The sun has gone down and the village has come alive with torches and some magical light spells. The roof of the Cuthbert Church tower is glowing bathing the grounds about it in light
From atop the tower a “searchlight” stabs out into he darkness, sweeping the trees ahead of the skirmish line and the hill . Almost all the homes have flickering torches on front porch.
Storm has gone to Jaroo the druid and related what occurred, Jaroo tells him we need to go tell Burne.
Helm has entered the tower and is attempting to speak with Burne (town mage) who is frantically shouting orders to troops who run to and fro. Helm gets some words in edgewise but Burne does not have time to talk about anything but the imminent danger to the village. Helm realizes Burnes commitment to the town’s safety.
Storm and Jaroo (town druid) enter. As Burne is moving upstairs Jaroo yells after him “Worshipful mage, the danger…it is past I have news…”
Burne spins on his heels and inquires “what is this?”
Jaroo asks Storm to speak and Storm speaks of the events on the hill
Helm learns that some of his group encountered a magic user on the hill and battled him, seeing his death.
Burne calls forth a guardsman, whose armor is adorned with a crayfish motif saying something about lowering the alert level and the guard moves downstairs and out of the tower.
Helm and Storm move upstairs to a room laid out with plans and maps of the surrounding areas and the castle and tower. There are larger charts on the walls showing the surrounding areas
Burne: “Now tell me of what has transpired…..”
Jaroo will tell of the recent events and prompt Storm to agree, Storm nods in agreement
Burne: "So some leftover goblin magic was at the hill?
Storm relates the following:
Kvothe saw a girl named Deena and followed her to the hillsite
Deena disappeared but a sketchbook was left behind
Kvothe followed the sketches to a small ruins
Kvothe found her corpse in a wall, he returned and rounded up as many party members as he could find Tiberious, Storm, and Alynis
The party returned to the hill to investigate
Bierce (man from tavern) and two Barghests (huge fiendish dogs) attacked
Jaroo the town druid then relates this:
Deena, the dead girl in the wall
A young girl named Deena came here a year ago. She had been studying at a university in the great city of Greyhawk and was interested in the goblins who used to inhabit the area.
She was very respectful and listen as I spoke of the old faith.
She took up residence with a woman named Moria whose husband had gone missing, not sure if they were lovers or just living together as convenience
I helped her excavate so areas of the hill.
We found some evidence of goblin rituals, but mostly trash ordinary items like pottery
Then she found the small statue of the red dog she showed it to me and I warned her that its potential for goblin magic was troublesome
She said she would take it to Greyhawk to have someone more powerful than her advise her. I was happy to see it leave the village
Bierce, the wizard you fought and killed
A few month later Bierce showed up, also a scholar looking for information about the Goblins from the hill
He was also very likable and coincidentally also took up with Moria, moving into her home shortly after arriving just as Deena had.
He took up as an apprentice to the local mason, involved himself with town business and was a welcome addition to the village
He came with a great wealth of knowledge about the area, he knew a lot of our old faith ways
Fraggart, the missing gnome
More recently a Gnome named Fraggart came to the village
Although he knew nothing of the goblins on the hill, he possessed a red dog statue which was either the one Deena found, or an exact duplicate
I first thought he’d acquired it from Deena, he inquired about it to me first and then Calmert the preist at the temple of Cuthbert
But then he tried to sell it at the traders,it seemed that he just wanted to know its value to sell it, Ivad (trader) wasn’t gonna give him anything for it.
Then Bierce found out about it and offered him a bit more money then Ivad was, but Fraggart turned him down and left the village
Bierce left the village a few days after Fraggart, I heard a rumor he had acquired more money and was going to Fraggart’s village to try to buy it
I do not know if he was successful or not
Burne (mage) seems pretty even keeled and nice. The other leader of the tower Rufus (fighter) is an asshole
They “good cop-bad cop” you a bit asking what you were doing up there and then it all swings around to the Gnome’s actions
Storm learns of the occurrence at the Hall where Tobold acted Chaotic Stupid
Rufus is concerned about this ‘coincidence’ that the gnome makes a distraction, just as there is an attack on the village
Burne is concerned that Tobold is saying hes a good guy from a nearby village, but doesn’t believe a good guy from a village that they trade with regularly would do something like this
Storm asks about "Goblin Magic
When the Temple of Evil grew, goblins (gone for decades) began appearing around this area. No idea if they were just agents of the evil temple or drawn due to the hill. They started taking livestock and harassing shipments. We had trouble with them and other goblin creatures. That all went away after Emridy Meadows and the Temple was attacked by good forces.
Helm and Storm consider the issues with Tobold
Village of Sheernob is hiding the teleporter and underdark connection, Tobold’s actions threaten to expose it
There is a good possibility that very few in Sheernob even know of the teleporter. Locals are told it is a mine.
Most likely not in you best interest to volunteer information about it.
Telling them (truth) you are from Zulern without telling how you got here
Tobold is a ‘folk hero’ of Sheernob, his actions threaten that status
Tobold wanted to become a Gnarley Ranger (that ain’t gonna happen) But Burne was going to make him a Crayfish Ranger, an independent scout for the town (doubtful now)
They ask you about his demeanor.
Helm is back to his own surly demeanor. He mutters loud enough to be heard:
“The damn gnomes demeanor is ‘Annoying as Fuck’. Give him to the Cleric as a start.
Send word to Sheernob about his fuckery and ask them what they plan to do about it.
In the mean time, you’ve got a goblin problem, we’re willing to help you with it.”
Storm lets Burne and Rufus in on the whole of how Tobold came into the party
At first Helm worries about the exposing of the way you arrived here (secret teleporter) but then shrugs and thinks “Not My Problem” we can always get back to Zulern by road (100 miles)
So Helm and Storm tell the truth to Burne and Rufus
You were nobly adventuring in the Underdark
Your intentions were to stop Kuo Toa from coming up into Zulern
You heard there was evil in the town of Nulb, you go to investigate
You found out some underdark gnomes had a teleporter leading near Nulb
In order to use it you had to do some good deeds
Underdark gnome king, sent Tobold along as an observer
Burne tells you
Tobold came here in good faith and then tried to start a religious war?
He questions you some more and assuming you stick with the truth he turns the floor over to Rufus who announces several plans
Rufus takes over in a growling asshole voice
Calls in several guards
1-Another gnome from Sheernob named Ashram has come to town to sell his wares, get word out that nothing is to be purchased from him.
2-Tell the gnome get word back to Sheernob NOW. An audience with the Sheernob village elder is to happen in this tower IMMEDIATELY
They thank you for your honesty, and then reveal the following
1-Nulb is a place of evil, you could say it is opposite Hommlet in every aspect
2-While farmers settled here, pirates and brigands settled there
3-We fear that is where Cannoness D’Yey has disappeared to (Helm looking for her, she is the missing priestess of the Cuthbert church)
4-We also fear this is where the renewed bandit activity is based
5-You travel to Nulb with this village’s blessing