We all decided to rest in the room just outside of the room the Ambassador was in. Everyone decided to exchange back stories except for me. During the conversation, someone started hearing a whispering sound. Then, I was told that I had a glowing orb on my shoulder. I could not see or hear it. Darren asked if could move my cloak out of the way to see the orb better. Meanwhile, Greg continuously pronounced that it was evil and made from necromancy and he then dared to threaten me with his weapon. Darren noticed that the orb was changing into a map with a point in the Terral Mountains. I am from just north of that glowing point. Darren touched the map and nothing happened. Greg was still announcing that I was evil and should be killed.
Next, Ambassador McNeil woke up. He was startled and we explained why we were there. He then started looking for his belongings and a scroll case. It was the same one we had found, so we gave it to him. He opened the case and shook the scroll. He was missing the military contract between Elith and Ambadar. He told us how he was captured. He was traveling from Elith and boarded Captain Wispy’s boat. Once aboard, he was told that he was being kidnapped for ransom. McNeil escaped to a small skiff. A storm came and he crashed into the rocks beneath the tower. He does not remember anything beyond that, but we concluded that the troglodytes were going to cook and eat him. We then decided, as a group, that we needed to get to Elith to get another contract. So, we created a litter to carry the Ambassador, then lowered ourselves and McNeil down out of the tower.
After traveling for 7 or so hours, we came to a cove off the coast. Greg saw mermaids sunning themselves on rocks and he saw a large shadow coming towards them under the water. He started yelling for them to watch out while running towards them. He scared them into jumping into the water. Neil used his ring to send a message to the mermaids warning them. They started swimming towards the shore and us. Greg got in the water to defend them, Boram stayed with the Ambassador, and the rest of us headed to the shore to help. The shadow in the water was a sahuagin and 2 mako sharks. Darren and Greg moved in between the creatures and the mermaids. We defeated the sahuagin and sharks. The mermaids gave us pearl necklaces worth a lot of gold a piece. We then decided to rest and eat the shark that was killed.
In the morning, the tide started to come in, so we decided to start traveling again. We stopped to rest at the end of the day. The next morning, Greg woke everyone because he saw a storm coming in from the southwest. We traveled south and came to a split in the path and we then decided to take the path through the valley. It seemed safer from the storm. After a day, we came to a swampy area and try to stay as high on the mountain as possible while traveling. We could see the storm getting closer from the south. By the end of the day, it started drizzling and we could hear thunder. We stopped to rest and in the morning, we saw a giant in the distance coming towards our camp. We hid everything and ourselves as best as we could. The giant passed without noticing us. We noticed that the giant has dragon on his shoulders roosting and there were orcs putting saddles on the dragons. We packed up to continue our traveling for our 4th day.
We started climbing elevation throughout the day while trekking through mud. While coming up over a hill, we see and smell smoke coming from a small village that looked as if the giant had destroyed it. The smoke was thick as we made our way to the town of Rorikstead. As we approached, I heard, in a rough crude voice, “All the children of Thane must die.” Then I heard the sound of a blade slashing through flesh. I yelled that we needed to help them. I remembered that Thane was the Lord Commander of the Isharian army that battled the orc empire long ago. We started towards the town towards the voice. He claimed that we were also children of Thane. We then went to battle him and 4 of his comrades. We defeated them, but sadly, we lost Greg during the fight. While searching the buildings for survivors, we found the last living person in the village, a human.