Princes of the Apocolypse - 3/18/17

Session 1: Meeting the Characters

... among other things

Introductions…

It all started with 2 caravans.  Incapacitated, one caravan had been attacked the night before by a group of bandits, who took nothing except for wheels and the horses.  Left with a five day journey, the decided to wait for help.  Luckily, help came.

A second caravan came along not so long after the incapacitated group woke up, and they almost missed them entirely; only the sound of a bard's yell for help turned the mychonid driver.  It was love at first sight.  The second caravan accepted the first's plea help, and then they joined together on the road to Red Larch

The Characters

  •  Ulsiege:  Water Genasi Cleric
  •  Zephyr:  Air Genasi Sorcerer
  •  Kara:  Wood Elf Bard
  •  Frisbee: Mychonid Alchemist
  •  Liriene:  Human Bard
  •  Aralie:  Human Druid
  •  Torinn:  Dragonborn Barbarian

 

To Red Larch

After all the characters have gotten to know each other during the day-long ride, they decided to camp out in the woods.  The caravan that had not been raided by bandits only had enough food for themselves, ,so a source of food needed to be found for the entire group.  A quick look around showed the adventurers that there were two rabbits and a flock of crows in the surrounding area.  Upon failing to catch the first rabbit,  Ulsiege befriending the second one, and the flock of crows flying away to return two feet from where they were, no food was to be had.

Another look, however, brought Ulsiege, with his rabbit on his head, and LIriene to a set of boar tracks.  Upon following the tracks, they found a burrow of boars containing six in total: a mother and five babies.  Knowing what he had to do, Ulsiege gave a loud squawk that alerted the rest of the group, and then slammed his glaive into the burrow, bringing out the corpse of a baby boar, along with its charging mother.  Liriene was hit and gashed by the angry boar.

Although the rest of the group wasn't far behind, Ulsiege shook his glaive of the dead pig, prayed a prayer to Umberlee, and used her magic to again slash at the mother pig, killing instantly.  By then, the rest of the group was there.  Liriene was able to dispatch another baby boar.  With only 3 babies left, Frisbee the mychonid tried to enter the much smaller burrow to fish out the rest, but only succeeded at getting stuck.  Zephyr was able to successfully get him out, although another 2 boars exited along with him.  One was killed by Torinn with his mighty ax, and other bit at Ulsiege as he tried to tame it.  With rage in his eyes, Ulsiege again thrust his glaive into the burrow to kill the last boar, but only succeeded in drawing it out, leaving Torinn to kill the last two.

After the encounter, the group went back to campsite where Ulsiege cooked a meal and Liriene dried the rest of the meat into jerky.  The next morning, it was on to Red Larch.

Red Larch

The next few days were very uneventful, having enough food the last until Red Larch, they only stopped to rest.  Once at Red Larch, however,  the group first came across the horrid smelling tannery.  Lirience brought the boar skin into the tannery, and, realizing she was short on money, asked the tanner if there were any "odd" jobs to make up for the low amount of money.  The man smiled and said, "OF COURSE!  The other vendors are stupid in ways of money."  Realizing, though, that the man meant counterfeit, Liriene left the skins their to be tanned while the group looked for other ways to get money.  She left with a threat, saying that if the tanning as poorly done, she would kill him.

The group continued to and Inn by the name of The Swinging Sword, where they let the stablemaster pen up the horses.  Upon the stable masters return, Liriene promptly asked where she could go to make money, to which he answered, "The constable can help ye with that."

From there, the group split up into three groups, Torinn and Frisbee chilling in the inn; Liriene, Zephyr, Kara, and Ulsiege off to the constable; and Aralie going to the shady tavern across the street.

To the Constable

Ulsiege, Kara, Zephyr, and Liriene left the inn in search of the constable.  Liriene asked a passerby to point them in the right direction and they eventually came across the butcher shop.  Kara then asked the lady running the shop, and she gave them directions to one of the buildings.  Two doors down she later specified.

Upon knocking on the door, and gruff man opened it up and greeted the adventurers.  Liriene went straight to the point and asked him if their were any ways for them to make money.  The constable replied and said that a group of bandits had been plaguing the Long Road, and that money would be awarded depending on how many of them there are.  They asked for more information, but a vague description of where they may be was all that he could offer.  The four went back the inn and then separated again, Zephyr going to the inn, and the rest going to the tavern.

The Tavern

Upon entering the tavern, Arilie quickly found out that it was a gay tavern.  When she stripped of her vest and started dancing, only the ladies paid her any attention, some even tossing gold pieces her way.  The men however turned to inspect her and then looked away.

When the other three came in, they earned just as much attenion, Ulsiege getting the most, though, as his blue skin quickly gave him away as exotic.  Hoots and hollers erupted from the people gathered as Liriene and Ulsiege began to dance along side Arilie.  Here was another way to earn money.

 

To be continued next time…

 

 

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