Date: Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Players: Andrew, Craig, David, Henk, Hertzog, Rich
Late on the day before this mission started, the first reports started trickling in of an orcish incursion into the north of the River Kingdoms. Occasional skirmishes are not unheard of in history, but the orc tribes have been preoccupied with the Horselords for many moons, and this attack was unexpected. During the course of the night, it became apparent that the River Kingdoms were under serious attack, and plans drawn up under the Calderway Treaty were enacted. Lockenport and the towns of the mainland were mobilised to provide support to the River Kingdoms. Irregulars were woken by alarm bells, and rapidly assigned to a number of missions to the mainland.
The group lead by Zarra was assigned to the village of Loont. Tavius explained that this tiny village was notable for three reasons. First, it is the western-most settlement in the River Kingdoms, and closest to the lands where Vedroth's Citadel of the Dead lies. Second, Loont exists only to support the Eye of Ioun, constructed nearby. The Eye is an observatory and library, access to which is prized by academics and magical researchers alike. Third, a group of Irregulars went to Loont five days ago on an escort mission, and have not yet returned. It was an open mission without a specific return date, so there is no specific reason to worry yet, they may simply still be in Loont.
As the Irregulars scurried along the corridors of the Guildhall to reach the portal chamber, they ran into a smart, formally dressed gentleman. He introduced himself as Ollen Task of the Forcaster's Guild, at which Tavius scoffed “You!” and stormed off. Task explained that Lady Terfia Skallows travelled to the Eye of Ioun five days ago. Before she left, she gave him instructions to bring this envelope to this guild at this time and give it to a group of six people about to go to the village of Loont.
Case number: 210/02/012H
Summary: The group's mission was to persuade the inhabitants of Loont to retreat to Torgenham. Their secondary mission was to make contact with mission 210/01/139. Unfortunately, Vedroth's forces reached Loont before this mission did, so the group was unable to accomplish either of their mission goals. They did, however, manage to rescue Lady Terfia Skallows and foil an attempt by one of Vedroth's allies to ally with the stone giants. Tavius insisted that I make a note here that neither of these was one of the official mission goals, and how dare that Forcaster's Guild cheat by leeching off other missions just like they always do and some other rather rude comments about that particular Guild.
Fatalities: All the Irregulars involved in mission 210/01/139 were confirmed as dead (Tiny, Revig, Hawton, the Foral Twins and Nissa Starborn). Lady Skallows requested that they be asked to make contact with her if they are ever successfully returned from the dead. (With what? No body parts and entry-level guild contracts?) Also everyone living in Loont has been wiped out, including good, old Doagen and his family. I'll miss that guy.
Declarations: They didn't declare anything, but were suspiciously vague on that agreement with the giants. They weren't carrying anything obviously giant sized and valuable through.
Commendations: That Ollen Task guy brought a flowery thank you note from Lady Skallows, thanking the participants in this mission, the late participants of mission 210/01/139 and the participants of mission 210/06/002. That last one hasn't been commissioned yet, which will upset Tavius a lot.
Leadership: There were blank looks when I asked them for thoughts on their leader. Either Zarra is the type to lead quietly from behind or they were all just too exhausted to comment.
/===========================================================\ | XP notes | |-----------------------------------------------------------| | Shattergloom Skeletons (4 x 350) = 1,400 XP | | Forsaken Shell (4 x 250) = 1,000 XP | | Poltergiest Children (2 x 250) = 500 XP | | Corpse of Despair (2 x 250) = 500 XP | | Ice Archon (2 x 800) = 1,600 XP | | Chillborn Zombies (7 x 250) = 1,750 XP | | Quest: Collecting a Cyani Flower = 1,000 XP | | Quest: Rescue Lady Terfia Skallows = 2,000 XP | | Quest: Negotiations with the Stone Giants = 2,000 XP | |-----------------------------------------------------------| | Total = 11,750 XP | | Per person ÷ 6 = 1,958 XP | \===========================================================/