Rise of the Runelords

Chapter 3 - the Heroes of Sandpoint

The People of Sandpoint have new Hometown Heroes...

With the Goblin attacks safely behind them, and the dead and wounded mercifully few, Sandpoint did what Sandpoint does – put it behind them and kept going. The Cathedral was sanctified in a quiet ceremony the next day, and for the next several days, not a one of the Defenders of Standpoint could so much as step out for a snack without being applauded, thanked, and back-slapped.

Of course, as Lord Otto discovered, some people were perhaps a bit too effusive in their praise and affection, nearly trapping the Paladin in an unfortunate scrap with the owner of a local General Goods store. Only by quick wits and silver tongue greater even then that of “Slick” William of Little Rock was Otto able to extricate himself without resorting to violence, and without, even, tarnishing his sterling reputation.

On the other end of the Spectrum, Izenbad was also cornered, this time by the Sheriff Hemlock and Father Zantus. It was discovered that the burial vault of the previous Priest of Sandpoint, Father Ezakien Tobyn, had been desecrated, or at least violated, the door standing slightly ajar. Not wanting to make too much worry in a town so rumor-obsessed, Hemlock and Zantus contacted the first of the town’s new defenders they encountered, which happened to be Izenbad, as he was studying the inscriptions on the stone plinths near the cathedral. Upon investigation, it was found that not only was Father Tobyn’s body missing, but someone had left a nest of plague-bearing zombies and skeletons that Izenbad managed to dispatch quickly.

Several days after the attack, the group was approached by Aldern Foxglove, the Magnimarian merchant Noble whom the party saved outside the White Stag Inn during the raid. He said that he had needed to take several days to line up everything, but that the reward he had promised the Party was theirs. Thrlond, who was otherwise occupied at this point (more on that later) was unable to accompany them, but when you have a Paladin and a Good Monk on your party, one can assume that the treasure split will be as equitable as posible. When shown to Aldern’s coach, they were presented with two lockboxes, one full of coinage and gems, the other containing a selection of items, from which each of the party member was allowed to select one thing.

Following his reward, Foxglove insisted that those that were interested should accompany him on a boar hunt in the nearby Tickwood Forest the next day…

Loot

(FYI – this little trove was randomly generated, but I am not too happy with how lopsided it came out)
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-* Coinage – 5200gp total in gold, silver, and some small gems

* Thrlond – a +1 Menacing, Throwing (not returning) Earthbreaker
* Tor Lun – a potion of Cure Light Wounds
* Izenbad – a wand of Lesser Arcane Seal
* Otto – (not yet determined… remainig items of interest are a potion of Mage Armor, a potion of Endure Elements, a potion of Reduce Person, and then a scroll of ranger spells and one of Wizard spells)

As mentioned in the Comment, below, I am re-doing the Loot for this reward. Sorry, Mig. Anyhow, the good news is that there is no “pick one of these” aspect. You are given a lockbox with the following in it:

  • Coinage – 5200gp total in gold, silver, and some small gems
  • Potion of Enlarge Person
  • Potion of Spider Climb
  • Potion of Corruption Resistance
  • Scroll of Invisibility
  • Scroll of Magic Weapon
  • Scroll of Shock Shield
  • Wand of Divine Favor
  • A Masterwork suit of the Dwarven equivalent of O-Yoroi (Samurai) armor. It will require a bit of adjustments at the local armorsmith (which has already been arranged for): Armor +8, Maxdex +2, Armor Check -5, 35% Arcane Failure, Spd 20/15’, 45 pounds.
  • Masterwork Throwing Axe

XP

Originally, I wanted to have a solo side-adventure for each of you, but time and circumstance has prevented that, but I also want to not punish people by not granting XP just because they were not actively participating. As a result, I will offer the following story reward: 450XP each

Comments

Actually, if nobody has any objections, I would like to re-do that Loot Lot. The more I look at it, the more insanely out of whack it looks. I will not change the coinage, but the items are going to have to be re-done, sorry. Ultimate Equipment has a much better treasure generation system…

nephelim2

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