The Dark God's Mask

Episode 1

Nobody and Starflower returned from north of Dyerhorn with an obsidian mask, an artifact of the dark God, Zehir. Dentos wants us to head back to Meltyn and see about gathering more information about the cult. He assigns an elven druid named Enna and a halfling archer named Roscoe

As we head north, we encounter a lot of hunters heading south.  As it is spring, the good hunting season is over and are heading south to sell their wares.  Hunters and trappers have no bad news, and hunting has been good.  There are no rumblings of trouble. Whistling Woods to our west with a river between.

We make camp a little ways off the road, and the night passes uneventful. The next day we meet a couple travellers coming south from Meltyn, and get to Meltyn around sunset. We make our way to see Seth at the Weary Knight.

"Thou shalt not lie with the cloven-hooved as thy do with sheep.  It is forbidden."

Flint Smith, Brinn Carpenter, Thorn Trapper and Dain Hunter.

Trappers have seen more orc activity closer to civilization than normal. Other than that there is not a lot of information to be had. Dawn Mistwalker is out, so Starflower must go without rejection one more day.

As we move out toward the temple, we are attacked by wolves, one being particularly large. They seem particularly hungry and scraggly. We drive the big one off and are forced to kill the other three. We leave their carcasses hopefully as food for the other.

Make it to the temple. Rest the night. In morning, Nobody climbs tree and sees unnatural clearing to northwest. We head for it and run into three orcs following a trail and returning from hunting with a deer. Kill them, scatter the deer parts for the animals, and follow their well worn trail to a keep. Enna scouts as a spider into the keep and finds a couple orcs arm wrestling. She returns and gives a general layout of the keep.

We enter, with Nobody taking point, quietly moving up the hall, looking for traps. We get to the barred double doors, and Enna changes into a spider again. She crawls under the door and removes the bar, so we can get through quietly. Moving to the end of the hall, we go right at the T, and come to double doors on the left and a single door on the right

Knowing there are two orcs in the room to the left, we prepare for them, and Nobody opens the door, hiding behind it. The orcs get to their feet and come to investigate, and meet Starflower and Nobody with axes drawn.

Enna and Roscoe hang back, and are prepared when another orc comes out of a room down the other hall. Nobody coalesces the dancing lights into a glowing humanoid form and sends it down toward the orc, startling it for a moment and allowing Enna and Roscoe time to react.

Soon, all is quiet, and the three orcs lie dead on the wood plank floor.

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