After the events of my past I just wanted to live a simple life. Traveling around as a mercenary and taking jobs that allow me to apply my new philosophy in life, liberally applying hammer to faces. However it seems Kord has other plans for me. I find myself traveling with some strange companions a half elf who seems to have trust issues and difficulty understanding the concept of personal property, A deva who seems to have a psychological need to help people, and a dwarf who seems to have two unique talents in life bitching about nature and physical comedy, seriously in the short time I’ve known him I have seen him fall down a hole, fail to climb a rope, and get set on fire repeatedly, tough bastard though I don’t think I’ve ever seen him get really hurt during all of this.
But anyway on to more recent events journal. We were preparing for our journey to Bloodhollow still not sure why we repelled the mercenary band that was attacking the town. Oh btw the so called mercenary captain and his elite soldiers where a joke. My hammer that was recently consecrated to Kord really did a number on them granted Nightdew got the pleasure of killing the leader but my hammer got most of them. So we did our jobs, but apparently the Malach has decided to declare a war on the followers of Tiamat. I was trying to avoid getting in another religious war and you think that as a deva who fought in the Wars of heaven as my people call them he would want to at least take a break but apparently he want to pick up where he left off. But the rest of the group thought it was a good idea and I do owe them for aiding me when I fell against the kobolds so I decided to go along with it. So we left for our journey.
Our travel to Bloodhollow was actually pretty uneventful. The first night Nightdew tries to climb a tree in order to prepare for his watch, he fails miserably, I though his people live in trees they should be able to climb them maybe he takes after his human parent more. Anyway I decide to show him how you climb something and get a view of the surrounding area. My night passes uneventfully but the dwarf who kept us all up bitching by the way says he has a feeling that were being watched. I would like to know why he is trusting his feelings when he admits that he is already uneasy in a forest.
Anyway we spent three nights on the road and it was one of the easier journeys I’ve taken there was a nice road and soothing rain. Nothing like the treacherous mountain paths where I come from. The entire time Aes says that he thinks were being watched. And while the eyes of Kord are always upon us I don’t think that is what he meant. However both Nightdew and Malach could not find anyone and while there were signs of us being watched the cowards neither announced themselves or attempted to attack us. Show obviously they didn’t have hostile attentions and if they did they obviously would have been too weak to cause us serious harm.
So we finally approach the town of Bloodhollow two main concerns came to my mind. This first being where are all the dwarves and second being if the town was under siege where are the camps of the enemy. Luckily we soon encountered a guard. Who Malach proceeded to smooth talk into telling us what happened granted him being outnumbered probably had something to do with it.
Apparently the town fell during the time it took us to journey to it and had been captured. The dwarves were being kept as slaves by the blades of the chromatic scale. We were able to approach there leader a man by the name of Lethesin. Though the door man gave us a hard time a large man well large for a human by the name of Telk. (Making a mental note remember to hit him in face with hammer next time I get the chance) The captain proceeded to hire us to explore a dangerous section of the dwarven tunnels. I was barely paying attention to most of the conversation however I did notice Nightdew flirting with a bodyguard of the captain’s. Honestly I wasn’t too interested in helping the mercenaries out until they showed us what the reward would be for helping us. I saw the magical hammer in their vault. At that point I decided to go along with the mercenaries.
After we agreed to help the captain clear the tunnels the group for some unexplained reason decided to go see the quartermaster. She was a goliath. While that did catch my interest she lacked any of the proper marking from a tribe I recognize. In the mountains I call home the tribes all have distinct markings representing the tribe they came from she appeared to have none of them. After a short conversation the group decided to leave the quartermaster without buying anything, who thought it was a good idea to go again?
Anyway we entered the tunnels and began to explore. As we entered the area that had been sealed off we noticed a few things. There was a glow coming from the distance and second the large amount of burned bodies that were lying around the rocks that were ceiling of passageway. (Which reminds me set more things on fire starting with Telk) We entered a forge and in this forge we were attacked by fire elementals. The elementals managed to separate me and Malach from the rest of the group. Things however we were holding our own for awhile My ruins and Malach’s psionic gifts made a pretty potent combination and allowed Aes to distract the elementals however poor Nightdew he took a pretty good beating.
Everything for the most part was going fine until the dragon showed up. There was a dragon hiding in the lava. Then I thought it was going to be a rough battle. However apparently it was a small dragon because we proceeded to beat the lava off it. A couple of attacks and it went down like nothing. We still had to mop up a few fire elementals but they were not a serious threat.
After we recovered from the battle Nightdew decided to scout ahead. As sneaky as Nightdew is he still managed to bring back company. A group of dwarves who were armed with crossbows and pissed off. Apparently they were pissed at Aes and proceeded to yell at him. My dwarven is a bit rusty but apparently they don’t think he is a real dwarf and half a man. Though to be honest all dwarves are half a man.
The Dwarves apparently were the only people left who had not been enslaved by the blades of chromatic scales. They were using the dragon and the fire elementals to kill the patrols that approached them. Such a cowardly tactic to use. Followers of Kord would never use someone else to fight their battles without risking themselves.
The main dwarfs name was Stalich Forgefather and he wanted us to help him take back his town. We agreed and decided to hatch a plot to do so. We decided to let the mercenaries leader know that we cleared out the tunnels and then we would ambush the party he decided to send down here to clean out the tunnels. And while I’m curious to see how the plan will go I still don’t see how this will help us clear out all the other mercenaries who inhabit the town.