I rewrote the end of this log (I struck through the old ending and bolded the new ending.
The party arrives in Phandalin and Sildar suggests the party check out the Inn for accommodations. The halfling poo poos this idea in favor of going to his aunt’s house. The party shows up at the Alderleaf Farm and Qelline welcomes them and gets to work getting some food ready for afternoon tea. The party seems to want dinner instead and she assures them that dinner will be soon. Pip, her son, tells a story of how he found a secret tunnel in the woods near Trensandor Manor and saw some activity where the Redbrands were meeting some other ruffians. Qelline suggested the Reidoth, the druid, might be a good source of information about happenings in the general area, outside of town. She offers up the hayloft as lodging for the group, but Tellaos doesn’t seem too keen on this idea and graciously declines in favor of going to the Inn.
With some time left in the day, the party decides to go the Lionshield Coster to return the goods they found in the Goblin Cave. The merchant is very happy to see that the missing goods have finally arrived and rewards the group with 100gp. She mention the Redbrands have been terrorizing the town.
There is enough time after visiting the Coster, to drop the shipment from Gundren off at Barthen’s. Barthen thanks them and gives them 10gp a piece as payment for the shipment.
The party then goes to find some lodging at the Inn. At supper they meet a few of the townsfolk who are complaining about the Redbrands again.
The next day the group heads to the Miner’s Exchange to meet with Halia Thornton. She re-iterated that the Redbarnds were a problem and offered the group 100gp to kill Glasstalf the leader of the Redbrands and bring back any correspondence found in his quarters. The group seemed to agree to this though Tellaos had some reservations about it.
On the way to see Sister Garaele the group meets up with four Redbrand Ruffians in the street who demand the party give them their money and leave town. The group announces that there is going to be some changes in town and that they’d better stand down. A fight ensues and the party is able to kill all of them including the last one that tried to get away but could not. One of the Redbrand Ruffians seemed to recognize Gobul and said something about Glasstaff paying for his capture.
The group finally visits the shrine of luck and meets with Sister Garaele. She hears the story of the visions that the wizard is having, and thinks that a recent quest she has been given may be related. She tells them about the quest to meet the banshee named Agatha.
The group was feeling pretty high after the victory against the Redbrands and recently decided to call themselves the Triboar Knights, so they went and confronted the Redbrands again at the Sleeping Giant Tap House. Again there was talk back and forth, but eventually a melee ensued.
The RBs were quick and struck fast, downing Tellaos before much could be done. Various tried to put the group to sleep, but only succeeded in putting one RB to sleep along with the barmaid. Things were going OK and gobul was able duck under a table and keep pretty well hidden for awhile, but eventually he left himself vulnerable and the RBs struck quickly and dropped him as well. The wizard blasted the RBs with burning hands, also catching fire to the place. Eventually Hadrek succumbed to the RBs as well and the wizard decided it was time to make his exit and started running.
One of the remaining RBs, tells the other two to stop the fire and then to bring the fallen party members to the Townmaster’s Hall then takes off in pursuit of the wizard who is running in that direction as well. The two RBs are able to stop the fire pretty easily and then load up a large wheelbarrow outside with the unconscious bodies and starts wheeling them down the street.
The wizard runs towards the main town square hoping that the RBs wouldn’t kill him out in public. Harbin Wester, the acting Townmaster, is standing outside watching the scene unfold as well as a few brave townspeople who have come out to see what the commotion is all about.
The RB ruffian finally catches up to the wizard and notices the crowd of people watching. He yells up to the townmaster. “Hey Harbin, arrest this elf, he just attacked us unprovoked in the Sleeping Giant and tried to kill us.” The two other surviving RBs finally make it there with the wheelbarrow full of bodies and they dump them out next to the wizard. “And arrest these scum as well, they are his accomplices, they came into the Giant and attacked us unprovoked, and set fire to place. There’s no room in this town for such behavior now is there?”
Harbin nervously says, “Nuh no of course not, wha whatever you say.” He motions to a couple of scrawny looking young men who apparently work for him to take the elf into custody. “So you’ll leave us alone now?”
The RB rubs his chin for a bit then starts grabbing for the party’s equipment, his friends join him. “Well, this will have to do as repayment to Grista for the damages to the Giant.” The RBs strip the 3 unconscious bodies of all belongings. “We’ll come back and let you know if this doesn’t cover the damages.” The RBs start walking away to the east toward Trensandor Manor, as they part they say to each “Heh, Triboar Knights, pfft. More like Cry More knights, hehe”
Some townsfolk help to stabilize the unconscious, but then Harbin has them all brought to the jail in the basement of the Town Hall. The townsfolk kind of grumble about this, but Harbin nevertheless incarcerates the Triboar Knights.
Varis ran out into an alley and hid behind some barrels. Peeking out a few minutes later, he spied on the Redbrands leaving the taphouse carrying his comrades unconscious bodies down the road to the east. He recalled that this is the direction of Trensandor Manor where the Redbrands had their not so secret hideout.
The wizard, not knowing what to do, ran to the Stonehill Inn. Sildar was there sitting at a table with a dwarf. Noticing Varis just came in the door in a huff he asked him what had happened.
After getting the story, SIldar had a concerned look on his face. “I really wish I could help you out personally, but I am already late for a very important meeting.” He points to the dwarf he is sitting with, “This is Hadrek’s cousin, perhaps he could help you. And maybe we could find some volunteers around the tavern here to rescue the Knights and put an end to the Redbrand threat once and for all!”
“I’m also trying to find a fellow Lord’s Alliance that was sent here a few months ago that went missing shortly after he arrived. He went missing while exploring the area around Trensandor Manor and so I fear he may have been captured or killed by the Redbrands as well. His name is Iarno Albrek, he is a short dark-bearded human wizard in his thirties. If you could find him or what’s left of him if he’s been killed I would be very grateful.
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