Day 5 – Day 8 – Month of Hammer (Deepwinter) – In the Moonwood
Weather Cold with light snow, ranges between high of 5 c and low of -4 c, winds are light
- Defeated Bandits at abandoned derelict cabin
- Met Nathian
- Captured Damiar
- Headed back to Silverymoon with prisoner
|Ben Delat||–||Tom||Rescued Boy|
|Kladeson Jet||–||Damiar||Bandit Paymaster|
Overview of session (DM narrative)
. . the remainder of the fight was brutal and hard, the party trying to get around the area effect spells of the bandit leader while his bodyguards inflicted telling hit after hit. Luckily in this battle of attrition the superior healing abilities and support capabilities of the Paladins and Warden together with the timely intervention of the stranger Nathian turning the tide.
The first to die was the quicksilver half elf, felled by lightning arcing from Ben’s Daggers, next was the hulking brute of a barbarian. The matched bodyguards with longspears gave a good accounting of themselves but they too fell under the combined swords and spells of the party.
As the last of his bodyguards dropped the bandit leader yielded with a wry smirk on his face, he knew he could not get away.
Looking over the bodies revealed little, the barbarian was Blue Bear but none of the others carried identifying marks, items or papers. The leader had a pouch which was taken by Nathian on the basis that he had been commissioned by Lord Serdral to track down these bandits and return with their stolen gold.
Questioning of the prisoner at this stage revealed nothing except for the fact that he was not worried about being captured, seemingly confident of rescue or reprieve. Possbily through the imminent arrival of reinforcements.
A short period of organisation at the cabin saw the party head out again with prisoner in tow. Tom (now armed) accompanying them.
What gear could be carried was and the party headed back to Silverymoon. Along the way questioning of the prisoner revealed:
- The name of the prisoner was Damiar
- The prisoner seemed not too worried about his capture, despite the rough handling he had received and the likely death sentence awaiting him in Silverymoon
- Damiar and his crew were paying off six bandit groups
- The bandits instructions were to disperse if Damiar was more thn 24 hours late with their payment.
- He does not know who he is working for but suspects:
- High level magic use
- Inside contacts high up in Silverymoon
- Some bandit groups getting advance (and detailed) information about time and content of valuable caravans
- There are more groups like his, paying off other smaller groups of independent bandits.
XP = 250 for all except Nathian for battle with bandits
XP = 150 for Nathian for battle with Bandits
XP = 250 each for successful questioning and decision making
Treasure selling and split:
Below are estimates on value, please advise what you will try and sell together with who will do the selling, I’ll make rolls and adjust prices accordingly. If selling on black market a Streetwise roll is needed, if selling in Markets or to Merchants a Diplomacy Roll will be required.
|Treasure||Estimated Total Value (gp)||Notes|
|Bolts of Cloth (10)||650 gp||Fine cloth but damp from exposure to outdoors|
|Plate Armour (1)||?||Bandit Group 2|
|Trade Bars (14)||1,600 gp||Damiar|
|Gold Moons (57)||114 gp||Bandit Group 1|
|Silver Crescents (275)||27.5 gp||Bandit Group 1|
|Copper Disc (517)||5.17 gp||Bandit Group 1|
|Gold Moons (109)||218 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Silver Crescents (178)||17.8 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Copper Disc (225)||2.25 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Potion Healing (3)||150 gp||Bandit Group 1|
Treasure left at Cabin:
|Treasure||Total Value (gp)||Notes|
|Pots and Pans (High Quality)||10 gp|
|Steel Gin Traps (10)||10 gp|
|Household clothing (varied)||5 gp|
|Leather Armour (3)||36 gp||Bandit Group 1|
|Greataxe (5)||65 gp||Bandit Group 1|
|Throwing Axe (6)||?||Bandit Group 1|
|Longbow (3)||45 gp||Bandit Group 1|
|Arrows (120)||4 gp||Bandit Group 1|
|Leather Armour (3)||36 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Chain Armour (1)||?||Bandit Group 2|
|Greataxe||30 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Longsword (1)||?||Bandit Group 2|
|Dagger (6)||?||Bandit Group 2|
|Mace (1)||?||Bandit Group 2|
|Longspear (2)||30 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Throwing Axe (4)||20 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Crossbow (2)||20 gp||Bandit Group 2|
|Bolts (60)||1 gp||Bandit Group 2|
You have a number of options
- Talk to Lord Serdral
- Take out remaining bandit camps (you can make two of them before their dispersal dates)
- Try and find out how Damiars funds were being distributed
Please discuss on boards – I’ll prepare accordingly