In this episode, the group…
- Meet up on the way back to Overlook, old friends reunited.
- Go to a victory party at High Hall
- Get attacked on the way home.
Straight after the rout of Tusks army the two groups of heroes, now collectively the 5Bs, leave the menial tasks to the garrison and head back to Overlook. Getting re-acquainted on the way. Boris and Bramble decide to join Brabbus, Bush and Burnt in getting suites at the House of Sleep.
They spend a comfortable night recovering from their wounds and wake up the next morning to the smells of cooking breakfast and go down stairs. Pinned to the door is a notice;
“Heroes of Bordrins Watch, you are cordially invited to a celebration party at High Hall this evening, Elder Cadrick”
The heros spend the day pottering around and chatting about their parts in the defence of the realm. When evening comes they head into High Hall, there is an enormous party with hundreds of guests. They are, yet again, waylaid by the over officious, blonde-bearded dwarf Captain Aerun. Everyone involved in the defence is there, the group is approached by Megan of the Freeriders who asks the party if the rumours are true about the death of the Farstriders and the fact the 3Bs succeeded where they failed. Uncharacteristically Burnt refused to comment.
Again the party noticed an elf, patch over one eye, bristling with weapons, leading to speculation that he’d put his own eye out on one of his many bristles. From the raised dais where the Dwarven council sit, Elder Cadrick stands up..
“Adventures and heroes, welcome back to High Hall our eternal thanks are with you for your help, though many of you are local yourselves and should also feel proud in the part you have played in defending our homelands. Our scouts have returned from the front to report that the army is retreating back to the Badlands from whence it came. It seems that once Tusk was killed and his lover Myriss also destroyed the army routed. Other information we have gleaned has been that is seems Dark Ones were also found within’ the command group of the army and the army itself was well supplied with superior weapons and armour bearing a symbol of a black arrow. We suspect the dark ones presence, along with the weaponry may have been linked to Myrissa. But for now all is quiet. Enjoy this evening, Heroes of Bordrins Watch….”
He raises a tankard and the party do likewise. The 5Bs stay to the end of the party, and amongst the others leaving head back to the house of sleep. As they are nearly back, heading through some warehouses they hear a call from behind.
“Looks like it’s not your lucky night lads. Yeah we’re getting paid for this but after what you did to our other lads it’s also a personal pleasure to give you a pasting from the Lost Ones!”
Bramble immediately spotted 3 guards hidden behind the crates at the north end of the alley and within a couple of rounds a mage appeared and started to magic missile the party. Burnt returned fire throughout the combat whilst the guards tried to keep range with their halberds, knocking people prone.
The mage escaped when all looked doomed and Boris eventually intimidated the last remaining berseker into sunbission…
“Alright, alright.. We was hired by someone called Modra, he wanted his key back that you nicked off of a collegue somewhere. It’s about 6” long. We were told if we done you in and retrieved it we could keep all your loot".
Fade to black until next time…..
- All characters get 215 XP each
Current XP Here
During this episode the treasure changed as follows;