Chains of Asmodeus

July 26, 2009

Mosdief transfered to the Matter Guild and Fineous transfered to the Time Guild.

Through conversations with trespassing Matter Guild members we discovered they know the location of the Archbishop Baba O’Reiley, however they wanted 500g for the information. It was decided that we should try the church first. If the church falls through, we can always fall back to the Matter Guild.

We talked to Bishop Saspirilla Barqs who was a clueless old man. Tyrael and Sigmar went to return to the local Herring inn and saw the Three Matter Guild, The Matter douches sold the information to Tyrael and Sigmar. Tyrael opened the bag and was knocked on his back. Sigmar accosted the Matter Guildies, they attacked him by detonating a couple links of his chain mail cracking his ribs.

Tyrael defused the situation and then rushed the bag to the church with black tendrils stringing out of the top of the bag. Upon arriving at the church the tendrils killed the two door guards before the bishop could contain it.

The priests healed Sigmar and the bishop revealed that the bag contained one of Archbishop Baba O’Reiley’s fingers and that they could use his finger to locate Baba, but it would take close to a week.

At about this point Mosdief received a message from Billiam via his magical business card. So Mosdief went to talk to Billiam where he learned that one of Billiam’s Caravans had been raided north of Keeper’s Terrace and Billiam wanted us to go retrieve a gold box that was part of the cargo. As payment for our groups services he would give us 2000 gold, and each member of the group could select one item from the retrieved cargo to keep.

After Mosdief informed the rest of the group of Billiam’s problem we readily agreed to assist. We were currently located in Fallcrest which is about a 6 day walk from Keeper’s Terrace. Our wizard, Fineous, had just purchased the ritual Phantom Steed so he spent the next 8 hours studying the ritual while the rest of us prepared.

Mosdief wandered the town, Marlous slept, Tyrael and Sigmar went to the church to pray.

At about 2:00 pm Fineous had finished learning the ritual, summoned the steeds, and we departed Fallcrest riding hard to the north along the road.

After 10 hours of hard riding Tyrael and Fineous had reached their limit and they literally fell off their horses. Sigmar hauled them off to the side of the road while Mosdief watched Marlous set up the camp. The group settled in for the night while Mosdief used his Eladrin powers to watch the night.

Shortly after everyone drifted off Mosdief noticed rustling out in the grass, he quickly woke Sigmar,Marlous, and Rhys. While Mosdief, Sigmr, and Rhys walked out to examine the rustling Marlous started kicking Tyrael to wake him up. Mosdief, Sigmar, and Rhys Havlock ran into a group of 6 hobgoblins and a fight started. Marlous finally managed to wake up Tyrael and Fineous who promptly joined in the fight.

After an extended engagement our group managed to whittle the enemy hobgoblins down to only their commander and one soldier. At this point the commander yelled out, “Alright boys, we got what we came for lets go!” and ran off into the darkness. At this point our group realized that while we had been engaged with the attacking hobgoblins, other hobgoblins had snuck up behind us and stolen our saddlebags and backpacks. Luckily Fineous had been carrying our gold and ritual equipment inside of his bag of holding.

Upon searching the dead hobgoblin’s bodies we found a map detailing local caravan routes with locations and dates marked on it. One of the markers on the map matched up with the location and date that Billiam’s Caravan had been raided.

Tyrael and Fineous had taken quite a beating in the fight, this along with their previous exhaustion made it impossible for us to continue further up the road this night.

It was decided that we would finish out the night in our current campsite and then attempt to track down the hobgoblins in the morning.

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