1372 DR Eleasis 29
After recovering from the ambush, the party travel on to Brindol without incident.
Arriving in Brindol in the early evening they stop in at the Antler and Thistle for a quiet drink.
Their evening is rudely interrupted by a surprise attack by a band of Goblinoids.
Having dispatched the inn-truders, they meet a small watch patrol. The watchmen are all badly injured.
Outside they hear shouts and enter the street to see it full of fleeing townsfolk, closely followed by an ogre pulling a wagon and throwing barrels of flaming pitch.
They urge the townsfolk to safety, equip themselves and head out to meet the threat.
The Kaeraelia Rael and the Suthek Amon Baoth snipe from the upstairs windows in the inn, while the watch patrol and the two stalwarts head out to meet the threat.
They engage the ogre, while avoiding flaming barrels of pitch. Tragically Olwen of the Watch is struck down by a massive club, but his death is avenged by his Watch compatriots as Magee of the Watch slashes the Ogre’s femoral artery.
The group dispatch the two remaining hobgoblins, one of which is shot through the throat as he flees by the Suthek Amon Baoth.
The Watch Patrol and the party are met by another Watch Patrol who urge them to head to the bridge to defend the town.
Upon arriving at the bridge they discover a scene of carnage. The bridge is littered with dead, Goblinoids, townsfolk and town guard; however, the invaders are gone. The party stand watch with the survivors until dawn comes.
A young boy with only one eye runs to the party with a summons from Councilmember Eoffram Troyas. The party follow the boy to the Hall of Great Valour, which shows signs of being recently ransacked.
Within the Hall, surrounded by the ruins of the display case that once held the town’s proud heritage stands Troyas. He, having seen the party’s valiant efforts, requests that they undertake a mission for the people of Brindol.
During the recent raid the Gobilnoids took some townsfolk prisoner and are holding them. Troyas wants them back alive, and if they can also recover the five town treasures so much the better.