The Price of Peace

Return to the Hollow

Dwarfizm, Alice and Cia return to Falcon’s Hollow at night to find Laurel’s shop locked. They break down the door to find the hut ransacked and are surprised when they see a man holding an old book who bursts through an open window in the back. Dwarfizm gives chase. Cia hangs back to look for the book and Alice chases after Dwarfizm. Dwarfizm catches the man who turns out to be a night worker at the lumberyeard named Fenton who was given this job by a hooded man with a scarred hand.

They take the book and find that it is the one they were looking for. Dwarfizm steps outside for a moment to see a man coming down the street. He calls out that he is the sheriff and Dwarfizm runs. Cia stays in the hut and Alice runs around the back and hides in a bush. Dwarfizm runs through the fence and climbs the ladder, the sheriff chases after.

The chase continues through an alley, across a wide street where 6 more town guards join the chase.

The chase continues through a shop and into another main street, where Dwarfizm sees crossbowmen on a roof setting flaming bolts into their crossbows. The guards throw pots at him of oil which both strike and cover Dwarfizm in oil.

He dodges into another door which happens to be a house. Inside the house he bursts through the first door which is a bathroom, the second door is a bedroom and Dwarfizm dives under the bed.

Cornered, he is eventually arrested. Cia and Alice wait outside the town in camp until morning.

Morning comes and they go to retriece Dwarfizm and tell their story. The sheriff hears it out begrudgingly and sends guards to fetch the men named Fenton who then admits it was he who stole the book.

Dwarfizm is released and the party is about to leave when the town is attacked by goblins. Darius the sheriff leads them to the residential quarter where the goblins are carrying in a large wooden box. They kill the goblins before they’re able to open the box, but the cart is still knocked over and an ogre bursts out, taking hits from the party and guards as he climbs out of the box. The party kills the ogre and more goblins before the remaining goblins flee towards the center of town. They find the goblins crowding into an old temple that has been repurposed for a new god. Inside are many goblins and a handful of black clad figures conversing with the priest of the temple.

They kill two of the ninjas while the rest flee. They find the priest and interrogate him as to what was going on.

They learn the ninjas were trying to clear the town for some reason, and to kill the party members. They also learn the ninjas show up regularly to inquire as to the sermon of the priest, and that the ritual water dispensed during the services is somehow magical and possibly charming the citizens. Dwarfizm kills the priest and they loot his hall. Dwarfizm finds an ensorcelled gem that steals & stores life. Alice finds a bag of holding, and Cia finds a glowing dagger. Dwarfizm tests his gem on Darius who falls unconscious. Dwarfizm flees. The girls bring the sheriff back to the barracks, claim he was wounded in the fight. They all flee the town, and Alice promises to shave Dwarfizm’s beard at the first opportunity.

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