D&D4E: Rise of the Runelords

Session 3

It's Good to be on Top!

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The party enjoyed a day of some of the best treatment they’d ever received – luxury, favorable treatment, freshly baked blueberry muffins, even a bit of mercy given for some “obviously” shady behavior!

Orsik had a good conversation with Sheriff Belor Hemlock about the goblin incursion, and was able to meet with the jailer Vachedi
Carric very narrowly escaped a physical altercation with Ven Vinder after an almost-tryst with his very forward (and more than a little devious) daughter Shayliss
Tryn spent some time enjoying nearly every food in Sandpoint, and sharing it with the very grateful animals in town
Zanne and Rangrim were busy "translating some ancient texts in the cathedral’s library

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The next morning, the group met with Aldern, who had planned to take them hunting in the nearby forest of Tickwood, for a traditional Varisian boar hunt. He even went so far as to buy mounts for the group before heading out!
While on the hunt, he continued to be gracious in conversation (and rather interested in Rangrim) conversing about his experiences in the Cathedral, and asking after many details about the group. There was a sense among the group that while Aldern was certainly a nice man, he perhaps did not have much in the way of friends.. The hunt went spectacularly well, and the boars were returned to Ameiko Kaijutsu at the Rusty Dragon Inn. She prepared a magnificent feast and shared it with all comers to the inn, further cementing the party’s position as town darlings.

Right in the middle of the feast, however, a panicked and breathless Verah Barrett burst through the doors of the Rusty Dragon, nearly hysterical. She spoke of a struggle in her house, and her husband being in great danger, and the party sprinted to help. On the way, she told of how her son had been having nightmares (surely chalked up to the recent attack), and seeing monsters in his closet. Tonight however, the dog began barking frantically, and when her husband Amele went to investigate, she heard terrible sounds and screaming. She grabbed her son and fled to the nearby tavern.

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Arriving at the Barrett’s house, the party entered to find several goblins at work eating the unconscious husband (he will likely bear terrible scars for the remainder of his life). They defeated the little terrors, and saved Amele’s life, bringing him back from the brink of death.

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