The PCs killed Rochia, the warlock serving Baron Sata, as well as a warrior accompanying her. The death occurred on Lady Othello’s estate, where Rochia and her party were staying; Lady Othello is the ruling aristocrat in the St. Hermos area. Having asked some villagers in St. Hermos — not too discreetly — about Rochia, the PCs likely face a great deal of suspicion for murdering one of the baron’s agents. For their troubles, the St. Hermos monastery rewarded them with an equipment upgrade.
The next day, the PCs had heard news that a peasant girl was killed that same night, apparently by a wild animal.
Polder got cold feet about the adventure into the Mountains. He deserted the party.
The PCs invited Morgran to join their adventure. Morgran is a dwarvish cleric, seeking the visions of the Mountains for personal reasons.
Helm and his stepfather Pip, a halfling bard, encountered each other. Pip offered to take Helm’s place in the party, on the grounds that a lad of Helm’s age should not be adventuring. Pip also wishes to find more information about the death of Oneeta, his lover and Helm’s surrogate mother (as well as an infamous smuggler and criminal).
Some possibly intelligent crows bore witness to the PCs’ attack.
The PCs spent:
• 1 silver at the “pub,” Pip only.
The PCs gained:
• Sequoia and Pip were able to upgrade their armor to studded leather (trading in their existing armor);
• Each of the PCs was able to acquire a weapon, and some arrows.
The PCs gained, from the two people they killed:
• 57 silver pieces;
• A crystal orb, worth perhaps 1 to 20 gold pieces;
• A gold ring, worth perhaps 1 to 20 gold pieces;
• An expensive-looking longsword, worth perhaps 25 to 80 gold pieces;
• A short sword;
• A warlock’s ritual dagger, about twice the price of an ordinary dagger.