Rise of the Runelords

Local Heroes

25th-27th of Rova, 4707 AR

Toilday, 25th of Rova, 4707 AR

Three days after the raid at the festival, Sandpoint is mostly recovered. The dead have been buried, the cathedral concecrated, and the attacks are mostly remembered with chuckles and memeories of goblins lighting themselves on fire, getting stepped on by horses, or drowning in half-full rain barrels.

The Heroes of Sandpoint are the talk of town, and each of the heroes receives gifts from the town, free meals, and free rooms at the Rusty Dragon Inn. The local baker presses a fresh-baked loaf of bread into the arms of the skinniest hero, worried that he is starving, and Savah’s Armory gives a 20% discount to the heroies.

During the day, Krolmite is approached by a young woman, Shayliss Vinder, the daughter of Ven Vinder. She lures him to the General Store’s basement to slay rats, but her true intentions were to sudduce him. Krolmite thought the situation odd, but decided to bed the beautiful woman anyways. Before much could be accomplished, Ven Vinder interrupts, screaming and roaring in rage. The charismatic gnome manages to talk his way out of the situation, succeeding in not ruining either relationship.

A short time later, town guards search out the heroes and request that they go to the Garrison to meet with Sheriff Belor Hemlock. He requests that the group look into a problem at the cathedral because he has other tasks to attend to. As it turns out, Father Zantus recently discovered the late Father Tobyn’s tomb door ajar. When the group investigates, they are forced to fight with animated human skeletons. One of the heroes comes to find that sundering the head of an undead skeleton does not slow it down very much.

After the defeat of the undead, the group learns that Father Tobyn’s remains are missing. Father Zantus suggests that perhaps that is what the raid was really about.

Upon returning to the Rusty Dragon Inn, the group seeks out Aldern Foxglove, interested to see why he wanted to chat with them after the group saved his life. He invites them on a boar hunt and purchases a mount for each of the heroes. At the Goblin Squash Stables, the group meets Daviren Hosk, who offers 5gp for each set of goblin ears returned to him.

Aldern leads the heroes across Tanner’s Bridge and to the Tickwood forest where he lets the Sandpoint heroes take down a boar and a dire bat that attacks Aldern.

Back in town, Ameiko cooks up the boar and serves it to the group. Before having a chance to enjoy the meal, a surly, elderly man slams the tavern’s door open and bellows a command in a strange language. He insults the towns new heroes and then argues in the strange language with Ameiko. This man turns out to be Lonjiku Kaijitsu. He tries to grab her by the hair at one point, but she dodges and hits him with a soupy ladle. He curses in Common that she’s as dead to him as her mother and leaves. Ameiko, clearly upset, makes a joke about serving jackass stew while removing a hair from the ladle, and returns to the kitchen to clean and continue cooking. The Sandpoint Heroes retire to bed for the nigiht shortly after this.


Wealday, 26th of Rova, 4707 AR

The following day while eaching breakfast, a woman, carrying an infant and clutching the hand of a boy, approaches the group. She is Amele Barett and she tells the group that what she and her husband, Alergast, though was night terrors was really their son, Aeren, seeing a goblin emerge from his closet each nice since the Festival. After hearing an alarming cry of pain from their dog, Petals, Alergast rushed in to Aeren’s room to find a goblin biting his arm. She leads the group to her home and rushes off to find the Sheriff.

Sadly, when the group arrives at the bedroom, they pull out Alergast’s half eaten body from the closet and are attacked by a crazed goblin. They quickly kill the creature and leave the house tofind Amele arrive back at the house with the Sheriff. They inform her that her husband has died and she has a fill breakdown. The Sheriff tells the group he will handle everything from here and the group leaves.

A few hours later, the Sheriff tracks the heroes down and has them join him at the town hall. They meet with him, Mayor Deverin, and Shalelu Andosana. Shalelu is somewhat of an unofficial member of the guard. She patrols much of the surrounding area and helps keep the goblins population under control. She visits now to report a raid that occurred south of Mosswood.

She finds out that the local goblins tribes are working together, an unusual occurrence among the goblin tribes of the area. The Sheriff announces that he will be traveling to Magnimar to request more soldiers in Sandpoint, and asks that the group stay in town to reassure the townsfolk.

Throughout the rest of the day, Shalelu informs the town heroes about the 5 goblin tribes and the goblins currently looked at as heroes among their kind.

Goblin Tribes:

  • Birdcruncher goblins, who live in caves along the western edge of the Devil’s Platter, although traditionally these goblins are the least aggressive of the five
  • The Licktoad goblins of the Brinestump Marsh to the south, pests who are excellent swimmers
  • The Seven Tooth goblins of Shank’s Wood in the East, goblins who’ve secured a place for themselves by raiding Sandpoint’s junkyard and rebuilding the stolen refuse into armor and weapons
  • The Mosswood goblins are further East and likely the largest tribe but one traditionally held back by feuding families within their own ranks
  • The Thistletop goblins who live on the Nettlewood coast atop a small island that some say holds a passing resemblance to a decapitated head

Goblins “Heroes”

  • Big Gugmut is an unusually muscular and tall goblin from Mosswood who, it is said, had a hobgoblin for a mother and a wild boar for a father.
  • Koruvus was a champion of the Seven Tooth tribe, as well known for his short temper as he was for his prized possession – a magic longsword sized for a human that the goblin stubbornly kept as his own (despite the fact that it was too large for him to properly wield). Koruvus vanished several months ago after he supposedly discovered a “secret hideout” in a cave along the cliffs, but the Seven Tooth goblins remain convinced he’s out there still, a ghost or worse, waiting to murder any goblin who tries to discover his hideout.
  • Vorka is a notorious goblin cannibal who lives in the Brine stump marsh, a “hero” mostly to goblins other than the Licktoad tribe.
  • Rendwattle Gutwad is the obese chieftain of the Brinestump goblins, a corpulent monster who, it is said, never leaves his throne.
    *Ripnugget is the leader of the Thistletop goblins and controls what the five tribes agree is the best lair.
  • Bruthazmus, an infamous bugbear ranger who lives in northern Nettlewood and often visits the five tribes to trade things he’s stolen from caravans for alcohol, news, or magic arrows. He has a particular hatred of elves, and we have fought on several occasions. To date, neither of us has managed to get the upper hand on the other, but will not be the first to fall in our private war.


Oathday, 27th of Rova, 4707 AR

The next morning, the heroes awake and head to breakfast, but their plans are interrupted by Bethana Corwin, a maid that has worked for Ameiko for a while. She is upset because she hasn’t seen Ameiko today and she is usually up very early. Her room was empty and Bethana found a note from Ameiko’s half-brother, Tsuto. Because he is a half-elf, Tsuto was disowned by the Kaijitsu family at Lonjiku’s urging. Bethany has a bad feeling and is worried that he is up to no good. Since the Sheriff is out of town, she asks the group of heroes to find out what happened.


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