The heroes return to the village Taureen with the giant spider’s head in tow. After a heartfelt cheer for the group, the village is a buzz with feast preparations while Jik’Harra discovers that their pay has been accepted by another. Confronting the would-be money swindler, the entire party is challenged to a duel in turn.
The first duel, between Jik’Harra and F’resk F’rel, is called to the first blood and is finished before it begins. Moving with blinding speed, F’resk’s blade cuts Jik’Harra on his left cheek and drawing blood. The second duel, against Rok the warrior, proves more difficult for F’resk. Rok launches a crushing first blow wound F’resk and setting the tone for the fight. Having called to the second blood, the duel would only end if one of the combatants surrendered. After a lengthy pairing of weapons, the duel ended with Rok unconscious and F’resk severely winded. Tianna conceded her duel in order to tend to the obsidiman.
With the matter settled, Renny the Stalwart attempted to recoup the parties losses, but finds the rooms the other group purchased for the night to be empty. Meanwhile, the Kronan, Thelan and Beograd catch up with the party. Renny is reunited with the Galea, the young dwarf from Lang, and the group meets Netherwind, a journeying nethermancer.
The Keys of Death, a well known cult, make an attempt on Jik’Harra’s life. Fortunately, the town folk have meager magic to counter act poisons and Jik’Harra is only bed ridden for half a day. Rok awakens the next morning amidst the adventurers that swindled them out of their gold. To his dismay, one of their numbers is tempering his axe and, aside from the ork, the other members of the troupe seem amiable.
While waiting for his axe to be finished, Rok began training with Beograd. Jik’Harra asks F’resk to teach, but the t’skrang only agrees after Renny swears a blood peace with him. Jik’Harra pays Renny 50 silver, and begins training with F’resk. Renny discover the location of the Hidden Vale and makes travel plans with Netherwind in hopes of finding the Lost Monastery of the obsidimen.
Jik’Harra convinces a local, the young dwarf meepo who showed them the way to the spider’s lair, to join the group in their quest. Eleven companions set out for the Hidden Vale under the new name of ‘The Last Circle’. After 6 days of arduous travel through the deadly mountains passes, the Last Circle discovers a fertile valley marked by two stone sentinels of dwarven warriors. The company finds the village of New Huron hastily building defenses for the coming of Horrors.
Vowing to rid the valley of these vile creatures, the Last Circle travels to the ruined tower of Gtark Kordon. Kronan, Beograd, Daku Wan, and Thelan stay behind to help the village build their defenses. In the tower, Jik’Harra falls to cadavermen while Renny draws the undead away from the mages with an impressive array of acrobatic maneuvers.
Rok advances to 2nd circle.
Jik’Harra advances to 2nd circle.
Legend Points Awarded
Saving the Village: 200
Keys of Death: 100
Group Name: 200
Total: 1000 (200 each)
Jik’Harra 200 for dueling F’resk F’rel.
Netherwind 200 for suggesting the group name.
Renny 100 for acrobatic shenanigans
Rok 100 for roleplaying (awarded in game)
Tianna 100 for attending to fallen comrade.