Start at the deserter camp at 15:35 of the 11th day of fall. After questioning of the 2 remaining cultist prisoners and the 4 remaining dragon dogs the party found the group unrepentant and the decision was made to put them all down. Ryu in bear form rushes over to EA who was being overwhelmed by the dragon dogs.
After the small skirmish Kellin called the birds to the feast. EA wore the magic nightcap and instantly falls asleep and dreams. Kaiden is very relieved to finally find a way to keep EA quiet and spend his inspiration to put the hat back on EA after her short nap. Kellin also heals Kaiden’s horse before the party leave camp at 16:35.
The party follows the trail down toward when the tracks and prisoners had indicated the main camp was. There were many outcropping of rocks and several that were potential points of ambush from a rear guard. The first was nothing there but the party took some time to make sure. The second potential ambush point the party investigated. As they were going up the outcropping Kaiden is attacked by an eldritch blast. They find 4 cultists, a thrall and a fighter in a blue cloak leading to an encounter. The Rowdy boys emerge victorious and Tiger Ryu has great fun chasing down one who tried to flee and warn the main camp.
Kellin takes the blue cloaked cultist captive after knocking him unconscious. He is stripped of his belongings and left in a loin cloth. After vigorous interrogation by Kellin (involving stabbing to the chest and subsequent revival by healing potion) the party came away with some additional information on the people in charge at the camp. Rezmir (Dragon Lady), Cyanwrath (blue half dragon that Kellin dueled at Greenest), and Frulam one who taught the blue cloaked cultists. The cultist remained unrepentant and told the party to kill him for he was not afraid to die. The party obliged but offered his death up to Lalthander, the Sun God, and the party felt a small blessing bestowed on them from this act.
The party then rested prior to setting off toward the main camp.
Loot to account for:
- Broken down wagon: 28 silver, tiny bird cage, 2 x toy soldiers, magic silk nightcap with silver sigils.
- Deserter camp: ring w/gem worth 10gp, 4 x spark rods (mechanical), 2 x black cloaks, 3 bags of loot from Greenest (marked green to help the party identify)
- Battle with Blue: Blue claw symbol on cloak, Belt with secret compartment containing a scrap of parchment. Had a sketch of Kellin. Thighbone with notches (potentially number of sacrifices offered), dice made from human knuckles, long sword, short sword, scale mail, cloth scrap with dragon cult symbol, copper needle 4 inches long that appears unbreakable, 5 copper pieces, potion of healing (used during interrogation of blue cloaked cultist)