wielding a pair of carvingtools. Wicki did ready an attack. The cloacked man made the first attack. Wicki sliced right through the man as if he wasn’t there (this was exactly what the rest af the party saw). Suddenly wicky was itching spasticly and there were some bird figures carved in his underarms.
The room under the stairs was a mess of bone birdcarvings and papers strewn out on the floor. There also was a bed.
Spark found a scroll off summon moster III between the filth and Talek found a half decayed stuffed red dog. The stuffed dog made the party figure out the bones belonged to Simon Korvut Das Korvut, the owner of the Red Dog Smithy is his father.
After the clearing of the ruins the party slept on the island till the next day.
The guard didn’t spot any Goblins. To Wiki’s dismay it didnt look like Kubulu was going to get satisfied any time soon. And the fellow went off back to town.
Fireday Rova 19th 4708
(Friday market day)
Spark the brown nose made good relations with the weapons smith Das Korvut. The Remains of his son Simon (with proof: the boys red dog toy) made a fancy reward: mw weapons for the whole party, although no dwarven war axe for Ishmael.
Gathering info about any nearby location’s of goblins the Fellowship decided to scout the southern road for about 6.5 miles. 3 goblins where found; ambush foiled & tables turned. Death rattles and 1 prisoner resulted in a new plot uncovered: “the goblin Long Shank plan”. Unfortunately the goblin’s didnt know (or want to tell) any detail of the plan.
After much debating between Talek & Wiki the fellowship headed back to down. delivering their first ears (5gp a pair) and the prisoner to sherif hemlock. Woot, the taste of golden loot.
Spend while it’s still hot: on to the market. 2 wands of curelight wounds ordered (delivery next friday) scrolls bought.
The one without teeth urged Wiki on with an invisible hand. There was more slaughter to be done. Another road, perhaps another road block of goblins, but it was not to be.
Later at night the party went back to choppers isle were they wanted to have another check at the gnawed upon bonepile, now that the moon was full.
They got what they wished for……..
The Sandpoint Devil…. Or was it A sandpoint Devil. No-one knows.
The monster did proof he was to strong. After a breath of hellfire and a scream that made half of the party ran away, Rukia and Ismael still didn’t got it.
They were easily brought down(but not out yet)
The devil wanted to let his food rest, so to build up the flavour and settled for small birds for now and flew away to come back next month.
That was the heroes luck……..
Bruised and beaten they went back to the town
Back in town, empty hands, the fellowship settled in for the night…. but not for long…
the City alarm rudely made an end to that.
Starday Rova 20th 4708
(Saturday pre-swallowtail day)
The heroes were quick on their feet and made way to the garrison.
Over there they found a guardsman ringing the alarm and they met Belor Hemlock.
The goblin prisoner had been killed, He had a hole burned into his chest, probably by magic and his head was separeted from his body.
Hemlock has secured the city, Nobody could get in or better yet out, without being seen.
The party Let all things settle and besides taking a pair of ears they take no further actions……
Talek Promised Ameiko he is going to help with building up the swallowtail festival.
Wicki is going on another goblin hunt, wich doesn’t feels like a surprise. He takes Rukia, Spark and Ismael with him. Once again there are no goblins to be seen.
There are a lot of travelers, traders, street artists and pilgrims on the road though.
So to no avail the goblin hunters return to Sandpoint. Ismael picks up his job as gardener and “makes 2 GP” by doing such a good job in such a short time. Talek also earns 2 GP and 1GP on top as a tip from the major. However it seems his biggest reward was meeting Myra Sinsashi, the very handsome frivolous captain of “the Rum Runner”.
Then at last…….. Festival night.
The party stays in the Rusty dragon where they have diner. Talek gets a free curried salmon from Ameiko for his hard work.
Then it’s time for the strongman competition.
There are 3 competitors among our heroes, though only Talek by choice (If I am right)the other 2 were signed in by their fellow adventurers.
Even though Rukia is helping his mates by casting some well placed dazes, only Talek made it to the Semi final against “Sir” Jasper Korvaski. Sir Jasper Korvaski makes it to the finale vs. Das Korvut who allready held the title for four years in a row. Alas Das has set a new all-time record…. 5 years in a Row.
Talek got into a small Quarrel with Gorvi, the town’s garbage man, about some spilled beer.
Talek the wiser of the two ignores Gorvi’s provocation.
Rukia has quite a long talk with Eando Kline, a member of the Pathfinder Society.
Shalelu also makes her apearance and she, Eando and Ameiko are discussing the goblin troubles.
As the night progresses the Rusty Dragon gets calmer and Talek has a quick meet up with Myra, who leaves for the Hagfish.
All visitors in the Hagfish are chanting Norah, Norah.
After seeing one of the locals puke, Ismael ell tries to give it a go. He bravely drinks all of Norah’s fluids in one big gulp and miraculeusly keeps all inside his stomach.
By doing so the dwarven bearduid earns himself 39Sp.
Jargie the barkeep is being generous and offers another 39Sp to any other succesfull contestant but nobody else can handle the rancid drink.
Also the brave mage Rukia wants to gives it a go, but while standing there with the mug in her hands she changes her mind. Talek mimics Rukia for fun, if Talek really wanted to drink he would ofcourse :). The only “reward” Ismael gets for his 2nd try is a one minute long puke.
When the party thinks the night is over they have one encounter with Gorvi who wants some “revenge”. He throws some Poop at Talek. The party deals quickly with the half-orc Gorvi fell asleep cause of a spell cast by Rukiaand toppled with his head into a waste bucket and his two human lackeys. The three town cleaners will smell like poo for the days to come.
That brings and end to another great day