Relics of the Past, Shadows of the Future
Into the Crumbling Tower
- The party came upon a clearing in the woods that contained a pattern of iron posts, roughly 1 meter tall & 2 inches in diameter. The pattern was missing 3 posts, which were nowhere to be found. The adventures vowed to return once they acquired either the missing posts or more information.
- Ruester heard battle during his watch in the evening, roused his comrades & prepared for battle. The party headed towards the fracas to investigate. After about a half an hour, the party found scene of a small melee. 2 elves & 1 goblin were found dead; each had little of worth on them. Tracks led away from the battle site in the rough direction of the crumbling tower.
- After an intense debate the group decided to follow the tracks back to the tower, intent on saving any prisoners that could be held there. Veyron approached the tower to investigate & found an opening in the rear of the tower that was guarded by a lone hobgoblin. He sneaked behind him and buried a sword in his spine. Mersa joined Veyron in the back of the tower, while Ruester, Durg, & Kilgor approached from the front. Kilgor bravely led the charge in the front of the tower, drawing attention away from Mersa & Veyron, who were flanking their enemies. Veyron masterfully dispatched a number of foes with his sneak attack, while the rest of the party worked together to destroy the remaining foes.
- The party descended a stairwell within the tower & found a few joined rooms containing 2 elf prisoners and a number of enemies; goblins and hobgoblins. Durg rushed the room and kicked over a heavy brazier, which badly burned hobgoblins standing nearby. Ruester then threw the body of a fallen enemy from the previous battle into the fray. Several enemies were spooked into delayed action. Mersa performed a coup de grace on an enemy made unconscious by Kilgor’s sleep spell, teleported the corpse & herself between two enemy archers and continued her attacks. After killing their enemies an elven slave told the party of his destroyed town. It was west of the tower, north of the lake. He then fled the tower. The group took a short rest & broke for the session.