Our heroes just happen to meet back up with the druid Anna who tried her hand at being a loner in the woods for a while. She clearly survived but apparently decided she’d be a little better off with some friends that might have her back. After witnessing the tail end of their surprise attack in the city of Chesswick, she approached and they got an Inn room.
The next morning they headed up the North road toward Winterhaven, an area they’d heard was plagued with underground-dwelling creatures, so possibly dungeons. Halfway there, they started to set up camp and got ambushed by more half-goblin, half-wolf thingies with some weird magical powers. When it appeared the party might have the upper hand, a well-bred large and familiar dog appeared out of thin air and assisted them until all the creatures had been dispatched and then immediately vanished. The goblin-thingies apparently like to eat people and they take really large bites because they found human parts with some clothing and possessions still intact inside their distended bellies. Realizing this meant treasure, they pushed the disgusting guts through a huge sieve until nothing but shiny things were left (slight exaggeration).
They were stopped briefly by four guards at the edge of the town who warned them of a curfew and told them about a traveler’s inn nearby, the Grumpy Goblin, where they’d stayed the night in a ghettoesque but well-secured room.
They saw Bink, or his identical twin, wearing chain mail and selling something to a merchant. He was not being his usually bubbly and sociable self and insisted he was in a hurry when they tried to talk to him.
The next morning, they awoke to a bitter cold torrential downpour that went on for six hours before lightening up. About then, a now heavily cloaked and still chain mail-clad Bink showed up again dragging a wheeled crate, leaving our heroes wondering—what the heck kind of business does an alleged Wizard(Diviner) have in Winterhaven… in chain mail and why is he suddenly such a sourpuss?
X.P. 1800 each, including Bey, who was engaged in some mysterious adventures of her own elsewhere that probably involved charming people with her wiles and getting them to buy her free drinks and dinners. Will she tell the tale?
Some items found
10. Amber gem
11. Oil (magical)
13. A few Citrines
14. Oil (magical)
15. 3 bones taken from the creatures radiate faint magic
*Some coinage that Ben noted