Phandelver + Storm King and beyond

Quinys's Choice

"Happy Birthday Cricket"

The heroes began their day with a big breakfast prepared by Yannock Bookbinder who saw them off and wished them well. 

They brought the wagon to Barthen's Provisions to finish the job they were hired to do.

Elmar Barthen, the proprietor, was happy to see them, until they mentioned Gundren had been kidnapped by goblins.

The party next went to [[The Lionshield Coster]] to advise them that their cargo was to be found in the goblin's hideout. The representative who ran the trading post, Linene Graywind, thanked them and paid them for their service as well as informing them about her weapons and armor if they ever needed to purchase them.

The party went to Sildar Hallwinter and he paid them 50 gold as promised and advised them he would also pay them for ridding the town of the redbrand thugs and finding his friend Iarno Albreck.

The party was set to go find gundren but decided after hearing of captives that they would deal with this redbrand threat first.

After leaving the hideout they got into a fight with some of them who demanded they leave town.

This steeled their resolve to go and deal with them.

They had a brilliant idea to use a Pit and ladder from Edric Crestrun's newly found Robe of Useful Items to drop directly into where a captured redbrand described the "boss" room was.

They lowered themselves down into a trap instead and they all passed out from a magical symbol except for Edric Crestrun who had not descended. He decided to ride back to town to get help.

While he was doing that the party awoke to find themselves in a cell, all except for Quinys Forgedawn. You see, she was at a table laden with all her favorite sweets.

Across the table from her was a figure from her past the ever charming Adonis.

He simply said "Happy birthday cricket"

She needed time to absorb this shock and found herself rendered speechless and still could not move.

Glad to see you are awake. Surprised to see me? You shouldn't be, Adonis never stays in prison for very long. I see you are trying to move, but the medecine i gave you will keep you paralyzed just a bit longer to be sure that I have time to explain myself. You see, I never forget your birthday my love, I have done this all for you. I want you to come back to me and we will go away together. I feel i have already squeezed as much from this town as i possibly could. We will burn it all down and leave together and continue our lives as if nothing happened, I do not blame you for what happened. You were smart and I would have done the same. I see you have done well for yourself and have blossomed into a fine young lady worthy of my attentions. All you have to do, is dispose of this rabble you have involved yourself with, to show your loyalty."

he then gestured to a crossbow hanging on the wall next to a quiver of bolts.

She began then to feel her extremities begin to work.

"Take your time Cricket, they are not going anywhere in the cells, fill them with bolts so we can have a wonderful birthday treat and then move on from this poor and shameful town."

Quinys Forgedawn was in absolute emotional agnoy torn by feelings towards this man from her past and this new group she had started to become friends with.

she toyed with her cake for a bit and sipped some wine.

Edric Crestrun however had informed Sildar Hallwinter who went to gather some of the hardier townsfolk while he rode back to the redbrand hideout to find the pit emptied, he sent Catbird down to scout before entering the room himself. He cautiously opened the door and began working his way towards where he thought the party might be.

Quinys Forgedawn rose and grabbed the crossbow from the wall and at the same moment Rowan turned into a dire wolf bursting from her bonds and began freeing the rest of the party. 

then they noticed that Adonis was not sitting on a chair, but actually a human with dark hair and a beard who turned out to be Iarno Albreck who had been captive here for two months.

Quinys Forgedawn levelled the crossbow at Adonis and told him to let them go. He instead tried to charm her with a spell which failed.

She responded by shooting him with the crossbow in the leg.

While the party continued to free each other in their cell he ran for the door, although at a reduced speed due to a bolt in his leg. He doubled Quinys over with laughter from a spell and continued to run away.

He ran around the corner and bumped into Edric Crestrun who started to question him, he responded with a simple "I do not have time for this" and cast a color spray spell in his face and continued to run.

By this time Rowan decided to bite [[: quinys – forgedawn | Quinys]] to wake her up from her laughter and it worked. She freed them using some keys hanging on the wall and they began to stream out after Adonis but were stopped by having to deal with some skeletons in the next room.

Meanwhile Adonis killed Catbird and began to run up a set of stairs hidden behind a secret door and escape.

Edric Crestrun became enraged at being color sprayed and began to give chase angrily throwing flame bolt after flame bolt at the running half elf.

[[: quinys – forgedawn | Quinys]] caught up to him and grabbed his arm telling him to just let Adonis go. He grumpily complied. Adonis dropped his sword belt containing his rapier and a pouch and scrollcase and told [[: quinys – forgedawn | Quinys]] that she should have this before running away.

Sildar Hallwinter arrived with Linene Graywind and some other hardy looking townsfolk and entered the hideout, by this time the party was in no mood and let them finish clearing the hideout.

Outside the hideout after the men rode off on the only horse back to town Onys Kiirnodel angrily accused [[: quinys – forgedawn | Quinys]] and Edric Crestrun of betraying them and drew steel on her demanding answers.

Erys Moongem got between her sister and demanded she see reason and give Quinys Forgedawn time to process what just happened and give an explanation which resulted in her having to tackle her sister to hold her down while Quinys Forgedawn left.

After they had sullenly arrived back in town Sildar Hallwinter returned to town with 12 Redbrand thugs and the heads of three bugbears and two goblins. He threw the thugs in jail and has now established himself as defacto leader until they vote in a new Townmaster.

The party went to the inn to drink and get rooms.

Quinys Forgedawn began to rifle the contents of the pouch and discovered a locket containing photos of her real parents and a note from adonis explaining that she should visit her parents graves and said a location.

The session ended with the party sullenly drinking at the inn.

 

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