After saving the village of Winterhaven, and being declared heroes of Winterhaven, the PCs decided to leave the village and continue exploring the larger world. Although the Prophecy foretold by the dust hag scared them they believed they had stopped it from coming to pass by closing the Shadowfell rift. They met with a merchant in Winterhaven who hired them on as guards for one of his trips to the town of Fallcrest. After a short and uneventful trip the PCs arrived in the town of Fallcrest. The four young women had never been to such a sizable town before and found it a tad overwhelming at first. They immediately set out to explore the town, drink some fine ale and have a good time.
Meanwhile the bugbear Stromozone had come to Fallcrest from a different direction. Although he considered the small town to be somewhat provincial and backwater he still decided that this was the best place to begin his career as a traveling juggler. He quickly staked out a corner and began to juggle. Soon he was beset upon by the local thieves guild who were really just a group of thugs calling themselves a thieves guild. They made him pay for the right to be on the streets which he did. Then Strom tried to settle in and spend the little bit of coin the guild had let him keep by finding drink at a local inn.
He arrived at the tavern just as an old farmer named Jeril was was being kicked out for bothering the other drinkers. Strom stopped to ask the man what was wrong and was greeted with a sad tale. The man claimed that invisible vandals were destroying his farm. He claimed they attacked every night, sowing his fields with salt and throwing rocks through his windows and their attacks were getting worse. He feared he would lose his farm or his sanity if he didn’t get some help. Strom promised to help him and agreed to meet the man the next day. The farmer thanked him and Strom continued into the tavern to get some drink.
As Strom drank and ate the ladies continued their explorations. They found many curious sites, including flyers hung throughout the city calling for brave souls to spend a night in a haunted tower. Since the pay was good BC decided they should follow up on this offer as soon as they had a bite to eat. As luck would have it they ended up at the same tavern as Strom and were amazed to find a big purple furred bugbear among the drinkers.
They had all just settled into their meals when guards entered the tavern asking for anyone who spoke draconic. Breanna raised her hand. The guards explained the Lord of the city needed to see her at once. Seeing a great opportunity to meet the city’s lord and further his entertainment career Strom quickly slipped next to a stunned Breanna, telling the guards he was her friend and bodyguard and had to come with her. Not really caring who came as long as they got who they were sent for the guards took them all.
When they were brought before the lord he told them something dark had happened. A kobold, female by the markings on her face and body, had stumbled through the gate sick and weak and with a massive growth on her neck. She was rambling in draconic and none of the officials or guards could speak it since the wizard Nimrozoran was away on business. The lord feared that she may carry grave tidings and wanted to hear what she was saying. Breanna translated. The kobold, Meepo was her name, explained that for over a year she had been held captive by the Bloodreavers, a sadistic group of goblins that were conducting horrific experiments in the sword barrow. Finally she had managed to escape but not before stealing a magical artifact which she figured was somehow important to their dark doings. She ran back to her old home in Kobold Hall only to find a great evil had taken over while she was held captive by the Bloodreavers. This evil had taken the artifact and she had fled. She didn’t know where else to go. Then to the PC’s horror Meepo drew the symbol she had seen the Bloodreavers use. It was the symbol of the Elder Elemental Eye that they seen in their prophecy and it was written in Meepo’s blood just as the dust hag foretold. The Prophecy was coming true! Having finally given the warning to someone Meepo fell silent and quickly passed away.
Fearing what this means the lord asked the PCs to meet with him early the next morning and discuss what they were to do next. The PCs were even more concerned because it appeared that they had not stopped the Prophecy by closing the Shadowfell rift as they had initially thought.
- The Bugbear Stromozone joined the party as a PC!
- The PC’s arrived at Fallcrest
- The PC’s worked as guards for Baiwin Wilarson
- The PCs met the farmer Jeril
- The PCs began four quests!
- The PCs met Meepo who died shortly after
- The PCs learned they had not stopped the Prophecy