Our group headed out west, to look for the banshee first. It’s going to be a three day journey out, we packed up some supplies and head out on our quest. On the second night watch Alton was attached by a few stirges we all woke to see a couple attached to his face, they were easily taken care of but Alton was startled.
As we approached our first destination we were ambushed by a couple of goblins, not too much of a challenge for us now. Traveling a little further we found a strange hut like structure, we sent Alton in to investigate. The banshee materialized in front of him demanding to know why we disturbed her. Alton stood in fear, Dalamar stepped in and explained that the was on a holy quest to find Bowgentle’s spell book and that we were sent by Sister Gareale and presented the jeweled comb as a token of our intentions. She said that she gave that book away hundreds of years ago to a necromancer named Tsernoth from the city of Iriaebor, and told us to be gone and bother her no more.
Moving south now from our current position we ran into some old ruins, there was some strange stench coming from a crumbled old tower and a tent in the middle of what used to be a court yard. We started to approach the tent when some zombies started to emerge from the crumbling tower. A wizard type character emerged and asked us what we were doing here, and we explained that we were asked to come investigate some strange goings on around these parts, we asked what he was doing here. He said that he is working on some experiments and didn’t wish to be disturbed, he waved an arm and the zombie retreated. Dalamar was now curious to what kinds of experiments, the wizard didn’t seem to budge on answering but said that maybe if the orc’s further south were taken care of he may be more open to discuss this with him.
Moving further south we saw a small band of hobgoblins rushing to attach us, we took them all down but one, he was charmed to be our friend. He told us that there is a bounty on our heads from the black spider, dead or alive. We asked him if he new anything about Cragmaw Castle and he knew were it was, he drew us a crude map and we sent him on his way.
We decided to take a detour bypassing the wizard and heading up to Cragmaw Castle to save our friend, we can always circle back and remove the orc’s and meeting with the wizard later, he would just think that we took some time complete our task.
We made it to Cragmaw Castle, Sai and Alton circled the structure in opposite directions. Eventually meeting up on the far side, Sia had found a cloaked entrance. We all entered and came upon what appeared to be a worship room of some sort. There was an altar in this room and behind it we found what appears to be a desecrated prayer chamber. There was an odd looking creature in here with tentacles that attached us as we entered but was taken out rather quickly. Dalamar took the time to repair and cleans the room of its evil vibes.