Eager to do a service for the Konungar, the group accepted Riddar Elricson’s request to act as messengers to the meeting in Jotunland.
Spending the rest fo the day gathering supplies and making preparations to leave, the party departed early the next morning.
As they traveled, they spent some time talking to the farmers and others they passed about the need for guards for their new settlement.
Despite the barbarian’s press-gang attempts, the party managed to recruit a number of personnel to the town to begin training as guards.
The journey itself proved to be more interesting, with the group managing to run into a small band of marauding orcs, as well as getting lost in the ‘civilized’ areas of Estvar.
The orcs, a small raiding band, fell quickly to the blades of the adventurers. However, they did not seem to be that successful a band of raiders, with little n the way of accumulated valuables.
6 suits leather armour
2 adventurer kits
Eventually, the group made its way out of the settled lands, and into the more wild north. As they approached the mid-point of their journey, they came across an ancient giant outpost, just within the edge fo the forest, as they searched for a place to rest for the night.
Deciding to explore the ‘small’ outpost, they searched for a way in. Finding a large crack in one of the walls, they attempted to climb in, but were attacked by the giant bats that had made the room their home.
The bats proved to be a dangerous fight, with their flyby attacks being most savage. Eventually, they were all defeated, and the group made it into the keep finally. Searching the lair of the bats, few valuables were found.a small purse with 20gp
Exploring further into the outpost, the group found that the ground floor was essentially empty. A few of the rooms had signs of having been searched previously, and the base of the main tower looked to have been used as a campsite in the past.
Heading upstairs, they came across a scene of savagery. The main hall at the top of the stairs was filled with the leftovers of past battles, with rubble and the remains of bodies strewn about the entire room.
As they moved in to the room to search it, they were attacked by a trio of deadly chokers. The chokers attacked savagely, using the adventurers they grabbed as body shields as they attempted to throttle them to death.
The group emerged victorious, though the battle was savage. Searching the corpses and rubble, the party found some valuables.
2 suits scale armour, human sized
45gp spread loosely around
After searching the room, the group withdrew to the lower floor to rest the night and recover.