The party arrives in Tarren Hill, completing their delivery. They set out learning of the problems that plague the town and searching for clues as to Magni’s whereabouts.
Zephyday, Corospyr the 14th, 479 Fifth Age
The party resumes their journey and arrives at Tarren Hill during the day. They deliver the goods to Elmar Barthen and learn that Magni’s brothers, Tharden and Nundren left to scout the mines. They are due back any day. They return some goods they found in the cave to Linene Greywind at Lionshield Coster after identifying them as hers, and she rewards the party 50 gold for their trouble. Anton goes to Stonehill Inn to get some drink on. Pious goes to the shrine of the goddess where Messenger Garaele asks his assistance with finding an old holy symbol that the Banshee of Conyberry wood may know the location of location. The rest of the party goes to talk to the townmaster who tells them of some orcs at Wyvern Tor that could use addressing. Several people in town also complain of a group of bandits known as the Redbrands and either warn the party of involvement with them or plead the party for help with them. In the end, the party decides to head to Conyberry first and investigate, seeking the orcs at Wyvern Tor along the way. Anton stays behind to continue digging for information.
Ghaelday Corospyr the 15th, 479 Fifth Age
Their detour to Wyvern Tor is successful. They are first spotted by an orc scout ahead of the rest of his group, but Vruk calls to him in Orcish. The scout calls the rest of his group out – armed, but not hostile. They talk, discover that the orcs are here in search of new hunting grounds. They have been driven out of their other grounds by another tribe that has been pressing into their area. They agree to abandon the tor and look elsewhere at the price of two cows. Additionally, they agree to assist the party in their exploration of Conyberry. The party then continues to Conyberry where they discover a Church of Etra still standing, along with a handful of other buildings. They find the door sealed – and sense transmutation magic on it – and some goodberries and a book written by someone named Riedoth detailing the area. They soon discover a graveyard with some undead gnawing at long-dry bones. With the aid of the orcs tossing javelins, they easily dispatch of the few ghouls. They spend the night in the church, briefly reading what they can in the book.
Anton had been absent the last couple of games so I decided to leave him in town. It works out better for storytelling! You’ll see later