As the party travels down the road, they come upon a band of kobolds attacking a maiden and two guards. The maid appears hurt and is down on the ground and the kobolds have the guards surrounded.
The fearless adventurers enter the fray, led by a large fireball cast by Elric. After dropping two kobolds, combat becomes chaotic. Rock is hit by a cage or rats, Korvus Bronn is hit and marked by a kobold warrior.
After a lot of tough fighting, the party eventually prevails. During the fight, Castar was able to get a large heal off on the lady who then charged the party with delivering the wagon to Skyr, a small village.The rescued woman was named Lady Allande Markelhay.
Loot included 40 Gold Pieces and pocket lint.
The party delivers the food to the hungry village and are welcomed and given lodging. After resting, the party takes the wagon and continues to Fallcrest. Upon arrival, the party is greeted by guards who inform the party that their presence is requested by Farren Markelhay, Lord of Fallcrest. Lodging is provided in the barracks, the party contact is a guard named Cosmer.
While out drinking, a gnome approaches and tells Elric that Lady Allande Markelhay would like to speak to him. Elric follows the gnome out the door. Elric tells us that the Lady Allande Markelhay would like some help from us to take care of some issues around the area that are not priority issues from some people, but are to her.
The next day, the party goes the the audience with Farren Markelhay. The party walks in to this knowing that sometimes the Lord and Lady have different priorities, the Lord backed by merchants and the well-to-do, the Lady backed by the people.
Only the Lord is at the audience. The chamber is tasteful, but not overly rich. The Lord thanks us for saving his wife and delivering the goods. He offers base pay similar to the city watch, free room and board and access to the armory. The Lord also offers access to an insider tattoo available in town the will give us special status in Fallcrest. The party goes to Septarch’s tower to see Nimozaran and the the tattoos.
The is a dwarf by the name of Kavalar Coppernight missing that is about to cause a political situation with the dwarves. WE can seek him at CopperNight Hold. A small keep where mining operations were based from.
The party arrives at CopperNight Hold and finds it infested with kobolds. A fight ensues. The party quickly clears the upper floors of kobolds with only Korvus Bronn and Tobis Took taking a minor wounds. One kobold escapes into the pit.
The party rests quickly and enters the pit. Flagstone floors, tapestries and broken and unstable statuary. One of the kobolds is holding a cord that is linked to the tapestries. Rock becomes immobilized when a tapestry is brought down on him, Castar attempts to tip a statue over on the kobolds, but misses them, shattering the statue across the hallway. The party is victorious and after a quick rest, moves on.
The party enters a dwarven decorated chamber and encounters a whole lot of kobolds. The party massacres the kobolds, including the chieftan, with barely a challenge. It was a defining moment for the party as each individual finally shines in battle.