A group of initiates was assembled to investigate the murder of a fellow Dearborn operative-the Knight of Thorns-that had been inadvertantly uncovered a few weeks prior. Returning to work the case was the cleric Stor Blackstone and the Dragonborn knight Balazar, joined by the rogue Jaquen, the bronze dragonborn bard A’ter, and the wood elf druid Finrim. The party received a tip that one of the dead man’s companions, Cull, had returned to Silverymoon, and they tracked him to a shady tavern, The Bawdy Sealion, deep in a bender. They were beginning to get an idea of what happened–Cull had set his friend up in order to save his sister, who had been taken by the same nefarious organization that orchestrated the murder. However, before more details were revealed, a group of assassins wearing dark robes and gruesome masks struck, killing Cull dead with a poisoned dart, before being driven off by the party.
A missive from the mayor of Oakenhost, Igor Leonid, asking for the Dearborn Company’s help get to the bottom of a couple mysteries – the whereabouts of a couple lumberjacks last seen heading deep into the Cold Wood and a few sheep missing from a local flock. A party of six adventurers, setout from Silverymoon. Paladin Warden Lawbringer, wizard Rolen Galinndan, bard Aasimar, wizard Josh, warlock Thera Donata, rogue Mebuton Greenfelt arrived in Oakenhost to find mixed feelings about their involvement in the local troubles, specifically with an element of the town guard and a drunken contingent of wood-cutters.. The group persevered, and learned of additional problems around town, namely the burglary of a small library run by Yuri, an alchemist. A careful inspection of the crime scene identified a census book and lab equipment as missing. More troubling was the evidence suggesting a wolf was involved – Yuri’s obsession with lycanthropy didn’t do much to calm the investigators. As the investigation progressed, the shepherd who lost some sheep served as a guide into the Cold Wood. The site of the sheep’s killing was found and a trail leading deeper into he wood discovered An encounter with a Wererat was the party’s first taste of combat. The group came upon a disheveled man who seemed out of his mind, ranting of being forced to kill and warning the party to flee before he sees them and forces him to kill again. The group calmed the man and learned of a “devil” who takes control of the man.
Come join us March 2nd for the next adventures!