Surosar‘s been taken, but we also have 7 villagers that need homes, Graminea Malkovich wants some rep with her new hometown Cliffport so wants to go take the boat back to them and let them have the earnings from the cargo the party sold, but on the other hand Kerys Nae Gwennen does some scrying and Surosar isn’t in as safe hands as we thought, hes being sacrificed!? blood rituals to some sort of Ork God?!, Gram cracks up shield at the same point of every day Surosar is set to be cut and safe to say, plans have changed to go rescue him as fast as possible.we send the villagers packing with 1k gold each from the merchant run, probably the most they will see in their lifetimes but its their choice as to what to do now, keep the remainder 17k for “emergencies” or if and when we can return it to the correct people, Gram and Kerys both make a profit of 5k each from sales of their own doing.
The party head north on our still on loan (sort of) boat and hit docks at a place called Moonbrook, Gram is blank from shock and not making much sense so Calairiel steps up and gets shit organised.
We are lead to someone who may or maynot be able to get us close to where the ritual is being performed via teleportation and the group land near a small outpost of the Ork village, the whole area covered in a thick layer of snow and gram quickly dispatches the green guy posted there.
Kerys and Calairiel manage to get to the ritual site first to start postponing the whole ordeal and maybe get Surosar out of there while the other two catch up.
An ork tries to stop Gram and Hal at the gate and they take this green guy to the ground,no questions asked looking quite menacing, no other orks go near them while they rush to the ritual site.
Kerys meanwhile has pinned the main shaman preventing him from casting, Calairiel has healed up Surosar as much as possible and is trying to free him while the body guards surround them.
enter tentacles, hal, gram and mainly tentacles, as they spring forth from the ground grabbing all in their way (orks mostly). the shaman yells some strange non orcish words before being torn into nothing but limbs and parts by the tentacles, a body guard rushes to grab some item the shaman had but Hal quickly dispatches him and takes the item for himself, the situation defuses as all the orks are torn in two, it diffuses into what seems like an awful lot of smoke, Gram rushes to Surosar’s side and we quickly get him onto kerys-bat’s back, the smoke continues; starts taking form, a large humanoid form, of Darkness. we all decide to quickly get to the wizard who teleported us there and get out before this thing sees us, one of us has to stay behind as the teleport won’t work on more than 4 of us and now we have Surosar, Kerys opts out and ping Gram also jumps out of the hippy circle before they teleport proclaiming to kerys that she couldn’t let her stay behind alone with The Darkness.
Hal, Calairiel, beaten up Surosar and the teleporter land somewhere, they aren’t too sure where (damn this crazy spell) and head south hoping they will reach Moonbrooke soon.
Kerys pleased with all that is happening, beacons gram to fly up into the skies with her to watch the inevitable destruction of this abomination/undead/darkness monster on the ork villagers, many die and Kerys takes this opportunity to loot the shaman that was just despatched of his rare magical components, Gram also picks up a wand of unlife, they fly up again, Gram again wondering what has gotten into Kerys as she watches the destruction below, smiling.
~ end scene ~