The Price of Progress

Military Minds

Oct 5.
After long discussions with each other and with Benwick, the party decides it is best to inform Lord Drysdale of the letter to Toraash, and of Ronnik‘s attempt to harm the party.
Drysdale welcomes the emissaries of the Prince, and the Dwarf from the north. He asks the party to stay for a discussion of what to do, which the party tries to decline, as they want to avoid Ronnik. A guard suggests that they hide upstairs and hear what Ronnik has to say about his accusations.
Ronnik avoids the issue and after realizing that conversation about what to do with the militia is going nowhere, Lia decides to make their presence known.
After some coersion Ronnik admits his actions but suggests that he didn’t know who the hit was on, and asks for the black stone. Drysdale barely reprimands Ronnik, who storms off infuriated. Drydale aggrees to hold off on any action until a better plan can be agreed on.

At brunch the next morning Drysdale offers his protection to the party, and mentions that he will be watching Ronnik more closely. Some strategies are discussed and it is agreed that the party will venture to Enlad to try and find Thorion’s tomb before the orcs.

The party arrives at Enlad and quickly goes to the capitol of Berila. There Lia introduces herself to the governer, Kildrak attempts to gather information from local pub patrons (though it is probably too early in the day to talk to anyone important), and Breach scours the expansive libraries. Breach manages to narrow down a list of possible places that thorion could be buried. It is late in the day, but the Party comes across a tomb marked by a picture of a broken staff (among other markings) which is likely a sign for Thorion.

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Bannites on Osskil?

Sept. 30
Lia went to fetch Benwick as Breach and Kildrak kept Sal in the cave. After some discussion Sal was dispatched and the party returned to town in the rain.
The streets were empty due to the downpour save for a small band of mugger’s (who were quickly dispatched). It was discovered that the halfling leader was hired by Gordi, a Lieutenant loyal to Ronnik.
Benwick treated the party to some evening refreshments at the Stumbling Giant Inn and Tavern, where Gordi happened to be this evening also. Some information was gathered on the Eye of the Tyrant, and the orc general Toraash. Lia confronted Gordi.

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Restwell Keep

Sept 23.
Breach and Lia met up with Kildrak and a local townsfolk On the Isle of Osskil. They were quickly met by a goblin ambush, unusual for the south shore of the Isle.
The group was brought back to Restwell Keep, the hub of military organization for this area. They were rushed through a check in proccess upon arriving but then found ample amount of downtime while the disorganized and unskilled leaders try to accomplish something.

The three were approached by brother Benwick a portly monk who has concerns about general Ferdinanad Ronnik. The party was asked to follow Sal (one of Ronnik’s lackey’s) to a secret grotto. Sal was found in a cave full of lizardfolk and a Dragonborn mercenary named Kesk. After trying to introduce themselves the three were forced to battle with Kesk and the Lizardman. A letter to Toraash and a claw pendant were found on Kesk’s body. Sal was cornered and gave the party an ornately cut black stone.

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First Sessions

4th of Dune 401 AF (After the Fall [of the Wall of the Dead]).
On Havnor, Prince Barreth and Adviser Koreth Entertain Lia and Breach as friends of the government. The Prince suggests of a game of diplomacy to pass the time, but really wants a new perspective as the nobles he normally plays with are predictable and do not think like the orcs and goblins of the north.
Breach impresses the Prince with his novel thinking and offers him a position as Adviser to Chief General Ghald.

Elsewhere on Enlad, and orcish incursion destroys a half dozen villages. The attacks are becoming more frequent, though no more dangerous. Kildrak almost loses his long time family friend in the foray. Mayor Raddak gives a rousing speech on how it is everyone’s responsibility to protect their community. Kildrak has agreed to help them fight back.

5th of Dune 401AF
Breach and Lia are picked up by a ship on its way to Enlad and Osskil with a band of mildly trained soldiers and fresh graduates from the wizards’ school on Roke. This ship passes through a flock of stirges but the sailors and adventurers have no trouble dispatching those that attack.

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Log August
preparations

This is a work in progress. I intend to to start the game in online format in September, using screenmonkey and skype. Updates are coming.

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