15 Nov 2015 Session Narrative.
Continuing on to Balcorran, The Party arrives at sunset in the town of Epeshe. There is the town well in the center with the Inn and stables to the north and to the west is the guard shack flying House Idald colors. We are to be looking for the daughter of the Innkeeper, The Dead Man’s Hand.
At this point, The Party splits; Sprocket and Bilarro head for the Inn to secure lodging, while Islay and Maxon make their way to the stables to secure our horses and Vara and Raul to investigate.
Inside The Dead Man’s Hand, Bilarro and Sprocket notice, sitting at a large table is a group of Theriaminians(sp). Their leader, Tolar said they are celebrating their new deal on the mineral rights in the area.
In the stables, both Islay and Maxon notice there is an absence of nighttime sounds and the street lights have not yet been lit and that the stable boy has fallen seriously ill.
Vera and Raul are off to investigate who badly ill the stable boy is. When they arrived at his house, the boy’s mother invites them in to see if Raul can help her boy. After examining the boy, Raul notices he has corpuscles that look similar to the ones Bilarro had.
In the Inn, Tolar asks what is our business in town? We state we are looking for a woman who is wearing a red scarf. One of Tolar’s party states he has seen someone fitting that description at the town well.
After deducing what is affecting the boy could be spread by contaminating the town well, Raul went to the well and found out it doesn’t appear to be poisoned.
Islay forced open the door to a home north of the Inn to find a woman inside sick with the same corpuscles as the boy.
Maxon meets Vara at the stable boy’s house to question the boy’s mother about what happened. Maxon, upon inspection, the boy’s mother appears to be about 60 years old…far too old to be this boy’s mother.
Islay returned to the Inn with Sprocket and Bilarro to question the innkeeper about the woman with the red scarf when one of Tolar’s sons vomited and was, quickly taken upstairs to their room.
The group of three homes to the north-east, one has a woman who appears to be sick, one has an old man who was quite cross being woken up who doesn’t appear to be sick and the same with another woman in the last house.
Maxon, Vera and Raul are at the guard house when one of the guards attacks through one of the windows. The guard looks like a zombie and at this point, Raul starts the guard house on fire.
During the fight, Sprocket notices there is a large number of creatures heading towards us. They should be on us in about a minute or so.
After defeating the zombies, The Party retreated to inside the Inn just before the creatures arrived. Which turned out to be ~100 skeletons…and the woman with the red scarf moving through them as if she was their mother. The woman with the red scarf clearly had us surrounded and outnumbered, but yet something prevents them from getting any closer than a few feet from the Inn.
After about 10 minutes, a man entering town casts multiple, what looks like fireball spells to disperse the skeleton horde. After they are dispersed, the man was invited in for a drink. Brasco is his name. He is an adventurer heading to Balcorran, and he looks like he means business. He is wearing armor that seems to be made from a black dragon. Brasco did see some outriders on his way here, and he is also concerned that, they too, may have this sickness.
In the morning, Tolar’s family is still sick. The innkeeper made breakfast. After that, The Party and Brasco head out to Balcorran because the trip should take about a fortnight.
On the seventh day, we meet a potion vendor. Sprocket purchases three (3) Oil of Moderate Repair and on the thirteenth (13) day, we meet up with outriders from House Voltire.
After arriving at Balcorran, Vera proceeds to get a room at the Mongrel’s Cock…not the worst place The Party has stayed at, but not by much. This location was chosen because of it’s close proximity to where we can locate the woman with the red scarf. Raul heads for the local St. Cuthbertian temple to inform Brother Omigliaro on what transpired in Epeshe and get a room for the time while we are in Balcorran.
Meanwhile, the rest of The Party head off to House Idald. Once in, we explained to the Commander the events of what happened in Epeshe and that we believe the outriders from Epeshe may also be infected.