Session 02 Summary – 08/29/2014
Participants: Bardu, Dain, Endelthil, Mullyn, Thorin
Elmar Barthon – Owner of Barthen's Provisions in Phandalin. Made the party aware that Gundren has two brothers who have found a secret entrance to Wave Echo Cave, the site of the Phandelver's Pact and a place of magical powers that can forge spells.
Iarno Albrec – A missing wizard who has established some kind of Order in Phandalin. His purpose and nature remain unknown. He is known by the Townmaster of Phandalin, Harbin Wester.
Harbin Wester – Townmaster of Phandalin who seems concerned that the wizard, Iarno, is missing. Other than this, little is known of his background. He sent the party on a quest to deal with a local orc problem near Wyvern Tor. Sildar has taken up residence in the Townmaster's Hall.
Linene – Seller of Goods at the Lion Shield Coster in Phandalin. Alerted the party to be on the lookout for missing supplies from her store. Seems afraid of a local gang called the Redbrands.
Thel Dendrar – Local woodcarver who was reportedly murdered by the Redbrands. His family is also missing.
<Sildar> - Find Gundren Rockseeker
<Elmar Barthen> - Find the Rockseeker brothers and the entrance to Wave Echo Cave.
<Lenine> - (1) Investigate the Redbrand gang at the Sleeping Giant Tavern
(2) Recover Lion Shield Coster rations from the goblin hideout in which Sildar was found.
<Harbin Wester> (1)
with local Orc problem [completed]
(2) Find, Iarno, the missing Wizard.
Events Summary: The party safely arrives in Phandalin with Sildar, who has made an excellent recovery thanks to Bardu. Although glad to safely deliver the provisions to Barthen, the party finds more questions than answers in the newly discovered town. Orcs and Redbrands are causing the town considerable trouble, a woodcarver has been murdered, a mysterious wizard is missing, and Gundren's brothers have apparently discovered a secret entrance to the Wave Echo Caverns.
Deciding that dealing with the orc threat in Wyvern Tor is the most clear-cut path, the party decides to put their skill to the test and dispatch of the troublesome lot. So, in the morning, the party sets out sans Thorin, who had been overcome by a bout of food poisoning the previous night (apparently the food at the Stonehill Inn leaves much to be desired).
As the party journeys to their destination, they easily dispatch of goblins and bat-like creatures known as stirge. Finally, after the now recovered Thorin has rejoined the party, the orc hideout becomes visible in the distance at the bottom of a crag. The party attempts a stealthy approach from above, which would have been successful if not for Mullyn accidentally setting loose his confounded owl trinket. Thankfully, the lone orc guard that is alerted to the enemy presence is quickly dispatched by Endelthil's arrows before it can make contact with its comrades inside the cave.
However, the breath of relief is only momentary as six orcs and a giant ogre billow from the cave entrance. The majority of the party rushes down the incline to the to engage in melee combat while Mullyn and Endelthil attack at range. Despite Thorin taking a tumble down the hill, the enemy ogre is assailed with violent combined force and is dealt a death blow by Dain. The remaining orcs are then eliminated without incident, and the orc leader's flamboyant gem-touched eypatch is promptly looted.
All has gone well for the party, and they make their journey back to Phandalin to collect their reward. Only a small group of goblins and a ragtag band of orcs attempt to oppose the heroes. But they are no match for the firebolts, piercing arrows, and sharpened axes wielded by our distinguished champions.
They arrive safely in Phandalin and collect their reward from the Townmaster. However, the party must now decide which course of action should be sought. They must choose wisely, or risk walking a path that may lead to their doom . . .
Treasure Acquired: 3 vials of a fragrant substance, an orc eye patch decorated with gems, coinage (already distributed)
XP Acquired Per Party Member: 450 XP
- Gundren has two brothers who have found a secret entrance to Wave Echo Cave, the site of the Phandelver's Pact and a place of magical powers that can forge spells.
- A missing wizard named Iarno has established some kind of Order in Phandalin. His purpose and nature remain unknown.
- Thel Dendrar, a local woodcarver, was reportedly murdered by the Redbrands. His family is also missing.
- A local gang called the Redbrands is causing the town of Phadnalin considerable trouble.
- Lion Shield Coster rations have been reported missing.