Moonstone Keep, Fallcrest
Day 1, Evening
The entire group is summoned to the Lord Warden Markelhay of Fallcrest. There he reveals that there is something strange going on with the planes, and that it appears the Dragons and Gods may be moving towards war once again. He commissions the group, as all are extraplanar in one way or another, to help investigate these threats. The first step is to head towards the town of Winterhaven, where an artifact stolen from the Paladins of Bahamut has been taken by someone named Kalarel. In addition to this the Lady Markelhay requests that the group look into her missing mentor Douven Stand from the White Lotus Academy of Magic, who was performing research near Wintherhaven. The party is given basic supplies and sets out the next morning.
On the King’s Road, halfway to Winterhaven
Travelling along the road, Ashryn has been keeping the party’s spirits up (mostly) and the miles fly by. As they enter the hills of the Nentir Vale where the King’s Road bends back and forth, the party all but stumbles across a bizarre scene. A pair of cloaked figures standing besides some recently exhumed graves, talking in furtive whispers. As the party approached, one of the figures threw off its cloak revealing some sort of dragonkin creature, while the other ran down the road. A host of kobolds burst out of the surrounding trees, trying to protect the dragon creatures. They failed, and the party wiped them out, recovering a messenger tube with a note inside written in goblinoid, addressed to someone or something called “Irontooth”.
Winterhaven, Nentir Vale
The party arrived at Winterhaven without further incident. They were introduced to Lord Padraig, mayor of the town, who commissioned them to wipe out the kobold lair but denied the existence of a cult or anyone named Kalarel. Further investigation of the town revealed several other leads: that a cult is apparently working with the kobolds, that Douven went to a dragon burial site nearby, and that a woman named Old Sarah went missing after selling her store to a man named Bairwin. (to be continued)