Starting Date: 27 Tarsakh 1493
The day begins overcast and a little chilly but promises to be a mild Spring day. The Heroes move north into the town of Triboar. Triboar is a bustling town, with caravans coming and going. In the morning, most of the caravans are leaving, heading south towards Waterdeep. The heroes arrive in town as the morning market near the town’s central square is active with business. The group first encounters Daratha Shendrel, the Lord Protector of Triboar. She quizzes the Heroes on their travels and destination but seems to think they will cause no mayhem during their stay.
The group sells armor and weapons they accumulated during their travels (the recent fight with the hobgoblins and others) to Harriet Uldinath of Uldinath’s Arms. Next, they head to Foehammer’s Forge, where they meet the dwarf Ghelryn Foehammer. While he doesn’t care for the armor, he takes some of it to repurpose. Houblon commissions the Dwarven armorer to fashion some quality breastplate for him. It will be ready in two days.
While at Foehammer’s, the Heroes notice a group of 12 riders dressed in the livery of Triboar heading north at high speed.
Thinking some caravan protection would be an excellent way to travel north, the Heroes talk to Urlam Stockspool (accompanied by this bodyguard, a half-elf named Valken. Urlam is a proud member of the Zhentarim, wearing their emblem on his eye-patch. In talking to Eleindar, he thinks Eleindar may be a fellow member of the Black Network.
Heading back to book lodgings to wait for Houblon’s armor, all hell breaks loose!
As the Heroes talk to Daratha, screams and cries come from the east. Looking east, the Heroes see townspeople running to the tower in the town square. Boulders rain down on buildings, destroying roofs and walls. Small creatures of fire (magmins) delight in running into buildings and exploding, engulfing the dwellings in flames. Orogs (large orcs) and orcs knock down fences and trample the citizens.
The Heroes move to defend the town, and Darathra begins organizing the citizens to protect Triboar. Together they discover four Fire Giants and 8 Orogs digging in the ground at a nearby caravan staging ground. Using the fence around the campground as a defensive point, the Heroes engage the Orogs and fire giants. The giants take little notice of the Heroes, but the heavily armored Orogs move to attack.
A vicious fight breaks out at the gate of the caravan grounds. The Orogs are defeated, and the Fire Giants cannot ignore the Heroes any longer. One of the giants moves south to combat the Heroes. The Heroes are bloodied but run the giant off, only to see him replaced by a fresh Fire Giant.
Looking north, Zarn and Ghelryn Foehammer have teamed up to attack the Orogs in the north. With an open ground to use, the party wisely moves forward and back, allowing Erky to keep healing the wounded while the rest fight the giant. The Heroes concentrate their attacks on the attacking giant, but the others pull from the ground a heavy bent piece of metal. Once they grab it, they leave immediately. During their retreat, the Heroes kill one of the wounded giants, but the rest escape with the metal rod.
For the next couple of days, the Heroes heal the wounded, help repair the town, and renders whatever aid they can. Darathra and the rest of the town’s citizens realize they owe a debt of gratitude to the Heroes, and the party are treated like royalty during their stay.
Ghelyn Foehammer offers to create a set of full plate for Houblon for free. In addition, he says if they ever go to Citadel Felbarr, present themselves to King Morinn or Queen Tithmel, and they will seen as “Friends of the Dwarves”. Aaron asks for a letter of introduction, which Foehammer writes and provides to them.
Darathra also offers them a gift. She gives them a platinum badge bearing the Triboar insignia (three boars charging forward). She urges the characters to travel east along the Evermoor Way, to visit the House of Danivarr in the town of Everlund. She asks them to present the badge to Dral Thelev, a one-eyed half-orc who is proprietor there.
End Date: 2 Mirtul 1493
The Heroes are 7th Level.