Campaign of the Month: November 2007

Varis: The Broken Land

Prologue: The Little Village

Two travellers meet

In early summer of the year 20 A.C. a young man with slightly pointed ears and bright, shockingly red hair comes sails to the village of Hardell on his way to the town of Harborage on far off Caedwyr. He has come from a monastary on a nearby island and looks for something to do for the few days it will take for his trip to get under way. With the help of the local shipping magnate, the salt mouthed Capt. Firebeard, he discovers a hidden village of goblins, living a horrible life amongst a Thornwood Thicket. Fighting to survive against rats, some as big as dogs, the goblins were barely eking out existence. He met a very friendly goblin named Griglog who acted as his emissary to the goblins, even if he didn’t know how to speak common. He did manage to learn from Griglog that the goblins are escaped slaves from the ruins of Blackpool, now the orcish capital of Garvelloch.

When told of their presence the town, for the most part, embraced the goblins, pitiful as they were, though many members, especially Edith, of the community tried to wash the wretched creatures to whom bathing seems to be foreign. It was into this strange atmosphere that another traveller, a young catfolk warrior arrives.

The two travellers, the fire-breathing monk and the catfolk warrior, become allies during the night against a raiding group of sahuagin and they, along with some notable locals (Capt. Firebeard, Brother Calder, and Blake Longstrider) manage to send the sahuagin back to the sea where they belong.

The damage was done, however, 30 of the 45 new goblin residents were slain protecting unarmed human women and 32 human villagers were also murdered.

Two days later, the two leave on Capt. Firebeard’s ship, a beautiful caravel named “North Star” for the distant shores of Caedwyr. The surviving villagers, including the goblin Griglog, all come to the pier to wave them on their journey and thank them for everything they’ve done.

Experience: 2000xp from the massive battle, 500 for roleplaying and story.

Current Party Level: 1 1/2 (Narass 1, Cherin 2)

Loot: 5gp and 600sp to be split amongst Charin and Narass, and 2 cure light wounds potions each, and two massive shark teeth that are big enough to be made into daggers.



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