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Rise of the Runelords
6/2/2013 - Local Heroes
As Sandpoint recovers from the attack and buries its (thankfully few) dead, the citizens do their best to get on with their lives. The cathedral is consecrated the next day during a much more subdued and indoor ceremony, but many questions relating to the goblin attack remain.

After imprisoning the two surviving goblins at Sandpoint Garrison the group began their interrogation. Kalin's calm demeanor put the goblin's at ease and he was able to determine that they were led by someone much larger - likely a human. Unfortunately they could not remember this creature's name. The goblins also mentioned that they came from a place called Thistletop.

The adventurers were greeted by Ameiko Kaijitsu as they left the garrison. She offered her sincere thanks and encouraged everyone to stay at the Rusty Dragon free of charge. Seeing as they were already planning on meeting Aldern Foxglove there, the group graciously accepted the offer. Aldern stood out like a sore thumb at the inn, moving from group to group but never quite fitting in. He was ecstatic to see the adventurers, particularly Naugrim. After some light banter Aldern invited the adventurers to join him on a boar hunt the following morning and provided them with 50 gold pieces to again say thank you for saving his life.

Later in the afternoon Belor Helmock, the town's sheriff, entered the inn. After a few moments at the bar he mentioned some disturbing events that had recently taken place in the town cemetery. Apparently Father Zantus found the stone door to the previous priest's burial chamber had been broken open and asked sheriff Hemlock to investigate. The group agreed to help Hemlock and headed to the cemetery.

As they walked up to the cemetery gates Kael immediately noticed the tracks of about 6 goblins and one larger humanoid leading to and from the burial chamber. He moved closer and was beset by two reanimated skeletons that had been waiting inside. The skeletons' claws tore at the adventurers, but ultimately they were no match for Snib's explosive bombs. Once the area was clear the group investigated further and found that the remains of Ezakien Tobyn had been removed from the tomb. Kael tracked the goblins out past the entrance to the town, but the group decided to head back to the Rusty Dragon for the night.

No sooner had the adventurers returned to the inn than a boisterous old man stormed through the door asking for his daughter. As the group intervened he derided them for putting the town in further danger as they defended the town from attack. Things escalated further, but Ameiko intervened before any fighting could break out. After some more discussion it was clear that this man was Lonjiku Kaijitsu, Ameiko's father. Lonjiku was intent on taking Ameiko away from Sandpoint, as he was convinced that there was further danger on the horizon. The group restrained him and sent for the Sheriff, who took him back to the garrison for further questioning.

In the morning the group met up with Sheriff Hemlock, who was accompanied by an elf named Shalelu Andosana. Shalelu stopped by Sandpoint ahead of schedule because she was worried about the recent outburst of goblin activity in the area. It seemed that the goblin tribes in the area were joining forces, and the attack on Sandpoint might be related. After some discussion it was decided that Sheriff Hemlock would head to Magnimar to request additional soldiers, Shalelu would investigate the tracks that Kael found the previous night, and the adventurers would stay in town to supplement the town guard.

Bethana Corwin, one of the women who works for Ameiko, approached the group while they were discussing their plans with the Sheriff. It would seem that Ameiko disappeared overnight, and the only clue was a letter from her brother, Tsuto. After further questioning of Lonjiku at the garrison, the group headed to the glassworks to search for Ameiko and Tsuto.
Session: Game Session - Sunday, Jun 02 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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