by, 09-26-2009 at 07:48 PM (607 Views)
In the morning, the party met a watchman who escorted them to the garrison. There they met some chair-ridden aristocrats, one standing, and constanble Witherby, playing with his falcon. The aristocrats offered to let the party turn itself in for armed mayhem, or to meet on the country road for a duel of honor. After lots of debate, the party chose duel of honor.
Asher met a hoarse-voiced watchman, who explained that the dragon cult would be willing to consider allowing the party membership, considering their respectable magical abilities. The watchman said that he would arrange a meeting at midnight at the top of the halfling bluffs in six days (Tuesday). That night, Silas lots some points with Paul, because Paul had to remind him of his duty to perform the Long Prayer.
With great fortitude, Silas endured the sixth night of the Long Prayer. That day he met his friend Venil, who happened to be in town working security for a river shipment, at the inn, and quickly recruited him for security at the duel. The party left to meet the nobles on the highway, one mile from the village. Phaux and Ex got a head start, and met the party when it arrived, shortly after the aristocrats' party did. From the first wagon unloaded two halflings, two soldiers, three nobles, and a priest of Olidammara. After some nervous tension about weapons (there were many), Silas cast a spell on himself, the aristocrats declared an ambush, and the duel became a melee. The aristocrats were cut down in short order, Venil took some bloody hits, and it was a fairly fast fight. A halfling escaped that Ex tracked down and killed, and Venil chased down a soldier into the farmland, wrestling him down and the cutting his gizzard.
After finding jeweled daggers on the nobles, some gold (and some things Asher found), another debate began, hastened by the approach of a wagon from Featherwood. Asher met the travelers and explained that an ambush had taken place, and that the travelers should wait until the scene was cleared. They continued anyway, surveying the strange scene of different priests, a gnome (in nature-garb), dead nobles (bandits?), and a blood-spattered warrior. So they hustled the horses away as fast as possible. Debate ensued, ending with Hubert taking the loaner wagon toward Karlston, some fencing and crops placed over the dead to help them burn, and the rest of the party taking the nobles' wagon to catch up with Hubert.
After nightfall, the bulk of the party met Hubert, camping at a Farlanghghghg altar. They set up a watch schedule, and tried to sleep after hearing some very insistent wolf-howls in the distance.
Asher - 275
Hubert - 300
Phaux - 275
Silas - 300
Venil - 275
The differences are pretty much a roleplaying bonus - the clerics seemed to have the most character this time. If I missed something that was XP worthy, please remind me.
In addition to voting for MVP, feel free to add reflections on the session, since my posting is basically a quick outline. Also, it helps to know what the players are planning for next session, so add that (as long as you have something to plan).