Our heroes polished their armor and shined their boots: their was a wedding and their friend lil’ Janni was the best man.
Traveling to Krestible, they found the town in anticipation for the wedding. Everything was ready except li’l Janni who was nowhere to be found. Our intrepid adventurers, ever willing to help, set out to find the jovial paladin.
Reaching the nearest town over and probing around in a dwarven tavern, they discovered that Janni had been hired to investigate the disappearance of a party of explorers. In turn, the party set out to save the rescuer.
Marching out into the hills the party found a cave and a deep pool of water with a glint of gold at the bottom. Brottor dove in as a polar bear, and was barely able to fight off the wild current to retrieve what turned out to be a magical rod. Inside the cave an ice wall encased a traveller. Chipping past the wall, an icicle avalanche nearly killed Gildon. The traveler had nothing but a mysterious broken pot.
They ran into a talking rock that Gildon could understand, but was unable to converse with. After some one-sided conversation, they left him. They began climbing some perilous mountains and ran across a suicidal woman claiming she heard spirits in her head. Touching the woman and saving her from certain doom, the same voice could be heard, and some more one-sided conversation was had.
Finally reaching the summit, there was some sort of temple, probably made relatively recently (past few hundred years). Inside were some giant sized footprint, which lead directly to the paladin Janni. He was raving mad so the party beat him into unconsciousness, which forced out a spirit of sorts which was subsequently destroyed. Janni was brought back to consciousness. The remainder of the complex revealed a chamber full of pots and another expired traveller from the lost expedition. Brottor greedily filled his sacks with pots, to much cheering from Kendrik and much protest from Jarik. Leaving the summit, the party could make out the lifeless body of the last member of the expedition, which they retrieved on their way down.
Little Janni saved, and the mystery of the failed expedition solved they made their way back to Krestible. While travelling, you met a high arcanist of the den Zauber guild, who explained that the pots contained the spirits of ancient people, and having a spirit tied to you could yield ancient wisdom. So they all did the ceremony, except Jarik because he was too superstitious, and the high wizard kept all the other looted pots “for the good of the nation”. What a sack of croc. On the bright side, he paid us for it, so we can’t complain too much.
XP: 600 to Brottor and Kendrick, 500 to Jarik
GP: None found
- Pearl of Power L2
- Lesser Metamagic Rod of Extend Spell
- Kendrick, Brottor, and Gildon have obtained a Khondkhan Soul Friend