Welcome back to another update of our ongoing campaign. When we last left our heroes, they were just leaving the home of the family whose daughter they saved. The father brought Jael to an isolated place to inform her about where their town’s yearly tribute of food goes to. He told her to watch the tribute closely and watch where it gets whisked away to. Now all they had to do is wait for the Festival of Seasons.
A week later, the festival began. Everyone was cheering and having a great time. The players participated in games like darts and animal races for the prize of magical trinkets. The players eventually got their prizes and the ceremony began. The tortollan mayor gave a rousing speech to the town before offering the tribute. In a flash of aqua green fire laced with electricity, the tribute disappeared. Or so the townsfolk thought. But Durso’s keen eyes spotted a flash of a tail sneaking down an alleyway. He motioned for Jael and Nyxia to follow as they pursued to a cave outside of town.
The party followed the cavernous tunnels, the group came to a room that had elevated platforms on both sides. From a hole in one of these platforms came a beast that looked like a rusted claw-less lobster. It was a rust monster! The party fought the beast, during which time they activated the trap of the room, which dispensed vials of maple syrup from the platforms, impeding the fight as they wallowed in it. But eventually they found victory against the monster and pushed further into the cave.
The first thing the party noticed in the next room was a large pile of food, the tribute that the town had given. Unfortunately they were noticed by someone: a kobold in a chef’s hat who was readying to prepare the food. Panicked, the kobold ran off to get help against the intruders. Soon after, the kobold brothers, named Meepo and Maapo, entered the room. With short preparation our heroes were able to land the first strike on them, but the brothers fought back with makeshift weapons of maple syrup, bee hives, and scorpions tied to sticks. They were no match for our heroes, who disposed of them. They then ventured further into the cave. However the fight had left Durzo and Jael distracted, and they fell victim to a trap that wrapped them and lifted them up and away from Nyxia.
It was there that we had to wrap for the night. Will our party reunite? Are these kobolds the source of the town’s protection? Or does something even more powerful lurk below? We’ll have to find out next time. Until then, keep those dice rolling high!