In the Shadow of the Ettinspire

Cobwebs and Flame
Wherein spiders die, things are burned, you talk to cows, and the druid flies.

Leaving the place where you found Bobbi and Olga, you make your way to the cave in the forest. Along the way you find an elf named Kaeleer snared in a web-trap. After he is freed, introductions are made, and he decides to travel with you to investigate the spider situation. Inside the cave you find a mass of webs hiding traps, and more spiders. You kill many and set fire to some of the webs. In the back you find the desiccated corpses of victims: animals and humanoid, though none you recognize. The crevice in the center of the cave revealed a mass of webs forming a sort of nest, with more bundles inside. With no sign of the ettercap, Bud lights a torch and sets fire to the nest, and the party leaves for Ruremburg. The spiders seem less menacing on the rest of your journey, though signs of them are prevalent throughout most of the area. After a rest, you come upon the plain outside Ruremburg, it’s bells mournfully tousled by the winds. You speak with a cow and discover one or more days ago a group of orcs were in the city. Theyla takes flight as a bird and scouts the city, spotting two orcs lazily guarding the entrance to a large church. Also spotted are groups of feral-looking dogs scavenging the city for food. Returning to the forest you approach the fallen city and make plans.

Earls and Spiders
Wherein you speak with an Earl, a prince is missing, a dragon asks you to kill spiders, and a fairy is kidnapped.

A meeting with Earl Osric reveals that a strange alliance has developed between the ogres and the orcs to the west, and the city of Ruremburg was overrun eighteen months ago. His son Auric is missing for six months now after leading an expedition to the fallen city. Osric requests you to find out why the orcs have joined with the ogres, and to see if you can find any signs of Auric. While on the way, a faerie dragon approaches you near the forest. It seems a group of fairies have been captured by giant spiders who are invading the woods from a nearby cave. You investigate, and the party rescues Bobbi and Olga, but Billie is dragged away by a wounded spider. Bobbi suspects an ettercap.

Funerals and Ogres
Wherein you are given new directions, find some ogres, and see some new sights.

The scene opens at Constable Richmond Dernhelm‘s funeral. You learn Kelvin’s Pass is closed due to a combination of unusual bandit activity on the northern side and heavy snows making travel too difficult. You arrive at Watchington Heights to see it destroyed and inhabited by a few ogres, whom you readily dispatch. Finding evidence of both the Baron’s and the Earl’s guard, you proceed in worry for the safety of your friends Jonas Lehrman and Fenric Michelsohn. Arriving in Ferringway, you opt to visit Earl Osric‘s castle. Informed that he is indisposed at the moment, you are instructed to wait at the Green-Eyed Cat in Ferringway for word. Going to town, you learn from the watch that a merchant with guard fitting the description of your friends was seen arriving in town some days ago. You stay the night at the Green-Eyed Cat, where you learn that Fenric had been there, but was summoned to the Earl’s castle some days ago. You also hear some rumors that the recently constructed portion outside the stone walls is subject to the hauntings and wanderings of spirits. In the morning a messenger arrives to tell you Earl Osric will see you now.


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