What We Have Been Doing
We bought the Tickling Cricket
Fengar: Hanging out, learning Giant, growing herbs in the basement with the help of daylight and druid craft.
Sigrid: Bought an Inn
Karina: Became an Arbiter for the Shield of all Faiths
Raskogg: Worked out a lot, laid around in his pile of gold
Lily: Joined an underground, illegal fighting ring.
Braith: Busked on street corners, gained some notoriety as “That Weird singing Gnome”
Karina goes to talk to Sister Bethanine. Bethanine is like, “We found this lady wandering around trying to convince people she was a God? Can you take care of this?” And Karina is like “Okay!”
Gaspa walks in and immediately confronts Karina about being a secret Tieflling. Bethanine leaves the room; Karina bursts into tears; Gaspa and Karina have a heart to heart. Gaspa gives Karina some reassurance that she’s not evil.
We’re hanging out in the Tickling Cricket and suddenly Fengar notices that there’s a piece of paper in the middle of the table.—
To my Generous Friends,I am afraid that proper compensation can’t be made on a gift as grand as the one you all were gracious enough to bestow upon me. Let me instead share with you a little secret. The Golden Fields that feed the people of your… charming city have a very big pest problem. Or are about to. They may need some rat catchers.
We give the [[ https://corlan.obsidianportal.com/adventure-log/the-death-of-mr-vastion | backstory]] to Gaspa. She’s a little confused but mostly rolls with it.
GoldenFields is a location
We decide to leave right away, pile into a wagon and sleep on the way.
It takes about a day to get there, the following evening we get to a big wall (60 feet high!) and after some searching and Braith shaking out his mice stowaways we’re let in.
Immediately inside there’s a big statue of Chantilla and a little gift shop stand staffed by a halfling. Niatta probes about pests, the halfling gives free samples (seeds!), and directs her to the Abbey.
There’s a big ‘ol tree with baby children playing on it. It’s got a face. It’s an awakened tree! Lily goes to play on it, but only after some insistence, and Karina pointing out that she’d be way better than the other children.
The tree introduces himself:
“I am Lifferlas, and you are welcome in my boughs.”
We arrive at the abbey. Raskogg drives the cart up to the Inn.
The abbey is the largest, oldest, and most elaborate building in Goldenfields.
We mostly all go into the abbey.
(Lily organizes a child fighting ring)
Suddenly turning a corner we run into two black bears. Startled, Braith throws some seeds at them. They eat them He feeds them more seeds.
Niatta convinces them to take a nap.
(Lily asks the tree about the history of this place. The tree talks for a long time)
When we get to the Abbot’s office – Ellardin Darovik – a half orc walks out and says hi.
We walk into the office, and explain why we’re there. The abbot is very sure they don’t have a pest problem.
A lady, eavesdropping as we walked by, tells us about seeing giants. The abbot dismisses her as basically imagining things but we get a bunch of information about her giant sighting.
The abbot invites us to spend the night, and welcomes our help investigating.
Niatta gets a beer, Karina attends the evening service.
Xi Lian takes Braith up onto the wall, he checks it out. He can’t see anything, but gets an area of where the Giants were sighted. Then he gets down from the wall and finds some birds, and plays them a nice little song and (casts speak with animals) to see if they’ve seen any giants and if they’re willing to fly around and look for them.
One bird mentions he saw really big people to the east, they had funny shadows. Bumpy?
Braith sings them a Lullaby.
Braith shares this information – Fengar thinks really hard, and so does everyone else, but no one has any idea what the bumpy shadows are.
We decide to have dinner and drink beer and decide to investigate in the morning.
Lily flags down the orc we saw earlier, and then “Fight Club” and they fight I guess?
The rest of us make our way to the inn. Theres some lute music, Braith and the lutist face off (Dueling lutes)
The rest are greeted by a really boisterous, hairy man (Miros Xelbrin). Karina lets him know that the abbot etc. She namedrops effectively. He welcomes up, and offers us all our first Golden Gulp free.
The halfing lutest introduces himself – Oren Yogilvi – and he and Braith play some duets. Oren is pretty drunk.
Lily comes in eventually,
Night falls, and we go to sleep.
WE’RE UNDER ATTACK! (because of course we are)