Session 4: Kstaria Darah Returns
After making your way into the kobold's basement… you uh, took a nap. On waking up, you confronted the kobold shaman Bugluck, defeating him after a pitched battle in a very large cave. During the fight Erki Bonesmith died. Probably due to insufficient bone smithing. After destroying the remains of Bugluck, Ksatria Darah was released into the world. The party wisely withdrew as the demon took form.
They reported back to Leafem Smilin' after terrible, horrible visions of rivers of bloooood danced in their heads. There, they met a Goliath who is as well named as the rest the party because I don't remember his name.
The party was asked to go on a creepy shopping trip for Leafem and his new associate, an elven wizard calling herself Rose, apprenticed to Master Nyball, Sage of the Wildlands and Master of the Avincean Manorlands. She seemed pleased with Corinthia's death.
The party also received a prophecy from Hitch: “I see three doors before you, but only one is a true door. The other two are false. I see three paths, one is straight and narrow, the other two perilous. I see three mugs, two are poisoned, I’m sure you get the point now right? There’s three of SOMETHING, and two of them aren’t bad.”
Going on the shopping trip with the party is Jericho, a serious, mustached man. He brings something that the circus desperately needs: “I’m a businessman. I can look respectable, and I have contacts in Dorle who will sell us things at the fair prices instead of gouging us. I also know a few of the craftsguilds.” Yes, looking respectable is a rare skill among the Deep Delvers. He will be handling all of the non-creepy acquisitions.
Rose was unconcerned about the party unleashing a demon. “I’ve told you, my Master is worried about something much worse than a blood demon. There are probably a hundred different individuals capable of dealing with that threat. It is not of his concern.”
During dinner, a guard from Dorle arrived: “Recently several kobolds have come to the gates of Dorle waving the white flag asking for mercy,” the guard says. “They claim that their warren was infested by an evil spirit that forced them to act against their nature. They gave us your description and asked for you to come and witness to their statements. The City of Dorle cannot FORCE you to come and bear witness and declare them false or true, but we are asking you to come in two days time to ensure the kobolds meet a fitting end for their banditry.” The party mentioned there is SOME truth to there being an evil spirit, which annoyed the guard, as he didn't think the kobolds were telling the truth. The party has been asked to attend the trial so that the truth of the kobold's claims can be tested.
The Shopping List: [ see Leafem Smilin's Shopping List]
The next session begins the next day, waiting in line to enter the city of Dorle with Jericho and one of the guards from the Deep Delvers, the surly crossbow toting dwarf, who refused to give a name when he signed up with the circus, so Kitty took to calling him Hank…
Let me know if you have questions. Here are the four things the party has been specifically asked to do:
1. Attend a trial for the kobolds tomorrow.
2. Acquire Dead Wood from Leafem's contact, who calls himself Shivers. On contacting Shivers, Leafem just shrugged: "He's the sort of guy that you contact by wanting to contact him." Jericho has never met Shivers.
3. Acquire five profaned Holy Symbols of the Aspect of Memories.
4. Acquire the severed head of a person executed for the crime of murder.
Did I miss including anyone?