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The Fall of Plaguestone


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KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Summer/Day 2/1235-1630
Weather: 10 degrees cooler than normal (warm), no wind, light rain
Round 0

HIROMI

Hiromi, unfortunately, had little luck finding Phinick. All of the townsfolk knew the goblin. He was a fixture at the Feedmill. But no one knew much beyond that, where he lived. He was a goblin. He was lucky they let him stay around.

LAVINA

Lavina headed into the old orchard. At one point, it had been a productive apple orchard, but now the trees seemed to have taken on a sickness, leaving it foul and rotted. Near the center of the orchard, Lavina passed too close to a tree containing a gigantic beehive. Buzzing angrily, the bees began to swarm.

ROLL INITIATIVE
Perception: 1D20+5 = [9]+5 = 14

***

GALAHAD

Examining the ledgers, Galahad found that Bort visited Etran’s Folly at least 22 times in the past
decade, and about five years ago the merchant started making deliveries labeled “reagents” to someone referred to only as “H,” receiving rather large sums of gold in exchange. These deliveries are numbered, starting with 1 and ending with delivery number 14, which occurred the day the caravan arrived in town.

OOC: You guys get 30 XP!


Find the killer
  • Question Amora
  • Question Phinick
    • Find Phinick
  • Question Trin
  • Check out Bort’s ledgers

Help Delma out with her father

Action:
Action:
Action:


Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 19/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Party XP: 150
 


Kaodi

Adventurer
Silvi suddenly caught herself in a daydream and quickly found out that everyone seemed to have gone off to conduct their own little investigation of a lead. The gnome woman recalled Edra saying something about Trin living with her brother on a small farm and having possibly been injured in the brawl. That was surely something she could administer to! And maybe on the way she could pause to take a better look at that strange rock they had passed by on their way to the Feedmill. The gnome skips along on her way humming to herself cheerfully as she went.
 

gargoyleking

Adventurer
Galahad takes a few minutes to put everything back where he'd found it, takes up his notes and runs to the sheriff's office hoping his lead might lead to a larger clue.
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Summer/Day 2/1300-1600
Weather: 10 degrees cooler than normal (warm), no wind, light rain
Round 0

Hiromi (Feedmill)

After her investigation didn’t turn up any new leads, Hiromi returned to the Feedmill, which was still locked up tightly after last night’s troubles. The caravan was still parked nearby, Gallahad intently looking through Bort’s ledgers, the caravaneers lounging around a fire. Edra was still in the stables tending to the horses, putting on the last of the rosemary salve to drive off the biting insects.

Silvi (Plaguestone)

As Silvi walked to the center of town, she found what was called the Plaguestone. About two feet high, it was large, flat, and cylindrical. A hole was drilled in the top, and to the side was a shallow depression. She recalled one of the townsfolk explaining it last night. During the plague, the townsfolk would leave food in the shallow bowl for the sick, and the sick would drop coins in the hole to pay for it. There would have been vinegar in the hole to cleanse the coins. Now, it was just a moss-covered relic of a bad time for the town, the start of its decline.

As Silvi looked at the stone, she heard a groan from a nearby ditch, and a human man of upper middle years crawled out, blinking in the sunlight. His brown hair was disheveled, and his beard a bit unkempt. His clothes had once been fine, but now were in a sorry state. He staggered over to the nearby well and pulled up a bucket of water, upending it over his head, removing a bit of the smell that suddenly struck Silvi.

Then the man jumped, spinning around, a panicked look in his eyes. Then they settled on Silvi and he gave a relieved sigh. “Oh. It’s you.”

Silvi recognized him from the previous evening, a man who had been pretty deep in his cups last night.

Galahad (Sheriff's, 4 hours later)

The town didn’t have a jail, or really a proper sheriff's office. Rolth usually just set up in the Feedmill when anything official had to be done, but the inn was locked up as a crime scene. Galahad found Rolth lazily whittling on a piece of wood beneath a large, spreading oak tree near the center of town. Occasionally he stopped to take a bit of a humongous sandwich or a swig of ale, belching. He looked up as Galahad approached.

“Solved the case, have ya?” the overweight man said, shifting in his seat. He spat to the side. “Whatcha got?”

Find the killer
  • Question Amora
  • Question Phinick
    • Find Phinick
  • Question Trin
  • Check out Bort’s ledgers

Help Delma out with her father

Action:
Action:
Action:


Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 19/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Party XP: 150
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
"Wow, you look like you have had a pretty rough night, mister!" exclaims Silvi. "Not as rough as poor Bort mind you. But if you've just woken up from last night... Say, were you expecting someone else?"
 

gargoyleking

Adventurer
"Not solved, but I've found a clue, I'm hoping you can help me with. And a few questiins on another matter that 'may or may not' be related. Bort's been coming through here for ten years, about twice a year it seems. Over the last five years he's made fourteen deliveries labelled 'reagents' to a person only listed as 'H'. Do you know who this might be?"

Galahad offered up his notebook for the Sheriff to examine, if he should so wish.
 


KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Summer/Day 2/1305-1605
Weather: 10 degrees cooler than normal (warm), no wind, light rain
Round 0

SILVI

The man gave Silvi an unsteady smile. He patted his clothes and came up with a battered old flask, and he took a healthy dose of turnip whiskey to steady his nerves. He gave Silvi a look with wide and bloodshot eyes. “Talmore, my old friend. You have to help me. I think his minions have followed us here. I seen ’em. They’re coming!” The man, still shaking, looked around fearfully.

GALAHAD

Rolth looked at the notebook and Galahad’s notes. “Ten years? Yeah, I guess that’s how long Bort’s bee comin’,” the sheriff agreed. “Here an’ back, passin’ through.” He nodded to Galahad and took a large bite of his sandwich. “Lossa people’s names start wif H,”he said with his mouth full.

LAVINA

Lavina decided that the better part of valor meant not getting stung by a swarm of bees, and the halfling monk took off away from the old orchard, away from Amora’s home. She caught up with Silvi in the center of town near the plaguestone where the gnome cleric was talking to a wild-eyed drunk.

Find the killer
  • Question Amora
  • Question Phinick
    • Find Phinick
  • Question Trin
  • Check out Bort’s ledgers

Help Delma out with her father

Action:
Action:
Action:


Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 19/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Party XP: 150
 

gargoyleking

Adventurer
"I'm sure, but I have hopes that you could help me narrow it down. Reagents isn't a term one would normally connect to just any profession. In fact, to my knowledge, only a very few would actually need something to match that description. Alchemists, and any kind of spellcasters come to mind."

"Which brings me to my other libe of thought. There was once an apothecary in this town who died of the plague. It seems he had a daughter who subsequently dissapeared. Could you perhaps tell me more about that? What was her name? What were the circumstances of her disappearance?"
 

Lavina slows once she's out of range of the bees, and once in town, waves at Silvi. "Silvi! There's quite a lot of bees over that way, and - "

She pauses, as Silvi converses with the drunkard. "What's this then, friend, a little too much giggle water?"
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Summer/Day 2/1310-1610
Weather: 10 degrees cooler than normal (warm), no wind, light rain
Round 0

GALAHAD

“I don’t know nothin’ about reagents.”
Rolth scratched at his double chins. “Well, yeah, there was the old alchemist,” he acknowledged. “I was just a kid, but she died from the plague back then. What was her daughter’s name… Vilree,” he said. “Vilree Eldara. But she left town...what was it? Seven years ago now, it has ta be. Ain’t seen her since.” He took another bite of his sandwich.

LAVINA & SILVI

The drunk man jumped at Lavina’s sudden appearance. “They’re coming…” he said again, looking around fearfully.

Find the killer
  • Question Amora
  • Question Phinick
    • Find Phinick
  • Question Trin
  • Check out Bort’s ledgers

Help Delma out with her father

Action:
Action:
Action:


Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 19/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Party XP: 150
 

gargoyleking

Adventurer
Galahad frowns in consternation at the utter ineptitude of the man, he seems about to snap at him before biting his tongue once more. At least he knew one name, and apparently it wasn't the one he was looking for. Perhaps he'd know one more. Galahad made this an easier question.

"Very well, do you know who keeps your town records?"
 

Hiromi had given up on investigating and found a quiet space where she stretched and danced one of her favourite dances. She was doing it for herself, not for an audience, but still, some passers-by stopped to watch her.
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Silvi nods at Lavinia. "I think our, um, new acquaintance here could use a bit of help," the gnome says. "His friend has, ah, sent some folks to accost him. I wonder... was it these people you were trying to get away from when you started that fight at the Feedmill last night?"
 

Lavina stands up on her tippy-toes and squares her shoulders, and says to the inebriate, "Sir, if anyone shows up and is mean to you, I promise I will be very mean to them." She nods to Silvi, hoping she has reassured him.
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Summer/Day 2/1315-1615
Weather: 10 degrees cooler than normal (warm), no wind, light rain
Round 0

GALAHAD

"Very well, do you know who keeps your town records?"
Galahad asked.

Rolth stared at Galahad. “Records?” he asked. He scratched his belly. “Well, I reckon all that is kept up at the mayor’s house.” He pointed to the manor on the hill overlooking Etran’s Folly.

LAVINA & SILVI

"His friend has, ah, sent some folks to accost him. I wonder... was it these people you were trying to get away from when you started that fight at the Feedmill last night?"
Lavinia asked.

“Oh, Talmore! Yes! They’re here. They followed me!” the drunken man said. “How--how did you survive, Talmore? How did you escape?”

"Sir, if anyone shows up and is mean to you, I promise I will be very mean to them."
Silvi added.

“Oh, thank you, Talmore! I knew I could count on you! I am so sorry!” the drunken man broke down weeping. “I’m sorry about that scar I gave you when we were sparring!” He touched Silvi’s face, as if tracing a scar. “You have to help me. Don’t let them get me! They’re...they’re in the old farmhouse where I stayed when I first came to town!”

HIROMI


As Hiromi danced, someone began to play a tune on the lute -- badly. The bard from the Feedmill last night sat nearby and smiled at the dancing woman as he played an accompanying tune.

Find the killer
  • Question Amora
  • Question Phinick
    • Find Phinick
  • Question Trin
  • Check out Bort’s ledgers

Help Delma out with her father

Action:
Action:
Action:


Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 19/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Party XP: 150
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Silvi looks towards Lavinia and gives a slight shrug of her shoulders. "Well, I guess we can round up our other travelling companions and check out this farmhouse," the gnome says. "You, sir, um, how about you head back to the Feedmill and stay there until we get this cleared up? I bet it would be safer there with the locals to watch your back than out here in the open."
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Etran’s Folly (Plaguestone)
Summer/Day 2/1320-1615
Weather: 10 degrees cooler than normal (warm), no wind, light rain
Round 0

SILVI & LAVINIA

The man shook his head. “The Feedmill is closed, Talmore,” he said. “A vicious murder!” He shuddered and fell silent for a moment, staring drunkenly off into space, as if seeing the ghosts that tormented him.

He shook it off a moment later. “I took your holy symbol, Talmore. I...I knew you would want me to have it, to keep it safe. I’m so sorry.” He broke down in tears again. “So horrifying...all those evil creatures…”

Find the killer
  • Question Amora
  • Question Phinick
    • Find Phinick
  • Question Trin
  • Check out Bort’s ledgers

Help Delma out with her father

Action:
Action:
Action:


Initiative
Trevor
Jewel
Silvi
Lavinia
Galahad
Varen
Hiromi

Silvi AC 13 HP 19/19
Trevor AC 18 HP 20/20
Galahad AC 18 HP 15/15
Hiromi AC 17 HP 17/17
Varen AC 18 HP 20/20
Lavina AC 19 HP 19/19
Jewel AC 16 HP 19/19

Party XP: 150
 

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