grey hawk

February 4th, 2013

The gargoyle attacks the gladiators, downing one and injuring another. Obregon hits it with an arrow, the gladiators flee, and Pike heads toward one of the 2 doors in this room. The gargoyle drags Gonoan onto the next set of stairs. Obregon hits it again and Pike listens at the door; hearing nothing. The gargoyle drops Gonoan and charges Obregon goring him with its horns. Obregon shoots it again and it crumbles. Pike finds no traps on the door. Obregon stabilizes the downed gladiator. He and Pike notice noise outside and looking out, see a cleric, the gladiators and a number of adventurers. Obregon heads downstairs and tells them what happened. Gonoan and the downed gladiator are brought down. The cleric said that she could not cure the insanity but that it would wear off in a couple of hours. Pike and Obregon decide to take some adventurers with them and retrieve the rest of the group. When the door to the basement was opened, there was a thick acrid smoke. Once that cleared, it was found that everyone down there was missing including Bronwyn’s body. We found a trap door that led to the sewers but no tracks indicating where they had gone. We then searched the tower and found a trapped chest with a note in it from Bronwyn mocking us and saying she had left. Treasure-12 gp, 220sp,557cp, ruby ring(500gpS)(has a magical pill in it, Heal1000gp?), short sword(2010gp),12 bottles(toiletries 2650gpS). We took some adventurers into the sewers with us, where we found some tracks. As we were searching, we were attacked by a gelatinous cube. The cube killed one of the adventurers before being slain by Obregon and Pike. Treasure-2 ceramic flasks(unbreakable, cursed), hematite gem(8gpS), 115sp, 26gp. Meanwhile, Gonoan regained his sanity and headed into the sewers to catch up. (28gp,335sp,557cp)738g,67s,112c

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January 21st, 2013

The bird creature listens to Bronwin and moves around the group. Gonoan gets in a good hit as it moves. It emits a black cloud which hurts and causes Gonoan, Beltin, Sanna, and Narturo to go insane. Beltin and Gonoan attempt to flee, Sanna babbles incoherently and N attacks the bird. The Bird takes down Sanna and attacks Gonoan. Bronwin attempts to fascinate Pike and Obregon but fails. Pike hits her a couple of times and she tries to hit him with a lightning bolt but he evades it completely. Everyones insanity changes each round. Gonoan attacks the bird one round and Beltin attacks Gonoan. When the bird hit Gonoan, the acid aura damage kills it. Obregon puts an arrow in Bronwin’s eye and kills her. Pike searches Bronwin and finds bracers, a ring, a locket, spell component pouch, and dagger. Obregon heals Sanna. We continue to act crazy while Pike and Obregon attempt to get out of the way. Beltin manages to beat down the rest of the insane party members(against his will) while Obregon and Pike try to go for help. Beltin achieves clarity for a moment and turns on his healing aura. This stabilizes the rest of the party. Pike enlists some gladiators to help subdue the insane party members while Obregon sends for a cleric. When Pike and Obregon return with the gladiators they find Gonoan stable and tie him up. They find Beltin babbling on the stairs and subdue him. Meanwhile, Pike hears a noise in the living room. A gargoyle appears in the door to the kitchen and grabs at Gonoan. Pike yells for help. Obregon hits it a couple of times and the gladiators grapple it. It breaks the grapple and flees with Gonoan. They chase it up the stairs where they encounter a figure that looks a lot like Bronwin. Obregon shoots it twice and determines it is just a puppet. They continue after the gargoyle and find it stripping Gonoan of his gear. Fade to black.

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January 7th, 2013

The guard tells us that it costs 10gp to enter the city. Pike doubts this and begins to approach the guards further on. Mark Restin (the guard) gets flustered and disappears. A merchant approaches us and warns us about him, as he has been swindling people. As we approach the gate, some urchins are begging for money. Gonoan tosses a copper out while Beltin buys bread and turkey to feed them all. We obtain the services of one of them (Foppy) to lead us to the church of St Cuthbert. We speak to a priest who claims to not know of Marya’s whereabouts. He leaves to talk to someone else. He returns with a note from Marya saying to meet her at the Come On Inn, in the Keg room. In the meantime we have lunch at the Sleepy Dragon and get Carrot a cheeseburger and also feed Foppy. While there we find out that there have been a string of robberies over the last few months. The thieves guild is not responsible and have been unable to discover the culprits. The thief(s) have been stealing only small, valuable items and have been getting in and out without leaving any evidence. After lunch, Carrot goes out and does not return. We meet with Marya and she pays us 40 gp each. Obregon asks about the cargo and the hunters but she says the less we know the better. She walks away and Sanna yells out “We will talk about your vampires later”. Marya does not react and leaves. We go to the gate to look for Marcus and the guards escort us to a warehouse but it is closed. We sleep at the Sleepy Dragon. Sanna awakens during the night to noises coming from her fireplace and notices Natauru is missing. Gonoan hears the noise and goes to investigate. Sanna discovers she is now under a silence spell. From under the bed comes a wooden jester, and a little girl doll and couple of puppet sheep come out and she says”Time to count sheep” Sanna burns them, destroying the doll and setting the bed on fire. Gonoan wakes the rest of the party and attempts to break down the door. Beltin and Obregon join the fun. There is a vampire doll that heads up the chimney followed by the jester. Sanna unlocks the door which Gonoan then bashes open, bloodying her nose. Gonoan rushes to the chimney and grabs the jester by the legs, ripping it in half. Sanna begins to put the fire out with Obregons help. Beltin goes out the window and spider climbs to the roof. Gonoan follows and we see there is a marionette spider with the kobold wrapped in yarn along with the vampire doll. Beltin spits acid killing the doll and injuring the spider. Gonoan chases them down and kills the spider. He tries to throw the spider to Beltin but it falls to the ground. He then notices there is something off about a gargoyle in the corner. Obregon comes to the roof. Beltin climbs down and grabs the spider. Gonoan approaches the gargoyle and determines that it is alive. It spins and attacks Gonoan. Obregon hits it twice with arrows. Beltin collects the spider and vampire toys. The gargoyle hits Gonoan again. Obregon hits it twice again, once for a crit. Beltin climbs up and joins the fray. The gargoyle flies away. Obregon shoots it again but fails to take it out. We regroup and finish our night. The next morning, Sanna pays for the bed and then we head to the warehouse. Marcus gets us our gear. We head back to the inn and speak to the innkeeper about what really happened the night before as the explanation for how the robberies have been happening. He is shell shocked and wanders off, not hearing anything else we say. Til 2013

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December 17th, 2012

The guard tells us that it costs 10gp to enter the city. Pike doubts this and begins to approach the guards further on. Mark Restin (the guard) gets flustered and disappears. A merchant approaches us and warns us about him, as he has been swindling people. As we approach the gate, some urchins are begging for money. Gonoan tosses a copper out while Beltin buys bread and turkey to feed them all. We obtain the services of one of them (Foppy) to lead us to the church of St Cuthbert. We speak to a priest who claims to not know of Marya’s whereabouts. He leaves to talk to someone else. He returns with a note from Marya saying to meet her at the Come On Inn, in the Keg room. In the meantime we have lunch at the Sleepy Dragon and get Carrot a cheeseburger and also feed Foppy. While there we find out that there have been a string of robberies over the last few months. The thieves guild is not responsible and have been unable to discover the culprits. The thief(s) have been stealing only small, valuable items and have been getting in and out without leaving any evidence. After lunch, Carrot goes out and does not return. We meet with Marya and she pays us 40 gp each. Obregon asks about the cargo and the hunters but she says the less we know the better. She walks away and Sanna yells out “We will talk about your vampires later”. Marya does not react and leaves. We go to the gate to look for Marcus and the guards escort us to a warehouse but it is closed. We sleep at the Sleepy Dragon. Sanna awakens during the night to noises coming from her fireplace and notices Natauru is missing. Gonoan hears the noise and goes to investigate. Sanna discovers she is now under a silence spell. From under the bed comes a wooden jester, and a little girl doll and couple of puppet sheep come out and she says”Time to count sheep” Sanna burns them, destroying the doll and setting the bed on fire. Gonoan wakes the rest of the party and attempts to break down the door. Beltin and Obregon join the fun. There is a vampire doll that heads up the chimney followed by the jester. Sanna unlocks the door which Gonoan then bashes open, bloodying her nose. Gonoan rushes to the chimney and grabs the jester by the legs, ripping it in half. Sanna begins to put the fire out with Obregons help. Beltin goes out the window and spider climbs to the roof. Gonoan follows and we see there is a marionette spider with the kobold wrapped in yarn along with the vampire doll. Beltin spits acid killing the doll and injuring the spider. Gonoan chases them down and kills the spider. He tries to throw the spider to Beltin but it falls to the ground. He then notices there is something off about a gargoyle in the corner. Obregon comes to the roof. Beltin climbs down and grabs the spider. Gonoan approaches the gargoyle and determines that it is alive. It spins and attacks Gonoan. Obregon hits it twice with arrows. Beltin collects the spider and vampire toys. The gargoyle hits Gonoan again. Obregon hits it twice again, once for a crit. Beltin climbs up and joins the fray. The gargoyle flies away. Obregon shoots it again but fails to take it out. We regroup and finish our night. The next morning, Sanna pays for the bed and then we head to the warehouse. Marcus gets us our gear. We head back to the inn and speak to the innkeeper about what really happened the night before as the explanation for how the robberies have been happening. He is shell shocked and wanders off, not hearing anything else we say. Til 2013

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December 10th 2012

We question the kobold some more and learn that Freddy was only hitting caravans for valuables, he is not the one taking the trade goods. We hide the bulk goods in the village. Obregon begins to track Freddy who apparently travels back and forth between the village and another location. We come across a campsite that seems off. Pike and Obregon search the area and determine that someone has buried things here. We start digging and find refuse in the first spot, a small humanoid skeleton in the second which Freddy has visited. We find some interesting artifacts but nothing of obvious value. It appears this was a settlement of some sort in the past and we are picking through their remains. We decide to camp here and nothing of note happens through the night. We head back to the village in the morning. We collect the items we left behind and return to the caravan. The wheels were restored when we arrived. We wait for Marya to return. After some time, we hear horses approaching. It is 3 riders, a warrior in plate, a caster in robes, and someone in a tabard and chainmail. The Warrior approaches and orders us to clear the wagons. The caster begins readying a spell. Sanna determines she is readying lightning bolt. We hold and watch. The wizard casts a lightning bolt at the rear wagon and sets it on fire. Marcus says “Stop him”. We begin to advance on the warrior, trying to get his attention. He ignores us and looks like he is praying. Finally, he tells us that he is burning the vampires that were in that wagon. We are incredulous but allow him to proceed walking around, “detecting evil”. He says there are no others but is concerned when Obregon mentions that half the caravan has gone on. They pay Marcus for the damage and ride towards Dyvers to find the rest of the caravan. We mount up and follow. They block the road and ask why we are following them. We say that we are looking for Marya and they let us pass. We come across a human woman standing next to the road. She seems to be out of place but we pass her by. We approach Dyvers. We speak with a city guard who remembers Marya entering and says she has not left. We seek directions for the church of St Cuthbert. End

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November 26th, 2012

Sanna kills the flind in front of her, Obregon and Pike miss the flind who is shouting to the others to take us alive. The goblins and orcs continue surrounding Beltin and Gonoan. The hobgoblins advance on Sanna. Pike and Obregon take out one, Sanna takes out the other 3. Beltin and Gonoan are side by side with their backs to the wall. Everyone converges on the remaining orcs and goblins and they start to go down. Obregon notices a small creature sneaking away from behind Sanna. The last 2 remaining orcs attempt to flee and Gonoan chases after them. A half man/half rat emerges from one of the huts and advances on Sanna while a voice chimes up behind her “he he he, I have your magic missile wand. I want the other one, give it to me”. There is no one visible. Obregon hits Jason with 2 arrows that stick in him but don’t seem to harm him. Sanna hits him with a flaming sphere which causes him pain, Beltin hits him with acid and kills him. Sanna kills the remaining goblins. The flaming man appears and approaches Beltin. They trade barbs when Beltin feels something try to steal his potion. He breathes acid in that direction and melts the real Freddy as the flames are just an illusion. Gonoan chases down the remaining orc and kills it. We loot the bodies and search the huts. We find 750 gp, pearl(100gp), 12 knives (normal), double bladed axe(10gp), 80sp, 800cp, 30 clay marbles, 4 short swords, owl bear skin(500-1000gp), 5 polished knives(10gp ea), oil lamp, giant weasel pelt(1500gp), 3 bottles old wine(20gp ea), silver ring(300gp), flind barsx2, chain shirtx6, great axex6, longswordsx4, studded leatherx4, lt shieldx4, morningstarx5, scimitar. We also find a kobold who we take prisoner. He tells us Freddy has most of his treasure somewhere else but doesn’t know where. Also that the orcs were from a band on its way to Castle Greyhawk and that they came from someone associated with Iuz. Sanna puts a leash on it and sets it to some menial tasks. As Obregon and Pike search the huts, some blood hawks approach and attack. We kill them easily.

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November 12th 2012`

The caravan finishes setting up camp. Pike sneaks up on the off duty guards and listens in on their conversation. The guards wonder why we are along and believe we have a rogue with us. Beltin, Obregon and Sanna approach Marya. We ask about getting paid. We agree to 10 gp day each. We ask her what is so special on this caravan that she would be needed. She declines to answer. We sleep. The caravan sets off in the morning. During the afternoon, we hear a lot of rustling in the trees off to the left. We are unable to determine what over the noise of the wagons. Ahead of us something small bounces off a tree and rolls across the road in the brush. Gonoan and Beltin proceed ahead and see something moving in the trees. We have trouble figuring out what it is. Sanna moves up to join while Marya stops the caravan to prepare for possible ambush. Obregon manages to convince it to come out and it turns out to be a talking cat named Carrot. Despite Pike’s objections, we invite it to accompany us. Marcus and Pike discuss the cat disparagingly. Marcus wants the cat kept away from the front of the caravan. Carrot rides with Obregon. The caravan moves on. We make camp. The rest of the caravan attempts to stay away from the cat. We talk to Carrot and try to learn about its past. We learn very little and Pike and it bicker. During Beltin’s watch, there is a rustling in the brush. Upon investigation we find a tree with a face. It makes evil looking faces but doesn’t speak or move. Sanna determines that it is an illusion. Meanwhile Marya discovers that a lot of the wagon wheels are missing and there is underwear in their places. Sanna attempts to divine what spell was used and believes it is polymorph object. All of a sudden the burning man appears across the clearing. He says “Don’t thank me for giving you an extra set of underwear because you are going to need them if you come after me” We run at him. Beltin asks him why he took the wheels. He says he wants our stuff and wants to take it by force; he wants us to come to his camp. Beltin asks for directions and receives them. Freddy says that he wants only us to come and face him. He leaves and Obregon hits him with an arrow and Sanna with 2 magic missiles. He shrugs off both attacks. Marya gives us a cure serious wounds potion which Beltin carries. Pike confronts Marcus now and then again in the morning but learns nothing new. We walk through the woods until we come upon a human singing to a group of humanoids. We spread out and Beltin walks out and talks to the singer. He claims they are friends of Freddy’s and offers his hospitality. Beltin divulges that Freddy summoned him and he is probably supposed to kill them all. The singer asks Beltin to wait while he tries to find Freddy. After a few moments, the humanoids decide they should attack. 6 orcs, 2 flinds, 4 hobgoblins, 4 goblins, 1 kobold. We take advantage of their surprise. Pike shoots an orc in the back while Sanna sets another on fire. The goblins rush Beltin who takes out one of them. The orcs advance on Beltin as well and a flind goes after Sanna. To be continued…

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October 29th, 2012

We finish off the remaining humanoids without them getting off an attack. We keep one kobold alive and question it. It refers to Mcgrueger, it’s master who is back at their camp. There are apparently orcs, goblins, kobolds, and flinds at the camp. We loot the bodies and get 160 cp, 77 sp. The other halflings return and we set up camp. We enjoy a fine stew for dinner (Thanks Matt for the chili) During Pike’s watch, a flaming humanoid appears and approaches, looks at us and then turns around and quickly moves away. We are unable to catch it and return to our rest. The next day, we separate from the halflings to return to the caravan. We set up a signal so we will know if they need our help upon our return. We rejoin the caravan and move through the day. We come upon a clearing, and though it is not too late, Marcus wants to stop for the night. He doesn’t feel we can make the next camp before nightfall. As the caravan is setting up for the night, there is a crashing noise from the woods. A large group of humanoids move out and we attack. There are 5 kobolds, 4 goblins, 3 orcs and a flind. Beltin kills 2 kobolds, a goblin and injures an orc with his breath weapon, Sanna kills the flind with an ice knife. They charge us and hit Beltin for a lot of damage. We get in some good hits and notice the orcs are unusually tough. We finally take down most of them. The goblins move around behind us and flank Beltin, who is taken down. When the last of the orcs is killed, the goblins hold Beltin’s unconscious form hostage. Sanna offers to take Beltin’s place. The goblins demand her equipment and she places it in front of them. We notice 2 hobgoblins attempting to take the flind’s body. 2 of the goblins take Sanna, who breaks away. The 3rd goblin is holding a weapon on Beltin when Pike shoots him from hiding and puts a crossbow bolt in his forehead. Sanna and Obregon make short work of the hobgoblins and one of the goblins. Gonoan chases the last goblin through the woods, clubs him and brings him back. Darkeyes heals Beltin while explaining her lack of action during the combat being due to her need to protect the wagons. She apologizes but it falls on deaf ears. We loot the bodies and find 40 cp, 20 sp, 120 arrows, 6 gp, 2 50 gp gems, 2 50gp other gems, 2 handed sword, 3 chain shirt, 3 greataxes, chain shirt, 4 lt crossbows. Lady Darkeyes congratulates us on our prowess and invites us to keep on with her if we so decide. Gonoan interrogates the goblin and learns the camp is to the north.

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October 15th, 2012

We continue to discuss what to do next. Pike visits the thieves guild to inquire about entry and is accepted. Tirra is his orientator. Told to make contacts in the beggar’s guild and nightwatchmen. Beltin and Obregon visit the merchant guild to seek intelligence on bandit activity. Meet with Yala Sory. Tells us of a request for us to accompany a couple of caravans for the church of St Cuthbert. They are also looking for Ral Partha, Lord Greene, Hysalis and Ballis, members of the union who disappeared with their caravans. Most of the caravans that have been targeted have contained bulk goods. We also inquire about housing and learn the foreign quarter may be the best. Sanna and Gonoan visit the mercenaries guild. They ask about areas most hit by bandits and are told they can’t get that information without paying or joining. Sanna drives the price down. They find out that the bandits must have inside information about the delivery schedules. We decide to follow a caravan and attempt to track the bandits. At the Griffons Nest, Obregon spots a druid. Pike and Sanna approach him and attempt to find out what he is about. Pike slaps him with a glove and Sanna attempts to intimidate him. Pike steals his pouch and dumps his drink on him. We go the next morning to see Yala and find out the caravan the church wants our help with will be in in a few days. We wait. Pike attempts contact with the beggars guild, with little results. Bellamin is unable to accompany us at this time. Marcus Ariol is the caravan leader. Marya Darkeyes arrives from the church of St Cuthbert. The caravan sets out. We encounter a group of halflings led by Talf the Daring, that are looking for help finding and destroying a group of orcs. We agree and go with the halflings. We travel for a while when the halflings split up to look for a campsite. Shortly, 2 of the halflings return, wounded and fleeing a large group of kobolds and goblins. Sanna casts ice knife in their midst, wounding most of them. Beltin breathes acid, destroying 5. Talf moves up as does Gonoan who kills one. The humanoids move up and attack Beltin and Talf with no effect. Cliffhanger…

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October 1st 2012

Obregon attempts to shoot the shadow and it passes straight through. Sanna hits it with a disrupt undead, Bellamin attempts turning again and fails, Beltin strikes at it and misses. The shadow attacks Beltin and misses. Sanna fires again and misses, Bellamin tries to hit it with cure light wounds, Beltin strikes at it again and they both miss. The shadow hits Beltin and drains his strength. Bellamin hits it with a cure light wounds and kills it. We check the first door and find a dead dwarf that appears to be one of the tower watchmen. We search the body and find MW warhammer, lt crossbow, adventuring gear, full plate, lg steel shield, cloak, potion. We search all the adjoining rooms and find nothing. Sanna discovers that Beltin’s ring is protection +1, the amulet aids natural weapons, the broach is shielding and the crystal ring does nothing for Pike. We head back to the elevators and run into 8 skeletons. We dispatch them quickly though Beltin misses twice. We then return the dead dwarf to the guardians. They are appreciative that we return his body and equipment. We gather the laborers and wagons and return to town. We identify our objects, sell some off and equip again. We gather to discuss our next move. We visit the wizard’s guild to look for other angles to follow up. They have no advice on where to go next. We will visit the Watch to see if there are any leads on where the bandits may be found.

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