Patented Shadey recap
So we went to our briefing, and the boss was like “I know Im not your regular boss, but today I am.” and Bunny was like “ok boss.” and she gave us our mission.
There was this secret package being delivered from the peeps of the Silver Flame, and it never reached its destination. Two days overdue, it was last seen in the hands of 3 couriers around the ruins of Shadokar.
No, you can’t know what was in the package, they never tell you what’s in the package.
The party went by boat, and ended up on this sweet textured map of a road. There was a couple ways the couriers could have gone, but we gotta figure out for sure so that we don’t waste all our time.
Since Farren is the shy one, we nominated him to do recon. He politely inquired of a grandmotherly woman in a farmhouse as to the haps regarding our three misplaced friends of two days ago. Most worried about them and such, my good woman. She said she has better things to do than watch the road all day, but suggested that maybe the field farmers would have seen something.
So we send Farren out to talk to a random farmer. He’s upset because it isn’t raining. But he saw some shady lookin’ dudes. I think eventually we started interrogating multiple farmers. Mordred loomed up through the fieldy fronds and looked all Lich Kingly, and suddenly they were very talkative. Around this point I realized that my mic had been off for about 20 minutes, and that went a long way towards explaining why nobody seemd to like my suggestions.
We picked a road based on our info gathered and walked down it for awhile. Suddenly Yoryk noticed something. It was an Ahnkeg. And it noticed Yoryk. I guess he was the biggest, meatiest looking party member; Mordred being all dessicated and the rest of us being scrawny. So it tried to drag him away to feed its brooldings. Yoryk almost died during the surprise round. Qae used fancy psion AoEs on the minionlings, and Farren hid in a bush, healing all of the heals. Lots of people got hit in the face with acid. When it was dead we went to its nest.
There was no awesome treasure, not even awesome corpses. There were some gross bug eggs on top of one of our dead couriers though. I guess that was a clue. He was stabbed, and had a package-shaped dent in his head. Yoryk contemplated eating the eggs, but decided against it. Qae decided to be nice to the locals, and Dimenional Scrambled the eggs so they wouldn’t hatch and eat anybody else.
We followed some tracks and they led to a giant bridge over a giant river. Halfway across it turned out to be even more giant. There was also a giant hole in it. This required serious thought. Mordred put all of his heavy armor in his backpack and jumped 15 feet across to the other side. But then he remembered that he doesn’t know how to tie a good knot, and it seems like someone had sabotaged all of the pillars on that side. We debated various strategies for getting hte party safely across for a long time. Yoryk got bored, and jumped across too, safely and agiley, with a masterful +1 to athetlics. Most pleased. But Borris was like “dude I wouldn’t have tried that without at least a +9.” And Bunny definitely did not try to jump because she had already rolled a couple of 1s that evening. Suddenly Qae mentions that she can conjure a giant floating disk that can hold up to 1000 lbs and everyone agrees that yes, that might be useful. So Tenser’s Floating Disk ferried the rest of the party across safely one by one.
Suddenly, a bystander appeared! Blocking the path further up the bridge. She summoned wet bloated dead people, and blood hawks.
Draggy and Yoryk both tried to throw the bystander off the bridge, but she clung on and did not go over. Bunny wasted her daily power to teleport closer to the bystander and fail to hit her. Mordred killed like, a minion or two.
She was also mouthing something during the battle, but only a few people noticed what it was; something about “the box, the box…”
The bystander was also kind of undead, but then we made her totally dead.
And it turned out to be a good thing that nobody succeeded in throwing her off the bridge, because she had some sweet loot. Bunny decided that a 2-day rule applied for magical armor worn by a waterlogged animated corpse, and acquired a set of Delver’s Armor. Mordred took her sword, which was a vicious rapier of some sort, with a really shiny pointy blade.
The intrepid party continued on across the bridge, (Qae floating on her disk like a boss) and then down the road for about an hour. Holed up in the shack was the last would-be courier. Dead, clutching the box, and looking as though he had died of organ failure after some prolonged feverish ordeal. Our magical peeps looked at the box and pronounced yep, that box is not in the least magical… but something inside of it definitely is.
The party decided that, perhaps…. it would be a good idea if Tenser’s Floating Disk carried the package back to home base. We made contact with the boss via our magic scroll, and then took a boat back home. Nobody died mysteriously, and the box was safely locked up by someone responsible and trustworthy, where it will surely be put to a benign and beneficial use at some point int he future.
Then everybody got paid and went to bed.