Session 17: Clearing out the Forest Report Report in The True Dark Ages | World Anvil

Session 17: Clearing out the Forest Report

General Summary

Grimmaz & Bjorn made their way to the underground lair of Auntie Grimly. From there they managed to unlock the door to get in. Dropping down a mouldy rope with bits of vine on it, they were standing at the entrance of the lair. Looking out they seen a bed to the right, a couple of tables on the far wall with chains & manacles on then & blood stains, & another table with bits & pieces on it. Also, in the middle of the room, a large pot / cauldron over a fire. The wall at the end of the room extended two thirds the length of the room , and another room appeared to be behind it. The place stank and there was also the smell of roasting meat.   They made their way down and looked behind the wall seeing a modified fireplace, and the bodies of two young children being spit roast over the fire. The area was very smoky, but Bjorn noticed a young woman hiding in a far corner of the room. Grimmaz approached and asked who she was. She said she was called Annabelle and wanted out. She made her way on out as far as the cauldron and started to stir it. Bjorn noticed a smell coming off her, and when she started to stir this cauldron gave herself away as Auntie Grimly.   They quickly got into fight mode at this stage. Auntie Grimly went and tried to claw at Grimmaz and only hit him once leaving him with deep gashes. Bjorn hit her once with an Eldritch Blast doing some damage and burning off a bit of hair. Grimmaz eventually hit her with enough force to break a few bones, cut her open pretty severely and then decapitate her. After that, they examined the contents of her lair, finding a notebook near the back fire. In it there seemed to be three languages written. One of them was Frankish, that led to the discovery that she had made bargains with the local Saxon military to give them animalistic battle fury, but turned them into werewolves. She was also scared she would be found out. Also noted was the fact that she had noticed a raven land at the Saxon camp every 28th of the month, and didn't know more than that (she had contacted the Unseelie Court about this, but nobody knew about it).   When Bjorn looked at this he identified one of the other languages as Sylvan but couldn't discern what it said. Grimmaz also noted she had travelled back & forth to the Unseelie Court of the Dark Fey, and a city of some type. They also found about 30 gold. Grimmaz tried to tip over the cauldron that also contained a thick green liquid and a body of a young woman. Unfortunately he mistimed it and ended falling into it head first. Eventually both tried together and got it upturned, spilling the contents out, and putting out both fires.   From there they travelled back to Rofsind Gunza. Grimmaz cleaned of the remaining grime, after he dunked himself in water beforehand. From there, they asked Rofsind about the book, and she identified the other writing as Draconic. She was told about he city, and she filled them in about a city made up of Hags and Hexbloods, ruled over by the Queen of the Hags,, and a group of Granny Hags. Only two entrances are known to it, one in the Dark Feys Unseelie Court, and one in lands near the Baltic Sea. This latter is used for the Hag Queen to come to Earth at times. Both were told that Rofsind also told them she had noticed a raven coming & going to the Saxon camp on the 28th of every month too.   She gave them some gold and a couple of items, and they are now ready to go and sort out the Saxons.

Rewards Granted

609 gold overall, Mantle of Spell Resistance, Ring of Spell Turning, three healing balms, Auntie Grimly's note book. 1400 xp each.

Character(s) interacted with

Rofsind Gunza, Auntie Grimly
Campaign
9th Century Earth Dungeons & Dragons 5e Campaign
Protagonists
Stormthrower Bloodaxe
Chaotic Good Human (Norse warlock raider for hire across the continent)
Warlock 3
21 / 21 HP
STR
14
DEX
15
CON
14
INT
15
WIS
16
CHA
19
Fleec Snow
Chaotic Neutral Half-Elf ()
Rogue/assassin 8
61 / 61 HP
STR
12
DEX
18
CON
16
INT
14
WIS
14
CHA
16
Grimmaz Fyrwin
Neutral Human ()
Fighter 14
144 / 144 HP
STR
18
DEX
18
CON
18
INT
14
WIS
14
CHA
14
Report Date
20 Jan 2022
Primary Location
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