Quest for Utopia

So you are in a tavern...

It was a couple hours before lunch, and the not-yet-group was enjoying an early lunch in the Silver Wolverine Inn and Tavern. Amber and Kantam were sitting together at a table, eating some food. Amber eyed Khatiti, who was sitting in the next table over, by herself. Amber waved her over and asked if she wanted to join them, and Khatiti agreed. About a minute later, a human female approached the table of canids and told them she was guided to them by the gods. They were a little skeptical at first, so Taniel showed them her horribly disfigured arms, blackened and burned by the gods.

All the while this is happening, a group of men with not nice expressions tossed the canids some evil eyes, as well as at a group of karhu sitting near the fireplace. Not long after, one of the troublemakers who goes by the nickname of Bubba threw a half-filled mug of ale at Amber, connecting with her as her attention was fully on Taniel. As that mug was flying through the air, another that goes by the nickname of Slick threw a mug at Khatiti, who saw it out of the corner of her eye and managed to dodge it. They then got up and walked menacingly towards the table, while other patrons got up and out of the way.

When they reached the table, tall man in chain and a shield approached the troublemakers and tried to talk them out of the inevitable fight. Slick, who was nearly a foot shorter, said they was gonna have problems, and took a swing at Pieter, but his inebriation hampered his vision and missed. The fight broke out, with Amber shooting Bubba in the shoulder before Khatiti knocked him down. Pieter stabbed Slick in the arm and then slapped him upside the head with the flat of his sword, and he went down. Kantam slammed a magic-imbued mug into the face of the one nicknamed Jargon, while Ulfric’s intoxication somehow kept him from being hit, though he did look to try to get away from the rather large kahani. Not long after the fight started, the city guard burst in and ended the fight, arresting the troublemakers.

The captain, a sergeant named Ralgof, approached the 5 of them, and offered them a job helping out the city. They agreed to find out about a group of bandits that have been attacking trade caravans and barges along the Silver Road. They headed up the road, where they were confronted by a group of travellers coming down from a nearby village to do some shopping. They said that a group of bandits attacked and robbed them about a mile back, and then took one of the paths leading off the road. Pieter thanked them for the information, and the group headed down the path near where the people mentioned.

After about 20 minutes of walking, they managed to find the bandit’s camp, which was surprisingly surrounded by a wooden pallisade, yet even more surprisingly they left the front gate open. Not a very smart move on their part, it turns out. As the group reached the front, an arrow flew through the air and managed to pierce the chain of Pieter’s armor, thus alerting the party of the presence of some bandits.

Kantam was quick to act, and ran up to a man in some robes and stabbed him with his rapier, piercing him pretty good. Taniel healed Pieter after the fighter pulled the arrow from his body, and Amber got a lucky shot off and dropped the bandit who was carrying a shield as her arrow pierced his heart. A man wielding a giant sword rushed those still in the entrance and took a swing at Pieter, who managed to dodge it while stabbing at the man with his sword. The bandit was felled as Khatiti made a flurry of attacks, and connecting with a headbutt, managing to crush the man’s face. Taniel gave a bit more healing, while Pieter crossed swords with the archer. With only the archer alive, their leader appeared from his tent and took a shot at Kantam. Kantam and Pieter managed to take out the archer, while Amber and Khatiti made rather short work of the bandit leader.

The group set up temporary camp for the night within the walls of the bandit’s hideout, and made their way back to town after burning the bodies, bringing some bottles of wine and a drawing of a merchant’s mark with them. They met up with the sergeant and gave him proof of their exploits and were paid for their work. He told them to come back to him tomorrow, as he may have more work for them if they would be interested in helping the city more.

After their fun times, Pieter headed off to the castle to introduce himself to Jarl Volgrin Gundarson; Khatiti went in search of some enlightened brawlers; Taniel went to the commercial district in search of an armorsmith; Kantam retired to his room in the Silver Wolverine to study the spellbook that he obtained from the bandit spellcaster; Amber went off to earn a bit of coin doing some performances, while searching for mention of a local thieves’ guild.

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