Lead Into Horses

The Gophers of Podunk Vale

25th Pharast 4710 Party fought and killed the werewolf quite quickly thanks to a highly successful colour spray from Phin. After returning to camp and having a quick nap, the group set out to head back to Oleg’s. On the trail they ran into Casey, an old aquaintance of Phin and Kale-Sue. He and his horse Sunshine joined them on their travels for the next little while. The group spent most of the rest of the day returning to Oleg’s. Once there, they were able to convince Kesten Garess to take Edward on as a trainee guard as part of his servitude and Svetlana agreed to take Gerald under her wing in order to teach him to sew. Kesten Garess asked for the group’s help in locating Falgrim Sneeg, a traitorous former companion. The PCs agreed to keep an eye out for the Varisian. Naveen picked up his special-order cold-iron kama and placed an order for silver one which will be available on 2nd Gozran 4710.
26th Pharast 4710 (J)Trekking back through Dragabode the group encountered what appeared to be another will o’ wisp, which they refused to face, riding away as fast as they could. Once clear, they set to work locating the Temple of the Elk, an abandoned temple to Erastil that Jhod Kavken had asked them locate and clear and whose general location they had from Tyg and Pervalish. Casey and Naveen spotted the entrance to the clearing and the group wandered in, loudly speculating about the state, and sanctity, of the temple. The Bear Guardian rushed out, enraged by the sound of their voices, to attack them. After a short battle, the bear dropped, turning first into a relieved looking old man and then crumbling to dust. At this, the temple brightened and the previously stagnant reflecting pool cleared and took on a minor healing quality (temporarily). Happy with their progress they finished exploring the hex, naming it Erastil’s Rest. The night passed uneventfully.
27th Pharast 4710 Casey went on his way, promising to see the group again. The remainder of the group continued to the next hex.

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Biscuits with Mr. Wisp

23 Pharast 4710: Travelled through Stumpclaw Hill to begin exploring hex to the west. Were led away from a rocky outcropping by what turned out to be a will o’wisp, who fought them for a while and then got bored. Finished exploring hex, naming it Radiant Rocks.
24 Pharast 4710: (K) Just before sunrise, a scrawny red kobold tried, poorly, to sneak into camp. She was greeted and welcomed by the cleric and the rest of the party. After repairing her clothing and feeding her, the group decided to call her Sizzle and she decided to tag along. Exploring the next hex to the west the group rediscovered the Bandit Camp (K). The camp had been re-inhabited by 4 bandits who, after a lengthy discussion, decided that they were unrepentant. In the resultant fight one was killed, one surrendered (Gerald), one was magically knocked unconscious (Edward, who surrendered upon regaining consciousness), and the fourth fled. Having gained two more indentured servants, the party ended their explorations for the day, naming the hex Shady Glade.
25 Pharast 4710: Again just before dawn, the party was awoken by some unnatural howling to the west. Gathering the troops, they set off to track down the source, discovering a werewolf. (To be continued next session)

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Shambler-wood Smoked Boar

19th Pharast 4710 (continued): Defeated shambling mound, with much running and shooting. Named hex AEmber Mound
20th Pharast 4710: (H) Continued west. Encountered a family of boars (x2 adults, x2 piglets). Hunted down and slew the adults, rounded up and captured the piglets. Chased piglets into the vicinity of the lair of a giant trapdoor spider. Defeated and looted the spider, finding a crude map on the body of a bandit. Kale-Sue Copperpot roasted one of the boars over a fire made from the wood of the deceased shambling mound. It was delicious. Named hex Gossamer Hollow
21st Pharast 4710: (M) Continued southwest. Recognized tree from the spider-nest map. Upon approaching, found a hunter named Vargas. Spoke with him for a while, unintentionally scared him off. Dug under tree, uncovered cache, which included a spellbook and a magic stick. Named the hex Stumpclaw Hill
22nd Pharast 4710: Explored the barren hex to the east. Named it Peaceful Plains

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Story So Far (Timeline)

Timeline:

25th Calistril 4710 (Oathday): Received charter to explore the Greenbelt region of the Stolen Lands from Lord Mayor Ioseph Sellemius of the Free City of Restov. Convinced Syd the Ostler to “donate” 3 horses in exchange for a number of performances, some magical mending and some free advertising.
26th Calistril 4710 (Fireday): Travelled west from Restov.
27th Calistril 4710 (Starday): Entered Greenbelt Region, explored 1 hex, marking it Gopherville.
28th Calistril 4710 (Sunday): Explored 2nd hex, made camp on top of a boar’s nest, killed 2 boars, named the hex Bacon Point
29th Calistril 4710 (Moonday): Explored 3rd hex, marking it as Gopher Hollow, Naveen nearly got bitten by a gopher. Arrived at Oleg’s Trading Post after sunset. 
30th Calistril 4710 (Toilday): Discussed bandit problems with Oleg & Svetlana, started formulating plans for the next day.
1st Pharast 4710 (Wealday): Just after sunrise, ambushed the bandits as they entered Oleg’s. Defeated and interrogated them. 3 found to be unrepentant and were executed. Fred the horse boy surrendered, agreeing to 100 days indentured servitude (ending 10th Sarenith 4710). Set out immediately for Thorn River Camp, arriving after dark. Camped and scouted till morning.
2nd Pharast 4710 (Oathday): Set up ambush for bandits leaving camp, killed 2 bandits and learned numbers remaining at camp. Debating going in now while numbers are lower.(End of session) Attacked Thorn River Camp. Shot down one bandit and grapple, pugwampi, colour spray-ed Kressle to death. Remaining 3 bandits fled south. Looted camp, uncovering Oleg’s stolen stock, but not the wedding ring (most likely stolen by mites). Returned to Oleg’s with loot. Met Kesten Garess and his guards as well as Jhod Kavken, Cleric of Erastil. Svetlana asked them to find some moon radishes for soup, Jhod told them of his vision of an overgrown temple guarded by an angry bear, saw job postings for a tatzylwyrm head, Tuskgutter the giant boar, bandits (completed) and kobold negotiations.
3rd Pharast 4710 (Fireday): rested at Oleg’s
4th Pharast 4710 (Starday): (A) Explored hex surrounding Oleg’s, named Fort Grumpypants.
5th Pharast 4710 (Sunday): Explored yet to be named hex, heard roaring in the distance. (End of session) Found grizzly bear harassing Pervalish (a faeire dragon) and Tyg (a grig), killed bear, befriended fey. Friendly Field
6th Pharast 4710: Herd of elk avoided. Antler Point
7th Pharast 4710: Explored another hex. Steve’s Beginning
8th Pharast 4710: Explored another hex. Lured a giant whiptail centipede out of its lair and killed it. Late night encounter with a solitary tatzylwyrm avoided. Centipede Narrows
9th Pharast 4710: (B) Found cairn, exhumed body, took ring of swimming. Late night encounter with x4 bandits (killed x3 and Lars surrendered for 100 days of indentured servitude, to end 18th Sarenith 4710). Barbarian’s Rest
10th Pharast 4710: Explored another hex. Lars’s Redemption
11th Pharast 4710:  (C) Heard rustling in the bushes (End of session) Avoided brush thylacine. Explored trapped hex, found x5 traps. Tiger Wood
12th Pharast 4710: explored hex with dead trapper (E), encountered x2 grigs Comeuppance
13th Pharast 4710: (F) explored, found the fey’s nest’s. Dragabode
14th Pharast 4710: (G) explored, found and harvested moon radishes, met the kobolds there, including Nakpik, who told them about the war with the mites, Tartuk and Old Sharptooth. Moon Glade
15th Pharast 4710: return to Oleg’s, sell some loot, buy some gear, return the radishes, pick up reward for Bandit Poster. Naveen ordered a cold iron kama (to arrive 22nd Pharast 4710)
16th Pharast 4710: Explored another hex. Jackrabbit Junction
17th Pharast 4710: (D) Met Bokken, who asked them to get some fangberries from the Fangberry Patch for him. Explored hex. Bokken Point
18th Pharast 4710: Explored another hex. Veri Plain 
19th Pharast 4710: Explored as yet unnamed hex, uneventful day, first watch (Phin) encounters a shambling mound (for the beginning of next session)

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