Date: Summer, 1333 Avard
Baron Erol Longaxe was responsible for the lumber in Kashin, ensuring the city had enough for all its myriad needs, and also controlling trade in lumber out of Kashin. The Lord Longaxe was a shrewd judge of character, an outdoorsman stuck in a city job, a warrior, and a businessman. He also genuinely cared about the people he had been placed in charge of.
When close to a score of lumberjacks went missing in a haunted glade a day and a half east of the city, Lord Longaxe commissioned a team to investigate. That team never returned. He commissioned another team to investigate, the second with a mage embedded within it. The mage almost made it out alive; unfortunately, he was drained of blood and covered in a thousand small cuts.
Lord Longaxe decided to hand pick a third team, ensuring that a priest and a mage would go along. To help the odds, he learned of a thiefling with special skills, and a traveling warrior with a formidable reputation.
After approaching and recruiting each of them in turn, Baron Erol gave them a map and a briefing. Kethra and Tullia interviewed quite a few people knowledgeable of the area they were going, and chose to use a logging camp near to the haunted valley as a base of operations for exploration of the haunted valley.
DM's Notes: After a last minute change of plans due to an extended family emergency, we met our house. Lynn was very kind and made some pulled pork sammich material and brought it with her. Thank you, Lynn! It were delicious.
Chapter Nine was very short, based as it was in 4th edition. It was also a chance David, Lynn, and Mike to get to know me as a DM, and to get to know Sommer and I as people. Fifth Edition feels more like a return to how I learned to play, and I'm eager to learn more about it even as I DM in it. Planning for the initial was as disjointed as this summary, but I like the way the characters get along and the direction I think I can take them.
Enialis: “I'm on an adventure!”
Mike: Yeah… say that after the first time you have killed a living, breathing, and sentient being.
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