Our group is hired by Zarrack a cleric of Tempus, to guard the first Caravan leaving the city to the north in months. The war has shifted to the south of the city and while this is going on, some dignitaries and other people are slipping out while the getting is good. Additionally the clerics of Tempus advised of having found some lost information on a metal called Blood Metal that is damaging to demi humans and humanoids. The information was on a scroll from deep in Sarbreen, and as it turns out another group of adventurers found the scroll, and on their way back to the city were ambushed and it was taken. The scroll is believed to be on the caravan, however since the people are dignitaries and representatives of other nations, they can not be searched without just cause, so the group is there to protect them, and to see if they can find what happened to the item.
The dignitaries are as follows:
Porter Hillburrow, a halfling returning to Sembia, and sent to ask Sembia for aid in the war.
Mestaphanis, a wizard going to Waterdeep to meet with Khelben Arunsun and to seek aid for the city.
John and Estelle Pranulis, a family who lost their 3 daughters in the first week of the war, and they want to remove themselves from the pain of remembrance, returning to their homeland in Cormyr.
Atul, a minor prince of Calimshan, he has a couple of servants, and he wants to return home, he was trapped here on a tour of northern realms trying to strengthen ties when the war started.
Tishen Enterprises -
Josten Tishen – Elder Son
Selven Tishen – Younger Son
Tellack – Business Advisor.
They have several goods from their time in the city and they are returning back home to Amn to make a profit, and see if they can help the city in any way.
The first day – There is not much that happens other than the party makes some small talk to try to get the ball rolling on the Orcslayer Scroll. Well that would be a partial lie, the druid turns into a dinosaur and scares the horses causing a stampede and a broken wagon that needs repaired. In the evening it starts to rain and the group makes camp. The rain stops, and camp continues normally. Rowan notices that the wizard has a wig and a tattooed head underneath it, and the halfling sneaks back in while Mok was on watch, he went to smoke a pipe just out of range of the light of the camp, and to look at the stars, but was not as stealthy when he came back.
The next morning while getting ready to leave, a small group of ogres finds the group, but they are easily dispatched. As the group travels there is another group of ogres that attack. These are dispatched as well, except that an archer attacks from the other side killing Josten. A silver arrowhead is left behind, and the group remembers that that is a symbol of the person who attacked the original orcslayer scroll group. The party does not follow the tracks of the people that got away. They continue onward. Next they find a note that implicates the halfling with the thief that stole the original scroll. The group stops the caravan, and investigates, talks to him, and he denies all involvement, allowing his entire wagon to be searched with nothing unusual found.
Then the group continues hearing moaning from the high grasses, expecting an ambush they continue on and hand the caravan off to the Tantras guards that pick up the Caravan for the second half of the journey, everyone made it except for Josten.
OOC: There was a lair to find of the thief, and Tellack had Josten killed and had the Orcslayer scroll. Josten was killed because the younger son will be more manageable. The group being so small they felt they couldn’t go investigate things, and so things were missed, still the main goal of keeping the Caravan safe did happen.