A Tyranny of Dragons 5e Campaign (Side Trek)
Game Session: March 3rd 2018
Cast of Characters:
Harbek Dankil, a dwarf barbarian (Darryl)
Lander Lakeman, a human wizard (Chance)
GM NOTE: Here be spoilers for those who haven’t played the Tyranny of Dragons campaign.
After exploring the dragon hatchery and finding some maps and a letter, our heroes make the trek back to Greenest. They inform Governer Nighthill of what is happening and he tells them that Leosin Erlenthan has left to Eturnel to meet with Ontarr Frume. But, tonight the gang is giving a heroes welcome for dealing with the raiders; and eliminating the threat in the area once and for all. As the town celebrates a much needed victory against the raiders and toasts “Bardied’s Bunch” on their victory.
Landen and Harbek stay at the tavern, as Bardied and Linan disappear, Sheng goes of to a temple to meditate for a bit as Talesin wanders off and inspect the farms and see if anyone needs his assistance.
Dawn of a new day in Greenest as the town starts getting back to business as usual and waiting for various shipments to arrive and stock businesses with supplies, food and other wares. Landen and Harbek meet in the common room of the inn, for some breakfast and it seems Harbek celebrated to hard the night before and now is paying the price for it as his feel like someone had crawled in and now hammering to get out. Landen spots a young fellow sitting in a corner booth and starting around the tavern, he seems to be eyeing up the patrons.There’s an elderly gentleman sitting at the bar as well and he’s sipping a mead and keeping to himself.
Landen sent Harbek out on an errand, to get a map of the area (if he can possible find one) and also asks to inspect the shield he had as well since there seems to be something of particular interest to him as well. Harbek sets out as Landen gathers his stuff and heads back up to his room, even though he hasn’t learned detect magic he plans on doing it ritualistic and it will take longer to do.
Harbek goes to a general store and asks for a map of the area and to his surprise they have one for him. Since he is here he decides to pick up a few items and equipment they might need for the journey to Eturel.
In his room Landen lays out a pendant, two rings and the shield that Harbek had. Landen hears the creaking of the door and he says “Well that didn’t take you long to get…” and that’s when the lights go out for Landen as he get’s sapped to the head.
Harbek enters the inn as the young fellow who was sitting in the booth this morning is leaving in a hurry. Nearly knocking him and the elderly gentleman who was standing by the door. Harbek makes his way up stairs to the room and sees that the door is wide open and Landen fighting his way back from unconsciousness. Harbek inquires as to what happen and Landen looks around the floor and sees that the items he had lain out to be identified are now missing.
Harbek tells him that a young lad was rushing out the inn just as he was entering, it seemed like the young lad was in a hurry to leave town. Harbek is miffed since the shield he had loaned to Landen to identify is now missing. Landen grabs his remaining gear and both of them head down stairs, and give a quick glance around to see if the young lad returned; but that is not to be.
Landen rushes outside and looks for a forked twig as it is one of the components for a locate object spell. When the spell is cast he hones in on the shield but alas it must be out of the spells range. He enters the inn and asks the innkeeper did anyone leave in a hurray, and the innkeeper stats he wasn’t paying attention to who comes and goes.
Harbek goes around to the stables and asks one of the stablehands if they anything weird. A young lad says he saw a young man buy a horse from an old man and then road off in a hurry toward the south. Harbek runs to the inn and calls for Landen and tells them they need to head south now in order to catch up with the brigand who stold their stuff.
The old man standing by the inn adds is that why the young man paid double for my horse? To head south after robbing you guys?
Landen screams “Damn brigands!” and he mutters something under his breath.
Harbek looks around and spots a wagon that had come in this morning and is in the process of unloading goods to the general store, he goes running up and states that in the name of Governer Nighthill that he taking the wagon for a specific task. Harbek yells for Landen to jump on and then he whips the horses into a frenzy as the speed through Greenest heading south. Landen holds on for dear life, as he also flips through his spell book to see what spell he can use to do most pain on the brigand before it’s breath escapes from him.
Harbek shouts for people to clear the way.
Several miles out from town they see a fellow camped out in a field, he seems to be surprised to see a wagon speeding towards him but he doesn’t move.The young fellow is not wanting any trouble. The harsh tones from Harbek as they approach sends a deep chill down his spine. The young lad is startled to discover that he is being accused of stealing items. He tells them he bought the horse fare and square from a fellow traveler. The young lad says that upon hearing that a green dragon had attacked Greenest and that there were a huge raiding party of demi-human creatures and cultist in the area, he thought it was best to flee town.
Harbek asks why did he pay double the price for the horse, the lad tells him he had bought it for only 10 gold. Landen realized they’ve been hoodwinked good! They apologize to the young lad and tell him that he is no safer out here since there are still roving bands of raiders about before they head back to town.
As they return back to town, the old fellow who was hanging around had left town just as the characters were heading south. Landen and Harbek return to the inn, and prepare to get a days rest and gather up the rest of the gang so they can head to Eturel to meet with Leosin. They rent out rooms for the evening and Landen taking precautions this night and sets a trap on his door before he rolls out the map that Harbek brought and he takes out the parchment of a scribbled map and column of numbers in a row.
He begins to see something in the numbers and the way the columns are and studies the map as well. He thinks if he had a key or a legend then it would be easier to understand. But, he thinks he has deciphered “Greypeak Mountains” and “The Meer of Deadmen” are locations and to understand what it all means. Cult numbers? Number of gold coins collected? the weight of magic items? distance as the crow flies… or the dragon in this case? Harbek interjects as well and they banter back and forth about what this map they found in the hatchery coincides with the map of the area?
Landen proceeds to study further as Harbek heads out to round the others. They decide to take everything with them to Eturel and see if Leosin can make sense of it all.