After realizing that the captured Prelacy spy would never betray his cause, Estellia finished deciphering what remained of the journal. It contained:
- Information on the each of the city’s gates.
- A list of names, marked with either an “X”, “Y”, or “Z”.
- A location near the Northern Range and a date about 3 days north of Bearheart.
Correstose examined the strange weapon he carried and believes it is a “Builder” weapon. His grandfather shared legends of the strange beings in his youth and it matched his descriptions perfectly.
The spy and the information was taken directly to Lieutenant Bardo. He would confer with Lord Arnwald and look into the names on the list while the PCs would go north and look into the location.
They made decent time on horseback, stopping briefly to repair an abandoned sleigh. Once at the location, they made a well-concealed camp and scouted the area. They found a cave entrance several hundred yards away with a mysterious light source within. It wasn’t investigated any further. Then they waited.
The next afternoon, a group of 10 armed and armored people arrived, 2 on horseback. The PCs jumped immediately into battle from an ambush position. Between Silvilagus’ entangling flora and suprise attacks from underground; Correstose’s mental pummeling; and the remaining PCs’ attacks; the group was vanquished and prisoners were taken.
At one point, a dwarf-like person emerged from the cave and began firing on the party with a builder weapon. Before they could capture him, he ducked back into the cave and a crashing of rocks was heard from within.
2 for everyone.