Waking up from a rather vivid dream, Elros rose from his bed at the Nentir
Inn of Fallcrest and went down to breakfast. He spied three other persons
from his dream while a fourth burst through the door of the inn with the
same voice from beyond the golden door.
Zurg the Paladin had happened upon a frantic and glossy-eyed boy with a
wild story of hordes of goblins coming to attack the town. Ever the
protector, Zurg ran into the nearest inn to form a posse to meet this evil
threat. The patrons were unmoved, as the boy Ronnie had “cried wolf”
several times in the last month.
Even though they had never really met before, the band of five felt that
their destinies were somehow intertwined. And so off they went to follow
Ronnie and the goblins.
Valandil, scouting ahead, found several Goblin Sharpshooters along one of
the trade roads, looting a caravan. A fight broke out and a pair of Goblin
Cutters dragged out the driver of the caravan, threatening to kill him. An
attempt was made to Sleep the Cutters, but one of them made true its word.
One Sharpshooter was sent scurrying into its burrow and one was captured for
Jonny, the also-tied-up driver’s son, turned out to be inconsolable over
the loss of his father. So too was Ronnie, who informed the party that
other goblins were about threatening his friend, the white cat. Ronnie soon
led them to where two Elite Faeries were competing. One Faerie was
commanding goblins to shoot the cat out of a tree while the other was using
more goblins to prevent such an occurrence.
Unhesitatingly, Valandil fell one of the Goblins with a heroic feat of an
arrow in each of its eyes. The Elite Faeries fled, but not before
unleashing their invisible Faerie Swarms to enter the fray. The party ended
victorious and found a Sword o’ Frost +1, Razor Armor +1, and a Potion o’
Healing as part of the caravan’s goods.
Ronnie came out of his stupor and found vials of Faerie Juice, an addictive
serum. Interrogation of Ronnie and the Goblin discovered the following:
1) The Faeries gave Juice to the Goblins to mollify them.
2) The Goblins gave Juice to Ronnie to get him to lay down in the road so
ambushes could be set.
3) Ronnie’s stupor led to his hallucinations and “crying wolf” in the last
4) The Faeries also threatened the Goblins with the wrath of “Boomstick”
who lives in the high mesa of the goblins’ ancestral home.
The party left Jonny to take Ronnie back to town and then headed off
towards the mesa with the Goblin leading the way. Questions left to answer:
1) Who is Boomstick?
2) Why are Faeries unnaturally interacting with Goblins?