Session 2—February 26, 2010:
Day 2: After returning to Winterhaven for an extended rest, the next morning the five heroes set out for the forest cliff lair where they believe the kobold bandits threatening Winterhaven are hiding out. On the way to the kobold lair they fight off another ambush, pressing ahead. Arriving at the lair, they fight two waves of kobold bandits and finally face off against their leader, an Orcus-worshipping goblin warrior called Irontooth. The raging goblin cultist slays (Jason’s wizard) but the others survive the tense battle against him, with Mickey landing the final blow with a deft strike. A note found in Irontooth’s treasure chest reads as follows:
My spy in Winterhaven suggests we keep an eye out for visitors to the area. It probably does not matter; in just a few more days, I will completely open the rift. Then Winterhaven’s people will serve as food for all those Lord Orcus sends to do my bidding.
All signs point to a cult infestation within the nearby Shadowfell Keep, which fell into ruin nearly 100 years ago during the fall of the human empire of Nerath. The heroes return to Winterhaven that evening for an extended rest, preparing to investigate the Keep in the morning.
Enemies Slain (total monster XP 2450): Kobold Skirmishers (5), Kobold Dragonshields (6), Kobold Wyrmpriests (2), Kobold Slinger, Kobold Minions (20), Irontooth
Treasures Acquired: Orcus necklace (80 gp), 220 gp, potion of healing, +1 duelist’s dagger (Mickey)
Quests Completed: Ominous Signs (Slay Irontooth): 50 XP
Total XP per hero: 500—grand total 765 XP each (1st level)