Tales of Tolgard

Session 6

Tharr’s Rough Notes

Woke up- 22nd of Mezzo
A half days’ travel- came to the BugBear cave.
We sent Effie in to take a look around…
After 2 or 3 minutes she returned:
She landed on me. Looks like some sort of arena and there’s some sort of nasty look monster thing drinking at the bar. Really furry- looks like some human dog.
The Dude said maybe it can get some counseling.
We headed in…
A well-worn iron staircase goes down to a balcony- water drops down the damp walls. The balcony looks over an arena.
A muscular, savage humanoids standing 7 feet tall. Coarse hair covers much of his body. It’s nose is much like that of a bear. He has numerous scars all over his body.
BB: Are you hear for the challenge? Do you want to challenge me in the pit?
Merry- what do we get if we win?
He was drinking from a mug and it’s got some dank liquid inside it.
He pulls a pouch off of his belt- I’ve got some gems and coins here if you can best me one on one.
To a knock out or death.
If we lose?
I get to declare I have bested you- haha!
That’s it?
I’m bored.
If you die because you’re too

I’m Just Stink or Jah Shank
I’ll partake of your weak substances
Fistbump
MM asks-
A ruby and about 100 coins- ½ gold, ½ silver

Let’s do this! (M)
He seemed unimpressed.
The pit is 20 feet at the top and 15 feet wide at the bottom, and 15 feet deep.
The talked a lot of trash to each other.
Slippery surface.
She closed, he grabbed her and she struggled as he dragged her towards the pit.
She managed to move him away from the pit.
He then picked her up and threw her into the pit- 15 foot fall.

After moving, he shouted: End them- the four of goblins way up high on balconies. One hit me with a javelin but the others tried to his the rest of the party but missed.
20 feet up the steps…
40 feet up the steps…
60 feet up the steps…
Made it to the edge of the cave…
Made it to the wagon…
Grabbed a couple of heavy crossbows and ran back…
Made it a little way down the stairs.
Double move down the stairs.
Hey guys- I made it with the crossbows!

Goblin – a small humanoid with a flat face, broad nose, pointed ears, wide mouth, and small, sharp fangs. It walks upright but it’s arms hang down almost to it’s knees.
Goblins
5 javelins – 20 not damaged. Small Javelin – 10 gp for all of them.
5 small leather armors – 20 gp total.
9 alchemist’s fire – 110 gp
Each on has a pouch- goblin total: 28 gp, 13 sp, 16 cp
Jashank
Ruby
45 gp
60 sp
3 gold earrings
1 gold tooth
Nice dagger in boot- inscription in draconic
Medium leather armor – 6 gp
Morningstar – 5 gp
Light Wooden Shield – 2 gp
A safe behind the bar- 2 jars of the vile liquid Jooshank was drinking
Jeeshank
The safe:
A potion –
1700 sp
400 gp
50 pp

The rest of the day was uneventful.
Set up camp- usual watches.
The night is uneventful.

23rd of Mezzo – morning.
Travelled all day- arrived in Suki that evening.
5 or 6 PM

We went to see Lesko- Garreth stayed with Oliver and the horses- the rest of us went to Warehouse C with Effie

What- you were here yesterday asking about the boat to Inferno.
The client that the shipment brought back to us-
We sent that messenger about it-
I said he’d sent us all to the docks (to the complaining person).
The boat to Inferno is being unloaded- I think it’s leaving mid day on the 25th.

Lesko said- Osphrid is with you guys
The guy that’s looking for us- an academic type
Human – male – white hair – looked old – academic robes – kinda like a dress.
I kinda got the feeling he could handle himself- that confidence that he could handle himself.
His tone changed when I told him.
Come to think of it, the first group didn’t know what he was talking about when I (Lesko) mentioned the message you sent me.
How’s the hostile takeover. In the process of consolidating the warehouse into our own.
We are processing all of their existing contracts.
Gave Lesko a password to know it’s us- the password is Effie.

It is a pretty far trip to Inferno.
(Our doubles were checking in with Osphrid- then Lesko mentioned the ship. They seemed interested in that piece of information).

It’s a sailing ship – the name: The Emsworth.
Ask the dockmaster.
I don’t know who the captain is.
We just contract out for deliveries.
We’ve rented space on the boat but it’s not our boat.
If they can accommodate us, you’ll probably have to pay a lot to pay your passage and the wagon too.

“I can’t Believe it’s not Xaxis”

Gareth gave Oliver a dragon scale and then he saw Effie.
O: There should have been mentioned that a creature lurking in the shadows waiting to kill us…
Why did this turn black? It’s been used.
E: You should feel special that you get to see me!

-28 gp for the next two weeks.
(he’s paid through the 8th of aura)

Most of us went to the Jester Inn
The next morning as soon as Gareth wakes up Oliver runs off to check on the boat.
Weapon and armor shop.
To the Kind Crate.
1 gp for the tooth.
3 earrings- 225 gp.
Ruby – 100 gp
To the Creeping Eagle Apothecary
Asked them if they might recognize this potion we found.
This looks like a really simple potion- probably enhances- and Owl’s Wisdom.
150 gp

Inscription on the dagger – Draconic – bears the inscription Red Fang. Not magical.

Oliver talked to the captain- dock 20.
We’ve got 6 people- the vessel is not all that big. If you would like- you can pay a rate to go and help, or a higher rate to
They could get the wagon on- so an extra cost. We could sleep in the wagon if we sleep in it…
Rent the space in the wagon and a couple of rooms. Probably no on the horses.

Leave us along – 6 to Inferno – 50 gp each.
We Help – 6 to inferno – 25 gp each.
Wagon

6 – no help + wagon – 700
6 – help + wagon – 550

He went back to get quotes on taking the horses on the boat.
300 total
450 if we help out with horses.

We drove the wagon to the boat and loaded our stuff on.
10 gp – Javelins
20 gp – Small leather armors
28 gp 13 sp 16 cp
45 gp 60 sp
6 gp – medium leather armor
5 gp – Morningstar
2 gp – light wooden shield
400 gp 1700 sp 50 pp
110 gp – 9 alchemist’s fire
225gp – 3 earrings
100 gp – ruby
1 gp – tooth
150 gp – owl’s wisdom potion
75 gp – wagon
1177 gp, 1773 sp, 16 cp, 50 pp
All into Gold…
1854 gp, 3 sp, 16 cp
28 gp for Oliver’s two weeks in advance
-450 gp – 6 of us, we help out, transport 2 heavy horses and the stuff from our wagon
1376 gp, 3 sp, 16 cp
Also, Red Fang dagger goes to Merry since what she went through
the incineration and slipping & thrown into a pit
Put 200 gold aside for the larger wagon when we get there…
1176 gp, 3 sp, 16 cp
So…
235 gp, 2 sp ea.
56 cp /5 to 11 cp ea.
Total:
235 gold, 11 cp ea. (extra copper to Oliver) Each – FINAL Split

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Session 5

Tharr’s Raw Notes

17th of Mezzo- we woke
Eventually wanting to face my enemy- the pagan church of Nerull.
They are the ones who forced my family off the farmland which was on the mainland.
I thought they were monsters at the time.
We talked about a group name but we couldn’t come to an agreement.

We made it almost all the way to Gosuna- see it in the distance- before a number of humanoid creatures step out of the foliage and block the path.
5 humanoids initially
Got another scale from Gareth- I now have four.
Jeff
The guy in front of the wagon asked, What business do you have in Gosuna?
Gareth answered, Varied!
I stepped out of the wagon- I can see two of them, human-like creatures dressed in some form of leather or hide armor. Two have bows, one has a sickle. Their weapons seem to be in a state of readiness.
I explained I was here on a mission from flargin to visit all of the towns on the island and others of my companions have different reasons.
Gareth said he was looking for groups in the area
Xaxis asked- who are you to stop us?
They said, concerned citizens of the wood…

Olver asked, what are we doing, boss? Should we ram them?
They said- we need to know what your business is before you go into the city. We need to know what is going into and out of the city. Submit your vehicle for inspection.
I asked- are you some sort of guardian of the green?
They said, we can discuss that later.
I said sure, it’s fine by me if you want to check out the wagon.
I walked around the side in a non-threatening manner.

Gareth asked- what are you looking for?
They said, we are seeking things that can be used against nature.
Xaxis asked, what would you consider contraband?
They said, you guys are asking a lot of questions
Xaxis said, I will allow it as long as you don’t damange anything

Merry asked, how do we know your not some random street thieves trying to steal our stuff?
He said, either you resist the search of you allow it- we will not give you anymore warnings,
Jeff said, …hey, man- I love nature. Some of the best shit grows there. (show off his baggies) I don’t mint sharing my stuff with all of you guys- just don’t harsh my buzz.

They came into the wagon and looked around. The looked under the seats. They checked out the horses.
Gareth asked, do you have a name or are you some sort of faceless goon?
He looked at him and went back to searching.
The leader responded, Rhanails
Most of us just kept watching.
I moved towards the front of the wagon to see what was going on.
Gareth asked, are you (rhanalis) the leader of this group?
I’m in charge of this unit.
We do have a leader, yes…
Gareth asked to speak with the leader.
The all moved forward and were whispering
All right- looks like your vessel is cleared.

You’re not meeting our leader unless you tell me your answer.
Typically people don’t like us all that much- we don’t just walk people to our leader.
Gareth said, you and I have very similar thought process- I’m just not a fan of these cities. I’d like to talk to your leader.
Gareth
He asked gareth- you to see the leader or all of you?
Rhan asked, will you surrender your weapon. Place your weapons on it in the alcove ahead.
I decided to join Jeff and Gareth- the remainder stayed with the wagon.
I left my Morningstar on the wagon but my shield on my back.
Jeff left his weapons on the wagon as well.
Some of the ‘inspection team’, 2, stayed with the wagon.

He led the three of us through multiple layers of concealed paths to a small camp. A number of tents- at the very back of the camp is a cave with flickering light within, perhaps torches. He led us into the cave, down a slight decline, is a large table with some maps on it. One of them looks a little more official. Rhiana walked up and talked to him.

He spoke with Gareth.
G: I notce you have quite a few followers in the camp.
Yes, we have quite a few.
G: So, do you guys call yourselves something? Your man

We are despised by many for the wrongs we correct. Some call us the Guardians of the Green.
Rhiana tells me that you are of similar mind and thought.
G” I’m not a big fan of these cities encroaching on everything.
L Our influence on this island is limited because a number of cities around suki and bishci have suppressed our noble cause. We focus on the battles we can win.
G: Like I said, I’ve seen the ferocity of nature when she pushes back.
L What’s your name?
G My name is Gareth. My family was a tailor by trade- I’ve been kind of searching for you. We have very similar philosophies.
I met one of you at one time- he called himself a fist or something of that nature. I met him in passing briefly- he was a busy man.
L where was that?
G” On my travels- he was stopping some poachers hunting abear nearby. Of course, the bear took care of them so it wasn’t necessary.
I’ve been traveling with these folks- I like to help people, from time to time, as it suits my interests.
This guy, Tharr, is a traveler- he’s currently on a mission to visit lots of place.
L you do a lot of traveling then?
G Yes
L Well, we may be able to use your particular skill sets and access to fulfill some, let’s call then, special opportunities…
Jeff offered the leader a puff and he declined.
G Some of the party may have moral things that stop them from doing certain things.
L we ask you specifically undertaking missions that the rest of your party may not feel comfortable doing.
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I do not specifically recognize the map- but I have recently passed the landmarks on one of the maps.
Strange cities representing locations in that city.
(does not seem to be one I have visited.)
G: any specific job you have in mind?
L we do have a contact in Gosuna if you need to contact us.
G do you have any contacts on the mainland, down towards Inferno.
L I can show you some symbols that we put in places we mark.
L pulled G aside- search those areas and a member of our group will find you…
(I did not see them…)
Jeff asked- leader said he did not know anything about seeds of eternity.
L if you need – contact Petra in Gosuna- say you seek an audience with me, Preisis.
L how long do you plan to be in Gosuna?
G not more than a day or 2
L rhiana will take you back to your vessel
A mix of men and women, I don’t see any kids.

Oliver- boss, should we get back on the road?
G: sure, I think we should be fine- we may have made some good contacts.
O people stopping wagons makes me weary- what were we looking for.
G things that would harm nature.
O they seem to be way more interested in the trees then the well-being of others. Seen people like that on the mainland.

Within another 30 minutes we arrived on Gosuna.

A small city- just the one main road.
The people who stopped us seemed to be humans. Perhaps a few elves in the camp.
I didn’t see anyone wearing any prominent holy symbols. In general the people were very dirty and feral looking, living simply, with earthy armor.

Gosuna – there districts. Thirds of the city. We entered into the market district. I noted the housing district off to the left.
Looking around for any temples or shrines.
Eventually, the end of the market district- opens into a various rough looking district. The docks district where all of the less reputable folks as well as the ships come in.
It’s just a little after noon- perhaps 2pm.
G- O-
Oliver said he could handle it- a stable outside of time.
Gareth is looking for the contact I was seeking. He went off with Merry while Oliver took the horses to a stable outside of town.
The three clerics went looking for temples…

There are some temples in the housing district.
There is one for Pelor only- as far as the ones the three of us follow.
We followed Xaxis in. Xaxis donated 2 gold to the church.

G & M went looking around the trade district.
They found an herbs and apothecary shop.
A squirrely looking woman behind the counter- looks rather unkempt.
Looking for a woman named Petra- Psoriasis says hi…
Something to take the gaminess out of rabbit.
1 pound of generic seasonings.

A shop that caters to navigation in the trade district – called X Marks the Spot.
The walls are covered in various tools of the trade for navigation and cartography. The shelves, more like cubby holes, with rolled up map paper.
I was wondering if you had any maps of the mainland- we sell maps for ships to get there.
I do have a half-decent map of the mainland and all of it’s ports.
He pulls a map out and rolls it out on the table. It shows the main outline plus the coastal settlemants. You also can see Amawa and Zigara. The mainland has six coastal settlements. 3 in zagara, and 4 in amawa.
This looks quite interesting- how much.
I can sell this for five silver.
I purchased it.
Map of Versat? Oh, no- quite a bit longer to head around Amawa to get there. Maybe in Suki.
Any more detail maps for the area around Inferno? No.
A detailed map of Amawa for 5sp.
I purchased it as well.
I paid 11 silver.

Generic Weapons and armor shop #2
Sword and Shield
Shopkeep is a buff looking monster of a man- looks like he bench-presses other people.
Can I offer you
Showed flinbar
I’ve
Punch one to death
Pathetic nunchucks?
You know what I’m talking about- ROID!
He puts a monocle on and says- yes, let’s see- the market price for a heavy crossbow.
A sale for 50 gold each.
Xaxis chipped in an amethyst- I bought 2 myself.
If I buy several could you throw in some bolts?
Sure!
I would like to purchase four heavy crossbows.
No, on the job- have to smash the competition with low prices.
He’ll throw in 20 bolts.
I bought 4 of them.
Roy D.
(-10 platinum)
Headed to the General Store

1 gold- cask is 20 pounds.
Cask holds 8 gallons
-1 gp

Back to the wagon.
Met our contact here- she didn’t have anything at the moment.

We set up camp- fed and watered the horses.
The spot that he built the fire is right on the tree line.
Within sight of the stables where the horses are but beyond the smell.
Night went by uneventful.

Gareth got up- checked the traps. Only a single rat.
He headed into town to talk to his contact one more time.
I went with him. I saw her- she seemed surprised to see him.
We loaded up and headed south- early morning start of it. 2 days to Bichi. 2 days travel. Today 18th.
Jeff got a Effie scale.
First day of travel- nothing happens.
Worked with Merry on conversational Dwrven while Gareth worked with Oliver on animal handling.
We made camp the evening of the 18th.
Night goes by- no issues.
Morning of the 19th- on to Bichi!
Almost to Bichi- see it almost in the distance, late day.
Frazzled farmer comes out from on the farm houses.
I purchased a wolf to guard my farm from- well- it wasn’t a very honorable looking person in town. On a farmer’s pay I couldn’t afford…
This wolf has gotten out of control in my house. I managed to trap him there.
“Who the hell would hire a wolf- you’re retarded. You got what you deserve.” Effie

I handed Oliver a loaded heavy crossbow- he also has two loaded light crossbows.
I handed Jeff a second loaded heavy crossbow to go with his first one.

Xaxis cast bless.on the party. I cast magic weapon on Gareth’s weapon and I cast shield of faith on Gareth. The party got ready.
Gareth opened the door- we heard growling- Gareth walked in. The wolf leapt at him. He missed, the wolf missed.
Merry moved in, took a swing at it, and hit it. Jeff stepped in and shot the hell out of it.
The creature looks very mal-nurished and now it has holes in it.
The ‘wolf’ – part of the skin falls out and it lashes out at her as it re-animates.
Part of the skeleton of it is showing and it is very, very, very mal-nurished looking. It attacked Merry but missed.
I cast divine favor on myself and headed into the cottage.
Xaxis moved in and tried to turn the monster and it blew up, leaving a pile of wolf meat and shattered bones.
Gareth walked out- the farmer asked what happened. Gareth responded- it exploded.
Xaxis asked- who did you buy this wolf from?
Uh, it was some guy in the Devil’s Quarter. I was very desperate- he was selling it out of some alleyway.
Gareth suggested he get a couple of dogs.
Xaxis gave him 2 plat and asked him to go somewhere else, please.
The Farmer ran off with the money to Bichi.

The ship left on the 9th of Mezzo.
14 day round trip would be the 23rd of Mezzo.
Four days from today.
It is three days to Suki.

We decided to head into town and try to get the wagon modified.
The three clerics can prepare several detect undead spells. Spend half of tomorrow tracking this undead maker/animal abuser.
Asked Oliver-
Yes, he has a little workshop in the lower quarter with a little workshop on the side.
I hear
Two of those- on either side.
That should take several hours.
I’ll do it for 3 gold on account of the rush order.
Gaps on either side- with retractable wooden shudders.
Gareth gave him a platinum and told him to do a real good job.

Oliver- take care of them. We’ll
I crashed at my temple.
Xaxis slept at his temple.
Jeff slept at his temple.
Platinum to Oliver- petty cash to take care of the horses when in town. Supplemental.
The five of us headed to the Devil’s district.
Merry hit the bars looking for info… anyone selling exotic animals or animal fighting rings in the area.
-there are a lot of things for sale in the trade district but not really in the devil’s quarter.
People are not really forthcoming about the dog fighting ring location.

Xaxis is looking for followers of Nerull in the area…

Merry starts puking. Xaxis did a heal check to figure out what was up and I assisted him.
(her dex and con damage)
She seems to be effected by some sort of disease. It does not seem to be supernatural in nature.
I asked if the wolf had bitten her? No.
Gareth recalled that she did take damage from the spider a while back- or the rats…

We got her to the temple of Pelor.
The Healer- we can provide removal of the disease for 150 gold my sun.

Merry paid an Amethyst and 5 Platinum for her heal.
She immediately starts to look better.
Make sure she gets plenty of sleep tonight.
You wanna check on Wolfy McWolfenstein?
The Healer said they weren’t aware of it.
That district is very hard to patrol- based on the number of dark alleyways- I’m sure that the guards have plenty of other things to deal with.
X do you have any scrolls of cure disease? Yes, in our gift shop. (375 gold) Remove curse for the same price
“We need a bumper sticker for our wagon. Perhaps Pelor bobbleheads.”
Jeff took Merry back to the wagon to rest.

We realized we hadn’t seen Effie all day.
We headed to the Devil’s district.
We asked a couple of the merchants if they sold exotic or illicit animals.
We tried a brute force approach- Xaxis tried the first detect undead.
The first alley he looked down- he detected a faint aura on the ground where perhaps a ritual was done. Probably an old aura. Pretty far down the alleyway.
Yes, someone definitely did a ritual here- there’s a symbol on the ground. It has not been today- not recently.

Xaxis through about his religion knowledge and me through my arcane knowledge.
I detected a mix between two spells- the first one is animate dead.
I cast detect magic
It looks like a mix between necromancy and transmutation.
(22 + assist)
I tried to suss out the second spell in the combo platter.
I can see the spells are of equal power but I can’t tell.

I took out a piece of parchment and copied down what I could see.

I did not find anything during the duration of our spells.
I estimate I covered a 1/12th of the district.
Start here and spiral outwards.
Xaxis did his second detect undead.
Tharr did his first detect undead.
I did my second detect undead.
Jeff came back to the area and did his two.
We covered 3/12.
Jeff did his detect magic -4/12 of the area.

Crashed at my temple- all three of us shared our discoveries with our home churches. We loaded up the wagon and headed first thing on the 20th.
The modification looks good- both ports can be opened and secured from inside.
Pretty much in a 90-degree arc.
Merry has recovered a bit – looks better.
Effie was not around yesterday- no one got an extra spell.
We went a full day- no issues- we made it to evening.
We see a similar looking thing in the road that flew towards us.
It was Effie…
Effie asked- where have you guys been? I’ve been waiting. We were supposed to meet at that place a few hours that way…
We got the wagon modified. Investigated. Got Merry healed.

I thought I saw a friend and I flew after it…

She assumed- the last she heard is that we were traveling yesterday. She assumed that she had missed him. We are now a full day and a half late.

I asked Effie if she had
She said- I found this while I was waiting for you.
It’s a pile of gold and two black opals. On a corpse. Just off the road. Behind a bush.
A human corpse. A wild animal attack. The coin purse- 140 gold and 2 black opals. It has been shredded.
Nothing identifiable.
We buried him and set up a cairn.
30 gold ea. – we’ll have to ID the gemstones later to determine their value.

We pushed it for one more hour. Evening of the 21st.
Uneventful evening.

Next session starts on the 22nd.

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Session 4

Tharr’s Rough Notes

DM Cartographer – arms and eq – tentative… For the sailing kit

Orisin (level 0}

2 weird looking metal bars with chain (keep one) – 20 gp
2 studded leathers – 30 gp
2 heavy steel shields 24 gp
4 longswords – 40 gp
2 longbows – 80 gp
4 suits studded leather – 60gp
2 light shields – 4 gp
3 white pearls – 240 gp total
1 scroll of Expeditious Retreat – 15gp

513 gp from the sale
102 gp 6 sp

Transferred mine to 10 plat, 2 gp, 6 sp
My current total: 85 plat, 4 gp, 14 sp

Morning of the 15th…

Pricing Transport
Xax – 100 gp
The wagon- 35 gold, up to 2 tonnes
Heavy horses – 200gp ea.
Covered carriage – 100 gp

2 heavy horses and a carriage – 500gp each
Xax – 100gp
Merry – amethyst
Gareth – amethyst
I kicked in 10 plat
Dude kicked in 10 plat

2gp – 2 weeks rations – from Gareth

Mandolin and Othello
Boys

My current total: 75 plat, 4 gp, 14 sp

We went to see Luvon
As he approached he asked hey, did that guy fin you?
He did not.

He said that ‘we’ came yesterday and asked after Osfrid and left with him.
‘We’ were all training yesterday so it wasn’t us…

The guy came by this morning- just a little bit ago. He was made because the package we delivered was damaged. I shared with him that I saw ‘ya’ll’ leave yesterday.

‘We’ said yesterday that ‘we’ were leaving for Suki yesterday.

I don’t know of any drivers- check the local stables. See if anyone is looking for work…

We headed over to the stables- stopped at the first one we found along the south border of town, just outside the walls.
Looking to hire a horse? No, a driver.
Ahh….

Open ended contract- let’s see what they are running…
Our rates (negotiable) – we take initial from them.
Basic training- handle a single horse – 8sp a day
More skilled – 1 gp a day
Very skilled – 2gp a day – he has a lot of training with handling horses in war situations.

Premium – Experience handling horses in one of the wars- believe he is from up north
From North kesuna – nothing all that serious
Factions had some internal wars.
Highly qualified and a number of routes under his belt. Traveled all across amawa, north kesjun- and some in south kesuna
Oliver Barrune – human.
I can send for him- staying at the local inn.

Horse and Buggy – just down the way.

He would meet us there in a while. I suggested we come up with code words or phrases.

I have two scales.

Effie- isn’t it fair to say if someone can see me, they are probably one of the five of us.
Healer’s kit- herbs, bandages, medicines – exhausted after 10 uses. +2 circumstance to healing.
Regular version – 50 gp.
Cartographer’s kit – 250 gp, +2 circumstance to craft: cartographer, knowledge:geo, intuit direction
- 30 platinum for both.
A nice collection of chart paper for 5 gp – about 20-25 maps out of it, big ones.
- 30 platinum, 5 gp for supplies

A very grizzled looking man- you guys the one who hired me for this driving job. You are definitely going to get your money’s worth. I do require payment up front daily- Gareth suggested a weekly pay.
There have been a number of instances where we needed to move materials out on the battle field. My expertise- high pressure situations of war- cannons, alchemist’s fire. Horses do not like that- I can keep them operating in high stress environments.
I can have the animals attack back if necessary.
Gareth- fording rivers and such? Sure, I can do that.
I do have some experience floating wagons…
These are two fine animals- they have some heft- they should be good.
Part of my higher rate is that we will be in dangerous situation. Part of the higher fee- I will make arrangements at each stop- send my money to my family.

Oliver – where is home? I do get around a lot – my family does live in north keshuna around the area I did fight.
Oliver has not been to Inferno- I’ve done some light travel in south keshuna.
Oliver says he does not have armor but he does carry a defensive weapon.
Could provide me with a longsword – anything that enters the wagons.

How are you at wagon repair- replace wheels and axles as long as you have the parts. Not from makeshift parts like twigs and stuff, but proper parts.

Extra parts – 8 gold for a two replacement wheels, and an axle.
Oliver has a dagger.

Studded leather.
2 Light crossbow.
Longsword.
Equipped him
25 – studded leather armor
Longsword – 15
Light crossbow – 35 gp
10 bolts – 1 gp
77 gp – 20 bolts

-37 from gareth
I paid 40 gold -4 pp
7 gold – extra wagon wheel and an axel
3 sp – extra set of tack for the horses == -7gp, 3 sp

Oliver- we’re heading to Gosuna, have you been there lately.

Xax gave him 6 platinum for his first month’s work. Oliver

Oliver said- it’s good working with professionals who don’t skimp on the details.
Current total: 40 pp, 1 gp, 11 sp
Area where driver and passenger sit.
Area of 10 by 10 within. Up to four within.

I offered him a shield. He declined as he was worried about not having a hand on the reins.

Oliver – he did go to one of the courier services and dropped off a non-descript box to his family.

Oliver- if we leave today, it’s going to be another day and a half- we would arrive last thing on the 17th of Mezzo.

10 by 40 wagon.
From two squares are raised for driving.

The first half day travel is mostly uneventful and, before long, it is dark out.

Xaxis and the Dude1st
Gareth & Merry 2nd
Oliver & Tharr 3rd
(To get up and prep the horses)

Shared the horses names with Oliver.

The road, a place to park the wagon, and a campsite to sleep there.

(sleeping in armor)
I was awoken by shouting
I see a giant, scary rat.
I grabbed my shield and, as I stood, drew my morningstar. And got bit.
Then bit again. Rats were attacking the camp- I’m just glad Oliver yelled to wake us up.

“locals horrified as wagon driven by rats.
At first we through it was a bubbly looking driver but it was really a stack of rats.

Finally managed to kill one of the vile creatures.
Then I moved over and killed the last one.

Xax is digging in the hole…
Found a damaged, rolled up paper in the hole.
Seems to have arcane writing on it.
I cast Read Magic to look at the ragged scroll.
It is a scroll that has a spell – remove fear.
I suggested piling the corpses a fair distance away to fill up any hungry predators.
Back to sleep.

The rest of the night was peaceful.

Gareth gave me a scale- now I have three effie scales.
Gareth continued to practice his reading.
I spent the day working with Merry to help her with her conversational Dwarven.

About 2pm day 2.
Oliver- this is an interesting geological feature. As we were rounding it, a giant spider appeared out of nowhere…
Looks like a giant wolf spider- eight eyes are silver white. Size large.

I cast shield of faith and, while moving out of the wagon, I drew my weapon. Effie flew off my shoulder and dive bombed the invisible fire. There was a sparkle and the spider reappeared. She said, “I hope this helps.”

The horse buckled. I cast divine favor on myself and moved up as far as I could.
The spider climbed up the side of the wagon towards Jeff.

I did a sketch of the monster and cut a leg off.
Effie, are you ok? Yeah.
Effie, what was that?
We just call it ‘jump’ spider. It just jumps around between planes. My race has been pretty effective at seeing them before they attack.

I remember from my training that there are types of archnids- between the material plane and the ethereal plane. Seem to phase into view, strike, and phase back out. Incredibly difficult to fight on the ethereal plane. Typically come in clusters.

I picked my brain for a dragon like creature that jumps between dimensions. There is a dragon called an ethereal dragon that typically comes in brown/gray and occasionally joining the material plane.

The dude shaved off 3 bowls of spider hair.
I cast a healing spell on the horse and the dude did.
Xaxis looked at the horse and then healed him. The horse looked hale and hearty.
Which – Mandolin was attacked.

The rest of the 16th is uneventful. The rest of the night was uneventful.

Pick up start of the 17th next time.

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Session 3

Tharr’s Raw Notes

Mezzo the 10th
Gareth decided to swap out the Chain Shirt for the Scale Mail Armor

Longsword – 8 gp
Rapier – 12 gp
Studded leather armor – medium – 15 gp
2 light shields – 4gp total
Scale mail armor – medium – 30gp
4 moonstones – 200gp

So- while the Dude tried to get us a better deal, it seems we were already getting a sweet bump via the Suki Trade love…

Total: 269 gp
60 gp

30 less
53.8

After the swap Gareth paid in 30 gold for the difference in the price of the armors.
269+30 = 299gp

59 gold and 8 sp each

Traded in- I’m now at 49 platinum, 7 sp

On our way out of the trade district a voice beckons from the alleyway- psst, I have a proposition.
I hear you’re delivering something today. The group I work with would be willing to pay you well above what you are being paid to look the other way to let us take that package. We’d be willing to pay you 1000 gold
1000 for anyone who survives. If anyone in your party doesn’t want to- make it look like an accident.
He said You’re making a mistake and disappeared around the corner.

Jeff tried to hire someone to tell Lesko since we didn’t have time to warn him.
Sketchy waif- I might forget if I don’t get the money up front, sir.
Silver, sir- or punches to the spleen, sir?

We made it to the edge of town. A wagon just outside the gate. It seems to have the symbology of the West Suki Trading Company.
Jeff’s suggestion- we rigged a couple of blankets to cover the symbols.
There’s a large crate in the back- Gareth hopped in.
I showed my badge to the driver and the driver reciprocated when asked.
Not a covered wagon.
The crate is about the same size as the one we delivered earlier but it is not the same crate.
The four of us sat in the crate while Merry sat up with the driver.

Jeff asked Effie- are you getting any weird feelings from the package we are trying to safeguard.
She jumps off Jeff’s shoulder and sat on the crate and did not go all the way through it.
She said, That’s not generally what happens when I sit on things so yeah, I’m getting a weird feeling.
Jeff asked – can you see inside the wagon? And she said no.
Jeff asked- why do you go through the box but not his shoulder?
Maybe that’s why I was trapped in there?
She shared- I remember- I was seeking a mate, another one of my kind…

Driver asked- how did you guys get this gig? They usually don’t bring new people in on this- I’ve been working with the same group for the last month.
Keep the bad guys off of me and we’ll be good.
The driver says- who are you talking to? You are responding to nothing…
Two horses are pulling the wagon.
His name is: Osphredd
Suki local but I make this trip to Bitchy every couple of weeks.
Yeah, these roads are not that safe- that’s why when we do a delivery of high importance, we work with contractors.
Expendables..
We’ll be traveling through the forest- I’ve seen lots of things.

Encounter- there’s another wagon. One horse is down- one seems alive and attached.
6 humans in various styles- mixed between armor and plain clothes.

One of them yelled- nothing to see here, we’ve got this under control.
(critted spot- 33)
I noticed that this one looks shaken, perhaps under diress
I saw the other two may be holding concealed weapons.
I shared that with the group and asked Osphredd to stop the wagon.
Gareth said we should keep going.
One of the mystery men yelled- we still have one horse, we’ll be find.

Driver brought the wagon to a halt.
I got out of the wagon and called over Hey, I’m a healer- do you guys need some help?
Merry said- we should stay with the wagon, maybe this is a trap.
Jeff said- maybe we should keep going, we’ve got plenty of guys to help them.

One of them jumped up and tried to leap off. She ran over and yelled- help us! In plain clothing.
Another one tried to run. One of the armor guys took a swing at them and missed.
One of the soldiers stepped over and attacked.
Their weapons are no longer concealed.
One of the fleeing people got attacked and dropped.

I waded over and took a swing at the assailant attacking the unarmed lady. And he dropped.
One of them kept trying to attack the horse and kept failing.
One of the far away assailants pulled out a bow and tried to shoot the horse- failed.
The other far one charged me and missed.
The lady who was accosted escaped and ran behind the wagon.
Gareth walked over to me, drawing his axe, and attacked
I hit one and he dropped, moving up to the far one with the bow.
Jeff moved up and shot the attempted horse-killer.
The archer backed away from me and shot one of the horses.
I moved up to the archer and took a swing and hit him but he didn’t go down.
Jeff moved over to console the scared lady.
Gareth moved over and finished off the horse stabber.
I tried to knock out the bowman but I couldn’t connect.
Gareth walked over and cleaved him in twain.

The shot horse bucked and broke its harness.
Merry moved over to the horse.
The driver jumped on the free horse.
I walked over to see if I could help the other person who was cut down earlier- I could not. I walked over towards the other horse in the other wagon.
Our horse started to run with the driver on it.
Gareth tried to stop the horse but missed it.
The horse on the other wagon was fine but his partner was very dead. I got a little sick but I managed to keep it under control.

The driver says- some of the reins from the other cart.
I asked her her name.
Katie Best.
Is Jim dead? Yes, he seems to more.
In the broken wagon there is a chest that Katie is looking through.

We stripped the villains of their valuables.
4 longswords
2 longbows
4 suits of studded leather
2 light shields
One had a little chest: 100 gold pieces and three white pearls.
Rolled up scroll: Minor Aura from the school of Transmutation.
A spell from the school of transmutation.
Jeff kept looking at it.

I asked Katie if she wanted to join us- she asked if someone could help her with her chest.
We loaded her chest and the corpse on the wagon- I rose the horse tied behind the wagon.
The rest of the day is uneventful.
She requests assistance in burying her husband – Xaxis and I helped her burying
Spot checks all around.

Scroll of Expeditious Retreat.

Xaxis whispered that he thinks he saw something.

I checked out the horses with the driver- everything looked normal as far as I could see.
Xa got hit by a rock with a note on it.
He removed the note from the rock- rough common
Gist of it
Test luck against bugbear champion- huge prize
Rough map of some landmarks you haven’t seen and a cave on it.

Jeff suggests that Effie fly up and scout the area- the wings are out by they are not flapping. She just seems to float up.
Katie looked at the note- looks like a child wrote this…

Xa & Jeff
Driver & Gareth
Tharr & Merry

Effie came back- said she didn’t see anything.

Night goes back uneventful.

Effie messing with a weird looking flower I’ve never seen before. It seems a little blurry but fantastically colored. It looks like she’s eating it.
Hungry? Gareth asks.
Effie says- she hasn’t ate in three days.

Katie- what were you up to when you got attacked.
She said she’d be back in a minute- kneeling at the grave.
Katie- my husband and I were going to Bichi – we were actually moving.

We came on a boat probably about a week ago from the mainland.
Bichi is the next city on the road- looking for a nice area to settle down.
Where are you from on the mainland? I asked
Gray Sand in the southern part of the mainland.
The mainland of Keshiki? Yes, she says.
What did you do in gray sands?
My husband was a small scale merchant and I did some cooking in the local kitchens.

About halfway through the second day trip- the landmarks begin to match up the map. Off to the side is a clearly-defined
Xax asked the driver- round trip? I’ll stay there- we have a couple of contacts to see for the exchange.
There are torches on either side of the cave.

Jeff says- might be a bear sized bug.
We can come back on the way back…

Camp
We hear a cackling noise across the river – ha ha ha ha, look what came here!
I drew my and cast magic weapon on it.
Slightly larger than a human. Hyena-like head.
Gareth threw a javelin and one of the guys.
Second round- moved up to the edge of the river in front of the horses and cast shield of faith.

‘Hope this tickles…’
One of them moved up and attacked the Dudinator.
He ran past me and I took a swing at the hyena monster.

Ha, ha, ha, ha- that didn’t hurt, that didn’t hurt

Gareth took the other one down, which laughed all the way to the grave…

My enemy started foaming at the mouth and took a swing at me and missed.
Gnolls…
Gnolling nowhere
2 Weird looking metal bars with chain
2 Studded leather
2 Heavy steel shield
Effie flew around- I think I found a stash but I couldn’t tell what’s in it…
I asked effie- she could see in the dark, she shared.
She guided us in the direction of the stash.

I have one effie scale.
She leads us to the stash
Filled with coins.
Mostly copper- I’d guess a little over 40,000 coins
Spend 30 minutes- 40000 coppers, 600 gold coins
We decided to fill her chest with 10000 coppers.

It was a quiet night.

Starting the third day.
Jeff cast Detect Magic- the box looked the same way.
As the one after we dropped it.

The third day of travel is uneventful- at the end of the day we arrived in Bischi

We could probably rent an overnight storage thing.
I’ll take care of the costs for that…
Through one of the districts into the center- to the trade district.
Driver gets an area that’s big enough for all the horses and our stuff.

An uneventful night- in the morning we hit the money changer.

Money changer

Give her an amethyst – 100gp value
+1000 copper coins

+2000 copper to the driver.

27000 copper
600 gold

39,000 copper conversion to >>
370 gold 5 sp

1000 copper directly to Katie
-100 gold – ameythyst to her
-20 gold to driver

750 gold 5 sp

150 gp 1 sp – each
Turned my share into platinum

49pp + 15pp
7sp + 1sp
====
64 pp, 8 sp

Jeff handed Katie a baggie- ‘this will help with the grieving’
Driver said woo-hoo!
We meet up with our contact…
The driver took us to Levon

Levon- Ah! I hear you have done well!
A bonus on top of the 300 we had agreed on.

Effie is on my shoulder- I find a second one (scale).
(today is the 13th)

He only had good things to say- more than doubling your reward.
610 gold for us- 112 gp ea.

I converted mine into 11 pp and 2 gp
My total: 75 pp, 2 gp, 8 sp

Levon- if you’re going to be around here for a while, there are a couple
Jeff wonders aloud how far his adversaries with the seeds get..
Go see the mercenary guild- they broker the odd jobs.

Magic guild to get me to Inferno faster? I don’t think we have a mage guild, but perhaps the city corner.
Jeff wants to post a job…

Magical transportation is very expensive.
Magical shops might get you in contact…

Gareth- know any nature types of protestors in the area? We don’t generally have that issue with the town guard…
I know for a fact that some of the outlying settlements- I would visit Omen about a 4 ½ day trip
Or north go Gosuna- just 2 days

460 exp
Whatever level you are going to is that many days

Spend days working with Thomas on reading…
We will resume at the beginning of Mezzo 15th
After training…

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Session 3.1
Gareth's Journal

So after those bugs and eye balls we left town today..got on a wagon with a guy whose name I’ll never know or care about..1st day and we came upon some people who of course surprise surprise was a trap oh well..death to all who oppose me…some guy was killed by the bandits and a screaming woman..the woman came along.

Day two was quiet.

The second night we were attacked by a flying rock with a note and then some hyena mother truckers. After some nifty plant work by Jeff we got rid of them pretty easily..all this action got my blood up but beck that’s what happens.

Day 3 We arrive in yet a bigger city..yuck..smells worse then suki. Well we got the package here..gave the woman some coins we found to get her life going..got paid..going to ask Thar to help me to what did they call it..oh yeah ..Read..well a couple days around this town for now..can’t wait to find the nature people and begin my true journey..but for now this group is at least fun..if not a bit odd..the Pelor guy is great help in a fight but his morals could get him in trouble..oh well still better then traveling alone…

Off to Inferno now or Maybe some of this smaller outline areas where maybe I could find what I seek..either way should be fun.

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Session 2

Tharr’s Raw Notes

Mezzo the 9th
Breakfast of Pork and Ale – morning at Jester’s Cap
Comfortable warm morning

Merry Hey, Effie why aren’t you on things?
She responded- she doesn’t quite line up with things- slightly out of alignment.
Effie said she wasn’t aware of the ‘weird machine’ – it wasn’t familiar to her.
I showed Effie my letter and asked her if she could read the weird symbols.
She said- this is interesting, it looks like part of a message.
Everyone put their letters on the table.

These letters are very important to me as well:
Trust the carriers of these letters- their fate is intertwined with yours.
Reebinogthwen
It’s in her home language.
She doesn’t remember much about her past. I was flying around in a field and I woke up here.
I think it was somebody magical- somebody casting a spell- that caught me.
Xaxis shared an uneasy feeling from a few weeks ago- that I also felt.
About 2 weeks before we received the letter.
Effie shared that they seemed to

Jeff asked me about

Garett is looking for the Guardians of the Green- protection and cultivation
Jeff is looking for the Seeds of Eternity – make fruits and veggies that last a long time, and if you eat them you last a long time.
Garett went hunting with his folks when he was younger- looking to learn more from them. Get permission to study some of their teaching.
Merry- what brought you here? The letter- looking for more work. A place full of opportunity.
Xa – originally from the mainland but that’s another story. From Dragonledge lately.
My family got kicked off the mainland by an evil group. We arrived at dragonledge. The priests of Pelor helped us out so I decided to become a cleric of pelor.

Jeff asked Merry- what makes you happy…
A big, big hole in the ground- now picture it filled in platinum. Now, picture me swimming in the platinum- rolling around in it, throwing it everywhere.
Beat someone’s head in with a platinum bar- then just throw it away…
Effie- what world are you from? We don’t have a name- we just call it here. I’ve never heard it called ‘Materia’- I’ve never heard it called anything.
Effie- tell me about your family. I don’t recall anything. I don’t know if I have a family.
Let’s head back to West Suki…
We all headed back to the warehouse
We made our way across the current district and over to the Shipping and Docks district- warehouse C – around 10AM. We headed in.
Sitting behind the desk is Lesco-
Looks like the company itself wasn’t involved but some of the employees were using it for their own means. There was an incident there that is being investigated and we are in possession of their books.
Garett asked if we should get rid of the books.
Lesco said that wasn’t necessary- he would hold onto the books. Would have to hold onto the money for cleanup- a definitive answer on that, and possibly another job for you.

Around dinner time- before 8PM when I leave.
Garett asked about the Guardians of the Green- he said no.
Xa suggested the job board, Jeff suggested cleaning that house, Merry suggested the hidden blade.

We headed to the hidden blade- just a little closer than the job board.
Dark corner of trade district- the hidden blade.

Head towards the central district- into the Gauntlet district around noon- the job board.
The posting for housekeeping is still there…
A new posting- needed: skilled exterminators for dangerous job – large pay. Death likely. Lists a shop in the trade district – The Kneeling Star
We arrive. There seems to be some sort of oddities – this and that of various uniqueness.
There’s an old lady in the back- dusty thick spectacles.
I have a small problem with some terrible creatures that are in my storage room- kinda looked like a couple of pairs of eyes with a weird muscle connecting them.
I’m willing to offer a fair amount of compensation- perhaps a couple of items of use. Coins perhaps- I would be willing to part with
Series of four gems, much goal, and a few platinum.
Something you might could find on the planes- hard to say.
Anything in the storage room that we should be concerned about- not necessarily. Request that you do not destroy any of the merchandise.
This not a normal door- it’s bigger on the inside. I wouldn’t touch the walls if I were you…
Do you know a John Smith?
He’s at the Fast Duck Tearoom.
Time doesn’t really work in there. I’ll open it up in 15 minutes- if I hear screams or silence, I’ll know something has gone wrong.
Sure, Jeff- you can attempt to communicate with them and we will not try to kill them on sight.
She opened the door- entered
The portal I stepped through is consistent with a portal to a pocket dimension.
(No one seems to have noticed Effie)
Thee foot long strand of muscles connecting two eyeballs.
Xa cast Bless.
Eyeball monster hit me with a ray – will save 24 – both Merry and I seemed okay. Another one appeared from around some bookshelves- it tried to zap Jeff but didn’t affect them.
Well, Jeff got zapped again and seemed to fall in a magical sleep.
Garett managed to hit one of them with a javelin.

I managed to hit one, and Garett finished him off
Cast detect magic
Surrounded by magic.
I put them both in a sack.
There are various magical items on the shelves but not as powerful as the surrounding rooms.
In the corner was a box that had been knocked off the shelf that could have easily held them.

After about 15 minutes the portal seems to reactivate- we all walked through.

Thanks for your help- if I have any more problems, and I hope I don’t, I’ll post another job.

The chest weighs about 15 pounds- nice chest made of wood without a lock.
We ducked into an alleyway. It is unoccupied currently.
500 gp, 40 platinum, 4 matching amethyst gems
The gems are of decent quality- about 100 each.
260 gp ea.

1:30PM – we found the Fast Duck Tearoom
It looks halfway decent but there does not seem to be anyone drinking. A person seems to be frantically running around the bar.
The owner- the room that I keep all my tea in has been overrun with giant insects. I can’t serve tea if I can’t get in my tea room. At least half a dozen- they are so big.
I could pay- lemmie see what I’ve got… My livelihood depends on this…
I could give you 5000 cp and a 105 gp
I also have this chalice- it has some value you might want

I cast bless before we came in.
We headed in- shelves lined the walls.
Coming out of everything – 8 tiny little monstrous centipedes.
I got attacked and slightly poisoned.
I had a chance and I managed to kill one.
We managed to kill all 8 but we were poisoned.
+5000 cp, 105 gp, 1 chalice
Free drink tomorrow of my best tea.
Jeff talked him down to 4% cut on the 5000 cp
Took my share and transferred it to platinum-

39 Platinum, 9 SP

The Kind Crate – they buy art there. Trinkets, art, dishes
110gp for the cup
22gp ea.

41 plat, 2gp, 9sp
The Creeping Eagle Apothecary –
Kinda Funions
Small rations when the urge hits you
Jeff shared his blend with him
In a couple of weeks – an event here to showcase different products.
Let the community help with us- to add some new blends.
23rd of Mezzo is the ‘event’
Jeff bought a pound of the exotic blend. –

We went back to the warehouse- arrived around 5PM.
You told us to come back- yes- I’ve got a slight update.
It looks like you may have caused the company to fold- we are in negotiations with Shipshape to acquire their assets.
I may or may not leave a pile of money on the table and you may or may not take it….

On account of this turn of events- I’ve been authorized to offer you another job. I have this big crate that I need you to deliver this heavy crate to Bichi. We will be offering you 30 platinum for complet
Amawa Exchange in Bichi- one of our contacts. Levon Leofina
We will be providing a wagon- you are merely to provide security for the package and our driver.
Your payment purchases your attention to delivery- and no questions.

I can arrange transport with our next ship leaving there (Inferno).
Jeff offered 320 to the group to go now…

Next boat down there in a couple of weeks.
Tomorrow morning – show up at Warehouse D and tell them that we are here for protect ZRY6551-1.
Jeff said okay, we’ll do this job- need money for a boat of ‘magical’ transit.
The grand church of Pelor in the
Please be there just after breakfast. Payment in Bichi.
The runners know where to take it.
30 platinum on deliver in Bichi.

10 platinum on the table- 2 platinum each.

At the Pelor temple- Garett removed his armor- a small scale that was under his armor.
Effie- if you throw that at something I can interact with it for a minute or two.
About once for day I drop a scale.
It can act as a bullet in a weapon like a sling, or the tip of an arrow, or inhale through your lungs. Then Effie can do her thing.
Cure Light – 50gp
The poison will wear off with a good night’s sleep.
While at the temple- we all get an uneasy sensation like from 2 weeks ago again.

+250 exp

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What Gareth knows!
Session 1

So got this paper with pictures of Suki and a work board..I showed up but no-one came saying they sent note..several holy types…bit odd and a human female I think was female without the beard hard to tell..

Went to bar..not much on towns to crowded..but the ale is nice..can’t stand the food to old..need fresh kill..fresh prepared…

Another guy gives me another letter with symbols on it..he reads the symbols and sense I’m board I head to docks to find a box..met with people from work board..seemed to be doing same thing so I joined in…

Found thieves den…found hooker…found warehouse..took care of guard..lots of noise..fight happened…

The next bit I’m a bit hazy on..happens sometimes…but something about a small Dragon. ..or large lizard maybe..and a coffin..don’t know..after we Give crate back and got paid…went to sleep under stars.

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ToT Session 1 - A mysterious beginning

Tharr’s Raw Notes:

I found myself in Suki as the letter had instructed.
Two weeks prior to today (Mezzo the 8th) 2328HR I felt uneasy.
Job board in the gauntlet district.
Circular looking kiosk kind of area where the job board is.
Right around noon.
Gauntlet mostly houses a series of inns and various types of things that might be of interest to visitors to the town. Not much housing for locals. They have stables for horses but not many shops that might cater to adventurer. The tourist district. Mercenaries might hang out there.

Human hexblade
Human cleric of Pelor
Aasimar cleric of Ehlonna
Dwarf barbarian

Two job posts listed- one says seeking housekeeper – apply in the Market District – signed John Smith.
and the other says…

Walked up to the barbarian and a human (Pelor) walked over.

The other one says: Seeking 3-5 able bodied individuals with capacity for problem solving and deductive reasoning, needed for delivery. Apply at West Suki Trading Company warehouse C in Shipping and Docks District – Lesko Broaden

West Suki Trading Company Warehouse C warehouse district Shipping and Dock District
-Lesko Broaden

Seeds of Eternity- someone stole them from my temple.
Jeffrey Treebow from Xelonial.
Xaxis Salizar – from Dragonledge. (Pelor)
Merry Wrenwright – odd jobs
Gareth Strongboard – Barbarian

We compared letters- different handwriting, different symbols

It is contiguous to this district – headed towards the west side of the city.
30 minute walk- arrived in the District of Shipping and Docks.

West Suki Trading Company – Warehouse C (recalled by merry)

A little office inside. The four of us headed in.

Are you hear about the job? I see… Are you all here about the job? Well, there was a fifth, but…
This is not about a delivery- my trading company has lost a package. We need an off the books tracking down of this package. We suspect our competitors, but we don’t want to bring about legal proceedings unless we must. You will need to operate unofficially.
The amount of money I’m offering for the return of the package is 500.
Lesko claims he didn’t send the letters…
The Dude showed them his letter- but Lesko said no…
I only listed the job today- this is post marked several days ago.

If you come up with the information about what happened to it- we can offer less.
We could part with 100 total for just the information.

Taken off the ship…
A lot of ne’er do wells around every corner. We see our less reputable ladies in the area for sailors that come in.
The package is big- I would estimate it at about 200 lbs. very large. It is a single item inside the crate that takes up almost the crate.
The manifest says it is some sort of object of importance.
The ship it disappeared off of – The Moonlight Skipper – don’t have the crew on record.
Delivery from Versat to us. This was shipped from one of the ports on Versat. We’ve worked with this ship and crew before without issue.
Had him send a message to get Gareth to join us at the pier.
The ship is currently in port. That request will not hold for more than a day or two.
Go along the pier there- you should be able to find it. Ask the pier master.
Full information about who was responsible- we can kick it up to 600 gold.
The package number and all that- copies it down from the ledger.
Do not know if the contents are dangerous – but it is fragile.
We would need part of the crate with the info at a minimum with the item.

Booth at the pier – Dockmaster – Mack Boatwright
Pete took a long walk off a short pier a couple of weeks past.
Pedaling substances…
40-50 ships come through here every day.
We had a hold but on the Moonlight Skipper
Pier number 32 – head up to the piers- take a left- a plaque on each one.
Told Mac that Gareth might be along soon.

We stopped to get some food.
Seems Xaxis was avoiding eating fish..
Got the veggies- 2 sp

Gareth finally joined us. We headed on to pier 32 – a single ship on it. A fair sized ship.
People seem to be loading crates from the pier onto the ship.
We’ve got a hold for some reason…
We put ‘that’ box on the pier- we saw who picked it up. A representative from the trade good. He had a badge or symbol or something.
It went down the pier and back towards the main entrance.
We headed up onto the boat.
Puff, puff, pass with the two crewmembers from Jeffrey.
We made special effort that there was nothing around it. No problems on the way over.
From the last port we were in.
From Ching in Versat. Apart from the special transit directions nothing unusual about it.
We headed over to the Dock Master.
He seems to be talking to a couple of people.

Jeff asked- he saw the crate leave.
It was a representative from the company with three other people helping them.
Which company – signed for the West Suki Trading Company.
The signor looked like pencil pushers- the other three looked like burly dockworker.
The package was picked up a little earlier than expected- right when the ship arrived instead of a few hours later as it usually happens.
The pickup guy looked incredibly plain.
On the list- Burt Ellen?
Walk a couple of blocks in- not sure at this point.

We decided to head back to talk to Lesko about Burt.
Lesko confirmed- we’re missing one of our sigils.
Who has access?

The guards who were on duty at the time will be in at 8 tonight
Perhaps the owner of the company or a few higher ups know where this package is going.
Typically (off the record) if you are looking for some items on the black market..
The Hidden Blade in the Trade District…

I leave here about dinner time- then the guards take over.
An hour to get to the Hidden Blade
We all headed into the shop except for Jeff
Short blades- mechanisms perhaps for traps.
Mysterious looking guy- hood and cloak.

I had nothing to contribute for the ‘dagger deal’
Less than reputable people deciding to re-route a package- probably want to seek out the West Side of the Warehouse area for people that might be overlooked but might have services to offer entertainment- there is a nice lady that offers a very good deal- Lana. Word is she may have seen something near where she works.

The dagger has a secret compartment in the handle.
It is now about 4:30PM
Followed directions to Lana
Merry went in solo.

Looks like Shipshape Shipping Company – in 30 minutes Lana will ‘distract’ the guard on duty so we can get in.

“I’d like to make a compelling argument for him trying it”
Lana couldn’t get him to come away for some fun but did manage to pick his pocket. She gave the keys to Merry.

Sword and Pike guard services.
Back and forth. Gareth went over and said he was supposed to be guarding the door.
Tried to give the 5 gold to Gareth- and then…
Maybe it’s his…
You know, you’re already here…
The guard takes the baggie and goes off looking for Lana…

There are a couple of guards inside that are doing rounds.
Silhouettes in the office room.

The guards came back down the hall and I ducked into the packages.
Then Gareth came in and Merry stepped out, screaming at the guards who were trying to leave…
The guards were trying to leave but ran into party members at every turn

I moved as fast as I could to the back room where Jeff was. The guy in there took a swing at me with his rapier… and he hit me pretty hard. Jeff moved over and punched him but it didn’t seem to hurt too much. I tried to hit him and missed. He moved and swung at me- and missed. Xaxis moved up behind me and healed me.
I moved up and finally hit him with my Morningstar. He dropped!
I spotted the crate- a large device looking thing. Could be a machine.
Laying next to it- part of the crate that has been dismantled- shipping information from Suki information. Crate will not be useful.
Side of the crate with the shipping label- removed just the label from it.
Searched through one of the desks- got the Suki badge from it.

Guard – longsword studded leather light shield.
Office – Rapier and chain shirt and light shield and four moonstones.

The only crate that’s big enough- but there’s a coffin in it.
Grabbed the books- shipping manifest and the current books.
They found a crate big enough- only one- and pulled out the coffin from it.

Jeff went to the door- and bluffed the late arriving guard into leaving.

We were lifting up the box- we were reacting to a large explosion- but nothing seems to have happened.
Didn’t feel any heat or feel any damage.
This time it’s not nearly as heavy- we put it in the new box.
Gareth chopped off the things head.
A small creature on the box as we carry it. A small dragonlike creature with iridescent purple and blue scales.
It was asked- where did you come from?
It answered- I don’t know.
My name is Effie.
I was just flying around somewhere.
Effilaeradyn
Surprised that we can see them.
She shared- I am a Reebinogthwen
It sounds exactly the same after Comprehend Languages.
Her race typically has problems being seen.

We got to the warehouse- spot Lesko.
Shipshape Shipping.
Handed over the head, device in crate, the badge, the label, and the books.
I took 10 platinum- as did Jeff and Gareth. Merry took half gold and half platinum. Xax got a local trade voucher for 125 gold worth.

Jester’s Cap Inn- everyone is staying.
Lesko said he would get back to us tomorrow if the paperwork revealed perfidy on the part of the shipping company for an additional 100gp split five ways.

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