Session 52: The Bandit Hideout And Beyond

As the group approached the cave above the kobold cave, from where they had been spied upon the previous day, Vernim could not detect anyone spying on them from the direction of the cave, but as they got closer he noticed something in the nearby tree.

Session 51: Infected!

In the jail, Sabine the Gatekeeper introduced the group to Jadale, the militia lieutenant. "Jadale polices the inner bailey," Sabine explained. “She can assist you, should you need anything further.”

Dead PC: Third, Warrior Maid of Madarua

Human female outlander fighter

“Third" only arrived at the Keep a few weeks ago, having traveled from far away. She does not speak common, so most assume she is mute if not a little simple-minded. The inn has provided her with room and board since she broke up a fight in the tavern on the night of her arrival; she has been acting as an unofficial bouncer ever since, preventing caravan guards or belligerent drunks from harassing either the locals or outsiders who can’t defend themselves. “Third" was the name she was dubbed by the folks at the keep since trying, via sign language, to convey her identity. Third is brave and capable, knowing when to withdraw from a losing situation but staunchly standing by her allies in a fight. In battle, she yells her battle cry (“Madarua!”).

PC: Jess Ferec

Human female rogue

Jess was born at Kendall Keep and has lived here all her life. Her father and mother became adventurers and were lost in the Caves of Chaos during the early days of the Keep. Her grandparents, Greeves and Peta, two aged domestic servants, see after The Guild house and its guests. Greeves the butler and Peta the housekeeper took care of the late Lord Macsen since the latter’s childhood; the only reason they did not accompany him on his last campaign was their advancing age.

She works for Wilf and Calista at The One-Eyed Cat tavern as barmaid/serving girl. ("Not a wench!") She waits on customers and generally helps out about the place, doing whatever chores are necessary to keep things running, while plying her true trade via surreptitious pick-pocketing of boastful or overly endowed merchants and adventurers. She's smart and careful and so far has not been caught — except by Mouse, who promptly gave her a few pointers. She gained some combat skills from her time spent in the local militia.