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.