Descent into the Dragonborn Depths
An excerpt from the journal of the rogue Leaga
We finally started moving in to the Baron’s Castle. Couldn’t totally fix the front gate, but we managed to get it open enough to get carts and people through. The Dwarven Queen sent an envoy to us with an offer. In exchange for joining her kingdom, we get protection from the old Baron’s boss. Alaric has been more or less appointed the new Baron of the land. In an effort to give some more protection to the Castle, Shamos went into town and hired some guards. In exchange for food and board, he is training them in combat. Alaric appointed him the Captain, and Shamos appointed a young fellow by the name of Jonathan as what he has taken to calling “Commodore”.
Scalandria found herself an apprentice. A charming young lady named Annette. Luna’s been spending most of her time at the Temple, helping the Priestesses heal those who were injured in the battle. Meanwhile, Leaga found some merchants and sold all of what we deemed useless to them in exchange for quite a bit of money, half of which went to the peasantry. The other half we kept. She went into town with money shouting “It’s Tax Return time!” We didn’t see her until later that night, when one of the peasants hauled her to the gate, passed out in a wheel barrel, setting of Shamos’s alarm. The next morning, in her hung over state, she knocked a very tacky painting off the wall, revealing a map. Shamos found where it lead to, and we went, taking Scalandria’s apprentice with.
Once we reached the location described on the map, we found a cave, in which sat an Ogre roasting a deer, and a very solid magic stone door. Shamos convinced the brute (who’s name we found out is Throck) to join us on our adventure to see what lay behind the door. Scalandria was the only one who was able to open it, seeing as the magic lock required a dragon’s breath to open. Once inside, we explored the cavern, which appears have been some sort of magic underground city full of dragons. We explored a rather odd library with some enchanted books. One of which tried to take our sorcerer from us until Shamos suggested to Throck that the book might be edible. Throck then took the book from Scalandria and ate it. He claimed it tasted of humans. We continued on, and found a secret passage that led to an underground water purification facility. Throck was too big to fit through the hole and opted to stay where he was. On our way back up, we heard Throck struggle with something and get dragged away by whatever it was, leaving a trail of blood behind. We followed the trail, concerned for our new friend, and eventually found him getting “eaten” alive by a skeletal dragon. We took him down, Alaric doing most of the damage, and then Leaga proceeded to loot the treasures that where in the room. We where then met by a rather odd fellow named Tion, who was a skeletal merchant. “The Best” he claimed, being as we’re pretty sure there ARE no other skeletal merchants. Shamos proposed to Throck, after Luna healed his wounds, that he stay at our Castle as a night guard, under the promise of getting to eat the humans that we find unpleasant, and who try to break in at night. Throck might not be the brightest fellow, but he certainly is strong. After that we packed up and headed home.