14 Dec 2014 Session Narrative.
@ the cotillion, the town’s people are gathering the materials needed to make a tent because there is a large storm on the horizon.
We offer assistance to someone who appears to be the Mayor’s wife…and she was making everyone’s lives a hell with her constant nagging and barking orders
We notice there is something along the lines of a tournament being set up.
Raul was selected to give the opening prayer by the the Mayor’s wife…she believing he is a Palorian (I think. -Chad) priest that was hired to do give the opening prayer.
Islay and Vera were drafted into providing the entertainment by the Mayor’s wife…again, she believing that they were the entertainment they hired. Sprocket was handed a tool box and instructed to report for stage maintenance. Sprocket declined by dropping the tool box as the Mayor’s wife turned and walked away.
At this point, Sprocket and Maxon went to the only inn for lodging.
Once inside the inn, it was a madhouse. There were people everywhere, waiting for rooms. When Maxon and Sprocket reached the front desk, the inn keeper wasn’t in the best of moods. We took advantage of the confusing situation and took the rooms that were booked for the entertainment.
Since, we had a some time to kill, Sprocket and Maxon went into the inn’s tavern. We grabbed a table and the bar maiden to ask us for our order. We gave it to her and we asked about what was happening in town today. She said, outside of the obvious cotillion, there was some trouble on the road to the south. Also, we found out that most of the town’s people are not from the town, but from miles away, conscripted into providing the labor to get the cotillion ready.
We were able to piece together that the entertainment for tonight’s event might have been attacked, and our party was mistaken for them.
Sprocket and Maxon meet up with Raul and tell him what the bar maiden told us about the trouble on the road to the south while we wait for the cotillion to start.
After Raul’s inspiration prayer about how war was coming and everyone needs to get to making babies and Islay’s and Vera’s hillbilly rendition of Thunderstruck, there was a thunder-clap that scared a bunch of people.
Maxon, through all the turmoil of the storm, was able to hear the voice of a Blue Dragon.
Outside of the tent, Bilarro climbs to the top of one of the buildings to get a better look at what is going on. While up there, he could see there was a familiar looking Black Dragon coming up from the south. It would appear that Black dragon is attacking Blue dragon because the Blue dragon is encroaching on the Black’s dragon territory.
These two beasts are very large and are getting pretty banged up and they are getting closer to the ground we needs to be concerned about collateral damage when the beasts reach the ground.
Where are the town guards?
There was a large lightning strike that vaporized the Mayor’s wife.
About ½ hour later, the rain eases and the dragons appear to have moved on.
As we leave for Balcorran to hire a tracker, and also to see what happened to the entertainment, we noticed there are a number of field fires due to the storm. To the south, he come upon some damaged wagons, no bodies just damaged wagons.
Once we arrived at Balcorran, there are a large number of outriders from the Idalad estate…though some looked familiar. Perhaps from the customs house in Lanterum.
Once inside, we head for a tavern and their jobs board and placed a want ad for a tracker.
The third applicant, a Gnome barbarian named Thurrusuck was hired.
On the morning of the seventh day, there are the remains of a large Blue dragon with the choice cuts missing: claws, scales, head, etc. Our tracker suggests that something inhuman did this. Perhaps gnolls.
In about a mile, we approach the outskirts of an inhuman camp. We were not very quiet and we didn’t hide very well.
(And at that point we stopped…just before another battle. -Chad)