December 31st, 2014
“Whether through birth or circumstance of travel, you find yourself on the outskirts of the kingdom of Drake, ruled by the illustrious King Drake the Third.”
Late afternoon, Soul Tower, Thirty miles to east of Jeremai.
Soul tower is famous for being full city in a single tower; roughly 100 feet in diameter and three stories high, below ground are another five floors.
The city is built around the structure of a spiral staircase, with one entrance at the ground level and several smaller escape routes underground.
You sit inside a tavern, enjoying your evening meal, when a sudden bloodcurdling scream from the outside catches your attention.
The townsfolk’s reaction is a mixed-bag. Some ignore the scream completely, while others scream their own in surprise.
As you exit the tavern overlooking the entrance, you witness a pair of Basilisks coming down the stairs toward you at a run, one of them is bearing a rider cloaked in black.
The rider leaps from his mount, and takes a shot from Ophelia in the shoulder, no response from target. after being attacked by James the target doesn’t bleed or appear to feel pain. The cloaked man was a flesh construct, destroyed by a pillar of flame sent from an unknown spell caster.
Welkin, Konrad, and Isabella continue to attack the basilisks and slowly whittle them down.
Guard stole the Isabella’s kill. (that bastard!)
Investigation of scream source reveals a weapon shop covered floor to ceiling in human blood and bits, random civilian turned to stone.
Search reveals at least 4 dead.
After releasing the citizen from his stone prison, he explains that he witnessed the basilisks in the store, but was petrified soon after.
After character introductions have been made, group is approached by a guard captain who demands to hear all the player’s experience in the encounter earlier.
Once the guard captain has left, we are approached by a man in a hooded cloak claiming to be the king, he offers us a job working for the kingdom.
Allegedly the flesh golem was his?
He leaves us an envelope containing a passport and tells us of carriages that will arrive in the morning.
xp earned- 3450 per player
treasure found- 35gp each; one passport per person