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On 1/16/2018 at 5:13 PM, Darcstaar said:

You arrive at the “Boneyard” beside the rebuilt church.  Sheriff Hemlock is there to greet you.


”Heroes.  Thanks for coming.  Have a look at this...”

He points you to a small enclosed crypt.


”Until yesterday, this Crypt was sealed, and contained the remains of our last High Priest.  Now the lock is smashed and the earth around it is disturbed.  Also, there are signs of scuttling over the wall at the border of the Boneyard and City.  What do you think it means?”


On 2/15/2018 at 11:56 PM, Darcstaar said:

He doesn't know if the High Priest was buried with anything significant.


The High Priest was named Ezakian Tobyn.

He was a follower of Desna, just like Father Zantus.

"If there was anything of value, the tomb robbers chose an awfully strange moment to break in. And it's a sure bet that goblins don't worship Desna."


On 2/16/2018 at 12:31 AM, Darcstaar said:

You spot 6 sets of prints: 5 goblins and one humanoid.

"Someone *with* the goblins? Maybe not that strange a moment after all."


[Initiative Tical: 7+2 = 9, Reegol: 16+1 = 17 but holds until Tical acts, so 9]

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Am I within 5' of a skeleton?, if so full attack; dwarven waraxe 18+1=19, damage 8+2=10 and dwarven maulaxe 17+1=18, damage 4+1=5. If unable to make a full attack only the first atk with the waraxe.

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You destroy the second skeleton.


There is nothing special about the skeletons.


In the corner of the Crypt you see a discarded robe.


(Spellcraft check?)

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6 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

(Spellcraft check?)

[Spellcraft: d20+5 =19]


Tical is slightly unnerved by the presence of the undead.


"Were... were any of those High Priest Tobyn?"

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Tical identifies the robe as a Robe of Bones.  It's completely used up.  It would appear the skeletons were summoned by the robe, and that the High Priest's remains were taken.

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You search for clues and don’t find anything else.


You back out and tell the Sheriff.  He seems confused and concerned.  “Please use discretion and keep this to yourself.  We don’t want a panic about Goblin GraveRobbers, that’s just puzzling.”


Anything you want to do in town?

Buy Anything?

Or just go back to the Dragon?

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At the tomb: Tical's nose wrinkles in slight disgust. "This robe... it uses, or used, dark summoning magic. A perversion of my own kind of magic. Not anyone is willing to use skeletons. And it's a sure bet that the goblins weren't the ones using it."


Back in town, to the sheriff: "With what we found, I'm not sure the goblins are the only problems. I don't know if it's someone working with the goblins, or just saw an opportunity, but that someone came prepared to pillage the tomb."

Edited by Cranky Dog

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You have your words with the Sheriff.


You head back to the Rusty Dragon.

Aldern Foxglove is there.

"Heroes!  Everything is arranged, please join me on a boar hunt tomorrow morning!"

"We'll be sure to find one, and we can bring it back to feast like kings."


Does everyone want to go?

Does anyone want to do anything else today/tonight?

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Daton, while thinking to himself "Urg, not this guy again.", will politely decline. Enough excitement for the day already, and better to hang around town in case something develops from this grave desecration thing... He'll either hang around his room or rest up under a tree or see if there's a library around. Just because he's got 10 int doesn't mean he can't do some light reading.

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Nicholai suggests (out of hearing or any townsfolk) "that perhaps the boar hunt would be a good activity to use as cober for searching around the town for any clies or tracks about the attack on the town or the grave robbery."


Also bringing food to the community is in line with Deadeye's teachings.


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"A hunt might be a well deserved distraction after the latest events. My companion would very well enjoy the activity."


Tical bows politely and glances towards Rigol to do the same. "We graciously accept your invitation young lord."


In the back of his mind, Tical is aware that being on friendly terms with the Foxglove family may get him some new contacts in Magnimar later on.

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"Do as you please... I feel I've better things to do than keep company with a weenie who thinks shooting boar from the safest distance atop a horse counts as "sport".... Perhaps I'll hang around here and keep an ear to the ground. That a human broke into that crypt worries me and it might be a member of this community."

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