The Foggy Isle of Es'Brigal
Adventure 9: The Foggy Island of Es’Brigal
Wityem, 16th to 28th
The islanders assumed the party was from the Keep. They place the party in quarantine for a week to make sure they aren’t infected. While there, the party learns that this is the island of a wizard named ES’BRIGAL who has a tower somewhere inland. The village is his as well, mostly his followers and their families, who’ve set up shop. The wizard has told them of the affliction and what is happening, and they’ve done as he’s asked, setting up quarantine areas and being prepared to take in more refugees. They meet BAYON-the speaker, STEWARD NOIRJOX—the wizard’s representative, the Voice of the Churches—a wise old white-haired Priest of the Maker, and VOICE ARYTU—the Voice of the People. The party also finds a viable economy, particularly through the presence of the wizard’s students and acolytes, for buying and selling needed adventuring gear. Several members of the party negotiate various trades, sales, and purchases, discovering the island has a limited, but available, darkwood grove that the Voice of the Woods controls all access to (several party members had shields made of the substance). Warhol also found enough Deep Crystal present to have a light crossbow fashioned.
After initial interviews determine the party’s strengths and weaknesses, each is assigned to help with a different area of the village’s organization. Days later, the party gets a chance to re-unite near the docks when a pack of manticores attacks the fishermen’s boats as they return with their catch. The party engages them, slaying one and driving off the other three, but not before the manticores slay Vladexwith their parting shot. The Voice of the Woods, a druid under whom Vladex Quillcatcherserves for the village, agrees to reincarnate him, bringing him back as a half-orc.