Sheriff Cage Blunde and Doctor Phineus Crane arrive at Fort Southwind (aka Oleg) in the “Province of Thorn” accompanied by a half dozen men at arms.
The party decides to provide hospitality and nominally accept the two missions, namely
1) To find the black knights fort – Given by Sheriff Cage Blunnde
2) To find the Tomb of King Narven – Given by Professor Phinneus Krane
Kesten’s double pay trick is revealed, and the Sheriff runs over him with a metaphorical bus as Nyx enjoys shoving him under it.
The party then discusses with itself what expedition to go on.
The Sons of Daggermark are sent to locate the black knights fort and explore the territories on the way.
The party discusses magic items with Krane, who recognizes the cloak that Nyx is wearing. An awkward conversation ensues. Happs is thrown under the bus, then Kressle, but Krane seems to gain a different perspective.
A messenger is sent to Restov to hire stone masons.
A plan is made for a 14 day outing. Oleg is hit up for supplies. The party brings 18 days rations (18lbs/person) and sets out with
and… no one else.
The party heads SE and discover’s that the bone pit was misplaced on the map by the Sons of Daggermark who are reaaaallly bad at wilderness mapping.
The party explores the area.
The party encounters Loretta who is camping the area, on return from a ranging into the forest.
After some conversation, they tell her about Jhod and the Temple, and give her water from the temple to try to see if that cures her. She takes it and no one can tell if it worked.
The party agrees to return here the night after the full moon, (the 28).
The party explores the area. finding a crack in the rock of a rocky crag. There is a glittering inside said crack. Gareth notes the potential of this spot to be developed into a gold mine, then hides the entrance with plant growth.
The party heads SW to the Thorn River, encountering a rickety wooden bridge that appears to have had much better days. Halfway through the crossing, the party is set upon by bandits, who are, for once, dispatched. After some near drowning incidents involving falling from the bridge, a successful crossing is made. Pollux goes back for his stuff.
The area is fully explored without incident
They head SE towards the river meetup
and explore the area, finding orc assaulting a fur merchant/finder. After killing and looting the surprisingly laden orcs, they discover that the furrier, Eric, has a surprising haul of his own, including tatzlwyrm hides, and a unicorn hide and horn. Elves are enraged.
A funeral is held for the unicorn, burning its horn and pelt. The items are consumed in a beautiful yet subtle white light.
Eric is searched further, and a black dragon’s fang is recovered. He admits to trying to smuggle it past the black skinned kobolds that live near here. He says he found it in the Slough.