Heads of the Dragon

The Horde

We joined our adventurers, as Adron is set upon by the forces of the Horde. After the roits that killed many a Kolbolt the enemy are look to find the one to blame and Adron is in their crosshairs. seeing his new friend being taken to the main tent, Drake springs into action with the help of Balaren.
Making his way to the tent to free Adron, he finds him in a cage with none other than the monk they had set out to find. Freeing the two of them, they made there way back to the main camp to find that chaos has ensued. 
Flame lick the night sky, from the burning camp and the sound of rasping metal and arrows flying through the air. Reinforcements have come, Corin had not let them down. Giving the order to attack while atop his wolf pet, Corin readies his ice sling prepared to cover the escape of his allies.
In the Melee Kairon and Hoshi meet up with Balaren and then Drake and Adron carrying the close to death monk.
As they turn to make their escape, Kairon catches a glimpse of Langdedrosa. The half dragon that had striked him down in one to one combat. Only after meditating, and speaking with his God, has Kairon a new purpose. Asmodeus believes that there is a link between Langdedrosa and the cult worshipers (including his father) that killed his mother. Death, one way or the other, is coming.
Ripping himself away from his pray, Kairon calls the retreat and the band of adventurers escape from the burning camp, into the night.
On their return to the garrison, the question the monk, Leosin. It is during this, that they find out, the blade that Drake is searching for could well be the key to bringing back the horde queen Tiamat.
They group agree to travel back with Leosim to Candle Keep and 
see if any of the monks there can aid them in their quest to find and stop the dragon horde.
With the arrival at Candle keep, Drake unlocks his mask of fox's cunning, both he and Kairon try their luck at flirting with a beautiful half elf and fail. Leaving Kairon to inspect the vast array of weapons on display, looking for a new pact weapon. Balaron and Adron sign up for classes the following day, hoping they are not in with the younglings.
However as the group go to speak to the scholar about the blade, they find her room trashed and her cold dead body…..

Join us next time for more adventurers from 'The Guild'

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Questions and Answers

The adventures regroup in the keep and Kairon nurses his wounds after being healed of the worse effects.  From further questioning of the captured cultist it is learnt that the Half Dragon they encountered was called Langdedrosa Cyanwrath.

The cultist confirmed it was Langdedrosa that led the assault on Greenest and he would of retreated back to the main camp.  But no amount of threats or intimidation would make the cultist reveal where this was.

The group retire to the one tavern that is left standing in Greenest to plan their next move.  While here they are approached by monk who is looking for aid, the monk discloses that his master had been captured by the Cult a number of days ago and was in need of rescue.    The group tentivity agree to investigate.  The next morning Hoshi visits the Keep and learns that the Mayor plans on sending what men he can spare to hunt down the Cults base.  At the insistence of Hoshi, Tarbaw agrees to put the guards under the Paladins command.

The group set out guided by rough hearsay from a number of sources.  On their hunt the group comes across a Cultist Camp.  Using some looted Cultist robes both Drake and Balaren make their way into the camp using the pretense that they had captured a bound Hoshi.  The three learn there is no love loss between the Kolbolds and the Cultists, and they are trying to bring Tiamat back to this plane of exsistance.

Balaren engineers a fight with the Kolbolds forcing the allies to attack each other.  Once the killing is over only the three adventurers remain.

Using his familiar Balaren was able to locate the Cults base, snuggled in a small valley to the north east.  Relaying this information the band traipse towards it and manages to avoid a trap for any unwary travellers.

Once at the camp, Balaren, Adron, Kairon, Drake and Hoshi don robes or pretend to be mercenaries to gain access.

The group manage to release some prisoners but get caught up in a fray, after Adron and Balaren tried to incite the Kolbolds to revolt.

Adron is led off towards the back of the camp while Balaren manages to slip away 

 

 

 

 

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To Greenest!

The weary band of adventurers  continued north escorting the recently liberated Dwarf home.  As they crest the bend of the road, the group notices black smoke billowing from from the small town below them.

Moving cautiously forward the band could make out recent signs of battle.  A number of houses laid as smoking charred husks and others with walls collapsed.  The Dwarven companion lets loose a cry of despair and runs head long into town looking for his loved ones.

Having no such attachments the group cross the bridge to the south of the town and are immediately greeted by a roving band of Kolbolds.  In the brief battle they are dispatched without much effort, but a shrill horn call announces another band who are in pursuit of a number of towns folk.

Driven to protect the innocent Hoshi moved forward while the rest looked to flank the newcomers.  Again the battle was brief, the kolbolds offering no real challenge.  From the refugees it is learnt that any who have survived the initial assault are gathering at the keep.

It was at this point a roar could be heard overhead.  Looking up they could see a circling form of a winged dragon its blue scales glinting in the mid day sun.

The group moves on escorting the tired and wounded refugees to the towns keep.  It is here they meet the towns mayor, Tarbaw Nighthill who quickly pleads for help.  After deliberation the group agree to help what is left of the towns guard track down and help any townsfolk who are in trouble or looking to get to safetly.

After a skirmish down by the river the group manages to capture a human cultist who had been leading another pack of Kolbolds.  From him they learn this was a raid to capture wealth and prisoners to further progress the Cult of the Dragon.

Horn blasts from the keep draw the bands attention, just in time to see the blue Dragon descent on the keep and disappear into the court yard.  Rushing back they engage the Dragon in the vain hope that they could delay or wound it enough for another to bring down.

During the course of the battle they learn the Dragon's name 'Lennithon' but despite of the taunts and threats by Lennithon it quickly becomes apparent that he is merely toying with them and grew bored of the raid.  None of the group can stop Lennithon when he decides to take flight and leave.  Merely count their blessings that they had hurt the best and survived. 

But it was not over as dusk drew in shrill horn calls announced a new presence outside of the keep.  Climbing the walls the group stare out to a large number of Kolbolds herding frightened and scared townsfolk forward.  In front was a large muscular Blue Half Dragon who challenges the defenders

The Tiefling Warlock Kairon accepts his challenge and meets him outside the main gates in single combat.   The Half Dragon defeats Kairon leaving him unconscious.  Hoshi rushes to his side and heals the worse of the wounds.

 

 

 

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The Goblin cave

We find our unlikely group just as they enter the cave of the goblins who attacked them on the road to candle keep.

As they explore the cave network, they found a trio of chained up wolves. After engaging with the wolves, 4 goblins attack from a ledge behind them.

Once the group have dealt with the goblins and wolves (befriending one in the process) the tiefling shouting 'I got this', runs down the tunnel chasing the last goblin. Only to find two more bigger wolves flanked by a couple of ugly snarling bugbears!

As a group starts to shows signs of working as a effective fighting unit the leave the bugbears as burning holes in the ground, they press on…

In the next room they come across the Lord of the cave and a chained up drawf.

The battle that follows sees one of the wizards fall to a well placed goblin arrow, and the drawf fight against his captures. With the goblins falling in turn and the goblin Lord taking its last breath, our adventurers finish for the day and look back on what they have done and what loot they have collected.

With the group coming together to overcome the trails and the forging of unlikely friendships, we look to the future of these adventurers and the next step in their journey together…

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And It Begins
The story

Murran also known as the sailors city a bustling port in Amn, where Human, Dwarf and Elves rubbed shoulders with Half Orcs, Halflings and Gnomes.

Amidst this squalor our journey starts in a Taven located in the busy merchant quarter, the taven much like others was full of music, shouting and of course drinking. Each of our adventurers had found themselves with lodgings and were drinking, chatting, dicing or even wenching night away.

As the night drew close the patrons started to file away stumbling into the darkness beyond the door, it was at this point a half elf approached Adron Stormwind with some grave news.

As they spoke in hushed tones the last few patrons milled around in the bar area, one large red skinned male Tiefling made his way up stairs.

No sooner had he done so, the door of the Tavern flew open ignoring the protests of the staff members and hooded and cloaked figure strode in. The new comer glanced around the room and upon spying the hunched together figures of Adron and the Half Elf, the stranger let flew with a single dagger which embedded itself with unnerving accuracy in the Half Elfs throat killing him instantly.

As the now dead man slumped forward in to the arms of Adron, no one noticed the Human silently and quickly going through the body's pockets.

Commotion broke loose as the stranger turned to make good his escape only to find the door closed and barred by a Human by the name of Drake. This surprise did not last long as both he and Drake crashed to the floor as a magical wave of sleep overcame them.

After coming to, and finding himself bound by a group of confused but annoyed individual's the assassin gave little away before the lights flickered out plunging the tavern into darkness. A dark shape stormed past the group and the assassin let out a high pitched scream. As the extinguished torches enchantments sparked them back in to life, the scene of the male Tiefling holding the assassin's eye by its connecting tissue. Shortly afterwards he took his own life before the town guard turned up.

The those present agree to help Adron get to the bottom of why someone would want to kill the Half Elf, Drake reluctantly agrees after the tavern owner tells the Town Guard of his attempts to steal the nights take.

The Group journey northward and its on this road they find two dead horses no more than a few days dead. Cautiously approaching the scene and fearing a trap, they did not have to wait long when a small band of goblins break through the tree line next to Drake. A short skirmish ensues, and its not long before the band is dead in the undergrowth.

Led by the Paladin Hoshi and his friend Kyla a Cleric of TORM the group left the road and ventured to find the goblin lair…

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