Written by DM Jon
Salamir, Rene Pernalt, and Tabby the Tabaxi (who insists his name is not Tabby) went to inform the leader of the local Bard college concerning the event related to the Hag conspiracy. Salamir and Tabby located the charismatic mistress of the college who wields a curmudgeonly talking sword. While Salamir and Tabby went to meet with the mistress Rene Pernault tailed a suspicious Half-elf who suddenly left the area as the heroes spoke to the College Mistress. The Half Elf detected the tail but Rene Pernault heroically charmed the misguided Half-Elf and lead him back to his companions while questioning him about his background. Questioning revealed that the Half-Elf was hatched by someone he referred to as ‘Mother’ who fit the description of a Hag. As the heroic performers were leading their new friend Half Elf Gunther back to the inn a poisoned crossbow bolt shot out of the crowd and hit Gunther. Gunther collapsed but Renepernalt immediately began CPR with Raven managing airway aided with this wind gust ability from his wings. The bumbling Orc Sergeant in charge of security finally arrived on the scene and Rene chastised him for his bumbling ways. Johny Karate and Trogdor were drawn with the crowd the commotion of the downed Gunter and they brought with them a Cleric of Selune who reluctantly cast cure poison on Gunter. Rene chastised the cleric for his reluctance but thanked him for helping save Gunter’s life as well. Gunter came back to the inn and the hero performers bought some food for Gunther. Gunther de-polymorphed into a Kobold and for a brief moment Gunther felt as if he would not be accepted by the heroes by Rene was quick to point out that his Trans-Kobold to Half-Elf and back to Kobold status was a perfectly legitimate gender. It was determined astutely by John Karate that the food served to Gunter was laced with dispel magic and Trogdor kept the remainder of the food. The party set out on to investigate the Xvart blockade of the road. The heroes encountered an earth elemental who agreed to assist the heroes in exchange for assistance with returning home. Rene Pernalt and a Dryad and six pixies had an episode of road rage and Rene used Mage Hand to flip off the pixies and Dryad. The heroes launched a thunderwave and fireball into the assembled Xvarts to get their attention and announced they were there to talk. The Xvart, being evil creatures from the abyss would not negotiate and were finally bested by the heroes but in the battle, the evil Xvart slew Gunter and the heroes swore revenge. Rene was able to track the Warlock leader of the Xvarts and heroes ambushed the Villain as he was gathering valuables in preparation to retreat into a cave. The heroes launched a surprise attack; Rene, enraged by the cruel murder the Warlock had committed on Gunter cast Dissonant Whisper and Played “Living In the Sunlight” by Tiny Tim psychically projected into the Warlock’s mind juxtaposed to images of the Xvarts burying in the fireball that the heroes had thrown to them. After the heroes bested the Warlock and looted another fireball gem and other goodies the party retrieved Gunther’s remains for burial and Rene flipped off the Dryad and Pixies on the way home.