July 30, 2015
Climbing Brokeneck Gap
Gromdain 19 Yarthmont 1001
Meeting Old GrenThe Grey Company leaves Verge early in the morning to head to Northolt a few hours north along the Threshold road to find Old Gren, the ranger and guide that Griffin had procured. It was another good day for traveling, though it was considerably hotter than it had been recently.
|Heading to Northolt to find Old Gren|
They arrived, tired and sweaty, at Old Gren's place and he quickly got the expedition underway, explaining a few things about their path across Brokeneck Gap, Gnolls, the valley and his best thoughts to get through as quickly as possible. He also shared his "Gnoll Hunting Ponchos," which turned out to be large canvas blankets with head holes cut into them. They were dirty and smelled like rotting, dead animals. "It's Gnoll stink," the old ranger shared.
|a Ghoul ambusher|
|Aftermath of the Ghoul ambush on a narrow switchback trail|
Difficult DecisionDraven used his divine magic to fix the youngster up while Remar called upon his healing magic to tend to Wildfire, Griffin's wounded horse. Despite the fact that the horses wounds were healed, it was evident that the beast had suffered a crippling injury (lasting crippling injury) and would have to be put down. Old Gren was adamant that the horse could not continue or go back down the mountain without serious ramifications on the progress of the mission but suggested leaving the horse alive on the trail as bait for any possible other predators on the mountain. This suggestion caused much turmoil in the party as folks began arguing the ethics and logic of the suggestion. In the end, Griffin made the decision to leave Wildfire alive on the trail and everyone accepted his decision.
|Wildfire is wounded|
Heavy-hearted, the Company, now a second mount short, continued as quickly as they could up the trail.
Session NotesTonight we were short one Cleric PC as Jason was unable to make it, but we did see the return of Alex playing Iris. It is good to have him returned to the game! Welcome back, Alex!
Cast of Characters:Garrett "Griffin" Constantine, a Thyatian rogue of a gambler from Penhaligon rolled by +Arne Jamtgaard
Marcel Maas, a homely but sincere wielder of spears aspiring to cooking greatness commanded by +Christian Blouin
Draven Rickart, a Thyatian Acolyte of the Church of Karameikos ministered by +Jason Packer
Iris Varda, a Thyatian explorer and historian searching for answers and adventure guided by +Alex Safatli
and +Jason Woollard as The DM