Elathan, Elowyn, Isembard Ironfist, Nab'han
This home-grown scenario can be downloaded from the Dragon Warriors Wiki
When somebody pounds on your door in the middle of the night when it's raining cats and dogs, you just know that something's not right.
Apparently, one of Grim Ironfist's deliveries of iron ingots had been ambushed by a small group of goblins on the road from Clyster to Karickbridge. The mercenary captain that had been guarding the delivery immediately sent off to Karickbridge for Grimm, who rounded the party up and headed off to the site of the ambush. When they got there all was quiet; the goblins had been seen off and only one of the mercenaries had been kille, though one had been injured.
Just as dawn broke, however, almost 100 goblins arrived at the scene, intent on taking the iron for their own use. Despite a brave effort, even Elathan eventually went down under the onslaught after only having defeated a handful of the evil brood. Fortunately, just as all looked lost, a patrol of knights of the Order of Crux Incindiae, led by the indomitable Sgt. de Montfort, arrived on the scene to save the day.
Once safely back in Karickbridge the party were entrusted to Alric's care for wound tending. Elowyn healed herself using her Mystic's abilities and Nab'han used his trance to heal up. As Alric had run out of healing salve, he sent Elowyn into town to the apothecary to get some more for the party. Unfortunately she also bumped into Sgt. de Montfort, who was quick to recognise that the wounds he had helped to tend had already healed. He persuaded her to attend chapel with him, where Sir Beorn's last henchman, Galan, was also attending. Galan apparently ID'd Elowyn as a magic user.
The apothecary sent Elowyn and Nah'ban off to Geret's Bottom to Sarah Herbage for more healing salve. Unfortunately she had been arrested two days previously by the Whitecloaks after they had had a tip-off from a local man with a grudge. Finding little in her house except chaos and a distraught pixie called Jem, the two returned to Karickbridge, where they learnt that the Whitecloaks were camping out near Gully's Inn.
The party decided to pay the Order a visit at Gully's Inn, arriving in the rain to find not just Sgt. de Montfort's patrol but three others as well camped out. After sending Jem in to scout around and make contact with Sarah and Treffain, they hummed and hawed about how best to create a distraction to call at least most of the soldiers away. In the end they decided that honesty was the best policy and Elathan and Isembard approached the camp asking to speak to Sgt. de Montfort, who allowed them to speak with Sarah. Once they had established that it was one of her neighbours who had ratted on her, without just cause according to her account, they received a stay of trial until they could return with the witness.
Hot-tailing it back to Gerets Bottom they found a very uncooperative Grant Sandsedge, a man recently widowed. Sarah had been unable to save his wife from illness and in his bitterness he saw a way to get even when the Whitecloaks arrived. Asking around, they found that Sarah had been much loved in the community and she was sorely missed. Approaching Grant's sister they found a way to persuade Grant to recant his accusation.
The party duly took Grant to Gully's Inn just in time. The removal of evidence meant that Sarah was cleared of the accusations of witchcraft and she and Treffain were freed.
Grant, however, was fined 250 Florins for 'contempt of court', which the party had to cough up. Leaving the camp, Jem, with a mischeivous grin on his face, handed Elowyn the sack of coins back; he had liberated it back ;)
Sarah agreed to teach Elowyn how to make a healing salve for wounds.
Sgt. Tobias de Montfort of the Order of Crux Incindiae
Sarah Herbage, herbalist in Geret's Bottom
Jeremy (Jem) O'Cranny – one of the Wee Folk, lives in Sarah's house
Karickbridge, Geret's Bottom, Gully's Inn,
Promise of new plate mail to Elathan
Vallandar's swords now +1
Elowyn – make healing salve