“Here Comes the Rain” (29/01/2012)
Previously in Hook Mountain Massacre…
Our heroes were sent on a mission by the Mayor of Magnimar to investigate the far flung outpost of Fort Rannick, which had been strangely silent for too long. upon arriving in turtleback ferry they uncover occurrences of the shiedron rune, a strange symbol that keeps recurring during their adventures, and find it linked to a local gambling den that recently sank, taking with it its owner, lady luceria. after rescuing the last of the black arrows, the masters of fort rannick, from the clutches of inbreed mutant ogre-kin, our heroes arrived at fort rannick, now under the control of ogres. the heroes infiltrate the fort, and destroy the leadership of the ogres, before discovering the lady luceria living in the lap of luxury below the fort. she offered to take our heroes to meet her master, makmurian, and our heroes accepted, hoping to take advantage to destroy the threat that her master poses.
- Lady Luceria informs the party that they will leave within the hour, and that she would deal with the remainder of the Ogres.
- The party investigates a secret tunnel leading out of Lady Luceria’s room. The tunnel lead to the several areas full of small blue lizards. The party managed to avoid any confrontation with the lizards and found the exit of the tunnels behind the waterfall out front of the fort. They noticed the remaining Ogres leaving the fort, heading off into the forest.
- The party ventured further back into the tunnels and found a chasm spanned by a rope bridge. Ydria scaled down to releave a dead halfling of it’s important treasure.
- Beyond the chasm the party found an old crypt. The dead did not rest easy, and the party had to deal with the undead menace.
- The party returned to meet up with Lady Luceria and proceeded to head out of the fort. They ran into the remaining Black Arrows. Kaven Windstrike was revealed as the traitor that betrayed Fort Rannick to the Ogres, and destroyed the Black Arrows. A fight broke out, and Lady Luceria revealed her own treachery, turning on the party and trying to destroy them, but was instead destroyed herself.
- The party returned to Turtleback Ferry where they were greeted as heroes and offered the title of Masters of Fort Rannick