Trailing Kreetkruk through the night, we catch up near dawn
Captured Nordin – a human translator.
Slagheap – the mines near Havenwale.
Winter camp not far from Botkinburg made it convenient to stage the attacks.
Freyland is not responsible for the attacks on Botkinburg; he is far more concerned with Ludenshiem.
Freyland – 40, sandy hair, keeps himself in good shape. Never saw him in any armor or heavy weapons; just flowing leggings and a belt knife. Never seems to get cold. Very dangerous.
Dresden is not the choice posting; Reglard and his crew are the scum of the scum. He has an evil dwarf Gretle and there are about 10 others.
Upstairs of the Inn is basically fallen apart. Only 6 or so goblins left now including a priest. All slept in the kitchen including Kreetkruk. Kept his trunk in the kitchen cabinet.
Dietrick going to bring us a bunch of money to stop the attacks as they were not working. Kreetkruk's plan was probably to double-cross him and continue the raiding.
Dietrick was paying Kreetkruk to give the Rotten Kip money to stage the raids near Botkinberg; they were not supposed to wear the Red Caps to obscure what tribe they were with, but given the tattoos, it probably wouldn't be that hard to figure out. Originally Moglerod was being paid, but Kreetkruk eventually took over.
Dietrick's crew is dangerous, though not as tough as Freyland.
Reglar lives in the big house a few down from the Inn; he's Miles Freyland's guy at Dresden.
The Ungen came for supplies; talking with the bandits. Brought a cart south towards the Slagheap, traded some gnomes in exchange for some wine and similar to Reglar. One big Ungen and two little ones, along with some orcs.
We let Nordin leave with his gold, weapons and some supplies.
As we camped in the woods off the trail to rest up from the long overnight, Kiint spotted a raiding party of 10 Orcs passing nearby. Although they were passing relatively stealthily off the trail, we were well enough concealed that they did not notice us and Kiint allowed them to pass by unnoticed and without noticing us.
We slept through the next night and returned to our surveillance point outside Dresden. Settling in for a long watch, we divided our shifts over 24 hours, with Millipen and Tarak focusing on the heart of the night and Kiint, Magic Jack, Menelaus and Dai'ga dividing the daylight hours. For the most part, the town ignores the absence of Kreetkruk and his group as he was expected to be away for several days on his errand to Gipsheim.
After a day or two watching their movements, we determine that the bandits mostly mill around during the day, bullying the gnome slaves and drinking. As the night begins to fall, they start to turn in and the goblins begin to come out. They appear to be more organized and structured, which is a sad commentary on the bandits.
Having assessed this, we decide to try and attack the goblins in the Inn in the middle of the night after the bandits have turned in and/or passed out. We crept up to the Inn door, but as we prepared to attack, a goblin opened the Inn's kitchen door, mutually surprising each other.
The goblin, coming to his senses first, shouted "Attackers" and drawing his sword, retreated into the kitchen where three other goblins stood waiting. Tarak quickly cast Light on his mace and Magic Jack followed up, sleeping all four of them. We dispatched the sleeping goblins and Magic Jack and Tarak began to head towards the other room.
As Tarak crept towards the door to the main room,, a loud bang centered in the room stunned Dai'ga, Magic Jack, Kiint and Millipen – the victims of the goblin priest's Sound Blast. Passing through the main room door, another goblin attacked Tarak while the priest, entering from the kitchen back door cast another Sound Burst, taking out Magic Jack and Menelous and stunning his own ally. Tarak Commanded the priest to "Die", causing him to collapse.
Dai'ga attacked the downed priest, wounding him slightly while Millipin lunged towards the goblin in the doorway, widely missing. Tarak struck a crushing blow, caving in its skull and together, they quickly finished off the priest in the doorway.
Closing the doors to lick our wounds, we propped the doors and began to heal each other, preparing for the bandits, who were most certainly waking up from all the noise. As the others made preparations, Magic Jack opened the chest in the cupboard and discovered roughly 100 platinum and several gems. We were once again rich – if only we could survive the night…