Campaign of the Month: April 2014

Tyellador

Going on Contract

Contracts, Acorns and Owlbears

Let it be known to all that I, Xavhorn of the House Souleaxe, perpetual Lord of the Council of the City of Healwud of Eastmarch agrees to take the undersigned, Runa Egilsdottir, into his employ under the following terms, conditions and payments:

That the undersigned is to search out and discover the reasons for the recent delays and loss of communications and shipments from the South-East, i.e. from the Capital Easteðgeat and the mining communities of Mizimînbad. If at all feasible, if the undersigned is to correct the aforementioned problems, a bonus shall be paid upon their return to Healwud.

Itemized Payments & Deductions:
To be paid on this day:

- 100 Gold for her performance at the festival on the Seventeenth
- 700 Gold as a down-payment for her assistance in the aforesaid matters of this document, as to cover fees, Per-Diem, etc. and as a token of friendship and good faith
- 10 Gold Donkey Deposit, to be returned on the return of the donkey

To be paid upon partial or total completion of this contract upon returning to Healwud:

- 100 Gold for general information in regards to the preceding matters
- 400 Gold for information leading directly to the resolution of the preceding matters
- 1,000 Gold for the resolution of the preceding matters

After settling down from their confrontation with Xavhorn, the party agrees to meet at Xavhorn’s mansion the next day. Runa and Ra’s leave Lina and Shil and head back to the Temple of Ehlonna for a night’s earned rest.

The next morning the party meets up at the Temple before heading to Xavhorn’s mansion. They are let inside and soon meet with Xavhorn, who has his Steward write up individual contracts for everyone, including some deductions on Shil and Ra’s’ (although Shil is able to talk Xavhorn out of one of the deductions, as he showed a flaw in the manor’s security.) As part of the agreement, Xavhorn allows the group access to his guards’ armory, where the adventurers find a plethora of Masterwork items. Shil also takes 3 sticky grenades (and an extra rapier), and Lina takes 3 sunrods.

After suiting up, the adventurers head back upstairs and negotiate renting a steadfast donkey, Puppymew, for their journey. They are also informed that a message awaits them at the Temple of Ehlonna, and head off in that direction.

Let it be known to all that I, Xavhorn of the House Souleaxe, perpetual Lord of the Council of the City of Healwud of Eastmarch agrees to take the undersigned, Lina Bowman, into his employ under the following terms, conditions and payments:

That the undersigned is to search out and discover the reasons for the recent delays and loss of communications and shipments from the South-East, i.e. from the Capital Easteðgeat and the mining communities of Mizimînbad. If at all feasible, if the undersigned is to correct the aforementioned problems, a bonus shall be paid upon their return to Healwud.

Itemized Payments & Deductions:
To be paid on this day:

- 100 Gold in her role as my personal adviser
- 700 Gold as a down-payment for her assistance in the aforesaid matters of this document, as to cover fees, Per-Diem, etc. and as a token of friendship and good faith
- 10 Gold Donkey Deposit, to be returned on the return of the donkey

To be paid upon partial or total completion of this contract upon returning to Healwud:

- 100 Gold for general information in regards to the preceding matters
- 400 Gold for information leading directly to the resolution of the preceding matters
- 1,000 Gold for the resolution of the preceding matters

The head of the temple gives the group an indecipherable map that has a faint sense of divine magic to it. The best he can tell the group is that it was given to the temple 100 years ago, and that they would know when to give it to someone. He informs them that there might be one who is able to help them decipher the map, Bearclaw, who can sometimes be found at a bar in town.

Entering The Pig and Spigot, the adventurers notice a very large man at the far side of the bar. Although brushing off Shil at first, he is amused be Lina, and is interested in the map. He informs them that it is Druidic in nature, and that the trail and markers on the map aren’t so much as physical locations, but are waypoints that a druid can decipher.

The group follows Bearclaw into the woods, although the further they enter the woods, the faster Bearclaw seems to travel, and the group soon loses him. However, they do find an ill-tempered Owlbear.

Let it be known to all that I, Xavhorn of the House Souleaxe, perpetual Lord of the Council of the City of Healwud of Eastmarch agrees to take the undersigned, NAME T.B.D. McTire, into his employ under the following terms, conditions and payments:

That the undersigned is to search out and discover the reasons for the recent delays and loss of communications and shipments from the South-East, i.e. from the Capital Easteðgeat and the mining communities of Mizimînbad. If at all feasible, if the undersigned is to correct the aforementioned problems, a bonus shall be paid upon their return to Healwud.

Itemized Payments & Deductions:
To be paid on this day:

- 100 Gold fee for repairs to L.Xavhorn’s office
- 200 Gold fee for re-casting of defensive spells
- 700 Gold as a down-payment for his assistance in the aforesaid matters of this document, as to cover fees, Per-Diem, etc. and as a token of friendship and good faith
- 10 Gold Donkey Deposit, to be returned on the return of the donkey

To be paid upon partial or total completion of this contract upon returning to Healwud:

- 100 Gold for general information in regards to the preceding matters
- 400 Gold for information leading directly to the resolution of the preceding matters
- 1,000 Gold for the resolution of the preceding matters

Dispatching the Owlbear, they walk further on, soon encountering a giant sleeping bear. Upon waking it up, they find the bear to be Bearclaw taking a nap. He takes them a little further into the woods, and informs the group that this is as far as he goes. He points them in the generally right direction.

Travelling on, a large vine suddenly lashes out at the group as 3 arrows zip overhead, pinning it to some far trees. A dark-haired woman in ranger garb with a longbow approaches them, telling the adventurers that she is concerned with the state of the forest. She is somewhat puzzled that the adventurers only amount to 3, but that prophecies can be hard to interpret, as prophecies are hardly ever static. The prophecy is a superposition of many states, stating that the number of adventurers were 5, 6, 3 and 4. However, she expects to see them again soon, and leaves Lina with a single acorn. She parts ways with them leaving questions unanswered, telling them that the trail will take them back.

The adventurers walk back, and spend one night last night in the town before heading out in the morning.

Let it be known to all that I, Xavhorn of the House Souleaxe, perpetual Lord of the Council of the City of Healwud of Eastmarch agrees to take the undersigned, Ra’s Al Ghul, into his employ under the following terms, conditions and payments:

That the undersigned is to search out and discover the reasons for the recent delays and loss of communications and shipments from the South-East, i.e. from the Capital Easteðgeat and the mining communities of Mizimînbad. If at all feasible, if the undersigned is to correct the aforementioned problems, a bonus shall be paid upon their return to Healwud.

Itemized Payments & Deductions:
To be paid on this day:

- 100 Gold fee for repairs to L.Xavhorn’s office
- 200 Gold fee for re-casting of defensive spells
- 700 Gold as a down-payment for his assistance in the aforesaid matters of this document, as to cover fees, Per-Diem, etc. and as a token of friendship and good faith
- 10 Gold Donkey Deposit, to be returned on the return of the donkey

To be paid upon partial or total completion of this contract upon returning to Healwud:

- 100 Gold for general information in regards to the preceding matters
- 400 Gold for information leading directly to the resolution of the preceding matters
- 1,000 Gold for the resolution of the preceding matters








































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Comments

I didn’t notice that Shil managed to talk him & Ra’s out of the cost of the defensive spells! Nice work!

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P.S. The ranger lady did NOT tell us that the trail would take us back!!! We had to wander aimlessly and guess at the sun’s direction, thankyouverymuch. :)

Going on Contract
Thorvaldr Thorvaldr

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