The Wilds? Sure, why not.

The Journey Begins

Session 1, January 13, 2014

To begin with, here is a list of our players and their characters (if anything is incorrect or misspelled, please let me know!):
Eric: Aasinas, cleric of Abadar
Llyr: Vital, human dualist
Matt: Marros, Aasimar ranger
C. Ross: Raercyn, human cleric
Chase: Gwyn Medvyed, Aasimar (muse touched)
Amanda: Tausa Luz, human witch- white fox companion: Vis
Nico: Morwyn, half-elf Aasimar paladin
Michael: Markus Canter, Bard
Cassondra: Bedelia Bulbamek, dwarven cleric

Session 1

Our company waits to be be summoned. We have all responded to a writ stating that
adventurers are needed. Introductions and small talk commences. Finally we are
approached and told that we will be clearing bandits from Oleg’s Trading Post. Oleg’s is the
last bit of civilization before the wilds. We wait a night, gathering supplies. Everyone begins
the game with 450 gold, collectively. We each own non- masterwork weapons: one melee
and one ranged. We also begin with non-masterwork armor. Everyone contributes 25 gold
for nine scrolls, which attributes 3 scrolls to each cleric.

The next day our journey begins. It is June the 3rd. We set off in weather that is both lovely and mild. After two days of travel, we arrive at Oleg’s Trading Post. Looking around, it
becomes clear that Oleg’s was once a fort of some kind, but has certainly seen better days.
The structure is worn with no door at the entrance. With some care and rennovation,
however, it may be salvageable. Oleg Lebenton greets us as we enter the fort. He is middle-
aged and as a no-nonsense type of attitude. He is clearly passionate about his career. He
asks us of our buisness and we explain that we have been hired to take care of his bandit
problem. Once he understands our duties, he explains how the bandits have been coming
every few weeks to collect money. They threaten harm if he were not to comply. Oleg is
especially concerned for his wife’s safety. The bandits have been killing nearby travellers
mercilessly and he doesn’t want her to have the same fate. We are invited in by his wife,
Svetlana, for dinner. As talk of our strategy for ridding Oleg of the bandit fiends takes place,
we cannot help but notice that, despite his own plain appearance, Oleg’s wife is extraordinarily beautiful. She certainly gains the attention of our male comrades, and even
that of some of the women as well. Svetlana prepares a stew for the company as she sings
a tune in a voice lovelier than any man, woman or songbird that I have ever heard. I readily
eat the stew. The rest of the company eventually follows suit.

After dinner, we further discuss the bandit menace with Oleg. He informs us that he does not know where they come from or where they go but he does know that they have what he calls a ‘wild woman’ in their company. We inquire further. He believes she is the leader but does not always come when the other bandits do. The bandits all appear to be human. We ask Oleg why he has not left yet, and he states that he does not want to leave his home. The price of living in the city is too high and he likes his location. After our discussion, Oleg tells us the tale of how he and his wife met. Apparently she was once an ‘entertainer’ for the Prancing Pony. Some of us know that place all too well. .

We decide that our strategy will be to wait 4 days or so for the bandits to arrive, then we will take them out once they get inside the fort. When the day arrives, we wait eagerly by the
entrance. I, Bedelia, wait inside Oleg’s home, guarding both Oleg and Svetlana. As the
bandits approach, they appear completely unaware of what awaits them inside. Once they
enter, combat begins. Taussa manages to cast a spell on one of the bandits, prohibiting him
from being able to shoot arrows. The rest of the party attacks. During battle, one band
unwillingly flees after his horse becomes spooked and flees the scene. Once he is about
300 ft away Marros, shoots him and he bleeds heavily and later dies. After some poor
moves, excellent shots and blood is spilled, all of the bandits are killed, with the exception
of two, one if which we believe to be the leader. The two alive have surrendered and we wait
for Oleg, Svetlana and Bedelia to step outside. We decide not to keep the bandits alive as
Aasinas can use the horse to find out where the bandits have come from and all of the
horrors of their crimes. We decide to allow Oleg to execute what is left of his foes. With
great feeling, he sends the remaining bandits to whatever fate awaits them beyond this
world.

The adventurers collected the following equipment:

  • 5 Sets of leather armor
  • 1 set of studded leather armor
  • 40 arrows, which were split between Marros and Gwyn
  • 2 hand axes
  • 1 Longbow
  • 5 broken shortswords
  • Cloak with faint magical aura of abjuration. It is currently carried by Tausa Luz who seems interested in magical things.

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