The Harrowing

The Harrowing: Session 3
Painting the Town Dead

> Next Day the party decides to look around town for supplies.
> They are met by stached man, he asks if they are new in town.
> He is willing to pay good if they can help him with a rat problem.
> The party agrees. He explains he doesn’t want word to get out.
> They arrive at the Fatman’s Feedbag, he leads them downstairs.
> Clyo asks for the key, enters the cellar and locks the door.
> Lilith begins searching for rats, Theia doesn’t hear anything.
> The door opens and the stached man enters with two goons.
> “The only rats I see are you three!” Lilith says.
> “You really ought to know better, now hand over the gold!”
> Party refuses, Lilith moves in to kick one of the goons.
> The stached man flanks her and pummels her into submission.
> Clyo gets nervous and misses her shots.
> Theia asks if she can leave, “Oh, go right ahead” he replies.
> She walks right by him and gets cubelion to coil around him.
> Then she summons three vipers to deal with the goons.
> The goons opt to flee with their boss and drag him out.
> Theia readies her scythe, she can barely contain her bloodlust.
> The three men are then arrested by Sheriff Hemlock.
> He rewards the party 600gp, he had been looking for them.
> The stached man is named Jubrayl Vhiski, leader of a gang.
> “And I would have gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for that snake!”
> The sheriff tells them to meet him at the Mayor’s office later.
> Meanwhile the party finds more weapons and armor.
> They encounter a woman in distress. She has two children.
> Clyo looks at the children with distain, but agrees to help.
> The woman explains a monster is hiding in their home.
> Her husband went to check, while she fled with the kids.
> She hasn’t heard back from him.
> The party enters her house, goes upstairs into the boy’s room.
> His closet has two legs sticking out of it, Lilith pulls the man out.
> He is dead. That’s when a goblin attacks Lilith.
> Clyo shoots in straight through it’s heart.
> “What are we going tell to tell her?” Lilith asks.
> “Simple. We tell the truth.” Clyo replies.
> Clyo tells them woman her husband was already dead.
> “He died as he lived” she replies.
> “In the closet?” Theia asks.
> The woman bursts out in tears.
> Sheriff Hemlock arrives at the scene.
> He tells them it’s high time to deal with these “idle threats”.
>A local ranger has informed them about the goblin wherabouts.
> It would be a huge help if they could deal with them.
> At Mayor Kendra’s office they meet the elven ranger Shalelu.
> She tells them members of all five tribes were involved.
> There is something big going on, someone is behind it.
> They rest up at the Rusty Dragon Inn.
> Shalelu tells them of the five goblin heroes;
- Big Gugmut, Korovus, Vorka, Rendwattle Gutwad, Ripnugget.
- And the bugbear ranger Bruthazmus.

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The Harrowing: Session 2
The Big Reveal

> Clyo and Lilith find themselves in no condition to fight.
> They continue moving alongside the river, laying low.
> Theia hears wolves prowling around the forest.
> The party decides to hide behind a steep hill.
> One of the wolves almost notice them, but they sneak past it.
> They reach the town of Sandpoint by sunset.
> The party is greeted by a hastily drawn guard.
> “Hail guard” Clyo says.
> The guard simply gives them directions.
> They enter the White Deer Inn, looking for a room for the night.
> When Viskali, the innkeeper, asks for 3 gp the party declines.
> Clyo puts on her charm, but Viskali suggests the Pixie’s Kitten.
> Lilith gets offended, it sounds like a brothel (it is).
> A well dressed gentleman enters the Inn and overhears them.
> He greets the innkeeper and slams his hand on the counter.
> “What seems to be the problem, Viskali?” he asks.
> “Nothing, good sir.” Viskali replies.
> “You ladies have a good stay.” he says with a change of tone.
> Clyo asks him if they could repay him, he aks only their names.
> As he walks upstairs he introduces himself as Aldern Foxglove.
> Next day the party goes to church to find a healer.
> Abstalar Zantus is happy to help and revitalizes the party.
> He asks of nothing in return, only that they be vigilant.
> “Vigilant?” they ask. He smirks, “Well, since you ask” he replies.
> He tells them goblins attacked the city during the festival.
> Some of them might still be scurrying around.
> A hunchback interrupts them and asks for help at the boneyard.
> The party agrees and follows him to the tomb of Ezakien Tobyn.
> The door to the tomb hangs slightly ajar, the ground is churned.
> Clyo leaves the scene to involve the city guard.
> Eventually she gets a hold of the sheriff named Belor Hemlock.
> Lilith opens the tomb and gets attacked by two skeletons.
> The party makes short work of them.
> The hunchback, Naffer Vosk, finds Tobyn’s coffin is missing!
> Lilith suspects the goblin attack was a distraction.
> She wonders why, then spots footsteps of a larger humanoid.
> Perhaps someone is using the goblins to do their bidding.
> Naffer Vosk spots cloth used to deploy the skeleton guards.
> The party moves on to get maps, weapons and armor.
> Lilith sells the gold brick to the town mayor for 1.300gp
> During the middle of the day they encounter Foxglove.
> He invites them to hunt boars, Clyo accepts.
> Theia declines, while Lilith straight up hates his guts.
> Clyo ends up getting injured during the hunt.
> Foxgloves apologises and gifts her a health potion.
> They return with a trophy and presents it at the Rusty Dragon.
> Foxglove tells Clyo she can keep the horse as well.
> Theia and Lilith enter the Inn and find Clyo and Foxglove.
> That’s when a noble man barges in, speaking a foreign language.
> Ameiko Kaijitus, the owner, starts arguing with the man.
> Foxglove tells the party that it’s her father.
> He gave her an ultimatum; close down shop or be disowned.
> He attempts to grab her, but she swats him with her soup ladle.
> He leaves, shouting “You are as dead to me as your mother!”
> “I’ll need a well cleaned ladle now” Ameiko sighs.
> “- since jackass stew is not on the menu.” causing a laugh.
> Lilith and Theia aks if she is ok, to which she replies “Asshat”.
> They begin to socialize, concluding with them having a free stay.

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The Harrowing: Session 1
Survival

> Theia and Lilith find themselves trapped in a smithy.
> Lilith manages to break free.
> She makes a lot of noise, but frees Theia as well.
> A goblin peaks his head through the doorframe.
> Lilith charges the door, slamming into the goblin’s face.
> Theia positions herself behind the door.
> A hobgoblin opens the door and is greeted by Lilith’s smile.
> Puzzled by this he steps inside and gets smacked by the door.
> The hobgoblin roars out in pain, alerting reinforcements.
> Theia and Lilith position themselves in front of the door.
> The reinforcements attempt to force themselves in.
> Lilith lifts the door, it unhinges and falls on top of the hobgoblins.
> Theia and Lilith jumps on top of the door and crush them.
> The bloodied hobgoblin shakes his head in disbelief.
> He is holding the chains to another prisoner, a half-elven lady.
> Lilith charges him, but he deflects her blow and fights back.
> Meanwhile the goblin from earlier taunts Theia.
> The half-elven lady pushes the hobgoblin into a stack of boxes.
> She then puts her chains around his neck and make him yield.
> As Lilith kills two hobgoblins the last one flees.
> The battle is over and the goblin yields, but Theia won’t allow it.
> The goblin had been attacking and taunting her mercilessly.
> He pleads for his life, exclaiming that he is a gentleman!
> Theia grabs him and spills his guts all over the floor.
> The hobgoblin sighs, “Poor Korovus.”
> Theia then drags the goblin’s corpse along the corridor.
> “Have you no respect for the dead!?” the hobgoblin utters.
> Theia stares at him with a look of defiance.
> “Humans worse than orcs” he mutters to himself.
> “I agree” she says, and smirks.
> Lilith knocks the hobgoblin unconscious.
> The half-elven lady introduces herself as Clyo.
> She searches the hobgoblin and finds keys to unlock their chains.
> Meanwhile Theia has discovered a cell with an unconscious elf.
> Next to him are several potions in red, green and white.
> Theia grabs the potions and walks back to the hobgoblin.
> Clyo has gotten the hobgoblin conscious again, but he won’t talk.
> Theia asks Clyo to try some potions, but she declines.
> This prompts her to test them on the hobgoblin.
> “Tell us a way out of here!” Lilith shouts.
> “Did you kill all my men?” the hobgoblin aks.
> All of them pause for a moment, “Yes” Theia replies.
> The hobgoblin looks around, “You lie!”
> He puts on a big smile, “You’re not getting out of here”.
> “Well neither are you!” Theia shouts and chops his head off.
> They move on into the next room and retrieve their gear.
> Theia tames her snake, it is slow to submit.
> The door the hobgoblin escaped through is locked.
> The keys don’t work.

> Lilith thinks hard about the facts.
- There are no windows, it is dank.
- They found a sink in the room with the elf.
> She starts searching low and uncovers a trapdoor.
> Meanwhile Clyo has taken out the lights in the room.
> Theia tells Clyo that won’t work, goblinoids can see in the dark.
> They escape down the trapdoor into the sewers.
> In the next room they see a stream of water.
> On the far left they can jump across, but a creature is in the way.
> The cracking of bones and tearing of flesh makes them hasitate.
> Clyo wants to take a closer look, but alerts the creature.
> It stares at her with it’s yellow gleaming eyes, then hides.
> Clyo expresses a sigh of relief, then turns to her friends.
> The creature jumps at Clyo and takes a chunk out of her.
> Theia’s snake squeezes the ghoul to unlife.
> With the the undoing of the ghoul, rats emerge out of the rubble.
> Lilith attempts to swat some of them away, but it’s hopeless.
> The party is forced to jump across, but Clyo falls into the water.
> Luckily Theia and Lilith extend their arms to grab a hold of her.
> Clyo shivers and her complexion grows pale, she feels so tired.
> On the other side are two doors and a valve.
> The first door is locked, the second is not.
> Above the valve it says “Left is right, right is left.”
> The party mess with the valve, but it’s no use.
> Moving on through the second door, they find a corridor.
> It leads to a black room with a loose brick sticking out.
> Clyo pushes it in, making the room collapse.
> She leaves the room and closes the door.
> As she walks up the staircase, zombies attack Lilith!
> Theia and Clyo takes care of them in a coordinated fashion.
> The stairway leads to the area behind the locked door.
> It is almost identical to the first corridor.
> Theia jumps down and finds another black room.
> Clyo disapproves, but decides to ready her bow.
> Theia takes the brick inside this room instead of pushing it in.
> Turns out it is made of gold, “Left is correct, right is left behind”.
> The party leaves the sewers, arriving at a beach.
> Theia sees a mountain above them and starts to climb it.
> Lilith thinks they should follow the river, it could mean people.
> In otherwords; a place to rest and resupply.
> “You are hungry for a hot meal, right?” Lilith asks Theia.

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