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.
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.
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?
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.
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
Punch one to death
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?
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.
Headed to the General Store
1 gold- cask is 20 pounds.
Cask holds 8 gallons
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.
Yes, he has a little workshop in the lower quarter with a little workshop on the side.
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.
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.
Next session starts on the 22nd.