The Great Lord Karraq Doom has sent out riders all throughout the country of Aror to hang up fliers detailing The Gathering, a great event held many times throughout history but not in recent memory.
Hosted by the Doom clan in the Farwrath region
In celebration of our great Emperor Azrmiir Meddrake and his new grandson Balasar Meddrake.
The great lord Karraq Doom humbly awaits the lords and knights of Aror at winter’s end.
Participants wanted! 5gp entry fee
Prize: Fame and Glory! And a magical scroll!
Workers wanted for preparations.
A week before winter’s end, we find Curzweil inside of a prison cell in the town of Brandyshire awaiting questioning for the mysterious death of a young woman named Donna. As the guards leave him in his cell, Curzweil uses Mage Hand to grab the keys to the cell off of their hook to free himself. As he whistles and gathers his belongings, Thia hears the strange whistling and pokes his head through the window to see a culprit escaping his cell and rushing to the guard station entrance to report the escape.
Just to the north of Brandyshire two woodland fellows, Twig and Mithos leave their homes in the woods to investigate a large company of men cutting down trees and clearing a large part of the forest in preparation for The Gathering. After speaking with a worker they decide to go into town to speak with someone in charge.
Gnome wizard Orynn studies the town of Brandyshire and sees many people sigining up for The Gathering in the center of town. He also notices a large group of people heading toward the center of town, with a well dressed human leading the group.
Meanwhile Hodgins Verathan is pick pocketing and deceiving many of the new people that have traveled to witness The Gathering.
Back at the guard station Thia attempts to explain the prison break to no avail as Curzweil barrels through the few guards attempting to recapture him but manages to squeeze on through when Thia unintentionally distracts the guards. Curzweil escapes as Thia runs after him.
In the center of town Twig and Mithos angrily approach the table set up for registration while commanding others in line to allow them to pass. After much argument about the destruction of the forest, well dressed Samuel calms down both parties and helps come up with an agreement that no more trees will be cut down if Twig and Mithos agree to help with the remaining preparations for the gathering.
Hodgins Verathan while investigating great lord Theo Salma, he learns that Theo will be entering The Gathering along with 20 of his retainers.Hodgins then decides to infiltrate Theo’s retainers by murdering one of his guards named Wrex in the back alley of a tavern, and mangles his face so he is not recognizable.
Upon pulling the Withering Flower card from his Tarot Card Deck, Curzweil decides to check out The Gathering grounds with Thia in pursuit. There they get acquainted with Twig and Mithos. Curzweil learns more of The Gathering and decides to enter under a disguise.
Orynn wishing to learn more about the magical scroll prize of The Gathering, he meets up with a young Tiefling wizard student, Jorge. Jorge explains how the scroll was created by his master Iados Terror, and that it is a scroll of Skywrite. This provokes Orynn to enter The Gathering to try and win the prize.