Halfling Scales of War Campaign

Session 18

Return to Brindol

Plot Recap:

  • The party arrives in Overlook to find that a messenger from Brindol named Alys has been looking for them. After a making a few inquiries, the party realizes that Alys has been kidnapped by the Lost Ones.
  • After much investigative work, the party discovers that Alys is being held in the abandoned temple of Pelor in the Nine Bells district.
  • During the search the party meets a heavily armed elf named Gilgathorn. He warns the party that there’s a bounty on their heads for 1,000 gold pieces, but he doesn’t know the identity of the person who wants them dead.
  • The party goes to the temple of Pelor, kills the kidnappers and rescues Alys.
  • Alys reveals that the message is from Sertanian, castellan of the Hall of Great Valor in Brindol. He asks that the party return to Brindol.
  • The party leaves for Brindol the following morning. During the trip they meet a patrol of soldiers who are looking for gnolls. The soldiers explain that gnolls have been abducting people in the northern part of Elsir Vale recently.
  • After arriving in Brindol, the party is spotted by Mirtala, the cook who the party rescued from Rivenroar Castle some time ago. Mirtala feeds the party and gives them a place to stay for the night. Mirtala also explains that the gnoll attacks have everyone in town concerned.
  • The following morning the party visits Sertanian in the Hall of Great Valor. He explains the ceremonial longsword that the party recovered from Rivenroar Castle has begun to speak, asking for the party by name. Previously it was thought that the sword was non-magical.
  • Sertanian shows the sword to the party, and it explains that its name is Amyria. A lot of plot exposition follows, but the short version is that a tribe of gnolls that worship Yeenoghu have taken residence in a previously abandoned Githzerai monastery called Fortress Graystone. The gnoll pack is known as the Wicked Fang, and their leader, Fangren is performing a ritual that will turn him into an exarch of the Beast of Butchery. Amyria wants the party to stop the gnolls and use the magical conduit to perform a different ritual that will free her from the sword.
  • At this point a group of bounty hunters attack the party and the Hall of Great Valor is nearly burned down in the process. The party defeated the bounty hunters and put out the fire.
  • Each character has 13,001 exp at the end of the session, which is 1 exp over the 13,000 required for level 8.

Skill Challenges:

  • Finding the Messenger (Level 7, Complexity 5)
  • Dousing the Flames (Level 6, Complexity 1)

Kill Recap:

  • 4 Lost One Kidnappers (Level 7 Soldier)
  • 2 Ravenous Attack Dogs (Level 7 Skirmisher)
  • 1 Lost One Underboss (Level 8 Controller/Leader)
  • 1 Bounty Hunter Snaremaster (Halfling) (Level 7 Artillery)
  • 2 Bounty Hunter Strongarms (Dwarf) (Level 7 Brute)
  • 2 Bounty Hunter Subduers (Human) (Level 7 Skirmisher)

Loot Found:

  • 4 × 100gp gems and 400gp on Troglodyte guards
  • A +3 Falchion given to the party by Sertanian


This is more than passing odd – a talking sword? Such things were always the stuff of legend and heresay.


Session 18

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