Cloths of Heaven

Chapter One

Where there's smoke...

Kroq stumbled across the city of Aldwynne Point, following rumors of increased bandits and thieves adorning the roads in Morford. Walking through its streets, the plate-wearing dragonborn received curious looks from merchants and children. They rarely saw ones with scaled skin, and the little ones followed behind him as he made his way. With a glance, they would squeal and then scatter into the tents and shops. Though once he turned back to the road, they were quick to return to their stalking play.

However, his wasn’t the only surprise for the townsfolk that day. Near the center of town, a dispute was breaking out near the local tavern. Dragger Stonefist was frustratingly dealing with a couple of helpless villagers, who were in search of adventurers. They gave warning of a band of marauding goblins with torches and fire beetles. Barely escaping with their lives, the survivors feared for the small town of Oak Bridge that lay in the direction the goblins were heading.

The commotion drew such a crowd that it even drew Arabis from his studies and Deathstream from his daily trading. Upon engaging the villagers, it was decided that the three adventurers would set off after the goblins. They finished their preparations and set off at once, hoping to gain in stride against their monstrous enemy. Soon Aldwynne Point was long behind them, and the quickly discovered their first encounter.

A number of goblins had broken off from the main party, attempting to harvest fresh torches from a tree they felled. Upon spying the trio, the enemy quickly rushed in with steel flashing. The goblins were no match for the well-trained adventurers despite their advantage in number. A quick search revealed a bit of parchment with orders for goblin army to burn the Eribush Forest.

Fearing for nature’s safety, Deathstream quickly emboldened the group to continue on and disrupt the savages’ mission. After spending a small rest near the outskirts of Oak Bridge, the party fought through waves of goblins until they reached the shaman leader. A long battle ensued, but the adventurers were able to quell the threat and extinguish their fires. Among the items they retrieved, the paladin gained an enchanted shield with a protective aura and the wizard obtained a staff to call upon the storms.

The villagers were overjoyed to see the adventurers return, and they thanked them for their valiant efforts with an amethyst and a moonstone. Pleased with their actions, the three of them set up camp in Oak Bridge to spend their evening and rest.

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