The Afflicted

Episode 3

Downtown to Mine-town

The Tormites rested for the night in the old temple, meanwhile Cornilius was having a meeting at a local thieves guild safehouse the guild rep was talking to him about how a new group in town called The Nighthands were pushing in on The Dock-owners turf. Before he or Cornelius could elaborate further a bunch of attackers burst into the room. Thinking quickly Cornelius decided to escape and evade these would be Assassins and blend into the night. Him and the others made there way to The Happy Sparrow.

Upon arriving at the happy sparrow they talked to the Owner Karaan and met a dwarf warrior by the name of Gilius Thundercloud who was looking for his cousin.

She-lar was nowhere to be seen and upon asking around Karaan told them that she knew her but had not seen her for about a week.

A bunch of mercenaries soldiers from the area picked a fight with out crew only to be put down by Roland embarrassing there commander (to the amusement of his own comrades) and a Assassin (presumably from the nighthawks) tried to jump Cornelius and then swallowed poison after being bear hugged by Ivanna. Gilius decided to help the Tormites find She-lar if they helped him find his cousin, and so Bartimus Thunderbrew also joined the team

They then ran into the town guards who summoned them for a meeting with Duke Erasmus.

Duke Erasmus invited them into the keep for a meeting and after explaining some of the troubles in the area (cults, monster attacks, personnel going AWOL), he wore a grim countenance and looked like he had not slept for many days. He also explained that She-lar had crazily gone down into the deep mines below Neo-krag.

He fined the Tormites 500 gold for public nuisance but then offered them 1000 gold each for help in defense of the city.

The Duke was about to talk further when alarms started ringing from the mining quarter and men at arms started to rush down toward the intrusion.

The team arrived only to find many green skin small humanoids emerging from the mine entrance and overwhelming the local defenders springing quickly to the locals aid the Tormites gained the upper hand but it soon became apparent that the goblins were themselves fleeing from something with desperation.

A mighty bellow emerged from the mine entrance and not one but 2 Minotaurs emerged from the mine entrance and attacked. 



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