Borderland of Adventure: Interlude

At the end of last session, the party had retreated to the Shadowed Keep’s tower to plan their next move. Bloodied, bruised and low on magical resources, they quickly decided to retreat to Piren’s Bluff to rest and recuperate (fearing that the goblins may counter-attack overnight). With much of the day left, they gathered their possessions and immediately set out through the snow. Kemmo predicted snow flurries toward the end of the next day and so they had no time to lose. Hustling, they managed to reach town around midday the next day.



Having returned to town, they rested and divided their meagre spoils. Kemmo rested for a week to recover from his near-death experience and Adoven crafted a scroll. Once he had recovered, Kemmo redoubled his training exercises and as the winter snows savagely struck the area gained in skill and precision. While Kemmo trained, the rest of he party went about their own business. Klara made quite a lot of money gambling with merchants and mercenaries similarly trapped in the town by the winter weather and Adoven crafted more scrolls. For the most part Krorz brooded in the taproom, drank beer and sharpened his axe.

Sunsebb’s cold days in turn surrendered to the rather cold and bleak festival of Needfest and as the weather got even worse the party remained in the town throughout Fireseek. Tiring of making scrolls, Adoven instead sought work as a scribe and ended up illuminating the memoirs of Dreyxor Almir –a local merchant and minor noble of some repute who after an adventuresome youth now owned several nearby mines. Kemmo having completed his training crafted an alchemical silver morningstar for Klara. Sadly, although he easily created the weapon, he lacked the time to give it a truly exceptional balance.

The weather remained bad through much of Readying and although toward the end of the month a slow thaw set in, the party determined it prudent to wait until most of the snow had melted and any localised flooding had abated. Thus it was that the party did not leave the town until toward the end of the first week of Coldeven…

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

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