Flamerule 15, 1489 DR through Eleasis 1, 1489 DR
(Using milestone advancement)
As we are going around a bend in the road, the second wagon hits a rock and one of the crates bust open revealing expensive jewelry wrapped in wool. Yeskarra Sormuzhik and Aloniira Hardingdale tells us that we needn’t worry with what is in the crates. Alreg tries to use his Mage Hand to inspect the items from the crate but Aloniira warns him that they are going to Waterdeep intended for a wedding. Norixius Osier mends the wheel and we start back on the road. The rest of the day is uneventful.
As I wake up I notice a commotion coming from the third wagon. I find out that Lai Angesstun had been murdered by an expensive poison (Burnt Othur Fumes) during the night. None of the other travelers on the wagon noticed anything. Canis Evenwood tries to search around the wagons using Detect Poison but can’t seem to find any trace of the poison that killed him. The murderer must of disposed of the evidence. I cast Gentle Repose so that we don’t have to deal with a decaying body as we travel (which I will continue to do each 10 days). Leosin Erlanthar decides to take over Lai’s cargo and sell it. But Leosin dismisses both Oriana Rieta and Orvustia Esseren since he didn’t have any need for a guard or body guard and they make their way to the last wagon. We continue on our way without any more problems.
I get my pay from Edhelri Lewel and the rest of the day was uneventful.
As we are resting a traveler in a wagon comes from behind. He comes up to Beyd’s wagon for some ale and I notice that there is a gargoyle guarding his wagon. Lasfelro the Silent negotiates passage with Achreny Ulyeltin who then introduces him. Lasferlo then preceeds to sing an interesting song and warns people to not go near the gargoyle.
These days are mostly uneventful. On the 25th and 26th we skirt the troll hills.
Around noon Travok notice two paratons that then attack our caravan. We easily defeat them before they are able to do any damage to the caravan.
We rest for the day but otherwise it is mostly uneventful.
Oyn Evenmor’s horse gets spooked by something and charges ahead. Travok gets run over by the horse. He gets injured and his horse gets killed. Because of his injury Travok loses his job and is replaced by Oriana.
Payday comes again for me but other than that nothing of note happens.
Just outside of troll bark forest we notice couple of moon elves passing near our caravan. Their wagon breaks down and we go to check on them. We find out that Noohar Serelim and Selvek Serelim are on carrying wood carvings from Cormyr to Waterdeep. Osier and I get to mending the cart while Noohar goes to speak with Achreny about joining the caravan.
Midafternoon while going through a small wooded region we are attacked by 3 ettercaps and 2 giant spiders. They rushed out and snatch Achreny Ulyeltin, Leda Widris, Mashai Maingwe and some of the horses. We aren’t able to deal with the creatures before they pull the people and horses deeper into the forest. We make chase with Travok lagging far behind because of his injury. We finally make it into an area filled with webs that seems to be the home of the creatures. Canis turns into a Giant Spider and the combination of that and Varick making horse noises lure the creatures out of the webs. We eventually deal with all of the enemies. We make our way into the webs to check on the captives.