Campaign Timeline

1766 According to the history books, the last goblins are eradicated from the lands around Marketstone village.
1771 Marketstone village founded.
22nd Harvestide 1970 Alma Grenewell, the wife of a local farmer, disappears from Northridge Farm.
23rd Harvestide 1970 Word arrives in Marketstone of Alma’s disappearance.
24th Harvestide 1970 In response to a reward poster, the PCs meet with Bertrand Kitchener, the landlord of The Wheatsheaf Inn in Marketstone, and agree to investigate Alma Grenewell’s diappearance. Following the meeting with Kitchener, an unusual attack upon The Wheatsheaf by a small pack of wolves is repelled successfully by the PCs.
25th Harvestide 1970 Kemble leaves the party on a separate errand for Kitchener. Karl, a local blacksmith, is recruited as a replacement. After purchasing Jumbles the pony, the party heads to Northridge Farm to speak with Alan Grenewell, Alma’s husband. Alan claims that Alma was abducted by goblin wolf-riders and taken north. Hiker, one of Alan’s farmhands, pledges his support to the party’s efforts to find Alma.
26th Harvestide 1970 The party sets off north to try and find Alma, eventually reaching the edge of a large forest known as The Coastwood. Smoke can be seen emerging from the treetops about a mile into the forest, but the party decide against pressing-on that evening and set-up camp for the night.
27th Harvestide 1970 The party ventures into The Coastwood to try and find the source of the smoke. However, they are once again attacked by wolves, and Doughbert and Hiker are badly wounded. Somewhat in disarray, the party are aided by a strange old hermit and his bear companion Barnaby. After healing the wounded and listening to the party’s story, the hermit explains that a group of goblins has recently moved into some local caves. He offers to direct the adventurers toward these caves provided that they agree to eliminate the goblins. After being led to the caves by Barnaby, the party enter and kill the goblins. However, they can find no trace of Alma, some of the goblins suggesting that their leader has taken her north to a “… tower up on the coast”. Furthermore, a sinister goblin shaman hints that there are bigger plans afoot. On the return journey to the hermit’s cave after plundering the goblins’ lair, the party come across a scrap of Alma’s dress caught in the branches of bush.
28th Harvestide 1970 Returning to the place in the forest where they found the scrap of Alma’s dress, the party pick-up a trail and are led to another set of caves. These new caves are occupied by a group of bandits under the leadership of a warrior called Morward. It turns out that in a recent encounter with the goblins, the bandits captured Alma and are now demanding a significant ransom for her safe return. When negotiations with Morward for Alma’s release are unsuccessful, the party sneak into the caves and successfully rescue the farmer’s wife, slaying Morward in the process. They also free the bandits’ other prisoners – three elves and a Magic-User called Mandross. Mandross joins the adventurers.
29th Harvestide 1970 The party returns to Northridge Farm via the hermit’s cave. Alma and Alan Grenewell are re-united.
30th Harvestide 1970 The party returns with the Grenewells to Marketstone to claim their reward from Kitchener. Karl and Hiker leave the party.
1st Leaffall – 13th Leaffall 1970 The party relaxes for a couple of weeks in Marketstone. Paladin recruits Benoni Asher, a former caravan guard, as his retainer
14th Leaffall 1970 Kitchener lines up the party’s next task – “a little collection and delivery job” with a business associate named Abraham Hall in Westport. Kitchener also arranges for the party to travel to Westport with a caravan of wagons belonging to a merchant called Shaw (Benoni’s former employer). Leolannan Fletcher and Gannicus join the party.
15th Leaffall 1970 Following an early morning altercation between Doughbert and Kitchener, the party leaves Marketstone and heads for Westport with Shaw and his wagoners. The first day of travel is uneventful and the adventurers rest for the night at the Fairfield Arms.
16th Leaffall 1970 Continuing their journey to Westport, the party are waylaid by a group of bandits about five miles outside of the city. The bandits are defeated, but it’s noticeable that all seem to be afflicted by some sort of skin disease. Indeed, one of the bandits appears to be in an advanced state of decay. Proceeding to the city, the party are escorted to Abraham Hall’s residence. Hall explains that he wishes to hire the party to recover a gemstone that he believes to be in the possession of group known as the Weir Gang in an area of the city called The Warren, a notorious hub of underworld activity. Hall also explains that the gem is rumoured to carry a highly infectious rotting disease and that, as a precaution, he is providing the party with a specially enchanted protective box so that they can transport the stone safely once it is recovered. The party infiltrate the Warren only to find that the Weir’s base is in a state of devastation – the rooms have been ransacked, the Weirs have been slaughtered, and there’s no sign of the gemstone. Pressing on further into the Warren, the party encounter the architects of the Weir’s downfall – a rival gang known as the Lantinis. A fierce fight with a group of Lantinis ensues in which the party are victorious but badly injured. Under interrogation, a surviving Lantini claims that the gemstone sought by the party was taken from the Weir leader by the Lantini boss during the raid. The party return to Abraham Hall with this news, who offers to double their fee and pay for healing at a local temple if they return to the Warren in a second attempt to liberate gemstone. To this the party agree. Whilst the injured are taken by cart to the temple, Nivek keeps watch on the entrance to the Warren …

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