In Search of Gold, Glory and God

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Dorian's Journal: Session 1
A new beginning

After much travelling and hardship I have finally found myself in a town. I have not seen many signs of life since reaching the frontier lands. The road has been long but I must not stop now. This is where I begin anew.

In the tavern I found a board with postings for jobs. I eventually settled on a job to investigate a cave where owlbears are thought to be living and to take them out. I knew this would be too difficult to take on alone so I joined up with two other adventurers. The first was a female cleric. She had an aura of naivete about her. This did not strike me as an uncommon feature for new adventurers so I did not question it. The second was a magic user. A thin man who wore little protection and very lightly armed.

We set out in the middle of the day. The cave was not a very long hike away. There was fresh blood at the mouth meaning that our enemy was injured or they had brough back some poor soul. I hoped for the first. When we approached it we decided I would head in first as I had the most combat experience. I felt slightly uneasy heading into danger with these strangers. It didn’t take long to reach the nest. There were 3 owlbears inside. One seemed heavily injured. Our magician cast a sleep spell on the beasts. We crept inside an finished them off while they were sleeping. This tactic struck me as underhanded but i did not object. We accomplished our task unscathed. We found a body in the nest. A guard was caught and dragged back here. We decided to bring back his belongings to town. We also decided to break some eggs so more monsters would not be trouble to the people.

When we got back we were greeted by the guards. They quickly became solemn when they saw what I was holding. The guards thanked us for our effort and our generosity in bringing back their companion. The captain personally paid us.

We celebrated our success in the tavern. I talked to an elf girl. She seemed to be a bit more experienced wandering these lands. She told be about the Sword Coast where lobster people live. They worship giant crabs as gods. The people are gentle but their gods are aggressive. This land always seems to have more surprises. I talked to the elf girl for a bit longer and eventually head for bed.

In the morning we looked at the bounty board and decided to go after a group of bandit sisters. We prepared by visiting some of the town locals. I didn’t care for many of them or their services but there was one interesting fellow. The town smith had many impressive items on sale and sharpened my blade with finesse that just can’t be found easily anymore.

The elf girl from the night before was also after the bounty so i invited her to travel with us. As we travelled we talked about ourselves. The elf girl seemed more open to discussion than the others. I had no problems sharing my identity. On the road we met a merchant. He had many trinkets. I decided to buy something off of him on a whim. Maybe his charm will bring me good luck.

Later on the road we crossed a den of some sorts. The cleric threw in a bomb and out came some dog-human creatures. We vanquished the first few easily but one managed to greatly injure the cleric. When all our foes were gone or dead we examined the cleric to find her already dead. We took her back to town and delivered her body to the temple of her god. I gave some money to pay for the funeral. Its an unfortunate end that adventurers don’t like to think about. We were more worried about our lost time than our lost companion.

The next morning another cleric, this time a man joined up with us to help track down the bounty. When we reached the parish the bandits were hiding in it was dark so we waited. In the morning we scouted the area and formed a plan of attack. We stormed in from an opening in the rear avoiding arrow fire and catching them a bit off guard. They were no match for us. We headed upstairs to find the leader cowering in a corner. The mage mocked her and provoked her into into personally challenging him. He cast his sleep on her. Seeing this the remaining guards fled and we brought back one of the triplets. The guard captain rewarded us handsomely. However, we have yet to find a valuable statue stolen from the temple. She says it has been sold. Our next move is to track it down.

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Dorian's Journal Session 2
A Little Girl's Dream

The first day back from travelling was not an eventful one. Somehow I had managed to sleep until noon. You never know how tired you really are until you’re in a real bed. When I had finally awoken I found a note on my door. It was from the magic user. In it he said he had business elsewhere and will be departing immediately. I do not miss him. He was a strong companion but not the most pleasant person to be around. However, I met some new adventurers. The first introduced himself as a merchant but the way he handled his weapons I could tell he was more than that. His name is Arol. We were discussing if he had seen the statue we were looking for when another man approached. It was the young magic user that my old friend had talked to. He was wondering where he had went. I told him he left and he looked disheartened. I asked his name and he told me it was Logan. When we found out Arol did not have the statue we were looking for we left the tavern.

With what little of the day was left I spent at the market. I purchased a leather bag that hangs off my belt for quick access to rations and potions. However I still had more rations than I could possibly carry. I decided to head over to the temple of the water lord and leave some rations with them. I’m sure they will give my gift to those that need it most. By the time I made it to the stables they were closed.

The next day I headed to the stables first. The man there was an odd one named Jessepe. After much chatter he sold us his two finest horses for a good price. When I inquired about a wagon he offered me a broken down caravan that much needed a repair job. His price was 1000 silver. Not wanting to pay this much I tried to bargain with him. Instead of lowering his price he made me a deal. If I could bring a unicorn from the Great Forest to the north to his daughter’s wedding he would give it to me for free. I took him up on his offer knowing the wagon would be of much use to us. I went to the temple to hire a maiden to attract a unicorn and some hunters and trackers to aid us.

On the first day of travel nothing of note happened but we were attacked at night. It was more of those fiendish dog people. They attempted to surround us but Logan and I guarded the flanks. The main group was defeated shortly after. It was then my turn to keep watch. On my watch we were approached by human figures. When I met them they wanted me to give them our valuables. But then they noticed the hunters and they seemed to recognize some of them as friends. The bandits then told me about their troubles finding honest work being exiles. I sympathized with them and gave them a small donation. They marked their camp on my map and told me to contact them if we were in trouble and tipped me off to another bandit group. I thanked them as they left.

The next day nothing happened but we were again disturbed in the night. This time a creature like the one I had seen travelling to the parish wandered toward our camp. Arol tried to lure it away but it spotted him and badly injured him. When i awoke I tossed him a potion and put on my armor. The creature was quickly felled with a few slashes of Arol’s blade and a well placed spear from me. We stripped the hide from the creature, took its head and filled a bottle with its ichor. When I removed my spear from the creature the tip had been changed to a more rugged substance.

Today we reach the forest edge. In this wild land I do not know what to expect.

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Tavrick Session 2
Part of the team.

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Party Day 1:
  Another day at Water’s Edge, I wore a cloak and pointed hat to show that I’m not another armour wearing fool off to do battles, but a man to help in problems. I still haven’t tried any of two spells my mentor gave me, but I felt that soon I would have had to try out “Charm” to see if it could grab me a team. A soldier that was with that one magic user I met in this tavren a little while back was at the tavern again, and having a pointed conversation with a merchant. I figured I could try and help, since he’s with a new person, maybe he’s making a new team. I came to help, but the merchant just left and after very brief introductions I got to join them on their way to some temple.

  After a very brief time at the temple we went to a market, where the solider, who’s name I learned to be Dorian, told me about how the old magic user left and the woman with them had died in the field. I then formally introduced myself to our other member, the holy man Brawn. A man then came up to talk to me, but seeing my confusion he went to talk to brawn. It turns out that man was the merchant from earlier, except he’s actually an aspiring adventurer wanting to join us, named Aerol. (Us. I’m part of something bigger now.) I wanted to go grab a blade though after I found out about the last death on the field and went out just to grab a very basic knife. After asking for the knife though, Moly Pete scryed me about a bean stew he was making. My questions of where he was, what the spells were and when can I come back were unanswered. There wasn’t else much that day, Dorian gave food to the church (perhaps he does it for Brawn, as a sign that he respects his church, must enquire…) and then we went to a closed stables

Party Day 2:
  We went to Donald’s Equine and met it’s owner/operator “Crazy” Jesepe. He seemed to keep away from telling us prices and was very keen towards Aerol, telling Aerol that he could have his job one day. Aerol declined stating his preference to death rather then taking that roll, then explained to me the lies “Sarcasm” in what he said and what “Sarcasm” is; I continued to learn more about it through the day. We ended up buying a beautiful Maroon horse named Viranda, and a splotched black and white horse, whose name was Jennifer, but Aerol deemed it changed to Strider. Dorian had his mind set on a wagon to carry us and made a deal with Jesepe that we’d find a unicorn for his daughter before her wedding and we’d get a broken down wagon. I’m just glad to be with other people.

  We went to a magus to learn if he knew much about unicorns, and the moment he said that he knew that Jesepe had talked of wanting one for years, I realized he didn’t know how to get one or would charge a very high price for it. After everyone else decided that going out and just finding a unicorn would be our plan, we went to the temple and got a maiden working there to come with us on our outing. She would be on our way to where we waited with out horses. As me, Brawn and Aerol waited after the maiden arived, Dorian had left for service men, and came back with 8 raggedy dressed bowmen. We left for the forest where we might find a unicorn. The first day of travel I inspected the amulet Dorian wore, it just said Frost on it.

  That night I was woken up by the call of “Dog men are attacking but not Sir Snuffy Bottoms!”. I, needless to say, was very confused. As I got out of bed Dorian beckoned me over to help him put his armour on. We didn’t lose a single man on the fight and all but one of the dog men were killed. During the fight when I tried to cast “Charm” onto the dogman, it looked at me in the eyes. As it fought Dorian it was bleeding badly, I ran up to end it’s life, with a hand on it’s shoulders, but I missed, and instead Dorian sliced that dogman in half with a smile on his face as he walked over to the other two wolves, salivating at the mouth. It was like they were cruel reflections of each other

Party Day 3:

  The day was pretty uneventful. The night we were woken up by a loud scream a bit away from the camp. I still hadn’t full rested and was spell less so I just took out my dagger waiting for whatever we were fighting. It turned out to be a weird bird/lizard (I like to call it the Fowl-Lizard) Dorian speared it through the chest and it fell dead, oozing a black substance inplace of blood. We gathered some of it in empty health potion vials. I scooped some into an empty metal rations container, making sure to not get any on the outside. It could be useful.

Party Day 4:
  We arrived at the edge of the forest, and saw a tired looking Fowl-Lizard nearby.

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Tavrick Session 3
First Kill

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Party Day 4:
  The forest loomed in front of us with another of those Fowl Lizards in the way, except this one was dreary and slow. We decided to go around it to not waste time and effort in another fight. Dorian told us of Bandits that he had met during night watch that have a camp near the forest, and how they warned of other dangerous bandits in the forest, so we kept an eye out. We came to a few forks in our path through the path between the dense trees, but we never took long to choose a path.
Around sometime into the path we encountered small mushrooms on edge of the path, so I picked up a few. (They don’t seem edible but I’d like to see if there’s anything interesting about these) Later, there was slightly bigger mushrooms, and I went to grab one to add to my collection. That was a mistake as slits appeared in it’s sides and it made a horrible screech. Spiders the size of dogs with barbed tails fell from the tree canopy, luckily closer to the front of our caravan and not near me.

 I could hear the sounds of metal and looked over and see our group fighting these spiders off. I turned back to the mushroom and just wanted to yell at it to stop, but what good would yelling be to drown out the yelling. I turned to our archers and told them to assist my team since I’m too inexperienced and ill equipped to help, but they scoffed my notion. I wasn’t the one who hired them. I turned back to the screaming mushroom and took out my dagger. I begged it to stop so I wouldn’t have to kill it. As Brawn shouted out to the rangers with us they did and the mushroom stopped screaming. A heartbeat later it was a human voice in the air. Aerol had been knocked unconscience by the last spider, the other two slain. I found myself watching the cleric fail to hit the spider as dorian rushed to aid, his blade landing short, as I ran up and drove my dagger through the spider and killed it.

  I sat down for a while, I thought I was ready to kill with that dog man, but I wasn’t ready. I tried getting venom from the spiders but watched Aerol collect it’s teeth instead as Brawn wrapped it’s tail around his morning star. Later into the forest we found a human sized mushroom. It happened so fast, It stumbled foward, Dorian sliced it and green ooze flowed out, then brawn bashed it with his barbed morning star and it fell dead with a dent in it. He It was rolled out of the way and we marched out of the forest, down a path and to a camp. The camp of the Green knights.

  They seemed confused at out arrival but quickly opened their doors to us as the rangers were men they knew and Dorian they recognised from the night before. We stayed the night, healed up our wounded (Brawn for the arrow that loosed to the side of his arm and Aerol after being unconscious after the spider fight.)

Party Day 5:
  We awoke and set off back to the forest before getting word from the Green Knights that our best bet to find a unicorn would be the lake in the maze, although it is well hidden, but if we find it, that’s where we should stay. With that, we left back into the forest. If some mushrooms start screaming this time around, maybe I’ll kill them before spiders fall.

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Dorian's Journal Session 3
A Walk in the Woods

When we arrived at the edge of the forest another one of those bird-lizard creatures. This one seemed more sluggish than the previous ones we encountered so we decided to go around it and avoid injury. The creature was confused and turned back. The edge of the forest loomed ahead of us.

We started down a rough path that lead into the heart of the forest. I told my companions about the green knights and we decided to ask them for advice on our quest since our hunting party was inexperienced traversing the forest. It took us about half the day to march there. Along the way we encountered some forest spiders that proved to be no match for us. Aerol was injured by one of them but it was nothing that a potion could not fix. Further along we encountered a person sized mushroom that was not rooted to the ground. It made its way toward us ominously but we cut it down easily.

When we arrived at the encampment only some of the green knights recognized me. Luckily their leader was one that did. He seemed confused to see us but when I explained our quest and trouble in the forest he was glad to help. He suggested heading for a lake that was in the heart of the forest to the north. He also looked after our wounded and offered some supplies. We stayed the night.

In the morning I said my farewells but wished I could help these people more. He said it was no problem for him and that he was happy to actually do some good. I’m glad that these people are not our enemies.

We’re on the road again headed back into the forest. I’m both excited and nervous about what we might face.

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