The Adventures of The Stonelanders
- A fighting-band from Tilver’s Gap, battling with orcs in the south of Daggerdale, was pursued into the mountains, and there in a hidden valley found a ruined fortress tower where they took
shelter. The orcs set watch on the tower, but did not enter. The band found gold and a magical, glowing sword in the ruin, but were chased out by a horrible eyecovered monster. Upon the band’s return to Tilver’s Gap the sword bearer, a temple servant named Barach Hilthone, refused
to give the blade to the temple of Gond, proclaiming it his own booty. Several members of the fighting-band have disappeared in Tilverton since their return, and tensions in that town are said to have increased over the incident.
- Chapter 1 – Gondegal’s Bastard (Hammer 10th)
- Wyvern Hunting
- Discover Zhentarim smuggling outpost
- Find abandoned camp on the way to Arabel w/ banner
- Investigate leads in town (Nyaril, recruit PDK assistance, turn in Wyvern head)
- Travel to Nicos’ hideout
- Destroy Nicos’ army
- Princess Alusair runs away, seeking adventure. Spends much of her time exploring the Stonelands with friends from Tilver’s Gap who have helped her hide. (Secret)
- Marchayn of Archendale, the feared “Mad Witch” of the Thunder Peaks, has been found in her citadel, mindless and drooling, amidst chaos. All about her tower lay the dead bodies of the orcs (and worse) that served her, and much of her tower is now a fire-blackened shell. The herdsman who found her reported to merchants of Arabel that Marchayn (who soon died and whose body was burned by the herdsman) repeated endlessly, “Dove! Dove! Smashed the black star . . . Dove!”
- With the spring thaws Cormyr has sent a small army east from High Horn towards Tilver’s Gap. It is known that the army is to use Tilver’s Gap as a base for fighting the increasingly numerous
goblins and orcs who have overrun Daggerdale and now threaten Tilver’s Gap, Mistledale, and Shadowdale. It is not known whether the army comes at the initiative of Azoun IV, or whether
Tilver’s Gap has sought aid by diplomatic means, by an offer of gold from the rich temple of Gond located there, or if Tilver’s Gap is being annexed by Cormyr voluntarily or against its will.
- A new merchant alliance calling itself the Iron Throne has sent letters to the rulers of Cormyr, Sembia, and strategic cities such as Hillsfar, announcing its formation and its intent to control overland trade in all weapons and equipment used in transport and commerce within its area of operations, bowing to no monarch, but not intended to wage war or become unto a monarch
itself. No reply has come from the recipients of said missives, but it is thought they are not pleased.
- Rumors have been heard of a bloody skirmish around the fortress of High Horn, in which orcs and hobgoblins out of the mountains and the Stonelands were beaten off by a large force
of horse-archers and lancers, Cormyr regulars who issued forth to protect a caravan. Seventy-six men died, and a hundred and twelve orcs were slain. Tessaril Winter, Lord of Eveningstar,
has called on Azoun IV for reinforcements to keep the village and roads nearby safe from orcs and trolls raiding out of the Stonelands.
- Chapter 2 – An Evening in Eveningstar (Mirtul 2nd)
- Move to Eveningstar in response to Tessaril Winter’s request for aid.
- Clear out the Haunted Halls
- Assault on the city(?)
- A small army of Cormyr now holds Tilver’s Gap, having slaughtered “many thousands” of orcs. Tilverton has been relieved, but its government left untouched. Merchants leaving the now safe
town after over a month of virtual siege report that Cormyr has offered to annex Tilverton, but not demanded or enforced a takeover, and that the High Priest Gharri of Ghond, Elder of the
town, has not yet decided to accept or reject the offer.
- Gharri, the high priest of Gond in Tilverton, has announced the formal annexation by Cormyr of Tilver’s Gap. Gharri will remain at the temple as “Lord Regent of Tilverton,” and Cormyr will
maintain a standing garrison in the town.
- Chapter 3 – ??? (Shieldmeet)
- Glar’s Revenge
- Exploration of Myth Drannor
- Alusair Nacacia, youngest daughter of Azoun IV, king of Cormyr, is discovered to have run away, vanishing from the royal palace in Suzail in early spring. Her reasons and destination are unknown, but she is said to have been recognized in Tilverton, and that the army sent there was intended primarily to bring about her safe return, rather than to aid Tilverton’s besieged inhabitants.
- A group of adventurers known as the Company of the Dragon is traveling south from Hillsfar, bent on meeting with the Elven High Court. All elves have disappeared from Hillsfar, including
members of the city’s ruling Council. Reports from Sembia to the north coast of the Moonsea indicate that many elves everywhere have vanished. It is said in Hillsfar that the Company of
the Dragon is hurrying to be the first explorers of the fabled ruins of Myth Drannor, that splendid city of time-shrouded legend once regarded as the center of all culture, including music, magic, and the arts of invention, in the known world.
- In a letter from Luvon Greencloak to the rulers of the Dalelands (including Lord Doust of Shadowdale), the Elven Court have announced their retreat from their native woods to “a further
land from Man” (presumably Evermeet). The great majority of the elves have departed, though certain individuals remain (including those with close ties with humans or elvish adventurers).
Luvon notes that elves who wish to follow the Elven Court should contact him as soon as possible, and goes on to thank the Dalesmen for their good relationships in the days “since I have seen the planting of the Standing Stone.” Other nations and city-states, The Moonsea
Cities, Sembia, and Cormyr, have received no such messages. Disposition of the Elven territories and Myth Drannor were not mentioned in the letter.