thac0hNo's Rise of the Runelords Campaign

Fortress of the Stone Giants, Chapter 4 Part 1, Downtime

Aftermath of the Raid

Downtime Summary

Date: 3 Gozran (April) 4708 – Toilday(Toilday)

The Sandpoint survivors begin to emerge from their hiding spots. Though many are dismayed at the damage done to the town, most are happy to have survived. Some begin referring to the group as Giantslayer or Dragonslayer . The death of Ameiko Kaijitsu casts a gloom over the many in the town.

The town celebrates that evening, setting off fireworks and sharing dragon steaks.

Date: 4 Gozran (April) 4708 – Wealday(Wednesday)

Waking this morning, Marillis attempts to speak with the dead Giant Leader, Teraktinus, but he resists the spell. The red dragon, Longtooth, also resists. A stone giant, however, is more amenable to conversation:

Defeated by nosy little humans…. I never thought this would happen to the Plateau People. Well, I can tell you this: My Lord is the mighty Mokmurian, one of the dark giants of old come again. His magic… the things he has made… He has convinced the tribes that they will rule the lowlands again, down to the sea. He has mastered the ancient arts. He will certainly kill you all, run rough over your tiny homes with the army he has gathered. The fortunate few will become his slaves. You defeated us today, but you won’t succeed when there are a hundred or a thousand of the Plateau People marching together. Lord Mokmurian will make that happen.
Teraktinus, he was the leader of our raiding party. He convinced us that you would be easy pickings and we would all be rich. He obviously underestimated you, and we paid for his mistake.

Question: what were you trying to accomplish in raiding Sandpoint?

Teraktinus was to retrieve a stone from the tower ruin and return it to Lord Mokmurian. For what, I cannot say, but my people’s elders have ways of prying secrets from the stones. As for the rest of your little town, it was of no consequence. We were permitted to do with it what we wished.

Question: Where is Mokmurian’s fortress?

Mokmurian has claimed a place taboo to my people: The Valley of the Black Tower in the Iron Peaks. He calls his fortress Jorgenfist, after the name of the fortress that guards the gates to the afterlife. Taking such a name is blasphemous, but Mokmurian is powerful enough not to fear blasphemy

Question: What forces does Mokmurian command, both physically and magically?

Mokmurian has gathered together at least seven tribes of the Plateau People, each numbering in the dozens. More flock to his banner with every passing week. The number of lesser kin he has conscripted – ogres, ettins, trolls, hill giants – easily triple the tribes in number. He also enjoys the support of several lamias; degenerate supporters of the Mother of Monsters. His closest allies remain inside Jorgenfist, which I have never entered. Who knows what else resides within

Question: When does Mokmurian plan to attack his next targets?

I am not sure. My band was but one of several scouting parties sent into these lowlands to gather intelligence before the invasion. He will be angered to hear news of our defeat, and that will hasten his preparations. Still, moving such an army would take weeks unless Mokmurian possessed some other, more powerful, magical means to transport them all

Downtime Week 1: 4 Gozran (April) 4708 – Wealday(Wednesday) through 10 Gozran (April) 4708 – Toilday (Tuesday)

The adventurers help Sandpoint return to some semblance of normal. Demarek and his trusty steed Starlight along with Eashen, through the aid of his magics, assist the town in clearing the rubble and repairing the damaged northeastern gate. After a few days of backbreaking labor, much of the damage is cleared, and the town begins rebuilding the damaged structures. During this time, more citizens trickle in from the forest and the sea, though a few residences remain empty. Many of the commonfolk speculate if their owners will return at all.

Raynar seeks out Jubrayl to confront him about the rogue’s cowardice during the raid, but is unable to find the man. No one seems to know where Jubrayl has gone, and even his thug appear to be telling the truth on the matter (detect lies).

Raynar and Eashen then examine the Old Light, searching for strange or magical stones, and finds nothing. (Perception, Detect Magic).

The group travels to Magnimar for a few days. Eashen visits a few merchants, looking for some better equipment for his friend Orik. Eashen is able to sell the remaining treasure leftover from the exploration of Tirana’s hideout. Demarek visits the temple of Iodemae and has Ameiko brought back from the dead (using the scroll of raise dead). Marillis later assists Ameiko with the weakness she has after being returned to life (2000gp)

Downtime Week 2: 11 Gozran (April) 4708 – Wealday(Wednesday) through 17 Gozran (April) 4708 – Toilday (Tuesday)

Eashen Sandpoint, and spends time crafting a cloak of resistance +3 ( 3 days), then scouts Thistletop. The fort seems to be abandoned, save for wildlife. (1 day).

Demarek spends some time improving his diplomacy, with the aid of Ameiko, who is happy to help free of charge in light of her recent experience. ( 5 days)

Raynar and Orik return to Sandpoint from Magnimar.

Experience

Total party XP: 0 xp

Josh / Eashen (level 10): + 27,800 / 119,339 (total)
Jim / Demarek (level 10): + 27,800 / 119,759 (total)
Mike / Raynar (level 10): + 27,800 / 113,825 (total)
Cohort/ Orik (level 8): 27800 * 7/9 = + 21,622 / 69,596 (total)
NPC / Marilis (level 8): + 27,800 / 69,480 (total)

Experience required for Level 8: 51,000
Experience required for Level 9: 75,000
Experience required for Level 10:105,000
Experience required for Level 11:155,000

Treasure

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