Terra Altus

Caravan Raiding

Is this where I left my horse?

Our adventurers: Thadius McQuade: The thrill-seeking, self-interested human wizard. Beliowen Moonbrook: The introverted, materialistic elven rogue. Hébus: The rowdy, vulgar yet lovable half-orc barbarian.

When last we met our protagonists, they had just cleared the area around the Dancing Pig Inn of some goblins, and were now trying to gain entry to the Inn. At first, they could not secure entrance, due to the innkeeper not wanting to open his doors with goblins on the loose. Our heroes managed to convince him that they had taken care of the threat, and once inside, persuaded him to let them stay for a discounted price, considering they had defeated the goblins attacking his Inn and all. What followed was a night of wine, women and song. Well, not so much song, since there was no bard in the inn. And not really women either, since everyone had either barricaded themselves in their homes or had been kidnapped. So really it was an evening of wine. Upon waking, they returned to the guardhouse, where Belgard, having talked to the mayor and the captain of the guard, filled the players in on what their next plans were. The orc caravan had fled to the north, with most of the town locked in their wagons. Belgard had negotiated with the mayor for the players to go stop the caravan and retrieve the townspeople, in exchange for a reward of 200 gold pieces apiece. Ramila Nym was also among those captured, so there is the added incentive of rescuing her so that the delivery can be completed, and the players can be paid. Belgard meanwhile, would stay and shore up the towns defenses in case the orcs came back. The players went to the town stables, where they acquired some horses and set out after the caravan. Following their trail north, they decided to stop at mid day to eat at give their horses some rest. While Hébus and Thadius went to acquire some food and wood, Beliowen stayed with the horse. While they were away, Beliowen was attacked by two goblins riding wolves! She managed to kill one of them, while the other ran off into the distance. Hébus and Thadius arrived just in time to help take care of the first goblin’s angry wolf. They then decided to finish eating and forgot about the fact that a goblin had escaped and was probably on his way to warn the rest of the caravan that they were being followed. After eating, they set out again, and after a few hours riding, saw the tail end of the caravan on the horizon. Hébus decided to try and bluff his way past the guards, but due to the caravan being warned about our heroes’ approach, he was immediately opened fire upon. The wagon had three goblins riding atop it firing crossbows at them, in addition to the one controlling the mules, but our heroes managed to defeat them all, Beliowen and Thadeus firing from horseback while Hébus jumped from his horse to the wagon in order to introduce the goblins to his axe. After defeating them, they freed the prisoners in the wagon and told them to return to the town while they freed the rest of their fellow townspeople. The next wagon had an orc with a longbow on top of it while a goblin rode his wolf alongside it. They too, were no match for the party, and despite Thadeus trying to jump to the wagon and missing they were made short work of. Nor were the two hobgoblins atop the next wagon any trouble. The fourth wagon, however, in addition to the orc riding atop it, had an escort of two goblins riding wolves. In the fray, Beliowen accidentally missed, sending an arrow into the wagon full of prisoners. After their captors had been defeated, it was all the party could do to stem the bleeding. Had they been a moment longer in dealing with their captors, he may not have survived. With only two more wagons to go, our heroes then remounted their horses, and set off to smash some more heads together.

Note: This session actually took place like a month and a half ago, I’ve been lazy and didn’t post this log until now. These are the events as best I remember them, but I may have forgotten some details.

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