Session Fifty-Two Summary (Graveyard of Empires: After the Fall)
Session 52, July 7 2021
We continue at 4:30PM on the 18th of Laurilden with the party having looted the lair of the leopard monster they slew and then animated to pull their cart of supplies for Montoa.
We continue on until nightfall with the leopard creature pulling the cart and we stop until nightfall.
Three frogs attack and one swallows Forcas, another Ajax the crow ambassador of the Parliament of Birds. We quickly kill them and rescue Forcas and Ajax. Lambertus heals Ajax.
We continue the next day and near Montoa we find a clearing with bones and Velkin searches and finds the body of a woman under a bush.
We take the body to Montoa and learn she disappeared and was feared taken by orcs.
Montoa captured an orc and we questioned the orc. We learned that the orcs are scouting out Montoa and live to the East in the mountains and are lead by a DVL with one horn they call One-Horn.
Druul convinces the orc, Nim, that he is on his side, and gets some information.
We get the 5 vessels promised us, and the clay from the lake was the secret to the vessels.
We realize that a woman and 3 men were the ones we found tied to trees, beaten, and their throats slit. We alert Pahlia, one of the guards, who orders guards for the delegation from Hizzou, who are there to negotiate a trade treaty.
We let Kahlia know about the woman and three men, and that the orcs are scoping out Montoa. Rallion pledged the group to stay and do all we can to keep Montoa safe from the orcs.
We then stay for the meeting between Kahlia and the Hizzou delegation. Kahlia has us lead off with what we know. Rallion speaks for the group and starts with the big overarching threat of the DVLs, and the need to work together. That goes as well as the first time we talked about the threat from the ancient space dwarves.
When Rallion mentions the orcs lead by a DVL that is a smaller more local threat that they can get behind. Rallion also shows the Feather of The Chosen that he has born since the party first visited Old Greybeard. Showing that we have magic gave weight to our words. The ambassador from Hizzou indicated this would probably mean that their chief would help with the orcs.
We then left them to discuss their trade agreement.
We drink from the lake and heal up. We discuss dealing with the woman, Misra, her husband, brother, and friend. There is a child who seems to be normal that we need to be careful how we handle this.