Rise of the Runelords

Festival and Fire, the Aftermath; 21 Rova, AR 4713

Having despatched the last of the foul goblinoids, the young nobleman they saved introduces himself to our friends as Lord Aldern Foxglove, and, amidst profuse thanks, informs them he’s staying at the Rusty Dragon, and when they get a chance, that he’d love to talk with them more and perhaps reward them properly for saving his life.
In the aftermath of the horrific events that occurred this day most of the townsfolk headed back to their homes in a daze, unable to fully process what transpired today; some, like our friends, assist in the clean-up in an attempt to restore some semblance of normalcy to this day. As the lads assist with the clean up, they are approached by their innkeep, the lovely Ameiko, who, for their part in today’s event offers them free rooms for the next sevendays.
Shortly thereafter Sheriff Hemlock approaches them and requests their assistance in investigating something that Father Zantus brought to his attention: Someone broke into the vault serving as the ossuary for the remains of the priests and acolytes that have died while serving at Sandpoint Cathedral.
When they get there the first thing they noticed is that the ground has been well disturbed, further examination shows that there were 6 goblins and one medium humanoid. As they decide to enter the vault to investigate further, they are attacked by two skeletons – walking undead, creatures raised by foul magicks. After defeating these abominations, they enter vault and Pova uses his divine gifts to sense magickal auras. It is determined that there are a few items buried with the bones, but also a robe lying in a corner, while it does have an aura of magick about it, Pova is unable to determine what kind. A cursory examination shows that the bones of Father Ezakien Tobyn, the high priest who die during the ‘Late Unpleasantness’ are missing.
At this time our newly forged band of adventurers consult with Father Zantus and the Sheriff to determine a likely course of action, and is decided o continue anew in the morning. And so our friends go their separate ways: Stal went to introduce himself to his uncle and family and then returns to the Rusty Dragon to spend the night there. Pova’s inquisitive nature leads him to the “Fatman’s Feedbag,” the most notorious tavern in Sandpoint, believing that some sort of criminal enterprise might be behind the theft of the bones and the raising of the skeletons – but all Pova learns is that the Junktoss should be avoided after dark as the goblins raid it for supplies. Meanwhile G’leam seeks out the sage Quink, hoping to learn more about the history of the town, but the cranky old man slams the door shut after grumbling about being disturbed so late at night. This does not dissuade the woodsman and after determining that old man Quink left the door unlocked enters his domicile and begins to rifle through his papers in search of clues, but alas finds nothing of note.

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