Kôštē, cleric (NPC)
Villûdē, guide (NPC)
The gang spent seven days in Mīstássun. They spent much of the time drunk and not doing much. One night, they went to one of Villûdē's gigs at the Scarlet Harlot. There were about ten folks there, some of them they had seen before, others they had not. Praidīvós, who had a new hand, albeit one that did nothing but hang limp, was one of the ones they had seen before. Caleb thought his hand was one that had come after a Regeneration spell.
Praidīvós paid them no mind whatsoever, a good turn the heroes paid back.
Villûdē wasn't quite as bad at being a performer as she had been before. She talked about Ash's late horse, which saddened him. At the end of the night, an elf with straight honey-blond hair came up to Caleb and Ash, and made them an offer: he'd pay 150 pieces of gold if they brought back the stone trunk in the nāgas' lair, with 75 payable up front. Xórin came by and, after taking a few barbs about being the gang's "pet," got him to go to 82 pieces of gold up front, and the same once they brought back the stone box. Everyone agreed, and they asked Villûdē to lead them into the swamp once again.
They bought another pony to help bring back the box, then set forth. They went to the east, and chose to go into the swamp from the northeast, keeping away from the ibathene and the crazy folks who dwell in Vēristrés Castle. On the second day, Xórin's nose picked up men where they saw none on the road. They stopped and looked, and found five of them hiding out.
The hidden men fired four arrows at them, all of them missing. Xórin and Kim fired back, and also missed. Mayhem, Ash, and three of the bandits got near and …
And I had to go take my daughter to skating practice. We did make sure to plan around Chris's meal time, but his wound needed dressing and so we lost time owing to that. There was some spending of points on needed skills; Caleb and Mayhem are quite near 250 points, so Chris made sure Mayhem had almost all the skills on the full barbarian template. He's mostly short (in another way) in ST and HT; he has High Pain Threshold and Outdoorsman 4.
The gang had already beefed up their rumor-mongering skills (mostly Carousing), and everyone failed his roll. The only reason they got anything was because Caleb made a default Propaganda roll.