Elturel, the well organised and safe city, protected by the Church of the Morning Lord. It is here the group arrives and catches up with the monk, Leosin, at a tavern called A Pair of Black Antlers. It is also home to the Order of the Guantlet, a faction of Knights dedicated to the service of Torm and lead by Ontharr Frume, Leosin’s ally in the quest to work out what the Cult of the Dragon is up to. Joseph is greeted with respect as a fellow servant of Torm, while Lothar is watched careful as half-orc’s are not liked no matter the place.
Leosin pays the group for their hard work in clearing the Cult’s Hatchery (mostly) and for bringing the information they found to the authorities of Eltruel and Greenwood. He also explains that the leader of the Order, Ontharr is meeting with a source that believes the cult may have set up shop in the city. After a meal and a few drinks the group decide to head to the Grand Market to spend all their hard earned wages and loot!
At the markets the group enters a shop called the ‘Emporium of Wondrous Items’ and meet Charles, the proprietor of the modest establishment. Over the course of the next hour or two the players spend their hard earned loot, but best of all Joseph, gets the item he is after but at the cost of owing the ‘Emporium’ a favour.
Afterwards the group head back to the Inn and finally get a meeting with Ontharr. In a private room he explains that word has reached him that members of the Cult of the Dragon may have setup operations in the city. This cannot be allowed to happen!
He explains that the source is reliable and to prove that the group ‘has what it takes’ to undertake the next part of the investigation, he wants them to meet with his ‘source’ in an abandoned warehouse near a sewer entrance on the east side of the city.
The players accept the mission and the session ends with them in the sewer making their way towards the location \ hideout of the three figures that were seen entering the sewers the day before.
GM Note – only a short session as i was stuffed from work.