Pathfinder: Rise of the Runlords.

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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