Pathfinder: Rise of the Runlords.

Let's go back to the glassworks?
You think Aeiko would have given us more money?

After depositing Tsuto in the jail, the party went to Mayor Deverin’s office and showed her the journal.

While she was looking it over, an Elvish woman, named Hiero, whose uncle ran a farm near Sandpoint, wanted to help.

The Mayor asked if anyone knew who Malfeshnekor was. No one knew so you went back to the jail to ask Tsuto.

He wasn’t very talkative but he did tell you that his girlfriend is Nualia, a girl who Father Zantus said should have died when the old cathedral burned down 5 years ago,.

Ezakien Tobyn, the former religious leader of Sandpoint and her adoptive father, did die in the fire and it was assumed, when they couldn’t find her body, that she too perished. Father Zantus remembered her as an attractive girl of about 15. She was shunned by the other woman because of her looks but she did have many male suitors.

The Mayor asked whether anyone knew anything about the tunnels, that the journal mentioned? Tsuto didn’t mention anything about that but there were tunnels under the glassworks, with one that was walled off.

The group went shopping and went back to the glassworks. At the bricked up section, Hiero was able to discover a brick that was different from the rest. once it was pressed, an entire section of the wall swung into a hidden passageway.

A strange creature attacked the party from the cave just inside the door. None of you had ever seen a hideous thing. When Rasa saw it, he had a vision of the symbol for Lamashtu, the mother of monsters.

On that cheery note, the party continued to the next section that looked as though someone dug from the tunnel into a room. The room was filled with spiderwebs, and a giant spider that almost dropped on Venn’s head. The spider was vanquished and that’s were we end our story.

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Let's get out of the Glasswork's!
I don't even like Ameiko.

Short recap. Eight goblins and Tsuto confront the party as two town guards try to break in. The guards eventually die but the party makes Tsuto run for his life. The group goes into the furnace area and find Lonjiku dipped in glass. Several of the workers also have parts of their bodies coated in glass.

As you then chase after Tsuto, you run into a trap. Tsuto tries to sneak attack Bob but fails. An attempt to surround him meets with Reyvenn finding a pit trap and another goblin. Tsuto escapes through a door and he is chased to a cave in the cliffs below Sandpint. You are again attacked but are able to knock Tsuto senseless. After tying him up, you find, what appears to be his journal, containing battle plans for the goblin raid and pictures of an attractive nude woman, who might be his girlfriend? Or maybe someone he’s stalking. That’s creepy either way.
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Let's all go to the Glasswork's!
Do we really care that much about Ameiko?

After the fight between Ameiko and her father, you eventually turn in. In the morning, you are greeted by a very frazzled Bethana. She tells you that she usually finds Ameiko in the kitchen when she gets up. When she wasn’t in the kitchen, she went to her room and knocked. There was no answer, so she let herself in. She searched the room, the bed was still made and there was no evidence that she had ever been there. After some diligence, she found a note that she hands you. It’s from her brother Tsuto. letter.png Bethana tells you that Tsuto has had a strained relationship with his father since his mother died. He was eventually disowned, causing a rift between Ameiko and her father.
You quickly collect your gear and head to the Glassworks. As you walk up the street, you notice that all three chimneys are all billowing smoke. When you get closer, you discern that all of the windows that you see have the shades drawn.
Townsfolk are walking by staring oddly at the building. One such man, dragging a cart, sees that you’re staring intently. He says that he was supposed to deliver colored sand today but no one answered at the delivery door. He says that you might have trouble getting in.
Bob buys some green sand and bids the merchant farewell.
After walking the whole perimeter, checking every door, you discover that every window has its shade drawn.
When you reach the big glass windows at the back of the Glassworks, you are able to hear glass being smashed inside.
You are unable to get in through a window so Bob tries his luck at picking the lock on the rear door.
Not going to go int great detail about the exploration. You fight a gblin dog, a few goblins and you find a semiconscious glass worker. You heal him and send him to get help.
As you work your way to the service entrance, You fight some more goblins, one takes off and runs through a door. That’s where we left off.

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The graveyard and the hunt!

When you finally get to the Rusty Dragon, Ameiko is waiting for you. She introduces her assistant Bethana to you and they go about serving you a very hearty and delicious dinner. You quickly go off to sleep afterward.

In the morning, you awaken to a loud commotion in the main hall. Once you get dressed and cleaned up, you step out into quite a meeting. Mayor Deverin, Sheriff Hemlock, Father Zantus and Ameiko are having a discussion with the newly arrived Shalelu Andosana. She is dirty and a bit beat up but still looks as badass as ever.

As you eat your breakfast, Shalelu tells her story about how she’s been scouting out the five goblin tribes in this area. The Mosswood goblins, the Birdcrunchers, who live in caves in the Devil’s Platter, the Licktoad ‘s of the Brinestump Marsh, the Seven Tooth goblin’s of Shanks Wood and lastly, the Thistletop goblin’s. She also gives you some info on several notable goblins.

Big Gugmut is an unusually muscular and tall goblin from the Mosswood.
Koruvus was a champion of the Seven Tooth tribe who has a magic longsword.
Vorka is a notorious goblin cannibal who lives in the Brinestump marsh.
Ripnugget is the current leader of the Thistletop goblins.
Bruthazmus, an infamous bugbear ranger who lives in northern Nettlewood.

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She gives you a map detailing the areas around Sandpoint. After her speech, Sheriff Hemlock thanks her for her report and announces that he is leaving with half of the town guard and marching south to Magnimar. He’ll make sure that the road is clear and he is going to ask for soldiers to help protect the town.

He asks you to stick around and help protect the town while he is gone. He mentions a possible reward of 25gp each upon his return.
After the Sheriff leaves, with the Mayor, Shalelu excuses herself and says she would like to clean up and get some sleep before returning to scouting.

Aldern Foxglove, the nobleman that you rescued with his horse yesterday, approaches you and thanks you for rescuing him. He asks you all to go on a boar hunt with him after lunch. He is willing to give each of you 25gp to go with him. It seems like he is trying to be seen with the now famous hero’s. You all agree to see him at lunch.

Lastly, Father Zantus speaks to you before he also leaves. He says that there were only a few deaths yesterday and about a dozen or so injured. He thanks you again for your assistance with the goblin’s and asks for another favor. The graveyard caretaker, Naffer, who lives at the cathedral, has gone missing. "I forgot to mention it to the Sheriff before he left, could you see if there is anything that you could find out?

You go to the graveyard, down the hill from the church. Bob goes off to search the sheds while Rasa looks for any signs of Naffer. Bob finds an apparently unconscious goblin lying on some fertilizer. Reyvenn quickly stabs the creature, killing it instantly. As you near the tomb, a shovel is spotted on the stairs. When you enter, you are confronted by the skeletons of two humans and a wolf.

After dispatching them, you find Naffer covered under a black robe. He is quickly brought around and says “I was working when the attack started and someone hit me on the head.”
You do an arcana check on the robe and find it to be magical and most likely, a robe of bones.

You bring Naffer back to Father Zantus and tell him that the main sarcophagus was broken into and the bones stolen. Father Zantus has no idea why the goblins would need the bones.

You are ready to eat lunch and head back to the Inn. After lunch, you join Aldern on his hunt. He rides his horse as you walk behind him the two miles to the Tickwood forest. He then tells you that he knows of a game trail and has you stand near it while he rides around the trees to chase the boar to you. He does just that and soon a large boar comes out and attacks you. Eventually, you kill the beast and after falling off of his horse, Aldern stumbles out and you take the pig to the Inn for dinner.

Before you turn in, there are several bangs on at the front door and someone is having trouble opening them. Eventually, an elderly man, wearing really expensive clothes and smelling like a distillery, starts yelling Ameiko’s name. This is Lonjiku Kaijitsu, Ameiko’s father and one of the founding members of the town. He is also the owner of the famous Sandpoint glassworks. Getting no response from his daughter, he stumbles over to your table and says “You must be those new troublemakers that I’ve been hearing about.”

Ameiko comes out of the kitchen holding a metal ladle and asks what is going on. He tells her that they have to leave Sandpoint and go back to Magnimar tonight. She says that she isn’t going anywhere and that he should leave. He grabs her and starts to drag her out by her hair. Rasa tries to intervene as Bob goes and locks the door. Rasa’s distraction was all Ameiko needed to break free of Lonjiku and smacks him in the side of the head with the ladle.

He stumbles backward, crashing into a table. “You’re as dead to me as your mother!”, he yells and walks out the door.

Ameiko tells the story about how her relationship with her father went bad a few years ago when Lonjiku disowned her half-brother Tsuto.

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Welcome to Sandpoint!
Welcome to the annual Swallowtail festival!

You arrived in Sandpoint the morning of the festival. People were everywhere, setting up carts and stalls with trade goods. Tables were arranged for the lunch that would be provided by the local restaurant's, Inns and Taverns. Others set up booths for games and prizes.

Mayor Kendra Deverin greeted people as she moved through the crowd. Father Zantus, a cleric of Desna, went around making sure everyone was feeling well and offering healing where needed. Sheriff Hemlock, basically moved around the crowds looking for trouble makers.

As the festivities started, the Mayor, Sheriff and Father Zantus took to the podium. Each gave a short speech before the festivities commenced. After playing some games, you were given a free lunch. The best food prize was given to Ameiko Kaijitsu, owner of the Rusty Dragon.

At a little past three, Father Zantus got back on stage and threw a thunderstone to get everyone’s attention. Before he could speak, however, small shrill voices could be heard singing all around town.

The Goblin song

Goblins chew and goblins bite.
Goblins cut and goblins fight.
Stab the dog and cut the horse,
Goblins eat and take by force!
Goblins race and goblins jump.
Goblins slash and goblins bump.
Burn the skin and mash the head,
Goblins here and you be dead!
Chase the baby, catch the pup.
Bonk the head to shut it up.
Bones be cracked, flesh be stewed,
We be goblins! You be food!

Suddenly there’s screaming and goblins running everywhere. Sheriff Hemlock got the Mayor to safety and Father Zantus disappeared. People scattered and most didn’t put up any resistance.

Rasa, Reyvenn and Bob, still recovering from lunch, met the first rush of the nasty beasts. It was hard to tell if the goblins were more interested in killing or burning the town down. The first three goblins were put down rather easily.

The next four, led by a Bard of some kind, was a bit tougher. It was nearly dinner by the time the battle was over. People started trickling back onto the streets. Fighting could still be heard, but the town guard was roused now and cleaning up the goblin stragglers.

The Mayor, Sheriff and Father Zantus came back to the square, the latter offering healing once again.

Mayor Deverin told you that you have been offered free lodging at the Rusty Dragon by Ameiko.

She gives you directions and you set off. On the way you hear a scream for help from around the next block. You see a man, fallen from his horse as his dog is attacked by a goblin on the back of some hideous, hairless dog-like creature.

Arrows fly as our three archers do anything but charge into battle. the Goblin dog was easy to take out but the commando was a bit tougher. After a quick chase around the block, he was shot to death in a dark alleyway.

Although you never introduced yourselves to each other, you decide to go to the Inn and get some dinner.

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